The Argonaut girls were a lower seeding for the Northern California regional tournament than any other team in the Front Row region (Samantha Schmidt/Front Row Preps)

NorCal regional tournament gets underway March 3

Joe Cortez

Nine boys teams and five girls squads from the Front Row region remain alive in the quest for a CIF state basketball title, with games beginning March 3 at various gyms around the region.

On the boys side, Weston Ranch and Sonora each garnered No. 4 seeds in the Division II and Division IV brackets, respectively, while the Argonaut girls are the highest seed — No. 2 in Division IV.

The regional finals will be held March 10, with the state championships to take place March 13-14 at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center.

NorCal Regionals

(all games 7 p.m.)


Division I

No. 16 Modesto Christian at No. 1 Archbishop Riordan

Division II

No. 13 Piedmont at No. 4 Weston Ranch

Division III

No. 9 Central Catholic at No. 8 Pleasant Valley

No. 13 Sequoia at No. 4 Sonora

Division IV

No. 11 Santa Teresa at No. 6 Golden Valley

Division V

No. 9 Calaveras at No. 8 Fresno Christian

No. 11 Argonaut at No. 6 Gridley

No. 10 Denair at No. 7 Pacific Bay Christian

Division VI

No. 7 California School of the. Deaf at No. 2 Ripon Chr.


Division II

No. 15 Merced at No. 2 Clovis

Division IV

No. 15 Chico at No. 2 Argonaut

Division V

No. 16 Le Grand at No. 1 West Valley

No. 12 Head-Royce at No. 5 Calaveras

No. 10 Hughson at No. 7 Wheatland