Varsity Extra

District champs Timberline, Skyview remain in hunt for state volleyball titles

Eagle teammates Raegan Barr, left, and Brecklyn Reese celebrate a point against Post Falls in the opening round of the state volleyball tournament Friday in Coeur d’Alene. Eagle won the five-set match, but then lost back-to-back matches to Bonneville and Timberline.
Eagle teammates Raegan Barr, left, and Brecklyn Reese celebrate a point against Post Falls in the opening round of the state volleyball tournament Friday in Coeur d’Alene. Eagle won the five-set match, but then lost back-to-back matches to Bonneville and Timberline. Coeur d’Alene Press

Timberline High is the only Treasure Valley volleyball team still alive in the 5A state tournament after Friday’s matches in Coeur d’Alene.

The Wolves (19-4) lost their opening match to Madison but then eliminated 5A Southern Idaho Conference foes Rocky Mountain and Eagle.

Timberline plays Madison again Saturday morning in a loser-out match. Lake City and Bonneville each went unbeaten on the first day. The loser of their Saturday semifinal takes on the Timberline-Madison winner for a spot in the championship.

Timberline would need to win four consecutive matches to claim the title, a feat the Wolves accomplished at last week’s district tournament.

4A

Defending champion Skyview had no trouble in its first two tournament matches, sweeping Burley and Century at Post Falls.

The Hawks (19-0) take on Twin Falls on Saturday morning with a spot in the championship on the line.

Middleton remains in contention in the losers’ bracket. The Vikings (16-4) play Burley in a loser-out match, with the winner advancing to play the Skyview-Twin Falls loser.

Brynn McKnight led Middleton with 33 kills in three games, and Haily Davis added 75 assists.

3A

District Three qualifiers Homedale and Fruitland each went two-and-out at Lake City.

South Fremont and Sugar-Salem will play in a semifinal, while Timberlake and Kimberly meet in a loser-out match.

2A

Nampa Christian is on track to defend its state championship with wins over West Jefferson and Cole Valley Christian at Lakeland.

The Trojans face Firth in a semifinal Saturday morning, and Malad and West Side meet in the losers’ bracket.

1A D-I

Ambrose and Horseshoe Bend each went unbeaten at Lewis-Clark State College. The two District Three teams meet in the semifinals Saturday. Challis and Troy play in the losers’ bracket.

1A D-II

A five-set loss to Butte County in the second round sent Salmon River into the losers’ bracket, but the Savages can make their way back to the championship if they win four matches Saturday, starting with Lighthouse Christian in a loser-out match.

State volleyball brackets.

VOLLEYBALL

All times are Mountain

5A STATE TOURNAMENT

At Coeur d’Alene High

FRIDAY

First round

Lake City def. Rocky Mountain 3-2

Madison def. Timberline 3-1

Bonneville def. Centennial 3-0

Eagle def. Post Falls 3-2

Losers’ bracket

Timberline def. Rocky Mountain 3-2

Post Falls def. Centennial 3-0

Winners’ bracket

Lake City def. Madison 3-0

Bonneville def. Eagle 3-1

Losers’ bracket

Timberline def. Eagle 3-0

Madison def. Post Falls 3-2

SATURDAY

Fourth-place match

Match 11: Timberline (19-4) vs. Madison, 10 a.m. (loser is fourth place)

Semifinal

Match 12: Lake City (30-1) vs. Bonneville (38-4), noon

Third-place match

Match 13: Winner 11 vs. Loser 12, 2 p.m. (loser is third place)

Championship

Match 14: Winner 12 vs. Winner 13, 4 p.m.

Match 15: Winner 14 vs. Loser 14, 6 p.m. (if necessary)

4A STATE TOURNAMENT

At Post Falls High

FRIDAY

First round

Moscow def. Preston 3-0

Twin Falls def. Middleton 3-0

Skyview def. Burley 3-0

Century def. Bishop Kelly 3-0

Losers’ bracket

Middleton def. Preston 3-0

Burley def. Bishop Kelly 3-0

Winners’ bracket

Twin Falls def. Moscow 3-0

Skyview def. Century 3-0

Losers’ bracket

Middleton def. Century 3-0

Burley def. Moscow 3-1

SATURDAY

Fourth-place match

Match 11: Middleton (16-4) vs. Burley, 10 a.m. (loser is fourth place)

Semifinal

Match 12: Twin Falls (36-6) vs. Skyview (19-0), noon

Third-place match

Match 13: Winner 11 vs. Loser 12, 2 p.m. (loser is third place)

Championship

Match 14: Winner 12 vs. Winner 13, 4 p.m.

Match 15: Winner 14 vs. Loser 14, 6 p.m. (if necessary)

3A STATE TOURNAMENT

At Lake City High

FRIDAY

First round

Kimberly def. Timberlake 3-0

South Fremont def. Homedale 3-0

Sugar-Salem def. Fruitland 3-0

Bonners Ferry def. Snake River 3-1

Losers’ bracket

Timberlake def. Homedale 3-2

Fruitland def. Snake River 3-0

Winners’ bracket

South Fremont def. Kimberly 3-1

Sugar-Salem def. Bonners Ferry 3-0

Losers’ bracket

Timberlake def. Bonners Ferry 3-2

Kimberly def. Fruitland 3-0

SATURDAY

Fourth-place match

Match 11: Timberlake (18-19) vs. Kimberly (17-2), 10 a.m. (loser is fourth place)

Semifinal

Match 12: South Fremont (16-5) vs. Sugar-Salem, noon

Third-place match

Match 13: Winner 11 vs. Loser 12, 2 p.m. (loser is third place)

Championship

Match 14: Winner 12 vs. Winner 13, 4 p.m.

Match 15: Winner 14 vs. Loser 14, 6 p.m. (if necessary)

2A STATE TOURNAMENT

At Lakeland High, Rathdrum

FRIDAY

First round

Nampa Christian def. West Jefferson 3-0

Cole Valley Christian def. Malad 3-2

Firth def. West Side 3-0

Melba def. St. Maries 3-0

Losers’ bracket

Malad def. West Jefferson 3-0

West Side def. St. Maries 3-2

Winners’ bracket

Nampa Christian def. Cole Valley Christian 3-1

Firth def. Melba 3-0

Losers’ bracket

Malad def. Melba 3-1

West Side def. Cole Valley Christian 3-1

SATURDAY

Fourth-place match

Match 11: Malad (33-7) vs. West Side, 10 a.m. (loser is fourth place)

Semifinal

Match 12: Nampa Christian vs. Firth (22-5), noon

Third-place match

Match 13: Winner 11 vs. Loser 12, 2 p.m. (loser is third place)

Championship

Match 14: Winner 12 vs. Winner 13, 4 p.m.

Match 15: Winner 14 vs. Loser 14, 6 p.m. (if necessary)

1A DIVISION I STATE TOURNAMENT

At Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston

FRIDAY

First round

Troy def. Liberty Charter 3-0

Ambrose def. Oakley 3-2

Horseshoe Bend def. Shoshone 3-0

Challis def. Genesee 3-1

Losers’ bracket

Oakley def. Liberty Charter 3-2

Genesee def. Shoshone 3-0

Winners’ bracket

Ambrose def. Troy 3-2

Horseshoe Bend def. Challis 3-0

Losers’ bracket

Challis def. Oakley 3-1

Troy def. Genesee 3-0

SATURDAY

Fourth-place match

Match 11: Challis vs. Troy (28-8), 10 a.m. (loser is fourth place)

Semifinal

Match 12: Ambrose vs. Horseshoe Bend, noon

Third-place match

Match 13: Winner 11 vs. Loser 12, 2 p.m. (loser is third place)

Championship

Match 14: Winner 12 vs. Winner 13, 4 p.m.

Match 15: Winner 14 vs. Loser 14, 6 p.m. (if necessary)

1A DIVISION II STATE TOURNAMENT

At Lewiston High

FRIDAY

First round

Lighthouse Christian def. Council 3-0

Watersprings def. Clark Fork 3-0

Butte County def. Logos 3-0

Salmon River def. Dietrich 3-0

Losers’ bracket

Clark Fork def. Council 3-2

Logos def. Dietrich 3-1

Winners’ bracket

Watersprings def. Lighthouse Christian 3-1

Butte County def. Salmon River 3-2

Losers’ bracket

Salmon River def. Clark Fork 3-0

Lighthouse Christian def. Logos 3-0

SATURDAY

Fourth-place match

Match 11: Salmon River vs. Lighthouse Christian (21-1), 10 a.m. (loser is fourth place)

Semifinal

Match 12: Watersprings vs. Butte County, noon

Third-place match

Match 13: Winner 11 vs. Loser 12, 2 p.m. (loser is third place)

Championship

Match 14: Winner 12 vs. Winner 13, 4 p.m.

Match 15: Winner 14 vs. Loser 14, 6 p.m. (if necessary)

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