North Canton Hoover is one of five area softball teams that won district titles to reach a regional bracket.
Hoover, which is seeking its third consecutive Division I state title, is 30-0 and will play Gahanna Lincoln (24-6) at 5 Thursday on the Ohio State University campus.
Other regional matchups
Medina (22-7) will play Austintown Fitch (20-7) at 5 Thursday at the regional hosted by the University of Akron.
Fairless (24-4) and Walsh Jesuit (24-5) have Division II regional semifinal games scheduled for this week at Akron’s Firestone Stadium. Fairless will play Canfield (18-8) at 5 Wednesday and Walsh will play Geneva (21-2) at 5 Thursday.
In Division III, Sandy Valley (21-7) and Milan Edison (23-7) will lineup against each other in a regional semifinal at 5 Thursday at Ashland’s Brookside Park.