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Wednesday , 24 February 2021

FG Miller wins 2A Provincials; Lakeland teams represent across the province

The FG Miller Crusaders high-school boys volleyball team are 2A Provincial champions.

The Elk Point school defeated West Island College (25-23, 16-25, 15-10) on Saturday night to clinch the Provincial volleyball banner.

They went a perfect 7-0 throughout the tournament, only requiring a third set in two matches.

The Crusaders earned a bye into the semi-finals after sweeping round-robin play, where they played Immanuel Christian and won (25-22, 25-21).

The team was a combination of players from FG Miller and Ecole Notre Dame in Bonnyville.

Lakeland volleyball teams at Provincials

Ecole des Beaxu Lacs girls went 1-3 during the group stage of Provincials and did not advance to the next round. They had to play the eventual 1A gold, silver, and bronze medalists during the group stage. They narrowly missed upsetting Central Alberta Christian in the tournament opener (22-25, 27-29). Their one win came against Parkland Immanuel Christian from Edmonton (25-18, 25-22).

Ecole Notre Dame’s 2A girls volleyball team went 1-4 at Provincials. Their win came against Millwoods Christian (25-17, 25-22). They won zones last weekend against Ashmont.

St. Paul Regional boys team represented the northeast zone at 3A Provincials in Rocky Mountain House. They finished with a 1-4 record recording their match win against Peace Wapiti Academy (25-22, 25-21).

Cold Lake High School’s girls team finished out their Provincial tournament strong against host Beaverlodge by winning (14-25, 25-21, 16-14). That put their record at 2-3 in the group stage. Two of their three losses came in the third set, including their match against eventual silver medalists Peace Wapiti Academy (12-25, 25-21, 9-15).

 

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.