What to watch: Oct. 7-12
Tennis champions will be crowned to begin the week. Other regular-season titles also will be decided with postseason play on the horizon. Quarterfinal play for YAIAA boys' and girls' soccer is Saturday. Here's a look at this week's lineup:
MONDAY, OCT. 7
• YAIAA Championships -- 4 p.m. The Class AAA and AA singles championship and consolation matches will take place at South Western.
• Palmyra at West York, 4 p.m. -- The Cougars entered the weekend at 10-4 and were just a game back of a first-place logjam in the Mid-Penn Keystone Division standings. West York is ranked 12th in District 3 Class AAA, and Palmyra is fifth in AA.
• York Catholic at Northeastern, 7 p.m. -- A matchup of two top-of-the-line girls' soccer teams in the YAIAA. The Irish are closing in on at least a share of Division III, while the Bobcats are just a game behind Dover in Division II.
• Bermudian Springs at Central York, 7:45 p.m. -- The Division III champs pay a visit to a tough Division-I foe.
TUESDAY, OCT. 8
• Dover at Northeastern, 7:30 p.m. -- The Eagles can clinch Division II on the road against the Bobcats, whose only loss came against them.
• York Suburban at Susquehannock, 7 p.m. -- This should serve as an elimination match, of sorts, for Division II title contention. Both teams, with two league losses, trail West York by one.
• Bermudian Springs at West York, 4:15 p.m. -- A matchup of divisional winners, both teams have their titles locked up for the regular season.
• Hanover at Delone Catholic, 7 p.m. -- The Squirettes can clinch at least a share of Division III with a home win. Also, Susquehannock can wrap up Division I at Dallastown on this night.
• Northeastern at West York, 7:30 p.m. -- The Bobcats have a two-game lead on the Bulldogs, but York Suburban also should be interested in this one. The Trojans are sandwiched between these teams.
• Dallastown, York County Tech, York Suburban at Northeastern, 4:30 p.m. -- The host Bobcats get Division II rival Suburban in this one, plus Dallastown.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9
• Susquehannock at Bermudian Springs, 4:15 p.m. -- The Eagles' tour of tough out-of-division opponents continues with the Warriors coming to town.
• YAIAA Doubles Championships, 2:30 p.m. -- The Class AAA and AA championship, consolation and semifinals will be held at South Western.
THURSDAY, OCT. 10
• Central York at South Western, 4 p.m. -- The Mustangs handed Central its only divisional loss last month. If Central does not already have the division clinched, this can do it. South Western entered the week needing to win its last two and have Central lose both of its matches.
• Susquehannock at West York, 4 p.m. -- The Bulldogs won this one, 1-0, on the road in overtime last month. By Thursday, this rematch could decide the Division II title.
• Dallastown at Northeastern, 7:30 p.m. -- This matchup of YAIAA inter-divisional contenders could end up being a preview of the league tournament, which begins Saturday.
• Northeastern at Dallastown, 4:15 p.m. -- The upstart Bobcats get their second shot at league-leading Dallastown.
FRIDAY, OCT. 11
• West York at Dover, 7 p.m. -- A backyard rivalry, the Eagles have impressed and are 4-2. West York just picked up its first win last week against Susquehannock. With Division II play beginning last week, both are 1-0 in that sense.
• Central York at South Western, 7:30 p.m. -- Panthers coach Brad Livingston will go for career win No. 200 in this one.
• Delone Catholic at York Catholic, 7 p.m. -- This game looked good entering the season, and it does again, after Delone pushed Bermudian in a 7-0 loss last week and York Catholic gave Littlestown a handful two weeks ago.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12
• YAIAA tournament quarterfinals, all day -- Central York, Dallastown and Northeastern will serve as hosts for these games. The top three teams from Divisions I and II qualify, plus the top two from Division III. Here's a quick glance at the potential field entering the week:
D-I Boys -- 1. Central York has clinched a spot. 2. South Western, 3. Dallastown, 4. Red Lion are alive for the division's other two positions.
D-II Boys -- 1. West York has clinched a spot. 2. Susquehannock, 3. York Suburban, 4. Northeastern are competing the two remaining spots in the bracket.
D-III Boys -- 1. Biglerville has clinched its spot. 2. Fairfield and 3. Littlestown are competing for a second spot.
D-I Girls -- 1. Dallastown, 2. Central York, 3. Red Lion have wrapped up trips to the league tournament.
D-II Girls -- 1. Dover, 2. Northeastern have clinched tournament berths. 3. York Suburban has the inside track on the last spot with 4. West York, 5. Susquehannock still alive.
D-III Girls -- 1. York Catholic has clinched its spot, 2. Fairfield is close to clinching, but 3. Delone Catholic is not mathematically eliminated as of the weekend.