The South Dakota State Volleyball Championships begin Thursday in Rapid City with all three class champs from 2018 defending their titles. The first sessions begin at 1:00 PM today at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

As Nat Wek of SDPB reports, all three defending state champions from last year are back at the state tournament again this year, however, none of the champions from 2018 are top seeds at the 2019 event.

Last year's title winners include Rapid City Stevens, Sioux Falls Christian, and Warner.

Class AA Bracket:

#1 Watertown vs #9 Harrisburg
#4 Sioux Falls Roosevelt vs #5 Sioux Falls Washington
#3 Huron vs #6 Sioux Falls Lincoln
#2 Sioux Falls O'Gorman vs #7 Rapid City Stevens

Class A Bracket:

#1 Miller vs #8 Elk Point-Jefferson
#4 Winner vs #5 Sioux Falls Christian
#3 McCook Central/Montrose vs #6 Groton Area
#2 Dakota Valley vs #7 Madison

Class B Bracket:

#1 Northwestern vs #8 Bridgewater-Emery
#4 Faith vs #5 Warner
#3 Ethan vs #6 Burke
#2 Chester Area vs #7 Faulkton Area

Source: SDPB

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