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January 129, 2019
The Senior girls played Caledonia in the first game on Friday night, winning 76-26, led by Celine Quigley with 28 points. In the semifinal game against previously unbeaten PGSS, Claire Turner led the scoring with 11 points and 9 rebounds. The girls relied on tight team defence to beat PGSS with a final score of 60-42. In the Championship game, the team battled and never gave up until the last second of the game but ended up losing to Nechako Valley with a final score of 46-60. The Grizzlies had notable performances from Jordynn McPherson, Alexis Ziebart and Celine Quigley.
The Senior boys played Kelly road in the first game on Friday night, where they won solidly for the second time this season. Jesse Baker won player of the game, providing energy and clutch defence to seal the victory. The boys took a tough loss to a very good DP Todd team on Saturday morning. Jacob Zeibart’s solid shooting and gutsy defence garnered him player of the game. The bronze medal game was the best game of the season for the boys, with a big win over PGSS. This was a revenge game, after losing to them in the championship game of the the Dawson Creek tournament in December. It was an all out team effort, but Ethyn Lang left it all on the floor, earning player of the game, while strong performances from Liam Peterson and Adrian Loewen bolstered the victory.
The Junior girls were in Dawson over the weekend where they started strong on Friday night, winning against Dr Kearney to earn a match up against Dawson Creek grade 9s on Saturday. Getting the W against the Gr. 9 team, the Grizzlies found themselves in a rematch with the Dawson 10s in the final. After a strong start, the girls hit a slump in the 2nd quarter and Dawson went up by 20. The Grizzlies came back in the second half to pull within 8, but they didn’t have enough left in the tank to pull ahead and finished the tournament in 2nd place. Isabella Ziebart earned Tournament MVP.
The Junior boys were in action once again this past weekend in Dawson Creek for their last warm up tournament before Regionals. The Grizzlies got in three solid games over the weekend starting Friday night when they matched up against Tumbler Ridge Secondary School. The Grizzlies came out flat to start the game, which saw a tightly contested first half, and a Grizzlies three-point lead at half. In the second half the Grizzlies took control of the game playing strong defence and pushing the pace of the game to a quicker level. When the final buzzer sounded the Grizzlies took a convincing win with every member of the team getting on the score sheet in the game for the first time this season. The Grizzlies were in tough in the finals missing three players and needing big minutes from players off the bench. For the first time of the weekend the boys started the game ready to play and came out fast to take an early lead. Dawson fought back with shot making and a quick transition game to take a lead at half time. The Grizzlies made a few adjustments and got big minutes from some of the bench in the second half and made a strong run at the Dawson team, but when the final buzzer sounded the boys took second place with an eight-point loss to the DCSS Junior Team.
Up Next: Senior Girls are in Prince George this weekend at PGSS and Senior Boys are in Quesnel at Correlieu Secondary. Both Junior teams have the weekend off.
Female Athlete of the Week: Claire Turner (Gr. 12, Sr Girls Basketball)
Male Athlete of the Week: Ethyn Lang (Gr. 11, Sr Boys Basketball)
January 14, 2019
NPSS Grizzlies basketball teams were back in action this weekend after a well deserved break over the holidays. The Senior teams were in Grande Prairie for the Pow Wow tournament hosted by GP Comp and the Junior teams were in Fort Nelson for an exhibition tournament.
Senior Girls started off strong with a 55-20 win over LaCrete JV on Friday night. On Saturday, they had a tight 55-51 win over Glenmary, which put them in the finals against PWA. The girls stepped up big offensively and defensively during the championship game and battled to a 53-37 win. Team captain Alexis Ziebart was chosen as the tournament MVP while Maria Giesbrecht was selected as a tournament All-Star. Congrats ladies!
Senior Boys started with an 81-56 win over High Level on Friday night. On Saturday, they lost 92-82 to host team GP Comp, which put them against PWA to play for 3rd. With a competitive mindset, and lead by clutch performances from Liam Peterson, Mason Miranda
Junior Girls went undefeated in their first tournament of the season, with wins over Fort Nelson Senior Huskies and Chetwynd. The tournament provided a great opportunity for the team to put what they’ve been working on in practice into action. The girls were lead by strong offensive performances from Bella Ziebart and Mykenzie Beech, while Jenna “Muscles” Miranda lead the team on defensive boards. The girls play at home this weekend in the Bert Bowes New Years Classic, with their first game at
Junior Boys went undefeated in Fort Nelson against Fort Nelson Senior Huskies and their Alumni team. The Grizzlies had a slow start in their first game until Colton “Teddy Graham” Dyck got the things turned around before the end of the first half with some big threes to take a narrow lead at the half. The third quarter saw the bench keep the game close with some
Up Next: The Senior teams have this weekend off, while the Jr Girls play at home and the Jr Boys head to Prince George.
Male Athlete of the Week: Gryphon “Fish” Talbot (Gr. 10, Jr Boys). Fish put up some big points when the team needed it the most. Leading by example, he was the driving force behind the
Female Athlete of the Week: Jenna “Muscles” Miranda (Gr. 10, Jr Girls). Muscles’ unrelenting positive attitude, competitive mindset and defensive boards anchored the team throughout all 4 games of the tournament. Congrats Muscles!
December 17, 2018
The Senior Girls Basketball Team was in Edmonton over the weekend competing at the Scona Classic. The girls had a strong weekend, averaging 79 points, 17 defensive boards and 13 steals per game. It was a good learning experience, playing against teams that touch the ball every day. The girls went 2-1, winning against Carpenter and Bev Facey and finishing in 2nd place with a loss to host team Strathcona. Overall, the team played great basketball with contributions from every member of the team and notable performances from Jessie Copes, Maria Giesbrecht, Celine Quigley and Athlete of the Week MacKenzie O’Brien.
Up Next: North Peace is hosting the annual Basketball Alumni Tournament this weekend, starting on Friday at
December 10, 2018
Senior Girls played aggressive defense from the first game all the way to the championship. The girls started flat during the first 2 quarters of the championship game, scoring only 23 points. Led by captains Alexis Ziebart and Claire Turner, they re-grouped and ended the game 61-41. Defense picked up significantly in the 2nd half with 6 blocks from Gr. 11 MacKenzie O’Brien and multiple steals from other players, leading to easy layups by Jordynn McPherson, Jessie Copes and Maria Giesbrecht.
Senior Boys got off to a strong start on Friday with an 89-48 win over GP Comp JV and a 104-31 win over St Patrick High. The boys couldn’t miss their shots, led by Gr. 12 Mason Miranda with 7 3-pointers. On Saturday morning, the Grizzlies went up against a strong team from PWA and while they were able to keep the score tight, they just couldn’t get ahead and lost 56-62. The boys finished the tournament in 3rd place with an 86-67 win over St Joe’s with notable performances from Ethyn Lang and Liam Peterson.
Junior Boys started their season off strong with a second place finish at Kelly Road in Prince George. They got off to a hot start in the first half against DP Todd led by Colton Dyck’s 12 points at the half to hold a 34-3 lead. The boys were able to finish the game strong and start the season with a 59-22 win. In the semi finals against College Heights, the boys started slow, going down 23-8 just two minutes into the second quarter. After a time out, the Grizzlies came out with energy and went on a run to get the game within four points at the half. After the half the team led by Colton Dyck, Gryphon Talbot, and Triston Stockall outplayed College Heights to walk away with the win and set up a final against Charles Hays. The boys fought hard in the finals against a Charles Hays team with a tournament already under their belt. Being outscored 19-3 in the second quarter ultimately left the boys too far back to be able to pull off the upset. After the half, the boys made adjustments that helped them to fight back to make it a 10 point game with four minutes left before Charles Hays ultimately pulled away for the Championship.
Up Next: This weekend, the Senior Girls are away in Edmonton at the Scona Classic and Jr Boys and Girls head to Fort Nelson.
Male Athlete of the Week: Colton Dyck (Gr. 10, Jr Boys Basketball) Colton lead the team in scoring all three games, shooting efficiently and maintaining an excellent work ethic.
Female Athlete of the Week: Alexis Ziebart (Gr. 12, Sr Girls Basketball) As one of the team captains for the Senior Girls Basketball Team, Alexis led the team in defensive rebounding, averaging 6 defensive boards per game. During the championship game, she showed exceptional leadership together with co-captain Claire Turner in rallying the team to victory.
December 3, 2018
Senior Girls Volleyball was down in Penticton last week competing at the Provincial Championships. They opened the tournament on Thursday with pool play against Belmont and Burnaby North. The girls competed well, but were unable to take a set. Pool play continued on Friday with games against Riverside and Mission. Finishing 5th in their pool, the girls finished the tournament with games against Claremont, Seaquam and Penticton. It was a great week of volleyball and some of the toughest competition that most girls will face. Notable performances by Daelyn Jeffers and Jessie Copes. Shout out to Grade 12s Daelyn Jeffers, Jessie Copes, Claire Turner, Katie Rutherford and Morgan Wiebe. We are proud to have you as a part of the Grizzlies family!
The Senior Basketball teams were in Dawson Creek over the weekend for their first tournament of the season. The tourney was a good overall effort from the boys. The first two games were won handily, but they came up short of a comeback against PGSS in the finals, losing by 6 after being down 14 in the third quarter. A great team effort from both the Grade 11s and returning Grade 12s, with big performances from Adam Nelson and Liam Peterson in the final game
Senior Girls Basketball demonstrated a very strong team performance in both the offensive and defensive side of the game, averaging 81 points and 30.5 steals per game on the first two games. Coming up short during the championship game, the team scored 45 points and had 14 steals. Overall, it was a strong showing of team effort from all players.
Male Athlete of the Week: Adam Nelson (Sr Boys Basketball, Gr 12 Centre) Adam anchored the defence for the senior boys in their close final loss to PGSS, racking up 6 blocks. His passion for his teammates was contagious over the weekend, and could be heard in all three games encouraging others and spurring them on, as well as the girls squads when they were playing.
Female Athlete of the Week: Celine Quigley (Sr Girls Basketball, Gr 12 Guard) Celine led the team in scoring, averaging 21 points per game, and led steals for the team with an average of 8 per game. Her passion for the game of basketball is tremendous not only during games but during practices as well. If you are looking for Intensity in an athlete – she is it.
Up Next: Sr Basketball teams are off to Grande Prairie this weekend, and Jr Boys Basketball has their first tournament of the season at Kelly Road in Prince George.
November 26, 2018
Senior Boy’s Soccer was down in Vancouver last week competing at the Provincial Championships. The boys finished 16th overall, however, they competed well with tight games against some of the top teams in the province.
The Grizzlies started the tournament on Thursday with games against Oak Bay (8th) and LA Matheson (4th). Both games ended in a 4-0 loss. The boys were a bit shaky getting started, however, they competed well and improved throughout the day.
On Friday, the boys took a 2-0 loss to McMath (9th). It was a tight game, with most of the play in the attacking third. The boys kept the pressure high, passed the ball well and competed for the whole 70 minutes: all things that they wanted to improve on from Thursday. Friday afternoon ended in a 4-1 loss to Kitsilano (14th) in the team’s first playoff game. The boys maintained their composure in the face of adversity and executed well. They continued to improve with every game, moving the ball well, supporting each other and pressuring with intensity. Shout out to Devin Velkjar on an amazing effort to keep the Grizzlies in the game, and Harrison Sewell, for netting the team’s first goal of the tournament.
Saturday morning found the boys matched up against Rutland. The team went down 1-0 in the second half, only to find themselves tied 1-1 shortly after with another beauty goal from Harrison Sewell. The game ended 2-1 with an unlucky own goal.
The boys earned a reputation throughout the tournament for demonstrating excellent sportsmanship both on and off the pitch and were commended by tournament officials on a number of occasions.
Shout out to Grade 12s Devin and James Velkjar, Cole Bennett, Mason Miranda, Kaden Adkins, Tony Hafner, Marco Petrucci, Quinlan Snider, Hector Cuellar, and Oscar Munoz. We are proud to have you as a part of the Grizzlies family!
Athlete of the Week: Devin Velkjar (Goalkeeper): Devin gave a commendable effort throughout the tournament and made a number of key saves to keep the Grizzlies in the game. Being a goalkeeper is never easy, especially on a losing team, but Devin demonstrated exceptional resilience and maintained a positive attitude throughout the week. Good work, Devin!
Up Next: Senior Girls Volleyball is off to Provincials in Penticton this week. The girls leave on Wednesday and will play Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Senior Girls and Boys basketball kick off this week with both teams in Dawson Creek on Friday and Saturday. Good luck Grizzlies!
November 19, 2018
The Senior Boys Soccer team is off to Vancouver on Wednesday to compete at Provincials. They will play Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The full schedule and results can be found online at https://bcsssc-com.webs.com. You can watch the boys play through the webcast at http://bcss.tv.
The Senior Girls Volleyball team is heading in to their final full week of practices before their Provincials in Penticton. The girls leave next Wednesday the 28th and will play Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Senior Boys volleyball wrapped up last week with a fun game against the Senior Girls. Shout out to Grade 12 players Michael McDermott, Thomas Taylor, Earl Concepcion, Jerald Cosme and Sheldon Maris, we are proud to have you as a part of the Grizzlies Family!
November 13, 2018
Grizzlies Volleyball had a good showing this weekend, with Sr Girls finishing strong with a consolation final win in Peace River, and Jr Girls finishing 2nd at Zones in Quesnel.
Sr Girls Volleyball got off to a shaky start in pool play on Friday night. They settled in however, securing 2nd place with a 2-1 record in their pool. An unfortunate loss in their cross over game Saturday morning left them disappointed, but the girls came back fighting, winning their next 3 games to finish 9/24 and the consolation title. The girls are off to Provincials in Penticton the last week of November. Good luck Grizzlies!
Sr Boys Volleyball had a strong start on Friday night, going 3-0 and placing first in their pool. After losing their crossover match, the boys fought every point to stay alive in their first consolation match, but came up short. While it wasn’t the final outcome they were hoping for, the team was proud of how far they have come as a result of their hard work and dedication to improve. From coaches Cole Hyland and Ian Zackodnik: a huge thank you goes out to all of the PRN staff, parents, players, coaches, and tournament organizers that have made this season possible!
Jr Girls Volleyball finished their season with an impressive 2nd place finish at Zones in Quesnel. The girls started pool play on Friday night with a strong win over PGSS and a loss to Duchess Park. They secured a 2nd place finish in their pool with a win over Quesnel on Saturday morning. Playoff wins against Correlieu and College Heights put them in the final against Duchess Park. The girls came out fighting with a strong fan section cheering them on, however, they were unable to secure the W and finished 2nd. Congratulations to 1st Team All Stars Laci Jackson and Taylor Schmidt, and 2nd Team All Star AnnMarie Barrette.
Up Next: Sr Boys Soccer is off to Provincials in Vancouver next week, followed by Sr Girls Volleyball at Provincials the week after. Good luck Grizzlies!
Male Athlete of the Week: Andrew Middleton (Sr Boys Volleyball) – Over the weekend, Andrew consistently kept his cool on the court and was able to put pressure on the other teams both as a formidable wall at the net and continually being dependable to deliver a solid serve. Andrew was able to close the gap a number of times by gaining the team points off of his serves alone. Congrats Andrew!
Female Athlete of the Week: Megan Salinas (Sr Girls Volleyball) – Megan has been hyper focused in practice, constantly working on her serve receive and passing. She really pulled through for their girls this weekend, running the back row and quarterbacking their offense. Congrats Megan!
November 5, 2018
It was a big weekend for Jr Girl’s Volleyball as they finished 2nd in the Peace River Regional tournament, earning a spot in Zones next weekend. The girls lost to a strong Dawson Creek team in their first game on Friday, but battled back and won 3 straight games against Bert Bowes, Dr Kearney and Hudson’s Hope. They faced Bowes again on Saturday in the semi final, winning to advance to the Gold medal game for a rematch against Dawson. Despite playing hard, the girls lost in 2 sets, finishing the tournament in 2nd place. Good luck at Zones!
The Cross Country team wrapped up their season at Provincials in Nanaimo this weekend. Kenzie Chilcott finished 34th in Sr Girls with a time of 26:06, followed by Celine Quigley (88th) and Leigh Hedges (103rd). Quinlan Snider finished 135th in Sr Boys with a time of 22:04.
Up Next: Senior Boys and Girls Volleyball are in Peace River this weekend. This will be the last tournament of the season for the boys and the last test for the girls before Provincials. Jr Girls are in Quesnel to take on some of the best teams in BC. Good luck Grizzlies!
Male Athlete of the Week: Quinlan Snider (Cross Country) Despite racing a tough race on a tough course, Quinlan did his best to leave it all out there and finished in the middle of the pack against the best runners in the province. Congrats on a great season and a great race Quin!
Female Athlete of the Week: AnneMarie Barrette (Jr Girls Volleyball) Annie stepped up in a huge way for the team this weekend. Despite battling some lower body injuries, she powered through for the team and played a key role in boosting morale. She also showed her skills with some huge hits from the left side and very consistent passing.
October 29, 2018
It was a busy weekend for Grizzlies Volleyball with the senior teams at the Comp in Grande Prairie and the junior girls team at Duchess Park in Prince George. Sr Girls Volleyball started the weekend 2-1 in Grande Prairie, falling to Lacrete and GP Comp. In the first round of playoffs on Saturday, the girls lost to a strong Dawson Creek team, putting them in the consolation bracket. They lost in the final, finishing 6th.
Sr Boys Volleyball had a slow start to their weekend in Grande Prairie. After two tough losses, the boys were able to pull through and place third in their pool. After falling into the consolation bracket, they fought hard and ended the weekend with a win in the consolation final. Congrats boys!
Jr Girls Volleyball started the weekend with decisive wins over College Heights and Kelly Road on Friday night. With consistent play from key players, the girls found themselves in the final against a strong team from PGSS on Saturday. The girls took the game in two sets, 25-22 and 25-18 and finished the weekend off strong with a first place finish and a wild card entry for Zones. Congrats girls!
The Cross Country team is off to Provincials in Nanaimo this week, and Junior Girls volleyball compete at Regionals on Friday and Saturday at Bert Bowes.
Male Athlete of the Week: Nathan Narcisco – Over the weekend, Nathan played a key role in putting pressure on the other teams with consistent serving and sets. Despite the quality of a pass, Nathan was able to make it work for the team and played an important defensive role. Nathan was also chosen as the consolation final MVP. Congrats Nathan!
Female Athlete of the Week: Taylor Schmidt – Taylor played hard this weekend and approached every game with a positive attitude. She always came up big for the team when they needed it. Taylor had some huge blocks again and helped lead the girls to Gold. Congrats Taylor!
October 22, 2018
It’s Grizzly season! Another busy weekend for the NPSS Grizzlies with all three volleyball teams competing in the Dawson Creek Senior tournament and 6 athletes taking part in Cross Country Zones in Vanderhoof.
Sr Girls Volleyball started the weekend with two wins and a loss on Friday. They couldn’t quite find their rhythm on Saturday morning, losing their first game. However, the bounced back to finish 5th, their highest tournament finish of the season.
Sr Boys Volleyball went undefeated this weekend, taking Gold in a tournament where they faced some tough competition. Everything seemed to come together for the boys, starting with an exciting first game at centre court against rivals Dawson Creek on Friday. The seemed to feed off the energy of that first game, carrying the momentum right through until the Gold medal match in front of a packed gym on Saturday night. Tournament all-stars were Michael McDermott and Andrew Middleton, with notable performances from Thomas Taylor and Nathan Narcisco.
Jr Girls Volleyball competed well, taking 9th in a tournament made up of mostly senior teams. Coach Jeff Giesbrecht was very proud of the way the team played, noting that they seem to have a way of always rising to the challenge. All in all, it was a positive weekend and the girls are excited to take on some tough competition this coming weekend at Duchess Park.
Cross Country runners had a fantastic weekend at the Zone Championships in Vanderhoof. All NPSS athletes finished in the top 10 of their divisions, with Kenzie Chilcott taking first in Senior Girls, followed by Leigh Hedges in 2nd, Claire Turner in 4th, Celine Quigley in 7th and Jordynn McPherson in 8th. Quinlan Snider finished 6th in the Senior Boys division. All 6 runners qualified for Provincials and will be off to Nanaimo in November.
Athletes of the Week: Based on their dominant performance at Zones, this week’s athlete of the week goes to the Cross Country team. We are extremely proud to have had such humble, determined and hardworking athletes represent NPSS Athletics at Zones. Congrats Kenzie, Leigh, Claire, Celine, Jordynn and Quinlan! We’ll be cheering for you at Provincials!
October 15, 2018
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!
October 9, 2018
All teams had Thanksgiving weekend off, however, that didn’t stop them from putting in lots of hard work at practice throughout the week. The Jr Girls Volleyball took on the Sr Girls in an exhibition on Thursday afternoon. The Seniors took 4 of 5 sets, with the Juniors winning the 4th. Both coaches were happy with the level of play and excited for this weekends tournaments. The Cross Country team has their second race of the season, hosted by Bert Bowes.
Male Athlete of the Week: Quinlan Snider – It can be hard to stay focused without many games to look forward to, however, Sr Boys Soccer captain Quinlan Snider consistently demonstrates focus, determination and grit and can often be found putting in extra work outside of practice. He leads by example both on and off the pitch and is working hard to make sure the team is ready for zones at the end of the month!
Female Athlete of the Week: Emily Reuhl – Emily has taken on a new role on the team and is working hard towards being where the team needs her to be. She consistently demonstrates an impeccable work ethic and has improved significantly since the first tournament!
October 1, 2018
The Sr Boys volleyball had their second test of the season this weekend at the Jon Bragg tournament in Prince George, while the Jr Girls Volleyball team had their season opener in Peace River.
It was a building weekend for Sr Boys Volleyball. The tough competition in Prince George made for a good learning experience, and the boys have highlighted some aspects of their game to work on before the next tournament. While they didn’t get any wins on the court, the team had a great time off the court.
Jr Girls Volleyball went undefeated in Peace River. They play the Sr Girls team at home, 3:30 on Thursday!
Male Athlete of the Week is Michael McDermott, and Female Athlete of the Week is Raya Heinricks.
September 26 , 2018
Season openers kicked off this weekend for NPSS sports teams with Sr Boys Soccer in Prince George at the Warrior Invitational and Sr Boys and Girls Volleyball in Grande Prairie at the Super Red.
Sr Girls Volleyball finished the weekend with a 4-3 record, losing in the consolation final to Duchess Park.
Sr Boys Volleyball had a tough weekend with a record of 0-5. From coaches Cole Hyland and Ian Zackodnik “in terms of skill level, the boys were on par with most of the teams in the tournament, however, we made some mistakes and ended up getting outplayed. All things considered though we played okay. There were lots of good things, and we know what we need to work on moving forward”
Sr Boys Soccer had a solid opening weekend, finishing in first place at the Warrior Invitational tournament in Prince George. Harrison Sewell earned tournament MVP and Caleb Mohninger earned the Top Defensive Player award. Other notable performances were grade 12s Mason Miranda, Quinlan Snider and Tony Hafner.
Male Athlete of the Week: Harrison Sewell – In his rookie debut, Gr. 10 Sewell had a dominant performance with 8 goals in 4 games. He played an integral role both on and off the pitch, setting the bar for discipline and work ethic.
Female Athlete of the Week: Jessie Copes – veteran Copes had a consistent weekend and excelled in game point situations. In the semi finals, the girls were down 14-13 to Parkland in the 3rd set when she went in to serve. Copes kept her composure in a stressful situation and put the ball into play, spurring the team on to win the game 17-15.
April 9, 2018
The Senior Girls Soccer Team was down in Vancouver at the UBC Women’s Soccer Tournament. This was the team’s first test of the season and the girls did well among the best of the province. Although they lost their first two games, they were very close. In the latter part of the tournament, they secured two wins, 1-0 and 6-2. This is a great start to kick off the season for our girls.
The Boys Rugby Team is headed to the St. Joes Celtic Rugby 7’s tournament this weekend. The boys have been practicing hard at the field house and this starting test will let the team put their hard work to practice.
The Track and Field Team is starting up. Mrs. Pimm will be holding their first meeting this week.
February 19, 2018
The Junior Boys wrapped up their season at the Dawson Zones this weekend. The boys put up a commendable effort. They played off against the best of the Northern Zone and were very close in each of their games. The competition was fierce, but the boys persevered and ended up in 5th place. Liam Peterson was named MVP by Coach Lumley for his significant efforts in the tournament.
The Junior Girls also had a great wrap up to their season. They laid it all on the line this tournament and played their best among the best of the North. The Girls landed 4th place but were commended as the most sportsmanlike team of the tournament. Of note, Mackenzie O’Brien, Kaylie Willeboordse, Alandra Herrling and Jordynn McPherson were each awarded MVPs for their respected games.
The Senior boys and girls are in practice mode this week in preparation for Provincials which begin at the end of the month. They are off to the community selling powercards to raise money to help fund their trip down south.
The Senior Girls Curling Team is also in preparation, getting ready to take on the south in New Westminister for the BC Curling Provincials.
February 13, 2018
Big news for NPSS Juniors this weekend. Both the boys and girls teams played off in the 2018 Northern Junior Basketball Regional Tournament this weekend held at NPSS.
The Junior Girls came out strong and beat all local teams to win the championship – undefeated. The girls have earned their spot for the Northern Zones held at Prince George Secondary School starting this Thursday.
The Junior boys also had an epic weekend. They took the championship facing off against their old foes, DCSS. Of note, their semi-final game against Dawson was truly a nail-biter. Boys were down 46-47 to Dawson with seconds left on the clock. Ref called a hold and sent Ethan Lang to the free throw line who dropped two in the bucket to beat out Dawson. A game for the books for sure.
The Senior Boys and Girls were off to the Beaverlodge Home tournament this weekend. The boys took the tournament, winning first place – a final match up before heading to provincials which are slated for the first week of March.
The Senior Girls played well and came up with third place on the podium. They are off to Worsely this Wednesday with the Junior Girls to run a set of games with Northern Alberta’s contenders before they launch off to Provincials at month’s end.
January 8, 2018
After a well-deserved break, the Senior Boys and Girls Basketball Teams are off to Grande Prairie this weekend to take on the Stonebridge Hotel Wolves Senior Basketball Classic Tournament.
On Friday, the Junior Girls Basketball team is taking on their first test at the Correlieu Junior Girls’ Basketball Tournament in Quesnel. This will be a good measure of the Girls’ hard work at practice to date.
Dec. 18th, 2017
The Senior Boys and Girls Teams were off to Edmonton this weekend to take on the Scona Classic Basketball tournament. The competition was upper tier but both teams played hard.
The Senior Girls landed 4th place with Grace Giesbrecht, Celine Quigley and Claire Turner as MVPs for the tournament.
The Senior Boys fought hard and had challenge throughout the tournament. They battled hard for a 7th place finish with Mackenzie Jibrin and Mason Miranda as MVPs.
The teams are off for the break and will pick back up in January after a well deserved rest from the road
- The Senior Boys and Girls Basketball teams were off to Sturgeon Composite High School North of Edmonton. The Girls played hard and earned first place in the consolation round. Of note were Kristina Rea, Azaria Richards and Te’a Brown as MVPs for the tournament.
- The Senior Boys play very well earning third place, a reward well suited to their efforts as a first test against Edmonton calibre teams.
- The big story this week was the Junior Boys team who were down at the PGSS Ice Breaker. The boys came out strong and won every game to place them in the finals. They battled hard, but came up short earning a second place finish – still an honourable result. Keep an eye on this team as they are looking very strong this season.
- The Senior Boys and Girls are off to the Scona Basketball Tournament in Edmonton this weekend for their second challenge in Edmonton
- The Senior Girls wrapped up their season with a strong performance down at the BC Provincials held at the Langley Event Centre. They beat Kelowna the first day which was a big upset for the southern team. They lost against Moscrop, but were never more than a 3 point spread in their games. They finished 16th overall.
- The Senior Boys and Girls basketball teams were off to Grande Prairie to the Stonebridge Senior High Tournament at the Grande Prairie Regional College. The Girls team found their footing and earned second place on the consolation side. The Boys did very well for their first test, placing 3rd overall in the tournament. Mackenzie Jibrin and Elgen Hallarda were the MVPs for our team and its a great start to our season – we beat Dawson Creek in that third-place game, our strong competitor for the region.
- The Senior Boys and Girls Teams are off to Edmonton this Thursday to take on the Rise Up Basketball tournament at Sturgeon Composite High School. It should be a great test for our teams and top level competition.
- The Girls Sr Volleyball team is currently gearing up for the Provincial championships. Practices continue this week for the girls.
- The Junior and Senior Boys Basketball teams are set and practices have begun.
- Jr and Sr Girls Basketball team tryouts continue with teams expected to be set this week.
- The Senior Boys and Girls Teams headed off to Peace River to take on the Peace Classic Volleyball Tournament. The Boys firmed up a third place spot in their pool, but struggled in their consolation semi final and lost. The Senior Girls played off against some fierce competition but held their own until their quarter finals against Peace Wapiti Academy, a Provincial caliber team. This match went 3 sets and North Peace put up a good effort but lost, earning a 5th place position.
- The Junior Girls were off to Prince George this weekend to take on the zones. The Girls played hard and landed 5th which wraps up their 2017 season.
- Senior Boys Basketball tryouts wrapped up this Friday and the team has been set. Practices start up for the Boys this week (Tuesday and Thursday) at 5:30 both days.
- Junior and Senior Girls tryouts kick off this week on Wednesday Nov 15th at 5:30 for both groups.
- Junior Boys Basketball Tryouts hit the floor on Tuesday Nov 14th from 5:30-7:30
Busy weekend for our sports teams – here are the highlights and upcoming events
- Cross Country wrapped up their provincials down in Vancouver at Jericho Beach. It was a very fast run and our students put in a huge effort. Congratulations on a year of hard work and many thanks to our head coach Rachel Auras who trained and guided our students through the program this season.
- The Junior Volleyball team headed off to regionals at Don Pettigrew Christian School in Dawson Creek. The girls played hard and earned bronze in the tournament – they have earned one of two births in the North and are now headed to Prince George this weekend to take on the zones!
- The Peace River Classic is set for this weekend for the Senior Boys and Girls Volleyball teams. It’s their final in season tournament test and is shaping up to serve some good competition.
- The Senior Boys Basketball is starting up this week – Tryouts begin this Thursday Nov 9th and 10th.
After a weekend of rest our athletes are back in the game this week:
- The Cross Country Team is headed to provincials in Vancouver this weekend, Nov. 3rd and 4th. Our qualifiers from Zones are Dustin Bowes, Allison Ostle and Jaime McPherson who will take on the race which is being held at Jericho Beach.
- The Junior Volleyball team is off to Ron Pettigrew Christian School in Dawson Creek to play off for the Regionals. The girls have worked hard this season and the qualifying teams will be sent to zones in Prince George.
A special thank you to our NPSS Parent Advisory Counsil for the continued financial support of our Athletics Program!
- The NPSS Home tournament this weekend offered some intense competition and great gameplay. The Senior Girls fended off some top level teams but came up just shy of the podium, placing 4th overall. MVP for NPSS was Daelyn Jeffers, well done!
- The Senior Boys went up against some tough competition and came out placing second overall for the tournament. Stew Skaffe was honoured as the MVP for NPSS.
- The Junior Girls Volleyball team was off to Dawson this weekend for their tournament. The girls played well, locking up the second place position.
- At Cross Country, NPSS travelled down to Prince George for Zones. For Senior Girls, Allison Ostle placed top for North Peace with a 12th place finish overall and Jaime McPherson shored up the 15th place position.
- For our Senior Boys Cross Country, Dustin Bowes ran a solid race securing the 8th place postion. The next and final test is Provincials on November 3rd and 4th in Vancouver at Jericho Beach.
- The Boys Soccer Team was down in Williams Lake for their Zones challenger. NPSS came out on top winning both games 1-0 and 4-1. MVP was David Amrovhe with three goals to pull NPSS to the wins. Also of notable performance were James Velkjar, Tony Hafner and Mason Miranda.
- The teams finally get a break for the week as they prepare for the road ahead with regionals and zones wrapping up their seasons.
The NPSS Cross Country Team took on Dawson Creek at our inaugural ‘Escape From Fish Creek’ Cross Country Run. Dustin Bowes shored up third place in the challenging boys senior category. The NPSS girls ran very well and took the top three spots with Jordynn McPherson in 1st place, Kenzie Chilcott in 2nd and Emma Lang in 3rd. The Cross Country Team is headed to Prince George this weekend to take on the zones for the North. The Senior Boys and Girls Volleyball Team were off to the Pow Wow Tournament at Grande Prairie Composite High School. The Boys had a good challenge in GP nailing 2nd in their pool, but then lost their first match, and lost in the consolation semi–finals. The Senior Girls did very well on day one, finishing first in their pool. The team defeated Chetwynd and went undefeated on Friday. On day two they took a blow and lost to Dawson Creek, and then lost the bronze medal match. This week is our home tournament (Saturday, Oct 21). The Senior Boys and Girls will test their skills on home turf for the day. The Soccer team is headed off to Williams Lake this week to take on Williams Lake Secondary which will be our challenger for the zones.
The Trackers (the unofficial NPSS hockey team) also won on Friday 4-2 against Fort McMurray.
The Junior Girls Volleyballl team were in Spirit River Alberta to take on the 2017 Junior Renegade ‘A’ Volleyball Tournament – they brought home the Gold! The Cross Country team headed to Dawson’s Creek Sneak run at the Bear Mountain XC Ski Trails on Saturday. Our girls did very well with Kenzie Chilcott placing 1st, Emma Lang placing 2nd as Seniors and Jordyn McPherson placing 3rd as a Junior. For the Boys Dustin Bowes placed 7th. The Boys Soccer Team was down to Kamloops to the Sa-Hali Soccer Tournament. They had a tough run and racked up two losses and two shootout losses. Quinlam Snider was named MVP for the tournament. The Sr Boys and Girls Volleyball teams are off to Dawson Creek this weekend to take on the DCSS Thanksgiving Classic Tournament. This is the Boys’ first tournament for the season – a great test for all the hard work at practices this past month.
The Senior and Junior Girls had a great time at the Big Red Tournament in Grande Prairie. The Seniors came 2nd in their first pool, but were beaten in day two. As this was primarily a Senior’s tournament, the Juniors did well to hold their own.
- Senior and Junior Girls Volleyball teams are headed to Whitecourt this Friday and Saturday – Sept 22-23
- Boys Soccer team has been set – 17 NPSS Players are headed to Prince George to take on the Westside Warriers this weekend – Sept 22-23
- Boys Senior Volleyball team are hitting the courts for practice Mon/Wed/Fri 3:30-530
- Cross Country is starting up this week, first practice today at NPSS Gym Foyer at 3:30 with Rachael Auras and Emily Robb.
- Senior Girl’s Volleyball Tryouts Start This Week! Sept 5th 3:30-5:30 and Sept 6th 5:30-7:30. See Mr. Lynn for details!
- Lace up those Cleats~Boy’s Soccer Tryouts Start This Week! Sept 7th, 8th and 11th 3:30-5:30. See Mr. Leclair or Mr. Lynn for details!