The high school volleyball playoffs begin Monday, October 22 for Blooming Prairie and NRHEG. Owatonna plays Wednesday, while Medford and Triton wait until Thursday for their first post-season match.

The Awesome Blossoms are the sixth-seed in Section 1A-West Subsection and will host No. 11 seed Southland at 7:30 pm Monday. Blooming Prairie just swept the Rebels 3-0 on October 1. The winner goes to No. 3 seed Bethlehem Academy Thursday, October 25.

Medford is the top seed in the subsection and awaits the winner of No. 8 Lyle/Pacelli and No. 9 Christian Life Academy, who meet Monday. Tigers coach Missy Underdahl said on Saturday's KRFO Coaches Show that its exciting to be the top seed, but that it also adds a little pressure. She said the team is excited for the opportunity. Medford will host a match on Thursday.

The other first-round match is No. 12 Glenville-Emmons at No. 5 Goodhue. The winner plays at No. 4 seed Hayfield. Semifinals are Saturday, October 27 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.

NRHEG is the fifth seed and hosts Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman at 7 pm in New Richland Monday night in a Section 2A, South Subsection first-round match. The Panthers beat the Jaguars during the Blue Earth Area Tournament on October 6. The winner goes to No. 4 Mountain Lake/Comfrey on Thursday, October 25. WEM is the top-seed in the subsection.

Owatonna plays in the Section 1AAA tournament, starting Wednesday, October 24 with live play-by-play on KRFO AM 1390 and the KRFO app.

Triton is the sixth seed in the West Subsection of 1AA. The Cobras go to No. 3 Zumbrota-Mazeppa Thursday, October 25 for a 7 pm match. The Cobras lost to the Cougars 3-0 on October 2.


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