Glacier Volleyball Advances to State

By Beacon Staff

The girls volleyball team at Glacier High School cruised to a 3-0 at victory home last night against Missoula Hellgate. The third-seeded Lady Wolfpack now advance to the Class AA state tournament in Bozeman on Nov. 20-22. Their record is 13-9 and 9-4 in the conference. Flathead High, the No. 5 seed, doesn’t play its first-round match until today against Missoula Big Sky.

In Class A action, Whitefish snuck past Columbia Falls 3-2 in the Northwestern A tourney in Polson. The Lady Bulldogs advance to play No. 1 Libby today. Also, Polson beat Ronan 3-0 and will play Bigfork today in the divisional semifinals.

Class AA (No. 1 seeds get a bye to state):

Western Conference

No. 2 Missoula Sentinel beat No. 7 Helena Capital on Thursday – advances to state
No. 3 Glacier beat No. 6 Missoula Hellgate on Thursday – advances to state
No. 5 Flathead at No. 4 Missoula Big Sky today

Eastern Conference – all matches at 7 p.m.

No. 2 Billings West beat No. 7 Butte on Thursday – advances to state
No. 6 C.M. at No. 3 Bozeman on Friday
No. 5 Billings Skyview at No. 4 Great Falls on Friday

Class A:

Northwestern (all matches in Polson)

Whitefish beat Columbia Falls on Thursday – faces Libby today in semis
Polson beat Ronan on Thursday – faces Bigfork today in semis

Loser of Libby match plays Ronan in loser-out match later today and loser of Bigfork match plays Columbia Falls later today.

Eastern (all matches in Sidney):

Hardin beat Glendive on Thursday – faces Miles City in semis today
Sidney beat Laurel on Thursday – faces Billings Central today

Loser of Miles City match plays Laurel in loser-out match later today and loser of Billings Central match plays Glendive in loser-out match later today.

Southwestern (all matches in Anaconda)

Corvallis beat Hamilton on Thursday – faces Dillon today in semis
Frenchtown beat Stevensville on Thursday – faces Anaconda today in semis

Loser of Dillon match plays Stevensville in loser-out match later today and loser of Anaconda match faces Hamilton in loser-out match later today.

Central (all matches in Butte on Friday):

Havre vs. Browning –10 a.m.
Butte Central vs. Livingston– 12 p.m.

Lewistown and Belgrade have byes and play first-round winners in matches scheduled for later in the day on Friday.

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