Grand Valley teams are on the road for VB districts

The Southwestern League volleyball team got little respect from the state playoff selection committee.

None of the league’s three Class 5A qualifying teams got a seed in the top half of the 48-team bracket.
Central, which finished second to 4A Montrose in the league standings, got the 26th seed.

The Warriors travel to Denver for their district tournament Saturday.

In addition to the host Denver East, the district lineup consists of Doherty, Legacy, Dakota Ridge and Littleton.

Fruita Monument is the 31st seed and will play in the District 2 tournament at Grandview High School in Aurora.

Arapahoe, Ponderosa, Fountain-Fort Carson and Hinkley are also in the district.

Durango, the 27th seed, is in the District 6 tournament at Fort Collins.

Eagle Valley, the 4A Western Slope League champion, is hosting its first-ever district tournament. The Devils will face some familiar teams as Steamboat Springs, Delta and Glenwood Springs are in the district along with Montezuma-Cortez and Mullen.

Montrose, Battle Mountain and Palisade will also compete in the same district. All travel to Highlands Ranch for a district that also includes host Rock Canyon, Harrison and Cañon City.

By winning the 3A WSL, Coal Ridge will play host to the District 6 tournament in New Castle on Saturday.

Only 32 teams qualified in the lower three classifications, resulting in four-team districts.

Also playing at Coal Ridge are The Classical Academy, Roaring Fork and Salida.

Basalt is the second seed in District 5, which is hosted by Colorado Springs Christian. Buena Vista and Manitou Springs will also compete.

Gunnison is the second seed in District 7, which consists of host Bayfield, St. Mary’s and James Irwin.
Aspen, the WSL’s fourth qualifier, travels to Lamar for the District 8 tournament along with Monte Vista and Rye.

The Class 2A District 3 and District 5 tournament will be finalized today.

The Class 1A Mountain League holds its district tournament Saturday at De Beque.


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