The top seed in the Division I East Region tournament, the Hilliard Davidson High School boys volleyball team rolled past 17th-seeded Thomas Worthington 25-17, 25-7, 25-12 in a first-round match May 15 at home.

The top seed in the Division I East Region tournament, the Hilliard Davidson High School boys volleyball team rolled past 17th-seeded Thomas Worthington 25-17, 25-7, 25-12 in a first-round match May 15 at home.

The Wildcats improved to 19-4 and played 12th-seeded Westerville Central in a regional semifinal May 19, with the winner advancing to play sixth-seeded Pickerington North or seventh-seeded Olentangy in a final Friday, May 22, at Westerville Central.

Davidson defeated Pickerington North 25-18, 25-15, 25-9 on May 9 but did not play Olentangy during the regular season.

The regional champion advances to a state quarterfinal May 30 at Capital University.

Davidson is looking to repeat as a regional champion. Last season, making their first state appearance since 2011, the Wildcats reached a state semifinal before losing to eventual state champion Cincinnati Elder 25-23, 25-14, 26-24.

Panthers roll in tourney opener

Darby opened the Division I East Region tournament with a 25-14, 25-11, 25-12 win over 15th-seeded Delaware in a first-round match May 15 at home.

The second-seeded Panthers improved to 13-8 and played ninth-seeded Westerville South in a regional semifinal May 19, with the winner facing third-seeded Olentangy Liberty or fifth-seeded Gahanna in a final Friday, May 22, at Westerville Central.

The regional champion advances to a state quarterfinal.

Darby is seeking its fourth consecutive state appearance. Last season, the Panthers advanced to a state semifinal, where they lost to Cincinnati St. Xavier 25-18, 25-18, 25-22.

Jaguars ousted by Pickerington North

Bradley outlasted 10th-seeded and host Westerville North 25-17, 15-25, 25-23, 23-25, 19-17 in a play-in match of the Division I East Region tournament May 15, but could not maintain the momentum.

The 13th-seeded Jaguars lost to sixth-seeded Pickerington North 25-19, 25-20, 25-20 in a first-round match May 16 at Olentangy to finish 6-13.