Prep roundup: Playoff football games on radio, web

KFXX will air Skyview-Issaquah playoff game



The first season of high school football on KKOV 1550 AM has ended.

The Vancouver-based radio station won’t extend its radio coverage of high school football into the postseason, but that doesn’t mean fans won’t be able to listen to live play-by-play of playoff high school football.

KFXX 1080 AM will be broadcasting live from Friday’s Skyview-Issaquah Class 4A state preliminary game at Kiggins Bowl. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

And Carl Click plans to provide live webcasts from Class 4A and 3A Greater St. Helens League teams on the road this postseason. That coverage starts Saturday with Heritage at Lake Stevens at 5 p.m., then Prairie vs. Meadowdale at 7 p.m. in Edmonds. Both games can be heard live at

1A volleyball — Ridgefield and Stevenson both split two matches each Wednesday in Montesano to remain alive in the Class 1A district tournament.

Both teams face winner-to-state matches Saturday in Castle Rock.

Ridgefield opened with a 25-7, 25-27, 25-14, 25-20 win over Forks in the first round. Korrie Stephenson had 11 kills, five blocks and six aces in the match, and Lauren Ramey had eight kills and seven digs.

The Spudders battled in a five-set thriller against Montesano in the semifinal match before losing 25-22, 22-25, 25-14, 19-25, 15-13.

Shawntel Kalliainen had 35 digs, Shannon Boyle had 16 kills and 19 digs, and Claire James added 18 digs and 17 assists for the Spudders.

Ridgefield will face Onalaska at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Castle Rock High School for a berth to the 1A state tournament.

Stevenson lost its first-round match to Montesano 23-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-16 before beating Forks in three sets to remain alive.

The Bulldogs will face Kalama at 10 a.m. Saturday at Castle Rock for a berth to the 16-team state tournament.

4A soccer playoffs — Union looks to keep its season alive in a Class 4A bi-district playoff game against Thomas Jefferson of Federal Way at 5 p.m. Thursday at Curtis High School in University Place.

Thursday’s winner will need to win another playoff game Saturday to advance to the 4A state tournament.

On Saturday, Skyview will play South Kitsap at 1 p.m. at Kiggins Bowl for a berth to state. Evergreen will face Kentridge at noon in Spanaway for a state berth.

2A soccer playoffs — Washougal will play Mark Morris at 5 p.m. Thursday at Longview Memorial Stadium in a loser-out match in the Class 2A district playoffs. Hockinson will face Centralia at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Battle Ground’s District Stadium in another loser-out match. The winners of Thursday’s matches will play Saturday for a berth to the state tournament.

1A soccer playoffs — La Center faces Tenino at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Kalama High School for a berth to the 1A state tournament. At 7:30 p.m., Ridgefield faces Montesano for the district championship and seeding to the state tournament.

Pink month — October is complete, and with it goes another Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Several programs and athletes did their part during the month. Columbia River and Prairie’s volleyball programs, among others, had pink nights to raise funds. An athlete on the Ridgefield volleyball team is raising funds as part of her senior project.

Boys sports got into the charitible mood, as well. The Heritage football program donated $1,000 to breast cancer research. The Woodland football team wore pink socks in its games. These are just some of the many programs who did something for the cause.

Just about every sport in every season has programs that are involved in community projects. Whether it is cancer awareness or feeding the hungry or cleaning up yard debris for senior citizens. The Columbian does not list every outing, but we do like to give a shout-out to our athletes and coaches every now and then for their efforts.

New twist on district swimming — The Class 4A and 3A district swimming meets have staggered their scheduled so that they won’t overlap each other this season.

The Class 3A district meet will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday with preliminary heats. The finals will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, with both days’ events being held in Kelso.

The Class 4A district meet, a finals-only meet, will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Propstra Aquatic Center. The district champions from the 4A meet earn automatic qualification to the state meet, and others can qualify based on their times. The top two finishers from the 3A meet advance to state.