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District titles up for grabs as seasons end

The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — The spring sports seasons are winding down, and this week marks the final week of regular-season action for a lot of teams.

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Highlighting this week's prep sports schedule is a key matchup in District 1-5A baseball when Farmington hosts Aztec at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The longtime rivals, along with Miyamura, are battling for the district crown. Heading into the final week of the season with three games remaining, Farmington and Miyamura are at the top of the standings with 6-1 records. Aztec is lurking at 5-2.

When Aztec hosted Farmington on April 13, the Scorps came away with a 4-3 win in extra innings.

Thursday will have two pivotal games in District 1-4A softball with Shiprock hosting Thoreau and Navajo Prep hitting the road to face Wingate for the final games of the regular season.

Prep and Shiprock sit atop the district standings at 3-1. The two programs split their two games against each other, but Navajo Prep owns the tiebreaker on run differential. If the Lady Eagles can sweep Wingate, they'll clinch the district title and an automatic bid into the state tourney next month.

The Piedra Vista and Farmington tennis teams will play in their final tournaments before heading to state in a couple weeks, each playing at their respective district's individual tourneys on Friday and Saturday.

Farmington will travel to Albuquerque for the District 1/5-5A tournament while PV hosts the District 1-6A tourney.

Local track teams will close out their regular seasons on Saturday at the annual Bloomfield Invitational.