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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Positive vibes work for Dover Bay
Dec04

Positive vibes work for Dover Bay

By Bob Carter Dover Bay is hardly an imposing team with only four players above 6 feet, none above 6-3. The Dolphins certainly have been a winning team, though, one that has earned the top seed and a place in Friday’s AAA quarterfinals in Langley. They have played numerous close matches, showing a knack for big plays in crucial situations. And their coach, Josie Webb, loves them. “Our defense has improved so much,”...

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Fundy overcomes tough DP Todd
Dec03

Fundy overcomes tough DP Todd

By Bob Carter Langley Fundamental’s sixth-seeded Titans got a bigger challenge than they expected Thursday afternoon but survived in four sets as they advanced to the AA quarterfinals. An energized DP Todd team went blow for blow with Fundy in the second set, and powered by late kills from Cameron Cain and Joel Ingham, took the set 33-31. “We underestimated them,” Titans coach Dan Johnson said, “and they played...

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Elliot rallies to advance
Dec03

Elliot rallies to advance

By Bob Carter Seventh seed George Elliot overcame a poor start to turn back McRoberts in four sets Thursday in AA and advance to a night quarterfinal against Fraser Valley rival Pacific Academy. The score was 25-27, 25-18, 25-23, 25-17. After dropping the first set, the Coyotes got back in form. “McRoberts played well — great defense and ball control,” Elliot coach Chris Frehlick said. “But in the first set we...

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