The Tomahawks are sitting in second place in the Wesco North 4A division at 10-4 with one game remaining on Tuesday, May 1, against last place Monroe. Snohomish is one game back and must get past first place Lake Stevens in order to challenge for the second place spot. This puts the Tomahawks in great position to finish up with the number two seed going into the district playoffs, most likely taking on 8-6 Kamiak in the first round on Saturday, May 5.
The seeding will put Marysville-Pilchuck on the opposite side of the bracket from the seemingly unstoppable Lake Stevens Vikings, but the Tommies will still have to get past a very tough Edmonds-Woodway team if they hope to get to the finals. With the top three teams advancing to State, the Tomahawks are in great position to make a legitimate run through the district tournament.
With third place in Wesco 4A North secured, the Tomahawks will be looking towards either Mariner or Kamiak as first round opponents during the district tournament. Either team will be a challenge for the 6-5-2 Tomahawks and a win will mean squaring off with the undefeated Snohomish Panthers. The team's best chance for a State bid will be to play for the third place bid against Kingco's third place team, with the winner advancing.
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With a solid win against Shorecrest last week and a decisive game against Lynnwood this week, the Chargers have a chance to break the three-way tie with the two teams and finish with the number two seed in the Wesco 3A division. More importantly, the wins will give the Chargers good momentum heading into the district tournament, as the top six will combine with the top two teams from the Northwest Conference to round out the eight team tournament starting May 5. With this being the Chargers inaugural season and having a good opportunity to finish in the top two for a bid to State, look for a highly charged and dramatic run though the district tournament.
While still a couple of weeks away from the start of the District tournament, the undefeated Lady Eagles will be the favorite for the district title. Arlington has been relentless this season, beating all teams thus far that they will face in the district tournament. Look for the Eagles to dominate the remaining six games of the regular season and to finish in the top spot at districts and head to the State tournament in a decisive fashion.
At 7-3 on the season, The Lady Tomahawks will try and secure the second spot in the Wesco 4A North Conference through their last 5 games. With dominating performances over the Wesco 4A South teams, a number two seed heading into the districts will give them a good opportunity to face Arlington in the District Championship and take a top two spot for a State tourney bid. Their toughest competition will be Snohomish, who are also 7-3 and will face the Tomahawks on May 7 in Snohomish. Marysville-Pilchuck beat Snohomish in a previous regular season game, 2-1.
After starting the season undefeated through the first eight games, the Cougars have fallen to third place in the Cascade 2A Conference, winning only three in their final eleven games. With only one regular season game left, look for the Cougars to take on Burlington-Edison in the first round of the District playoffs. If the Cougars want to make a run for one of the top four spots and a State tournament invite, they will have to step up and beat the top teams, such as undefeated Archbishop Murphy and Lynden in order to advance through the early rounds.
With the top three teams in the Cascade 2A Conference all within a game of each other, and two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Lady Cougars have an opportunity to control their own destiny. With both Cedarcrest and Granite Falls at 9-1, and the Cougars at 9-3, the three teams will be shaking out the seeding and all three should be heading to district post season. If the Cougars can show some competitive play these next two weeks, look for the Cougars to battle through the district tourney and earn one of the four invites to the State tournament.
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