The latest South Dakota Media Volleyball Poll was released on Monday. None of the three local volleyball teams were ranked in their respective polls.
The Stanley County Lady Buffaloes (4-13) are the no. 4 ranked team in Region 6A. They will face the Highmore-Harrold Pirates (14-3) in Highmore on Friday. The Pirates are the no. 2 team in Region 2B. Friday’s match was not concluded at press time. The Lady Buffs last defeated the Pirates in 2016. The Pirates have won 11 of the last 13 matches between the two teams.
The Sully Buttes Chargers (4-9) are the no. 7 ranked team in Region 2B. They will face the Hitchcock-Tulare Lady Patriots (13-3) in Tulare on Friday. The Lady Patriots are the top ranked team in Region 3B. They are also receiving votes in the Class B poll. Friday’s match was not concluded at press time. The Chargers have won seven of the last nine matches between the two teams. The Lady Patriots defeated the Chargers 3-2 last season in Onida.
The Pierre T.F. Riggs Governors (5-7) are the no. 8 ranked team in Class AA. They will face the no. 12 ranked Sioux Falls Lincoln Patriots (4-11) in Sioux Falls on Friday night, and the no. 7 ranked Sioux Falls Roosevelt Rough Riders (6-9) in Pierre on Saturday night. Friday’s match had not concluded at press time, while Saturday’s match was moved to 2:30 p.m. CT due to inclement weather. The Govs have won three of their last seven matches against the Patriots. The Patriots defeated the Govs 3-0 last season in Pierre. The Govs have won just two of their last five matches against the Rough Riders. The Rough Riders defeated the Govs 3-1 in Sioux Falls last season.