BHS girls volleyball team knocked out at state

They took the long way to get to Yakima

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 9:05pm
  • Sports
Allie Wildsmith of Bainbridge spikes the ball. File Photo

Allie Wildsmith of Bainbridge spikes the ball. File Photo

The Bainbridge High School girls volleyball team took a long road to get to state, but their stay was short-lived.

After upsetting Walla Walla 3-2 in their first match Thursday, they lost to Ferndale 3-0 and then to Bishop Blanchet 3-1 to get knocked out of the State 3A Tournament at the Sundome in Yakima.

The Spartans won their opening marathon match in a bit of an upset as BHS was seeded 19th and Walla Walla 14th. The game scores were 25-16, 25-23, 11-25, 22-25 and 15-8.

BHS then took on third-seeded Ferndale and played better each set but lost 25-17, 25-20 and 25-22.

The Spartans then dropped into the loser’s bracket.

That wasn’t a problem at districts, as they came up through that bracket and ended up placing sixth to qualify for state.

But in Yakima they faced sixth-seeded Bishop Blanchet and lost 25-17, 25-9, 18-25 and 25-14, knocking them out of the tourney.

The week before, just to get into the District 3/4 Volleyball Tournament at Capital High School in Olympia, they beat Gig Harbor 3 games to none in a play-in game.

Then the Spartans beat Lakes 3-0 and Bonney Lake by that same score.

They lost their first district set to Kentlake, but still took that match 3-1.

They didn’t lose until they played for fifth-sixth place, falling to Central Kitsap 3-0. Both teams advanced to state anyway.

Central Kitsap, seeded 15th, also was in a play-in game at state, but lost to 18th seeded Eastside Catholic 3-2 to be knocked out of the tourney.

Isabelle Prentice spikes the volleyball. File Photo

Isabelle Prentice spikes the volleyball. File Photo

More in Sports

All 3 local schools win boys, girls games

Bainbridge, North Kitsap and Kingston all won their opening games this week.… Continue reading

Jonas La Tour of North Kitsap was the league MVP last spring. File Photo
Winter prep sports previews

North Kitsap boys basketball; Kingston wrestling

With the strong winds, Viking quarterback Colton Bower (2) was more effective running the ball in the first half. Here Quinn Knivila- Ruchie (52) and Jesus Mares (53) block for him. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs
Wind, rain, Lions knock NK out of playoffs

It’s hard enough to beat the second-ranked team in the state playoffs… Continue reading

Viking quarterback Colton Bower was named MVP, again, of the Olympic League. File Photo
Bower MVP, again; 11 others also honored

Gee, wonder who the Most Valuable Player is in the Olympic League… Continue reading

NK defense shuts out 6th opponent

Vikings blank Shadle Park, host Steilacoom

Marion Stejer, a Kingston senior, dinks the ball for a point against Lindbergh. Steve Powell/Kingston Community News photos
Kingston goes 1-1 at district tourney

The Kingston girls volleyball team easily won its first contest at the… Continue reading

The moment North Kitsap realized it had won and would advance to state. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
NK advances to state in girls volleyball

After qualifying for state last week, North Kitsap’s girls volleyball team went… Continue reading

Colton Bower. File Photo
N. Kitsap hosts state playoff game Saturday

14th seeded Shadle Park will face No. 3 seed Vikings

The North Kitsap boys basketball team celebrates after pulling off an improbable comeback in the semifinals in the 2A state tournament against Lynden. (File photo)
Krulish: A look back at my 4 years in Kitsap

After a little over four years covering high school sports, and occasionally… Continue reading

Colton Bower’s 299-yard, six touchdown performance on Friday night helped him break the North Kitsap record for passing yards in a season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bower sets NK passing record in win over Kingston

Colton Bower is one of the last players you’ll ever hear talking… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde tips a shot past two Bainbridge defenders. The Vikings defeated the Spartans on Tuesday night to split their season series and share the top spot in the Olympic League. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
NK beats BHS to share top spot in Olympic League

The North Kitsap volleyball team never forgot about its first loss of… Continue reading

Review file photo 
The Bainbridge HS girls cross country team, shown here taking off during a league meet at Battle Point Park, took home the Olympic League championship last week.
Spartan girls XC win Olympic League title

The Spartans girls cross country team cooked up the same recipe for… Continue reading