The North Carolina High School Athletic Association revealed the brackets for the state volleyball playoffs on Saturday. Listed below are Tuesday's first-round matchups for teams in Catawba, Burke and Lincoln counties (no teams from Caldwell or Alexander counties qualified for the playoffs).
Look for a full preview of these first-round contests in Tuesday's edition of the Hickory Daily Record.
No. 9 Owen at No. 8 Fred T. Foard
No. 13 Patton at No. 4 East Lincoln
No. 14 Maiden at No. 3 West Wilkes
No. 12 Hickory at No. 5 Western Guilford