The Milbank Area Lady Bulldogs host the Webster Area Bearcats in the opening round of the Region 1A volleyball tournament. The match is Tuesday, October 31, at 7 p.m. at the Milbank Armory.
The Lady Bulldogs finished their regular season with a 10-14 record. They are the No. 4 seed in the tournament. Webster Area is 5-21 this season and holds the No. 5 seed.
Groton Area, at 17-5, is the No. 1 seed and has a bye the first round. The winner of the Milbank – Webster match faces Groton Thursday, November 2, at 7 p.m. in Groton.
The other first round matches pit No. 2 Redfield-Doland against No. 7 Tiospa Zina, and No. 3 Aberdeen Roncalli faces No. 6 Sisseton. The winners of those two matches battle it out in the semi-final round Thursday, November 2.
The winners of the two semi-final matches advance to the Sweet 16 tournament. Those 16 teams will be re-seeded for the Sweet 16 games onTuesday, November 7. The eight teams who win a Sweet 16 game, advance to the State Class A high school volleyball tournament November 16-18 in Rapid City.