Chardon sophomore third baseman Stone Fawcett, his team comfortably ahead late in the game, gets ready to gun down a Bulldog on his way to first. The Hilltoppers ousted Canton McKinley 6-2 for their 10th bid to the district semifinal in 11 seasons last Thursday.

Nothing beats a good homecoming when it comes to playoff baseball.

The Chardon Hilltoppers baseball team announced their return to Division I, beating Canton McKinley 6-2 in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Northeast Division I Canton sectional championship last Thursday, advancing to their eighth consecutive district semifinal at Munson Township Park.

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