Although no area teams made it through Friday, the Pikes Peak region will be well represented in the volleyball playoffs, as five teams punched their ticket to the state tournament through regional tournament wins Saturday.
Coronado is the area’s lone 5A qualifier, while Lewis-Palmer, Palmer Ridge, Discovery Canyon and Cheyenne Mountain will all battle in the 4A bracket.
Official state brackets will be released Monday.
5A Region 6
At Coronado: The Cougars swept No. 31 Denver South and No. 19 Dakota Ridge to claim the Region 6 title and to qualify for the state tournament. Coronado is 22-3 heading into the state tournament.
5A Region 7
At Chatfield: Palmer went 1-1, falling to Chatfield in the Region 5 title game 3-0. The No. 18 Terrors beat Horizon in the first round 3-0. Palmer ends its season 17-8.
5A Region 9
At Fort Collins: Pine Creek fell to eventual Region 9 champ Fort Collins 3-0, then later lost in straight sets to Cherokee Trail as the Eagles’ season ends at 21-4.
5A Region 10
At Rock Canyon: Rampart kicked off the Region 10 tournament with a 3-0 win over Grandview, but fell to Rock Canyon in the region title game in straight sets. The Rams finish the season 15-10.
4A Region 1
At Lewis-Palmer: The reigning 4A state champs are one step closer to another title after claiming the Region 1 championship, sweeping No. 36 Battle Mountain and No. 24 Berthoud. The Rangers remain undefeated heading into the state tournament.
4A Region 5
At Palmer Ridge: No. 5 Palmer Ridge opened the Region 5 tournament with a 3-0 defeat of No. 32 Widefield (16-9), who moved on to fall to No. 20 Erie in the second round. The Bears (23-2) later claimed a win in straight sets over Erie in the title match to punch their ticket to the state tournament.
4A Region 7
At Windsor: No. 18 Discovery Canyon earned a spot in the title match with a 3-1 win over Greeley Central in the first round, then upset No. 7 Windsor in a five-set title match to earn a spot in the 4A state tournament. The Thunder are 15-10 entering the state tournament.
4A Region 11
At Thomas Jefferson: No. 26 Cheyenne Mountain surprised its opponents in the Region 11 tournament with a pair of 3-1 wins over No. 11 Thomas Jefferson and No. 14 Glenwood Springs to qualify for the state tournament. The Indians are 10-15.
2A Region H
At Simla: Colorado Springs School fell in the opening round of the Region H tournament to the eventual region champion Simla, then lost to Limon 3-1 in the second round, ending its season at 13-12.