The WCSSAA senior girls volleyball league resumes on Tuesday with one round of games to wrap up the regular season and then the fun really begins.
The sudden-death playoff qualifying round will follow two days later with the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th best teams in the 16-team league slugging it out for the right to compete in the quarter-finals.
Huron Heights, Eastwood, KCI are out of contention, while Glenview Park is likely to join them. That much is certain.
We also know that Forest Heights (11-0) will finish first, followed by Sir John A. Macdonald (10-1) in second, with Grand River (9-2) and Jacob Hespeler (9-2) destined to finish in either third or fourth, depending on the outcomes of their final games. These four teams have already qualified for the playoffs and will bypass Thursday's qualifying round.
Those four will also likely battle for the WCSSAA championship, with Forest Heights obviously being the favourite because of regular-season wins over SJAM and Grand RIver. Jacob Hespeler won't face Forest Heights unless they meet in the playoffs. The Hawks' two losses were against the Highlanders and Renegades.
Perhaps most interesting to watch will be the races for the CWOSSA berths that are up for grabs. Forest Heights, Grand River and SJAM -- with WCI (7-4) and Cameron Heights (6-5) as outside possibilities -- will duke it out for the two quad-A berths, while Jacob Hespeler will go against Galt (8-3), Southwood (6-5), Waterloo-Oxford (5-6), Elmira (4-7) and Preston (4-7) for the three triple-A berths. The Hawks and Ghosts look to be locks, leaving four teams fighting it out for the other spot.
Down the road, we also know that Forest Heights will host the OFSAA quad-A championship tournament and Jacob Hespeler will host the triple-A tourney.