Great weekend for NPSS Grizzlies Athletics! Friday the varsity volleyball teams travelled to Grande Prairie to attend the annual Pow Wow Volleyball tournament. The boys started strong taking the first match in straight sets against St. Joe’s. Game 2 resulted in a 3 set win against GP Comp. The Grizzlies ended their last game of the day by dropping straight sets to La Crete, putting them in 2nd place in our pool. The Senior Boys crossover quarterfinal match was against Sexsmith. The boys came out firing on all cylinders to take both sets and move onto the semis against Glenmary. Glenmary proved to be a challenging opponent taking both sets. Matching up against John Paul II (JPII) in the bronze medal game. The Grizzlies took the first set handily and moved into a good position to go for bronze. JPII battled back and took set 2. In the third set the boys battled back and forth. JPII took the last few points of the game winning the bronze. Overall, the varsity boys had a great weekend with many compliments on how well the team has progressed and battled for each point. All-star of the weekend went to Cole Harder.
Additionally, the Varsity girls competed in an intense weekend of ups and downs demonstrating perseverance. In the semi finals the girls battled their way to a 3rd set coming back to win 15-11. Demonstrating great court vision at times resulted in strong, smart and structured points. Coach Alex Bacso said, “ on the court there was a lot of joy and appreciation to be playing in close games and earning positive outcomes. NPSS has been building this program for years, and the dedication of the players is starting to pay dividends.” The Varsity senior girls placed 2nd overall at the Pow Wow tournament.
The cross country team was in Dawson Creek competing at Bear Mountain Ski Hill where all runners placed in the top 5 across the senior and junior events. A little muddy but a lot of fun!