Prep roundup: Mead, CV make regional in volleyball
Mead and Central Valley qualified for the 4A regional volleyball tournament by posting home sweeps Thursday in District 8 4A play.
Kaely Kight had 13 kills, 11 digs and two aces to guide Mead’s 25-17, 25-15, 25-15 win over Lewis and Clark.
Taylor Butters had nine kills to help CV to a 26-24, 25-19, 25-21 win over Ferris. Kiley Kamitomo led Ferris with 15 kills and 21 digs.
Mead and CV will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mead for the top two seeds to regional. LC and Ferris will follow at 5 in a winner-to-regional, loser-out match.
• District 7 2A: East Valley and Pullman qualified for state with 2-0 home wins. Amanda Bliessner and Brittany Dugger scored 10 minutes apart in the first half to guide EV (12-5) past West Valley (8-8-1) in a loser-out match. Katie MacFarlen stopped five shots for her ninth shutout in the last 13 games. Annalisa Druffel scored at 12 and 60 minutes as Pullman (12-4-1) eliminated Cheney (10-8) despite being outshot 10-3. Pullman will meet EV at noon Saturday at Gonzaga Prep for seeding to state.
• District 7 1A: Michaela Brittos scored three times during an 11-minute span of the second half to cap Lakeside’s 6-1 win over visiting Colville (8-7) at Nine Mile Falls. The Eagles (11-4) qualified for regional and will play Newport at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Gonzaga Prep for seeding. Tasha Luu scored at 7 minutes for the Indians, who will meet Freeman at 5:30 Thursday at G-Prep in a winner-to-regional, loser-out match.
• 1A regional: Lakeside’s boys and Riverside’s girls won team titles at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee. Lakeside scored 48 points to edge Colville by four. Riverside (63 points) defeated Omak by 18 points and Lakeside by 30. Riverside junior Jess Mildes ran 19 minutes, 21.23 seconds for 3 miles to win the girls race by 25 seconds over Chewelah junior Christina Hall. Cashmere’s Roman Velazquez (16:05.88) won the boys race, followed by Lakeside senior Colton Berry (16:09.61), Colville senior Colton Hastings (16:17.92) and Colville junior Biagio Pietroburgo (16:30.66). The top 15 boys and girls and top three teams advance to state.
• District 9 2B/1B: Senior Erin Schuster of St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse-Washtucna ran 21:56 for 5,000 meters to win the girls meet at Pomeroy Golf Course. The top five individuals advance to state, including Schuster’s teammate, freshman Heather Siegel, who placed third (22:04). Asotin’s girls (24 points) defeated SJE/L-W by seven points for the lone team berth to state. For boys, Tri-Cities Prep (22) and Waitsburg-Prescott (61) qualified for state. Ten individuals made state, including SJE/L-W sophomore Caleb Rich (ninth in 18:58).
• District 7 2B/1B: Karl Muelheims and James Huckabay scored 4 minutes apart in the first half as host St. George’s (9-4-1) posted a 4-0 win over Northport. The Dragons will play at Northwest Christian at 8:30 a.m. Saturday for the top two seeds to the District 7/9 playoffs. Northport will play Dayton at 11 Saturday at NWC in a winner-to-district, loser-out match.