Two Central Oregon schools will be playing for state volleyball titles Saturday.
In the 3A semifinals Friday, the Sisters Outlaws were down two sets to none and facing elimination multiple times in the third set. They battled back to beat Valley Catholic 3-2 (17-25, 17-25, 27-25, 25-16, 15-9).
Sisters will play Pleasant Hill for the 3A state title Saturday at 6 p.m.
Bend had an easier time in the 5A semifinal, beating Crater 3-1 (25-14, 23-25, 25-23, 25-5). They will face Crescent Valley for the championship, also Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
Five High Desert teams in all were in action Friday. Crook County, Summit and Trinity Lutheran were eliminated in the quarterfinals and will play consolation matches Saturday.
Here are the scores from state tournament action:
5A: Bend def. Crater, 3-1
3A: Sisters def. Valley Catholic, 3-2
5A: Bend def. West Albany, 3-0
5A: Crescent Valley def. Summit, 3-0
4A: Marist Catholic def. Crook County, 3-2
3A: Sisters def. Corbett, 3-0
1A: St. Paul def. Trinity Lutheran, 3-0