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Volleyball: Fosston, WHA earn top seeds in East 8A tournament

FOSSTON — Fosston and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley earned the top two seeds in the East Sub-Section 8A volleyball playoffs and will have byes into the sub-section’s quarterfinals.

Also rewarded with first-round byes are No. 3 Laporte and No. 4 Blackduck.

The East Sub-Section showdowns begin Monday when No. 9 Red Lake visits No. 8 Northome-Kelliher, No. 6 Lake of the Woods hosts No. 11 Indus and No. 7 Bagley entertains No. 10 Clearbrook-Gonvick.

The higher seeds will also have the home court advantage for the quarterfinals which will be played Oct. 23.

The East Sub-Section tournament shifts to BSU on Oct. 24 and the sub-section title match will be Oct. 28 at Bagley.

The Section 8A championship match will be hosted by Minnesota-Crookston on Oct. 31.

East Sub-Section 8A Volleyball

Monday’s Opening Round

Match 1: Red Lake (No. 9) at Northome-Kelliher (No. 8), 7 p.m.

Match 2: Bug O Nay Ge Shig (No. 12) at Cass Lake-Bena (No. 5), 7 p.m.

Match 3: Indus (No. 11) at Lake of the Woods (No. 6), 7 p.m.

Match 4: Clearbrook-Gonvick (No. 10) at Bagley (No. 7), 7 p.m.

Quarterfinals, Oct. 23

Match 5: Match 1 winner at Fosston (No. 1), 7 p.m.

Match 6: Match 2 winner at Blackduck (No. 4), 7 p.m.

Match 7: Match 3 winner at Laporte (No. 3), 7 p.m.

Match 8: Match 4 winner at WHA (No. 2), 7 p.m.

Semifinals, Oct. 24

BSU Gym

Match 9: Match 5 winner vs. Match 6 winner, 6 p.m.

Match 10: Match 7 winner vs. Match 8 winner, 7:45 p.m.

East 8A Championship

Oct. 28, Bagley High School

Match 11: Match 9 winner vs. Match 10 winner, 6 p.m.

Section 8A Championship

Oct. 31, Minn.-Crookston

East winner vs. West Winner, 7:30 p.m.