Three area teams are ranked among the top 10 in their respective divisions in the latest state softball coaches poll.
In Division I, preseason Northern Lakes League favorite Springfield (18-3) is ranked No. 5, and Three Rivers Athletic Conference leader Clay (17-2) is ranked No. 8.
In Division III, perennial Northwest Ohio Athletic League power Archbold (20-1) in ranked No. 2.
Springfield and Clay both open tourney play in D-I sectional finals on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Rolf Park in Maumee. Springfield faces the winner of a sectional semifinal between Bowsher and Waite, and Clay takes on the winner of Central Catholic and Start.
Archbold opens D-III tourney play with a sectional semifinal at home against Paulding at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
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