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Bemidji to battle Monticello in 8-3A volleyball semifinals

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Bemidji to battle Monticello in 8-3A volleyball semifinals
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The Section 8-3A semifinals are set and Tuesday's match-ups will pit a pair of No. 3 seeds against two top-ranked teams.

Friday night Bemidji, the third seed from the North Sub-Section, outgunned No. 2 Moorhead 26-24, 23-25, 18-25, 25-10, 15-8 in Moorhead.

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Monticello, the No. 1 seed from the South, had an easier time advancing as it blitzed Sartell 27-25, 25-17, 25-20.

The Lumberjacks will head to Monticello 7 p.m. Tuesday in one semifinal and that winner will advance to the Section 8-3A championship match Nov. 4 at a neutral site.

Tuesday's other semifinal sees Sauk Rapids, the third seed from the South, traveling to Fergus Falls, the No. 1 seed from the North.

In Friday's play Sauk Rapids upset St. Cloud Tech, the second seed from the South, 25-17, 25-27, 18-25, 25-19, 15-11.

Fergus Falls eliminated Brainerd 25-16, 24-26, 25-22, 25-22 in Friday's other upper-bracket contest.

Fan bus to Monticello

Bemidji fans wishing to follow the Lumberjacks are invited to take advantage of a fan bus which will leave from the high school 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students and fans are asked to sign up by contacting the BHS activities office at 444-1600, extension 3316.

For more information on the fan bus call 766-0940.

Section 8A volleyball

Section 8A also continued its playdowns Friday. In the East Sub-Section top-seeded Lake of the Woods ousted No. 8 Kelliher-Northome 25-8, 25-10, 25-10 while No. 5 Clearbrook-Gonvick disposed of No. 4 Cass Lake-Bena in four games.

In the lower bracket third-seeded Walker-Hackensack-Akeley downed No. 6 Mahnomen 25-16, 25-17, 25-17 and No. 2 Fosston blitzed seventh-seeded Laporte 25-13, 25-15, 25-12.

The East Sub-Section scene shifts to Bemidji State University on Tuesday as LOW will face Clearbrook-Gonvick at 6 p.m. and WHA will tangle with Fosston at 7:30 p.m.

The Section 8A semifinals will also be played at BSU on Nov. 4 while the championship will be hosted by UM-Crookston the next night.

Area Volleyball

Section 8-3A

Friday's Results

Bemidji def. Moorhead 26-24, 23-25, 18-25, 25-10, 15-8

Monticello def. Sartell 27-25, 25-17, 25-20

Fergus Falls def. Brainerd 25-16, 24-26, 25-22, 25-22

Sauk Rapids def. St. Cloud Tech 25-17, 25-27, 18-25, 25-19, 15-11

Tuesday's Semifinals

Bemidji at Monticello, 7 p.m.

Sauk Rapids at Fergus Falls, 7 p.m.

East Sub-Section 8A

Friday's Results

Lake of the Woods def. Kelliher-Northome 25-8, 25-10, 25-10

Clearbrook-Gonvick def. Cass Lake-Bena 3-1

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley def. Mahnomen 25-16, 25-17, 25-17

Fosston def. Laporte 25-13, 25-15, 25-12

Tuesday's Sub-Section Semifinals

LOW vs. Clearbrook-Gonvick, 6 p.m. at BSU

WHA vs. Fosston, 7:30 p.m. at BSU

Y pmiller@bemidjipioneer.com

The Section 8-3A semifinals are set and Tuesday's match-ups will pit a pair of No. 3 seeds against two top-ranked teams.

Friday night Bemidji, the third seed from the North Sub-Section, outgunned No. 2 Moorhead 26-24, 23-25, 18-25, 25-10, 15-8 in Moorhead.

Monticello, the No. 1 seed from the South, had an easier time advancing as it blitzed Sartell 27-25, 25-17, 25-20.

The Lumberjacks will head to Monticello 7 p.m. Tuesday in one semifinal and that winner will advance to the Section 8-3A championship match Nov. 4 at a neutral site.

Tuesday's other semifinal sees Sauk Rapids, the third seed from the South, traveling to Fergus Falls, the No. 1 seed from the North.

In Friday's play Sauk Rapids upset St. Cloud Tech, the second seed from the South, 25-17, 25-27, 18-25, 25-19, 15-11.

Fergus Falls eliminated Brainerd 25-16, 24-26, 25-22, 25-22 in Friday's other upper-bracket contest.

Fan bus to Monticello

Bemidji fans wishing to follow the Lumberjacks are invited to take advantage of a fan bus which will leave from the high school 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students and fans are asked to sign up by contacting the BHS activities office at 444-1600, extension 3316.

For more information on the fan bus call 766-0940.

Section 8A volleyball

Section 8A also continued its playdowns Friday. In the East Sub-Section top-seeded Lake of the Woods ousted No. 8 Kelliher-Northome 25-8, 25-10, 25-10 while No. 5 Clearbrook-Gonvick disposed of No. 4 Cass Lake-Bena in four games.

In the lower bracket third-seeded Walker-Hackensack-Akeley downed No. 6 Mahnomen 25-16, 25-17, 25-17 and No. 2 Fosston blitzed seventh-seeded Laporte 25-13, 25-15, 25-12.

The East Sub-Section scene shifts to Bemidji State University on Tuesday as LOW will face Clearbrook-Gonvick at 6 p.m. and WHA will tangle with Fosston at 7:30 p.m.

The Section 8A semifinals will also be played at BSU on Nov. 4 while the championship will be hosted by UM-Crookston the next night.

Area Volleyball

Section 8-3A

Friday's Results

Bemidji def. Moorhead 26-24, 23-25, 18-25, 25-10, 15-8

Monticello def. Sartell 27-25, 25-17, 25-20

Fergus Falls def. Brainerd 25-16, 24-26, 25-22, 25-22

Sauk Rapids def. St. Cloud Tech 25-17, 25-27, 18-25, 25-19, 15-11

Tuesday's Semifinals

Bemidji at Monticello, 7 p.m.

Sauk Rapids at Fergus Falls, 7 p.m.

East Sub-Section 8A

Friday's Results

Lake of the Woods def. Kelliher-Northome 25-8, 25-10, 25-10

Clearbrook-Gonvick def. Cass Lake-Bena 3-1

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley def. Mahnomen 25-16, 25-17, 25-17

Fosston def. Laporte 25-13, 25-15, 25-12

Tuesday's Sub-Section Semifinals

LOW vs. Clearbrook-Gonvick, 6 p.m. at BSU

WHA vs. Fosston, 7:30 p.m. at BSU

pmiller@bemidjipioneer.com

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Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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