The District III volleyball tournaments began last Thursday night at both the triple- and double-A levels. Exeter and Governor Mifflin advanced to the quarterfinals with wins. Schuylkill Valley is also in the quarters, but they didn't even have to take the court Thursday.
The Panthers earned a first round bye following an outstanding 14-2 season, going a perfect 10-0 within Berks divisional play.
But Schuylkill Valley is entering the district tournament coming off a loss to Governor Mifflin in the county tournament. It was a setback much earlier than they expected.
The Panthers were disappointed, but they aren't letting it spoil their season. The veterans know there's plenty of hardware still out there for the taking, that starts with the District III tournament.