Three local high school volleyball teams will be involved in regional play this weekend.
The La Junta High School volleyball team will head to Eaton to play in the Class 3A Region 1 Tournament on Friday.
The tournament will get under way as top-seeded Eaton will play 36th-seeded Eagle Ridge Academy at 4:30 p.m. La Junta, the 24th seed, will play Eagle Ridge at approximately 5:45 p.m. and the Lady Tigers will play Eaton at 7 p.m.
Three Tri-Peaks League teams will be hosting regional tournaments. Colorado Springs Christian will host the Region 3 Tournament on Saturday, and it will include Prospect Ridge and Brush. Salida will host the Region IX Tournament on Saturday and it will host Lutheran and Platte Valley. St. Mary's will host the Region 10 Tournament Friday, which also includes Delta and Kent Denver.
Other Tri-Peaks League teams in regional tournaments will include Manitou Springs in the Region 2 Tournament, which will be played at Gilcrest on Friday. Also in this tournament are Valley and Centauri. Buena Vista will be at the Region 5 Tournament Saturday in Bayfield and it will also include Grand Valley. Lamar will be at the Region 11 Tournament in Sterling and it will also include Bennett. Rye will be at the Region 12 Tournament in Pagosa Springs and it will also include Weld Central.
The winners of each regional advances to the state tournament on Nov. 11-12 at the Denver Coliseum.
The Fowler High School volleyball team will compete at the Class 2A Region E Tournament, which will take place Saturday in Del Norte.
The first match will be between host team Del Norte and South Park at 10 a.m. Fowler and South Park will play at approximately 11:30 a.m. and the Lady Grizzlies will play Del Norte at approximately 1 p.m.
Two other Santa Fe League teams, Hoehne and John Mall, will play in the Region A Tournament, which will be in Hoehne on Friday beginning at 1 p.m. The other team in this region is Custer County.
The winners of the eight regions, plus four wild cards based on ratings percentage index (RPI) will play in the state tournament Nov. 11-12 at the Denver Coliseum.
The McClave High School volleyball team will play in the Class 1A Region B Tournament Thursday at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center.
The Lady Cardinals are the third seed and they will play top-seeded Kit Carson at 9 a.m. McClave will then play Wiley at approximately 10:15 a.m. and Kit Carson and Wiley will play at approximately 11:30 a.m.
The Region F Tournament will also take place on Thursday at Lamar Community College beginning at 12:30 p.m. The first match will be between Springfield and Holly, the second is between Cheyenne Wells and Holly and the third is between Springfield and Cheyenne Wells.
La Veta will host the Region A Tournament this weekend, and it will also include Sangre de Cristo and North Park.
Like Class 2A, the eight regional winners and the top four wild cards determined by RPI will advance to the state tournament Nov. 11-12 at the Denver Coliseum.