D-IV Boys Basketball Postseason Preview

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Who is going to play for district, regional and state titles?

Who wins a district title? Who claims the regional championships? Who
makes the Final Four? Who wins the state title? Who is a wildcard?
What region is deepest? All the
answers are here…


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DIVISION IV

Division IV Tournament Outlook: Here’s how we see it…

CANTON FIELDHOUSE REGIONAL: 

Districts: Meadowbrook High School, Warren Harding High School, Garfield Heights High School, and Struthers High School

Meadowbrook High School District:

Teams we love: Berlin Hiland and Zanesville Rosecrans
Teams we like: Malvern

Best 1st Round Match Up: Strasburg vs. Tuscarawas Central Catholic

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: Bridgeport vs. Hannibal River, Berlin Hiland vs. Conotton Valley, Caldwell vs. Zanesville Rosecrans, and Malvern vs. Tuscarawas CC

District Championship Game Prediction: Zanesville Rosecrans over Berlin Hiland

Warren Harding High School District:

Teams we like: Mogadore and Windham

Best 1st Round Match Up: Bristolsville Bristol vs. Newbury

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: Vienna Mathews vs. Mogadore, Windham vs. Kinsman Badger, Cortland Maplewood vs. Newbury, Thompson Ledgemont vs. Warren JFK

District Championship Game Prediction: Mogadore over Warren JFK

Garfield Heights High School District:

Teams we love: Bedford Chanel and Richmond Heights
Teams we like: Dalton, Cleveland MLK, Cuyahoga Heights, and Lutheran East
Teams we want to like: Cornerstone Christian, Rittman, and Elyria Open Door Christian

Best 1st Round Match Up: Cornerstone Christian vs. Open Door Christian

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: Bedford Chanel vs. Ashland Mapleton, Open Door Christian vs. Richmond Heights, Dalton vs. Cleveland MLK, and Cuyahoga Heights vs. Lutheran East

District Championship Game Prediction: Bedford Chanel over Dalton

Struthers High School District:

Teams we love: McDonald
Teams we like: Salineville Southern

Best 1st Round Match Up: Sebring McKinley vs. Columbiana

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: McDonald vs. Lisbon David Anderson, Lowellville vs. Sebring McKinley, Salineville Southern vs. Youngstown Christian, and Hartville Lake Center vs. Wellsville

District Championship Game Prediction: McDonald over Salineville Southern

Regional Outlook: This region is usually one of the weaker ones, but this year the Meadowbrook (Byesville) and the Garfield Heights Districts a handful of state title contenders. Berlin Hiland, Zanesville Rosecrans, Bedford Chanel, and Richmond Heights along with McDonald out of the Struthers District all are serious contenders.

Regional Semis: Zanesville Rosecrans over Mogadore and Bedford Chanel over McDonald

Regional Finals: Zanesville Rosecrans over Bedford Chanel

BOWLING GREEN REGIONAL:  
Districts:
Lima Senior High School, Gibsonburg High School, Liberty-Benton High School, and Napoleon High School

Lima Senior High School District:

Teams we love: Columbus Grove
Teams we want to like: Kalida and Continental

Best 1st Round Match Up: Lima Temple Christian and Lima Perry

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: Arlington vs. Allen East, Columbus Grove vs. Lima Temple Christian, Continental vs. Kalida, and Ada vs. Upper Scioto Valley

District Championship Game Prediction: Columbus Grove over Kalida

Napoleon High School District:

Teams we love: Ottawa Hills and Maumee Valley CD
Teams we like: Toledo Christian and Sandusky St. Mary

Best 1st Round Match Up: Oregon Stritch vs. Bettsville

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: Monroeville vs. Norwalk St. Paul, Toledo Ottawa Hills vs. Bettsville, Maumee Valley CD vs. Toledo Christian, and Fremont St. Joseph vs. Sandusky St. Mary

District Championship Game Prediction: Ottawa Hills over Maumee Valley CD

Liberty-Benton High School District:

Teams we love: McComb
Teams we like: Vanlue and Leipsic
Teams we want to like: Van Buren

Best 1st Round Match Up: Holgate vs. Miller City

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: McComb vs. Pandora-Gilboa, Van Buren vs. New Riegel, Vanlue vs. Bascom Hopewell-Loudon, and Leipsic vs. Holgate

District Championship Game Prediction: McComb over Leipsic

Napoleon High School District:

Teams we want to like: Edgerton, Antwerp, Edon, Fayette, and Montpelier

Best 1st Round Match Up: Edon vs. Wayne Trace

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: Pettisville vs. Fayette, Edgerton vs. Ayersville, Antwerp vs. Edon, and Stryker vs. Montpelier

District Championship Game Prediction: Edgerton over Antwerp

Regional Outlook: This region over the past 10-plus years has been ridiculously good. There are plenty of good teams in this year’s field as well and a couple really good squads. The Lima District is strong with Columbus Grove, Kalida, Continental, and Arlington. Gibsonburg’s District is top heavy with Ottawa Hills and Maumee Valley CD, Liberty-Benton should be a battle as well with McComb, Vanlue, Leipsic, Van Buren, and New Riegel, while Napoleon is still a bit of mystery.

Regional Semis:
Columbus Grove over Ottawa Hills and McComb over Edgerton

Regional Finals:
McComb over Columbus Grove

COLUMBUS REGIONAL: 
Districts: Ohio University 1 District, Ohio University 2 District, Willard High School District, and Columbus Fairgrounds Coliseum District

Ohio University 1 District:

Teams we love: South Webster
Teams we want to like: Reedsville Eastern

Best 1st Round Match Up: None

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: Reedsville Eastern vs. Ironton St. Joseph, Portsmouth Clay vs. Leesburg Fairfield, South Webster vs. Portsmouth Notre Dame, and Waterford vs. Beaver Eastern

District Championship Game Prediction: South Webster over Reedsville Eastern

Ohio University 2 District:

Teams we love: Manchester
Teams we like: Symmes Valley, Racine Southern, and Franklin Furnace Green
Teams we want to like:

Best 1st Round Match Up: None

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: Manchester vs. New Boston Glenwood, Glouster Trimble vs. Racine Southern, Symmes Valley vs. South Gallia, and Franklin Furnace Green vs. Whiteoak

District Championship Game Prediction: Manchester over Symmes Valley

Willard High School District:

Teams we like: South Central, Wynford, Buckeye Central, Tiffin Calvert, Carey, and Mansfield Christian

Best 1st Round Match Up: Buckeye Central vs. Seneca East

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: South Central vs. Lucas, Bucyrus Wynford vs. Buckeye Central, Tiffin Calvert vs. Carey, and Mansfield Christian vs. New London

District Championship Game Prediction: Bucyrus Wynford over Tiffin Calvert

Columbus Fairgrounds Coliseum District:

Teams we love: Harvest Prep
Teams we want to like: Tree of Life, Newark Catholic, and Gahanna Christian

Best 1st Round Match Up: None

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: Newark Catholic vs. Danville, Tree of Life vs. Fisher Catholic, Gahanna Christian vs. Marion Catholic, and Powell Village Academy vs. Harvest Prep

District Championship Game Prediction: Harvest Prep over Newark Catholic

Regional Outlook: This region isn’t as strong as it has been in year’s past, but there are still quite a few good teams. Reedsville Eastern, South Webster, Manchester Racine Southern, Symmes Valley, and Franklin Furnace Green will be battling out of the two Ohio University districts. The Willard District has plenty of parity and Harvest Prep is the most talented team in the entire region.

Regional Semis: Manchester over South Webster and Harvest Prep over Bucyrus Wynford

Regional Finals:
Manchester over Harvest Prep

KETTERING REGIONAL: 
Districts: University of Dayton 2, University of Dayton 3, University of Dayton 1, and Wapakoneta High School

University of Dayton 2 District:

Teams we like: Pitsburg Franklin-Monroe, Arcanum, Springfield Central Catholic, and Jackson Center

Best 1st Round Match Up: Russia vs. Sidney Lehman Catholic

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: Troy Christian vs. Pitsburg Franklin-Monroe, Arcanum vs. Springfield CC, Botkins vs. Jackson Center, and Covington vs. Sidney Lehman Catholic

District Championship Game Prediction: Pitsburg Franklin-Monroe over Jackson Center

University of Dayton 3 District:

Teams we love: Dayton Jefferson

Best 1st Round Match Up: New Madison Tri-Village vs. South Charleston SE

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: Yellow Springs vs. Tri-Village, Dayton Jefferson vs. Newton Local, Cincinnati Hillcrest vs. Cincinnati Seven Hills, and Hamilton New Miami vs. Cincinnati Country Day

District Championship Game Prediction: Dayton Jefferson over Cincinnati Seven Hills

University of Dayton 1 District:

Teams we like: Houston, Fort Loramie, Mechanicsburg, and Lockland

Best 1st Round Match Up: Mississinaw Valley vs. Mechanicsburg

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: Sidney Fairlawn vs. Houston, Mechanicsburg vs. Fort Loramie, Middletown Christian vs. Fayetteville-Perry, and Lockland vs. Miami Valley

District Championship Game Prediction: Lockland over Fort Loramie

Wapakoneta District:

Teams we like: New Knoxville, Convoy Crestview, Minster, and Marion Local
Teams we want to like: Fort Recovery, Spencerville, and Delphos St. John’s

Best 1st Round Match Up: Ottoville vs. Fort Jennings

Possible 2nd Round Match Ups: New Knoxville vs. Fort Recovery, Spencerville vs. Ottoville, Convoy Crestview vs. Delphos St. John’s, and Minster vs. Marion Local

District Championship Game Prediction: New Knoxville over Convoy Crestview

Regional Outlook:
This region was tremendous last year with Dayton Jefferson, Fort Recovery, Fort Loramie, and Lockland meeting up in some classics. Jefferson was pushed to the limit by Recovery and Loramie before going to Columbus and winning the whole thing. Jefferson looks to be the favorite once again with a lot of team challenging.

Regional Semis:
Dayton Jefferson over Franklin-Monroe and New Knoxville over Lockland

Regional Finals:
Dayton Jefferson over New Knoxville

STATE TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: 


State Semis:
Dayton Jefferson over Manchester and Zanesville Rosecrans over McComb

State Finals: Dayton Jefferson over Zanesville Rosecrans

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