State volleyball roundup: Treasure Valley teams shut out

STATESMAN STAFFNovember 2, 2013 

District Three teams came up empty Saturday in northern Idaho. Tri-Valley and Parma were the only teams to play for a title, but both lost in straight sets.

5A

Rocky Mountain’s third-place finish was tops among District Three teams competing at Post Falls High.

The Grizzlies started the day by eliminating rival Vallivue 25-16, 25-19, 27-25. Rocky then battled Idaho Falls in a win-or-go-home match for the right to play Lewiston in the championship, but lost in five sets.

Lewiston made quick work of Idaho Falls, sweeping the Tigers for a second consecutive championship.

4A

Skyview’s bid for its first state title ended at the hands of Century. The Hawks lost to Bonneville in five sets in their opener, and then had to face Century for the second straight day.

The Diamondbacks avenged their Friday loss to the Hawks with a four-game victory and went on to defeat Bonneville twice to win their fourth consecutive state championship.

Skyview’s two losses Saturday matched the total number the Hawks had all season. The Hawks, with seven seniors, hadn’t lost to an Idaho team this season until Saturday.

3A

Parma started the day with a four-set loss to Snake River in the winners’ bracket, and then defeated Sugar-Salem in five games to secure a spot in the title match.

The Panthers needed to beat Snake River twice to claim the championship, but lost 25-11, 25-20, 25-12 to finish second. It was Snake River’s third title in four seasons.

2A

Firth defeated Malad in straight sets to claim its third title and first since 2004. District Three teams Nampa Christian, Melba and Cole Valley were eliminated Friday.

1A DIVISION I

Genesee worked its way back through the losers’ bracket and defeated Troy twice to earn the title. District Three teams Liberty Charter, Compass Charter and Idaho City were eliminated Friday.

1A DIVISION II

League rivals Tri-Valley and Horseshoe Bend squared off in a loser-out game for the right to face Lighthouse Christian for the title.

Reigning District Three champion Tri-Valley won 25-8, 25-10, 25-14, giving the Mustangs third place.

Tri-Valley then played Lighthouse Christian for the second time in as many days, losing 27-25, 25-21, 25-15. It was the Lions’ second title in a row.

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