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TACOMA — The Sequim Wolves went undefeated to capture the West Central District championship Saturday evening.
“The girls were pretty excited,” Sequim coach Jennie Webber-Heilman said.
The Wolves, the Olympic League champions, beat White River, Fife and Washington on the way to the district title.
Sequim opens state on Friday in the first round against fellow district foe Steilacoom.
The Sentinels knocked Olympic League runner-up North Kitsap out of districts and ended up the No. 5 seed to state.
Steilacoom came roaring back after being down 2-0 to the Vikings to win three straight games to shock North Kitsap.
The Sequim-Steilacoom match is set for 4:30 p.m. at Pierce College-Lakes High School, which is pretty close to Steilacoom’s home stomping grounds.
The Wolves beat White River in the district quarterfinals at Franklin Pierce High School, and then defeated Fife 3-1 in the semifinals and Washington 3-1 in the district championship match.
Sequim was the only Olympic League team to qualify for state after North Kitsap and Olympic both lost loser-out consolation matches.
White River earlier beat Port Angeles 3-2 in a loser-out first-round match.
In the semifinals, Sequim beat Fife 25-19, 17-25, 25-23, 25-19, and in the championship match, the Wolves defeated Washington 25-21, 18-25, 25-21, 25-22.
Steilacoom tuned up for its state meeting against Sequim by beating North Kitsap 17-25, 14-25, 25-21, 25-22, 15-8.
PA to state
RENTON — The Port Angeles Roughriders are taking 12 athletes to compete in the girls swimming and diving 2A state championships Friday and Saturday.
The Riders will have all three relays at state and will have athletes competing in eight individual events.
The state meet is scheduled for Friday and saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
The preliminaries start at 9:45 a.m. Friday with the top 16 in each event advancing to the finals Saturday, which start at 10 a.m.
At the district championships at Hazen High School, the Riders had their best showing in at least a decade with
Tracie Macias was a double winner at districts for the Riders as she captured the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 backstroke.
Ashlee Reid, meanwhile, won the 100 free.
The Riders also had two winning relay teams at the 200 medley and the 400 free relays both won.
See complete Port Angeles district results in Scoreboard on Page B2.