Kirtland junior Reilly Greenlee on Saturday will be the first Hornet runner to compete in the state cross country meet since 2008.
Early goals in both the first and second half set the tone for Kirtland as the Hornets went on to beat top-seeded Chippewa in a regional semifinal on Tuesday, 3-0.
Kirtland scored early and often in a 5-0 win over visiting Elyria Catholic in a Division III district semifinal on Monday at Mentor.
Alex Adams recorded a hat trick in Independence's 7-0 win in the Blue Devils' postseason opener on Monday.
Aria Evans-Roskos dished out three assists in leading Kirtland to a 4-0 win at Wickliffe on Tuesday.
Independence focused on its precision passing skills and it paid off in a 5-0 non-conference win over visiting Normandy on Thursday.