Mount Baker grabs top spot in fast-changing AAA
Oct27

Mount Baker grabs top spot in fast-changing AAA

By Bob Carter Call it volleyball pinball. More than a dozen AAA boys teams have been bouncing up and down the rankings this month as contenders, pretenders and wanna-bes change places. The Week 3 poll (Oct. 17) saw all 15 ranked teams in a new position. Cranbrook’s Mount Baker rose to No. 1 in the fourth rankings (Oct. 24), with former leader Mount Boucherie – the best of the Okanagan – slipping to the fifth spot it held before....

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Earl Marriott flying high after GP Vanier in quarter finals
Nov28

Earl Marriott flying high after GP Vanier in quarter finals

Defending AAA champion Earl Marriott kept its habit this week of losing the first set, but the Mariners also stuck with their bottom-line habit of prevailing. The end result on Friday afternoon was a four-set victory over GP Vanier and a night-time spot in the semifinals against Oak Bay. “It’s like a batter taking the first strike,” coach Bob Smith joked. Then turning more serious, he said his players “felt...

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