There were no surprises during Thursday night’s opening-round volleyball action of Class 4A Sectional 9 in New Castle Fieldhouse.

Tourney-host New Castle swept past Richmond in three sets 25-12, 25-15, 25-10 in 54 minutes (including breaks) in the second match after undefeated Yorktown did the same thing to Muncie Central 25-9, 25-5, 25-16 in Thursday’s opener.