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With the final District 3 softball rankings set, teams know where they stand. All Class AAAA and AAA first-round will be played Tuesday. Here’s what the district picture looks like for YAIAA schools:

• Central York, No. 3 in Class AAAA, will face Warwick. No. 8 Red Lion gets Lower Dauphin, No. 10 Dallastown travels to Solanco and No. 16 Spring Grove will face top-seeded Cumberland Valley. 

• Class AAA No. 8 Susquehannock gets No. 9 Northern York. No. 11 Kennard-Dale faces No. 6 Shippensburg. Dover, as the 15th seed, will travel to No. 2 Donegal. The top seed in this bracket is undefeated Twin Valley, which won the inaugural Red Lion invitational last month with the Lions, Kennard-Dale and Spring Grove.

Class AA has two play-in games Tuesday. Littlestown will play in one as the 10th seed against No. 7 Pequea Valley. The winner gets No. 2 Delone Catholic, which is coming off a YAIAA championship game loss to Central York.

While on the subject of the diamond, here’s how YAIAA baseball teams stack entering district play on Monday: 

• No. 8 Spring Grove is the highest seeded YAIAA team in Class AAAA and faces Wilson. No. 13 South Western will play No. 4 Warwick and No. 14 Dallastown visits No. 3 Mechanicsburg. 

• No. 3 Littlestown will play No. 14 Kennard-Dale for an All-YAIAA matchup in Class AAA. No. 8 West York will play No. 9 Northeastern in another All-YAIAA matchup. The Bulldogs won both of their regular-season meetings. Meanwhile, No. 12 Susquehannock will play No. 5 Oley Valley. 

• Delone Catholic is the Class AA top seed and will face No. 8 Berks Catholic in a quarterfinal Monday. Hanover just missed the postseason and finished ninth in the district. Meanwhile, in Class A, No. 2 York Catholic will face No. 7 Mount Calvary Christian.

For Central York in softball and West York in baseball, the district tournament arrives with momentum from YAIAA championship victories. For the Bulldogs in baseball, the league title can give an extra shot of confidence after they went through most of the season with a .500 record.

But for a team like Spring Grove, the district opener offers a chance to forget a championship loss after the highs of getting there.

“It’s a new season come Monday,” Spring Grove coach Eric Zeigler said after Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to West York. “We’ve earned ourselves to that point.” 

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