Cromwell has wrapped up the top seed in the Shoreline Conference tournament beginning Saturday at the site of the higher seed.
Old Saybrook and Old Lyme are the No. 2 and 3 seeds, respectively.
Westbrook is the No. 4 seed and will host No. 5 Coginchaug Saturday. East Hampton is the No. 6 seed and Valley Regional, the defending champion, is the No. 8 seed after beating Haddam-Killingworth Monday night.
Hyde is currently the No. 7 seed. It can fall out of the tournament if it loses to Hale-Ray on Friday, meaning Valley is the 7th seed and Haddam-Killingworth the 8th seed. Hyde stays at No. 7 with a win.
Spies tell me that Hale-Ray has refused to move the game up a day (the Little Noises do face Westbrook Wednesday). It is a scheduled girl-boy doubleheader Friday night.
Why the powers-that-be don’t force Hale-Ray to move it, or at least get a reason why, I don’t know. So we all wait until Friday to finalize the pairings.
The semifinals are March 1 at the site of the higher seed and the final is March 4 at Wilbur Cross.