(Renton, WA) The brackets were deliberated and decided on Sunday as part 1 of the State Volleyball tournaments will be played this week over a 4-day stretch. The WIAA shifted the scheduling to try and avoid competition late into the early morning hours only to turn around 6 hours later and do it again. So this year instead of 3 tournaments this week and then 3 tournaments next week the WIAA moved the 2A tournament a week and there will be only 2 tournaments over 2 days.
It means instead of having 3 tournaments intersecting on Friday the 1B and 2B tournaments will take place on Wednesday and Thursday of this week and the 1A and 2A tournaments on Friday and Saturday. The 3A and 4A state tournaments will be next week on November 17 and 18.
Below is a short preview of each tournament with a link to the WIAA bracket.
Link to Eli Sports Network Broadcast Page with full schedule that will be updated as the tournament rolls on and link to watch live:
Eli Sports Network Broadcast Schedule Page with links to watch live
The 1B tournament gets underway at 8am on Wednesday because this is a 20-team tournament. The 13-20 seeds will play at 8am on Wednesday morning in a loser out play-in contest. The winners will advance to complete the 16-team final bracket.
The #1 seed is defending Champion Oakesdale returns as the #1 seed while 2nd place Mossyrock will be the 3 seed. Neah Bay finished 7th but the seeding committee were impressed with their season and slotted them as the 2 seed. Out of the top 8 teams that took home trophies last year 7 are back. Joining the top 3 will be Mary Walker, Northport, Odessa and Darrington. Only Naselle who finished 3rd will not be competing. The 4 seed is Almora-Coulee-Hartline, 5 seed Liberty Christian, the 6 seed is Northport, 7 seed Waterville-Mansfield and the 8 seed Orcas Island.
In the 2B’s they also return 7 of the 8 trophy winners but a mix-up in the seeding with the defending Champs La Conner come in as the 11 seed. The #1 seed are the Adna Pirates after finishing 5th last year but going 18-0 this year losing a total of 3 sets caught the attention of the committee. The 2 seed is Manson who beat Kalama last year for 3rd place and will begin where they left off facing the Chinooks in the opening round. The 3 seed is Colfax who were the runners up last year and another strong season has them right at the top of the brackets once again. The 4 seed is Liberty (Spangle), 5 seed is Lind-Ritzville-Sprague, 6th seed is Toutle Lake, with the 7th being Okanogan and the 8 is River View.
6 of the trophy winners are back for another run in the SunDome including the defending Champion Chelan Goats and they are the #1 seed. The other trophy winners back are Annie Wright, Cascade Christian, Nooksack Valley, Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) and La Center. The 2 seed is Cascade Christian, 3 seed is Cedar Park Christian, the 4 is Meridian, 5th seed is Nooksack Valley, 6th seed is Freeman, 7th seed La Center and King’s is the 8.
Link to 1A WIAA Bracket
Through part 1 of the state volleyball there is not a full return of the top 8 finishers, 7 of 8 are back in the 2A including the top 2 finishers Columbia River and Ridgefield. Add Mark Morris last year and 3 teams from the Greater St Helens League went home with the 1st, 2nd and 7th trophies. Columbia River is once again the team to beat as the #1 seed. Ridgefield is the 6 seed. Tumwater will replace Mark Morris out of the District 4 entries as the 7 seed.
The 2 seed is Lynden who won the 5th place trophy last year, the 3 is Ellensburg, the 4 seed will be always tough Burlington-Edison who was 3rd last year. The 5th seed goes to White River and the 8 is last year’s 4th place winner Pullman.