Lake Stevens is one of three local volleyball teams headed to Yakima for this weekend’s 4A and 3A state tournaments. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens is one of three local volleyball teams headed to Yakima for this weekend’s 4A and 3A state tournaments. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep notebook: 3 local volleyball teams advance to state

Lake Stevens, Arlington and Snohomish are headed to Yakima for this weekend’s state tournaments.

The Lake Stevens, Snohomish and Arlington high school volleyball teams are headed to Yakima for their respective state tournaments.

Wesco 4A champion Lake Stevens (16-1) clinched its fourth consecutive state berth last week with a sweep of Mount Si in the Class 4A Wes-King Bi-District semifinals, then beat North Creek in five sets to claim the bi-district title.

Snohomish (14-3) earned its third consecutive state trip last week with a sweep of Oak Harbor in the 3A Northwest District semifinals. The Panthers then fell in straight sets to Ferndale in the district title match.

Wesco 3A/2A champion Arlington (17-1) suffered its first loss of the season in a four-set district semifinal defeat to Ferndale, but rebounded with sweeps of Shorecrest and Oak Harbor to earn its third state berth in program history.

Lake Stevens, Snohomish and Arlington each open their respective state tournaments with first-round matches Friday morning in the Yakima Valley SunDome.

KING’S SOCCER ADVANCES TO STATE SEMIS, OTHER LOCAL TEAMS FALL

The King’s girls soccer team is headed to the state semifinals for the seventh time in eight seasons after beating La Center and Bush in the first two rounds of the 1A state tournament. The Knights face Seattle Academy in a state semifinal match at 2 p.m. Friday at Shoreline Stadium.

The other five local state-qualifying girls soccer teams each lost their first-round contests.

In the opening round of the 4A state tournament, Wesco 4A champion Glacier Peak was eliminated with a 2-1 loss to Sumner and Lake Stevens fell in penalty kicks to Union.

In the first round of the 3A state tournament, Snohomish lost 4-1 to Lake Washington and Marysville Getchell fell 2-0 to Mountain View.

In the 1A state tournament, South Whidbey’s season ended with a penalty-kick loss to Tenino in the opening round.

KING’S VOLLEYBALL PLACES 2ND, GRACE ACADEMY MAKES FIRST STATE APPEARANCE

The King’s volleyball team suffered a five-set loss to Chelan in the 1A state championship match after the unbeaten Mountain Goats rallied to win the final three sets. It was the first loss of the season for the Knights.

Making its first-ever state appearance, the Grace Academy volleyball team lost both of its matches at the 1B state tournament.

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