I knew the dance was coming, I just didn’t know who
was going — until now.
West Sound volleyball teams have finally settled on who is
headed to the playoffs and now the real fun begins.
Here’s a look at who is playing on Saturday and what’s at stake
for each team;
South Kitsap: In the South Puget Sound League
4A, the Wolves (6-9) are in a loser-out match against
Graham-Kapowsin (6-9) at 9 a.m. at
Sumner High. If South wins, it will play a fifth/sixth seeding
game at 5 p.m. against the winner of the Sumner/Olympia match. The
West Central District tournament begins Nov. 4 at
Kentwood High School.
Central Kitsap: The Cougars (5-9) open the
South Sound Conference 3A tournament against North Thurston (9-5)
at 9 a.m. at
Capital High School. Timberline (10-4) takes on Shelton (4-10)
in the other 9 a.m. game while Gig Harbor (14-1) and Capital (11-3)
earned first-round byes. The 11 a.m. matches will pit the
lowest-remaining seed against Gig Harbor while Capital will take on
the highest-remaining seed. The losers of the 9 a.m. matches
play for fifth/sixth seed at 1 p.m. Losers of the 11 a.m.
matches play for third/fourth seed at 1 p.m., and the winners of
the 11 a.m. matches play at 3 p.m.
Yes, I know that sounds confusing, but for CK fans know that
your team plays at 9 a.m. and then possibly at 11 a.m. (if they
win) and at 1 p.m. (if they lose the 9 a.m. match). The Cougars are
only playing for seeding into the West Central/Southwest District
tournament, Nov. 4-5 at
Yelm High School.
Bainbridge: The Spartans (9-8) lost to
Roosevelt Thursday in the Metro League 3A tournament, 3-2, but are
already assured of a SeaKing District berth Nov. 3-5 at
Lakeside High Schools. Bainbridge plays Ballard at 1 p.m. at
Chief Sealth HS. A win and Bainbridge would play at 3 p.m. for
fifth/sixth. A loss and they would play for the seventh/eighth seed
at 5 p.m.
Olympic League 2A: The Kingston Buccaneers
(8-8) face Sequim (12-2) at 9 a.m. A win for Kingston and it will
play the winner of the North Kitsap/Olympic match at 3 p.m for
first/second seed. A loss and the Bucs play at 1 p.m. for
third/fourth seed. The NK Vikings (13-1) are the OL2A champs,
again, and play Olympic (7-9) at 11 a.m. The loser of that
match plays at 1 p.m. against the loser of the Sequim/Kingston
match for third/fourth seed. The winners play at 3 p.m. for
first/second. The tournament is at
North Kitsap HS.
Klahowya: The Eagles (7-7) have already secured
their seeding into the West Central District 1A tourney as the No.
2 from the Olympic League 1A.
Klahowya hosts Seattle Christian (6-8) at 6 p.m. next Thursday
in a loser-out match.
Crosspoint Academy: The Warriors (7-7) have
also secured their spot to the Bi-District 2B tournament next week.
Crosspoint, as the No. 1 seed out of District 2, faces the winner
of the Friday Harbor/Darrington match at 11 a.m. That tourney is
Nov. 5 at