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VASJ takes bye as top seed in D3 Garfield Heights District

Villa Angela-St. Joseph's pursuit of a sixth state championship in boys basketball will begin at Viking Village on March 6.

VASJ, the top seed in the Division III Garfield Heights District, took a bye and will play the winner of Gilmour and Cleveland MLK in a sectional final on Friday, March 6 at Viking Village.

The Vikings, winners of the last two Garfield Heights District titles, are 15-2.

Warrensville Heights, the 2014 district runner-up, is in the bottom of the bracket and opens at home against St. Martin DePorres.

If VASJ wins the sectionaal title game at home, the Vikings will play at Garfield Heights on March 9.

VASJ won the Division IV state championship in 2013 and were D-III state runner-up in 2014 losing to Lima Central Catholic last March. 

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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