The district volleyball tournament seedings are slowly beginning to trickle out. Here are all of the ones I've found so far. I've included Districts 1-4 in all four classes since those are the ones in which our local schools will be competing come Sectionals.
The winner of District 3 in each class will host Sectionals.
CLASS 1 DISTRICT 1 (Host: Gideon)
(Cooter, Delta-Deering, Gideon, Holcomb, North Pemiscot County, South Pemiscot County, Southland)
CLASS 1 DISTRICT 2 (Host: Bell City)
5. Bell City
CLASS 1 DISTRICT 3 (Host: Lesterville)
2. South Iron
6. Southern Reynolds County
CLASS 1 DISTRICT 4 (Host: Advance)
3. St. Vincent
4. Oak Ridge
5. Meadow Heights
CLASS 2 DISTRICT 1 (Host: Malden)
(Caruthersville, Hayti, Malden, Portageville, Senath-Hornersville, Twin Rivers)
CLASS 2 DISTRICT 2 (Host: Scott City)
(Charleston, Clearwater, Puxico, Saxony Lutheran, Scott City, Woodland)
CLASS 2 DISTRICT 3 (Host: St. Pius X-Festus)
(Arcadia Valley, Grandview, Herculaneum, Jefferson, St. Pius X, West St. Francois County)
CLASS 2 DISTRICT 4 (Host: Metro)
1. St. Elizabeth Academy
3. Cardinal Ritter
4. Cleveland NJROTC
5. Transportation & Law
CLASS 3 DISTRICT 1 (Host: Dexter)
1. Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau)
6. New Madrid County Central
CLASS 3 DISTRICT 2 (Host: Central-Park Hills)
1. North St. Francois County
3. St. Francois County (Park Hills) Central
4. Ste. Genevieve
5. Windsor (Imperial)
CLASS 3 DISTRICT 3 (Host: Notre Dame - St. Louis)
1. Lutheran South
2. Bishop DuBourg
3. Notre Dame (St. Louis)
CLASS 3 DISTRICT 4 (Host: University City)
1. Miller Career Academy
2. University City
5. Madison College Preparatory
6. Soldan International Studies
CLASS 4 DISTRICT 1 (Host: Poplar Bluff)
(Cape Central, Farmington, Hillsboro, Jackson, Poplar Bluff, Sikeston)
CLASS 4 DISTRICT 2 (Host: Seckman)
(Cor Jesu Academy, Fox, Lindbergh, Mehlville, Oakville, Seckman)
CLASS 4 DISTRICT 3 (Host: Pacific)
1. Lafayette (Wildwood)
4. Parkway South
6. Northwest (Cedar Hill)
7. Rockwood Summit
CLASS 4 DISTRICT 4 (Host: St. Joseph's Academy-St. Louis)
(Kirkwood, Ladue Horton Watkins, Nerinx Hall, St. Joseph's Academy, Ursuline Academy, Webster Groves)
Class 4, District 1
Host: Poplar Bluff
2. Poplar Bluff
4. Cape Central
Class 1 District 4 is tough...Advance has the advantage with them being the one seed...Leopold and St. Vincent should be a heck of game...St. Vincent could very well win that district if they play like their capable of.
Cannot even remember the last time Greenville was seeded higher than Zalma. I guess this is what happens when no one is held accountable.
Exzalmanian, we understand that you're upset and all, and you have every right to be, but perhaps your frustrations would be better directed to those who are in control of the situation at hand, i.e. the School Board at Zalma. You've made your point abundantly clear that you're no fan of the coach at Zalma. Ranting and venting on here probably isn't going to change anything.
Thank ye Legend, but if you knew the School Board then you would know nothing is going to change there either. I will just keep my frustrations bottled up now.
Class 3, District 1 is interesting. Notre Dame is the clear favorite, but Perryville and Dexter both have talented teams as well. Should be a very competitive district tourney.
Looks like we have the rest of the seedings for Districts.
CLASS 1 DISTRICT 1
2. South Pemiscot County
6. North Pemiscot County
7. Delta (Deering)
CLASS 2 DISTRICT 1
2. Twin Rivers
CLASS 2 DISTRICT 2
1. Saxony Lutheran
5. Scott City
CLASS 2 DISTRICT 3
1. St. Pius X (Festus)
2. Jefferson (Festus)
3. Grandview (Hillsboro)
4. Arcadia Valley
5. West St. Francois County
I believe I can now make my predictions as to which teams will advance to Sectionals next Saturday.
Class 1 District 1: South Pemiscot County
Class 1 District 2: Bernie
Class 1 District 3: Lesterville
Class 1 District 4: Leopold
Class 2 District 1: Malden
Class 2 District 2: Saxony Lutheran
Class 2 District 3: St. Pius X
Class 2 District 4: St. Elizabeth Academy
Class 3 District 1: Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau)
Class 3 District 2: North St. Francois County
Class 3 District 3: Lutheran South
Class 3 District 4: Miller Career Academy
Class 4 District 1: Jackson
Class 4 District 2: Cor Jesu Academy
Class 4 District 3: Lafayette (Wildwood)
Class 4 District 4: St. Joseph's Academy
Class 1 District 4 is without a doubt the most difficult tournament to predict. It's a unique scenario where you have three equally qualified contenders in the top three seeds, each with their own advantage. Advance has the home-court advantage and has defeated Leopold twice out of three encounters this season, but the one time the Wildcats won was during the championship of the Woodland Tournament. Advance was recently ranked first in the SCAA Conference Tournament and they fell to Bernie. One could argue that the Hornets crack easily under pressure or that the third time may be the charm when they are actually seeded first in a tournament and are not upset. Leopold comes in with a unique advantage as well. For starters, they have dominated Districts and hold their district championship for the past 10 consecutive seasons, and I doubt they will go down easily and will put up one hell of a fight to make this year #11. St. Vincent is the wild card in this situation. The Indians split with Leopold in the Dig for Life Challenge, equally 25-23 both sets if memory serves me correctly, and the Indians played them fairly close last night on Leopold's home court 26-24, 25-19. On a neutral court, it could benefit St. Vincent. Either team will have an uphill climb come Sectionals, as the winner of this district will have to play the winner of District 3 (and host of Sectinals) which, I can say with 99.9% confidence, will be Lesterville.
Class 2 is particularly interesting in that we have the prospects of some potentially new district champions. Class 2 District 1 used to be dominated by Bloomfield, which has dropped to Class 1 this year. Although it is a rather weak district, Malden should carry it. Class 2 District 2 has been traditionally carried by Scott City for the past few seasons, but the Rams are enduring a difficult rebuilding year having lost most of their entire starting lineup from last season's 30-1-1 squad, and the absence of Hogan and Simpson is going to make it an uphill battle for the Rams to defend their title. I'm quite impressed about what I have seen and heard about Saxony Lutheran this season. They've won the Silver Bracket championships of the Dig for Life and Perryville Tournament. If I remember correctly, they've taken numerous tough teams like Perryville three sets. Unfortunately, I don't see any of our local schools in Class 2 being able to compete with St. Pius X, the defending state champions led by powerhouse player Amie Held, who has already committed to playing college volleyball at the University of Northern Iowa.
Class 3 has thrown me through a loop lately. At first I thought Notre Dame had a legitimate chance at advancing to State, but now I just don't know. They're the favorite to win their district, but I expect Perryville can easily pull off an upset and avenge two of their losses to the Bulldogs. The Pirates gave Notre Dame their first loss of the season and I know they would love to give the Bulldogs their last. Dexter, however, having the home court advantage, could make some noise. North County appears to be the prohibitive favorite in Class 3 District 2, although I expect Potosi could pull off an upset from what I've seen and heard coming out of the Mineral Area Conference Tournament. I expect Lutheran South to dominate but I can honestly say that whomever wins out of Notre Dame-Perryville-Dexter has a great chance at going to State.
As is always the case, I don't think any of our local teams in Class 4 can compete with the traditional powerhouses of the St. Louis private schools. St. Joseph's Academy, Cor Jesu Academy, Ursuline Academy, all of those academies. I do expect there to be some upsets in the Southeast Missouri district, and right now I am going to say that Jackson will win this district. Sure, Poplar Bluff has the home court advantage, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the Indians will prevail.
I agree with a lot of the predictions for districts. However, there is no way Jackson is going to win that class four district. Farmington has beaten handily every team in the district other than Sikeston as they haven't played. Their serve receive is improving as the season goes on. They narrowly lost a two set match to Cape Notre Dame 25-23 twice this weekend in Festus and should have won the match. Tonight they will play North County again, beat them in two last week, and play Valle Catholic in the MAAA final if they prevail this evening. Beat Potosi last night. I also believe as the Legend says after district whatever team comes out they are a dead duck in St Louis against ST Joe academy or Lafayette. Good luck southeast MO teams!!
Farmington got beat by Notre Dame 25-12 and 25-23 this weekend at Festus. Thank You.
Farmington lost to North County last night in 3 and Valle beat Park Hills Central in 3.
Valle vs NC
Farmington vs PHC
Farmington lost in 3 to PHC earlier in the year.
I think your prediction for Class 1, District 1 may be just a little off Dustin. Gideon has beat South Pemiscot twice this year.
Just for clarification . . . I have not made a post under this thread.
Valle beats North County to win MAAA now at 30-0.
Park Hills beats Farmington in 2 for 3rd place
One has to wonder if Valle Catholic would have a better shot to win a state title if it lost a game before the postseason started.
That sectional match between the winner of District 5 (Valle Catholic/Bismarck) and 6 (Winona/Eminence) is definitely going to be one of the best matches in the state. Valle Catholic has the biggest target on their back with a 30-0 record, but keep in mind, we remember what happened to undefeated Scott City last season come Sectionals. Winona has the #1 player in the state, a sophomore named Rachel Holthaus who is already getting looked at by several Division I schools like North Carolina.
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