Mount Everett, Mount Greylock Boys Earn Top Seeds in Western Mass Tourneys Sports
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The Mount Greylock and Mount Everett boys both start Western Massachusetts tournament play as king of the mountain.
Now, they have to protect their No. 1 seeds.
With a 13-2-1 record and both losses against Division 1 programs, the Mount Greylock boys team Friday was seeded first in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 tournament.
The Mounties started their regular season with a loss against Longmeadow, which went on to earn the tournament's top seed, and ended it with a 1-0 loss to Minnechaug, a non-qualifier in D1 this season.
Mount Greylock benefits from receiving one of four byes in the 12-team D3 boys field and awaits the winner of a first-round matchup between No. 9 South Hadley (9-5-4) and No. 8 Easthampton (9-5-3).
Mount Everett (9-6-2) is seeded first in Division 4 and thus gets to host the winner of a first-round matchup between No. 8 McCann Tech (11-6-1) and No. 9 Mohawk Trail (7-7-4) in the quarter-finals.
The winner of a potential McCann-Mount Everett quarter could be on a collision course for a final against No. 2 Lenox (8-8), which is home in the quarter-finals against either No. 10 Hampden Charter (9-7-2) or No. 7 Hopkins Academy (6-10-2).
The boys and girls seedings for all six Western Mass tournaments were revealed on Friday afternoon at Chicopee High.
Lenox has the highest-seeded Berkshire County girls team headed into the post-season.
The Millionaires (8-8-1) are seeded third in Division 4 and get a bye into the quarter-finals, where they will face either No. 6 Smith Academy (9-7-2) or No. 11 Hampden Charter (7-6-5).
The D4 girls bracket has two other Berkshire County squads.
Lee (9-7-2) is seeded fifth and received the final bye in an 11-team bracket. The Wildcats will host No. 4 Ware (9-9) in the quarters.
The McCann Tech girls (13-2-4, 12-2-4 for seeding purposes) also open the playoffs at home. They are seeded seventh and will host No. 10 Pathfinder (8-7-3).
Five Berkshire County girls teams help fill a crowded 15-team bracket in Division 3.
Fourth-seeded Wahconah (10-3-5) leads the county contingent in the division and will be home in the first round against No. 13 Pioneer (11-5).
Mount Greylock, Monument Mountain and Hoosac Valley are seeded sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively.
The Mounties (12-4-2) will be host No. 11 Frontier (11-5-2) in the first round. Monument Mountain (9-5-3) hosts No. 10 Greenfield (14-2). And Hoosac Valley (7-4-7) hosts No. 9 Palmer (11-4-3) for the right to go to top-seed South Hadley (17-0-1) in the quarter-finals.
The 15th-seeded Drury girls (6-10-2), who qualified by virtue of a second-place finish in the Berkshire County South Division, start their tournament run on the road at No. 3 Mahar (15-1-2) on Tuesday.
The way the seeds fall, a Drury upset could create a rematch against Mount Greylock in the quarters, which would be the only possible matchup of Berkshire County opponents before the semi-finals.
Back on the boys side, Pittsfield and Wahconah join their Berkshire County North Division rivals Lenox and Mount Greylock in the post-season.
In Division 1, Pittsfield (7-8-3) is seeded eighth and gets to host No. 9 Chicopee Comp (7-5-4) for a berth in the quarters at No. 1 Longmeadow (16-0-1).
In Division 3, The Mounties are joined in the bracket by fourth-seeded Wahconah (13-5), which also gets a bye to the quarter-finals to face either No. 12 Franklin Tech (9-7-2) or No. 5 Hampshire (8-4-4).
As with all MIAA seeding announcements, all seeds are tentative for 24 hours to allow for appeals.
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