By Tim Clinton
Highline and Kennedy Catholic are both very much alive in the state playoffs this week.
Highline hosts W.F. West of Chehalis for a 7 p.m. Class 2A game Friday as the Lancers go to Curtis in a 4A game.
Highline is coming off a 42-16 win over Steiacoom to open this past Friday and Kennedy Catholic survived a 28-20 scare from North Creek of Bothell on Saturday.
Ballard and West Seattle also saw playoff action last week.
The Beavers took a 54-13 loss at Arlington as the Wildcats were defeated 53-14 at Mount Tahoma.
West Seattle is advancing to the Class 3A Sea-King tournament this week, opening with a 7:30 p.m. Thursday match at Lake Washington against an opponent to be determined.
State diving competition will be held on a separate day from swimming this year, although the points will be combined to determine team scores.
It starts with the 3A competition at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
Class 4A action begins at 1 p.m. and the Class 1A/2A starts at 5:30 p.m.
State preliminaries start at 8:45 a.m. Friday for the 3A, with the 4A getting underway at 1:30 p.m. and the 1A/2A at 6:15 p.m.
The 3A finals begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by the 4A at 1:15 p.m. and the 1A/2A at 6 p.m.
Seattle hosts the Washington Commanders for a 1:25 p.m. Sunday game that can be seen on Channel 13.
Seattle's playoff series against Dallas comes down to who wins the 7 p.m. Friday third game at Lumen Field in Seattle.
Apple TV+ will televise it live.
Seattle visits Colorado at 6 p.m. Thursday before hosting Edmonton at 7 p.m. Saturday and Colorado at 7 p.m. Monday at the Climate Pledge Arena.
ROOT Sports Northwest will carry all three games and Saturday's is also on CBUT.
Seattle plays Gotham FC for the league title at 5 p.m. Saturday in San Diego.
Channel 7 will televise the game live.
Seattle visits Victoria at 7:05 p.m. Friday and turns around to host the same team at 6:05 p.m. Saturday at the Showare Center in Kent.
Everett entertains Kelowna at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Vancouver at 6:05 p.m. Saturday.
Washington hosts Utah for a 12:30 p.m. Saturday game to be shown on Channel 13.
Washington State visits California for 1 p.m. Saturday action on ESPN2.
The UW gets a 7 p.m. visit from USC Friday and a 1 p.m. visit from UCLA Sunday
Washington entertains Northern Kentucky at 8 p.m. Thursday and Nevada at 7 p.m. Sunday on the Pac-12 network.
Prairie View visits Pullman at 7 p.m. Friday on Pac-12WA.
North Carolina Central invades for 5 p.m. Thursday action at the UW.
Washington State hosts Gonzaga at 7 p.m. Thursday and Idaho State at 2:30 p.m. Sunday before visiting Montana at 6 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN+.