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What readers are saying on The Bee's forum at forums.modbee.com:

In a discussion about the season's midway point, some posters are saying the Sac-Joaquin Section's playoff brackets have a flaw.:

"In each of the three leagues ... having only two in the TVL is ludicrous. MC, Ripon and Escalon, one of them will be left out in the cold, while a lesser team is in the playoffs from a different league. There should be three from each along with one wild-card team, picked from all three leagues, based on their record to fill out slot 10. (It) would create much more excitement and allow more kids to experience playoff action, and isn't (that) why we are here?" pauliewalnuts

Check out these online blogs:

Staff writer Will DeBoard's blog at thehive.modbee.com/wdeboard

Staff writer Richard T. Estrada's blog at thehive.modbee.com/warningtrackpower

TOP OF THE DAY

The MMC girls golf season closes today, with all six teams preparing for the MMC tournament next Monday at Creekside Golf Course. Johansen, led by Christine Uhalde (top), and Beyer, coached by Rod Taylor (bottom), are tied for first place with 12-2 records. Today, Beyer takes on Modesto at Creekside, while Johansen plays Davis at Modesto Muni.

In the first of five consecutive MMC football games on a Thursday night, Downey and Davis face off at Downey High School. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

TODAY'S MENU

Football

Downey vs. Davis at Downey HS, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Golf

Beyer vs. Modesto (Creekside), Downey vs. Enochs (Dryden), Johansen vs. Davis (Modesto Muni), Pitman at Merced, Los Banos at Buhach Colony, 3 p.m.; Weston Ranch at Oakdale, Manteca at Sonora, Central Catholic at Hughson, Ripon at Bret Harte, Riverbank at Linden, Orestimba at Hilmar, Patterson at Livingston, Modesto Christian at Gustine (Diablo Grande), 3:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Davis at Beyer, Downey at Modesto, Johansen at Enochs, 3:30 p.m.; East Union at Ceres, Central Valley at Oakdale, 4 p.m.; Sierra at Sonora, 5 p.m.; Orestimba at Central Catholic, 6 p.m.; Bret Harte at Amador, Calaveras at Linden, 7 p.m.

Girls Tennis

Beyer at Modesto, Downey at Enochs, Davis at Johansen, Buhach Colony at Pitman, Los Banos at Turlock, Sonora at Ceres, Oakdale at East Union, 3:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Downey at Beyer, Enochs at Davis, Modesto at Johansen, Los Banos at Golden Valley, Merced at Pitman, Turlock at Atwater, 6 p.m.; Escalon at Ripon, Ripon Christian at Modesto Christian, Hughson at Riverbank, 6:30 p.m.; Bret Harte at Amador, Calaveras at Linden, 7 p.m.

Water Polo

Modesto at Enochs, Johansen at Oakdale, Downey at Ceres, Beyer at Davis, Golden Valley at Turlock, Los Banos at Merced, Pitman at Buhach Colony, 3 p.m.

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