Bellmont softball fans should get their hiking boots out, Norwell has once again been awarded the area girls softball sectional.
Bellmont will take on Maconaquah in the semi-final round of the Norwell 3A Softball Tournament on Tuesday, May 24, at 5:15 p.m.
Norwell (6-12) will meet Peru in the only quarter-final contest on Monday, May 23, 5:15 p.m. and that winner will meet Fort Wayne Wayne in a semi-final contest on Wednesday, May 25, also at 5:15.
Adams Central (11-4) will also get an early bye in the 2A Tourney, and will meet host Bluffton in the semi-finals on Wednesday, May 25, at 4:30 p.m. Bishop Luers will take on South Adams in the only quarter-fina, and that will be Monday, May 23, 5 p.m. That winner will meet Woodlan in the second semi-final contest on May 25.
Both title games are slated for Thursday, May 25.
Three hundred seventy-six (376) teams were placed into brackets Wednesday morning, 11 days from the start of the 27th Annual IHSAA Softball State Tournament Series.
Sectional action runs May 23-28 with the 64 survivors moving into a one-game regional round on Tuesday, May 31. From there, 32 teams will square off in a four-team semistate on Saturday, June 4 with the four state championship games scheduled for Saturday, June 11 at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.
3A Girls Softball Tournament
Game 1: Monday, May 23, 5:15 p.m.
Peru vs. Norwell
Game 2: Tuesday, May 24, 5:15 p.m.
Maconaquah vs. Bellmont
Game 3: Wednesday, May 25, 5:15 p.m.
FW Wayne vs. Winner of Game 1
Game 4: Thursday, May 26, 5:15 p.m.
2A Girls Softball Tournament
Game 1: Monday, May 23, 5:00 p.m.
South Adams vs Bishop Luers
Game 2: Wednesday, May 25, 4:30 pm
Bluffton vs Adams Central
Game 3: Wednesday, May 25, 30 minutes after Game 2
Woodlan vs Winner of Game 1
Game 4: Thursday, May 26, 5:00