James Moricette of Westport and Cortland White of Elizabethtown-Lewis look to get the ball earlier this season. The Lions are the second seed in the Class D tournament, while Westport in the sixth seed.
The Chazy Eagles hold the top seeds in the Section VII/Class D soccer playoffs this season, while Saranac holds top honors in Class B girls and Beekmantown is at the top of the Class B boys bracket.
Sectional playoffs in soccer begin locally with a pair of boys games Oct. 22 as Keene, the eighth seed in the Class D boys tournament (3-9-2) will host Minerva/Newcomb at 3 p.m. At 6 p.m., the AuSable Valley Patriots, seeded sixth in the Class B boys tournament (0-15-0) will travel to face third seed Plattsburgh High.
The AuSable Valley girls soccer team (5-10-0) will look to make another playoff run as the defending Class C champions will open their Class B sectionals on the road at Northeastern Clinton at 6 p.m.
The Class D boys quarterfinals begin Thursday, Oct. 24, with the winner of Keene and Minerva/Newcomb traveling to Chazy for a 6 p.m. contest. Second seed Elizabethtown-Lewis (11-5-0) will host the winner of Crown Point and Johnsburg at 3 p.m., while fifth seed Willsboro (3-11-0) will travel to Schroon Lake for a 3 p.m. start and sixth seed Westport (2-11-0) will travel to Wells, also at 3 p.m.
Class D girls quarterfinals take place Friday, Oct. 25, with seventh seed Willsboro (0-15-1) traveling to Moriah for a 3 p.m. game. Sixth seed Westport (4-6-0) will travel to third seed Keene (9-2-1), also starting at 3 p.m. The Class B boys semifinals will also be held Oct. 25 at Chazy, with games starting at 5 and 7 p.m.
The girls Class B semifinals will take place Oct. 26 with games at 5 and 7 p.m. in Chazy. The Class D semifinals will take place at the sites of the highest seeds Oct. 28 (boys) and Oct. 29 (girls).
The Class B championships are in Chazy Nov. 1 at 5 (girls) and 7 (boys) p.m., while the Class D title games will take place at Plattsburgh High School Nov. 2, also at 5 and 7 p.m. for the girls and boys' games.
In Class C football, the AuSable Valley Patriots (1-6) will travel to Saranac for the opening round of the playoffs Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. The winner plays in the Class C final against Saranac Lake, to be played Nov. 2 at AVCS.