Coalers, 'Cats to play soccer regional championship

Coal City and Wilmington soccer teams will get a shot on winning a regional trophy on Friday by advancing through the semi-final round.

The championship match in the Herscher regional will be between the hosting Tigers and Wilmington at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The Lady 'Cats edged Reed-Custer 5-4 on Wednesday while Herscher romped Momence 10-0 to get to the final.

At Manteno, Coal City will taken on Bishop McNamara at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The Lady Coalers beat Beecher 2-1 while Bishop Mac got by Manteno 5-1.

If both Wilmington and Coal City win regional titles, they advance to the sectional at Manteno on Tuesday.