Spokesman

Ridgeview will play next week for the first time at the Class 5A Volleyball State Championship after knocking out No. 11 Thurston in four sets on Oct. 27.

The No. 6 Ravens (21-6) are scheduled to play No. 3 Crater at 10 a.m. Friday in a quarterfinal match at Liberty High in Hillsboro.

Ridgeview defeated Thurston 25-15, 19-25, 25-23, 25-23 with each team winning a relatively easy set before two back-and-forth battles. In the fourth set, the Ravens fell behind early but rebounded to take a 24-20 and then held on for the victory.

Crater advanced Oct. 27 with a 25-17, 25-21, 25-19 victory against No. 14 Lebanon.

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