Pairings set for state volleyball tourneys


SIOUX FALLS — The pairings for the opening round of the Class A and Class B State Volleyball Tournaments, which will be held Nov. 17-19 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, have been set.
Wagner, which is 31-3, will be the top seed in Class A and will face No. 8 Elk Point-Jefferson (24-9) in the opening match at 11:30 a.m. On Thursday.

Miller, which is 32-2, will be the No. 2 seed in Class A and will face No. 7 Platte-Geddes (27-7) at 5 p.m. Thursday. Third-seeded Elkton-Lake Benton (30-3) will face No. 6 Belle Fourche (32-6) at 6:45 p.m.; and fourth-seeded Sioux Falls Christian (30-5) will play No. 5 Dakota Valley (26-7) at 1:15 p.m.

The consolation semifinals in Class A are slated for 11:15 a.m. And 1:15 p.m. Friday, with the semifinals to follow at 5 and 6:45 p.m.

The final day on Nov. 19 begins at 11:30 a.m., with the seventh-place match; the consolation semifinals is slated for 1:15 p.m.; the third-place match is at 5 p.m.; and the championship match is at 7 p.m.

Warner (34-2) is the top seed in Class B and will face No. 8 Freeman (21-9) at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Fourth-seeded Northwestern (27-8) will face No. 5 Wolsey-Wessington (28-4) at 1:15 p.m.; second-seeded Burke (31-4) will play No. 7 Castlewood (22-7) at 5 p.m.; and third-seeded Chester Area (26-5) will play No. 6 Colman-Egan (23-9) at 6:45 p.m.

The consolation semifinals in Class B are slated for 11:15 a.m. And 1:15 p.m. Friday, with the semifinals to follow at 5 and 6:45 p.m.

The final day on Nov. 19 begins with the seventh-place match at 11:30 a.m.; the consolation championship will be decided at 1:15 p.m.; the third-place match is scheduled for 5 p.m.; and the championship match is slated for 7 p.m.

Final pairings for the Class AA State Tournament, which will also be held Nov. 17-19 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center were finalized late Friday night.

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