I’m back at the Toyota Center in Kennewick for more state volleyball.
Updates for all classifications (including the ones at the Yakima SunDome), can be found on the WIAA website here.
No. 3 Eastside Catholic gets past No. 8 Auburn Mountainview, 3-1, to complete the semifinal qualifiers. The Crusaders will play No. 1 West Valley of Yakima at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Auburn Mountainview now faces Kennedy Catholic in a loser-out match Saturday at 2:30, with the winner assured of a trophy.
That’s it for tonight. Back in the morning.
No. 1 West Valley of Yakima is in the 3A semifinals after a 3-0 victory over No. 5 Kennedy Catholic. It’s just the second loss of the season for Kennedy, which fell in the West Central/Southwest bi-district championship match last Saturday against Camas (which lost earlier today to Seattle Prep).
Eastside Catholic about to go up 2-1 on Auburn Mountainview.
In 2A, the semifinal pairings are set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday — Grandview vs. Selah and West Valley (Spokane) vs. Pullman.
Seattle Prep indeed pulls another upset, thumping No. 2 Mount Spokane 3-0. The Panthers will play Mount Si in the semis Saturday at 11:30.
Kennedy lost a tough opening set to West Valley of Yakima, 28-26. Auburn Mountainview takes the first set from Eastside Catholic, 25-23.
Mount Si is on a mission. The Wildcats walloped Kennewick 3-0 (third set was 25-5). Seattle Prep has another upset brewing with a 2-0 lead over second-ranked Mount Si, but the third set is close. Kennedy and West Valley of Yakima just started and Eastside Catholic and Auburn Mountainview are still warming up.
Jackson sweeps Issaquah to capture the 4A title — the school’s first. Issaquah finishes a school-best second.
Mead holds off Olympia in the match for third and sixth places.
Jackson now leads Issaquah 2-0 in the 4A final after taking the second set, 25-22. The Timberwolves led 18-11 before Issaquah came back and tied it at 22.
In the 4A championship match, Jackson comes out strong and takes the first set from Issaquah, 25-13.
One note from the 2A tournament — Fife’s hopes of sending off retiring coach Jan Kirk with a title ended in a 3-0 quarterfinal loss to Selah. The Trojans can still come back and snag a trophy, though.
No. 3 Mount Spokane sweeps Capital, 3-0, in the final 3A first-round match. The quarterfinals are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
In 4A, Mead leads Olympia 1-0 in the match between semifinal losers, which officially decides third and sixth places. The championship bout between Jackson and Issaquah is about 15 minutes away.
No. 6 Mount Si is in the 3A quarterfinals after a 3-0 victory over Timberline, coming from behind in the third set to complete the sweep. And No. 10 Seattle Prep overcomes an 1-2 start to knock off No. 4 Camas, 3-2. It’s just the second loss of the season for the Papermakers.
In what just might have been the best match over the past two days, No. 8 Auburn Mountainview ralled from a two-set deficit against Bishop Blanchet (the defending 3A state champion), to win 3-2. It was 17-15 in the fifth.
Mountainview plays No. 3 Eastside Catholic in the quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m.
In other first-round matches in progress, No. 9 Kennewick leads No. 7 Meadowdale 2-0, No. 6 Mount Si is up 1-0 on Timberline and No. 4 Camas is about to go up 2-1 on No. 10 Seattle Prep. No. 2 Mount Spokane plays Capital on the “late” court so they are just warming up.
No. 5 Kennedy Catholic advances to the quarterfinals with a 3-0 victory over Holy Names. And, wow, that’s one tough matchup coming up at 7:30 p.m. this evening with Kennedy facing No. 1 West Valley of Yakima.
Blanchet won the first two over Auburn Mountainview, which then won the third set to stay alive. No. 4 Camas and No. 10 Seattle Prep are in the first set, with Camas leading.
In 3A, No. 3 Eastside Catholic made quick work of Ferndale, 3-0. And No. 1 West Valley of Yakima rolled past Oak Harbor, 3-0.
No. 5 Kennedy Catholic leads Holy Names 1-0 and Bishop Blanchet is up 1-0 on No. 8 Auburn Mountainview.
Snohomish finishes fifth with a 3-0 win over Kentwood, which takes home the eighth-place trophy. Not bad for a Snohomish team that was picked to finish fifth in the WesCo South coaches’ poll! And while Kentwood coach Bil Caillier was extremely disappointed with his team’s effort in the final match, eighth is a good finish for the Conquerors, who came in as the No. 8 seed out of the West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament.
Issquah makes it an all-Westside final by beating Olympia, 3-1. The last time two teams from West of the mountains played for the title was back in 2002, when Kentlake beat Puyallup. That was the final year of pool play and led to rally scoring in 2003, as I recall.
Very cool to have two local teams playing for the championship!
Jackson does it! The Timberwolves beat Mead 3-1 in the semifinals to advance to the championship match.
Issaquah leads Olympia 2-1 and is up 15-10 in the fourth set.
Woodinville crushed Graham-Kapowsin to earn the fourth-place trophy. G-K finishes seventh.
The 4A championship will be determined tonight (Friday) with a 6 p.m. scheduled start. The semifinals are underway right now. Jackson jumped all over Mead to take the first set, 25-16. Olympia leads
In the match for fourth and seventh places, Woodinville leads Graham-Kapowsin 1-0.
Kentwood and Snohomish are still waiting to start their match for fifth and eighth. They are about an hour behind on that court, where the final first-round 2A match just concluded.
The first-round 3A matches are scheduled to start 1:30 and 3 p.m.
The 2A first-round winners were Grandview, Anacortes, Selah, Fife, West Valley (Spokane), Black Hills, Burlington-Edison and Pullman.
Check back throughout the day and I’ll also twitter the 4A and 3A results when possible.