Camas, the top seed from the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League, will host a state preliminary round football playoff at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Doc Harris Stadium. Camas will take on South Kitsap.
Skyview, the No. 2 seed from the 4A GSHL, will host Newport of Bellevue at 5 p.m. Saturday at Kiggins Bowl.
Union, the No. 3 seed from the 4A GSHL, travels to take on Graham-Kapowsin for a 7 p.m. Friday game.
Columbia River, the No. 1 seed from the 3A GSHL, will take on Bainbridge at 7 p.m. Friday at Kiggins Bowl. Because playoff games must be played on artificial surfaces, this game is not at Columbia River High School.
Mountain View, the No. 3 seed from the 3A GSHL, travels north to face Marysville-Pilchuck at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Also, Kelso, the No. 2 seed from the 3A GSHL, is coming to Vancouver to host its playoff game. It’s Juanita against Kelso at 7 p.m. Friday at McKenzie Stadium.
4A district playoffs — A header by Rachel Gibson off a free kick from Jamie Carter in the 62nd minute was all Camas needed Monday as the Papermakers defeated Evergreen 1-0.
Camas advances to the district title game against top-seeded Union at 7 p.m. Wednesday at McKenzie Stadium. Evergreen will be the No. 3 seed to the bi-district playoffs and will next play at 3 p.m. Saturday at Spanaway against the No. 1 seed from the South Puget Sound League.
Camas coach Roland Minder said the free kick came from the left side of the field, and Gibson came off the back side and headed the ball into the side netting.
“We played hard, and hopefully we keep improving as we go along,” Minder said. “We had lots of younger contributors, in for injured players.”In head-to-head matches this season, Camas and Union played to a scoreless draw at Camas, and Union won on its home field 2-0.
4A district tournament — Larissa Hamilton’s presence in the middle and consistent serving in the decisive game carried host Skyview to a five-set win over Battle Ground in a loser-out playoff match.
The Storm won the fifth game 15-8 after the teams split the first four games — three of which were decided by two points. The 26-24, 23-25, 26-24, 16-25, 15-8 win sends Skyview to Union for a 7 p.m. playoff match today. It also clinches a bi-district playoff spot for Skyview.
“Our energy and our serving won that fifth game,” Skyview coach Carri Smith said.
Hamilton finished with 17 kills, nine blocks and 12 digs, and Battle Ground coach Cheyanne Knight said Hamilton’s presence in the middle was a key to the fifth set, along with some missed serves at key times.
Brooke VanSickle led the Tigers. The freshman was credited with 27 kills, 19 assists and 23 digs. Battle Ground, with mostly sophomores and freshmen on its roster, finished 5-10 overall this season.
“It was such an amazing learning experience for a program that hasn’t competed at this level for a long time,” Knight said.
3A district tournament — Mountain View clinched a spot in the bi-district tournament by eliminating Hudson’s Bay and then Kelso on Monday.
The Thunder will face Columbia River at 5 p.m. today in the district semifinal. The loser will be the No. 3 seed to bi-district. The winner will play Prairie at 7 p.m. for seeds 1 and 2.
Mountain View first beat Hudson’s Bay in four games (25-21, 10-25, 25-20, 25-15) and then topped Kelso in three (25-20, 25-19, 25-13).
Kendall Johnson had 18 kills and 18 digs in the two matches Monday for Mountain View.