Holy Family's volleyball team is seeded fifth in the Class 3A state tournament held Friday and Saturday at the Denver Coliseum.
DAVID R JENNINGS
Holy Family’s volleyball team is seeded fifth in the Class 3A state tournament held Friday and Saturday at the Denver Coliseum.

One of the most anticipated events of the high school sports year begins Friday at the Denver Coliseum, where the 60 remaining volleyball teams from across five classifications converge to fight for the state championships. Among them are BoCoPreps.com area teams Longmont (Class 4A), Holy Family (3A) and Lyons (2A).

Longmont (24-1) swept its way through the regional tournament it hosted last Saturday, earning the Trojans a No. 2 seed in a pool with No. 7 Ponderosa and No. 11 Pueblo West. The Trojans were led at regionals by Becca Mau’s 33 total kills in three-game sweeps of D’Evelyn and Palmer Ridge, and now LHS is focused on bringing home the 4A championship after going 1-1 at state last year.

Holy Family takes aim at the 3A title after winning Region 5 handily, too. The Tigers (20-5) beat St. Mary’s and Bennett in three sets apiece, relying heavily on Blayke Hranicka (29 total kills) to advance. HFHS earned a No. 5 seed and will match up with No. 4 Platte Valley and No. 9 Coal Ridge in the pool play portion of the tournament.

Lyons did not win its regional — that distinction went to Yuma — but the Lions had a high enough ranking to earn on the four wild-card berths in the 2A tournament field with a 16-9 mark. LHS was placed as a No. 7 seed and will battle Lutheran and Colorado Springs School for the right to advance to the semifinals.

Tournament action begins each day at 8 a.m., with subsequent matches starting eight minutes after a court opens up. Here are the complete pool play schedules for all five classes:

Class 5A

POOL PLAY

All times TBA

In match order

Friday

(8) Rampart vs. (12) Castle View, 8 a.m.

(5) Cherry Creek vs. (9) Fruita Monument

(1) Grandview vs. (12) Castle View

(4) Mountain Vista vs. (9) Fruita Monument

(2) Arapahoe vs. (11) Cherokee Trail

(3) Fossil Ridge vs. (10) Pine Creek

(7) Doherty vs. (11) Cherokee Trail

(6) Eaglecrest vs. (10) Pine Creek

Saturday

(4) Mountain Vista vs. (5) Cherry Creek, 8 a.m.

(1) Grandview vs. (8) Rampart

(3) Fossil Ridge vs. (6) Eaglecrest

(2) Arapahoe vs. (7) Doherty

 

Class 4A

POOL PLAY

All times TBA

In match order

Friday

(8) Roosevelt vs. (12) Coronado, 8 a.m.

(5) Montrose vs. (9) Elizabeth

(1) Lewis-Palmer vs. (12) Coronado

(4) Thomas Jefferson vs. (9) Elizabeth

(2) Longmont vs. (11) Pueblo West

(3) Cheyenne Mountain vs. (10) Valor Christian

(7) Ponderosa vs. (11) Pueblo West

(6) Air Academy vs. (10) Valor Christian

Saturday

(4) Thomas Jefferson vs. (5) Montrose, 8 a.m.

(1) Lewis-Palmer vs. (8) Roosevelt

(3) Cheyenne Mountain vs. (6) Air Academy

(2) Longmont vs. (7) Ponderosa


Class 3A

POOL PLAY

All times TBA

In match order

Friday

(8) Bayfield vs. (12) Lamar, 8 a.m.

(5) Holy Family vs. (9) Coal Ridge

(1) Eaton vs. (12) Lamar

(4) Platte Valley vs. (9) Coal Ridge

(2) Valley vs. (11) Machebeuf

(3) Manitou Springs vs. (10) Sterling

(7) University vs. (11) Machebeuf

(6) Gunnison vs. (10) Sterling

Saturday

(4) Platte Valley vs. (5) Holy Family, 8 a.m.

(1) Eaton vs. (8) Bayfield

(3) Manitou Springs vs. (6) Gunnison

(2) Valley vs. (7) University


Class 2A

POOL PLAY

All times TBA

In match order

Friday

(8) Ridgway vs. (12) Meeker, 8 a.m.

(5) Sangre de Cristo vs. (9) Yuma

(1) Resurrection Christian vs. (12) Meeker

(4) Paonia vs. (9) Yuma

(2) Lutheran vs. (11) Colorado Springs School

(3) Fowler vs. (10) Akron

(7) Lyons vs. (11) Colorado Springs School

(6) Swink vs. (10) Akron

Saturday

(4) Paonia vs. (5) Sangre de Cristo, 8 a.m.

(1) Resurrection Christian vs. (8) Ridgway

(3) Fowler vs. (6) Swink

(2) Lutheran vs. (7) Lyons

 

Class 1A

POOL PLAY

All times TBA

In match order

Friday

(8) Vail Christian vs. (12) Kit Carson, 8 a.m.

(5) Eads vs. (9) Stratton

(1) Dove Creek vs. (12) Kit Carson

(4) Fleming vs. (9) Stratton

(2) Caliche vs. (11) Idalia

(3) Otis vs. (10) Rocky Mountain Lutheran

(7) Hi-Plains vs. (11) Idalia

(6) Flagler vs. (10) Rocky Mountain Lutheran

Saturday

(4) Fleming vs. (5) Eads, 8 a.m.

(1) Dove Creek vs. (8) Vail Christian

(3) Otis vs. (6) Flagler

(2) Caliche vs. (7) Hi-Plains