Lady Rams, Elida preparing for state

CMI staff

The Portales Lady Rams and Elida Lady Tigers will represent Roosevelt County this weekend in state volleyball competition in Rio Rancho.

Pool-play seeds were determined on Sunday. The Lady Rams (16-5) earned the No. 2 seed in the 12-team Class 3A field behind Hope Christian and are paired with seventh-seeded Sandia Prep and 10th-seeded Las Vegas Robertson in Pool B at Rio Rancho’s Santa Ana Star Center.

The Lady Tigers (20-1), three-time defending Class B champions, are seeded No. 1 in the eight-team Class B tourney and are paired against fourth-seeded

Santa Fe Waldorf, fifth-seeded Mosquero and No. 8 Valley Christian in Pool A at Rio Rancho Cleveland High School.

First-round matches in 3A are on tap for Thursday night, with quarterfinals and semifinals on Friday and the championship match at 11 a.m. on Saturday, all at the Star Center.

Class B quarterfinals will be at Cleveland on Friday, followed by the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. at the Star Center. The championship match is at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Star Center.

POOL PLAY BRACKETS
At Rio Rancho
Thursday
(Seeds in parentheses)
Class 5A
Pool A — (1) Sandia, (8) Onate, (9) Clovis
Pool B — (2) Cibola, (7) Rio Rancho, (10) Valley
Pool C — (3) Las Cruces High, (6) Rio Rancho Cleveland, (11) Mayfield
Pool D — (4) Gadsden, (5) La Cueva, (12) Volcano Vista
Class 4A
Pool A — (1) Piedra Vista, (8) St. Pius, (9) Santa Fe High
Pool B — (2) Roswell Goddard, (7) Farmington, (10) Los Lunas
Pool C — (3) Artesia, (6) Albuquerque Academy, (11) Los Lunas
Pool D — (4) Centennial, (5) Espanola Valley, (12) Aztec
Class 3A
Pool A — (1) Hope Christian, (8) Wingate, (9) Raton
Pool B — (2) Portales, (7) Sandia Prep, (10) LV Robertson
Pool C — (3) Pojoaque, (6) Ruidoso, (11) Shiprock
Pool D — (4) Silver, (5) West Las Vegas, (12) St. Michael’s
Class 2A
Pool A — (1) Santa Rosa, (8) Tularosa, (9) Newcomb
Pool B — (2) Bosque, (7) Eunice, (10) Navajo Prep
Pool C — (3) Santa Fe Prep, (6) Hatch Valley, (11) Ramah
Pool D — (4) Texico, (5) Cuba, (12) Laguna Acoma
Class 1A
Pool A — (1) Fort Sumner, (8) Mountainair, (9) McCurdy
Pool B — (2) Hagerman, (7) Logan, (10) Cloudcroft
Pool C — (3) Tatum, (6) Springer, (11) Animas
Pool D — (4) Magdalena, (5) Questa, (12) Tse Yi Gai
Class B
Pool A — (1) Elida, (4) Santa Fe Waldorf, (5) Mosquero, (8) Evangel Christian
Pool B — (2) Carrizozo, (3) Corona, (6) San Jon, (7) Gateway Christian
Note: Pool play is scheduled for Class 5A, 4A and 3A at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, for Class 2A at Rio Rancho Cleveland H.S. and Rio Rancho M.S., and for Class 1A and Class B at Rio Rancho H.S. on Thursday. First-round bracket matches in all classes except Class B will be played Thursday night, with 3A-5A matches at the Star Center, Class 2A at Cleveland H.S. and Class 1A at Rio Rancho H.S. Quarterfinals and semifinals are on Friday at the Star Center for all classes except Class B, which will have quarterfinals at Cleveland H.S. and semifinals at the Star Center. All championship matches are Saturday at the Star Center.

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