As for this past week in High School Sports, R-S Central baseball won three games out of four and East Rutherford won all four games it played in Spring Break Tournaments each entered.
East Rutherford is now (8-6, 4-5) and has finally got some momentum after a slow start. They host Chase this coming Friday.
R-S Central (13-2, 9-1) They hold a 1.5 game lead on South Point coming into the week and play the Red Raiders twice this week as well. Both games are big because Central could run away with the conference title if they pull off the sweep this week.
No other county teams played this past week during spring break.
Kevin Harvick run into a number of troubles and still finished second last week at Texas. Harvick simply ran out of time this weekend. He is becoming a little bit Jimmie Johnson-ish so far this season. He has already won three times this season and could have easily won this past Sunday at Texas. Busch and Harvick are the only other two to have 40-plus Cup victories besides Johnson (76) that currently are active. The way both Busch and Harvick are running, they are likely to see more wins.
It was surprising that Texas turned out more event-filled than Martinsville, but at least nobody was injured in numerous wrecks this past weekend.
Jamie McMurray and Darrell Wallace had top ten runs which were big for both teams. A number of drivers were wiped out due to blown tires and wrecks.
This week, it's the second short track race of the season as Bristol is here. Both Harvick and Busch are major Bristol players. Kyle Larson and Erik Jones were tough last year at Bristol, but couldn't win. With the way Clint Bowyer ran at Martinsville, I can't count him or Martin Truex Jr. out either. Bristol is a tough place to predict because so much can happen in a hurry here. I will take Kyle Busch just because that is the safe pick and now that he has won in 2018, it might be a while before he stops winning.
It was a big weekend for The Masters and Wrestlemania. Even the NBA Playoff race has been heating up down the stretch. A local wins the Masters, Rhonda Rousey made her debut in Wrestlemania and everybody 3 through 9 in the NBA West is separated by 3 games.
If I had to pick the Eastern conference finals, I like Cleveland and Philly even though Toronto and Boston are ahead. In the West, the Rockets are the most complete team, Golden State is the most talented and Denver is just red hot right now and still may not make the postseason. Whoever wins the West, they deserve it because those are all solid teams.