Palmer High School won the Region III/4A volleyball tournament hosted by Colony Saturday. Palmer defeated the host Knights in five games.
Wasilla clinched third place with a three-game win over Kodiak.
Skyview, the defending region champions, overcame a two-game deficit to defeat the Kenai Kardinals in five games and advance to the consolation semifinals Friday.
Skyview dropped the first two games 18-25 and 8-25 before rebounding for 25-20, 25-20 and 15-13 wins.
The victory kept Skyview alive for a shot at making its fourth straight trip to the state tournament.
Kodiak 3, Skyview 0
Kodiak swept Skyview from the tournament Saturday, winning 25-18, 25-12, 25-9 to advance to the consolation finals Saturday against Wasilla.
Homer 3, Soldotna 1
The Homer Mariners got three wins by identical 25-11 margins Friday to defeat the Soldotna Stars in consolation round play at Colony High School.
Homer took the first two games before Soldotna battled back for a 26-28 win in the third.
The Mariners quickly recovered to take the fourth game, advancing to face Wasilla in the consolation semifinals Saturday.
Wasilla 3, Homer 1
After winning game one, Homer dropped three straight to join Skyview as the last peninsula teams to be bounced from the Region III/4A tournament Saturday.
Homer thrashed the Warriors 25-15 in the first game, but Wasilla was able to recover for 19-25, 18-25, 17-25 wins and a berth in the consolation finals Saturday against Kodiak.
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