Little else matches the anxiety and the excitement of postseason competition. Those at the top, healing from a season of relentless attacks, must show once more their mettle. Each proving again to themselves, family, and coaches their worthiness to wear the state crown. Close at hand are the 2 and 3 seeds, knowing that but for one or two slight mistakes they would be the hunted and not the hunter. Driven to run that extra mile, drilling harder and longer than ever, believing they are the best. In the shadows are the warriors, sharpened and fit for battle, who know that any given day can be theirs.
All these dramas and more will be played out this weekend in Stockton and San Luis Obispo. Delta College will play host for the North Regional, while Cuesta College plays host for the Southern Region. Action starts at 10 a.m. for both tournaments.