The Camas volleyball clinched a berth to the Class 3A state tournament by beating Peninsula of Gig Harbor 25-12, 25-19, 25-19 on Friday at the 3A bi-district tournament in Auburn.
The Papermakers advance to play Auburn Mountainview, the host of the tournament, in a semifinal match at noon. Depending on the semifinal outcome, Camas will play for the bi-district championship or for third place at 3:30 p.m.
Stefani Sorensen had 15 kills, 11 digs and one block in the win over Peninsula.
As the 3A district champion from Southwest Washington, Camas received a bye into the quarterfinals.
Columbia River beat Bonney Lake to reach the quarterfinals, where the Chieftains lost to Capital of Olympia 25-02, 25-18, 25-19.
RIver will play Wilson of Tacoma at 10 a.m. in a loser-out match. It is the first of three loser-out matches that River will have to win to qualify for state.
Prairie finds itself in a similar situation. The Falcons beat Enumclaw in the first round 25-11, 25-02, 20-25, 25-15. But the Falcons lost to Kennedy in the quarterfinal 25-15, 25-22, 25-17.
Prairie faces 3A GSHL rival Kelso in a loser-out match at 10 a.m. The winner will face the River-Wilson winner at noon.
Union will face Skyview at 10 a.m. today, with the winner advancing to the Class 4A state tournament
Skyview, the 4A GSHL champion, opened with a tough, five-set loss to Stadium of Tacoma, 25-22, 25-23, 20-25, 15-25, 15-8, in the first round. But the Storm bounced back to Tahoma 22-25, 27-25, 26-24, 25-21 to reach the fifth-place semifinal.
Union opened by beating Curtis of University Place 25-23, 25-21, 18-25, 16-25, 15-12. Sam Cahill had 19 kills, 10 digs and five blocks in that match.
But then the Titans lost to Gig Harbor 18-25, 25-20, 27-25, 25-19. Cahill had 16 kills and 13 digs in that match.