Sigourney shared the South Iowa Cedar League East Division title. Lansing Kee was the Class 1A state champion in 2016 and 2017.
Those two are the best area small-school squads hitting the field Monday as the postseason softball tournament begins.
Class 1A and Class 2A first-round games are Monday. Most of the heavyweights earned first-round byes and begin in Wednesday’s quarterfinal round.
Sigourney (16-13) finished 12-4 in the SICL, tying Belle Plaine for first place in the East Division. The Savages open at 7 p.m. against Keota (0-16) at home. The Savages handled Keota in both of their regular-season meetings.
Megan Stuhr is hitting .527 for the Savages and has scored 48 runs.
Kee (21-17) opens with Postville (0-17) at New Albin. The Hawks were hit hard by graduation after last season, but still finished second to North Fayette Valley in the Upper Iowa Conference. Seniors Katie Brennan and Makayla Walleser are key players for the Hawks.
Along with the rest of the 1A and 2A field, 3A teams open regionals with quarterfinal games Wednesday. Regional quarterfinals are Thursday in 4A and 5A.
Monday's Class 2A regional first round
All games 7 p.m.
South Hardin at Woodward-Granger
Eagle Grove at Belmond-Klemme
Bellevue at Maquoketa Valley
North Cedar at Clayton Ridge
Denver at Aplington-Parkersburg
Lake Mills at Dike-New Hartford
Mediapolis at West Branch
Danville at Pekin
Monday's Class 1A regional first round
7 p.m. unless noted
English Valleys at Lone Tree
Tri-County at Winfield-Mount Union
Iowa Mennonite at BGM
HLV at New London
Keota at Sigourney
Iowa Valley at Montezuma
East Buchanan at Easton Valley
Gladbrook-Reinbeck at Don Bosco, 5:30 p.m.
Midland at Bellevue Marquette
Garwin GMG at Calamus-Wheatland
North Tama at Springville
Elkader Central at Wapsie Valley, 5:30 p.m.
Postville at Lansing Kee
West Central at Turkey Valley
Dunkerton at Starmont
Tripoli at South Winneshiek
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