Christian School wins local junior high volleyball championship

A pair of local schools battled for supremacy on the volleyball court over the weekend and it ended up being experience coming out on top

St. Augustine Queens' Arianna Kokus (10) goes up to block the tip from Jenaya Roseboom of Ponoka Christian as teammate Eleighsha Cardinal watches as the teams play the second set in the gold medal match on Saturday

St. Augustine Queens' Arianna Kokus (10) goes up to block the tip from Jenaya Roseboom of Ponoka Christian as teammate Eleighsha Cardinal watches as the teams play the second set in the gold medal match on Saturday

A pair of local schools battled for supremacy on the volleyball court over the weekend and it ended up being experience coming out on top.

The junior high girls volleyball regional championship took place Saturday, Nov. 7 at St. Augustine School with seven teams, including four from Ponoka, looking to walk off with the crown.

In the end, Ponoka Christian’s squad composed of Grade 9 students prevailed by scores of 25-23, 25-20 over the St. Augustine Queens’ ‘A’ team in the final.

“We really surprised ourselves I think,” said Ponoka Christian coach Julie DeGrier.

“We haven’t played that well for most the last part of the season, so to win the title is awesome for the girls.”

Meanwhile, Queen’s head coach Chris McLean explained that he was proud of his girls who were competing in the league for the first time and consisted of a number of Grade 7 players and two Grade 9s, both of whom had never played volleyball before.

“They all did their best and it just boiled down to which team made the least mistakes,” he stated.

 

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