The Hunting Hills Lightning and Notre Dame Cougars will open the zone 4A volleyball playoffs Wednesday at Notre Dame.
The boys get action underway at 6 p.m. with the girls to follow.
The Lightning will visit Lindsay Thurber Thursday with the boys’ opening play at 6 p.m.
On Friday, LTCHS girls play at Notre Dame with the Notre Dame boys at LTCHS. Both matches go at 6 p.m.
If there is a three-way tie in either division a tie-breaker will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. at Notre Dame.
In event of a three-way tie the teams hosting the provincials — the LTCHS boys and Hunting Hills girls — will receive a bye with the other two schools playing off for second place.
Both divisions will have at least two schools in the provincials, set for Nov. 25-27, with a possibility of three.
* The 3A zone playoffs begin Friday with the girls in Sylvan Lake and the boys in Camrose.
Ponoka goes in ranked No. 1 on the girls side and will compete in Pool B at Steffie Woma with Central Alberta Christian High School of Lacombe, Wetaskiwin and the combined team of Innisfail and West Central of Rocky Mountain House.
Pool A goes at H.J. Cody and sees the host Lakers with Camrose, Lacombe and Stettler.
Pool A begins at 2:30 p.m. while Pool B gets underway at 4:15 p.m.
The quarter-finals go at 11 a.m. Saturday with the semifinals at 12:15 p.m. and the final at 4 p.m.
The boys’ playoffs will be a five-team affair between Camrose, Ponoka, CACHS, Wetaskiwin and Lacombe.
Round-robin play begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday with the semifinal between the second and third place finishers in pool play at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The first-place team following round-robin action receives a bye into the final, which is set for 6:15 p.m.
* The junior varsity playoff are set for today with the boys at Hunting Hills and the girls at Notre Dame.
On the boys’ side, Notre Dame clashes with Lacombe at 5:30 p.m. with the winner facing Ponoka in the semifinals.
LTCHS takes on Wetaskiwin at 5:30 p.m. with Hunting Hills facing the winner.
The two semifinal winners meet for gold at 7:30 p.m.
On the girls’ side, CACHS takes on Camrose at 5:30 p.m. with the winner facing Notre Dame. Ponoka and LTCHS clash at 5:30 p.m. with the winner meeting Hunting Hills.
The two winners meet in the final at 7:30 p.m.