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Derrick Webb

Derrick is SOSA's chief content coordinator and has worked for the Chillicothe Gazette, the Portsmouth Daily Times and Eleven Warriors. He's a 13-time award-winning journalist, a self-proclaimed baseball purist, a suffering Bengals fan and has never met a stranger.

TOURNEY ROUNDUP: Wheelersburg, North Adams, Lynchburg advance to district final matchups

The Pirates, Green Devils and Mustangs are still in the hunt for a district championship.

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Division III District Semifinal: Wheelersburg 2, Fairfield 2 (2-0 PK)

The Pirates, in the most dramatic of ways, advanced into a Division III district final with a win over Fairfield (11-6) in penalty kicks.

The two programs were tied 1-1 at halftime and 2-2 after regulation. But after two 15-minute overtime periods weren’t enough to decide a winner, the Pirates took advantage of a golden opportunity with PKs.

Ellie Kallner and Kylan Darnell scored the Pirates’ two penalty kicks while goalkeeper Brynley Preston made three game-saving saves.

Wheelersburg (14-3-1) will now face Eastern Brown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at Waverly’s Raidiger Field.

PHOTOS: Images from Wheelersburg’s PK win over Fairfield

Division III District Semifinal: North Adams 4, Ironton St. Joe 1

The Green Devils (12-6) handled their business on Tuesday in a district semifinal match, beating a stout Ironton St. Joe team by a 4-1 final.

The Flyers (12-4-1) couldn’t handle North Adams’ offensive attack as the Green Devils continued to place pressure on ISJ’s defense.

Next up for North Adams is a date with Lynchburg-Clay in a Division III district championship match at 11 am., Saturday at Waverly’s Raidiger Field.

Division III District Semifinal: Lynchburg-Clay 8, Minford 0

In a Division III district semifinal matchup, Lynchburg-Clay had little trouble with Minford (7-6-3) on its home grass.

As they have all season long, the Mustangs (14-4) barraged the opposing goalkeeper while overwhelming their opponent’s back line with speed and strength.

Lynchburg-Clay will now look for yet another district crown when it meets with North Adams at 11 a.m., Saturday at Waverly’s Raidiger Field.

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