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.
- 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.
- 4-Hamburg vs. 1-Williamsville East at Wmsv. North
- 3-Grand Island at 2-Williamsville South
- 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.
- 8-East Aurora at 4-Depew
- 6-CSAT at 2-Alden
- 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.
- 4-WNY Maritime at 1-Silver Creek/Forestville
- 6-Falconer vs. 2-Allegany-Limestone at St. Bonaventure
- 5-Holland at 1-Barker
- 7-Portville at 3-Maple Grove
- 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.
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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