Middle school volleyball brackets are set
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
The brackets for the middle school volleyball tournament were released Friday.
Mabel, which went through the regular season with a 13-1 record, is the No. 1 seed of the tournament. Mabel plays No. 8-seed Valle Crucis (1-11) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lentz-Eggers Gym at Watauga High School.
The winner plays the winner of match between No. 4 seeded Blowing Rock and No. 5-seeded Bethel. Blowing Rock finished with the season with an 8-6 record, while Bethel finished 5-9. Their match begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auxiliary gym at Watauga High.
Hardin Park (11-3), seeded third in the tournament, plays No. 6-seeded Cove Creek in the bottom bracket. That match begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auxiliary gym.
The fourth match of the tournament begins at 6:30 p.m. in Lentz-Eggers Gym on Tuesday. That match pits No. 2-seeded Green Valley against No. 7-seeded Parkway. Green Valley goes into the match with an 11-3 record, while Parkway is 3-11.
The semifinals are Thursday in Lentz-Eggers Gym. The top bracket game begins at 4:30 p.m., which will be followed by the bottom bracket. The finals are Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Middle school tournament brackets
First round matches
1. Mabel (13-1) vs. 8. Valle Crucis (1-11), 5:30 p.m. main gym
4. Blowing Rock (8-6) vs. 5. Bethel (5-9), 6:30p.m. auxiliary gym
3. Hardin Park (11-3) vs. 6. Cove Creek (4-10), 5:30 p.m. auxiliary gym
2. Green Valley (11-3) vs. 7. Parkway (3-11), 6:30 p.m. main gym
Semifinals (All matches in main gym)
Mabel/Valle Crucis winner vs. Blowing Rock/Bethel winner, 4:30 p.m.
Hardin Park/Cove Creek winner vs. Green Valley/Parkway winner, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.