Talented returning core boosts Boucherie
Nov10

Talented returning core boosts Boucherie

By Bob Carter A frequent high finisher at provincials, Mount Boucherie is primed for another strong run at the Big Kahuna BC Volleyball Championships next month. The Bears entered the Nov. 6-7 weekend top-ranked in AAA. Coach Joel Kern is proud of what the team has achieved but not satisfied. “We have more in the tank and more to accomplish,” Kern said. “We haven’t reached all our goals for this year, and there is still much work to...

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Teams making push to Big Kahuna BC Championships
Nov09

Teams making push to Big Kahuna BC Championships

Langley – This year’s 2015 Big Kahuna BC Volleyball Championships could have some surprises in store if the regular season is an indication. Predicting the top placers could be difficult considering how teams have been shifting in the weekly rankings, playing tight matches and doing battle in tournaments. After a 20-year stay in Kelowna, the boys BC’s will make their second run at the Langley Events Centre Dec. 2-5. A total of 36...

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EMS still hanging in despite small numbers
Nov06

EMS still hanging in despite small numbers

By Bob Carter Talk of a three-peat came naturally at Earl Marriott Secondary this season. That goal, though, began clouding for the two-time AAA champions in September when new coach Dave Dooley was barely able to scrap together a team. Dooley, who has taken over for former coach Bob Smith, realized the difficulty of winning a third consecutive title even before encountering a numbers problem. “We’re not the same EMS team that...

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Week 7 Rankings
Nov04

Week 7 Rankings

AAA   1 Mount Boucherie  2 Kelowna 3 Moscrop 4 Dover Bay 5 Penticton 6 Van Tech 7 Oak Bay 8 Earl Marriott 9 Walnut Grove 10 David Thompson Honourable Mention Fraser Heights Delta Gladstone Reynolds AA   1 MEI 2 Clarence Fulton 3 Pacific Academy 4 Langley Christian 5 Langley Fundamental 6 W L Seaton 7 George Elliot 8 McRoberts 9 College Heights 10 Pacific Christian Honourable Mention Lambrick Park DP Todd Woodlands Princess Margaret...

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MEI revamps quickly with younger team
Nov01

MEI revamps quickly with younger team

By Bob Carter It may seem like coach Jordan Geransky can merely snap his fingers and – ka-zam! – his top-ranked MEI boys volleyball team transforms into a smooth and experienced senior group. That is, a team that succeeds despite having only three returnees from last year’s AA championship squad. While Geransky, 23, may already have an enviable coaching pedigree, the task of turning the page from last year’s Eagles with their 11 Grade...

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