Volleyball players set to begin quest for titles
The Nikolaevsk Warriors will begin an appearance at the 2017 ASAA Mixed-Six State Volleyball Championships today at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Nikolaevsk will join 11 other teams from across the state in the tournament, which will run through Dec. 2.
The Denali Conference champion, Nikolaevsk will compete in pool play in the first day of the tournament. The Warriors will face Hoonah and Point Hope in the Pool D bracket. The top two finishers in each of the pools will advance to the championship bracket on Friday. The lowest-finishing team in each pool will advance to play in a single-elimination consolation bracket.
Nikolaevsk is scheduled to tip off play beginning at 5:30 p.m. against at the Hoonah Braves, who qualified for the state tournament last week by finishing second in the Southeast Conference. They will follow their matchup with Hoonah with a 7:10 p.m. showdown against Point Hope.
Noatak, Unalakleet and Kodiak ESS will compete in Pool A, while Akiuk, Tanalian and Alakanuk will compete in Pool B. Aniak, Gustavus and Shishmaref will play in Pool C.
The Mixed-Six State Championship game will be played Saturday.
Pool Play Schedule
10 a.m. - Noatak vs. Unalakleet
10:50 a.m. - Unalakleet vs, Kodiak ESS
11:40 a.m. - Kodiak ESS vs. Noatak
12:30 p.m. - Akiuk vs. Tanalian
1:20 p.m. - Tanalian vs. Alakanuk
2:10 p.m. - Alakanuk vs. Akiuk
3 p.m. - Aniak vs. Gustavus
3:50 p.m. - Gustavus vs. Shishmaref
4:40 p.m. - Shishmaref vs. Aniak
5:30 p.m. - Nikolaevsk vs. Hoonah
6:20 p.m. - Hoonah vs. Point Hope
7:10 p.m. - Point Hope vs. Nikolaevsk