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Postseason kicks into high gear today
South Kitsap High Schools 2005 fall sports season heads into overdrive this weekend with a full slate of postseason activities. Heres a rundown of whos doing what and where and what it all means.
The Wolves should have locked 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 on Nov. 1 if the Wolves end up tied with Shelton and Gig Harbor atop the league standings.
Assuming all three teams won Friday Shelton faced North Kitsap while Gig Harbor was at Central Kitsap the three teams would face each other in a playoff to determine the Bridge seedings for the winner-to-state, loser-out cross-over games on Nov. 6.
If the playoff is needed it will be played at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Tacoma at either the Lincoln Bowl or Mount Tahoma High School.
The outcome of the Capital-Mount Tahoma and Lincoln-Wilson games late Friday would determine the site since the Bay Division could also be facing a mini-playoff to decide seeding order.
If both Mount Tahoma and Lincoln won Friday night, the mini-playoff would be held at the Lincoln Bowl. Bbut if Capital beat Mount Tahoma, it would shift to Mount Tahoma.
The Bridge Division playoff, if needed, 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 appear 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 wrapped up the fourth and final spot in the Bridge late Monday night with a win at Olympic and will face Capital at 9 a.m. today in the first round of the Narrows League tournament 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 as no worse than the sixth seed.
A loss would end their season.
The schedule for the Narrows League Tournament is as follows:
Game 1: Capital vs. South Kitsap, 9 a.m., loser out
Game 2: Gig Harbor vs. Wilson, 9 a.m., loser out
Game 3: Shelton vs. Winner of Game 1, 11 a.m.
Game 4: Olympia vs. Winner of Game 2, 11 a.m.
Game 5: Bellarmine Prep vs. Winner of Game 3, 1 p.m.
Game 6: Central Kitsap vs. Winner of Game 4, 1 p.m.
Game 7: Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, 3 p.m., winner No. 3 seed to WCD, loser No. 4 seed.
Game 8: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 3 p.m., winner No. 5 seed to WCD, loser No. 6 seed.
Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 5 p.m., Winner No. 1 seed to WCD, loser No. 2 seed.
South beat Shelton on Wednesday night while Gig Harbor tied Bremerton, giving the Wolves the Bridge Division title by virtue of a tie-breaker. The Wolves will play the Bay Division champ Bellarmine Prep at 3:30 p.m. today at Mount Tahoma with the top two seeds in next weeks WCD tourney on the line.
If South wins, it will face the seventh seed out of the South Puget Sound League Nov. 6 at Mount Tahoma in a winner-to-state, loser out game.
If South loses to Bellarmine, it would play the sixth seed out of the SPSL at either Mount Tahoma or Sumner next Saturday in a winner-to-state, loser-out game.
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 concludes today with finals in all swimming events getting under way at 5 p.m. at Foss High School in Tacoma.
South has already qualified many members of its team for the Nov. 11-12 state meet.