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High School Sports Blog

The latest news and analysis on high-school sports around the Seattle area

October 13, 2008 at 3:54 PM

State volleyball rankings — week 6

And the winners are…..Lewis and Clark of Spokane (4A) and Sumner (3A).

L-C really was a no-brainer once I discovered they also had beaten Mead 3-0 last week (at Mead no less). Those two teams likely will meet again at district and regionals (and possibly at state).

Mead drops to No. 3 with Kentwood maintaining the No. 2 spot. I’m anxious to see how the Conquerors do in that Monroe tournament on Oct. 25, since No. 4 Kamiak and No. 7 Monroe will be there, too.

The newcomer to the 4A rankings is Southridge of Kennewick (No. 8) after an impressive showing in Spokane (losing only to Mead). Southridge faces No. 5 Kamiakin of Kennewick tomorrow night.

Skyview of Vancouver jumps back in at No. 10, with Kentlake dropping out. That spot just as easily could have gone to Bethel, which knocked Rogers of Puyallup out of the rankings with that 3-0 win last week. But the Braves hurt themselves by losing to Cascade in bracket play (they were second in their pool to a pretty good team from Sandpoint, Idaho.

Let’s see what happens in the Bethel-Puyallup match tomorrow.

In Class 3A, Sumner gets the nod at No. 1 and Kennedy moves up to No. 2. East Valley of Spokane is struggling a bit with some injuries and slips to No. 4 behind Prairie. Hopefully the Knights get healthy in time for post-season play.

Mostly there’s just some rearranging in the 3A poll, especially in the top half. Camas had a great Crossover tournament, but lost last week to not only Prairie, but Columbia River as well.

Mercer Island is hanging in there at No. 10 and plays Mount Si (formerly ranked) in a key KingCo 3A/2A showdown tonight.

Let me know what you think of these:

Class 4A

1. Lewis and Clark (Spokane)

2. Kentwood (Covington)

3. Mead (Spokane)

4. Kamiak (Mukilteo)

5. Kamiakin (Kennewick)

6. Olympia

7. Monroe

8. Southridge (Kennewick)

9. Edmonds Woodway

10. Skyview (Vancouver)

Others (alphabetically) — Bethel, Bothell, Central Kitsap (Silverdale), Gonzaga Prep (Spokane), Issaquah, Kentlake, Kentridge, Marysville-Pilchuck, Puyallup, Rogers (Puyallup), Roosevelt.

Class 3A

1. Sumner

2. Kennedy (Burien)

3. Prairie (Brush Prairie)

4. East. Valley (Spokane)

5. Shadle Park (Spokane)

6. Shorecrest (Shoreline)

7. Auburn Mountainview

8. Eastside Catholic (Sammamish)

9. Bishop Blanchet

10. Mercer Island

Others (alphabetically) — Bonney Lake, Camas, Columbia River, Everett, Highline (Burien), Holy Names, Lakeside, Mount Si (Snoqualmie), Mount Spokane, Seattle Prep, Olympic (Silverdale).



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