IHSAA VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT STARTS THIS WEEK; PAIRINGS FOR HOWARD COUNTY SQUADS

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INDIANAPOLIS – With 398 teams entered along with 5,552 participants, initial match-ups for the 45th Annual IHSAA Volleyball State Tournament were drawn in Indianapolis. Sectional play begins on Tuesday, Oct. 18, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 22, at 64 sites across the four enrollment classifications. Those sectional champions will advance to a one-match regional on the home court of one of the participating teams on Tuesday, Oct. 25, to be followed by a four-team semi-state on Saturday, Oct. 29. The four state championship matches at Ball State University’s Worthen Arena are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5.

In Class A, No. 1 Christian Academy of Indiana, the defending state champ, will take on Rock Creek Academy in Sectional 62 at South Central (Elizabeth). In Class 2A, top-ranked defending champ Wapahani will host Lapel in the Sectional 40 opening match. In 3A, No. 1 Yorktown will meet Guerin Catholic in the first match of Sectional 24 at Delta. And in Class 4A, top-ranked Hamilton Southeastern drew Carmel in Sectional 8 at Fishers.

Providence, which has won three consecutive state championships and 20 straight state tournament matches, will meet host Brownstown Central in Sectional 30. Fourth-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral, last year’s Class 4A state champion, will play Lawrence Central in Sectional 10 at Lawrence North.

Top 10 All-Time Sectional Championships: (37) Jasper; (34) Castle; (32) Bellmont, Evansville Mater Dei; (31) Carmel; (30) Providence; (29) Muncie Burris; (27) Center Grove; (25) New Castle, Roncalli.

Schools Playing Up One Class due to Tournament Success Factor: Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran (Class 4A Sectional 6), Brebeuf Jesuit (Class 4A Sectional 11), Providence (Class 3A Sectional 30), Barr-Reeve (Class 2A Sectional 47) and Wes-Del (Class 2A Sectional 40).

CLASS 4A SECTIONAL 7 AT ZIONSVILLE

October 20 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

M1: Harrison defeated Lafayette Jefferson 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 29-27)

M2: McCutcheon defeated Logansport 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-15)

October 22 at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

M3: McCutcheon defeated Harrison 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-22)

M4: #10 Zionsville defeated KOKOMO (17-14) 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-18)

October 22 at 7 p.m.

M5: #10 Zionsville defeated McCutcheon 3-0 (26-24, 25-22, 25-21)

CLASS 3A SECTIONAL 20 AT WESTERN

October 18 at 7 p.m.

M1: Benton Central defeated Maconaquah 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-18)

October 20 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

M2: WESTERN defeated NORTHWESTERN 3-2 (29-27, 25-22, 15-25, 22-25, 15-11)

M3: Twin Lakes defeated Peru 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-21)

October 22 at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

M4: Benton Central defeated West Lafayette 3-2 (25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-13)

M5: WESTERN defeated Twin Lakes 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-16)

October 22 at 7 p.m.

M6: Benton Central defeated WESTERN 3-1 (16-25, 25-20, 25-13, 25-11)

CLASS 2A SECTIONAL 39 AT MADISON-GRANT

October 20 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

M1: #6 Alexandria defeated EASTERN 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-17)

M2: #5 Madison-Grant defeated TAYLOR 3-0 (25-8, 25-2, 25-6)

October 22 at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

M3: #6 Alexandria defeated #5 Madison-Grant 3-2 (25-20, 22-25, 28-26, 18-25, 15-11)

M4: Elwood defeated Estbrook 3-0 (25-10, 26-24, 25-14)

October 22 at 7 p.m.

M5: #6 Alexandria defeated Elwood 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-12)

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