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Creston senior boys gain experience at volleyball provincials

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The Prince Charles Secondary School senior boys volleyball team enjoyed a great week of volleyball at the B.C. provincials, held in Kelowna from Nov. 27-Dec. 1.

In round robin play, the boys defeated Cambie in three sets (24-26, 25-22, 15-9) and Vernon (25-16, 21-25, 15-9). They were defeated by Charles Hays (Prince Rupert) 25-13 and 25-22. There was great play from Daniel Wigen and Dean Torgrimson at the net, and Kieran Poznikoff had strong games at the setting position.

On the championship side, they were seeded against the second-ranked Mennonite Educational Institute, which defeated them 25, 15, 25 16 and 25-17. Riley Hills and Brayden Czar had some great hits from the front and back row during the match, while Brett Sutcliffe had strong digs and passes.

In the consolation round, they lost to College Heights (25-11, 25-23), beat Charles Hays (25-12, 12-25, 15-10) and lost to Highland in closely fought matches (25-22, 25-23). Niel Jacobsen was very steady at the right side position, Dwight Betker had impressive games filling in at middle and right side positions, while Brad Beebe gained valuable experience in the libero position.

Overall, the boys played some great volleyball during the week and gained a lot of experience and memories of the provincials. They would like to thank the Regional District of Central Kootenay directors, the Creston and Creston Valley Rotary clubs, the Town of Creston and Overwaitea Foods for their generous donations.


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