And so it begins.
The Division 1 HS State Field Hockey Tournament kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 22 and Dexter, Pioneer and Huron are among a few teams in the area expected to make a run at the title.
The talented, experienced and determined Dreadnaughts – the No. 1 seed – open up at home on Tuesday, Oct. 22 against Detroit Country Day at Al Ritt Stadium. The quarterfinal game will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Other quarterfinal games include Novi at Pioneer (4:30 p.m.), Huron at Marion (4:15 p.m.) and Grand Rapids Forest Hills at Saline (6 p.m.).
The winner of the Dexter-DCD game advances to a semifinal game at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 against the winner of the Marion-Huron game at Ann Arbor Huron HS. The other semifinal game will be 4:30 p.m., also at Huron.
The MHSFHA State Finals are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 and will be hosted by Chelsea High School. The D-1 final is at 2 p.m.
In Division 2, top-seeded Skyline will take on Grosse Pointe South at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 22) at Skyline High School. Brighton High School will serve as host (games will be played at Scranton Middle School) for Division 2 semifinals and finals. Game times will be 4:30 and 7 p.m.
MHSFHA realignment for the 2019 season shrank the size of Division 1 and made the Division 2 tournament larger. All divisions in MHSFHA are performance based.