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Volleyball: BOLD locks up No. 2 seed in 2A-North

Warriors open playoffs on Oct. 27 against No. 7 G-F-W

Grace Tersteeg, 3, and the rest of the BOLD volleyball team react after a kill by Tersteeg during the first set of a West Central Conference match against West Central Area on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 at BOLD High School in Olivia.
Grace Tersteeg, 3, and the rest of the BOLD volleyball team react after a kill by Tersteeg during the first set of a West Central Conference match against West Central Area on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 at BOLD High School in Olivia.
Joe Brown / West Central Tribune
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OLIVIA — BOLD volleyball will be one of the teams to beat in the Section 2A-North tournament.

The Warriors (20-3-1) earned the No. 2 seed in the upcoming section tournament.

Ranked 10th in Class A, the Warriors open the playoffs on Thursday, Oct. 27 at home against No. 7 Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop (8-16).

The 2A-North top seed is defending state champion Mayer Lutheran (19-4). The Crusaders are ranked third in Class A.

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MACCRAY senior outside hitter Sydney Thein spikes the ball during a match against the Renville County West Jaguars on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at MACCRAY High School in Clara City.
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  • MACCRAY (19-10) is the top area team in the Section 3A-North bracket, earning the No. 2 seed. Ranked ninth in Class A, the Wolverines’ first postseason game takes place at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. They will play the winner of Monday’s play-in match between No. 10 Lakeview (2-19) and No. 7 Yellow Medicine East (6-16). In another play-in match Monday, No. 9 Central Minnesota Christian (8-18) heads to No. 8 Dawson-Boyd (7-17). Matches set for the quarterfinals on Friday, Oct. 28 include: No. 5 Renville County West (15-11) at No. 4 Wabasso (17-7); and No. 6 Lac qui Parle Valley (13-8) at No. 3 Canby (15-14). 
  • Montevideo is the No. 7 seed in the Section 3AA-South bracket. The Thunder Hawks (4-16) travel to Jackson to take on No. 2 Jackson County Central (18-11). Other 3AA-South quarterfinal matches include: No. 8 St. James (3-18) at No. 1 Pipestone (22-5); No. 5 Luverne (14-7) at No. 4 Redwood Valley (16-11); and No. 6 Fairmont (5-18) at No. 3 Windom (17-10). 
  • Seeding for Section 3AA-North — with New London-Spicer, Paynesville, Litchfield, Minnewaska and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City — takes place Friday. Section 6A-South — with Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg and Benson — will be seeded Saturday. Willmar finds out its playoff fate Sunday when Section 2AAA determines its seeds.

Section breakdowns

2A-North

Round 1

(7 p.m. Monday)

9-Nicollet at 8-Lester Prairie

Quarterfinals

(7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27)

Nicollet/LP winner at 1-Mayer Lutheran

5-Sleepy Eye at 4-Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s

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6-Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart at 3-New Ulm Cathedral

7-Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at 2-BOLD

Semifinals

(on Tuesday, Nov. 1)

6/7:30 p.m. at Sibley East High School, Arlington

Sub-section final

(on Thursday, Nov. 3)

6 p.m. at Mankato East High School

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Section championship

(on Saturday, Nov. 5)

6 p.m. at St. Peter High School

3A-North

Round 1

(7 p.m. Monday)

9-Central Minnesota Christian at 8-Dawson-Boyd

10-Lakeview at 7-Yellow Medicine East

Quarterfinals

(7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28)

CMCS/D-B winner at 1-Minneota

5-Renville County West at 4-Wabasso

Lakeview/YME winner at 2-MACCRAY

6-Lac qui Parle Valley at 3-Canby

Semifinals

(on Tuesday, Nov. 1)

5:30/7 p.m. at Southwest Minnesota State, Marshall

Sub-section final

(on Thursday, Nov. 3)

7:30 p.m. at Southwest Minnesota State, Marshall

Section championship

(on Saturday, Nov. 5)

5 p.m. at Southwest Minnesota State, Marshall

3AA-South

Quarterfinals

(7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28)

8-St. James at 1-Pipestone

5-Luverne at 4-Redwood Valley

7-Montevideo at 2-Jackson County Central

6-Fairmont at 3-Windom

Semifinals

(on Tuesday, Nov. 1)

7 p.m. at high seed

Sub-section final

(on Thursday, Nov. 3)

7 p.m. at neutral site

Section championship

(on Saturday, Nov. 5)

7:30 p.m. at Southwest Minnesota State, Marshall

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