The Madison Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs have already taken advantage of the Sweet 16 in its first year.
Who can forget about the Lady Bulldogs' run in the State Volleyball Tournament? With the Sweet 16 format, the Lady Bulldogs didn't have to play Sioux Falls Christian in a region championship match, as both teams were able to advance to the Sweet 16 and later on to the State A Tournament.
Both the boys' and girls' basketball teams advanced to the Sweet 16, and both have just one more step to gain a berth in the State A Tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs are the 12th seed and will play a very good McCook Central/Montrose team (the fifth seed overall) at Sioux Falls Christian High School on Friday. The winner will head to the State A Tournament.
The Bulldogs earned a berth in the Sweet 16 with a huge win over the Flandreau Fliers. Madison will face Hot Springs on Tuesday with the site to be determined sometime on Friday.
Early results show the Sweet 16 for Madison has been really sweet. And it may get even sweeter.