I’m at Saint Martin’s University for the Class 4A and 3A state volleyball tournaments.
I’ll be updating as best I can, and also tweeting scores (@sandyringer1). Right now, I’m able to provide more frequent updates via twitter.
UPDATE — Olympia sweeps Union, 3-0 (25-20 in the third) and will play Mead in the semifinals.
The consolation winners over at Timberline: Newport, Richland, Skyline and Auburn Riverside.
That’s it for me tonight. I’ll be back for the 8 a.m. matches Saturday.
UPDATE — It will be No. 3 Bellarmine Prep against No. 2 Jackson in the semifinals Saturday at 3:15 p.m. Bellarmine topped Puyallup, 3-1 (25-18 in the fourth).
UPDATE — Oympia holds off Union, 27-25, and is now up 2-0.
UPDATE — Bellarmine now leads Puyallup 2-1 (25-21 in the third). The winner gets Jackson in the semis.
UPDATE — Mead is all business with a 3-0 victory over Cams (25-15 in the third).
UPDATE — Olympia 25, Union 17 for a 1-0 lead.
UPDATE — Puyallup pulls even with Bellarmine 1-1, winning the second set 25-22.
UPDATE — Mead up 2-0 on Camas (27-25 in the second).
I am now over my tweet limit, and on deadline for my story. Will try to tweet final scores through The Times preps twitter.
UPDATE — North Thurston is into the 3A semifinals with a 3-2 victory over Columbia River (15-8 in the fifth).
UPDATE — Bellarmine up 1-0 on Puyallup, taking the first set 25-18.
UPDATE — Mead rolls past Camas in the opener, 25-15.
Columbia River forces a fifth set with North Thurston by taking the fourth, 27-25.
UPDATE — Two more 4A quarterfinals just getting started: No. 1 Mead vs. No. 4 Camas and No. 3 Bellarmine Prep vs. Puyallup. Then No. 8 Olympia will face No. 9 Union (after the North Thurston-Columbia River 3A quarterfinal concludes).
UPDATE — Southridge advances to the 3A semifinals by beating Glacier Peak, 3-1 (25-20 in the fourth).
UPDATE — Jackson in the 4A semis for the third year in a row after a 3-1 win over Emerald Ridge (25-15 in the fourth).
UPDATE — North Thurston now up 2-1 on Columbia River after winning the third set, 25-22.
UPDATE — Southridge wins the third set against Glacier Peak, 25-23, and is now up 2-1.
UPDATE — Jackson took care of business in the third, 25-13, and now leads Emerald Ridge 2-1.
UPDATE — Columbia River come from behind to win the second set with North Thurston, 25-23. It’s 1-1 now.
UPDATE — Jackson led Emerald Ridge 24-20 in the second, but Jenna Mullen brought the Jags from behind for a 26-24 victory. The match is tied at 1-1 now.
Glacier Peak wins the second set against Southridge and that one is tied 1-1.
UPDATE — North Thurston wins a close first set with Columbia River, 28-26.
UPDATE — Jackson wins set one against ER, 25-17. Haley MacDonald is in the match for the Timberwolves after sitting out the opener with an ankle sprain.
Southrdge tops Glacier Peak in the opening set, 25-19.
UPDATE — Jackson and Emerald Ridge are now playing for a spot in the 4A semifinals. And in 3A, two quarterfinal matches are in progress: Glacier Peak vs. Southridge and North Thurston vs. Columbia River.
UPDATE — Holy Names crashes the 3A semifinals with a 3-1 win over Mount Spokane (25-22 in the fourth). The Cougars will face Prairie at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and the winner plays for the title.
UPDATE — Prairie is in the 3A semifinals after a 3-0 sweep of Auburn Mountainview (25-18 in the third).
Holy Names now up 2-1 on Mount Spokane after a 25-19 win in the third set.
In 4A, Mead has little problem with Auburn Riverside, 3-0 (25-15 in the third), and advances to the quarterfinals.
UPDATE — Mead rolls in the second set, 25-12 over Auburn Riverside.
Prairie now up 2-0 on Auburn Mountainview (25-20 in the second).
Mount Spokane evens things with Holy Names, 1-1, by taking the second set 25-20.
UPDATE — Sorry, that was Mead beating Auburn Riverside in the first set, 25-17.
In the 3A quarterfinals, Holy Names is up 1-0 on No. 3 Mount Spokane after taking that first set 25-18. And Prairie drilled Auburn Mountainview, 25-11.
UPDATE — The final first-round match of the 4A tourney is in progress as top-ranked Mead takes on Auburn Riverside.
Two of the 3A quarterfinals are also underway — Prairie vs. Auburn Mountainview and Holy Names vs. Mount Spokane.
UPDATE — Mercer Island, the top-ranked team in 3A that came into the tournament unbeaten and then fell to No. 9 Prairie in five sets, bounced back with a 3-1 victory over Stanwood over at Timberline High School, where the first-day consolation matches are being played.
Lakeside, which saw a 2-0 lead over No. 3 Mount Spokane slip away in a 3-2 loss, knocked out No. 8 Bonney Lake, 3-1.
Lakeside and MI now play here at 8 a.m. Saturday. The loser goes home. The winner gets a trophy.
UPDATE — Over at 2A, No. 6 Anacortes swept Fife, 3-0.
UPDATE — Camas comes back from that opening-set loss to drill Monroe, 3-1 (25-14 in the third). Next matches down’t start for almost 45 minutes — a rarity to be ahead here!
UPDATE — Union knocks Skyline into the consolation bracket, 3-0 (25-21 in the third).
UPDATE — Olympia on to the quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Wenatchee (25-17 in the third). Camas crushes Monroe in the third, 25-13, to jump up 2-1.
UPDATE — Olympia makes it 2-0 with a 25-18 win over Wenatchee in the second. Camas pulls even with Monroe at 1-1, winning 25-10 in the second. Skyline is down two sets to Union, which won 25-21 in the second.
UPDATE — From the 2A tournament, No. 2 Tumwater cruises past No. 10 East Valley of Yakima, 3-0. No word on any suspensions
UPDATE — Jackson player’s are wearing t-shirts that say “Colton’s Army” and I asked coach Ashley Allen about them
She said they are in support of a young Jackson boy, Colton Matter, who is battling leukemia. You can read about his story here.
UPDATE — Union gets off to a fast start and winds up beating Skyline in the opening set, 25-19. Monroe shows no fear against Camas and wins 25-21 in the first set.
UPDATE — Three more 4A first-round matches are just getting started: No. 6 Skyline vs. No. 9 Union, No. 8 Olympia (the defending champion) vs. Wenatchee and No. 4 Camas vs. Monroe. The round concludes with one match at 5:15 p.m. as top-ranked Mead takes on Auburn Riverside.
UPDATE — I spoke with Jackson coach Ashley Allen, who said setter Haley MacDonald suffered a “small” ankle sprain in practice Wednesday and was held out of Friday’s opening match against Gig Harbor to rest it. She said MacDonald will be playing in the tournament and MacDonald reaffirmed that by saying, “I’m on next match.”
The second-ranked Timberwolves have a tough quarterfinal against No. 6 Emerald Ridge at 6:45 p.m.
Victoria Funke did a fine job filling in at setter, finishing with 35 assists. Emmy Allen crushed 18 kills and Miah Diirell had 10.
UPDATE — From 2A: Washington beats Sehome, 3-1.
UPDATE — Jackson gets the job done, 3-0 over Gig Harbor, It was 25-22 in the third. Tough quarterfinal matchup with Emerald Ridge.
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