Sparta earned the top seed in the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament. Sparta is 12-1 and has won 11 straight games. It is led by Jack Cavanaugh, Dante Joefield, Aidan Mastandrea, Alex Podolski and Cam Riley.
Hunterdon Central was seeded second and, along with Sparta, will receive a bye into the quarterfinals.
Third-seeded Phillipsburg, fourth-seeded Delaware Valley, fifth-seeded Hackettstown, sixth-seeded Wallkill Valley, seventh-seeded Kittatinny and eighth-seeded Warren Hills all received byes into the second round.
The first round, which features last year’s champion Pope John and runner-up North Hunterdon, gets underway at the higher seed on Jan. 26. The second round is on Feb. 2 and the quarterfinals on Feb. 9. The semifinals will be on Feb. 16 at Wallkill Valley at 2:30 and 4:15. The Tournament will come to an end on Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. at Centenary University.
FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS
20-Sussex Tech at 9-North Hunterdon
16-Voorhees at 13-South Hunterdon
17-Vernon at 12-Pope John
18-North Warren at 11-Lenape Valley
15-Belvidere at 14-Newton
19-Hopatcong at 10-High Point