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Enumclaw, White River volleyball teams move ahead
Both the Enumclaw and White River volleyball programs have completed the regular season, advanced through one tournament and now prepare for district action.
The Enumclaw High Hornets are headed to the bi-district volleyball tournament, courtesy of a third-place finish during the Nov. 2 subdistrict tourney at Auburn Mountainview High School.
The bi-district tournament will be contested Friday and Saturday, again at Auburn Mountainview, and will advance five of eight clubs to the Nov. 15-16 Class 3A state tournament at St. Martin’s University.
Enumclaw opens bi-district play at 4 Friday afternoon, taking on a foe from the Greater St. Helens League. The tourney features a double-elimination format.
The subdistrict tourney consisted of just six teams, with five advancing. Enumclaw opened on an inauspicious note, falling 3-0 to Kennedy Catholic. The Hornets then defeated Bonney Lake 3-0 to close out the tournament.
The White River volleyball team kept its season alive with a fifth-place showing at the Class 2A subdistrict tournament.
Next up is the West Central District tourney, to be contested Friday and Saturday at Franklin Pierce High School. From there, the top five placers will advance to the following week’s state tournament on the Pierce College campus in Lakewood.
White River will open district play with a 7 p.m. contest against Lindbergh High. Being a first-round match, it is a loser-out affair.
The subdistrict tourney saw White River quickly slip onto the loser’s side of the bracket, thanks to a 3-0 loss to the host Washington Patriots. The Hornets then rebounded to beat Evergreen High and Lindbergh, winning each 3-0.