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Five things to watch this weekend

In football, Royal versus La Salle, Bothell versus Richland, Bonney Lake versus Kamiakin and Connell versus Meridian. In soccer, Hanford, Southridge, Selah, La Salle and West Valley compete in state semifinals.

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This week's statistical stars

Chiawana RB Andrew Vargas runs for 245 yards and three touchdowns, finishes with 2,783 yards for third-best season in state history. Richland QB Paxton Stevens passes for six touchdowns. Connell RB Jaxs Whitby rushes for 257 yards and four touchdowns.

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Soccer playoffs down to semifinals

Hanford beats Kentridge 1-0, will play West Valley of Yakima. Southridge over Lakeside 2-1, will play Bishop Blanchet. Selah beats East Valley of Spokane 2-1, will play Columbia River. La Salle defeats Elma 5-2, will play Cascade of Leavenworth.

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Smaller schools advance in playoffs

Defending state champion Royal beats Colville 27-6, will play La Salle. Connell defeats Montesano 48-28, will play Meridian. Zillah edges Freeman 49-42 in triple overtime, will play Deer Park. Dayton Waitsburg over Tri-Cities Prep 34-14, will play Liberty of Spangle.

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Football playoffs in full swing

Richland shuts out Sunnyside 41-0, will play Bothell at home on Saturday. Chiawana loses 38-28 to Skyview. Kamiakin beats Gig Harbor 45-0, will play Bonney Lake at home on Saturday. Southridge loses to Lakes 34-17.

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Soccer, volleyball playoffs begin

In soccer, Southridge beats Holy Names 3-1, hosts Mountain View. Hanford beats Chiawana 1-0, hosts Kennedy Catholic. Chiawana beats Gonzaga Prep 2-1, hosts Sumner. In volleyball, Richland loses to Mead 3-1, faces Graham Kapowsin in first round.

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State football playoffs ready to begin

Richland dominates Central Valley 37-0, hosts Sunnyside on Friday. Chiawana beats Gonzaga Prep 37-35 in Spokane, hosts Skyview on Saturday. Kamiakin wallops Evergreen 56-16, hosts Gig Harbor on Saturday. Southridge gets by Juanita 35-29, hosts Lakes on Saturday.

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CWAC title still up for grabs

Ellensburg plays Othello this week to determine the CWAC championship. Prosser needs win over Selah to guarantee spot in playoffs. In the 1A ranks, Royal remains undefeated after 79-0 win over River View and gets a bye this week. Zillah is undefeated in SCAC West.

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Soccer and volleyball playoffs under way

Hanford, Southridge are co-MCC soccer champs with 12-2 records. Falcons play Chiawana Thursday for regional 4A championship. Suns play Kamiakin today for regional 3A championship. In volleyball, Richland will play Mead for regional championship Saturday. Pasco plays Gonzaga Prep, Chiawana plays Ferris, Kamiakin plays Southridge.

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Last week's statistical stars

Richland receiver Josh Mendoza hauls in eight catches for 108 yards against Chiawana. Southridge QB Mason Martin throws for 179 yards and four touchdowns against Kennewick. Hanford QB Garrett Horner throws for 363 yards and six touchdowns against Pasco.

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Richland still undefeated after epic battle with Chiawana

Bombers win 21-14, Riverhawks commit six turnovers for first loss. Kamiakin beats Walla Walla 48-21 to set up showdown with Southridge, which is playoff-bound after beating Kennewick 31-21. Moses Lake wins the Big Nine with two weeks left in season, and Sunnyside and Eisenhower meet this week for the second playoff spot.

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Five things to watch this weekend

In football, Royal versus La Salle, Bothell versus Richland, Bonney Lake versus Kamiakin and Connell versus Meridian. In soccer, Hanford, Southridge, Selah, La Salle and West Valley compete in state semifinals.
SWX and Tri-City Herald
Five things to watch this weekend 3:27

Five things to watch this weekend

This week's statistical stars 1:58

This week's statistical stars

Soccer playoffs down to semifinals 3:57

Soccer playoffs down to semifinals

Smaller schools advance in playoffs 5:08

Smaller schools advance in playoffs