King’s volleyball team falls short of Class 1A state title

The Knights took the first 2 sets before Chelan came roaring back for the victory.

The King’s High School volleyball team needed only one more set victory to secure its third state championship and first since 2009, but Chelan didn’t back down after falling behind 2-0.

The Goats rallied for three straight set victories to earn a 25-27, 16-25, 25-22, 25-21, 17-15 win in the Class 1A state-championship game Saturday at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

The Knights cruised through the first three rounds state tournament on their way to the title match, sweeping all three contests on their way.

King’s had a chance to complete a perfect run through the tournament after grabbing a 2-0 set advantage over Chelan (20-0), but the Goats battled back to eventually claim their second state title in a fifth set that went to extra points.

The loss was the first of the season for the Knights (20-1), who placed at the state tournament for the second straight year.

Entering the match, King’s hadn’t dropped a set to a 1A opponent all season long and had taken 60 of 64 sets in 20 games played against squads from across all classifications, which included wins over 4A Skyline and North Creek and 3A Lakeside.

Talk to us

More in Sports

Marysville-Pilchuck’s Darren Johnson-Jones, left, tries to block a pass to Miguel Chavez, right, during football practice on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 in Marysville, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Vote for The Herald’s Prep Football Game of the Week

Pick the high school football game we’ll cover this week. Voting closes… Continue reading

Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Nick Vigil (59) tackles Seattle Seahawks tight end Gerald Everett (81) in the first half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Grading the Seahawks’ 30-17 loss to the Vikings

Seattle’s offense sputtered in the second half and its defense couldn’t stop Minnesota’s playmakers.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) and defensive end Everson Griffen (97) in the second half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Seahawks fall apart after early lead, lose to Vikings 30-17

Minnesota scored 23 unanswered points after Seattle built a 17-7 lead.

Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird yells out a play during the second round single elimination playoff game against Phoenix Mercury at Angel of the Winds Arena on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Storm’s playoff run comes to an end with OT loss to Phoenix

Diana Taurasi scored six points in the extra period as the Mercury beat short-handed Seattle.

Kraken top Canucks in 1st-ever preseason game

Seattle trailed 2-0 but scored five of the game’s final six goals in front of a packed house in Spokane.

Bill Johnson, left, looks to pass with Sean Hermis defending while playing korfball Thursday evening at Mukilteo Beach on September 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Latest endeavor for curious Everett man? Beach korfball

Kamiak grad and world traveler Bill Johnson is trying to put the obscure sport on the map in the U.S.

The Herald's prep football roundup. (Photo by Elaine Thompson)
Prep football roundup for Friday, Sept. 24

Prep football roundup for Friday, Sept. 24: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report… Continue reading

FILE - Utah defensive back Aaron Lowe (2) is shown in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona, in Tucson, Ariz., in this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, file photo. A University of Utah football player has been killed in a shooting at a house party early Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, Salt Lake City police said. The shooting that killed Aaron Lowe occurred just after midnight, only hours after the Utes beat Washington State 24-13. Police said another victim in the attack was in critical condition and authorities were searching for a suspect. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
Utah Utes football player killed, woman hurt in shooting

Salt Lake City police said Aaron Lowe was killed a few hours after the Utes beat Washington State.

Washington players and coaches celebrate beating California in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Seattle. Washington won 31-24 in overtime. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
After McGrew TD, UW recovers fumble in overtime to beat Cal

Archbishop Murphy grad Kyler Gordon intercepts two passes in the Huskies’ 31-24 win.

Most Read