Lacombe wins girl's provincial 3A volleyball title
The Lacombe Rams brought home a provincial championship.
The Rams beat Chestermere 18-25, 25-20, 16-14 to win the provincial 3A girls’ volleyball title in Camrose Saturday.
The Lacombe squad posted a 7-0 record, finishing 5-0 in pool play, and beating Eagle Butte of Dunmore 25-17, 25-21 in the semifinal. They downed Rundle College of Calgary 25-17, 21-25, 15-11 in their final pool match Saturday morning.
Eagle Butte took third place.
Meanwhile the host Camrose Trojans missed the playoffs after finishing 1-4 in their pool.
l The Central Alberta Christian High School Knights captured third place in the 2A boys’ championships in Kitscoty.
The Knights won their pool, then lost 14-25, 18-25 to Picture Butte in the semifinals. They downed Kitscoty 25-21, 25-12 in the third-place game while Picture Butte downed Calgary Christian 25-17, 25-20 in the final.
l Red Deer teams finished seventh in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions in the 4A finals in Lethbridge.
The Hunting Hills Ligthtning beat Archbishop O’Leary of Edmonton 25-18, 25-16 in the seventh-place match after losing 26-28, 21-25 in the fifth-sixth place semifinal.
The Notre Dame Cougars downed Jasper Place 25-20, 25-10 to take seventh after losing 16-25, 22-25 to Bow Valley.
The host Chinook squad won the girls’ title with a 25-15, 22-25, 25-23, 25-14 victory over Bev Facey of Sherwood Park while Harry Ainlay topped the boys’ division with a 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 25-22 win over Edmonton Christian.
l Neither Central Alberta team — the host Rimbey Spartans and St. Dominic of Rocky Mountain House — made the playoffs in the 2A girls championships.
Vauxhall downed Vegreville 25-12, 25-21 to take the championship while Spirit River defeated Strathcona-Tweedsmuir of Okotoks 25-15, 25-18 to take third place.
l The Wetaskiwin Sabres posted a 1-4 record in pool play and missed the playoffs in the 3A boys’ championships in Whitecourt.
St. Joseph’s of Grande Prairie downed Louis St. Laurent of Edmonton 25-23, 25-23 in the final.
l In 1A play, Bawlf won the boys’ title with a 25-22, 25-18 win over Senator Gershaw of Bow Island. Ecole Heritage of Falher stopped H.A. Kostash of Smoky Lake 22-25, 25-22, 15-13 in the girls’ final.