Westchesters public high school softball teams -- in classes AA, A, B and C according to school enrollment -- begin play Thursday with outbracket games that will determine matchups in upcoming rounds. The Section 1 tournament will continue Friday with first-round play through June 2 and June 4 championship games.
R.C. Ketcham earned the top seed in large school Class AA, Pearl River was ranked No. 1 in Class A and Rye Neck is the top seed in Class B. Class C, the smallest school class by enrollment, goes directly to its championship game with No. 1 Haldane set to meet No. 2 Tuckahoe in the Class C title game on June 2 at Nanuet High School.
Thursday's outbracket games
No. 17 Yorktown at No. 16 Mamaroneck
No. 20 Poughkeepsie at No. 13 Clarkstown South
No. 19 Mahopac at No. 14 Carmel
No. 18 John Jay at No. 15 Suffern
No. 17 Peekskill at No. 16 Nyack
No. 18 Rye at No. 15 Nanuet
Class B games begin Friday with first-round games. Quaterfinal rounds are scheduled for May 31 and semifinals for June 2.
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