Long trips — in some cases, cross-state trips — are in store for several Twin Harbors teams in regional basketball competition this weekend.
One exception will be Montesano’s girls, who will remain relatively close to home by taking on King’s of Shoreline in a regional 1A matchup scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at Tumwater High School. That will be a rematch of last year’s regional match-up, won by the Knights, 47-30.
Six other Twin Harbors teams face drives at least 100 miles for their regional match-ups.
King’s will also be the opponent of Hoquiam’s boys. Those two teams will square off in a 1A regional set for 6 p.m. Friday at Mountlake Terrace.
Willapa Valley’s boys will also be in action Friday in the 2B classification against third-ranked Bear Creek at 6 p.m. Friday at Bothell High School.
Wishkah’s boys tackle Class 1B poll leader Neah Bay at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
Three other Twin Harbors teams will be headed east of the mountains for part of a five-game multi-classification program Saturday at Ellensburg.
Taholah will face Moses Lake Christian in a 1B girls contest at noon. That will be followed by North Beach’s boys vs. Northwest Christian of Colbert in a 2B game at 2 p.m., and a 4 p.m. girls 2B matchup between Willapa Valley’s and Northwest Christian’s girls. The Northwest Christian girls are top-ranked in the state.
Oakville’s boys and Mary M. Knight’s girls, as District IV Class 1B champions, will be closer to home for regionals. The Acorns take on Shorewood Christian at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chehalis. The Owls will take on Tulalip Heritage immediately prior to the Montesano-King’s game, at 4 p.m. Saturday at Tumwater.
All regional contests will be winner-to-state, loser-out affairs. Class 1A regional winners will advance to the state quarterfinals March 6 at Yakima. Spokane will be the host for the Class 2B and 1B state tournaments beginning March 6.
Regional pairings, in the Class 2A through 1B classifications:
Class 2A Boys
At Auburn: 2 p.m. — Anacortes vs. Fife. At Bothell: 6 p.m. — Bremerton vs. Lake Washington.
At Cheney: Noon — Wapato vs. Pullman. At Kent-Meridian: 2 p.m. — Hockinson vs. Foster.
At Mount Vernon: 8 p.m. — Sumner vs. Lynden. At Puyallup: 8 p.m. — River Ridge vs. White River.
At Chehalis: 4 p.m. — Mark Morris vs. Sehome. At Richland: 8 p.m. — Clarkston vs. Grandview.
Class 2A Girls
At Kent-Meridian: 6 p.m. — Mark Morris vs. Renton. At Puyallup: 6 p.m. — Lake Washington vs. Sumner.
At Mount Vernon: 2 p.m. — Port Angeles vs. Burlington-Edison. 6 p.m. — Olympic vs. Lynden.
At Tumwater: 2 p.m. — Chehalis vs. Bellingham. At Puyallup: 6 p.m. — Black Hills vs. White River.
At Big Bend C.C. (Moses Lake): 8 p.m. — Colville vs. Ellensburg. At Central Valley (Spokane) 6 p.m. — West Valley (Yakima) vs. East Valley (Spokane).
Class 1A Boys
At Mountlake Terrace: 6 p.m. — Hoquiam vs. King’s.At Wenatchee: 8 p.m. — Naches Valley vs. Brewster.
At Mark Morris (Longview): 6 p.m. — Toledo vs. University Prep. 8 p.m. — Woodland vs. Cascade Christian.
At Auburn: 6 p.m. — Kalama vs. Cedar Park Christian. At Bellevue Community College: 2 p.m. — Seattle Academy vs. La Salle.
At Eisenhower (Yakima): 4 p.m. — Zillah vs. Riverside. At Wenatchee: Noon — Vashon Island vs. Okanogan.
Class 1A Girls
At Wenatchee: 6 p.m. — Mabton vs. Brewster. At Ellensburg: 8 p.m. — Okanogan vs. La Salle.
At Tumwater: 6 p.m. — Montesano vs. King’s.At Auburn: 4 p.m. — Kalama vs. Cascade Christian.
At Mark Morris: 6 p.m. — Woodland vs. Blaine. At Bellevue Community College: 4 p.m. — Granger vs. University Prep.
At Mount Vernon: Noon — Freeman vs. Lynden Christian. At Wenatchee: 2 p.m. — Eatonville vs. Cashmere.
Class 2B Boys
At Bothell: 6 p.m. — Willapa Valley vs. Bear Creek.At Chehalis: 6 p.m. — Morton/White Pass vs. La Conner.
At Central Valley (Spokane) 8 p.m. — Tri-Cities Prep vs. St. George’s. At Ellensburg: 6 p.m.— Liberty vs. Kittitas.
At Ellensburg: 2 p.m. — North Beach vs. Northwest Christian (Colbert). At Cheney: 4 p.m. — Lake Roosevelt vs. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague.
At Chehalis: 6 p.m. — Mossyrock vs. Tacoma Baptist. At Kent-Meridian: 8 p.m. — Onalaska vs. Auburn Adventist.
Class 2B Girls
At Chehalis: 8 p.m. — Morton/White Pass vs. Crosspoint Academy.
At Ellensburg: 4 p.m.— Willapa Valley vs. Northwest Christian (Colbert). At Cheney: 2 p.m. — Colfax vs. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague.
At Mark Morris: 4 p.m. — Toutle Lake vs. Orcas Island. At Bothell: 4 p.m. — Wahkiakum vs. Bear Creek. At Everett Community College: 4 p.m. — Napavine vs. LaConner.
At Eisenhower High School (Yakima) 2 p.m. — St. George’s vs. White Swan. At Richland: 4 p.m. — Oroville vs. DeSales.
Class 1B Boys
At Everett Community College: 6 p.m. — Tulalip Heritage vs. Wilbur-Creston. At Chiawana: 6 p.m. — Yakama Tribal vs. Pomeroy.
At Eisenhower: 8 p.m. — Colton vs. Sunnyside Christian. At Mount Spokane: 6 p.m. — Entiat vs. Wellpinit.
At Mount Tahoma (Tacoma): 10 a.m., — Wishkah vs. Neah Bay.At Chehalis:2 p.m., — Oakville vs. Shorewood Christian.
At Ellensburg: 6 p.m. — Three Rivers Christian vs. Odessa-Harrington. At Wenatchee: 4 p.m. — Cedar Park Christian (Mountlake Terrace) vs. Soap Lake.
Class 1B Girls
At Eisenhower: 6 p.m. — Tekoa-Oakesdale vs. Sunnyside Christian.
At Ellensburg: Noon — Taholah vs. Mountlake Terrace. At Tumwater: 4 p.m. — Mary M. Knight vs. Tulalip Heritage. At Mount Tahoma: Noon — Neah Bay vs. Wellpinit.
At Big Bend C.C. (6 p.m.) — Muckleshoot Tribal vs. Wilbur-Creston. At Cheney: 6 p.m. — Yakama Tribal vs. Colton.
At Mount Vernon: 4 p.m. — Mount Vernon Christian vs. Waterville. At Wenatchee: 6 p.m. — Republic vs. Pateros.