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Homeroom Announcements: Monday's big games & more

Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports.

What to watch for Monday

1. Baseball - Class AA & D quarterfinals; Class A, B & C semifinals

Just 20 teams will be left in the Section VI baseball playoffs after today's games, which all start at 5 p.m.

Class AA
- 8-Niagara Wheatfield at 1-Lancaster
- 5-Niagara Falls at 4-Williamsville North
- 6-Orchard Park vs. 3-Kenmore West at Sheridan Park
- 10-Jamestown at 2-Clarence

The matchup between No. 6 large school Kenmore West and No. 10 large school Orchard Park is the lone one in this bracket between two ranked schools today. No. 1 large school Lancaster gets its first taste of postseason action when they host Niagara Wheatfield. Semifinals are Thursday at the higher remaining seeds.

High School Baseball and Softball Polls (May 22)

Class A-1
- 4-Hamburg vs. 1-Williamsville East at Wmsv. North
- 3-Grand Island at 2-Williamsville South
Class A-2
- 5-Lew-Port at 1-Starpoint
- 3-Olean at 2-Maryvale

Williamsville East moved up to No. 2 in the most recent large schools poll. No. 8 large school Starpoint hosts a young Lew-Port team. No. 9 large school Olean visits Maryvale, which has received votes throughout the season. The finals are scheduled for Wednesday at a to-be-determined location.

Class B-1
- 8-East Aurora at 4-Depew
- 6-CSAT at 2-Alden
Class B-2
- 8-Southwestern at 4-Roy-Hart
- 3-Fredonia vs. 2-Tonawanda at Veterans Park

Four of the top seven schools in the latest small schools poll are in action in Class B-2. No. 4 Roy-Hart hosts No. 7 Southwestern, while No. 1 Tonawanda hosts No. 3 and defending champ Fredonia.

In Class B-1, No. 2 small school Alden hosts honorable mention CSAT, which is coming off an upset at third-seeded Albion. East Aurora took down top-seeded City Honors, 8-6, and now heads to No. 9 small school Depew.

Both Class B finals are scheduled for Wednesday at Gowanda.

Class C-1
- 4-WNY Maritime at 1-Silver Creek/Forestville
- 6-Falconer vs. 2-Allegany-Limestone at St. Bonaventure
Class C-2
- 5-Holland at 1-Barker
- 7-Portville at 3-Maple Grove
Class D
- 5-Clymer at 4-Pine Valley
- 6-Ellicottville at 3-Brocton

No. 6 Silver Creek/Forestville and No. 8 Allegany-Limestone are the only Class C schools voted into this week's small schools poll. The top seed in C-2, Barker, is honorable mention. The Class C finals are set for Wednesday at Diethrick Park in Jamestown.

The Class D playoffs finally get underway with a pair of quarterfinal matchups. The Pine Valley-Clymer winner visits top-seeded North Collins on Wednesday, while the Brocton-Ellicottville victor heads to No. 2 Franklinville.

2. Softball - St. Mary's of Lancaster vs. Mount St. Mary, 4 p.m.

The first of two Monsignor Martin semifinals is today at Sunshine Park between No. 8 small school St. Mary's of Lancaster and honorable mention small school Mount St. Mary. The Lancers won the only meeting between the two teams in the regular season, 11-5.

The other semifinal is tomorrow between No. 9 small school Mount Mercy and honorable mention large school Sacred Heart at Northtown Center at 3:30 p.m. The final is set for Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Sunshine Park.

3. Boys tennis - Section VI Championships at Lancaster, 3 p.m.

The first day of the sectional tennis tournament at Lancaster gets underway today. The favorite appears to be North Tonawanda sophomore Greg Hastings, whose runner-up finish last year earned him his second straight trip to states. He came in third place at sectionals as an eighth-grader.

Prep Talk: Starpoint tennis goes from raw to well done

4. Girls lacrosse - Lew-Port at Sweet Home, 4:45 p.m.

Sweet Home (4-12) hosts Lew-Port (0-15) in a Class C play-in game to determine who visits No. 1 Lake Shore on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

The Panthers won at Lew-Port on May 11, 18-1. Renee Lauer scored five goals, and Ashley Whitehead and Raven Williams each had three goals.

Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.

#PrepTalkLive updates: While we follow ALL the high school action via our Prep Talk team, we encourage YOU to also tweet updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive attached.

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Weekend roundup

High School Baseball and Softball Polls (May 22)

St. Joe's, Nardin take team titles in All-Catholic track and field meet

Niagara Wheatfield softball optimistic about Class AA playoffs

Photo galleries
- Track & field: All-Catholic Championships at St. Francis
- Baseball: St. Joe's vs. St. Mary's of Lancaster

High School Extra (May 21): Lancaster tops in Roesch meet, plus much more

High school scores & schedules (May 22)

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