The South Wolverines are in a familiar spot -- the championship game of the high school baseball state tournament.
They face the Colony Knights, who are making their first title-game appearance, Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mulcahy Stadium.
For the Wolverines, the game will mark their seventh time in the championship game in the last eight tournaments.
They won titles in 2013 and 2016 and were runners-up in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018. They didn’t make it to the 2019 title game, and there was no tournament last year because of COVID-19.
South and Colony advanced to Saturday’s finale by winning high-scoring semifinal games on Friday.
South beat 2018 champion Juneau 11-7, and Colony stopped Eagle River 9-6.
In the Division II tournament at Wasilla HIgh, Kodiak and Palmer will meet in the 3 p.m. championship game. Kodiak advanced with a 4-3 semifinal win over North Pole; Palmer advanced with a 7-1 rout of Soldotna.
ASAA/First National Bank baseball state championships
South 11, Juneau 7 (semifinal)
Colony 9, Eagle River 6 (semifinal)
Wasilla 3, Dimond 0 (loser out)
Sitka 3, Chugiak 2 (loser out)
10 a.m. -- Wasilla vs. Sitka (fourth place)
12:30 p.m. -- Juneau vs. Eagle River (third place)
3 p.m. -- Championship: South vs. Colony
Kodiak 4, North Pole 3 (semifinal)
Palmer 7, Soldotna 1 (semifinal)
Homer 3, Petersburg 2 (loser out)
Monroe 12, Grace Christian 8 (loser out)
10 a.m. -- Homer vs. Monroe (fourth place)
12:30 p.m. -- Soldotna vs. North Pole (third place)
3 p.m. -- Championship: Kodiak vs. Palmer