Despite receiving the 16th seed among 20 teams for the Division III district tournament, the Ready High School softball team reached a district final.

Despite receiving the 16th seed among 20 teams for the Division III district tournament, the Ready High School softball team reached a district final.

The Silver Knights got a solo home run by senior Sammy Hawkins (3B) in the fifth inning and a three-hitter by junior pitcher Julia Hall to upset third-seeded and host Northridge 4-0 on May 15 in a second-round game.

Ready then scored eight times in the third inning and beat fourth-seeded Liberty Union 15-2 in five innings in a district semifinal May 20 at Pickerington North. Courtney Hackney (3B) hit a three-run home run in the third and Hall hit a solo homer in the fourth.

The Silver Knights played fifth-seeded North Union in a district final May 25 at Pickerington Central.

The district champion plays Brookville or Felicity-Franklin in a regional semifinal at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Wright State. The regional final is at noon Saturday, June 1, at Wright State.

The regional champion plays in a state semifinal June 7 at Firestone Stadium in Akron. The state final is June 8 at the same site.

Ready beat Lakewood 11-4 on May 17 and Olentangy 7-4 on May 21 in regular-season games and was 12-15 entering the district final.

The Silver Knights had won eight of 11 before May 25, also beating Northridge 9-8 on May 4. They lost to Delaware, which was the top seed in the Division I district tournament, 3-2 on May 4 and 5-4 on May 13.

Boys track team third in CCL meet

The boys track and field team scored 79 points to edge Hartley (77) and Watterson (74) for third in the CCL meet May 16 and 18 at Columbus School for Girls behind St. Charles (175) and DeSales (81).

Winning titles were Daniel Perry in the 800 meters (1 minute, 59.4 seconds) and Taron Slone in the 100 (11.0) and 200 (22.2). Cody Platter was runner-up in the 1,600 (4:37.5), and Jonas Wahl was third in the 110 hurdles (16.0) and high jump (6 feet) and fourth in the 300 hurdles (44.1).

The boys competed in the Division II, district 1 meet May 21, 22 and 25 at Westerville South. The top four in each event advanced to the regional Thursday, May 30, and Saturday, June 1, at Lexington. The state meet is June 7 and 8 at Ohio State.

Girls track team last in league

The girls track team scored 55 points to finish last in the CCL meet behind DeSales (114), CSG (112), Watterson (105) and Hartley (102).

Carly Culbertson was fourth in the 100 (12.9) and 200 (26.6), Courtney Bair placed third in the 1,600 (5:37.2), Kathleen Colvin took third in the 3,200 (12:42), Alli Schroeder was third in the 100 hurdles (16.6) and fourth in the 300 hurdles (49.8) and Abigail Whitehead was second in the long jump (14-9 1/2).

The girls also competed in the Division II, district 1 meet.

Baseball team falls in second round

The fourth-seeded baseball team was upset by 10th-seeded Heath 6-3 in the second round of the Division III district tournament May 16.

The game was tied at 3 heading into the seventh, but the Bulldogs scored three times off senior starting pitcher Mitch McNabb.

Ready finished 12-13.

Boys tennis season ends at sectional

The boys tennis team's season ended in the Division II sectional tournament May 16 at Columbus Academy.

Senior Austin Vrancken won his first two matches but lost to Worthington Christian's Joel Montgomery 6-1, 6-0 in a quarterfinal. Also in singles, senior Nick Berner lost in the second round and senior Scott Knapke fell in the first. In doubles, seniors Kris Clarke and Michael Pozz lost in the second round and seniors Tyler Eggers and Spencer Heselden lost in the first.

--Jarrod Ulrey