With the winter sports season drawing near a close, the Niobrara Valley Conference tournament is just around the corner and now area teams know their drawing in the tournament.
The brackets were released for both boys and girls Monday afternoon.
In the girls bracket, St. Mary's and Chambers/Wheeler Central each earned first round byes. The Cardinals will take on the winner of the Clearwater-Orchard/Stuart game on January 31 at 6:15 p.m. O-C and Stuart will go head-to-head on Saturday, January 28 at 2:30 p.m. in Atkinson. CWC will host the winner of Elkhorn Valley and Ewing on January 31 at 6:15 p.m. as well. EV and Ewing will battle it out on January 28 at 4:15 p.m. at St. Mary's.
Elgin Public/Pope John and Neligh-Oakdale will meet January 28 at 12:45 p.m. at St. Mary's. Boyd County and Niobrara/Verdigre will play earlier that day in Atkinson. Tip off is scheduled for 11 a.m. Finally, West Holt and Santee will go to battle on Saturday, January 28 at 6 p.m. in Atkinson, with the winner facing North Central in Chambers on January 31.
On the boys side, Boyd County draws the top seed. They will face the winner of EPPJ and North Central, a game which is scheduled for January 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's. CWC also earned a bye and will face the winner of West Holt and Stuart. That game is set for January 28 at 4:15 p.m. in Atkinson.
St. Mary's and Elkhorn Valley will meet on January 28 at 6 p.m. at St. Mary's. The winner will play the winner of the Santee/Ewing game, scheduled for January 28 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary's. Niobrara/Verdigre will take on Clearwater-Orchard January 28 at 12:45 in Atkinson with the winner taking on Neligh-Oakdale in Bartlett on January 30 at 8 p.m.
Click here for the complete girls bracket.
Click here for the complete boys bracket.