State coaches volleyball poll released plus a look aheadOctober 1st, 2012 by Annette Griffus
The Bainbridge Spartans moved up three spots to claim the No. 3 ranking in Class 3A in the statewide coaches poll released Monday.
Bainbridge beat Lakeside (Seattle) Monday in a Metro League Mountain Division match, 3-1. The Spartans were the only West Sound team to be ranked in any classification.
Here are the rankings for all classifications:
Class 4A—1, Jackson. 2, Curtis. 3, Mead. 4, Camas. 5, Bellarmine Prep. 6, Newport. 7, Olympia. 8, Skyview. 9, Skyline. 10. Puyallup.
Class 3A—1, Prairie. 2, Mercer Island. 3, Bainbridge. 4, Mount Si. 5, Timberline. 6, Kennewick. 7, Glacier Peak. 8, Mount Spokane. 9, Holy Names (Seattle). 10, Meadowdale.
Class 2A—West Valley (Yakima). 2, Selah. 3, Tumwater. 4, Colville. 5, Anacortes. 6, Capital (Olympia). 7, East Valley (Spokane). 8, Sehome. 9, Burlington-Edison. 10, Washington.
Class 1A—Castle Rock. 2, Cascade (Leavenworth). 3, King’s (Shoreline). 4, Chelan. 5, Lakeside. 6, Brewster. 7, Freeman. 8, Lynden Christian. 9, Kalama. 10, Naches Valley.
Class 2B—1, Colfax. 2, Bear Creek. 3, Reardan. 4, Riverside Christian. 5, Pe Ell. 6, LaConner. 7, Northwest Christian (Colbert). 8, Darrington. 9, Dayton. 10, Kittitas.
Class 1B—1, Tekoa-Oakesdale. 2, Pateros. 3, Christian Faith. 4, Colton. 5, Wilbur-Creston. 6, Moses Lake Christian. 7, Odessa-Harrington. 8, Sunnyside Christian. 9, Thorp. 10, St. John-Endicott.
And, let’s take a look at some key games coming up the rest of the week:
Tuesday: Klahowya is at Olympic in an Olympic League match. The Eagles have yet to win an OL match while Oly is 2-0. I’m a bit surprised about that considering the firepower the Trojans lost, plus, I tagged Klahowya to be my dark horse to put together a playoff-caliber season. Klahowya needs to start picking up wins, however, if it wants to be a contender. Olympic just needs to keep doing what it’s doing and they’ll head to the playoffs yet again. My pick? It’s a push. This one could go either way.
Thursday: South Kitsap travels to Stadium to play the Tigers while Central Kitsap makes the trek to Yelm to face the Tornadoes in Narrows League action. SK should pick up a much-needed win while CK should win in three over winless Yelm.