Mingo Central got the No. 3 seed in upcoming Class AA tournament to be played at Willie Akers Arena in Logan.
The Miners play in Region IV, Section 2 in Double A.
The play-in game between Chapmanville and Wayne was scheduled for Saturday night.
The two semifinal games are Thursday with the Tolsia playing the winner of the Chapmanville/Wayne game at 6:00 p.m. and the other semi-final at 8:00 p.m. will be Mingo Central taking on Scott. The finals are set for Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Many thought that Mingo Central would get at least the No. 2 seed, if not the first seed. Either way, the Miners will have another rematch with Scott High School.
Those two teams split their regular season games and the rubber match should be a barn burner at the Logan Memorial Fieldhouse next week. Tolsia received the No. 1 seed, despite losing to Chapmanville last Saturday night.
The voting had to be in by last Monday morning from the coaches in the sectional.
Mingo Central actually had a better record at 7-2, while both Scott and Tolsia had records of 6-3. The Miners beat Scott this past Friday night, while they split with the Rebels during the regular season.
Mingo Central also owns a pair of wins over No. 4 seed Chapmanville, including a last second victory over the Tigers last Thursday at the MCHS gym.
Wayne, winless against sectional opponents, gets the No. 5 seed.
In the other bracket, which is Region IV, Section 1, there is Clay County, Herbert Hoover, Nicholas County, Poca and Sissonville.
Many of the teams in Mingo Central’s region are also in the Cardinal Conference, so the Miners played several of those schools in the regular season.
New Mingo Central head coach Brad Napier hopes to lead the Miners to their first-ever state tournament appearance.