Four local high school softball teams were crowned regional champions on Saturday, punching their tickets to the state championships.
Fort Collins, Fossil Ridge, Rocky Mountain and Windsor all won their respective regional tournaments to advance.
In Class 5A, the SaberCats were the No. 17 seed and pulled out a nine-inning 12-11 upset over top-seeded Ralston Valley in the Region 1 title game at Lutz Sports Complex in Arvada. Fossil Ridge defeated (16) Douglas County 11-5 in 10 innings in its first game.
The (12) Lambkins flew by (21) Denver East 11-1 in their first game and beat (28) Legacy 6-3 in the Region 3 final at Metzler Ranch Park in Castle Rock.
The (11) Lobos defeated (22) Pine Creek 8-2 in their first game and (27) Dakota Ridge 6-4 in the Region 6 final at Aurora Sports Park.
In 4A, 11th-seeded Windsor topped (22) Delta 14-4 and edged (6) Pueblo West 3-2 in the Region 6 final at Runyon Field Complex in Pueblo.
The 2015 state championship tournament will be held at Aurora Sports Park.
Opening-round and quarterfinal games will be played Friday followed by semifinal and title games on Saturday.
Playoff brackets will be released Monday.
REGIS JESUIT 7, PSD 0 – The Poudre School District field hockey team was shut out on the road by the No. 4 Raiders. PSD falls to 0-13.
FOSSIL RIDGE 3, ROCKY MOUNTAIN 2 – The Lobos had the lead twice but a lone second-half goal from the SaberCats lifted them to a crosstown win at French Field.
Blair Durand had two goals, including the game winner, for Fossil Ridge. Dominic Gibson added one goal and an assist while Crey Gonzales contributed two assists.
Fossil Ridge improves to 7-4-2, 5-4 in Front Range League play. Rocky Mountain falls to 7-5-1, 3-5-1 FRL.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 5, RIDGE VIEW 0 – Caleb Wickstrom and Branden Lesondak each put past two goals in the Eagles’ win at home.
AJ Hwang added one goal and an assist. Heritage Christian improves to 9-4, 5-1 in Region 7 play.
LOVELAND 3, POUDRE 1 – The Impalas surrendered three second-half goals in their loss on the road. No individual statistics were reported.
Poudre falls to 4-8-1, 2-6-1 FRL.
LOVELAND 3, POUDRE 0 – Cecelia Berkner had 10 kills in the Impalas’ 25-16, 25-23, 25-20 loss at home.
Poudre falls to 10-9, 4-5 FRL.
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