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Category: Volleyball
June 26, 2014 at 8:19 AM

Kickoff Classic moves to Seattle Memorial Stadium

The annual WIAA Emerald City Kickoff Classic has a new home. This year’s event will be at Seattle Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6. Four games are scheduled, but the teams involved have not yet been announced. The lineup for the Emerald City Volleyball Invitational, to be played the same weekend at a yet-to-be-determined site, will…


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June 4, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Archbishop Murphy names new volleyball coach

Kelly Richardson is the new head volleyball coach at Archbishop Murphy. Here is the press release from the school: June 4, 2014- Archbishop Murphy High School has hired Kelly Richardson as head volleyball coach. Kelly currently works at South West Baptist University in Missouri as head volleyball coach, where she has been since 2007. This last season…


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February 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Lindquist joins Scwhan as volleyball All American

Sara Lindquist, who led Mercer Island to its first Class 3A state volleyball championship last season, is one of only two Washington players among the 150 honored as High School All Americans by The other is Courtney Schwan of Bellarmine Prep, a repeat selection after powering the Lions to a second straight 4A title. Janelle Sparks…


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January 6, 2014 at 12:43 PM

The Fifth Quarter — The Northwest School unveils new athletic facility

The Northwest School unveiled a $19 million dollar facility to its students this morning, one that holds a gymnasium, a rooftop turf field and a TRX workout system.

For The Fifth Quarter this week, we’ll take a closer look at the facilities. Since it is basketball season, we’ll take a closer look at what the facility means for The Northwest School’s basketball teams, but we’ll also delve into the other amenities. But first, this view is too amazing to bury at the bottom of the post, so take a look at what one sees from the rooftop turf field. Pretty cool.

The view from the rooftop turf field is a stunning look at downton and Queen Anne.

The view from the rooftop turf field is a stunning look at downton and Queen Anne.


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November 27, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Bellarmine’s Jody DeGroot named one of AVCA’s two National Coaches of the Year

Here is a very cool honor for Jody DeGroot, who guided Bellarmine Prep of Tacoma to an unbeaten season and second straight Class 4A state volleyball championship: LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 26, 2013)  -  The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce that Kim Lauwers, head girls’ volleyball coach at A.J. Dimond High School in…


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November 16, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Follow the final day of 4A and 3A state volleyball here

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.


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November 15, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Get your 4A and 3A state volleyball updates here all day

Good Morning from Marcus Pavilion on the campus of Saint Martin’s University in Lacey for the Class 4A and 3A state volleyball tournaments. I will be updating results here as I am able (I’ll be dealing with deadline later this evening). I also will be tweeting @SandyRinger1 and sometimes that’s quicker. 10:13 PM — Hearbreaker for Seattle…


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November 11, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Class 4A, 3A and 2A state volleyball rankings — Final

I say it every year, and this one is no different: We’ll know who the real No. 1 volleyball teams in the state for each classification Saturday night.

But I’ve still got my final rankings for you in Class 4A, 3A and 2A.

I’m a big believer in that old adage about there being no sure thing, especially in high-school sports. But I’d have to say Bellarmine Prep and Southridge are the very clear favorites in 4A and 3A, respectively. I’ve had them ranked No. 1 all season. But there are some other quality teams in both fields, and there’s usually an upset or two (or three or more) along the way.

I don’t think Kentwood played its best against the Lions in the championship match of the West Central/Southwest Bi-District tournament. Newport has been on a roll and you can never count Mead out — even without longtime coach Judy Kight. Snohomish is playing very well right now, too, and Emerald Ridge is dangerous.


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November 11, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Final state volleyball rankings from the WSVCA for all classifications

I was starting to think we might not get the state volleyball rankings from the Coaches’ Association until tomorrow, which today is a government holiday. But they just popped in! These are the final rankings for 2013. And if you check back in an hour or so, you’ll find the final Seattle Times rankings as well. Here’s…


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