There were so many state tournaments and meets going on yesterday, it was almost impossible to keep track of them all. Though we tried. At least with the big schools.
But to cover all the stories today, we'll have to be organized. So we'll divide all the results by sports and hope that helps.
Track and field: Dave Trimmer covers all of the State 4A/3A meet's first-day action in this story from Pasco. The 2A/1A meet in Tacoma was covered in this Greg Lee story. And the Bs? Everything you need is in this story. From other papers, here is the Times' 4A story and its 3A piece; the News Tribune has this story on both; and the Tri-Cities Herald has five stories here.
Softball: Shadle Park is still in the driver's seat to win its first State 4A title, especially after undefeated Kentlake lost in the quarterfinals. But the Highlanders have to get by a recent rival, Woodinville, this morning in the semifinals. Two years ago Woodinville stopped Shadle en route to the title and last year the Highlanders returned the favor. Here is Mike Vlahovich's first-day story. North Central can also win a trophy, though the Indians' title hopes were dashed in the second round. Mike goes into it in this story. The rest of the softball action can be found in this roundup. From other papers, here is the P-I's 4A coverage and its 3A story; the Times has the 4A here and the 3A here; the News Tribune also has a 4A story and a 3A piece.
Baseball: Lakeside's nearly perfect season ended on a decidedly not-so-perfect note, as the Eagles lost to Naches Valley 9-1 in the semifinals in 1A play. Here is the Yakima Herald-Republic story. In 1B baseball, both Odessa and Northport lost in the semifinals.
Tennis: Two girls' doubles teams remain alive for the State 4A title in Vancouver but all the local singles players are battling in consolation action.
Though we have to cover the Spokane Shock tonight, we'll try to post championship results today as soon as we get them. Stay clicked in to SportsLink.