No. 15 Seed Penticton Lakers Knock Off No. 2 Delta Pacers
Nov30

No. 15 Seed Penticton Lakers Knock Off No. 2 Delta Pacers

It’s a story that has everything we love about sports in it. The underdog team, led by the banged up co-captain, knocks off one of the pre-tournament favourites, on their way to advancing to the quarter finals. The injury to co-captain David Paisley happened just before the Okanagan Regionals, when he went up for a block and came down hard on an opponent’s foot, severely twisting his ankle – before the injury the Lakers were ranked...

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Prince Charles, Getting the Most Out Of Every Player
Nov30

Prince Charles, Getting the Most Out Of Every Player

What do you do when you have a seven man roster and one of you players suffers a torn ACL? You find a couple of Grade 10s to fill out the roster and travel to the BC High School Provincial Championships to take on the best AA Senior Boys Volleyball teams in the province. “If you’re breathing you make the team in Creston,” joked Mike Nelson, the school’s vice principal and 24-year veteran coach of the Prince Charles Secondary School...

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Making History: Van Tech Girls Make Provincials for the First Time
Nov30

Making History: Van Tech Girls Make Provincials for the First Time

Since 1940, when girls were first allowed to attend Vancouver Technical Secondary School, no Senior Girls Team has ever made it to the BC High School AAA Volleyball Championships – until now. This year’s Van Tech Talismen had their best year ever, and enter the BC High School Girls Volleyball AAAA Provincial Championships as the No. 10 seed. But like Rome, this team wasn’t built in a day, with many of these girls starting out together...

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The Argyle Pipers are back! And Boy are They Good
Nov29

The Argyle Pipers are back! And Boy are They Good

For years, something has been lacking on Vancouver’s North Shore. Can you guess what that something was? If you guessed, a Senior Boys Volleyball Team playing out of Argyle Secondary School, you’d be correct. For more than 20 years the program sat dormant, until the Pipers Senior Boys team was resurrected this year by head coach Shon Sim – A fairly well-known coach in BC volleyball circles, having coached at Handsworth Secondary...

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Short in Stature, But Not on Enthusiasm for the Game.
Nov29

Short in Stature, But Not on Enthusiasm for the Game.

When watching the Gulf Islands Secondary School Scorpions play, the first things that may stand out are their crisp passing, vocal celebrations and support of one and other. But upon second glance, you may notice a fearless and smiley, five-foot libero as the backbone of this talented team. Yugo Uemaru arrived at the school last year from Tokyo, Japan as part of the schools international student program and began playing on the Junior...

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