You can get your Class 4A state volleyball updates from the Toyota Center in Kennewick right here all day. I’ll update and republish throughout the day and also will try to twitter the winners.
The WIAA is updating the bracket (hopefully with scores eventually) here.
Snohomish clinched a trophy with a 3-2 victory over Curtis, which was the runner-up in last year’s tourney. The Panthers play for fifth and eighth places against Kentwood Friday at 11:30 a.m. Kentwood clinched a trophy with a 3-1 win over Bellarmine Prep.
Woodinville bounced back from the loss to Issaquah to post a 3-2 victory over Skyview and earn its first-ever trophy. The Falcons play for fourth and seventh place against Graham-Kapowsin, which dumped Gig Harbor, 3-0.
That’s it for the first day. Back Friday with plenty more, including the first day of the 3A and 2A tourneys.
Jackson and Issaquah are into the semifinals! Both took 3-0 victories in the quarterfinals — Jackson over Gig Harbor and Issaquah over Woodinville. You can read more about those matches in my story, which will be posted later tonight (Thursday) and printed in the Friday newspaper.
Issaquah will play Olympia, which lost the opening set to Skyview and bounced back to win three straight.
Jackson will face Mead, which survived a five-set thriller with Gig Harbor.
Now we have four loser-out consolation matches with the winners assured of trophies Friday.
The first round of consolation play is complete and we have a break until 6:30, when the quarterfinals are scheduled, followed by another round of consolation play at 8 p.m. (the winners of the 8 p.m. matches are assured of trophies and the losers are out).
In consolation play thus far, No. 8 Snohomish ended No. 2 Richland’s trophy hopes, 3-1. The Bombers really bombed, going 0-and-2 at state after being ranked No. 1 for much of the season (until the regional loss to Mead).
Then it was Curtis over No. 10 Stadium, 3-0, Bellarmine Prep over Wenatchee, 3-0, and Kentwood over No. 9 Newport, 3-1. Again, those losers are done.
In the final first-round match of the day, Mead rebounds from a first-set loss to Kentwood for a 3-1 victory. Mead now plays Graham-Kapowsin in the quarterfinals, and that should be a great match.
Other quarterfinal matchups, all at 6:30 p.m. — Woodinville vs. No. 3 Issaquah, Skyview vs. No. 5 Olympia and No. 7 Gig Harbor vs. No. 4 Jackson.
The first-round losers all play loser-out matches at 2 p.m.
Gig Harbor is the next team to advance, beating Wenatchee 3-0.
Kentwood schocked top-ranked Mead in the opening set, but is behind in the second. Jackson and Graham-Kapowsin are both up 2-0.
Skyview records the biggest upset of the opening round with a 3-1 victory over second-ranked Richland. The Storm plays No. 5 Olympia in the quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m.
Olympia beat Snohomish, 3-1.
Issaquah Joins Woodinville in the quarterfinals, sweeping Curtis 3-0.
Woodinville was the first winner of the day, making quick work of No. 10 Stadium (Tacoma), 3-0, to advance to tonight’s 6:30 p.m. quarterfinals Issaquah.
The two KingCo rivals last met back on Oct. 4, with Issaquah winning, 3-1.
In other first-round matches, No. 5 Olympia leads No. 8 Snohomish, 2-1, while No. 2 Richland has its hands full with Skyview (Vancouver), 1-1.
It’s going to be a great day of volleyball. The 3A and 2A tourneys don’t start until tomorrow.