Today (5/8): Rams, T-Birds play for state; Bears, Cougars win or go home
4A West Central/Southwest Bi-District tournament
Olympia vs. Union – Heritage Park, Puyallup – 7:00 PM
With their 7-1 loss to Puyallup yesterday, Olympia faces a loser-out game this evening against Union at Heritage Park in Puyallup. They face Union, the same school that knocked the Bears’ basketball team out of districts earlier this year. The Titans finished 7-8 in the 4A Greater St. Helens League and beat Tahoma 5-4 in a loser-out game yesterday.
3A West Central/Southwest Bi-District tournament
North Thurston vs. Columbia River – Heidelberg Park, Tacoma – 4:00 PM
North Thurston earned a first round bye in districts with their Narrows League championship game win over Timberline and will take on Columbia River today at Heidelberg Park in Tacoma. Columbia River finished 12-3 in the 3A GSHL and advanced to today’s game with a 10-5 win over Hazen yesterday. The winner advances to state and will play on Saturday at 10:00 AM at Auburn-Mountainview while the loser faces a loser-out game on Saturday in Tacoma.
Tumwater advanced to the semifinals of the 2A District IV tournament with their 4-1 win over Hockinson yesterday and will now face Mark Morris at Bearcat Stadium in Chehalis at 6:00 PM. The Monarchs are the #1 seed out of the 2A GSHL finishing 11-1 in league and 15-4 overall. They earned their spot in the semis with a 10-3 win over Centralia. The winner advances to the finals on Saturday and earns a berth in state. The loser will have to win two games on Saturday to advance to state.
Capital couldn’t break through against #1 seed WF West on Tuesday falling 1-0 and now faces a loser-out game against Ridgefield at Wheeler Field in Centralia. Ridgefield finsihed 7-5 in the 2A GSHL and 9-10 overall. They dropped a 13-7 decision to Aberdeen yesterday to fall into the consolation bracket. The winner advances to another loser-out game on Saturday in Centralia.