Volleyball postseason matches set


By Bryan Walters - bwalters@aimmediamidwest.com



The high school postseason is just around the corner, but the tournament roads were paved Sunday afternoon during the 2017 OHSAA Southeast District volleyball tournament selection meeting.

Six area schools — Gallia Academy, Meigs, River Valley, Southern, South Gallia and Eastern — now know where their opening games will be and who they will be facing in their respective sectional matchups.

Four of the six local teams will host at least one postseason match, while only one of the six programs needs just one win to advance to the district tournament.

Starting in Division II, Gallia Academy came away with the second overall seed in the South bracket and will host a sectional semifinal contest at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, against seventh seeded Vinton County.

If the Blue Angels win, they will advance to the sectional finals and host the winner of the Athens-Waverly contest at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

River Valley earned an eight seed and will travel to top-seeded Unioto for a sectional semifinal contest at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. The winner hosts the winner of the Warren-Jackson contest in a sectional final at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

The D-2 district tournament will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 28, at Southeastern High School in Londonderry.

Eastern came away with the three seed in the Division IV East bracket and will host the winner of the Symmes Valley-Belpre match in a sectional final at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.

Southern earned the eight seed in the East bracket of Division IV and will host ninth seeded South Webster in a sectional semifinal at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16. The winner travels to face top-seeded Waterford in a sectional final at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.

South Gallia earned the 10 seed and will travel to seventh seeded Trimble for a sectional semifinal contest at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16.

The D-4 district tournament will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 28, at Jackson High School in the Apple City.

Meigs came away with the eight seed in the Division III North bracket and will host ninth-seeded New Lexington in a sectional semifinal at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. The winner travels to top-seeded Southeastern for a sectional final at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

The D-3 district semifinals will be held October 24-26, and the district finals will happen on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Waverly High School in Waverly.

Visit seodab.org for complete pairings of the 2017 OHSAA Southeast District volleyball tournament.

By Bryan Walters

bwalters@aimmediamidwest.com

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.