SPORTS

Volleyball regionals get underway Tuesday in 2A, 1A

Top area 2A teams getting started include Regina, Jesup, Montezuma

The state tournament at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids is the destination for area volleyball teams opening regional play this week. (The Gazette)
The state tournament at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids is the destination for area volleyball teams opening regional play this week. (The Gazette)

The postseason volleyball trek begins Tuesday with first-round regional matches in Class 2A and Class 1A.

Top area small-school teams like North Cedar (2A, River Valley Conference tournament champion) and Springville (1A, Tri-Rivers Conference tournament champion) earned first-round byes, and won’t play until the quarterfinals next Monday.

Iowa City Regina (21-13) is probably the best area team in action Tuesday. The Regals host Lisbon (12-14) at 7 p.m.; a victory would give the Regals a shot at archrival West Branch (19-15) in the quarterfinals.

Other top area 2A squads playing Tuesday are Jesup (20-13, at home against North Linn) and Montezuma (27-8, 14 straight wins, at Colfax-Mingo).

Tournaments continue Wednesday with regional quarterfinals in 5A, 4A and 3A.

CLASS 2A REGIONAL FIRST ROUND

(All matches, 7 p.m.)

Region 6

Nashua-Plainfield at Saint Ansgar

MFL MarMac at Postville

Aplington-Parkersburg at Denver

North Linn at Jesup

Region 7

Alburnett at Maquoketa Valley

Clayton Ridge at Cascade

Durant at Calamus-Wheatland

Lisbon at Iowa City Regina

Region 8

Louisa-Muscatine at Highland

Columbus Junction at Wapello

Van Buren at Danville

Pekin at Cardinal

CLASS 1A REGIONAL FIRST ROUND

(All matches, 7 p.m.)

Region 4

Meskwaki Settlement at BGM

Colo-Nesco at Garwin GMG

Gladbrook-Reinbeck at North Tama

Iowa Christian at Lamoni

Lynnville-Sully at Southeast Warren

Melcher-Dallas at Ankeny Christian

Region 6

Riceville at Turkey Valley

Waterloo Christian at Dunkerton

Valley Lutheran at Don Bosco

Lansing Kee at Elkader Central

West Central at East Buchanan

Region 7

Cedar Valley Christian at Central City

HLV at Belle Plaine

Iowa Mennonite at Lone Tree

Midland at Bellevue Marquette

Rivermont Collegiate at Prince of Peace

Region 8

Winfield-Mount Union at WACO

Burlington Notre Dame at New London

Keota at English Valleys

Tri-County at Twin Cedars

Moulton-Udell at Seymour

Moravia at Wayne

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