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Category: Volleyball
November 20, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Bellarmine, Auburn Riverside crack top-50 in national volleyball rankings

After winning state volleyball championships last Saturday, Bellarmine Prep (Class 4A) and Auburn Riverside (3A) both took significant jumps in PrepVolleyball.com’s national rankings. Bellarmine, which was at No. 61 after knocking off Emerald Ridge (formerly No. 21) in the district championship match, shot up to No. 43. The Lions’ lone loss during the season was to…

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Comments | More in Volleyball | Topics: Auburn Riverside, Bellarmine Prep, Emerald Ridge

November 17, 2014 at 3:27 PM

A look back at the 2A, 1A, 2B, 1B state volleyball tournaments

Unfortunately, we were not able to send reporters to the state volleyball tournaments in Class 2A, 1A, 2B or 1B. Again, for complete results, please check the brackets here. Top-rankled Tumwater beat No. 3 North Kitsap 3-0 in the 2A championship match. But, boy, where the Thunderbirds pushed to the limit before that. They had to…

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Comments | More in Volleyball | Topics: 1A, 1B state volleyball tournaments, 2B

November 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM

A look back at the 3A state volleyball tournament

It’s rarely easy to go through a season unbeaten in any high-school sport, particularly volleyball. And especially if you play a challenging schedule. So, coach Chris Leverenz admitted she felt as though she had a monkey on her back when top-ranked Auburn Riverside rolled into the 3A state tournament with an unblemished record. “I’ve been nervous like for…

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Comments | More in Volleyball | Topics: Auburn Riverside, Capital, Carson Heilborn

November 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM

A look back at the 4A state volleyball tournament

Although I was concentrating on the Class 3A state volleyball tournament, I got to watch a fair amount of the 4A matches, too – at least until the championships, which were played simultaneously. Matt Massey did a great job covering the 4A event for us, and you can ready his final story here. For all completed…

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Comments | More in Volleyball | Topics: 4A state tournament, Bellarmine Prep, Curtis

November 14, 2014 at 1:13 AM

Day 1: 4A & 3A state volleyball live updates

If you’re a prep volleyball fan who can’t make it to the Class 4A and 3A state championships this Friday and Saturday, we’ve got you covered. You can find all of the tweets and Instagram posts I put together right here, and Matt Massey will be chipping in, too. I primarily will focus on 3A, but…

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November 13, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Updated glance at the 3A state volleyball tourney

I was looking an incorrect bracket when I offered the original analysis of the 3A state volleyball tournament, so I’ve amended some analysis here. Auburn Riverside has met every challenge this season. And the Ravens made sure they tested themselves by playing in – and winning – the ultra-tough Linda Sheridan Classic in Spokane. They were pushed to…

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