First-round matches are Tuesday and Wednesday
The Camas Papermakers will be looking for their fourth consecutive trophy and the Columbia River Chieftains are going for three trophies in a row as the WIAA state girls soccer tournaments begin this week.
Camas, which has finished third, first, and third the past three seasons, will host Jackson at Doc Harris Stadium in the opening round of the Class 4A tournament. That match has been set for 5 p.m. Wednesday. Columbia River took second last year after winning the Class 2A state title in 2016. The Chieftains will host Olympic at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Kiggins Bowl.
Three other teams from Clark County also advanced to state.
The Prairie Falcons are back. Prairie will get a home match Tuesday when the Falcons host Shoreline in the 3A bracket. That match starts at 5:30 p.m. at Prairie High School. A year ago, the Falcons reached the state quarterfinals.
Back to the 2A bracket, Hockinson will join Columbia River in the round of 16. The Hawks travel to Bellingham to face Sehome in a first-round match at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Hockinson has now reached state 12 of the past 13 seasons.
In Class 1A, King’s Way Christian is back for the second year in a row. The Knights lost to Seattle Academy in the quarterfinals last year. This week, King’s Way Christian hosts Seattle Academy in the first round. As of 9 a.m. Monday, there was no official set time or day for this match. This story will be updated when details are finalized.
The quarterfinals are scheduled for later this week — most are on Saturday — with the final four to be played Nov. 16-17.