Lexington Catholic is in a familiar spot as the high school baseball playoffs begin: For the third year in a row the Knights enter the post-season rated No. 1 in the state.
In 2010, it didn't work out well for Lexington Catholic. The Knights lost to Tates Creek in the district opener.
Last year Lexington Catholic lost to Tates Creek in the district finals, but it bounced back to beat the Commodores in the region finals and reach the state tournament.
Lexington Catholic is one of three top-25 teams in the 43rd District Tournament, which starts on Monday at Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Lafayette is No. 5 and Lexington Christian is No. 22. But nobody's overlooking unrated Dunbar or Tates Creek.
The 42nd District at Scott County, which also starts on Monday, includes No. 10 Bryan Station and No. 19 Henry Clay.
The district winners and runners-up will advance to the 11th Region Tournament at Tates Creek.