Section brackets are out for several local teams. Blooming Prairie opens their subsection at home Monday, October 26. NRHEG and Medford play home matches October 29.


Blooming Prairie (8-15) heads into the Section 1A, West Subsection playoffs coming off a three-set sweep of NRHEG on Thursday. The Awesome Blossoms are the No. 7 seed and entertain No. 10 Leroy-Ostrander on Monday at 7PM. The winner goes to No. 2 Hayfield on Thursday, October 29. Medford (15-11) is the No. 3 seed and plays their first match at home Thursday against the winner of Grand Meadow (16-15) and Glenville-Emmons (0-19). Defending state champion Faribault Bethlehem Academy is the top seed.

NRHEG (12-12) is the No. 2 seed in Section 2AA, South Subsection. The Panthers host No. 7 Waseca (4-11) Thursday. The winner goes to Mankato East High School on Monday, November 2, to play the winner of St. Peter (10-15) and Blue Earth Area (8-19). HVL champion Kenyon-Wanamingo is the top seed.

Section brackets for Triton and Owatonna will be released soon. The Cobras will open on the road Thursday. The Huskies will have a home match either Wednesday or Friday depending on whether they get a first-round bye.

Volleyball section pairings

Section 1A, West Subsection
First round, October 26 / 27
Leroy-Ostrander at Blooming Prairie
Glenville-Emmons at Grand Meadow
Randolph at Southland
Quarterfinals, October 29
Southland / Randolph winner at Faribault BA
Lyle-Pacelli at Goodhue
Blooming Prairie / Leroy-Ostrander winner at Hayfield
Grand Meadow / Glenville-Emmons winner at Medford
Semifinals, October 31 at Mayo Civic Center

Section 2AA, South Subsection
Quarterfinals, October 29
Waseca at NRHEG
Blue Earth Area at St. Peter
Fairmont at Tri-City United
Maple River at Kenyon-Wanamingo
Semifinals, November 2 at Mankato East High School


Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media