Three teams at B.C. high school volleyball championships

Vanier and Highland senior boys win their opening matches Wednesday

Three Comox Valley teams are involved in provincial high school volleyball championships this week.

The Vanier Towhees senior girls are at the 16-team B.C. AAAA tourney (Nov. 28-30) in Penticton where they are in Pool D along with South Kam, Elgin Park and North Peace. They open pool play Nov. 28 at 11:35 a.m. against Elgin Park.

Playoffs run Friday and Saturday with the gold medal game Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. Fans can follow the action at deltalearns.ca/bsssgva/rankings-and-results/.

After winning the North Islands earlier in November, the Towhees were in Victoria for the AAAA Island championship.

For two days these close teammates all played and worked well together to make it to the finals where, playing against the strong host team Belmont, Vanier triumphed in three sets.

Megan Ireland was awarded the Most Valuable Player and Carly Gunter received an All Star.

The players would like to thank team manager Michele Sirett, assistant coach Cheyla Reader and coach Dave Neill for their valuable time and knowledge.

Meanwhile, the Vanier Towhees AAA senior boys and Highland Raiders AA senior boys are in Kelowna this week (Nov. 27-30) for their respective B.C. championships.

Both tiers have 16 teams, with the Raiders in Pool B along with Princess Margaret, Nanaimo District and College Heights. The Towhees are in Pool K along with Claremont, Mt. Baker and Van Tech.

Play got underway Wednesday with Vanier defeating Mount Baker 2-1 (25-8, 21-25, 15-8) in their opening match while the Raiders defeated Nanaimo 2-1 (19-25, 25-19, 15-8) in their first match.

Play continues through to finals on Saturday, with the AA gold medal match at 5 p.m. followed by AAA gold medal match at 7 p.m.

Fans can follow the action at bcboysvolleyball.weebly.com.

As well, the sportscanada.tv website has a schedule of live streaming of the boys AA and AAA playoff games. There is also a page for the AAAA girls championship, although no schedule had been posted as of press time.

Meanwhile, the Mark Isfeld Ice finished in a two-way tie for 13th place with South Delta at the 2013 Junior Girls Provincials, co-hosted by South Delta and Seaquam on Nov. 21-23.

The Ice were one of four Vancouver Island teams at the 24-team tourney, and went in as the Island #2 seed. Island #1 Mount Doug finished 11th, Island #4 Dover Bay took 15th and Island #3 Timberline finished 20th.

Pacific Academy finished first, Riverside was second and Surrey Christian took third.

 

 

 

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