They’re back in action at the 4A state volleyball tournament in Marcus Pavilion at Saint Martin’s University.
We have three consolation matches in progress, all in the second set (my ride-along made me late this morning!). It’s 1-0 for Kentwood over Central Valley, Skyline over Rogers of Puyallup and Bothell over Spanaway Lake.
The losers are out. The winners advance to the trophy round.
I’ll also be tweeting updates @SandyRinger1 and Matt Massey will be tweeting @SeaTimesPreps.
11:32 PM — Just finished filing on deadline, so sorry for the delay. What great championship matches! It was Bellarmine Prep over Curtis, 15-9 in the fifth, and Mercer Island over Holy Names, 15-13. It was an outstanding weekend of volleyball! Check The Seattle Times for my story on the 4A final day and Matt Massey’s wrapup of the 3A tournament, plus the all-tournament teams. It’s been a long, long two days, so I’m out. Thanks for following along!
10:39 PM — Both championship matches going to fifth sets! Curtis becomes the first team to take two sets off Bellarmine all season!
10:14 PM — Bellarmine Prep responds in the third set, 25-17, and now leads Curtis 2-1. Holy Names is also up 2-1 on Mercer Island in the 3A final (25-23 in the third).
9:50 PM — Curtis with a stunner! The Vikings win set two against Bellarmine Prep, 25-18. That’s just the third set the Lions have lost this season. In 3A, MI ties it up at 1-1.
9:27 PM — Bellarmine gets the opening set against Curtis, 25-22. Holy Names is looking for another upset and goes up 1-0 on Mercer Island in the 3A final, 25-21.
9:23 PM — Curtis puting up a great fight against Bellarmine in the 4A final, trailing just 22-21. Over in the 3A final, Holy Names leads MI 23-20.
8:58 PM — We will start the championship matches in about 3-4 minutes.
8:57 PM — Chris Leverenz of Auburn Riverside was just inducted into the WSVCA Hall of Fame. Congratulations Chris!
8:46 PM — Meadowdale beats Oak Harbor 3-1 in the match to decide 5th-6th places. Great showing by the WesCo 3A teams!
8:43 PM — Southridge gets the 3A third-place trophy with a 3-1 win over Columbia River, which finishes fourth.
8:30 PM — Sorry for the delay; hopefully you’ve gotten Matt Massey’s tweets! Here’s the latest in 4A: Emerald Ridge takes third with a 3-1 win over Newport, which winds up fourth. Kentwood winds up fifth after holding off Camas, 3-2. The Papermakers get sixth. Skyline and Bothel go 7-8 as the Spartans sweep that consolation match 3-0.
6:03 PM — It’s now 2-0 for Emerald Ridge over Newport, Skyline over Bothell and Kentwood over Camas. I’ve got to go do some interviews, so I won’t be updating for a while, sorry.
5:38 PM — Skyline has little trouble with KingCo-rival Bothell in the opening set, 25-16. Kentwood goes up early and holds off Camas, 25-22.
5:28 PM — So now we have three trophy matches in the 4A tournament. It’s Newport-Emerald Ridge for 3rd-4th, Kentwood-Camas for 5th-6th and Skyline-Bothell for 7th-8th.
5:12 PM — Mercer Island completes the upset! The Islanders advance to the championship match with a 3-2 victory over top-ranked Mercer Island (15-12 in the fifth). How cool to have an all-SeaKing final as the Islanders will play Holy Names for the title!
4:55 PM — Mercer Island isn’t done! The Islanders take the fourth set from Southridge, 25-19, so on to the fifth. The winner will face surprising Holy Names in the title match.
4:52 PM — Holy cow, look at Holy Names! The Cougars come from behind to take the fourth set from Columbia River, 27-25, and close out a 3-1 victory. They are on to the 3A championship match!
4:28 PM — Mercer Island falls way behind early in set 3, rallies late but falls short, 25-21. Southridge leads 2-1.
4:26 PM — Holy Names now leads Columbia River 2-1.
4:03 PM — Both 3A semifinals are now tied 1-1. Mercer Island turned the tables on Southridge, 26-24, and Holy Names evened things with Columbia River, 25-23.
3:17 PM — On to the 3A semis, where No. 1 Southridge is playing No. 4 Mercer Island and Holy Names is going against Columbia River (both unranked).
3:06 PM — Curtis ends Newport’s bid for a title, 3-1 (26-24 in the fourth). The Vikings are playing so well right now. It will be interesting to see if they can give Bellarmine a good go. They met in the Bi-District quarterfinals a week ago and the Lions won 3-0.
2:40 PM — Another day, another sweep for Bellarmine Prep. The Lions take the third set from Emerald Ridge, 25-18, to return to the championship match in hopes of defending their title. They’ve lost just two sets all season — one of them last Saturday in the West Central/Southwest Bi-District semifinals…..to Emerald Ridge.
2:36 PM — Momentum clearly back on Curtis’ side. The Vikings roll past Newport in the third set, 25-13, to take a 2-1 lead.
2:17 PM — Bellarmine not wasting any time. The Lions lead ER 2-0 after taking the second set 25-15.
2:15 PM — Newport on the board with a 25-16 win over Curtis in the second set.
1:55 PM — Bellarmine starts strong, gives way a little in the middle, and finishes off ER 25-19 in the first set.
1:51 PM — Curtis jumps in front of Newport early, 25-19.
1:33 PM — The first 4A semifinal is now in progress with No. 2 Newport taking on No. 9 Curtis. No. 1 Bellarmine faces No. 6 Emerald Ridge in the other semi, which will start a few minutes late as the Meadowdale-Prep match just finished.
1:31 PM — It’s Meadowdale on to the trophy round! The unranked Mavs finished off No. 7 Seattle Prep, 3-1, with a 25-20 win in set four. They will play WesCo-mate Oak Harbor for fifth and sixth places at 6:45 p.m.
1:08 PM — Meadowdale grabs the third set from Seattle Prep, 25-21, to take a 2-1 advantage.
12:56 PM — Just when it looked as though Shadle Park was finding a grove and going to make a match of it with Oak Harbor, the Wildcats rally for a 25-22 win and a 3-0 sweep! They will play for fifth and sixth places against either Seattle Prep or Meadowdale.
12:42 PM — Seattle Prep pulls even with Meadowdale, winning the second set 25-20.
12:32 — Oak Harbor continues to roll, this time 25-16 in set two. The Wildcats lead Shadle Park 2-0.
12:20 PM — Two WesCo 3A teams making noise! Meadowdale up 1-0 on Seattle Prep and Oak Harbor was a 1-0 lead over Shadle Park.
11:55 AM — Now come the final two elimination matches in 3A. It’s Shadle Park vs. Oak Harbor and Seattle Prep vs. Meadowdale.
11:51 — Timberline advances to the trophy round with a 3-2 win over Prairie (15-12 in the fifth set). The Blazers will play Kennedy for seventh and eighth places. Prairie, last year’s champion, is eliminated. Still a very fine season for the Falcons, who lost a ton from last year’s team.
11:32 AM — Prairie doesn’t want to go home yet. The Falcons tied up Timberline 2-2 by winning the fourth set, 25-21.
11:28 AM — So the Snohomish season comes to an end, 3-1 aginst Camas (25-23 in the fourth set). That’s a wrap on Lanesha Reagan’s stand-out prep career. It’s been fun watching her play — that girl has major hops! I’m sure she’ll continue her success at Oregon State. Great season, Panthers!
11:07 AM — The WIAA is webcasting the semifinals and finals in 4A, 3A and 2A at WIAANetwork.com. Some consolation matches are also on the schedule. They are broadcasting some swimming right now, so check it out.
11:01 AM — Snohomish shows life! The Panthers cut Camas’ lead to 2-1 with a 25-22 win in the third set.
10:55 AM — Kennedy moves in front of Eastside Catholic, 2-1, with a 25-22 win in set 3.
10:35 AM — Camas is cruising, now up 2-0 on Snohomish, which seems really out of sorts. Set point fell between two flat-footed defenders, 25-18. In 3A, both consolation matches are tied 1-1. Kennedy pulled even with Eastside Catholic with a 26-24 win and Prairie took the second off Timberline 27-25.
10:19 AM — I just spoke with Eisenhower senior Mikel Sydney, who was injured on the third point of the Cadets’ opening match yesterday against Curtis. She verified that she dislocated her right elbow when she crashed to the floor with a teammate (I saw the X-ray even — definitely dislocated!). They told her there is a possible fracture, too, which she’ll have checked out when she gets home. Great kid and all smiles, even with the heavily bandaged arm. She said her tears yesterday were not because of pain (although I’m sure it hurt!) but because she feared she wouldn’t be able to come back and play (true enough — doctors say she’ll be out for two months) and because she “messed up” her team’s rotations. The Cadets missed her — Mikel was the co-MVP of the Big 9. Ike went 0-2 against teams that will trophy here (Curtis, a semifinalist, and Bothell). Best of luck to Sydney — who is still looking for a place to play in college!
10:14 AM — It’s 1-0 on all three courts and the leaders are Camas, Timberline and Eastside Catholic.
10 AM — The final loser-out 4A match is under way with No. 5 Snohomish taking on No. 8 Camas. The winner of that one will play Kentwood to decide fifth and sixth places. Two 3A consolation matches are in progress, too — No. 6 Eastside Catholic vs. No. 10 Kanney Catholic and No. 5 Timberline vs. Prairie (last year’s champion). These are loser-out bouts.
9:57 AM — I just verified that Bothell has indeed won a state trophy in volleyball. Two of them, in fact. The Cougars were eighth in both 1997 and 2002. But this is the first trophy for coach Marlie Davis, who took over in 2006.
9:46 AM — And an outstanding season for Spanaway Lake, too. The Sentinels had to win a tiebreaker to even advance to the SPSL tournament, then fought through a tough West Central/Southwest Bi-District to get here for for the first time since 2006.
9:44 AM — Bothell rallies to finish off Spanaway Lake, 3-1, and move on to the trophy round for what appears to be the first time in school history (the WIAA has changed its history page and to be honest it’s not as informative as it used to be). Ironically, the Cougars will play KingCo rival Skyline at 5:15 p.m. to decide seventh and eight places.
9:42 AM — I want to give a shout-out to Rogers, which had a super season overall. The Rams went 1-2 in the tougher half of the bracket and wind up just missing a trophy.
9:29 AM — Skyline will take home a trophy! The Spartans eliminated Rogers of Puyallup, 3-1, and will face either Bothell or Spanaway Lake at 5:15 p.m. for fifth and sixth places. Bothell still in the fourth set against Spanaway Lake.
9:19 AM — Kentwood moves on to the trophy round with a 3-1 win over Central Valley. The Conquerors will play for fifth and sixth places at 5:15 p.m. against either Camas or Snohomish, which square off next. Skyline threatening to finish off Rogers, leading 19-16 in the fourth, but the Rams are rallying.
9:11 AM — We don’t have any teams from the Greater Seattle Area in the 2A tournament in Lakewood. But I’ve tried to keep up with it. You can find the updated bracket here. The semifinals pit No. 1 Burlington-Edison against No. 2 West Valley of Yakima and No. 3 Capital against No. 4 Sehome. Gee, guess I was pretty right on with the final 2A rankings, in that regard! I was way off base in 3A when it came to some teams — particularly University, which went 0-2 in the tournament after coming in at No. 2. I didn’t have Columbia River or Holy Names (both semifinalists) in the top-10!
9:05 AM — Rogers isn’t ready to go home. The Rams take the third set, cutting Skyline’s lead to 2-1.
8:58 AM — Indeed, CV takes that third set, so now it’s 2-1 Kentwood.
8:56 AM — Skyline and Kentwood both have 2-0 leads now (but Kentwood is in danger of losing the third set). Spanaway Lake and Bothell are 1-1.
Snohomish and Camas meet in another 4A loser-out match at 9:45 a.m., when 3A consolation matches also start.
The 4A semifinals are at 1:30 p.m. featuring No. 1 Bellarmine Prep vs. No. 6 Emerald Ridge and No. 2 Newport vs. No. 9 Curtis.
The 3A semifinals follow at 3:15 with No. 1 Southridge facing No. 4 Mercer Island and Holy Names taking on Columbia River (neither are ranked — my bad! But both have been ranked during the season).
I’ll handle all updates on the blog. Matt Massey will be here around noon to tweet 3A scores, and I’ll have the 4A results.