Which postseason high school sport is most exciting?

Posted by: Press Democrat Staff Writer Rich Rupprecht

High school postseason sports start up heavy this week in the Empire. Just like college and pro sports, there’s a little more excitement and go-for-broke tension in the air.
The North Bay League will hold its postseason tournaments in both baseball (beginning Wednesday) and softball (beginning Tuesday).
Monday’s NBL game between Montgomery and Cardinal Newman will likely determine the regular season, or at least if there’s a tie between the two, in which case the tournament will break the tie and give an automatic NCS berth to the higher finisher.
The NBL baseball tournament championship will be Friday at a neutral site, yet to be determined.
NBL regular season softball will wrap up this weekend and Montgomery, still unbeaten, will be the top seed and has already earned an NCS automatic playoff spot. Montgomery will play the No. 4 seed, either Ursuline or Maria Carrillo on Tuesday, while Rancho Cotate and Ukiah will also play. The winners meet Thursday at Santa Rosa High at 4 p.m.
Track and field also hold league championships next weekend: the NBL with trials on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and finals Friday at 3 p.m. at Santa Rosa High.
The SCL track and field trials are Thursday at 1 p.m. and the finals Saturday at 10 a.m. at Petaluma High.
Swimming held its NBL and SCL championships last weekend. This week it’s the big enchilada with the North Coast Section championships.
Because there are no state championships in swimming and because of the quality of swimmers in California, this meet is a must watch. Our own Amanda Sims was a multiple NCS champion, finishing up last year.
Diving finals are 9 a.m. Thursday at the Concord Community Pool and swimming trials are Friday at 10:30 a.m. and finals Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Concord Community Pool.