It was a hectic weekend, wasn’t it? We had playoffs in football, soccer and volleyball, not to mention the state championships in girls swimming. So let’s see what we can do to catch you up:
In Class 3A, Kennedy won its first state title in school history after winning five of the 12 events. The other big winner? Skyline’s Andie Taylor, who defended her title in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle.
The Class 4A meet also made history. Garfield and Inglemoor finished with the only first-place tie in girls swimming in state history. On the meet’s final event, Inglemoor passed Garfield in the 400-yard freestyle relay to win, forcing the tie.
In Class 3A, Auburn Riverside had its best finish in state history after making it to the championship game, where Hanford — far from the favorite — beat Riverside in straight sets.
In Class 4A, Rogers (Puyallup) came this close to beating Mead in the semifinals, but Mead advanced and won its fifth consecutive state title. Kentwood also made it to the semifinals.
What a finish in Burien, where defending 3A champ Issaquah got a goal from Kate Deines with 30 seconds left to win 2-1 against Kennedy. Seattle Prep won in a shootout, 4-3, against Everett.
In Class 4A, Eastlake beat Bellarmine 2-1, Richland beat Redmond 2-0.
That sets up these semifinals Friday at Harry Lang Stadium in Tacoma:
Issaquah vs. West Valley (Yakima), 2 p.m.
Holy Names vs. Seattle Prep, 4 p.m.
Eastland vs. Richland, 6 p.m.
Beamer vs. Woodinville, 8 p.m.
In Class 4A, we’ll be getting a rematch of last year’s state championship game with a quarterfinal after Bothell and Oak Harbor both won Saturday night. No. 1 Bothell beat Central Kitsap 37-17, and fourth-ranked Oak Harbor beat Olympia 30-21.
No. 3 Edmonds-Wooday earned a quarterfinal game against fifth-ranked Eastlake next weekend with a 37-17 victory against Snohomish, and Woodinville’s run hit the wall against Lewis & Clark.
That sets up these 4A games next weekend:
Oak Harbor at Bothell
Graham-Kapowsin at Ferris (Spokane)
Lewis & Clark at Inglemoor
Eastlake at Edmonds-Woodway
In Class 3A, we had No. 1 vs. No. 2, Lakes vs. Skyline on the Sammamish Plateau, and by the end of the third quarter, it was Skyline in a runaway. My player of the game: Skyline’s Gino Simone, who wasn’t only great as a receiver. He also played well in pass coverage and was a crucial part of an interception.
Bellevue also advanced with a 21-10 victory against Newport.
These are next weekend’s 3A playoff games:
O’Dea at Meadowdale
Bellevue at Southride (Kennewick)
Kennewick at Skyline
Franklin Pierce at Ferndale
Remember, you can find all of the brackets for the fall season here.