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Live Saturday: Score updates for 48-team Dig for Life volleyball tournament (View Friday's Scores Here)

Posted Thursday, September 6, 2012, at 2:59 AM

I'll provide score updates for the 48-team volleyball tournament in Cape Girardeau, Mo., at this link Saturday afternoon:Score Updates

Click on blue links to view updated brackets Saturday afternoon once pool-play is completed

Gold Bracket (Note: The team finishing first in each pool qualifies for the gold bracket)

Silver Bracket (Note: The team finishing second in each pool qualifies for the silver bracket)

Bronze Bracket (Note: The team finishing third in each pool qualifies for the bronze bracket)

Here are scores / pool-play standings following 48 games on Friday. All scores were provided by the Show Me Center.

View additional information about the tournament below:


This year's tournament will take place Sept. 7-8 at Southeast Missouri State University and Notre Dame Regional High School. Both are located in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

This season 48 teams will compete in 16 three-team pools on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Bracket-play is slated for Saturday afternoon.

Scott City is the two-time defending gold bracket champion. Scott City beat Notre Dame in three sets in the 2010 gold bracket championship and Eminence in three sets in the 2011 gold bracket championship.

Here are my annual predictions regarding the four teams I feel are most likely to advance to the final four in the gold bracket:

1. Dexter - One of the most improved volleyball teams in southeast Missouri is off to a 6-2 start under veteran legendary coach Carmen Morgan who has come out of retirement to coach the Bearcats in 2012. Morgan coached Clearwater to four state titles in the 1980s and 1990s. Dexter's only losses this season are to defending Class 2 state champion St. Pius X and traditional Class 3 talent Perryville. Dexter has two-set wins against Kennett, Cape Central (2), Ste. Genevieve and Richland. It also has a three-set win against Jackson.

2. Park Hills Central - Off to a 2-1 start to the season. It suffered a three-set loss to traditional Class 1 leviathan Valle Catholic and beat Arcadia Valley, which cruised pasted Lesterville, in straight sets. Park Hills Central is also the only team to beat traditional Class 3 juggernaut DeSoto this season. This final four pick could face the toughest road to the final four with potential head-to-head matchups with Leopold, Bernie or Jackson in the first two rounds of play in the gold bracket. I would not be surprised to see Park Hills Central, Bernie, Leopold or Jackson come out of this part of the bracket and advance to the final four.

3. Notre Dame - Has an impressive 5-1-1 record with convincing two-set wins against Bernie, Farmington, Cape Central, Jefferson, and Ste. Genevieve. Its only loss is to Perryville. It may have to get past St. Vincent in the first round of the gold bracket to advance to the final four of the gold bracket. Notre Dame tied with St. Vincent last weekend in a pool-play match.

4. Perryville - An annual threat to win the 48-team tournament. Off to a 5-1-1 start. It has three-set wins against Dexter and Farmington and a two-set win against Notre Dame. It tied a match with St. Vincent. It finished second at last weekend's Notre Dame Volleyballfest. Its only loss is to last weekend's Notre Dame Volleyballfest champion St. Pius X.

An interesting side note. Three of these four teams are in the same Class 3 volleyball district at the end of the season.

Which team do you think will win this season's tournament?

Here are my annual predictions regarding which team will win each of the 16 pools:

Pool A: Hazelwood West

Pool B: Poplar Bluff

Pool C: Park Hills Central

Pool D: Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau)

Pool E: St. Vincent

Pool F: Leopold

Pool G: Bernie

Pool H: Eminence

Pool I: Lesterville

Pool J: Lebanon

Pool K: Bismarck

Pool L: Advance

Pool M: New Haven

Pool N: Jackson

Pool O: Perryville

Pool P: Dexter

See a complete pool-play schedule and bracket-play schedule below:

Bracket-Play

Click on blue links to view brackets

Gold Bracket (Note: The team finishing first in each pool qualifies for the gold bracket)

Silver Bracket (Note: The team finishing second in each pool qualifies for the silver bracket)

Bronze Bracket (Note: The team finishing third in each pool qualifies for the bronze bracket)

Pool-Play (Note: teams do not play teams within their own pool during pool-play. Therefore, a team could win every game in its pool and not win its pool. If two teams in the same pool finish with identical records win/loss point differential determines which team finishes first in each pool. Therefore, every point counts in pool-play)

Pool A: 1. Kennett, 2. Cooter, 3. Hazelwood West

Pool B: 4. Oak Ridge, 5. Poplar Bluff, 6. South Iron

Pool C: 7. Twin Rivers, 8. Central Park Hills, 9. Puxico

Pool D: 10. Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau), 11. Holcomb, 12. Oran

Pool E: 13. St. Vincent, 14. Southland, 15. Seckman

Pool F: 16. Leopold, 17. Scott City, 18. Zalma

Pool G: 19. Meadow Heights, 20. Bernie, 21. Richland

Pool H: 22. Cape Central, 23. Southern Reynolds, 24. Eminence

Pool I: 25. Woodland, 26. Lesterville, 27. Calvary Lutheran

Pool J: 28. Caruthersville, 29. Sikeston, 30. Lebanon

Pool K: 31. Malden, 32. Bismarck, 33. Gideon

Pool L: 34. Advance, 35. St. Elizabeth, 36. Senath-Hornersville

Pool M: 37. NMCC, 38. Bell City, 39. New Haven

Pool N: 40. Greenville, 41. Clearwater, 42. Jackson

Pool O: 43. Saxony Lutheran, 44. Perryville, 45. Portageville

Pool P: 46. Marquand, 47. Bloomfield, 48. Dexter

Friday Pool-Play Schedule

Time/CourtRec 1Rec 2Rec 3Rec 4Notre Dame 1Notre Dame 2Show Me 1Show Me 2
4:30 p.m.1 vs. 47 vs. 1013 vs. 16 19 vs. 2225 vs. 2831 vs. 3437 vs. 4043 vs. 46
5:202 vs. 58 vs. 1114 vs. 1720 vs. 2326 vs. 2932 vs. 3538 vs. 4144 vs. 47
6:103 vs. 69 vs. 1215 vs. 1821 vs. 2427 vs. 3033 vs. 3639 vs. 4245 vs. 48
71 vs. 57 vs. 1113 vs. 1719 vs. 2325 vs. 2931 vs. 3537 vs. 4143 vs. 47
7:503 vs. 49 vs. 1015 vs. 1621 vs. 2227 vs. 2833 vs. 3439 vs. 4045 vs. 46
8:402 vs. 68 vs. 1214 vs. 1820 vs. 2426 vs. 3032 vs. 3638 vs. 4244 vs. 48

Saturday Pool-Play Schedule

Time/CourtRec 1Rec 2Rec 3Rec 4Notre Dame 1Notre Dame 2Show Me 1Show Me 2
8 a.m.27 vs. 2933 vs. 3539 vs. 4145 vs. 473 vs. 521 vs. 2315 vs. 179 vs. 11
8:5025 vs. 3031 vs. 3637 vs. 4243 vs. 481 vs. 619 vs. 2413 vs. 187 vs. 12
9:4026 vs. 2832 vs. 3438 vs. 4044 vs. 462 vs. 420 vs. 2214 vs. 168 vs. 10


Comments
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A: Hazelwood West

B: Poplar Bluff

C: Park Hills Central

D: Notre Dame

E: St. Vincent

F: Leopold

G: Bernie

H: Eminence

I: Lesterville

J: Lebanon

K: Bismarck

L: Advance

M: New Haven

N: Jackson

O: Perryville

P: Dexter

-- Posted by The Legend on Fri, Aug 31, 2012, at 11:02 PM

That's close to what I have, but unsure about Pool K The Legend.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Sat, Sep 1, 2012, at 3:46 AM

Pool H.....I believe Eminence will come out on top.

Pool I...Woodland

Pool K...Im taking a big guess and going with Gideon

-- Posted by jmb1993 on Tue, Sep 4, 2012, at 9:42 PM

jmb1993

Pool K is the only pool in the tournament I think all three teams have a legitimate shot to finish first in.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Wed, Sep 5, 2012, at 1:28 AM

I think that your final four predictions are a little off. I think that Dexter and ND have a good shot at getting into Final Four, but you still can't count out a couple of opponents that Perryville and Central face.

-- Posted by volleyballin on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 10:20 AM

volleyballin

I agree with you regarding the Park Hills Central prediction. That's why I said "I would not be surprised to see Park Hills Central, Bernie, Leopold or Jackson come out of this part of the bracket and advance to the final four." Before Notre Dame beat Bernie convincingly Tuesday I had Bernie coming out of this part of the bracket.

I like Perryville's chances based on the success it has had so far.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 1:33 PM

I will add Park Hills Central is the only one of my final four picks I haven't watched play this season.

Any thoughts on which team will win the gold bracket?

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 1:34 PM

I too think that the Class 3 trio will be in the Final Four with the winner of N.D and P'ville coming out on top in the Championship. I think the other will be Jackson. They may be only 1-2, but their win was against P.B (strong team) and their losses to Dexter in 3 games and to St. Vincent by a total of 5 points.

-- Posted by blues fan on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 2:16 PM

blues fan

Once again agree all four teams in Park Hills Central's part of bracket have more than a legitimate chance to win two games in gold bracket.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 3:10 PM

Anyone have a scouting report on Lebanon or Hazelwood West?

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 10:11 PM


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Dustin Ward has been the sports editor at Daily Statesman in Dexter, Mo., since August 2013.

Ward graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in psychology. He also has 21-hour concentration in environmental science, social studies and education.

Ward started following sports in southeast Missouri when he was five-years-old in 1991. In the 2009-10 basketball season, he watched 84 varsity basketball teams play a total of 147 varsity games. He has also attended the state basketball, baseball and volleyball tournaments the last three seasons. His favorite baseball memory is watching the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Texas Rangers in the 2011 World Series.

Ward completed an internship in the summer of 2010 at semoball.com. During the internship he had the opportunity to visit and photograph the athletic facilities at all 58 semoball schools. He also researched the district and state championship histories of 55 schools and used the Cover it Live application to cover the Senior Babe Ruth state baseball tournament. After the internship he served as sports editor at Daily Dunklin Democrat in Kennett, Mo., from 2011-2013.