Independence edged Van Buren in a penalty kick shootout to advance to its first regional championship game in school history.
Top-seeded Independence quickly dispatched No. 5 Wickliffe in a Division III district semifinal at Elyria High School on Wednesday, 3-0.
Sam Belitz scored three goals and Adam Leibel added two to lead Independence to an 8-0 win over visiting Wellington in a Division III district semifinal on Tuesday.
Independence’s girls’ cross country team finished second at the Division III Medina District to earn an automatic berth in the regional meet next weekend.
Top-seeded Independence made quick work of No. 8 Brooklyn in a Division III sectional championship game at Elyria High School on Thursday. The Blue Devils defeated the Hurricanes 25-6, 25-7, 25-5 to win their eighth straight sectional title.
Paige Westerburg scored a pair of goals and Alex Adams and Hannah MacRaild each added one to lead Independence to a 4-0 win over visiting Oberlin in a Division III sectional semifinal on Monday.