The Pickerington High School Central boys lacrosse team will look to win a postseason game for the second consecutive season when it begins the 20-team Division I Central Region tournament Thursday, May 21, at home against Olentangy Orange.

The Pickerington High School Central boys lacrosse team will look to win a postseason game for the second consecutive season when it begins the 20-team Division I Central Region tournament Thursday, May 21, at home against Olentangy Orange.

If the 14th-seeded Tigers get past 17th-seeded Orange, they also will earn a season sweep of the Pioneers.

Central, which beat Westerville Central 14-12 on May 18 in its regular-season finale to improve to 7-9 overall, beat Orange 7-6 on May 1.

The Central-Orange winner plays second-seeded Worthington Kilbourne on Saturday, May 23, in a second-round game, with the winner to play fifth-seeded Dublin Coffman, eighth-seeded Olentangy or 18th-seeded Gahanna in a regional semifinal Wednesday, May 27.

The regional final is May 30 at Columbus Academy.

A year ago, Central beat Gahanna 11-2 in its tournament opener then lost to Dublin Jerome 14-4.

On May 15, the Tigers closed the regular season with a 15-4 loss to Olentangy as Adam Grumman, Jonathan Napier, Jake Powell and Logan Smith all scored and Steven Warren made 13 saves.

Panthers girls fall in second round

The North girls team's season ended with an 18-3 loss to Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame on May 15 in the second round of the Division I South/Central Region tournament.

The Panthers finished 8-8.

On May 12, North opened the postseason by beating Hilliard Darby 15-7. Madison Epperly and Alexis Snare each scored four goals and Kenzie Barnes had three while Jessica Pinkerton made 10 saves.

Tigers girls lose in overtime

The Central girls team didn't get the rematch it was hoping for.

After opening the Division I South/Central Region tournament with a 14-4 win over Milford on May 12, the host Tigers lost to Mason 12-11 in overtime May 15 to finish 13-3-1.

Kat Walton scored four goals, Nessa Petropavlovskiy scored three and Aubrey Cernus added two against Mason.

If Central had beaten the Comets, it would have played New Albany in a regional semifinal. On March 24, the Tigers lost to the Eagles 19-2.

Panthers boys hope to bounce back

After a rough ending to the regular season, the North boys team is refocusing for the Division I Central Region tournament.

The Panthers earned the 11th seed and will play host to 12th-seeded Westerville Central on Thursday, May 21. The winner plays fourth-seeded Jerome or 20th-seeded Westerville South on Saturday, May 23, in a second-round game, with the winner to play third-seeded Olentangy Liberty, ninth-seeded Thomas Worthington or 13th-seeded Hilliard Bradley in a regional semifinal Wednesday, May 27.

The Panthers have lost four of their last five, including falling to St. Charles 11-6 on May 12 in their regular-season finale to enter the postseason at 9-8.