From Mirror reports
If the seedings hold up, the District 6 Class AA softball semifinals and finals could be a playground for area teams.
The district released the seedings and pairings on Monday, and teams from the Mirror coverage area garnered the top three seeds in Class AA. Philipsburg-Osceola is the top-ranked team, while Laurel Highlands Conference rivals Central Cambria and Penn Cambria are two and three, respectively.
Portage is the first seed in Class A, with Claysburg-Kimmel checking in at No. 2. The tournament gets under way on Thursday with five Class AA games in addition to a single Class A game pitting Bellwood-Antis against Juniata Valley.
The Class AAA tournament starts Monday. The Class AAAA bracket will be announced next week.
The top three teams in Class AA and the top seven in Class A have first-round byes. Northern Cambria is the only other area team to secure a top-four seeding, checking in at No. 3 in Class A.
All games at 4 p.m. unless noted
CLASS AA FIRST ROUND
Southern Huntingdon (9) at Mount Union (8)
Penns Valley (13) at Ligonier Valley (4)
Saltsburg (12) at Bald Eagle Area (5)
Marion Center (11) at Richland (6)
Westmont Hilltop (10) at Central (7)
CLASS A FIRST ROUND
Bellwood-Antis (9) at Juniata Valley (8)
MONDAY, MAY 23
CLASS AAA QUARTERFINALS
Huntingdon (5) at Lewistown (4)
CLASS AA QUARTERFINALS
Southern Huntingdon/Mount Union winner at Philipsburg-Osceola (1)
Saltsburg/Bald Eagle Area winner vs. Penns Valley/Ligonier Valley winner at highest seed
Marion Center/Richland winner at Penn Cambria (3)
Westmont Hilltop/Central winner at Central Cambria (2)
CLASS A QUARTERFINALS
Bellwood-Antis/Juniata Valley winner at Portage (1)
West Branch (5) at Blacklick Valley (4)
Homer-Center (6) at Northern Cambria (3)
Conemaugh Valley (7) at Claysburg-Kimmel (2)
All four championships this year will be played June 1 at Penn State's new softball complex, which will also host the PIAA finals.