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Four Stanly volleyball teams qualify for postseason

Four Stanly County varsity volleyball teams will be continuing play in the state playoffs starting tonight, with three teams playing at home.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the finalized brackets this afternoon for the state tournaments.

1A Playoffs

The top seed from the Yadkin Valley Conference was the regular-season champions, the North  Stanly Comets.

North Stanly (16-3) is a No. 8 seed and hosts No. 25 Rosman (10-14) out of the Smoky Mountain Conference. The Tigers finished fourth in the SMC.

South Stanly will be the other Yadkin Valley Conference team hosting a playoff game Tuesday. The Bulls (15-8) will be a No. 15 seed and will take on the Mount Airy Granite Bears (13-12), who are the No. 18 seed. Mount Airy finished third in the Northwest Conference behind top-seed East Surry and No. 11 South Stokes.

Gray Stone (12-7), winners of the YVC tournament championship, will be the No. 22 seed on the road in the first round of the state playoffs. The Knights will travel to Walnut Cove to take on the South Stokes Sauras (19-7).

2A Playoffs

West Stanly finished second in the Rocky River Conference regular-season standings.

The Colts will be at home Tuesday night at 7 as the No. 13 seed to take on No. 20 East Burke. The Cavaliers finished third in the Northwestern Foothills 2A conference.

Contact Charles Curcio at charles.curcio@stanlynewspress.com, 704-983-1361 or via Twitter (@charles_curcio).

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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