Posted On: 10/31/17 5:34 PM

Postseason play is right around the corner. With sections set to start in less than two weeks, PrepDig is breaking down each section with teams and players to watch.

Section 7 got something of an unexpected boost when North Branch moved down to Class AA. After going 13-16 a season ago, the Vikings have emerged as an elite team in Class AA. Hermantown got to state a year ago out of Section 7 and lost its first two matches.

Favorite: North Branch

The Vikings head into postseason ranked No. 4 in the Coaches Poll and they earned it with just three losses on the season. All three losses were to high-quality Class AAA clubs and they beat teams like Jordan, Grand Rapids and Rochester Century along the way. Super-sophomore Cianna Selbitschka is one of the best hitters in the state and Maddie Hadrava is a nightmare to contend with in the middle.

Next Up: Greenway

The Raiders are a model of consistency in Class AA and had another terrific regular season, winning 22 matches on their way to earning the No. 1 seed in subsection 2.

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