fayfam
I realize that teams change from year to year and it is hard to "seed" entire sectionals but D3 is headed for a travesty ... last year in what would have been D3 Sectional One Group A there were only two winning records out of ten teams ... a very good 24 - 5 Northwestern team ( who went to state ) and 5 - 6 Cameron ! While on the other side of the bracket, Group B had seven teams with winning records and the #5 seed was 16 - 8 !! [[ Prescott 21 - 2, Bloomer 20 - 5, Elk Mound 24 - 6, Stratford 18 - 7, Durand-Arkansaw 16 - 8, Altoona 11 - 9 ]] Wouldn't it make more sense to seed the entire sectional and not go by an arbitrary process ( which is vaguely location-based but not really consistent ? ) I know this happens in many sports and every year there are strong and weak sectionals but this seems ludicrous.
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traviswilson
The coaches need to push for this through the WFSCA and the Softball Coaches Advisory, but even more important, they need to convince their AD's and administrators of it. The admins are generally against such things because of the increase in travel.
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db1112
Last year Lourdes Academy was 20-2 after the regular season and was the #5 seed. That was a tough sectional. Westfield was like 18-4 and was the #6.
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2miler
With seeding meetings coming up soon, teams have a few more games to impress.

The Poynette Jamboree looks like it delivered another outstanding slate of games where teams from distant venues got a chance to test their skills against opponents they likely would only face deep in the playoffs otherwise.
Hats off to all who put that together.....again!

The latest rankings show only 3 undefeated teams left(D1 #1 Oshkosh North, D3#1 Laconia and D5 #1 Assumption) with time running out in the regular season.

Through some twist of fate, Laconia and Assumption are scheduled to meet in the last game of the regular season in Wisconsin Rapids on May 20th as part of a 3-team round robin. It will be interesting to see if either team can stay unbeaten given that the 3rd team playing is D4 #7 Pacelli.
The Cardinals could make quite the statement( potentially knocking off two #1's in a 5 hour stretch) as they face each of the #1's before their match-up.

Laconia is having another(29-0 last year) phenomenal season outscoring their rivals 105-3.(only 1 team has scored on them). The Royals came "oh so close" to their 1st loss on Monday when they trailed for the 1st time this season to the Stratford girls. Down 7-2 after 3 innings, they chipped away and won it(8-7) with a walk-off double(Claire Preuss) with 2 outs, and a full count in the bottom of the 7th.

The games on the 20th start at 10:00am at Robinson Park. Should be a dandy tournament.
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billybobble
fayfam wrote:
I realize that teams change from year to year and it is hard to "seed" entire sectionals but D3 is headed for a travesty ... last year in what would have been D3 Sectional One Group A there were only two winning records out of ten teams ... a very good 24 - 5 Northwestern team ( who went to state ) and 5 - 6 Cameron ! While on the other side of the bracket, Group B had seven teams with winning records and the #5 seed was 16 - 8 !! [[ Prescott 21 - 2, Bloomer 20 - 5, Elk Mound 24 - 6, Stratford 18 - 7, Durand-Arkansaw 16 - 8, Altoona 11 - 9 ]] Wouldn't it make more sense to seed the entire sectional and not go by an arbitrary process ( which is vaguely location-based but not really consistent ? ) I know this happens in many sports and every year there are strong and weak sectionals but this seems ludicrous.


Fine; But you are looking at last year's record. This year four teams have winning teams among that group:
Northwestern 14-4
Cumberland 8-4
Cameron 11-4
Spooner 7-6

So four of the 10 have winning records; not really justification for a change.
It is not like these teams are chopped liver; Northwestern did qualify for State in Division 2 last year.
And Travis; travel is a big consideration on a school night. Ask Ashland; I think their basketball teams both had to travel to the Lacrosse area on a school night for playoff games. That is around 250 miles one way!

FWIW
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2miler
2miler wrote:
With seeding meetings coming up soon, teams have a few more games to impress.

The Poynette Jamboree looks like it delivered another outstanding slate of games where teams from distant venues got a chance to test their skills against opponents they likely would only face deep in the playoffs otherwise.
Hats off to all who put that together.....again!

The latest rankings show only 3 undefeated teams left(D1 #1 Oshkosh North, D3#1 Laconia and D5 #1 Assumption) with time running out in the regular season.

Through some twist of fate, Laconia and Assumption are scheduled to meet in the last game of the regular season in Wisconsin Rapids on May 20th as part of a 3-team round robin. It will be interesting to see if either team can stay unbeaten given that the 3rd team playing is D4 #7 Pacelli.
The Cardinals could make quite the statement( potentially knocking off two #1's in a 5 hour stretch) as they face each of the #1's before their match-up.

Laconia is having another(29-0 last year) phenomenal season outscoring their rivals 105-3.(only 1 team has scored on them). The Royals came "oh so close" to their 1st loss on Monday when they trailed for the 1st time this season to the Stratford girls. Down 7-2 after 3 innings, they chipped away and won it(8-7) with a walk-off double(Claire Preuss) with 2 outs, and a full count in the bottom of the 7th.

The games on the 20th start at 10:00am at Robinson Park. Should be a dandy tournament.


Assumption 6
Pacelli 5
Final 8 innings

Assumption(18-0)
vs.
Laconia(18-0)
Rained Out
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