THE VANIER TOWHEES girls have won the Island AAAA volleyball championship for a second straight year.

Towhee girls win Island v-ball title

Vanier now preparing for Provincial championships in Port Coquitlam

The Island championship trophy has come home to the Towhees Nest for a second year in a row.

The Vanier Towhees senior girls volleyball team struggled through a tough season this year, but the team went 5-1 last weekend at the Island championships in Nanaimo. “The girls  have worked very hard to raise their skills to a standard that can compete at the highest level in the province, and working with a combination of team members who had won the championship last year and some very strong new recruits the team’s hard work has paid off,” said coach Dave Neill.

Vanier opened the Island tournament with victories over Stelly’s and Cowichan before falling to South #1 Oak Bay and placing second in their pool.

Saturday morning the Towhees defeated Dover Bay two straight in the quarter-final. In the semifinal Vanier took on a determined Mt. Doug Secondary team and beat them 3-0.  The final was a re-match between Oak Bay and Vanier. Oak Bay had cleanly beaten the Vanier team earlier in the season and had been in and out of the top 10 rankings earlier in the season.  In the final match it was a different story with Vanier taking an early lead and not relinquishing it and winning 3-1 to capture the Island crown.

Jamie Neill was a first team all-star and Megan Ireland was selected as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

Vanier now heads off to the AAAA (big school) Provincial championships in Port Coquitlam Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.

 

– Vanier Towhees

 

 

Just Posted

Comox mom warning others as suspicious powder found in mail

“I was very uneasy … it could be coffee whitener or it could be something else in the bag.”

Perseverance Week major opportunity for Cumberland Forest

The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) has been presented with an incredible… Continue reading

Comox Valley gives back

Groups, businesses and individuals helping others in the Comox Valley

ELECTION 2019: NDP’s Gord Johns re-elected in Courtenay-Alberni

Conservative Byron Horner finishes second, with Green Party’s Sean Wood third

Rachel Blaney ‘humbled’ as NDP incumbent earns second term

Blaney will remain MP in North Island-Powell River riding

VIDEO: Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech options pose threat

World-renowned cardiologist believes the device is just a pair of ‘rubber tubes’

‘Cartoony’ mushrooms popping up across Vancouver Island are highly poisonous

Fly Agaric mushrooms can cause hallucinations, gastrointestinal pain and death

Beers on the job, smacking crotches: 10 police misconduct probes in B.C.

Recent report by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner highlights a number of investigations

Seizure of cannabis edibles, including mac-and-cheese, prompt warning from B.C. RCMP

Potato chips, cheesecake and candy infused with cannabis also seized back in August

B.C. parents sue city and province in 12-year-old daughter’s drowning at lake

Beverly Park drowned at Rotary Lake in Dawson Creek in August 2016

VIDEO: Chill with polar bears through an Arctic live cam

Cam reopens just ahead of Polar Bear Week

Aquilini companies deny negligence in U.S. vineyard fire that killed two kids

Fire occurred at Red Mountain Vineyard, located in southeast Washington State

Surrey cop killer gets new parole conditions

Surrey RCMP Constable Roger Pierlet, 23, was shot dead on March 29, 1974

Most Read