RAPID CITY, S.D. (GoWatertown.net) — The 2019 Combined State Volleyball Tournaments begin today at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.
In Class B, the defending champion Warner (27-9) comes into the tournament as the five seed and will face the four seed Faith (30-3) at 3:45 p.m. CST in the opening round. The one seed and undefeated Northwestern (30-0) will face the eight seed Bridgewater-Emery (28-6) to open the tournament at 2 p.m. CST. There will be no rematch of the 2018 Warner vs Northwestern championship game as the Monarchs and Wildcats are on the same side of the bracket this year.
In the night session of the B, three seed Ethan (27-6) will take on the six seed Burke (32-5) at 5:30 p.m. and the two seed Chester (24-7) will face the seven seed Faulkton (22-5) at 7:15 p.m.
In Class A, the defending champion Sioux Falls Christian (26-9) comes into the tournament as the five seed and will face the four seed Winner (26-4) at 3:45 p.m. The one seed Miller (32-2) will open the tournament at 2 p.m. facing Elk Point-Jefferson (21-12). Much like the B, there will be no rematch of the 2018 Miller vs Sioux Falls Christian championship game as both teams are on the same side of the bracket this year.
The night session of the A includes the three seed McCook Central/Montrose (24-3) vs the six seed Groton Area (26-7) at 5:30 p.m. and the two seed Dakota Valley (29-3) vs the seven seed Madison (23-8) at 7:15 p.m.
Watertown (25-2) is the number one seed coming into the Class AA tournament and will face the nine seeded Harrisburg (15-10) at 2 p.m. central time on Thursday.
The Arrows have defeated the Tigers twice this season. Once on September 3rd, 3-0 and on September 28th, 3-0. The purple and gold have combined to outscored Harrisburg 150-94.
Todd Enderson will have coverage of the Watertown Arrows in the AA State Volleyball Tournament from Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on 950 KWAT and GoWatertown.net.
The 3:45 game will feature the four seed Sioux Falls Roosevelt vs the five seed Sioux Falls Washington. The three seed Huron will face the six seed Sioux Falls Lincoln at 5:30 p.m. The final game will feature the two seeded Sioux Falls O’Gorman taking on the defending AA champions and seven seeded Rapid City Stevens.
The Combined State Volleyball Tournament runs November 21-13 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.
(Brent Nathaniel, Watertown Radio Sports)