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SK fall playoff possibilities
The 2005 fall sports season heads into overdrive this weekend with the beginning of postseason activities.
Here is a rundown of whos doing what and where and what it all means.
The Wolves can lock up one of the top three spots in the Narrows League Bridge Division with a win over Bremerton on Friday night.
But more important is the potential mini-playoff that could occur Nov. 1 if the Wolves end up tied with Shelton and Gig Harbor atop the league standings. If all three teams win Friday Shelton faces North Kitsap while Gig Harbor is at Central Kitsap the three teams would face off in a playoff to determine the Bridge seedings for the winner-to-state, loser-out cross-over games on Nov. 5.
As of late Monday, no time or site had been determined for the playoffs, but it would start with Shelton playing South in two 12-minute quarters. The loser of that match would then play Gig Harbor.
If Gig Harbor were to win, it would then face the winner of the first game to determine the top two seeds. If Gig Harbor loses, the seeds would then be set with the Tides going at No. 3, the winner of the second game No. 2 and the winner of the first game at No. 1.
All of this is very important as far as who goes where for the winner-to-state games the following Saturday.
The No. 1 seed out of the Bridge will play host to the No. 3 seed out of the Greater St. Helens League at a field that has fake grass. The top three seeds out of the St. Helens League look to be Evergreen, Mountain View and Skyview in that order.
The No. 2 seed will travel to play the No. 2 seed out of the WesCo North Division, which will be either Arlington or Cascade.
The No. 3 seed out of the Bridge faces the toughest test, having to play at the South Puget Sound Leagues top seed, which will be undefeated Puyallup.
The Wolves could have wrapped up the fourth and final spot in the Bridge late Monday night with a win at Olympic. If that is the case, South would face Capital at 9 a.m. Saturday morning in the first round of the Narrows League tournament being held at South Kitsap High School.
A win in the first round would send the Wolves to the West Central District tournament Nov. 4-5 at Kentwood at no worse than the sixth seed. A loss would end their season.
The Narrows League tournament will run throughout the day at the SK gym with the title game scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.
South has already wrapped up at least the second seed out of the Bridge and will mostly play Stadium at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Tahoma. Should Gig Harbor falter in one of its last two games, South could move into the top spot and face Bellarmine at 3 p.m.
Both the boys and girls teams advanced to the West Central District meet by placing fourth at last weeks Narrows League meet. The top eight boys teams and the top seven girls teams from Saturdays meet at American Lakes Golf Course in Lakeway advance to the state meet.
The girls will run at 12:30 p.m. while the boys go at 3 p.m.
The West Central District Meet will be held on Thursday at Foss High School for divers and Friday and Saturday for swimmers. South has already qualified many members of its team for the Nov. 11-12 state meet.
Diving begins at 3:30 p.m. Thursday while Fridays preliminary races are set for 1 p.m. Saturdays finals will begin at 5 p.m.