Tim Martinez: Sorting out state matchups for volleyball, soccer and football teams

Volleyball state brackets set on Sunday

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

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Districts are over. It’s all state from here on out.

The fall sports season begins to wind down this week with the conclusion of the volleyball and girls swimming seasons with state tournaments and meets this week.

Football teams play first-round matchups at state. Girls soccer teams play first-round and quarterfinal matchups this week.

So let’s get to the matchups for what figures to be a busy week of preps.

Volleyball

3A STATE: Prairie is the lone Clark County team heading to the Toyota Center for the 4A and 3A state tournaments on Friday and Saturday in Kennewick.

The Falcons get an early morning wake-up call on Friday, facing Roosevelt of Seattle at 8 a.m. in the first round. The Falcons will play North Thurston or Mount Spokane in a consolation match (3:15 p.m.) or quarterfinal match (5 p.m.).

2A STATE: Ridgefield was the surprise winner at the 2A district champion, outlasting Tumwater and Black Hills for five-set victories. The Spudders head up to Saint Martin’s University in Lacey for the 2A state tournament, where they will open with 9 a.m. match against Washington of Tacoma.

Ridgefield faces East Valley-Spokane or Sehome in the consolation (3 p.m.) or quarterfinal (5 p.m.) round.

1A STATE: La Center gets to sleep in before opening the 1A state tournament at the Yakima SunDome. The Wildcats face Cascade of Leavenworth in a first-round match at 5:15 p.m. La Center faces Kiona Benton or Overlake in the consolation or quarterfinal round (both at 8:15 p.m.).

1B STATE: In its fifth season with a volleyball program, Firm Foundation will make its first trip to the state tournament. The 1B tournament is also at the Yakima SunDome.

Firm Foundation faces Almira-Coulee-Hartline at 9:45 a.m., then meets Pomeroy or Rainier Christian in the consolation or quarterfinal rounds (both 5:15 p.m.).

Girls soccer

Some of the exact times, dates and places of first-round girls soccer matches won’t be set until Monday, even though the games will be played Tuesday or Wednesday.

But here’s what we know right now.

4A STATE: Union will face Jackson of Everett at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Everett Memorial Stadium. If the Titans win, they’ll be home Saturday afternoon against Issaquah or Puyallup.

Camas gets to open at Doc Harris Stadium on Wednesday against Bellarmine Prep of Tacoma, at 6 p.m. If they win, the Papermakers will be back at The Doc on Saturday against Rogers-Puyallup or Skyline.

3A STATE: Mountain View hits the road to play Kamiakin of Kennewick at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Lampson Stadium in Kennewick. If the Thunder win, they’ll be home Saturday against Mount Spokane or Lakeside.

Prairie will host Marysville Getchell at 5 p.m. Wednesday (THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED). If the Falcons advance, they’ll be on the road on Saturday against Roosevelt or Stadium of Tacoma.

2A STATE: Columbia River opens state at Kiggins Bowl against Clarkston at 6 p.m. Wednesday. River would be at Kiggins again in the quarterfinals Saturday against Bellingham or Olympic of Bremerton.

Hockinson travels to play at North Kitsap of Poulsbo at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. If the Hawks reach the quarterfinals, they’ll be on the road again at either Fife or Liberty of Issaquah.

1A STATE: King’s Way Christian opens at home against Lynden Christian at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Knights would be at home again in the quarterfinals against Bellevue Christian or Seattle Academy.

Football

Like soccer, we are still waiting to confirm time and day on some first-round matchups.

4A STATE: Union hosts Sumner at McKenzie Stadium at 7 p.m. Friday night. Camas travels to the Spokane area to play at Central Valley of Veradale at 5 p.m. Friday.

3A STATE: Mountain View gets a rematch at state when the Thunder host Peninsula of Gig Harbor at 7 p.m. Saturday at McKenzie Stadium.

2A STATE: Hockinson will return to their playoff home (turf field), District Stadium in Battle Ground, when the Hawks face Pullman at 2 p.m. Friday. Friday is Veterans Day, but the 2 p.m. kickoff is still very odd. “It stinks not to have our own turf field,” Hockinson athletic coordinator Beth Tugaw said. “It leaves us at the mercy of other schools’ schedules.”

1A STATE: La Center also has a familiar opponent when the Wildcats face Mount Baker of Deming at 7 p.m. Friday at Woodland High School.

Tim Martinez is the assistant sports editor/prep editor for The Columbian. He can be reached at 360-735-4538, tim.martinez@columbian.com or follow his Twitter handle @360TMart.