The Carthage Lady Dawgs are bi-district champions and headed to area after defeating Madisonville in two games played Thursday and Friday.

Carthage went 9-5 over Madisonville in the first game, played Thursday evening in Rusk. A second game in Rusk was halted at the top of the ninth because weather, with the Lady Dawgs up 11-9.

Play resumed Friday in Nacogdoches, where the Lady Dawgs won 19-9.

Area round playoff information was not available by the Watchman's print deadline.