River, Prairie into state volleyball



Columbia River and Prairie locked up berths to the 3A state volleyball tournament thanks to wins Friday at the 3A bi-district tournament at Auburn Mountainview High School.

Columbia River had the easiest route, playing just once and defeating Shelton in three games.

The Chieftains take on Auburn Mountainview in the semifinals at noon today.

Prairie won its first-round game 3-0 over Mount Tahoma, then survived a thrilling five-game quarterfinal match against Kennedy to reach state.

Scores were 25-21, 25-19, 22-25, 24-26, 21-19.

Prairie will face Timberline in a noon semifinal.

The championship is at 3:30 p.m.

Mountain View dropped its first-round game 3-0 to Enumclaw and will play Bonney Lake at 10 a.m. in a loser-out match.

If Mountain View wins, it will play again at noon in the fifth-place semifinal. The fifth-place final is at 3:30 p.m. for a spot to state.

4A bi-district — Skyview survived a loser-out game late Friday, defeating Gig Harbor 3-2 at Kentwood High School.