Lightning, Cougars to open zone volleyball playoffs Wednesday

The Hunting Hills Lightning and Notre Dame Cougars will open the zone 4A volleyball playoffs Wednesday at Notre Dame.

Drew Hamilton of the Hunting Hills Lightning is ready to block Notre Dame Cougar Josh Kowalski’s kill. The two teams will open the zone 4A volleyball playoffs Wednessday at Notre Dame.

Drew Hamilton of the Hunting Hills Lightning is ready to block Notre Dame Cougar Josh Kowalski’s kill. The two teams will open the zone 4A volleyball playoffs Wednessday at Notre Dame.

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.

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