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Pairings for State 3A Volleyball Released

By RICHARD SHAW
Sun Advocate general manager

The Carbon High volleyball team finds themselves in an unusual position this year.

They aren't going into the state tournament as a number one seed this season.

Losses to both North Sanpete and Emery put the usually number one Lady Dinos in the second position, which pits them against Region 10's number three team, Union, at 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

That pairing may be a good thing for the team from Price because they appear to be in the weaker side of the bracket, with Morgan and North Sanpete in the lower one. But that weakness is arguable.

Should Carbon get by the Lady Cougars on Thursday afternoon they would have to probably turn around and play Snow Canyon at 5:15 p.m. That team has a 7-0 region record and is considered one of the best in the state.

Also in the mix of the upper bracket is Bear River, a 13-1 team that is considered to have a good shot at the championship game.

Other Region 8 teams playing on Thursday include Emery which is going in as the third place team. They face Uintah (7-2) the second place team from Region 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Delta, the regions fourth place team gets the uneviable position of playing Morgan (9-0, 12-1) at 2 p.m.

North Sanpete, which gained entry to the tournament as the first place seed by having their only region loss an emotional set at Carbon a couple of weeks ago, will play Wasatch (3-6, 9-11) at 3:30 p.m.

The final state rankings have also been released and it shows that Carbon is ranked fifth in the state, after being as high as number two this year.

Morgan has kept the top nod while Bear River is in second and Snow Canyon is in third.

A surprise this past week was Emery's victory over the Lady Dinos which vaulted them into fourth place.

North Sanpete, the number one seed of the region was not in the top five.





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