Sectional pairings announced

INDIANAPOLIS — Softball sectional brackets were released Thursday morning by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.Teams from each of the three Whitley County high schools will be traveling to various parts of Northeast Indiana for the first round of sectional play.In Class 4A, Columbia City will compete in Sectional 5 at DeKalb. The Lady Eagles’ first-round opponent will be Carroll. Their game will be Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m.Columbia City lost earlier this season on Carroll 7-0.The winner will play East Noble, which has a first-round bye.Other teams in Sectional 5 are Snider, DeKalb, North Side and Northrop.In Class 3A, Whitko has been slated to play Bellmont in the first round of Sectional 23 to be played at Norwell. The Lady Wildcats will play that game at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21.Whoever moves on will play the winner of the Norwell-Eastbrook game.Rounding out Sectional 23 are Mississinewa and Heritage.In Class 2A Sectional 36 at Eastside, Churubusco will take on Bishop Luers in the first round. That game will be played Monday, May 20 following the other first round game in the Eastside sectional between Eastside and South Adams.If the Lady Eagles move on, they will face the winner of Eastside-South Adams.Adams Central and Bluffton are also in ‘Busco’s sectional.