By Kevin Johnson
Now it’s time for the fun to begin!
With the high school sports postseason starting this week it’s a perfect time to take a look at the teams in the area that are still alive and playing for that elusive State championship!
For the first time since 2006 the Sultan Turks football team will have a taste of the postseason. Coming off a 34-8 victory over Coupeville on Friday, Sultan finished 3-3 in Cascade Conference play, earning the conference’s third and final spot to the District 1/2 2A playoffs.
The Turks will have a tough test in their opening round, playing Lynden Friday at 7 p.m. at Lynden High School. Lynden is the reigning 2A State Champion and has won four out of the last six 2A titles.
Monroe High School has three teams playing in the postseason as the football, volleyball and girls soccer squad all earned berths.
The Bearcats football squad earned Wesco’s No. 2 seed after a disappointing loss to the Jackson Timberwolves on Friday in the 4A Wesco Championship. Monroe will host Rogers (Puyallup) at 7 p.m. Friday.
The Bearcats are making their second straight trip to the 4A State Tournament after a 19-year hiatus.
The Bearcats volleyball team earned the North Division’s No. 1 seed and will face Lynnwood in the opening round Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School. If the ‘Cats win both of their matches that night they will earn a spot in Thursday’s 4A District 1 Championship game and clinch the school’s first 4A State berth since 2008.
The Monroe girls’ soccer team earned the No. 2 seed in 4A District 1 after a win over Arlington in the season finale allowed them to leap over Lake Stevens in the standings. Unfortunately, the Bearcats’ season ended Saturday with a tough 1-0 loss to Kamiak in the opening round of the 4A District 1 tournament.