The volleyball state playoffs will get underway Saturday as the Valle Catholic Warriors and Lesterville Bearcats enter the Class 1 sectional rounds at Valle Catholic High School in Ste. Genevieve. The Warriors come in with a 28-3 record on the season and a Class 1 District 4 championship as they face the District 2 champion Advance Hornets. Warriors head coach Nancy Fischer says it wasn’t just a few players that got them to this point.

In the other sectional matchup, the 22-9 Lesterville Bearcats, after capturing back-to-back district championships in Class 1 District 3, will take on the District 1 champion Gideon Bulldogs. Lesterville head coach Betsy Middleton says she hopes her team can draw from the experiences of playing tough opponents earlier this season.

Coverage of Valle Catholic vs. Advance and Lesterville vs. Gideon can be heard on AM-800 KREI starting at 2:45 Saturday afternoon.