(Cedar Rapids) The state volleyball tournament will take place next month in Cedar Rapids. Details on the path to get to state became more clear for volleyball programs on Tuesday. The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released their regional tournament pairings for all classes. The full set of brackets can be found here.
The bulk of area teams in Class 1A fall in Region 2 with #2 ranked St. Albert being the bracket’s top seed. State #1 ranked Sidney is the top seed of Region 3 and is joined be several Pride of Iowa and Corner Conference teams. In Class 2A the majority of area squads are in Region 4 where Grundy Center is the one seed. The Class 3A Region 3 bracket contains a half dozen area teams with Red Oak being the top seed and DM Christian the #2 seed. In 4A, Lewis Central is the top seed in Region 2 which is comprised of mostly Hawkeye Ten and Raccoon River Conference teams. Abraham Lincoln is a top seed in Class 5A with the Region 1 bracket running through the Council Bluffs.
The Class 1A and 2A first round will be played October 22nd. Class 3A and 4A teams begin postseason play on October 23rd.
Immediate Coverage Area First Round Pairings
ACGC- Host Treynor**
AHSTW- At Tri-Center
Atlantic- At Red Oak
Audubon- At Glidden-Ralston
CAM- Host Orient-Mackburg
Exira-EHK- At Riverside
Griswold- At Stanton
Harlan- Host ADM
Nodaway Valley- At Mount Ayr**
Riverside- Host Exira-EHK
**Each team has a first round bye so this game will be a Regional Quarterfinal on October 28th.