Friday-Saturday, at Merkel Sports Complex (Spokane)
Redmond (12-12) vs. Bethel (16-8), 10 a.m.
Gig Harbor (20-5) vs. Camas (18-3), 10 a.m.
Tahoma (23-3) vs. Moses Lake (20-1), 10 a.m.
Snohomish (19-3) vs. Walla Walla (18-5), 10 a.m.
Eisenhower (14-11) vs. Olympia (25-1), noon
Todd Beamer (22-3) vs. Woodinville (21-1), noon
Battle Ground (13-6) vs. Richland (21-3), noon
Yelm (17-10) vs. Jackson (19-5), noon
Defending champion: Puyallup
The pick: Olympia
The skinny: No 4A team has an easy road to the title. West Central District champion Olympia — with its one loss this season to Gig Harbor in the Narrows League tournament — has a good chance to make it to the title game behind pitcher Maddy Stensby, but the Bears might have to go through a tough Todd Beamer team as early as the second round. If Tahoma sneaks by Moses Lake in the first round, it would likely face last year’s runner-up in Walla Walla. Camas will test Gig Harbor in the first round, but the Tides could be a dark horse out of the top of the bracket, considering they’ve won 11 of their past 12.
Friday-Saturday, at Regional Athletic Complex (Lacey)
West Seattle (20-6) vs. North Central (12-11), 9 a.m.
Juanita (19-8) vs. Enumclaw (22-1), 9 a.m.
Meadowdale (20-3) vs. Auburn Mountainview (15-7), 9 a.m.
Prairie (13-8) vs. Lake Washington (22-1), 9 a.m.
Edmonds-Woodway (16-8) vs. Bainbridge (16-6), noon
North Thurston (16-11) vs. Kamiakin (16-6), noon
Ballard (18-3) vs. Kelso (19-3), noon
Central Kitsap (17-7) vs. Everett (22-1), noon
Defending champion: Kamiakin
The pick: Enumclaw
The skinny: Kamiakin is looking for its fourth consecutive 3A title, but Enumclaw is looking for some payback after the Braves upset the Hornets’ nearly perfect season in the 2014 championship game — this year could very well be a replay of that game. Enumclaw has only one loss this season, to 2A West Central District champion White River. If Enumclaw proved anything in the stunning 3-2 win in the 3A WCD title game against an impressive Kelso team, it’s that they won’t go down easy. Auburn Mountainview — which shadowed Enumclaw in the 3A SPSL all season — could also contend for hardware.
Friday-Saturday, at Carlon Park (Selah)
Woodland (18-5) vs. Fife (14-7), 10 a.m.
Olympic (17-6) vs. Lynden (22-1), 10 a.m.
R.A. Long (17-5) vs. Selah (18-5), 10 a.m.
Sehome (15-9) vs. White River (23-1), 10 a.m.
Ellensburg (19-4) vs. Anacortes (17-6), noon
Port Angeles (20-1) vs. W.F. West (19-3), noon
Granite Falls (17-7) vs. Orting (17-6), noon
Sequim (15-7) vs. Othello (19-3), noon
Defending champion: Lake Washington
The pick: White River
The skinny: With last year’s 2A champion, Lake Washington, making the jump to 3A, the title is up for grabs. Three teams — White River, Lynden and Port Angeles — enter the tournament with one loss. None of those teams would meet until at least the third round. White River is making its fifth consecutive trip to the tournament. The Hornets have never finished higher than seventh, but ace Kayla Smith is sporting a 14-1 record, so this might be the year. Port Angeles roared back with three wins after a 1-0 loss to Fife in the second round of the WCD tournament to qualify. Lynden eliminated Port Angeles last year and eventually finished third.
Friday-Saturday, at Columbia Playfield (Richland)
Sultan (11-12) vs. Montesano (20-3), 10 a.m.
Naches Valley (11-10) vs. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) (20-2), 10 a.m.
South Whidbey (10-14) vs. Seattle Christian (14-4), 10 a.m.
La Center (19-3) vs. Connell (18-2), 10 a.m.
Zillah (9-9) vs. Chelan (5-10), noon
Elma (9-13) vs. Mount Baker (18-5), noon
Chimacum (12-8) vs. Cle Elum-Roslyn, noon
Deer Park (18-7) vs. Hoquiam (20-2), noon
Defending champion: Elma
The pick: Connell
The skinny: Last year’s champion, Elma, and the runner-up, Mount Baker, will square off in the first round — so one threat will be eliminated early. Connell, which has only two losses this season, will try to make a comeback run after being eliminated with losses to Elma and Woodland last season. The Eagles had won three consecutive 1A titles prior to last year’s early exit. Hoquiam could also make some noise from the bottom of the bracket — it took fourth in the 2014 tournament.
Friday-Saturday, at Gateway Sports Complex (Yakima)
Colfax (24-1) vs. Kittitas (17-2), 9 a.m.
Pe Ell-Willapa Valley (15-11) vs. Friday Harbor (15-6), 9 a.m.
Okanogan (20-4) vs. Dayton (11-8), 9 a.m.
Liberty Bell (15-9) vs. Adna (22-3), 9 a.m.
Davenport (16-11) vs. Toutle Lake (20-3), 11 a.m.
Brewster (18-5) vs. DeSales (12-4), 11 a.m.
Napavine (19-4) vs. Northwest Christian (Colbert) (15-5), 11 a.m.
Morton-White Pass (13-13) vs. Warden (21-2), 11 a.m.
Defending champion: Toutle Lake
The pick: Toutle Lake
The skinny: All of last season’s top-four finishers — Toutle Lake, Napavine, DeSales and Morton-White Pass — are back, and they’re all situated on the bottom half of the bracket. If Toutle Lake can navigate its way through, it would win its third title in as many years. Colfax, with only one loss this season, could cruise through the top of the bracket if it gets by Kittitas in the first round.
Friday-Saturday, at Gateway Sports Complex (Yakima)
Almira Coulee Hartline vs. Quilcene (17-1), 1 p.m.
Naselle vs. Colton (19-3), 1 p.m.
Wishkah Valley vs. Liberty Christian, 1 p.m.
Curlew (17-6) vs. Sunnyside Christian (11-9), 1 p.m.
Defending champion: Colton
The pick: Colton
The skinny: Colton has won six state titles in a row — it’s pretty hard to argue with that. And with only three losses this season, the Wildcats could make it seven. Almira Coulee Hartline and Quilcene will be an interesting first-round matchup. ACH hasn’t missed a state tournament since 2008 — it finished third last season and was runner-up to Colton three consecutive times from 2011-13. Quilcene makes its fifth consecutive trip to the tournament and has finished fourth the past two seasons.