Baseball and softball playoff teams are set; pairings come out Thursday for softball and Friday for baseball. Here's who's in (section champions marked with an asterisk):
AAAA (13 teams)
Trinity shares the Section 4 title with Mt. Lebanon. The other teams are Peters Township, Latrobe*, Connellsville, Hempfield, Kiski*, McKeesport, Gateway, Seneca Valley, North Hills, Shaler, North Allegheny (the last four all finished 8-4 in Section 3).
Waynesburg*, Elizabeth Forward* (share with Waynesburg), Belle Vernon, Ellwood City*, New Castle, Ambridge, Yough, Franklin Regional*, Greensburg Salem, Keystone Oaks*, Montour* (split with KO), Chartiers Valley, Knoch*, Kittanning and Indiana.
Wash High*, Beth-Center, Burgettstown, Sto-Rox*, New Brighton, Center, Valley*, Burrell, Deer Lakes, Mt. Pleasant*, Greensburg CC* (share with MP), Ford City, Riverside*, Mohawk, Laurel, South Allegheny*, South Park and Brentwood.
Bentworth beats Fort Cherry on the final day, resulting in a section championship share between FC and Chartiers-Houston (Rangers fans, before you get upset: coaches I've talked to seem split on whether head-to-head comes into play in deciding section championships; some say it matters, some say head-to-head matters just for deciding playoff berths. If anyone knows for sure either way, do tell. At the least, you still have bragging rights at beating them twice.) Case in point: the Bearcats are now in the playoffs, having tied Avella at 9-6 but beating the Eagles two out of three games this season. Carmichaels*, West Greene, Mapletown, Vincentian*, Bishop Canevin, Avonworth, Neshannock*, Union, Western Beaver are in. Leechburg, Mount Alvernia and Serra share the Section 4 title.
Canon-McMillan*, Peters Township, Bethel Park, Seneca Valley*, Butler, Shaler, North Allegheny Latrobe, Hempfield, Franklin Regional, Central Catholic, Plum, Gateway.
Hampton, Blackhawk, New Castle, Mars, Laurel Highlands, Greensburg Salem, Derry, West Allegheny*, Moon, Chartiers Valley, West Mifflin*, Trinity, Steel Valley. Thomas Jefferson can still get in by beating Trinity Thursday.
Beaver*, Center, New Brighton, Charleroi*, Wash High*, Brownsville, Burrell*, Ford City, Valley, Greensburg CC*, Shady Side, Riverview, Southmoreland, Riverside, Neshannock*, Mohawk, Seton-La Salle*, Canevin, South Fayette.
Carmichaels*, Jefferson-Morgan, Geibel, Chartiers-Houston*, Avella, Cornell, Rochester*, Monaca, Union, Serra*, Springdale*, Vincentian.
Also, the Canon-McMillan boys track team competes against North Allegheny, Baldwin and Butler in the WPIAL team track championship Thursday (May 8) at West Mifflin at 2 p.m.
One last thing: Kovak showed quite a few moves on the dance floor Saturday. Apparently he's really into disco.