We're in the final week of the regular season, as teams rush to get as many games in as they can without blowing through all their available pitchers before the sectional meeting Tuesday morning (not to mention the iffy weather Saturday).
Let's take a look at how the leagues stand:
Foothills Council -- Amsterdam clinched the South Division last week, and Queensbury clinched the North on Tuesday with its 17-3 victory over Gloversville. They'll meet in the championship at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Queensbury.
A tip of the cap to Schuylerville, which currently stands 9-3 in the league (but lost both games to Queensbury) and 13-4 overall. The Black Horses should make some noise in Class B.
Unless they get in by petition, Glens Falls and South Glens Falls will or have fallen just below a .500 league record.
Adirondack League -- Playing a reduced league schedule due to the wet spring, there will be no championship this year, but the de facto one was Monday, when Fort Ann and Lake George met at East Field. Tyler Mattison pitched his second consecutive no-hitter, as Fort Ann beat Lake George 8-0. There have been a couple of hiccups for the Cardinals this season, even in victories, but the last few games make me think they're on a better path now.
Whitehall and Salem, respectively, should get high or decent seeds in Class D. Warrensburg looks like it's going to go right to the wire to hit a .500 league mark. Granville needs to make sure it stays on the right side of .500, too, as Class C is plenty deep, so no stragglers are likely to be accepted.
Wasaren League -- Spa Catholic can clinch it tonight with a win over Greenwich. A loss, however, and two Hoosic Valley wins would result in a tie.
That gives the Greenwich game a LOT of juice, as the Witches -- right at .500 in the league at 6-6 -- start the day at Veterans Memorial Park (Spa Catholic's home field) with a game vs. Hoosick Falls. If they win that, they'll have rallied nicely to reach sectionals, but don't think for one second that coach Duke Beck won't be telling them "Your night is not complete, and if you think it is, leave now." He wants to keep this momentum going into sectionals, and a win over Class B power Spa Catholic provides a whole bunch. On the other side, the Saints want the Wasaren title to themselves. If you're free tonight, bundle up and head on over (7 p.m.)
MVAC, CVAC and Suburban -- In the Section VII playoff picture, Bolton/Schroon Lake and Johnsburg appear safely in. Minerva-Newcomb may have some work to do. Ticonderoga will be in because of the few number of C teams, but the Sentinels still need to find their stride. Back to Section II, as for Saratoga, the Blue Streaks are safely in sectionals, but Class AA has more depth this year than I can remember in a long time. There won't be a safe game out of the whole lot.
In other news, congratulations to Johnsburg senior Jimmy Morris, who has committed to attend King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. next year. Morris, also the valedictorian, has been the Jaguars' MVP every year since his freshman season.