Volleyball regional pairings are announced

Regional assignments and pairings were released late Friday for the 2013 Iowa high school volleyball playoffs.

Newton received a first-round bye in the Class 4A, Region 4. The Cardinals will host a second-round match Oct. 31. Grinnell plays ADM on Oct. 28 and the winner comes to Newton.

On the other side of the Region 4 bracket, Saydel plays Ballard on Oct. 28 with the winner advancing to play Waverly-Shell Rock on Oct. 31. Winners of the second-round matches meet in the regional championship match on Nov. 11 at Grundy Center.

Prairie City-Monroe is in the Class 3A, Region 5 bracket. It plays at Bondurant-Farrar Oct. 28. The winner moves on to face the winner of the Mid-Prairie and Williamsburg match Oct. 31 at Boundurant. The championship match is Nov. 5 at Huxley.

In the other side of the bracket, Benton plays South Tama and East Marshall takes on Nevada. The winners play at Nevada Oct. 31.

Colfax-Mingo plays at Collins-Maxwell/Baxter Oct. 22 in the Class 2A, Region 5 tournament. The winner advances to take on West Marshall on Oct. 29. BCL-UW plays South Hardin on Oct. 22 and the winner plays Grundy Center on Oct. 29. The semifinal match is Nov. 1 at Grundy Center.

In the top half of the regional bracket, Madrid plays Woodward-Granger and Prairie Valley plays Ogden in first-round action. The winner of the Madrid-Woodard-Granger match plays South Hamilton, while the winner of Prairie Valley-Ogden plays South Central Calhoun on Oct. 29. The semifinal match in Nov. 1 at Lake City.

The 2A, Region 5 championship match is Nov. 6 at Webster City.

Pella Christian is in the Class 2A, Region 4. The Eagles open regional play against Cardinal at home Oct. 22. The winner plays at Eddyville-Blakesburg. Pleasantville plays Van Meer in the opening round, with the winner taking on BGM. The semifinal match is Nov. 1 at Eddyville.

Central Decatur plays Mount Ayr in the top half of the bracket, and the winner plays Southwest Valley. Also in that part of the bracket, Earlham plays Nodaway Valley on Oct. 22, with the winner taking on Des Moines Christian. The semifinal match is Nov. 1 at Greenfield.

The 2A, Region 4 championship match is No. 6 at Pella Christian.

Lynnville-Sully is in Region 6 of the Class 1A playoffs. It plays at Meskwaki Settlement in Tama on Oct. 22. The winner plays at Belle Plaine on Oct. 29. The winner of that match advances into a semifinal match. The championship match is Nov.6 at Center Point.

Other pairings in the opening round of the 1A, Region 6 are Iowa Mennonite at Montezuma, English Valley at HLV, Waterloo Christian at GMG, Don Bosco at East Buchanan, Valley Lutheran at Dunkerton, and West Central at Janesville.