Oct 4 Grizzlies Update

October 1st was an exciting weekend for Grizzlies Athletics as most of the teams were competing. Starting on Friday, the varsity volleyball teams traveled to Whitecourt, Alberta, to compete in a first formal tournament. 

The Varsity Boys started slow, dropping the first two sets to GP Vanier. In game 2, the boys brought the intensity as they won both sets against the host team Hilltop. The final match on day 1 was an exciting battle against Athabasca. The team started to drop points, but they fought their way back into action for each point; however, Athabasca was able to complete the push for the win. The boys finished 3rd in their pool for the round-robin. Saturday, the varsity team competed in the Tier 2 division against Peace High. The boys demonstrated a solid first and third set; however, Peace High won the match and Tier 2 Division. Overall, the varsity team gained momentum and progressed in a positive direction this weekend. 

The Varsity Girls team demonstrated that teamwork and composure create success in tight matches. The girls played strong all weekend, going undefeated to the finals. It was an exciting 3 set final against the host team, Hilltop Chargers. Jillian Stone and Avery Hucker played vital roles in executing skills to push the varsity girls to win the tournament. Alexandra Bacso, the coach, said she is proud of the girls for implementing what they practiced and demonstrating poise and perseverance this weekend.  

The Junior Girls Volleyball team traveled to Dawson Creek for a play weekend that consisted of three games. The girls demonstrated skills they have been working on in practice and, in competitive spirit, won 2 out of the three matches this weekend. The team continues to improve each chance they get. 

The cross country team was in Beaverlodge on Saturday. Kane Schreiner and Ronin Laurie finished in 1st and 3rd place respectively in the Senior Boys category. At the same time, Elanor Copes took 3rd place in Senior Girls. Congrats to all the runners who competed! Next up, the Grizzlies are in Dawson Creek on October 16th. Varsity Volleyball is in Grande Prairie, October 15th & 16th.