Eight Central Alberta high schools will begin their pursuit of an Alberta Schools Athletic Association provincial title Thursday.
At the 4A level, four teams will attend provincials, including the Lindsay Thurber Raiders senior boys and girls, the Hunting Hills Lightning girls and the Notre Dame Cougar boys. The Raiders won the senior boys zone title and are ranked second heading into provincials, while the Cougars won a wild-card bid and are ranked ninth.
Both 4A provincials are at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton. The Lindsay Thurber boys kick off play Thursday at 9 a.m., while the Cougars play at 11:30 a.m.
On the girls’ side, the Lightning, who won the zone is ranked seventh. They’ll play Charles Spencer at 10:15 a.m. Thursday. Lindsay Thurber, the two-time 4A ASAA provincial champions got a wild card berth and are ranked ninth. They will take on Chinook High School at 11:30 a.m. to start the tournament.
Play continues throughout the day Thursday and Friday, with the finals set for Saturday night.
In 3A action, the St. Joseph Falcons senior girls won the central zone will head to St. Paul. They will play on Thursday at 2 p.m.
On the 3A boys side, the H.J Cody Lakers won the zone and will represent at Magrath High School. They start play Thursday against Queen Elizabeth High School at 3 p.m.
Both the 1A girls and boys will be in Bow Island. Central Alberta Christian High School boys and girls will represent the zone. They both get underway Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
For the full schedule, draws and live streaming, check out www.asaa.ca/championships/list/volleyball.