Athletic News: October 15

It was a busy weekend for the NPSS Grizzlies as Senior Volleyball took on some tough competition in Whitecourt, Junior Girls Volleyball faced BC competition for the first time, and Cross Country had their last race of the season before competing in Zones next weekend.

Sr Girls Volleyball started the weekend off strong with two wins and a tight loss in pool play on Friday night. The girls struggled on Saturday and ended up in the consolation draw. Overall, Coach Bacso was impressed with how the girls handled the tough competition ad noted lots of improvement from their first tournament.

Sr Boys Volleyball played hard, winning one set and finishing in fourth place in their pool. In the consolation draw, the boys were able to take both of their games to a third set. The level of play was intense and Coach Hyland is excited for next weekend’s tournament in Dawson Creek.

Jr Girls Volleyball played well on Friday night, winning their first two games of the tournament. They faced some tough competition on Saturday and lost in the semi-final to a strong Duchess Park team. The girls battled back and finished the weekend in 3rd place with a decisive win over College Heights.

Our Cross Country runners had a good showing on Saturday at the Bert Bowes Bash. Kenzie Chilcott finished in first place in the Senior Girls category (4.2km) with a time of 17:57 with Leigh Hedges right behind her at 18:00. Jordynn McPherson took 3rd with a time of 18:39. In the Senior Boys category (5.6km), Quinlan Snider finished in 3rd with a time of 22:09 and rookie runner Carter Collins finished in 5th with a time of 23:46.

Male Athlete of the Week: Drew Woodruff (Sr Boys Volleyball) – Throughout the weekend, rookie Drew Woodruff played a critical role in raising team morale and building team spirit. On the court, Drew showcased his highest level of play since the beginning of the season and played a key role in many of the blocks run by the team.

Female Athlete of the Week: Leigh Hedges (Cross Country) – Leigh is a multi-sport athlete who consistently demonstrates determination, grit and a hardworking attitude. Not only is Leigh one of the hardest working athletes around, but she does it all with a smile! Her dedication to training this season has resulted in huge improvements in her level of fitness and a fantastic result this weekend!


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