High school sports: Four county teams advance in state soccer

Swimmers prepare for state; small-school state volleyball this weekend, too

The No. 1 team in Class 4A girls soccer advanced to the state quarterfinals with a win Wednesday, and all three teams from the toughest 2A league in the state got through as well.

Camas took down Kennedy Catholic 2-0 on Wednesday at Doc Harris Stadium in its opening round match of the WIAA Class 4A state tournament.

Bella Burns’ cross led to a Camas goal Wednesday in a 2-0 win over Kennedy Catholic. The Papermakers advanced to the Class 4A state quarterfinals. Photo courtesy Kris Cavin
Bella Burns’ cross led to a Camas goal Wednesday in a 2-0 win over Kennedy Catholic. The Papermakers advanced to the Class 4A state quarterfinals. Photo courtesy Kris Cavin

At the same time, Ridgefield, Columbia River, and Hockinson earned victories in their first-round matches in the 2A state tournament.

Ridgefield, the state’s No. 3 seed, scored two first-half goals and those stood in a 2-0 win over Enumclaw.

Columbia River, No. 5, got a goal from Andie Buckley late in the match to break a tie, helping the Rapids to a 2-1 win over White River.

Hockinson, No. 7, had a lot of extra drama in its victory. Sehome tied the match late, and there was no scoring in the two overtime periods. The Hawks were perfect in the penalty kicks to advance.

Two years ago, those three teams reached the final four.

In Class 1A, Bush stunned La Center 2-1 in Woodland. Bush was the 12-seed, taking on No. 5 La Center.

The quarterfinals are Saturday. 

Hockinson and Columbia River will be going on the road. Hockinson will be facing No. 2 Burlington-Edison at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sedro-Woolley High School. Columbia River has a 5 p.m. match at No. 4 Fife. 

Ridgefield and Camas get home matches in the quarterfinals, and in a fun coincidence, they are taking on teams with the same name.

Oh, and both Ridgefield and Camas are hoping to celebrate two times on Saturday. The soccer teams and football teams are hosting playoff games. 

Ridgefield soccer is taking on No. 6 West Valley of Spokane at 1 p.m. at Ridgefield High School. 

Camas soccer is taking on No. 8 West Valley of Yakima at 1 p.m. at Doc Harris Stadium. (Ridgefield and Camas football play games on those fields in the evening.)

State Volleyball

The Class 1A state volleyball tournament begins Friday at the Yakima Valley SunDome. 

With no school on Thursday, the King’s Way Christian volleyball team got a send-off from school on Wednesday. The Knights, seeded 15th in the 16-team tournament, take on No. 2 Chelan at 3:15 p.m. Friday in the opening round. King’s Way Christian was the fourth-place team out of the Trico League but reached state by winning two matches in the district tournament to advance to the district finals.

La Center, seeded No. 12 at state, takes on No. 5 Zillah at 5:15 p.m. Friday in the opening round. La Center lost in the district semifinals then had to survive two loser-out matches to advance to state.

The Class 4A, 3A, and 2A state volleyball tournaments are next week.

State swimming

In all, 16 individuals from Clark County have qualified for state girls swimming, plus many relay teams. The championships are Friday and Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way

McKelvey Brewer of Hudson’s Bay has the best seed of any swimmer from Clark County. She is listed as No. 6 in the Class 2A 100 butterfly. She is also No. 9 in the 500 freestyle.

Avery Change of Union is No. 7 in the Class 4A 50 freestyle and in the 100 freestyle. Jane Tewinkel is No. 7 in the 2A 100 butterfly.

Here is a list of athletes competing at state swimming, according to the WIAA program.

Class 4A

Battle Ground: Nina Uchtmann (200 free; 100 backstroke)

Camas: Campbell Deringer (200 individual medley; 100 breaststroke); Sophia Wade (100 free); Lila McGeachy (500 free). Plus 200 Medley, 200 Free, and 400 Free relays.

Union: Avery Chang (50 free; 100 free); Jean Lin (200 IM; 100 breast); Joli Fong (100 fly; 100 back). Plus 200 Medley, 200 Free, and 400 Free relays.

Class 3A

Mountain View: Aubrey Horner (200 IM; 100 breaststroke); Madison Wick (50 free). Plus 200 Medley and 200 Free relays

Class 2A

Columbia River: Rylee Scharmann (200 free; 100 fly); Jane Tewinkel (100 fly; 100 backstroke); Kali Gravel (100 breaststroke). Plus 200 Medley, 200 Free, and 400 Free relays.

Fort Vancouver: Nadia Phelps (500 free).

Hockinson: Paige Daneils (100 breaststroke; 100 free). Plus 200 Medley and 200 Free Relays.

Hudson’s Bay: McKelvey Brewer (100 fly; 500 free).

Washougal: Emily Larzalere (500 free); Plus 200 Free and 400 Free Relays.

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