Arlington is one of three local volleyball teams heading to Yakima for the 4A and 3A state tournaments. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington is one of three local volleyball teams heading to Yakima for the 4A and 3A state tournaments. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Hot Tickets: What to watch this week in prep sports

State volleyball, football state quarterfinals and girls soccer state semifinals take center stage.

High school sporting events to keep an eye on this week as state tournament action continues:

Volleyball: 4A state tournament, Friday-Saturday at Yakima Valley SunDome. Coming off a Wesco 4A title and 4A Wes-King Bi-District Tournament crown, Lake Stevens is headed to state for the fourth consecutive year. The Vikings (16-1) face Camas (14-5) in a first-round match at 11:45 a.m. Friday.

Volleyball: 3A state tournament, Friday-Saturday at Yakima Valley SunDome. Snohomish and Arlington are both headed to the 3A state tournament. Making its third consecutive state appearance, Snohomish (14-3) faces Gig Harbor (13-7) in a first-round match at 8 a.m. Friday. Wesco 3A/2A champion Arlington (17-1) is headed to state for just the third time in program history and faces Peninsula (14-4) at 8 a.m. Friday.

Girls soccer: 1A state semifinal — King’s vs. Seattle Academy, 2 p.m. Friday at Shoreline Stadium. Making its seventh state semifinal appearance in eight seasons, King’s (17-4-0) faces Seattle Academy (13-3-1) in a rematch of the Knights’ 2-0 win the in 1A Northwest/Sea-King Bi-District title match. The winner advances to face either Cascade-Leavenworth or Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls in the state championship at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shoreline Stadium.

Football: 4A state quarterfinal — No. 11 Mount Si at No. 3 Lake Stevens, 1 p.m. Saturday. After beating Union 28-21 in a first-round rematch of last year’s state title game, Lake Stevens (11-0) faces Mount Si (9-2) for a spot in the state semifinals. The Vikings are seeking their third semifinal berth in five seasons.

Football: 3A state quarterfinal — No. 6 Marysville Pilchuck at No. 3 Lincoln, 1 p.m. Saturday. Coming off a dramatic 37-30 overtime win over Prairie, Marysville Pilchuck (11-0) faces talent-laden Lincoln (9-2) for a spot in the state semifinals. The Abes’ only two losses were to 4A state-title contenders Camas and Lake Stevens.

Football: 2A state quarterfinal — No. 8 Archbishop Murphy at No. 1 Tumwater, 1 p.m. Saturday. After routing North Kitsap 46-0, Archbishop Murphy (8-2) faces Tumwater (11-0) for a spot in the state semifinals. This is the seventh state-playoff meeting in the past 10 seasons between these perennial 2A powers. Tumwater won four of the first seven state-playoff matchups.

Football: 2A state quarterfinal — No. 5 Lakewood at No. 4 Hockinson, 4 p.m. Saturday at Battle Ground H.S. Coming off a 38-12 win over Sequim, Lakewood (9-1) faces two-time defending state champion Hockinson (10-1) for a spot in the state semifinals. This is just the third state quarterfinal appearance in program history for the Cougars, who are seeking their first semifinal berth since 1983.

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