Football, volleyball, girls soccer, and girls swimming in state competition
It is a huge weekend for high school sports across the state.
The WIAA’s girls swimming and diving championships are in Federal Way, and dozens of Clark County athletes are competing.
Meanwhile, the girls soccer state tournaments held their opening round matches this week, and several Clark County teams remain in contention to win it all.
Plus, small school volleyball state is this weekend in Yakima, and the first round of state football will be Friday and Saturday at various locations.
Here’s what’s happening:
The three GSHLs and the Trico League have seven teams from Southwest Washington that have made it to the first round of the state football playoffs. Three of those teams are home this week.
La Center kicks things off when the Wildcats, No. 8, host No. 9 Omak at 6 p.m. Friday in the Class 1A playoffs.
On Saturday, Skyview, the 5-seed, will face Skyline at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kiggins Bowl. Across the county at 5 p.m., No. 3 Camas will host Mount Si at Doc Harris Stadium. Those are both Class 4A games.
In 3A, Mountain View got the 12-seed and will travel to face Kennewick at 1 p.m. Saturday.
In 2A, Washougal, the 10-seed, travels to take on Orting at 7 p.m. Friday. Woodland has a noon kickoff Saturday at Clarkston. Woodland is the 9-seed.
Also in 1A, Seton Catholic, the 12-seed, will travel to play King’s at 6 p.m. Saturday.
For more on state football, go to the WIAA’s football page: https://www.wiaa.com/tournament/?sportid=1
State girls soccer:
The Class 2A Greater St. Helens League continues to dominate state soccer. There are eight teams left in the bracket, and four are from the GSHL.
Defending state champion Columbia River, the No. 3 seed, beat Steilacoom 1-0 this week to advance to the quarterfinals.
No. 7 Ridgefield crushed Sequim 9-0 in the first round to advance to the quarters.
Hockinson, the 12-seed, topped North Kitsap 2-0.
R.A. Long, the 11-seed, got past Sehome 3-1.
Columbia River will host R.A. Long at 3 p.m. Saturday in one quarterfinal. Ridgefield is at No. 2 Fife at noon Saturday. And Hockinson will be heading to East Valley of Yakima for a noon match Saturday. The winners will advance to the state semifinals, to be held at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma on Nov. 17.
In Class 1A, the La Center Wildcats are going to the quarterfinals after a 3-2 win over Meridian. La Center, the 5-seed, will travel to face No. 4 Cashmere at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Seton Catholic lost its first-round matchup 7-0 to Klahowya.
Camas fell in the opening round of the Class 4A state playoffs, losing to Curtis 1-0.
In 3A, Mountain View lost its opening round match, falling to Roosevelt 3-0.
For more details on state soccer, go to the WIAA’s soccer site: https://www.wiaa.com/tournament/?sportid=11
Columbia River, the two-time defending state champion and No. 1 seed, and Ridgefield, the No. 6 seed, are representing the GSHL in the Class 2A state tournament this weekend in Yakima.
In Class 1A, also in Yakima, La Center is the 7-seed and King’s Way Christian is the 12-seed.
The 4A and 3A state tournaments are Nov. 17-18.
For more details on state volleyball, go to WIAA’s volleyball site: https://www.wiaa.com/tournament/?sportid=10
State girls swimming:
There are more than 20 swimmers from Clark County who have qualified for state competition in individual events, plus several more athletes will be competing as relay teams representing area schools.
Ridgefield’s Rebecca Yamada is the top seed in the 2A/1A 100-yard breaststroke.
For more on the state swim meet, go to the WIAA’s swimming site: https://www.wiaa.com/tournament-GSW/?sportid=13
The Class 4A, 3A, and 2A/1A meets are Friday and Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Here is a list of the individual qualifiers from Clark County:
Camas — Lila McGeachy (200 free, 500 free); Sophia Wade (50 free, 100 free); Genova Michaelson (100 butterfly); 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay
Skyview — Bailey Trahan (100 backstroke)
Union — Joli Fong (100 butterfly); Camille McClafferty (500 free, 100 breaststroke); 200 medley relay, 200 free relay
Mountain View — Lucy Demaray (200 free,100 breaststroke); Peyton Sweet (100 butterfly); Audrey Shillinger (100 butterfly, 500 free); 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay
Prairie — Peyton Atkins (200 IM, 100 backstroke); 200 free relay
Heritage — Haley Gunderson (50 free, 100 backstroke); Katherine Thornton (100 breaststroke)
Columbia River — Ingrid Morrison Garcia (200 IM, 100 free); Sadie Levy (50 free, 100 free); Annie Morrison Garcia (100 backstroke); 200 medley relay, 400 free relay
Hockinson — Paige Dangleis (50 free, 100 free); Georgina Romero (50 free, 100 breaststroke); 200 medley relay, 200 free relay
Seton Catholic — Jordan Zaemann (200 free, 500 free)
Ridgefield — Rebecca Yamada (200 IM, 100 breaststroke); Madea Rusu (200 IM, 100 backstroke), 400 free relay
Hudson’s Bay — McKelvey Brewer (100 butterfly, 500 free)
Washougal — Emily Larzalere (100 butterfly)
- State arm wrestling championships ready to flex Saturday in VancouverArmSports Entertainment, founded and owned by a Clark County arm wrestler, is hosting more than 300 competitors for the Washington State Arm Wrestling Championships at Kiggins Theater on Saturday.
- Vancouver Lightning to host match Saturday night in indoor soccer leagueVancouver Lightning, a new semi-professional arena soccer team, is playing in the Western Indoor Soccer League.
- Girls basketball: Titan great Tee Anderson returns to Union as Columbia River’s head coachTuileisu “Tee” Anderson still holds several program records from her time playing at Union High School, but on Wednesday she went to Union as a visitor, as the new head coach at Columbia River High School.
- Washougal 5th grade runners compete at Junior Olympics Regional XC meetAnava and Joela Grundy, 5th grade students at Columbia River Gorge Elementary, competed at the USATF Junior Olympics Regional XC Meet in Athol, Idaho, on Nov. 18.
- Opinion: Seton Catholic’s loss in state semifinals reminiscent of Hockinson’s rise to gloryHigh school football: Seton Catholic lost in the Class 1A state semifinals on Saturday in a game that reminded an old coach, and old journalist, of a game in 2014 that would eventually catapult Hockinson to back-to-back state championships.