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The boys ended the day with 121 points, and the girls finished the contest with 96.
Mathews took control early.
The winner is set to play on Friday for the title; Region 1A East tournament play begins Monday.
The Championships will be held Friday and Saturday at the GHS Sports Complex.
The senior four was first in its heat with a time of 5:44.3 and won the final in 6:00.4.
Hardcastle, who served as interim head coach at Gloucester High School for the second half of the 2012 season, takes over from Ryan Wenner.
GHS softball team 15-2 overall
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