By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
The 2017 High School Volleyball State Tournament starts up this morning inside the U.S. Cellular Center downtown Cedar Rapids.
In Class 5A Quarterfinal matches-
12:00 p.m. Cedar Falls vs. Urbandale
12:00 p.m. West Des Moines Valley vs. Dowling Catholic
2:00 p.m. Cedar Rapids Jefferson vs. Linn-Mar
2:00 p.m. Ankeny Centennial vs. Dubuque Hempstead
4:00 p.m. Sergeant Bluff-Luton vs. Bishop Heelan
4:00 p.m. Waverly-Shell Rock vs. Lewis Central
6:00 p.m. Dubuque Wahlert vs. Pella
And in the other 6pm match our KMCH Sports coverage begins as 12-rated and 8th-seeded 33-8 Independence goes up against top-ranked and No. 1 seeded 31-9 Cedar Rapids Xavier. All the coverage live on KMCH and KMCH.com with Sports Director Jon Swisher.
Classes 1A, 2A and 3A will open up tomorrow at the tourney. Our coverage begins at 10am with 3A play as Beckman faces Waterloo Columbus and then around 8pm in 1A Starmont battles Holy Trinity.