I didn’t get a chance to post any prep volleyball updates on Friday, so wanted to catch you up this morning before I head back to Kentwood for the final rounds of the West Central/Southwest 4A Bi-District tournament.
If you missed it, you can read by first-day story here.
I will try to tweet updates today (Saturday), but the cell reception out there is very poor and it was very hit and miss yesterday.
A quick recap: No. 3 Bellarmine plays surprising (to me) Union of Vancouver in one semifinal and No. 4 Camas faces No. 6 Emerald Ridge in the other, both at noon. All four have state berths in hand. The championship match is scheduled for 4 p.m.
The other four state qualifiers will be decided in 10 a.m. matches, all loser out: No. 7 Curtis vs. Gig Harbor, No. 9 Olympia vs. Rogers of Puyallup, No. 10 Auburn Riverside vs. Kentwood and Puyallup vs. Kent-Meridian.
If you missed the Thursday results, Skyline knocked off No. 5 Newport to win the KingCo 4A tournament. Both advance to state. No. 2 Jackson cruised through the Northwest District tourney without dropping a set, blanking Monroe in the final. Those two are also headed to state.
Today at 2 p.m., Eastlake (KingCo #3) hosts Lake Stevens (Northwest District #3) with a state berth on the line.
Now on to some 3A results.
You’ll find the updated Sea-King 3A District bracket here.
Wish I could be at two places at the same time. The semifinals today pair No. 1 Mount Si against surging Lakeside, which knocked off No. 6 Seattle Prep on Thursday, and No. 3 Mercer Island against No. 8 Bainbridge. The winners advance to the championship match, and state. Three other state berths are available. The semifinal losers will have a shot along with the four teams currently in the consolation bracket (Bellevue faces Holy Names and Seattle Prep takes on Eastside Catholic in loser-out matches).
Shorewood continues to roll and didn’t drop a set in winning the Northwest 3A District tourney, topping Stanwood in the championship match Thursday. Those two teams will be joined at state by Glacier Peak, which battled through the loser’s bracket to nab the No. 3 berth.
We didn’t get results reported from the West Central/Southwest 3A Bi-District at Auburn Mountainview Friday, but you’ll find the updated bracket here.
The noon semifinals feature second-ranked Prairie against Bonney Lake and Auburn Mountainview against Columbia River. All have clinched state berths.
Two more berths will go to the winners of these consolation matches: No. 10 Timberline vs. Kennedy Catholic and No. 9 North Thurston against Enumclaw.
And one last thing I heard about Friday, but didn’t get a chance to share. University of Spokane, ranked No. 7 in 3A, had its season end after being forced to forfeit matches for using an ineligible player. The Titans were scheduled to play in the 3A Eastern Regional today, but are replaced by Kennewick. You can read the Spokesman-Review story here.
I’ve got to run but be sure to check back Sunday for more results, and I’ll be posting the state brackets when they’re available.