Spring tournament sites announced
Published 7:21 pm Saturday, March 19, 2005
By By SCOTT NOVAK / Niles Daily Star
NILES - When area spring sports teams reach the post season, most all of them will have to hit the road.
Buchanan will be the lone area high school hosting a district or regional tournament this spring.
The Bucks will host the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 4 boys' tennis regional.
Competing at Leeper Park in South Bend, Ind. will be the host Bucks, Berrien Springs, Bridgman, Cassopolis, Coloma, Dowagiac, Eau Claire, Edwardsburg, Brandywine and Lake Michigan Catholic.
Niles will compete in Division 3 at Allegan High School.
Joining the Tigers and Vikings will be Hamilton, Otsego, Paw Paw, Plainwell, Gull Lake, South Haven, St. Joseph, Lakeshore and Wayland Union.
Track and Field
The Division 2 track and field regional will once again be hosted by Allegan.
Also competing along with the Tigers will be Dowagiac, Hastings, Comstock, Mattawan, Niles, Otsego, Paw Paw, Plainwell, Gull Lake, South Haven, St. Joseph, Lakeshore, Sturgis, Three Rivers and Vicksburg.
The Division 3 regional will be held again at Constantine High School.
Joining the host Falcons will be Bangor, Berrien Springs, Bloomingdale, Bridgman, Buchanan, Coloma, Edwardsburg, Hartford, Kalamazoo Christian, Kalamazoo Hackett, Brandywine, Parchment, Schoolcraft, River Valley and Watervliet.
The Division 4 regional will be held at Gobles High School.
Competing along with the host Tigers will be Benton Harbor Countryside Charter, Cassopolis, Centreville, Covert, Decatur, Eau Claire, Gobles, Lawrence, Lawton, Marcellus, Martin, Mendon, New Buffalo, Saugatuck, Lake Michigan Catholic and White Pigeon.
Lakeshore will host the Division 2 softball district.
Joining the Lady Lancers will be Dowagiac, Edwardsburg, Niles and St. Joseph.
The Division 3 softball tournament will be held at Berrien Springs with the host Shamrocks, Bridgman, Buch-anan, Brandywine and River Valley battling for the district crown.
In Division 4, White Pigeon will host Burr Oak, Cassopolis, Centreville, Colon, Howardsville Christian and White Pigeon will compete for the championship.
Lakeshore will also host the Division 2 baseball district tournament.
Lakeshore, Dowagiac, Edwardsburg, Niles and St. Joseph will compete for the title.
In Division 3 Berrien Springs will host Bridgman, Brandywine, Buchanan and River Valley.
In Division 4, White Pigeon will host Burr Oak, Cassopolis, Centreville, Colon and Howardsville Christian.
In Division 2, Lakeshore will host Dowagiac, Edwardsburg, Niles and St. Joseph.
In Division 3, Berrien Springs will host Bridgman, Buchanan, Brandywine and River Valley.