Cougars start well at girls’ volleyball provincials

The Notre Dame Cougars got off to a solid start at the provincial 4A girls’ volleyball championships at Chinook High in Lethbridge Thursday.

The Notre Dame Cougars got off to a solid start at the provincial 4A girls’ volleyball championships at Chinook High in Lethbridge Thursday.

The Cougars, who are ranked fifth and in the B Pool, beat Grande Prairie 25-20, 25-19 and Jasper Place 23-25, 27-25, 15-7.

Meanwhile on the boys’ side, the Hunting Hills Lightning, who are ranked fourth and in the A Pool, lost 25-20, 21-25, 8-15 to top-ranked Harry Ainlay of Edmonton and 20-25, 23-25 to second-ranked Chinook.

l The host Rimbey Spartans dropped both matches during the opening day of 2A girls’ action.

The Spartans lost 21-25, 9-25 to Peace River and 9-25, 12-25 to Vauxhall.

Meanwhile, St. Dominic of Rocky Mountain House defeated Christ the King of Leduc 25-20, 20-25, 15-6 and lost 20-25, 15-25 to Spirit River.

Three Hills lost twice —18-25, 25-20, 11-15 to Christ the King and 15-25, 20-25 to Magrath.

Strathcona Tweedsmuir downed Vauxhall 2-1 and Mayerthorpe 2-0 while Spirit River defeated Vegreville 2-0.

Vegreville downed Magrath 2-0 and Mayerthorpe stopped Bearspaw 2-1.

l In 2A boys’ play in Kitscoty, the Central Alberta Christian High School Knights split their opening two matches, losing 25-23, 25-27, 13-15 to J.H. Picard of Edmonton and beating LaCrete 25-16, 25-22.

l Both Central Alberta teams won their only match in 3A girls action in Camrose.

The Lacombe Rams downed Holy Rosary of Lloydminster 25-14, 25-14 and Camrose stopped St. Paul 25-15, 25-15.

Play continues in all levels today and finishes Saturday.

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