Strikers bounce back to win
Dec01

Strikers bounce back to win

By Bob Carter Langley — Daniel Wong knew what might have ailed his McRoberts team early in Thursday’s AA game against Pacific Christian in the Big Kahuna BC Volleyball Championships. The Strikers, he thought, hadn’t been battle-tested much in the previous few weeks. McRoberts dropped the first two sets before rallying for a close five-set victory that pushed the team into a quarterfinal matchup against No. 1 seed...

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Trojans coach Chan just can’t stay away
Dec01

Trojans coach Chan just can’t stay away

by Bob Carter Langley — Never doubt that coaching can be addictive, and many coaches fully dedicated. Witness Coleman Chan. On Wednesday afternoon, during the opening day of the Big Kahuna BC Volleyball Championships, the David Thompson head coach experienced chest pain severe enough that he left his senior boys team, going in an ambulance to Langley Memorial Hospital. The 22-year-old underwent several tests, was released six...

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Kelowna retains top AAA seed
Nov30

Kelowna retains top AAA seed

Langley — Kelowna, AAA’s No. 1 team all fall, kept its top seed in the Big Kahuna BC Volleyball Championships on Wednesday by sweeping its three Pool E matches. The Owls beat Semiahmoo in three sets (15-9) and defeated both Walnut Grove and Van Tech in two. “Our passing and defence got better through the day,” Owls coach Mike Sodaro said. “There was less fluctuation; we were more consistent. I’m...

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Award Lists and Team Finish Lists
Dec06

Award Lists and Team Finish Lists

Award Lists and Team Finish Lists   Most Sportsmanlike Teams AAA: Dover Bay AA: Pacific Academy Most Outstanding Players AAA: Nick Mickleberry, Oak Bay AA: Colton Loewen, MEI Most Outstanding Liberos AAA: Eric Truong, Van Tech AA: Nick Hansen, College Heights First Team All-Stars AAA Jeremy Bednar, Mt. Boucherie Jeff Webb, Dover Bay Tyson Smith, Earl Marriott Justin Yee, Moscrop Colton Liu, Van Tech Piper Illman, Oak Bay AA Zec...

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MEI takes 2nd straight AA Crown
Dec05

MEI takes 2nd straight AA Crown

By Bob Carter Powered by all-star Kaden Gamache and versatile tournament MVP Colton Loewen, MEI pushed past Langley Fundamental 3-0 Saturday night to repeat as AA champion. The Eagles made a statement in the opening set, winning 25-13. “It was about as clean a set as we’ve played this year,” MEI coach Jordan Geransky said. Fundamental, which played extremely well in beating Pacific Academy in the semifinals,...

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