Raiders strike it rich at Hunting Hills tourneys

LTCHS wins gold, silver in senior volleyball

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders captured gold and silver at the annual Hunting Hills Lightning senior volleyball tournament during the weekend.

The Raiders won the girls’ title with a 25-20, 25-13, 25-22 victory over the Notre Dame Cougars. The Harry Ainlay Titans of Edmonton captured the boys’ crown, defeating the Raiders 24-26, 25-20, 25-21, 22-25, 17-15.

The LTCHS girls defeated Harry Ainlay 25-6, 25-12 in the semifinal after beating Charles Spencer 21-25, 25-18, 15-6 in the quarter-finals.

In pool play the Raiders downed Hunting Hills 25-19, 25-15, Bishop Carroll 25-15, 25-10 and Paul Kane 17-25, 25-15, 15-7 while losing 22-25, 25-18, 12-15 to Spruce Grove.

Notre Dame reached the final with a 25-12, 25-16 win over Spruce Grove in the semifinals. They downed Bishop Carroll 25-11, 25-15 in the quarter-finals.

In pool action, the Cougars stopped H.J. Cody of Sylvan Lake 25-15, 25-17, Archbishop O’Leary of Sherwood Park 25-19, 25-20 and Charles Spencer 25-22, 25-16. They lost 20-25, 20-25 to Ainlay.

Other quarter-final play saw Spruce Grove defeat H.J. Cody 25-15, 25-19 and Ainlay down O’Leary 25-18, 26-24.

Hunting Hills dropped a 23-25, 17-25 decision to H.J. Cody in a play-in game. The Lightning were 0-4 in their pool while H.J. Cody was 2-2.

Spruce Grove defeated Harry Ainlay 25-16, 16-25, 15-13 to take third place.

On the boys’ side, the Raiders defeated Notre Dame 25-23, 25-22 in the semifinal and Spruce Grove 19-25, 25-18, 19-17 in the quarter-finals. Ainlay stopped Charles Spencer 25-15, 25-23 in the semifinals and Ernest Manning 25-16, 25-20 in the quarter-finals.

Notre Dame, who defeated Paul Kane 25-12, 25-10 in the quarter-finals, went on to take third place with a 25-21, 25-18 victory over Charles Spencer.

In pool action the Raiders downed Ernest Manning 25-16, 25-22 and Paul Kane 25-14, 23-25, 15-13 and lost to Notre Dame 25-23, 17-25, 8-15 and Charles Spencer 15-25, 23-25.

Harry Ainlay posted a 4-0 record in pool play.

Notre Dame was also undefeated as they stopped Ernest Manning 25-13, 25-16, Charles Spencer 25-19, 25-16 and Paul Kane 25-16, 20-25, 17-15.

In play-in games Ernest Manning downed Hunting Hills 25-22, 25-16 and Paul Kane stopped Lacombe 25-12, 25-21.

In their pool, Hunting Hills lost 17-25, 22-25 to Lacombe, 16-25, 11-25 to O’Leary, 18-25, 14-25 to Spruce Grove and 18-25, 19-25 to Ainlay.

Lacombe was 1-3.

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