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(Update) Prep volleyball playoff pairings released

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(Update) Prep volleyball playoff pairings released
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Playoff pairings for prep regional volleyball tournaments have been released. First round matches are on Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. and three county teams will be at home.

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In Division 2, Prescott and Ellsworth and square off right away.  The two Highway 10 rivals will meet Tuesday in Prescott. EHS, 12-15 overall, is a No. 5 feed and PHS, 26-16 overall, is seeded No. 4 . The winner is at No. 1 seeded and Middle Border Conference champion Osceola on Thursday.  The Cardinals rallied form a 2-0 deficit to beat Ellsworth 3-2 a few weeks ago. Prescott's win is what helped the Cards' finish above. 500 and in the top half in the MBC.

In Division 3, Spring Valley, 25-8 overall, is a No. 6 seed and will host No. 11 Augusta. The winner faces either No. 3 Arcadia or No. 14 Osseo-Fairchild on Thursday. SV is in a seeded half-sectional bracket. The top seed in this half of the Durand Sectional is No. 2 ranked Eau Claire Regis.

In Division 4, Elmwood, 5-20 overall, is at No. 3 ranked Clayton in a No. 2-No. 15 seed match-up. The Luck Sectional which Elmwood is a part of is loaded with some of the state's best teams, including No. 10 Turtle Lake, No. 7 Mercer, No. 4 Lake Holcombe, Clayton and the state's top team and sectional host Luck.

Plum City is in the Onalaska Luther Sectional. The top seed in its regional is Cochrane-Fountain City, who the Blue Devils beat last season for the regional title. The two teams may well meet again on Thursday if PC, a No. 4 seed, gets past No. 5 Eleva-Strum at Plum City while C-FC hosts No. 8 Alma Center Lincoln. The other half of the bracket has No. 2 Gilmanton hosting No. 7 Alma while No. 3 Pepin takes on No. 6 Independence at Pepin.

Regional championship matches are on Saturday at 7 p.m. with the highest remaining seed hosting.

Here are links to the various prep volleyball tournament brackets.

Division 2: http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Results/Volleyball_Girls/2013/d2brac...

Division 3: http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Results/Volleyball_Girls/2013/d3brac...

Division 4: http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Results/Volleyball_Girls/2013/d4brac...

Both Ellsworth and Prescott will head into Tuesday's playoff match with some momentum. Both Middle Border Conference teams won their final regular season matches on the road, Ellsworth over Amery 3-0 and Prescott over Somerset 3-0.

Middle Border Conference Standings (final)

Osceola                        7-0

New Richmond            6-1

Baldwin-Woodville      5-2

Prescott                 4-3

Ellsworth               3-4

Somerset                      2-5

Amery                           1-6

Durand                         0-7

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Osceola def. Baldwin-Woodville 3-1 (25-18, 20-25, 25-13, 25-22)

Ellsworth def. Amery 3-0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-17)

Prescott def. Somerset 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-14)

New Richmond def. Durand 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-20)

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