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Four leagues are represented at the 5A state volleyball tournament with Jeffco leading the way with three qualifiers. Ralston Valley, Columbine and Chatfield are also seeded among the top six clubs. The Continental has two qualifiers in #1 Mountain Vista and #7 Legend while Centennial members Cherry Creek and Grandview are placed fifth and eighth. Rampart is the lone 5A entry from the Pikes Peak league and checks in at number two in the bracket.
A new state champion in Class 4A is guaranteed as four-time defending state champion Lewis Palmer is not in the tournament field this year. The Rangers and Cheyenne Mountain have combined to win the last 12 titles in this division so it's up to the Indians to keep that streak alive this year. They're seeded second and sit behind unbeaten Windsor at the top of the bracket. Coronado is a second unbeaten club (12-0) with the Cougars one of five Colorado Springs area teams in the field. Palisade and Mead also look to break through.
Three unbeaten teams are in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament and that list does not include defending state champion Sterling. The Tigers are 14-2 on the season and seeded third behind unbeatens Eaton and Montezuma Cortez. Lamar, which has not dropped a set the entire season, is also perfect on the season and seeded fourth. That group is joined by University, Lutheran, Prospect Ridge & Resurrection Christian to create a very deep field.
With regional volleyball wrapped up, attention now turns to the state volleyball tournament. The next step is the official release of the state volleyball pairings by CHSAA on Monday but before that announcement, Colorado Preps will try their hand at projecting the pairings.
Regional volleyball tournaments are set for this weekend across all five classifications. Most of the action is set for Saturday but a few matches will take place on Thursday and a few more on Friday. Winners of each regional advance to the state event May 12-13th at World Arena in Colorado Springs. Below is the schedule for the weekend and Colorado Preps will update with results as they're reported.