The CACHS Knights won the ASAA 1A Provincial Volleyball Championship on Saturday in Bow Island. (Photo courtesy of ASAA)

CACHS Knights capture high school provincial volleyball title

The Central Alberta Christian High School Knights are tops in the province.

The Knights had a magical run, capturing gold at the Alberta Schools Athletic Association 1A Provincial Volleyball Championships Saturday.

CACHS knocked off St. Jerome’s School out of Calgary in two sets in Bow Island to capture the provincial title. CACHS knocked off New Norway in two sets in the quarterfinal and Acme in the semis to advance to the final. They were 6-1 overall on the weekend, their only loss was to St. Jerome’s in pool play.

The winning roster included Paul Hoogenboom, Joshua Bajema, Nathan Baong, Lucas Tenbrinke, Lance Goedhardt, Vincent Dreise, Japheth Wildeboer, Conner Wiersma, Kyler Bajema, Joshua Wildeboer, Keagen Salomons, Xander Wiersma, Connor Heidelberg and Jackson Macdonald. They were coached by Jordan Baong, Eric Talsma and Evan Wiersma.

The CACHS girls also finished strong, winning provincial bronze over Foremost in three sets. They were 5-1 overall on the weekend.

In the ASAA 4A Provincial Championship, The Lindsay Thurber Raiders had a tough finish Saturday. First, falling in the semifinals to silver medalist Strathcona, then dropping a four-set match to Western Canada for bronze. The Notre Dame Cougars finished ninth.

On the girls side, it was a fitting end to the season for the Hunting Hills Lightning and Lindsay Thurber Raiders. The two long-time Central Alberta rivals squared off in the seventh-place match Saturday, with the Raiders winning the best of three match.

The H.J Cody Lakers lost all five matches at the ASAA 3A Boys Provincial Championships. At the 3A girls tournament, the St. Joseph Falcons also went 0-5.



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