EMS caps near-perfect season with AAA crown
Dec01

EMS caps near-perfect season with AAA crown

By Bob Carter There weren’t a ton of surprises for Al Schill this fall as his top-seeded Earl Marriott team steadily marched to its goal — a AAA provincial title, which came Saturday in the form of a 3-0 victory over No. 2 Van Tech. But Schill expressed some amazement just moments after the Mariners’ achievement at the Kuhanaverse Sports BC Volleyball Championships. ResultsTeam123TOutcomeEMS2525253WinTalismen1816190Loss “To not lose a...

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Van Tech wins in 4, will play for AAA Gold
Nov30

Van Tech wins in 4, will play for AAA Gold

By Bob Carter ResultsTeam1234TOutcomeTalismen252620253WinMoscrop232425201Loss Van Tech got the jump on Moscrop Friday night and beat the Panthers in four sets to gain Saturday’s AAA finals at Langley Events Centre. The scores were 25-23, 26-24, 20-25, 25-20. The second-seeded Talismen will play No. 1 Earl Marriott for gold. “Moscrop came out strong, and we did too,” Tech coach Aaron Lock said. “The first two sets showed just how close...

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Van Tech, Moscrop sweep to semis’ matchup
Nov30

Van Tech, Moscrop sweep to semis’ matchup

By Bob Carter Van Tech and Moscrop not only gained AAA playoff victories on Friday, advancing to a semifinal meeting Friday night, they assured something of an historical note. On Saturday night, the Lower Mainland zone will have its first school playing for AAA gold in 39 years — since Matthew McNair won the title in 1979. Van Tech and Moscrop both won 3-0, the Talismen beating Mount Baker 30-28, 25-16, 25-21, and Moscrop squeezing...

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Van Tech aims to get the numbers right
Oct29

Van Tech aims to get the numbers right

By Bob Carter Aaron Lock has been playing the low-numbers game all fall, and he’d love to try something different in the post-season. The Vancouver Tech coach said this past week that he had a full turnout for his team’s first practice of the season, but none since as players have missed time for various reasons. Tech, second-ranked in AAA for weeks behind Fraser Valley power Earl Marriott, was without three regulars in the big...

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Van Tech Girls Make Provincials for the First Time, in a Long Time
Nov30

Van Tech Girls Make Provincials for the First Time, in a Long Time

Since 1940, when girls were first allowed to attend Vancouver Technical Secondary School, very few Senior Girls Team has ever made it to the BC High School AAA Volleyball Championships. This year’s Van Tech Talismen had their best year since the 1963 team that won the Provincial Championships over Abbotsford Secondary, and enter the BC High School Girls Volleyball AAAA Provincial Championships as the No. 10 seed. But like Rome, this...

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