Mercedes Montoya had 19 kills and Malea Webb added 43 assists and three aces as Lewis and Clark staved off a two-set rally from Gonzaga Prep to advance to the semifinals of the District 8 4A volleyball tournament, winning 3-2 Tuesday at G-Prep.
The Bullpups rallied from down 2-0 to win the third and fourth games, but LC held on in the fifth set, winning 15-11. Thursday’s 7 p.m. semifinals are LC at Mead and Ferris at Central Valley.
• District 8 3A: Ixchelle Oleson tallied 17 kills and Mt. Spokane earned the district title and the No. 1 seed to the regional tournament with a 3-0 victory over University at Mt. Spokane. … Sam Hill tallied a match-high 14 kills and Shadle Park swept visiting North Central. The Highlanders will play U-Hi at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mead, with the winner advancing to regionals.
• District 7 1A: Erin Little and Jorden Brons each tallied 13 kills and Colville rallied from an early 1-0 deficit to beat Lakeside 3-1 in Colville. The win moves the Indians into the district championship against Newport at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Spokane. Both teams will advance to regionals. In earlier action, Lakeside eliminated Riverside 3-1. The Eagles will play Freeman at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Spokane. Only the winner will advance to regionals. … Sophie Bush finished with 20 kills and, after trading set wins with Freeman, Newport won the fifth 15-13 to beat the Scotties 3-2 in Freeman. In earlier action, Newport eliminated Chewelah in a sweep.
• District 7 2A: Courtney Hossfeld had two assists and scored West Valley’s final goal as the Eagles (8-7-1) beat Deer Park (4-11-1) for the second time in three tries, winning 3-0 at WV. The Eagles will play at East Valley at 3 p.m. Thursday … In the other district tournament opener, Madie Moore scored a goal and added an assist as Cheney (10-7) blanked Clarkston (2-14-1) 5-0 to eliminate the Bantams in Cheney. The Blackhawks will travel to Pullman to play the Greyhounds at 3 p.m. Thursday. The semifinals are winner-to-state, loser-out.