- Xavier volleyball pulled the ole' upset special against South Windsor, advancing to the Class L quarters. They'll take on No. 3 Ridgefield Thursday for a spot in the semis.
- There will be a new Class S softball champion. No. 19 Coventry upset Hale-Ray in the opening round (in 9 innings!). But the Shoreline Conference's Morgan, East Hampton and Coginchaug are still kicking, and this bracket is wide open.
- H-K softball bowed out in what was a seedings-upset-but-not-really-an-upset upset against No. 20 Tolland in Class M. But these Cougars are going to be loaded next year -- expect to see them back in the SLC final.
- Middletown girls tennis fell one win short in a 4-3 qualifier loss to Bristol Eastern. And they went to three sets at four singles and one dubs. SO CLOSE! They, too, have a bright future -- looks like the talented Alex Korik will spend the next two years at No. 1 singles.
My upset picks for Wednesday...
- Class M baseball; No. 9 H-K at No 8 Wolcott: Great pitching staff gives the Cougars an advantage when games are back to back. And Wes Nuhn went all seven innings Tuesday, so Jake DeCarli and the H-K bullpen are rested and ready. I say H-K wins 4-2.
- Class L lacrosse; No. 9 Xavier at No. 8 Shelton: Xavier won their regular-season matchup, and the Falcons should be sufficiently motivated after their quarterfinal exit in the SCC tourney. I say Xavier goalie Dylan Woods saves like one of those people on 'Hoarders' and the Falcons win, 9-5.
No. 10 Xavier def. No. 23 West Haven, 4-3
No. 9 H-K def. No. 24 Wolcott Tech, 7-0
No. 7 North Branford def. No. 26 Vinal Tech, 10-0
No. 5 Cromwell def. No. 28 Wamogo, 3-0
No. 16 Hale-Ray def. No. 17 Sacred Heart, 7-5
No. 14 Terryville def. No. 19 Coginchaug, 4-3
No. 7 Mercy, No. 26 Newington, 5-0
No. 5 Bristol Eastern def. No. 28 Middletown, 6-0
No. 20 Tolland def. No. 13 H-K, 6-5
No. 19 Coventry def. No. 14 Hale-Ray, 4-3 (9 inn.)
No. 26 East Hampton def. No. 7 University, 22-2
No. 11 Xavier def. No. 6 South Windsor, 3-0
Class L results
Class M results
No 13 Northwest Catholic def. No. 20 H-K, 5-2
No. 18 Bristol Eastern def. No. 15 Middletown, 4-3
Class LL meet at Manchester High, 2:30 p.m.
Class S meet at Willowbrook Park, 2:30 p.m.
Xavier at Shelton, 7 p.m.
No. 18 Holy Family at No. 2 Coginchaug, 4 p.m.
No. 26 East Hampton at No. 10 Lyman Memorial, 4 p.m.
No. 23 Greenwich at No. 7 Mercy, 4 p.m.
No. 10 Xavier at No. 7 Amity, 3:30 p.m.
No. 9 H-K at No. 8 Wolcott, 3:30 p.m.
No. 13 St. Paul Catholic at No. 4 East Hampton, 3:30 p.m.
No. 16 Hale-Ray at No. 1 Northwest Catholic, 3:30 p.m.
No. 12 Windsor Locks at No. 5 Cromwell, 3:30 p.m.