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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.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Softball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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