By BRUCE HEFFLINGER

Sports Writer

Two of the three Paulding County ACME teams will be participating in the Sectional Tournament which begins on Friday, July 5 at Defiance High School.

Wayne Trace was given the three seed and will take on fourth-seeded Fairview on that date at 5 p.m. Top-seeded Defiance and fifth-seeded Hicksville collide in the second game that evening. The following day, second-seeded Antwerp plays the winner of the WT and Fairview contest at 11 a.m. in the winners’ bracket semifinal with the victor taking on either Defiance or Hicksville on Sunday, July 7 at 7 p.m. in the winners’ bracket final of the double elimination tournament.

The losers’ bracket will begin on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Defiance-Hicksville loser playing the WT-Fairview loser. That winner moves on to face the loser of the July 6 11 a.m. game involving Antwerp on July 6 at 1 p.m.

That winner takes on the loser of the winners’ bracket final on July 8 at 5 p.m. with the championship game of the double elimination tourney set for July 8 at 7 p.m. Should another game be needed, it would take place on July 9 at 5 p.m.

The top two teams advance to districts with one team from there moving on to the state tournament in Coldwater on July 20-22.