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Area soccer teams learn sectional fates Sunday

The complete pairings for the IHSAA boys and girls soccer state tournaments will be announced at 7 p.m. Sunday at IHSAAtv.org.

The program will be hosted by Greg Rakestraw. Complete pairings will be posted to IHSAA.org following the webcast.

Shelbyville is the host site for Class 3A, Sectional 12 that includes seven teams. Traveling to Shelbyville to compete along with the Golden Bears will be Connersville, East Central, Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon, New Palestine and Richmond.

The Shelbyville Sectional champion will host a one-game regional against the winner of the Indianapolis Arsenal Tech Sectional that includes Tech, Cathedral, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, 3A No. 11 Perry Meridian, Southport and Warren Central.

Southwestern is host for Class A, Sectional 42 that features six teams. Joining No. 17-ranked Southwestern will be Central Christian Academy, Hauser, Indianapolis Lutheran, Indiana Math & Science Academy, and Irvington Prep.

The Southwestern Sectional champion will host the Bethesda Christian Sectional champion in a one-game regional. The Bethesda Christian Sectional includes No. 13 Covenant Christian, No. 19 North Putnam, No. 10 Providence Cristo Rey, Riverside and Bethesda Christian.

Morristown will travel to Knightstown for the Class A, Sectional 44 tournament. Joining the Yellow Jackets and Panthers will be No. 18 Oldenburg Academy, Seton Catholic, Union County and Wapahani.

The Knightstown Sectional champion will host the White River Valley Sectional champ in the regional round. The White River Valley Sectional includes Bloomfield, Eminence, Greenwood Christian, Lighthouse Christian and White River Valley.

Girls Tournament

Shelbyville’s girls soccer team is off to one of its best starts ever to a season but will face stiff competition in the Class 3A, Sectional 12 tournament hosted by New Palestine.

The six-team field features 3A No. 17 East Central, Greenfield-Central, 3A No. 19 Mt. Vernon, New Palestine, Richmond and Shelbyville.

The New Palestine Sectional champ will host the Warren Central Sectional champ in the regional. The Warren Central Sectional includes 3A No. 8 Cathedral, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, Perry Meridian, Southport and Warren Central.

Triton Central will host Class A, Sectional 44 that includes Knightstown, No. 18 Muncie Burris, Union County, Wapahani.

The Triton Central Sectional champion will host the Heritage Christian Sectional champion in the regional round. Heritage Christian is ranked No. 3 in the Class A poll.