Northeast B-11: Liberty (3-2, 3-2) could go a long way toward clinching a playoff berth when the Lancers host Lind-Ritzville (4-1, 3-1) on Friday night. With a Broncos win, L-R would make it a two-team race with Reardan (4-1, 4-1) for the second berth to state. The loser of that game on Oct. 28 would then probably be the third entry into the state tournament, thus drawing the top seed from District 9, likely top-ranked DeSales.
Bi-County/Panorama: In the recent volleyball poll, District 7 had five of the top 10 teams, including Davenport (No. 1) and Curlew (3).
Southeast B-11: Tekoa-Oakesdale/Rosalia (1-4, 1-0) not only snapped a 13-game football losing streak Friday, but the Nighthawks pulled the area’s biggest upset and comeback with 22 fourth-quarter points against Dayton (3-2, 0-1). In this week’s biggest game, Asotin (4-1, 1-0) travels to DeSales (5-1, 1-0).
Southeast B-8: St. John-Endicott (3-2, 1-1) created a four-way battle for second place with its Friday upset of then-No. 3 Colton-Pullman Christian (5-1, 2-1). CPC stands a half-game ahead of SJE, Tri-Cities Prep (5-1, 1-1) and Touchet (1-4, 1-1). SJE will play TCP Friday afternoon in the week’s hottest contest.
Whitman County League: LaCrosse-Washtucna (7-2) sits atop the volleyball standings after a home victory over state champion Garfield-Palouse (5-2) last Thursday. The Tigercats will have another test Tuesday, when second-place Tekoa-Oakesdale (6-2) comes to town. The Vikings will try to avenge their first home loss in four years when they travel to Rosalia (5-2) tonight.
By J.D. Larson and Josh Petrie