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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 8:00 am | Updated: 8:37 am, Wed Feb 26, 2014.

Postseason play in basketball is here.

District tournaments are taking place this week in Classes 1-3. The larger schools, Classes 4-5, run next week.

Class 2 District 4

Being played at New Haven, the boys side appears to be a two-horse race between top-seeded Elsberry and second-seeded New Haven.

Elsberry owned a 17-7 record going into the week and has a 6-8 junior named Kenny Lesley, who’s being heavily recruited. New Haven had a 17-8 record.

The Shamrocks likely will have to beat both Valle Catholic and Elsberry to win the district. As we all know, they’re tough to beat on their home floor.

Pick: New Haven

Sleeper: Crossroads

On the girls side, New Haven is the top seed and the team to beat. The Lady Shamrocks have lost the Class 2 state championship game in each of the last two seasons and want to finish the journey this season.

Crystal City is seeded second and Elsberry is third. It would be a big surprise if New Haven doesn’t take the district.

Pick: New Haven

Sleeper: Elsberry

Class 3 District 6

Being played at Hermann, Montgomery County is the top boys seed followed by two solid squads, South Callaway and O’Fallon Christian. Hermann is seeded sixth and meets O’Fallon Christian in the opening round.

Pick: South Callaway

Sleeper: Hermann

On the girls side, it appears it will be the top two seeds who will decide it.

Hermann is the No. 1 seed and the favorite to win. Second-seeded North Callaway gave Hermann a run for its money earlier in the season.

Pick: Hermann

Sleeper: North Callaway

Class 3 District 9

Being played at School of the Osage, Fatima is the top boys seed followed by St. James and Cuba. It looks like it will come down to Fatima and St. James.

Pick: Fatima

Sleeper: Cuba

On the girls side, top-seeded St. James is the favorite, but Fatima and Osage cannot be overlooked.

The Lady Tigers always seem to rise to the occasion in the postseason.

Pick: St. James

Sleeper: Osage

Class 4 District 9

Hosted by Borgia, Pacific is the top seed on the boys side followed by Borgia, Sullivan, St. Clair, Union and Owensville.

The top three seeds all have a legitimate shot to win, but watch out for St. Clair, a team that could sneak up and do some damage.

In the end, I see it coming down to a third meeting between Pacific and Borgia.

Pick: Pacific

Sleeper: St. Clair

On the girls side, it looks like it will come down to the top three seeds, Borgia, Sullivan and Owensville.

All three teams are having great seasons. I can see Borgia and Sullivan meeting for the title.

Pick: Borgia

Sleeper: Owensville

Class 5 District 10

Hosted by Northwest, it’s a three-team race on the boys side between top-seeded Waynesville, second-seeded Rolla and third-seeded Washington.

The Blue Jays defeated Waynesville in last year’s district title contest.

With just two losses, Waynesville is the team to beat. Rolla has a solid team and if the Blue Jays hit their three-pointers, they can win the district.

Pick: Waynesville

Sleeper: Washington

The girls bracket likely will come down to Washington and Waynesville.

Somehow, Waynesville (11-11) is the top seed and Washington (19-4) is seeded second.

I realize Waynesville defeated Washington 50-48 early in the season at the Sullivan Tournament, but why are we putting that much stock in a two-point game?

You better believe the Lady Jays are using that for motivation.

Pick: Washington

Sleeper: Northwest.

/sports

Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 12

Note—Zone Tournament qualifiers — West, Daniel Boone and St. Charles.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Springfield Glendale vs. Jackson, 3 p.m.

G2 Sedalia vs. Eureka, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. G1 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 2:30 p.m.

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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