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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.



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