HARRISBURG, SD -

It was an epic battle for the right to advance to the State AA volleyball tournament. Harrisburg won the first 2 sets against O'Gorman, but Rylee Smith (23 kills) and her team rallied to win the next two before falling 15-13 to the top-ranked Tigers in a thriller in Harrisburg. Sam Slaughter led the home team with 24 kills and Madison Wassink had 15.  Lincoln, Aberdeen and Pierre also advanced to the AA tournament.

In the Sweet 16 in Class A the 8 winners Thursday make up the tournament field starting next Thursday in Watertown. Dakota Valley, Sioux Valley, SF Christian, Bon Homme, Mobridge-Pollock, West Central, Madison and Milbank all were victorious.