A handful of Boulder County volleyball squads produced positive results in Friday and Saturday regional tournament play, despite a few teams coming in with a low seeding and an underdog status. Among these was 29th seed Silver Creek, who managed to overcome No. 8 Steamboat Springs and No. 17 Erie. Coach Jill Olson was very satisfied with the way her team came back to earn a playoff berth.

"Our girls played fantastic today," Olson said. "Today was very consistent with the way we've played all season. We have been starting slow, but we come out strong when it counts."

Looking ahead to the state tournament, Olson anticipates the Raptors to make a statement as an underdog team, relying on the team's attitude and effort to "surprise some teams."

Another notable underdog comeback came from Mead, as they also finished victorious after a tie-breaker round. The Mavericks rallied against Air Academy and Elizabeth to get the job done.

With the Raptors and the Mavericks, other BoCo teams to get a shot at a state title include Fairview, Holy Family, and Longmont.



5A local regional tournaments

Region 6

(6) Legend 3, (31) Legacy 0

(19) Brighton 3, (31) Legacy 1

(6) Legend 3, (19) Brighton 2

Region 9

(9) Castle View 3, (28) Boulder 1

(16) Denver East 3, (28) Boulder 0

(16) Denver East 3, (9) Castle View 1

Region 11

(11) Highlands Ranch 3, (26) Columbine 1

(14) Fairview 3, (26) Columbine 0

(14) Fairview 3, (11) Highlands Ranch 1


4A local regional tournaments

Region 4

(4) Holy Family 3, (33) Niwot 2

(21) Battle Mountain 3, (33) Niwot 0

(4) Holy Family 3, (21) Battle Mountain 0

Region 6

(6) Longmont 3, (31) Woodland Park 0

(19) Valor Christian 3, (31) Woodland Park 0

(6) Longmont 3, (19) Valor Christian 1

Region 8

(8) Steamboat Springs 3, (29) Silver Creek 0

(29) Silver Creek 3, (17) Erie 1

(17) Erie 3, (8) Steamboat Springs 1

Tiebreaker No. 1: Silver Creek 1, Erie 0

Tiebreaker No. 2: Silver Creek 1, Steamboat Springs 0

Region 12

At Air Academy HS, Saturday, 12 p.m.

(25) Mead 3, (12) Air Academy 2

(13) Elizabeth 3, (25) Mead 1

(12) Air Academy 3, (13) Elizabeth 0

Tiebreaker No. 1: Mead 1, Elizabeth 0

Tiebreaker No. 2: Mead 1, Air Academy 0


3A local regional tournaments

Region 1

(1) Eaton 3, (36) Jefferson Academy 0

(24) Salida 3, (36) Jefferson Academy 0

(1) Eaton 3, (24) Salida 0

Region 12

At Pagosa Springs HS, Saturday, 10 a.m.

(12) Pagosa Springs 3, (25) DSST- Stapleton 1

(13) Peak to Peak 3, (25) DSST-Stapleton 2

(12) Pagosa Springs 3, (13) Peak to Peak 1


2A local regional tournaments

Region F

Yuma 3, Wiggins 0

Lyons 3, Wiggins 0

Yuma 3, Lyons 0


1A local regional tournaments

Region D

Longmont Christian 3, Community Christian 0

Prairie 3, Longmont Christian 0

Prairie 3, Community Christian 0