SPOKANE — The Jackson softball team is on the doorstep of a three-peat.
The Timberwolves, who have won the past two Class 4A state titles, scored twice in the 10th inning to beat No. 10 Kamiakin 3-1 in a tense quarterfinal thriller at the 4A state softball tournament at Merkel Sports Complex on Friday to advance to the state semifinals.
The second-seeded Timberwolves will face No. 3 Skyview at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The 4A state championship game is scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. start.
In the decisive 10th inning, Leneyah Mitchell squeezed in a run and Avery Hare added a run-scoring bunt single to give the Timberwolves some insurance.
After a strong start from Yanina Sherwood, freshman Allie Thomsen pitched a scoreless final 4.2 innings to earn the win.
Jackson opened the tournament with a 7-0 win over No. 15 West Valley (Yakima).
LACEY — Sixth-seeded Snohomish and tenth-seeded Arlington both reached the state quarterfinals with early wins on Friday.
Snohomish rallied from a 12-2 deficit to beat No. 11 Bishop Blanchet 13-12 and Arlington beat No. 7 University 10-5.
Snohomish was scheduled to play No. 3 Roosevelt and Arlington was set to face No. 2 Lake Washington in the late games.
Sixteenth-seeded Marysville Getchell and No. 13 Monroe both won early play-in games before losing in the round of 16. Getchell lost to top-seeded Walla Walla 2-0 and Monroe fell to No. 4 Peninsula 6-3.
Ninth-seeded Cascade lost to No. 8 Yelm 12-4 in the round of 16.
SELAH — Twelfth-seeded Lakewood made quite a run on Friday and the Cougars are a game away from playing for a 2A state tile.
Lakewood upset No. 5 Fife 8-4 in the opening round to advance to the state quarterfinals at Carlon Park and then beat No. 13 Ellensburg 15-5 in six innings to reach Saturday’s semifinals.
The Cougars will face No. 1 Othello at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The state title game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
Tenth-seeded Cedarcrest lost to No. 7 Olympic 4-3 in the first round. The Red Wolves dropped into the consolation bracket and lost to No. 15 Sequim 14-12 to end their season.
YAKIMA — Eighth-seeded Darrington fell to top-seeded Liberty Christian 10-0 in the opening round at Gateway Sports Complex. The Loggers then lost No. 5 Naselle 13-0 in the consolation bracket to end their season.
4A BOYS TENNIS
KENNEWICK — Jackson’s Henry Park reached the state semifinals with a pair of wins on Friday.
Park opened play with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Olympia’s Gabe Ong before beating Hanford’s Adam Tran 6-1, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.
Park will face Issaquah’s Luke Sarausad in the semifinals on Saturday.
Jackson’s Ben Lee lost his opening-round singles match 6-2, 6-1 to Phillip Deaton of Bellarmine Prep, but rebounded to beat Hanford’s Sonny Bravo 6-3, 6-0 and Union’s Rohan Thawani 6-1, 6-1 to reach Saturday’s fifth/eighth-place match.
In doubles action, Kamiak’s Aaron Lee and Josh Lee reached the quarterfinals with an opening 6-4, 6-1 win over Kentridge’s Hieu Le and Huy Le, but fell to Wenatchee’s Ben Borden and Evan Mueller 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in their next match.
Glacier Peak’s Jason Yee and Jackson Stumpf opened with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Sumner’s Ethan Canion and Brandon Holland.
4A GIRLS TENNIS
KENNEWICK — Kamiak’s Chloe Lee beat Graham-Kapowsin’s Jane Schmeil 6-4, 6-2 in the opening round of singles, but fell to Wenatchee’s Chloe Andrewjeski 6-0, 6-1 in the state quarterfinals.
Lee dropped into the fourth/seventh-place consolation bracket where she lost to Redmond’s Grace Tran 6-3, 6-0 to end her season.
Jackson’s Shubhi Handa fell to Curtis’ Georgia Garrett 6-0, 6-1 in Round 1 and then lost to Juliet McFarland of Gonzaga Prep 6-1, 6-2 in the fifth/eighth-place consolation bracket to end her run.
In doubles play, the Jackson pair of Naisha Sinha and Isha Handa reached the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-3 first-round win over Olympia’s Ella Richards and Sara Wilson, but lost to Moses Lake’s Malika Warnick and Amelie Gregorie 6-0, 6-0 in their next match.
Glacier Peak’s Allie Jansen and Skyler Allen lost 6-1, 6-0. in the opening round to Puyallup’s Ally Beavers and Callie Lowney, but bounced back to beat Gonzaga Prep’s Kate Palelek and Carly Walton 6-2, 6-4 in the fifth/eighth-place consolation bracket.
RICHLAND — Results from the 3A boys and girls tennis tournament were not made available by the WIAA as of late Friday night. Check back for updates.