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October 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM

The Right Stuff Volleyball Blog: Kennedy optimistic despite losing McPherson

We all know injuries are an unfortunate part of athletics. They can derail any team’s postseason possibilities. The second-ranked Kennedy Catholic volleyball team will continue their quest for the 3A state championship without junior OH Shayne McPherson, considered their best all-around player. McPherson, who already has committed to Washington, suffered a season-ending ankle injury (torn ligaments) three weeks…

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Comments | More in The Right Stuff, Volleyball | Topics: Kennedy Catholic, Liz Quitiquit, Shayne McPherson

October 30, 2014 at 9:56 AM

SPSL 4A volleyball tiebreaker results

As it turns out, I was given wrong information about how those SPSL 4A tiebreaker matches played Wednesday would affect the seedings into the league tournament, which runs tonight (Thursday) and Saturday. They’ve got some work to do on the fairest way to break three-way ties. As you recall, there was a three-way tie for first in…

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Comments | More in Volleyball | Topics: SPSL 4A tournament

October 29, 2014 at 11:14 AM

SPSL 4A volleyball tiebreakers tonight (Wednesday)

There was a lot of parity in the SPSL 4A North Division in volleyball this regular season. That means ties, and tiebreakers tonight (Wednesday) as we had into the SPSL tournament, which begins Thursday. Beamer, Kentridge and Tahoma shared the title at 8-1. Kentlake finished a solid fourth at 6-3, then there was a three-way tie for…

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Comments | More in Volleyball | Topics: SPSL 4A, tiebreakers

October 27, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Class 4A, 3A, 2A state volleyball rankings — Week 8

There were a couple of big volleyball showdowns last week, particularly in in Class 4A and 3A, and these state rankings reflect that. As I’ve said before, sometimes it’s not just if you win or lose, but when. In 4A, Battle Ground avenged an early loss to Camas, so you’ll see University up a notch to No….

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Comments | More in Rankings, Volleyball | Topics: Battle Ground, Bellevue, Camas

October 27, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Mercer Island forfeits 6 early volleyball matches

Mercer Island, the defending Class 3A state volleyball champion, has forfeited six early-season matches after self-reporting the use of an ineligible player, according to athletic director Mark Zmuda. “We found an eligibility issue with one of our players and reported it to KingCo,” he said, adding it was a “clerical error.” For confidentiality reasons, Zmuda would not…

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Comments | More in Volleyball | Topics: Mercer Island

October 25, 2014 at 4:49 PM

A look back at Federal Way’s 35-7 win over Beamer

Federal Way and Beamer were tied 7-7 at halftime of Friday’s football game, and it certainly looked like either team could win. In fact, Beamer might have been up 14-7 if not for two uncharacteristic drops down in the red zone (mind you, the Titans don’t throw much, but they’ve had some success when they do…

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Comments | More in Football | Topics: Beamer, Chico McClatcher, federal way

October 25, 2014 at 3:49 PM

SPSL 4A football playoff picture

The SPSL 4A “North” will determine its five seeds into the preliminary round of the playoffs this next week. Tahoma (Northeast No. 3) plays Jefferson (Northwest No. 3) Thursday at Federal Way Memorial Stadium for the fifth and final spot. The winner advances to play second-ranked Camas in Week 10. The loser will have a final…

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Comments | More in Football | Topics: Playoffs, SPSL 4A

October 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM

The Right Stuff Volleyball Blog: Metro opens postseason play

Most leagues are at least a week away from postseason play in volleyball. But the Metro League gets a jump on them all with some seeding games tonight (Thursday) between teams in the Sound and Valley divisions to set up next week’s tournament, which officially begins on Tuesday. And one seeding match, between division champs Garfield (Sound)…

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Comments | More in The Right Stuff, Volleyball | Topics: Ballard, Garfield, Holy Names

October 20, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Class 4A, 3A and 2A state volleyball rankings — Week 7

The top seven teams remain intact in this week’s Class 4A state volleyball rankings. But there are newcomers — actually returners — in the next three spots after losses by No. 8 Curtis (to Bethel), No. 9 Mount Si (to Issaquah and Newport) and No. 10 Mead (to Gonzaga Prep). So, welcome back to Eisenhower, Snohomish and…

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Comments | More in Rankings, Volleyball | Topics: Curtis, Mount Si, Skyline

October 20, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Weekly coaches’ state volleyball rankings

Here are the latest state volleyball rankings from the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association. I will note that the person sending these out said there were no votes from Class 4A and 3A coaches for these this time around, so no changes were made. I’ve got some changes in mine, which will I’ll be posting within the…

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