Nerve endings are raw and the emotions are rising... it's time on the slowpitch softball diamonds of New Milford for playoff action.

Post-season games to determine respective champions in New Milford Parks & Recreation's nine-team women's league and four men's divisions was slated to open last night (Thursday).

The program's approximately 500 men and women players closed the book Tuesday on the final regular-season games.

For the playoff schedule and pairings as the action moves along, call Parks & Recreation at 860-355-6050.

The final standings:

WOMEN

Chiarella Heating 17 1

Hometown Liquors 13 5

Candlewood/Fat City 12 6

Dumas Drywall 10 8

Churyk Iron Works 8 10

NM Police Union 7 11

Gary's Ribhouse 5 13

Drs. Phillips/Lambert 0 18

MEN

North

Sports Page Cafe 14 4

Chemero Group 14 4

NM Spirit Shoppe 11 7

J.H.K. Landscaping 10 8

A-1 Auto Body 10 8

Brew Crew 9 9

Pronto Mechanical 8 10

South Kent Diplomat 6 12

YardApes 6 12

Stone Gardens 2 16

South

Dr. Don's Auto 16 2

B & B Mason 15 3

Hometown Liquors 12 6

Green Rhino 9 9

Warehouse Wines 8 10

Pupper/Mr. Septic 6 12

Davis IGA/Audia 5 13

Midway Care Care 1 17

East

NM Sports Club 18 0

Public Power 12 6

Longo Associates 12 6

C.E.D. Services 10 8

Nostalgia/A-1 Auto 9 9

Bruzzi Landscaping 7 11

Kimberly-Clark 3 15

Premier Asset 1 17

West

Gargon Construction 13 5

H & H Homes 12 6

Pete's Smokehouse 12 6

Murphy's Tire 11 7

Odd Fellows 10 8

Beatty Construction 8 10

S & S Precision 7 11

Fat City Bucks 7 11

Northville Baptist 5 13

R.R.R. Maintenance 5 13