(A look at the can't-miss high school events of the next week.)
No. 9 Holy Spirit (5-2) at No. 11 Egg Harbor Township (7-3)
5:30 p.m. today
Both teams are Cape-Atlantic League American Division contenders. Spirit is ranked No. 9 in The Press Elite 11, while EHT is No. 11. Guard Paul Moore averages 18 points for Spirit. Khari Harley sparks EHT with an 18.3 average. Spirit hasn't played since a 49-45 upset loss at home to Rancocas Valley last Saturday.
No. 4 Middle Township (6-2) at No. 9 Holy Spirit (5-2)
2 p.m. Saturday
The second of two big games for Spirit this weekend. Middle is No. 4 in the Elite 11. Darrell Shelton averages 15.1 points for Middle. He and fellow guard Tom Catanoso have combined to sink 46 percent (28-of-61) of their 3-point shots. Panthers swingman Tom Feraco averages 11.5 points and leads the team in assists (4.8 apg). Holy Spirit forward Junior Saintel is emerging as one off the region's best with a 14.1 scoring average.
No. 6 Cedar Creek (8-2) at Sacred Heart (9-1)
7 p.m. Monday
A highly anticipated CAL United Division contest. Each team features prominent post players in Cedar Creek's Kristine Miller and Sacred Heart's Kennedy Johnson. The Pirates, No. 6 in The Press Elite 11, are 5-0 in division play while the Lions are 6-0.
No. 4 Mainland Regional (6-0) at No. 3 Atlantic City (6-0)
4 p.m. Monday at Atlantic City
Mainland is the two-time defending Cape-Atlantic League American Conference champion, while Atlantic City won its first title in 2010. The Vikings may have enough top-lane swimmers to earn points to overcome Mainland's depth. The Vikings are led by seniors Colleen Callahan, Ayana Cox, Dominique Voso and Melissa Toy along with freshman Amber Glenn. Senior Sydney Boswell and juniors Casey Butrus, Rylie Devine, Liz O'Sullivan and Morgan Walls lead the Mustangs' charge.
Cape May Tech (6-2) at Ocean City (6-2)
4 p.m. Tuesday at Ocean City
A good matchup in the CAL National Conference. Holy Spirit, Tech and O.C. each have one loss in the conference. Ocean City features Kevin Gill, Zach Greaser, Mike Fiscus and Frank Brady. The Hawks have Trevor Gehring, Ahde' Wilson, Chase Bader and Pete Adams.
Jackson Memorial (8-0), St. Peter's Prep (2-1) and Delbarton (2-1) at No. 1 Southern Regional (2-2)
10 a.m. Saturday
Southern, No. 1 in the Elite 11, hosts three of the state's top teams, highlighted by a Shore Conference showdown with rival Jackson. The Rams already have nine wrestlers with double-digit wins this season. Zach Wilhelm (13-5 at 132 pounds) took eighth at the Beast of the East. There will be seven 2012 state qualifiers in action. St. Peter's, Southern, Delbarton and Jackson are No. 6, 7, 8 and 9, respectively, in the New Jersey Wrestling Writer's Association poll of the state's top 20 teams.