The Richland Bombers, making their sixth consecutive appearance in the 4A Final Four, will play Puyallup at 4 p.m. Friday at Gesa Stadium in Pasco.
In the 3A tournament, the Kamiakin Braves will play Bishop Blanchet at 10 a.m. Friday at Gesa Stadium. I see students skipping school to check out that action.
In 4A softball at at Merkel Field in Spokane, Walla Walla plays Central Kitsap at 10 a.m. Friday, while Richland drew Inglemoor for a noon game. Good news for the Bombers, they are in the opposite side of the bracket from the Blue Devils, who steamrolled the competition at regionals.
In 3A softball at RAC in Lacey, undefeated Kamiakin (24-0) will play Mt. Si at at noon Friday.
The 1A softball tournament is at Columbia Playfield in Richland. Connell plays Meridian at 10 a.m. Friday, while, while River View plays Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) at 10 a.m. Connell and River View are in the same half of the bracket.
The 2B softball tournament is at the Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima. DeSales plays Pateros at 9 a.m. Friday, while Dayton takes on Warden at 11 a.m. Dayton and Warden are in the opposite side of the bracket than DeSales.
Touchet is in the 1B state tournament at Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima. The Indians will play Selkirk at 1 p.m. Friday.
Whereas the baseball tournaments are down to 4 teams, the softball tournaments (all but 1B) have 16 teams and will play long into the night and the next day. To win it all, teams need four wins. Wind up in the consolation bracket after your first game, and you will need to win five games to finish third.
For complete brackets, visit: www.wiaa.com
Tennis: The state brackets have not yet been released. Keep checking the WIAA website.