Recapping districts so far: Who's in and who's out?
HERSHEY -- Being a member of the press does have its perks. Tonight, it's a courtside seat at the Giant Center for the District 3, Class AAAA semifinals. Fourth-seeded William Penn is scheduled to take on undefeated top-seed Hempfield at 8 p.m. Second-seeded Wilson and third-seeded Reading are currently taking part in the first semifinal (pictured above).
I have about an hour to kill until that one gets underway, so real quick here's a recap of the York-Adams teams who are still in contention for a district title and/or a state playoff berth.
Class AAAA-- No. 4 William Penn*: Will play top-seeded Hempfield in tonight's semifinal.
-- No. 1 Eastern York*: Will play seventh-seeded Lancaster Catholic in Thursday's district final at the Giant Center (8 p.m. start)
-- No. 3 York Suburban*: Secured state playoff berth with Monday's consolation-bracket win over second-seeded Hershey. Will play ninth-seeded Susquehanna Township in Thursday night's fifth-place game at a location and time TBD.
--No. 3 Hanover: Will play second-seeded Trinity in a semifinal Wednesday at the Giant Center at 5:30 p.m.
--No. 4 Delone Catholic: Will play top-seeded Lancaster Mennonite in a semifinal Wednesday at the Giant Center at 7 p.m.
--No. 1 Red Lion*: Secured state playoff berth with Monday night's consolation-bracket win over No. 20 Hershey. Will play Central Dauphin East in Thursday's fifth-place game at a time and location TBD.
--No. 1 West York*: Will play fourth-seeded Oley Valley in a semifinal Wednesday night at the Giant Center at 8:30 p.m.
--No. 1 York Catholic*: Will play No. 2 Lancaster Mennonite in Thursday's district final at the Giant Center at 6:15 p.m.
--No. 3 Delone Catholic: Can secure a state playoff berth with a win against No. 4 Wyomissing in Thursday's third-place game at a time and place TBD.
* -- clinched state playoff bid