October 9, 2012 9:11:46 PM
New Hope High School opened the North State Class 5A slow-pitch softball playoffs with a 21-0, 18-0 sweep of Canton at Lady Trojan Field Tuesday night. New Hopes advances to play at Ridgeland Saturday.
Hamilton High School advanced in the North State Class 2A playoffs with a 15-0, 16-0 sweep of Simmons. The Lady Lions travel to East Union Saturday.
East Webster High School knocked off Bay Springs in a South State Class 2A playoff matchup, winning by scores of 12-5 and 13-8. The Lady Wolverines face Clarkdale Saturday.
Columbus High School drew a first-round bye. The Lady Falcons play host to either Clinton or Tupelo Saturday.