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Warren Central to host softball semifinal series

Warren Central will host its MHSAA Class III softball semifinal playoff series, coach Dana McGivney said.

The Lady Vikes will play Wayne County on Tuesday, beginning at 5 p.m. at Lucy Young Field. All three games of the best-of-three series will be played in succession on Tuesday.

Warren Central (18-7) is on its deepest run in the postseason since the current playoff format was adopted in the early 2000s. Its best previous showing came in 2000, when it won two playoff series and then beat Grenada for the Class 5A North State championship in a four-team tournament before losing its next two games.

Tuesday’s series with Wayne County is for the Class III South State championship. Class III includes schools in Classes 5A and 6A in most other sports.

Northwest Rankin and Neshoba Central will play for the North State championship on Tuesday.

The Class III championship series is scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured sports reporters in the paper's 137-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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