One more day of state volleyball today at the Toyota Center in Kennewick with the 3A and 2A tournaments concluding.
You can get bracket updates on the WIAA website for not only the matches here, but the 1A and 2B tourneys at the Yakima SunDome.
Your state champions — Seattle Prep in 3A, Pullman in 2A. Writing duties call.
Seattle Prep is still rolling in the 3A championship match. The Panthers won the third set, 25-16, to take a 2-1 lead over Eastside Catholic.
In 2A, defending-champion Pullman leads Selah 2-1.
The 3A championship match is underway. Eastside Catholic won the opening set, 25-23, the Prep rolled out to an 11-0 lead in the second and cruised to a 25-11 victory to tie it.
in the final 3A consolation match, Mount Spokane beat Kennedy Catholic, 3-1,to decide fourth and seventh places.
In 2A, Lynden took fifth place with a 3-2 win over White River, which finishes eighth. The title match between Pullmand and Selah is tied, 1-1.
In 2A consolation play, West Valley of Spokane earned the third-place trophy with a 3-0 victory over Grandview, which takes sixth. Burlington-Edison beat Fife, 3-1, to finish fourth. Fife sends retiring coach Jan Kirk out with the seventh-place trophy.
In the match for fifth and eighth-places, Lynden leads White River, 1-0.
The 2A championship match between Selah and Pullman will start shortly.
West Valley of Yakima takes home the 3A third-place trophy with a 3-1 victory over Mount Si, which takes sixth for the second straight year.
The other consolation finals are underway — Kennedy Catholic vs. Mount Spokane for fourth and seventh, Bishop Blanchet vs. Camas for fifth and eighth.
The championship match, originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m., will follow on whichever court opens up first, but will be at least an hour behind, I’m guessing.
Bishop Blanchet, last year’s 3A champion, is assured of a fifth straight trophy after a 3-1 victory over Oak Harbor, which just falls short of its first trophy. Blanchet plays No. 4 Camas for fifth and eighth places.
West Valley now up 2-0 on Mount Si in the match for third and sixth. Up-and-down Blanchet was back up in set three vs. Oak Harbor and now leads 2-1.
The 3A consolation match for third and sixth places is underway, with No. 1 West Valley of Yakima taking the first set from No. 6 Mount Si.
In a loser-out match, Blanchet won the first set, then got spanked by Oak Harbor in the second (it was 20-3 at one point!).
No. 5 Kennedy eliminates No. 8 Auburn Mountainview, 3-1, and will play No. 2 Mount Spokane for fourth and seventh places
No. 4 Camas ousts No. 7 Meadowdale, 3-0, to advance to the match for fifth/eighth places against either Bishop Blanchet or Oak Harbor, who are just warming up now. They are behind almost two hours on that court.
Here’s some news from the 1A tournament in Yakima — King’s beat Cedar Park Christian in the semifinals, 3-0, and will go for a third straight title tonight against either Lynden Christian or Chelan, who are playing in the other semi.
Second-ranked Mount Spokane eliminates No. 9 Kennewick, 3-0, to clinch a trophy. The Wildcats will play for fourth and seventh places against either No. 5 Kennedy or No. 8 Auburn Mountainview, which are in the first set of their elimination match.
It’s an all-Metro 3A final! Eastside Catholic rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat top-ranked West Valley of Yakima, 15-12 in the fifth. The Cruisaders will play Seattle Prep in the title match. That’s a remach of the 2003 championship contest, which Prep won in three.
This one should be a great battle.
Eastside Catholic wins a classic fourth set, 27-25. On to the fifth.
The 2A final is set — Selah beat Grandview, 3-1, and will play Pullman for the title at 7:30 p.m.
West Valley wins the third set with Eastside Catholic, 25-19. Let’s see if the Crusaders can bounce back and force a fifth.
Seattle Prep continues its impressive run through the 3A tournament. The Panthers advance to the championship match with a 3-2 victory over Mount Si.
In the other semifinal, West Valley of Yakima and Eastside Catholic are tied 1-1, but EC is up 8-2 in the third set.
Mount Si and Seattle Prep are going to the fifth set. Mount Si won the third, 25-14, then Prep took the fourth, 25-23.
In 2A, defending-champion Pullman beat West Valley of Spokane, 3-1, in a quality semifinal. Those two teams would do well in the 3A tourney! Grandview and Selah are tied 1-1 in the other semi.
Eastside Catholic won the opening set against West Valley, 25-23, but trails 18-14 in the third.
In the 3A semis, Mount Si and Seattle Prep are tied 1-1. Mount Si took the first set, 25-18, then Prep came out strong in the second set, taking a 14-5 lead. The Wildcats rallied to tie it at 20, but Prep wound up winning, 25-23. The third set is just starting.
West Valley of Yakima and Eastside Catholic are still warming up.
Camas stays alive in the 3A trophy chase with a 3-2 win over Capital. The Papermakers play Meadowdale at 3 p.m. Blanchet plays Oak Harbor at 3 and those winners then square off at 4:30 for fifth and eighth places.
In the 1A semifinals, we’ve got King’s (the two-time defending champion) playing Cedar Park Christian at noon.
Bishop Blanchet, last year’s 3A champion, avoided another meltdown this morning by beating Ferndale, 3-2, after squandering a 2-0 lead. Friday, the Braves were up 2-0 on Auburn Mountainview, then lost in five. Camas and Capital are in their fifth set.
Two of the four 3A elimination matches are done involving Friday’s first-round losers.
No. 7 Meadowdale beat Timberline, 3-0, while Oak Harbor knocked out Holy Names. Bishop Blanchet leads Ferndale 2-1 (but is trailing in the fourth set), and No. 4 Camas is up 2-1 on Capital.
Coming up soon is the 3A semifinal between No. 6 Mount Si and No. 10 Seattle Prep — a rematch of the SeaKing District semifinal, which Mount Si won 3-0. But Prep is playing awfully well this weekend and I anticipate a closer match.
The other semifinal between No. 1 West Valley of Yakima and No. 3 Eastside Catholic will run late — the court isn’t open yet.
In 2A loser-out matches earlier, the winners were Tumwater, Lynden, White River and River Ridge.