Local schools rolling at high school volleyball provincials

Local schools rolling at high school volleyball provincials

The four Red Deer schools at the 4A Alberta Schools Athletic Association volleyball provincials had a strong start to the tournament Thursday at Jasper Place in Edmonton.

The Hunting Hills Lightning girls, ranked seventh, opened the day with a two-set victory over Charles Spencer, then knocked off William Aberhart in two sets later in the day. They lost their final match in three sets to St. Francis and will start Friday against Chestermere.

The ninth-ranked Lindsay Thurber Raiders girls are also rolling, edging Chinook High School in two sets, before disposing of Chestermere in two sets as well. In their last game of the day, they beat Sailsbury in straight sets. They’ll take on William Aberhart Friday afternoon.

The Lindsay Thurber boys lost a tough three-set match to open the day against top-seeded William Aberhart, but bounced back with a three-set win over Strathcona. They finished pool play with a loss to Western Canada. Because of their seed, the Raiders advanced to the quarter-final and will play at 4 p.m.

The Notre Dame Cougars boys won twice, beating Charles Spencer in two, then downing 12th ranked Chinook in straight sets. They won their final match of the day in three sets over Holy Trinity. The Cougars will play Dr. E.P. Scarlett Friday morning at 10 a.m.

At the 3A girls tournament, the St. Joseph Falcons lost in two sets to St. Peter the Apostle. In the 3A boys event, the H.J. Cody Lakers dropped their only game to Queen Elizabeth in straight sets.

At the 1A event in Bow Island, the Central Alberta Christian High School boys opened with a pair of victories, knocking off Senator Gershaw and St. Thomas More. They will play Parkland Immanuel Christian Friday at 11:15 a.m.

The CACHS girls also won both their games, beating Ecole Mallaig and CFIS. They take on St. Thomas More at 3:45 p.m., Friday.

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