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October 13, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Class 4A, 3A and 2A state volleyball rankings — Week 6

No teams out, no teams in — that hardly ever happens in the Class 4A, 3A and 2A state volleyball rankings.  And it’s even more rare to see no changes in more than once classification. But that’s the case this week, with only some minor shuffling in Class 2A. So let’s start there, where Selah swaps places…


Comments | More in Rankings, Volleyball | Topics: Emerald Ridge, Fife, Holy Names

October 6, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Class 4A, 3A and 2A state volleyball rankings — Week 5

I updated here earlier about the three significant tournaments played Saturday. As usual, I had some struggles determining how much weight to put on certain matches — especially since they’re 2-out-of-3 at best. I rarely “punish” a team in a lower classification for losing to a good team in a higher classification. As it turns out, I…


Comments | Topics: Auburn Riverside, Bellarmine Prep, Emerald Ridge

September 25, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Emerald Ridge climbs to No. 35 in national volleyball rankings

After winning the Kent Classic Volleyball Tournament last Saturday, Emerald Ridge inched up three spots to No. 35 in this week’s national high-school rankings. The Jaguars were 38th the week before. Bellarmine Prep, previously ranked No. 76, dropped out of the top-100 after losing to Emerald Ridge (2-0) in pool play at the tourney and also…


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September 22, 2014 at 4:21 PM

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

It was great to get out and see some really good volleyball Saturday at the Kent Classic. You can ready my story about it here. Top-ranked Emerald Ridge is really good, but the Jaguars still have some work to do, like every other team in the state. They didn’t dominate start to finish, and even dropped…


Comments | More in Rankings, Volleyball | Topics: Bellarmine Prep, Emerald Ridge, Holy Names

September 18, 2014 at 11:59 AM

The Right Stuff Volleyball Blog: Kent Classic should be a classic

The Kent Classic Volleyball Tournament this Saturday should be just that – a classic. The 30-team field not only includes the two teams ranked 1-2 in Class 4A, Emerald Ridge and Bellarmine Prep, but No. 4 Camas and No. 8 Skyline as well. Always-tough Mead of Spokane is entered as well. Some high-caliber 3A squads will be there, too,…


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October 21, 2013 at 3:14 PM

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

Gotta love high-school volleyball, right?

And if you’re reading this, you must.

On any given night….

There are certainly no sure things, although I feel pretty good about the teams I’ve got ranked in each of the top three classifications — Bellarmine Prep, Southridge and Burlington Edison. Those jive with the Coaches Association rankings, too (not that those have a great deal of influence on mine, to be honest). I’ve had Bellarmine and Southridge at the top all season, although West Valley of Yakima started No. 1 in 2A.

At any rate, the “shocker” last week was Kentridge’s 3-2 victory over Kentwood, which had been cruising along and had shot up to No. 2 after an earlier win over Emerald Ridge. The Conquerors were even in’s top-100. No longer. Kentridge started the season 0-7, but has been playing better as of late and that win over KW was a third straight — followed by a 3-0 loss to Auburn Riverside.

As far as the rankings go, it’s the time of the season where it’s difficult to make huge changes based on a single match, because you have to keep the bigger picture in focus.


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

September 16, 2013 at 8:23 AM

No new high-school volleyball rankings this week

The second set of high-school volleyball rankings for Class 4A, 3A and 2A will not be posted until next Monday, Sept. 23. A quick congratulations to Emerald Ridge, which started the season ranked No. 2 in Class 4A behind Bellarmine Prep and won the big Adidas Invitational Saturday at Auburn Mountainview. You can catch some of the…


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August 21, 2013 at 8:47 AM

National volleyball rankings: Bellarmine Prep, Emerald Ridge crack top-100

John Tawa has posted the top-100 national volleyball rankings on, and you can find them here. Two Washington teams made the cut — Bellarmine Prep at No. 44 and Emerald Ridge at No. 99. Bellarmine features 6-2 senior Courtney Schwan, a UW commit who lead the Lions to the Class 4A state championship last season…


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