From staff reports
The Licking Valley High School softball team's season ended with a 2-1 loss against Tipp City Tippecanoe in a Division II regional semifinal Thursday at Clayton Northmont.

The Panthers got a tying run in the bottom of the fourth inning when Stephanie Cooperrider bunted home Jess Montgomery, but they managed only two hits in support of pitcher Hanna Dodson.

The Red Devils, who improved to 26-5 while advancing to play in the regional final Saturday, scored the decisive run with back-to-back doubles in the sixth inning. The Panthers, who were playing in their first regional in nine seasons, finished 21-9.