Ridgefield girls volleyball took home second place in the 2A state championship matchup against league rival Columbia River High School on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Yakima Valley SunDome.
While the Spudders saw second place success in a loss to the Rapids in one sport, they will take them on in girls soccer in the 2A state semifinals, which will be played at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17 at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma. With the Spudders advancing into the semifinal round, they are guaranteed at least a fourth-place finish in the state tournament.
Girls 2A state swimming
Adding to the Spudders successes this fall is Rebecca Yamada’s first-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at the 2A girls swimming state championships.
Other finishes by Ridgefield swimmers included Medea Rusu’s third-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (IM), Rusu’s fourth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, Yamada’s fourth-place finish in the 200-yard IM and a team effort for fourth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay with Julia Smith and Federica Catalano joining Rusu and Yamada.
Hockinson High School also had success at the 2A girls swimming state championship with Paige Dangleis earning third in the 100-yard freestyle and fourth in the 50-yard freestyle. Georgina Romero also added a fifth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke for the Hawks.
La Center volleyball has best finish at state in decades
The La Center Wildcats volleyball team added trophy-case hardware by defeating Meridian High School 3-1 for a third-place finish in the 1A state championships on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Yakima Valley SunDome.
The third-place finish marked the program’s best since the mid-1990s.
While the Wildcats secured third in volleyball, the girls soccer team has advanced to the 1A state semifinals, which secures them at least fourth place.
The Wildcats girls soccer team is set to face off against Klahowya High School at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17 at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma.