Spring postseason tracker: What’s next for area schools


The baseball and soccer postseasons are already under way, and softball isn’t far behind. Several Chronicle teams are still alive, and a few have already even clinched state berths.

As the playoffs roll on, this article will be updated with who’s through to state, who’s still alive, and what’s next for area teams.

  • Most recently updated after May 18 games.



State tickets punched: W.F. West, Tumwater

W.F. West  finished as the 2A District 4 runner-up, and the Bearcats earned the No. 7 seed in the state tournament. They'll take on No. 10 Port Angeles in the first round of the state tournament on May 18.

Tumwater walked off R.A. Long to clinch a state berth, and the T-Birds earned the No. 8 seed. The T-Birds will take on No. 9 Pullman in the first round.

Times and locations are still being finalized, but we do know that the Bearcats will be playing near Columbia River and the T-Birds will be playing near Enumclaw, as those schools earned the right to host Regional Saturday by being top four seeds.


State tickets punched: Tenino

Tenino finished as the 1A District 4 runner-up, and the Beavers earned the No. 5 seed in the state tournament. They'll take on No. 12 Lakeside.

Tenino will be heading north for that matchup, as No. 4 Lynden Christian will be hosting the first round and quarterfinal on May 18.


State tickets punched: Adna, Napavine

Despite falling to Toutle Lake in the district title game, Adna still earned the No. 3 seed and the first-round bye that comes with it.

The Pirates will host the winner of Okanogan-Northwest Christian (Colbert) on May 18.

Napavine finished third in the district tournament, and the Tigers just missed out on a first-round bye by earning the No. 5 seed.

They'll host No. 12 Coupeville on Tuesday in the opening round.


State ticket punched: Mossyrock

Mossyrock had to defeat Rainier Christian in a "glue-in" game to qualify for state after losing its district title game, and the Vikings did just that.

Mossyrock earned the No. 9 seed, and it'll head to Mount Vernon Christian for its opening round matchup.

A win would put them up against No. 1 Liberty Christian, which sits at 22-1.



State tickets punched: W.F. West, Tumwater

Both W.F. West and Tumwater went the long way to qualify for state, winning elimination games after falling in the semifinals.

Both the Bearcats and Thunderbirds lost in the opening round of the state tournament, as No. 14 W.F. West fell to No. 3 North Kitsap 6-0 and No. 16 Tumwater lost 8-0 to No. 1 Sehome.



State tickets punched: W.F. West, Tumwater, Rochester

The EvCo will be well-represented at the state tournament, as all four District 4 state spots went to EvCo teams.

W.F. West won the district title over Aberdeen, while Tumwater beat Mark Morris and Rochester beat Ridgefield in winner-to-state elimination games.


State tickets punched: Adna, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley, Toledo

Adna is back on top of District 4, as the Pirates defeated Forks 10-7 in district title game.

PWV topped Toledo to advance to state, and they finished fourth in the district tournament after losing to Ocosta 2-0 in the third-place game.

Toledo had to win two more to qualify for state after losing to PWV, and they did just that. The Riverhawks eliminated Onalaska before defeating Coupeville to claim the district's fifth and final spot in the state tournament.

Napavine and Rainier lost in the first round of the district tournament, which were loser-out games.

All remaining 2B District 4 softball games will take place on Saturday, May 18 at Fort Borst Park in Centralia.


State tickets punched: Mossyrock

Mossyrock thrashed Wishkah Valley in the district semifinals to clinch a state berth, and then they crushed Naselle to win the district title.