- (1) Ozark (23-7)
- (2) Carl Junction (22-5-6)
- (5) Republic (26-7)
- (7) El Dorado Springs (27-3-2)
- (3) Billings (17-3-1)
- (6) Fair Grove (29-5)
- (4) Buffalo (26-7)
- (NR) Rogersville (24-9-1)
- (8) Central (25-4-1)
- (NR) Kickapoo (19-8)
- (9) Ash Grove (25-5)
DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL BRACKETS
Class 1 – District 6: Winona is the top seed and definite favorite in the district. The Lady Wildcats own regular season wins over Class 4 schools Glendale and Neosho as well as Eminence, the two seed in the district. However, don’t count out the defending state champion Redwings. Afterall, they have ended Winona’s season each of the past two years.
Class 1 – District 8: Despite having a below .500 record, the Lady Owls are the top seed and for good reason. Spokane was unbeaten against district opponents this year, including two wins over the two seed Fordland. New Covenant is also a team to watch in the tournament. The Lady Warriors are the only team in the district with a winning record.
Class 1 – District 9: This is one of the many districts we have in the Ozarks that is top heavy. Pierce City won 18 games during the regular season, en route to securing the top seed in the district. However, Billings has won nine of its last 10 games. Look for these two teams to have their first meeting of the season in the championship game.
Class 1 – District 10: Largely made up of Spring River Valley Conference schools, 1 through 10 is one of the more balanced districts in the area. The Jasper Eagles are the slight favorite and top seed of the district; winning 19 games during the regular season. However, every team in the district owns at least one win over a district opponent. Hold on to your seat if you’re out in Greenfield for this one.
Class 2 – District 9: If you happen to be in Cabool Tuesday night, stop by and check out the championship of this district. Another top heavy district, 2 through 9 features two state ranked teams in Mountain Grove and MV-BT/Liberty. The Lady Panthers got the best of Liberty during the regular season, defeating them twice (including the championship of the Cabool Tournament 2-1) and a tie in the West Plains Tournament.
Class 2 – District 10: The winner of 2 through 10 will definitely have earned it. The district features three teams that have been in the top 10 of our O-Zone Power Rankings. Fair Grove is the favorite and for obvious reasons. The Lady Eagles were unbeaten against district opponents and won both the Ash Grove and Stockton Tournaments. However the Strafford Indians and Forsyth Lady Panthers are very talented teams as well. This will be an exciting district to watch unfold.
Class 2 – District 11: Despite only playing two district opponents, Ash Grove are the heavy favorites in this one. The Mid-Lakes Conference champs have a loaded roster and are led by senior Karina Critten. The dark horse in the district is Clever. The Lady Jays played a loaded regular season schedule preparing them for postseason play.
Class 3 – District 10: The Ozarks’ is loaded with talent in Class 3. As a result, we will be blessed with some great volleyball next week. Four of the seven teams in this district come from the COC-Small, including the conference champion Buffalo Lady Bison. Carmen Smith’s squad ran through COC play dropping just one match to Marshfield; another 3 through 10 member. On the other side of the bracket are the Rogersville Wildcats. Tammy Miller’s team has ripped off 13 straight wins since falling on Sep. 25. Look for a rematch of these two in the championship game.
Class 3 – District 11: The district is comprised of five Big 8 teams and a pair of COC-Small squads, including state ranked Reeds Spring. The Lady Wolves are the heavy favorites here, beating four of the other six teams during the regular season. The winner of the likely Hollister-East Newton match will await them in the championship.
Class 3 – District 12: This will be another heavyweight championship match-up. The Roosters of Pleasant Hill are the number one team in Class 3. The Carl Junction Lady Bulldogs have been one of the area’s best throughout the season, winning both their own tournament, as well as the Branson Tournament. The winner of this district will be an early favorite to make it to the Final Four.
Class 4 – District 10: The Willard Tigers are in a new district this year and are hoping for new results as well. The Lady Tigers are the favorite heading into next week, thanks to a great regular season that saw them win two tournament titles. Willard will likely play Waynesville in the semifinals. The two teams did not play this season.
Class 4 – District 11: So far the fall of 2012 has been extremely good to Ozark. The Softball Tigers were the Class 4 state runner-up and the Football Tigers were COC-Large runner-ups as well as being the top seed in their district. Look for Becky Justis’ squad to continue the magic. Jackie Fugate and company topped the O-Zone Power Rankings from wire to wire. Expect a rematch of last year’s district final with Kickapoo awaiting them Wednesday night in Ozark.
Class 4 – District 12: The Republic Lady Tigers are the heavy favorite here, going 5-0 against district opponents during the regular season. RepMo enters the district season hot, winning eight of their last 10. On the other side of the bracket is a very talented Nixa team that owns wins over Cor Jesu Academy and Helias Catholic. Also look out for Carthage, who would love nothing more than to win a district title on its home court.