It’s Grizzly Season: NPSS Sports Update Oct 21

It was a busy weekend for Grizzlies Athletics: all three volleyball teams were in Dawson Creek and the Cross Country team competed at the Zone Championships. 

Jordynn McPherson (Grade 12), Tristan Hynes (Grade 12), Carter Collins (Grade 11) and Kane Schreiner (Grade 10) represented North Peace at the NCD Zone Championships at Bear Mountain in Dawson Creek. It was a chilly day for running, with some fresh snow on the ground. Kane started the day with a great 4km race in the Junior Boys division. He finished in 2nd place, with a time of 16:56. Jordy was up next in the 5km Senior Girls division. With a goal of finishing in the top 10, Jordy started off strong and was able to keep a good pace for the whole race. She finished in 8th place with a time of 28:19. Tristan and Carter finished the day off strong in the 5km Senior Boys division. Carter, also with a goal of finishing in the top 10, had a great race and with a time of 25:58, finished in 10th. Tristan finished in 14th with a time of 29:53. All 4 runners qualified to compete in the Provincial Championships in Abbotsford on November 2nd. Congrats Grizzlies! 

The Senior girls had their best result of the season this weekend. After a tough opening match up against Dawson Creek Seniors, the girls finished pool play in 3rd place, putting them up against the Dawson Juniors in the Quarter Finals. A win in the Quarters secured a semi-final battle against Charles Spencer. After falling short against Charles Spencer, and then to Sexsmith in the 3rd place match, the girls finished the Tournament in 4th.  

The Senior boys had a great weekend, winning the Dawson Creek tournament for the 3rd year in a row. The Junior girls had a weekend full of uphill battles against some seasoned senior teams. They finished in 10th place and are ready to take on the Dawson Junior tournament this coming weekend.

Up Next: The senior teams are in Grande Prairie Oct 25/26 at GP Comp. The junior girls are in Dawson Oct 25/26 for the junior tournament

Athlete of the Week: Kane Schreiner (Gr. 10, Cross Country) – Kane pulled off an outstanding 2nd place finish at Zones this weekend after recovering from a calf injury sustained a month ago. Kane has just recently got back in to training and this only his second race of the season. Congrats Kane, and good luck at Provincials!