Athletics News & Sports Updates

All Athletics news and sports updates will be posted here throughout the year!

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

December 11th 

  • 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

NPSS Teams competed this weekend.

December 4th

Stonebridge Hotel Senior Basketball tournament.

  • 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.

November  20th 

  • 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.

November  14th

  • 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

November  6th

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.

October 30th: 

  • 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!

October 23rd:

  • 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.

October 14th:

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.

October 2nd:

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.

September 18th:

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.

August 25th:

  • 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!