The varsity Kings in play on Saturday, Oct. 19. Photos by Emily Jaycox

St. Augustine teams turn up the heat in weekend Turkey Burner

Seniors come away with silver and bronze medals

St. Augustine’s volleyball teams hosted the 12th annual Turkey Burner tournament Oct. 18 and 19.

This was the second year the tournament was for both boys and girls teams.

The senior Kings came away with second place to New Sarepta, reaching their goal of improving their third place finish from last year.

“Overall the team played very well,” said Kinds head coach Justin Florean in an email, adding that New Sarepta proved to be their toughest opponent.

“We have played them before, the first time we won the second time they won, so when both teams made it to the final it would be down to which team was able to take control,” said Florean.

“Unfortunately for us, New Sarepta played an excellent game and we could not break their defence.”

The team’s goals moving forward are to minimize errors and maintain momentum during games.

The varsity Queens took third place in their tournament, winning the bronze medal match against Christ the King from Leduc two games to one.

The Queens went 4-0 in the round robin portion and wound up coming up against the Notre Dame Wildcats from Bonnyville. They won the first set 25-19, and lost the next 15-13.

“It was a very hard fought battle, with some excellent rallies, just came up short,” said head coach Tammy Emes.

“It was excellent volleyball this weekend and a great warm up for zones and provincials.”

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