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 PrepVolleyball.com. The other is Courtney Schwan of Bellarmine Prep, a repeat selection after powering the Lions to a second straight 4A title. Janelle Sparks…More
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.More
Bellarmine Prep’s Courtney Schwan has been honored as the Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year for the state of Washington. It is the second straight year Schwan has won the award. She will play for Washington next season.
Here is more from the official press release.More
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…More
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.More
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…More
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.More
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…More
I’ve been waiting to see the state volleyball brackets, and they are now available on the WIAA website. Just click on the classification you are interested in, and it will take you there: Class 4A Class 3A Class 2A Class 1A Class 2B Class 1B One thing jumps out at me in 4A — the bottom half…More
The American Volleyball Coaches Association has announced that Courtney Schwan of Bellarmine Prep and Lanesha Reagan of Snohomish are part of the Under Armour Girls High School All-America Teams. Schwan, who has signed with Washington, was named to the first team. Reagan, an Oregon State recruit, made the second team. They are the only two players…More