The 6th annual Side Out Classic is the top season-opening volleyball event in the state
The one-day, 18-match showcase at Edina High School features great bragging rights battles between 36 top teams from across the state
EDINA, Minn. (August 15, 2019) – For the sixth straight year, BREAKDOWN SPORTS USA is bringing the annual premier season-opening one-day showcase to high school volleyball in Minnesota. Thirty-six top teams from across the state will begin their season at our 6th annual Side Out Classic. The one-day showcase at Edina High School on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 features 18 matches on three courts, beginning at 9 a.m. and running through the evening.
Only the best programs in the state are invited, featuring 14 teams that are listed among the top-15 in the Breakdown preseason poll, including two of three No. 1 teams (North Branch in Class 2A and Medford in Class 1A). It’s a cross-section of the best teams in the state from all three classes.
The matches will be held at Edina High School for the first time this year. Each team will play one unique match against an opponent they may not see in conference or section play. The goal of this event is to open the high school season with unusual and great match-ups between premier programs.
SIDE OUT CLASSIC: 2019
Aug. 24, 2019 at Edina High School
Time Team Team
9:00 a.m. St. Louis Park Jordan
11:00 a.m. Moorhead (No. 15AAA) Chanhassen
1:00 p.m. Minneota (No. 5A) Medford (No. 1A)
3:00 p.m. North Branch (No. 1AA) SW Christian (No. 8AA)
5:00 p.m. Minnetonka (No. 12AAA) Stillwater (No. 2AAA)
7:00 p.m. Champlin Park (No. 4AAA) Wayzata (No. 3AAA)
Time Team Team
9:00 a.m. Cannon Falls New Life Academy
11:00 a.m. North St. Paul (No. 10AAA) St. Michael-Albertville (No. 13AAA)
1:00 p.m. Eastview Elk River
3:00 p.m. Waconia Maple Grove
5:00 p.m. Tartan Osseo
7:00 p.m. Willmar Edina
Time Team Team
9:00 a.m. Ogilvie White Bear Lake
11:00 a.m. Heritage Christian Pine River-Backus
1:00 p.m. Bemidji Centennial
3:00 p.m. Blaine Maple Lake (No. 13AA)
5:00 p.m. St. Paul Academy Orono
7:00 p.m. Caledonia (No. 2A) Kenyon-Wanamingo (No. 3A)
A quick look at the 36 teams and 18 matches shows dozens of possible outcomes and intriguing match-ups. But here are the numbers behind five of our favorites:
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