Monday night was a full night of postseason volleyball in Class 1A and 2A and three area teams kept their state tournament dreams alive.
In Class 1A Region 4, the Montezuma Bravettes swept Grand View Christian in three sets (26-24, 25-23, 25-18). Grand View Christian battled back late in all three sets, but Monte was able to hold off the Thunder with a balanced offensive attack. The Bravettes were led by junior Riley Gatton, who finished with 16 kills.
Montezuma will now face off against #8 North Tama in Traer on Thursday in the Region 4 semifinals. Monte enters at #11 in the final IGHSAU rankings. That game can be heard on 104.9 FM KBOE and kboeradio.com starting around 6:45 PM on Thursday evening. First serve is at 7 PM.
Region 6 saw BGM get ousted in straight sets. The Bears were beaten on the road by Iowa Valley in Marengo by scores of 25-5, 25-12, 25-9. BGM’s season ends with a record of 4-25.
In Class 1A Region 7, English Valleys battled hard in Victor but eventually fell in straight sets to HLV (25-15, 25-14, 25-21). EV ends their season with a record of 12-15.
Class 1A Region 8 included Moravia, but the Mohawks were dominated by New London on the road in straight sets (25-5, 25-7, 25-7). Moravia finishes 2017 with a 13-15 record.
In Class 2A Region 4, Pleasantville was eliminated at the hands of Des Moines Christian in straight sets (25-11, 25-7, 25-11). The Trojans end their season with a record of 6-14.
Class 2A Region 5 produced two winners from our listening area. Pekin took out Sigourney in straight sets in a game heard on 99.5 FM/740 AM KMZN and 97.1 FM KMYQ. The Panthers moved on with scores of 25-17, 25-20, 25-16. Sigourney’s season finishes with a record of 11-17.
Pekin will now face Pella Christian, who upset Van Meter on the road in four sets. The Eagles won the first, second, and fourth sets in a tight matchup. The final scores were 25-21, 25-19, 20-25, 28-26. Pekin and PC will now play at Pella High School at 7 PM on Thursday night in the regional semifinals.
The action doesn’t stop as Class 3A, 4A and 5A play their regional semifinals Tuesday night.
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont will host Davis County in a matchup between South Central Conference opponents in Class 3A Region 8. John Hirl and Tony Fenton will be on the call on 104.9 FM KBOE and kboeradio.com. Pregame show will start around 6:45 PM for the first serve at 7 PM.
Oskaloosa will be in action in the Class 4A Region 4 semifinals against #9 Pella. This matchup is a rematch between two Little Hawkeye Conference schools. You can hear all the action with Emery Songer on 99.5 FM/740 AM KMZN and radiokmzn.com with the pregame show starting at 6:40 PM with the first serve at 7 PM.
In Class 5A Region 5, Ottumwa travels to face Waukee at 7 PM.