State volleyball tournament opens on November 7
FASTS FACTS for the upcoming state volleyball tournament, with the schedule as follows at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
All quarterfinals will be played on Thursday, November 7. Class AAA matches are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and Class A will follow at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Class AA teams will compete at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Detailed Class 1A quarterfinal match-ups can be viewed below. Championship and consolation semifinals in all classes are on Friday, Nov. 8 with the consolation final, third-place and championship matches scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9. For a complete schedule, see the Minnesota State High School League's website at http://www.mshsl.org.
Internet streaming: School Space Media will livestream all championship matches, starting with the quarterfinals. There is no charge for viewing. Find the stream at http://www.prepspotlight.tv.
Tickets: Single session: $16 for adults and $10 for students. Daily passes: $26 for adults and $17 for students.
Gates open: 8 a.m. each day.
Social media: fans can follow the tournament on the League's Facebook page and on Twitter at @MSHSL and @MSHSLJohn. For B-B-E Jaguar fans, results will be posted right away at the Jaguars Sports blog after each state tournament match. Random updates will be posted as often as possible during each state match: http://bbejaguars.blogspot.com. The Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper's Twitter page will have additional posts as frequently as possible along with web article links and more each day: @bonanzavalley.
The quarterfinal match ups in Class 1A are as follows:
No. 1 Seed Minneota (30-3) vs. Greenway, Coleraine (26-4), 1 p.m. – The defending champions from Minneota return for their third consecutive appearance and 13th overall. The Vikings are in the hunt for their third title. In addition to last year, they also won in 2006. Greenway returns for the first time since 2001. This is the fifth appearance for the Raiders, who won one previous championship in 1985.
No. 4 Seed Mounds Park Academy, St. Paul (25-4) vs. No. 5 Seed Fosston (28-6), 1 p.m. – Mounds Park Academy is making its debut appearance. The Greyhounds of Fosston are making their 12th appearance, but first since 2004. If they win, it would be their fourth title. They won previously in 2001, 2002, and 2004.
No. 2 Seed Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (32-2) vs. Henning (23-5-2), 3 p.m. – Waterville-Elysian- Morristown is making its second appearance, but first since 2015. The Buccaneers also won their only championship in 2015. The Henning Hornets are making their first tournament appearance.
No. 3 Seed Medford (24-8) vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (23-8), 3 p.m. – The Medford Tigers are making their second consecutive and overall appearance. They went home with the runner-up hardware last year. The Jaguars of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa return for their second consecutive appearance and sixth overall. They placed fourth in 2018.
Click here for the Bonanza Valley Voice photo gallery from the 2018 state volleyball quarterfinals! Re-live the fun and excitement! (short link) https://bit.ly/2Ngy7DR.