It was a great weekend for Westman high school volleyball teams as three took home gold medals at provincial championships.
The Hamiota Huskies did it at home by beating the Glenboro Panthers 2-0 (25-23, 25-16) in the A varsity boys’ final in Hamiota. Junjun Taborlupa was named the tournament MVP, with teammates Jorden Leronowich and Sawyer Norrie earning all-star honours. Glenboro’s Colby Cullen and Matthew Klassen were also named to the all-star team, along with Jonathon Shurvell of the bronze-medal winning Strathclair Skyhawks.
The Panthers varsity girls’ team had a better result by winning its A provincial title 2-1 (25-9, 22-25, 15-10) over the Gilbert Plains Trojans at Shoal Lake. Glenboro’s Joanne Schwarz was named the tournament’s MVP and won the players’ choice award. Hannah van Schie, Shay Rutherford and Catherine Klassen of the Panthers were named all-stars.
Meanwhile, the Elton Sabres won the varsity girls’ AA title in Steinbach with a 2-0 (25-23, 25-17) victory over the Killarney Raiders in the final. Elton’s Courtney Fines was the tournament’s MVP, with teammate Courtney Clark making the all-star squad. Shanna Thompson, Taylor Blatchford and Rylie Dickson of Killarney also made the team as well as Madison DeCorby from Russell’s Major Pratt Trojans, which beat the Niverville Panthers for third place.
In the AA varsity boys’ event in Grunthal, Russell’s Major Pratt Trojans fell 2-1 (20-25, 25-23, 15-12) to the Green Valley Pirates. Jess Kostiuk and Rhys Fingas of the Trojans were named to the all-star team.
At the AAA varsity boys’ provincial championship in Winnipeg, Brandon Lalonde had 14 kills and Mason Hodgson added 12 kills and six blocks as the Neelin Spartans beat the Linden Christian Wings 2-0 (25-23, 26-24) in the bronze-medal match. Lalonde was named a tournament all-star.
In the AAA varsity girls’ event, the Dauphin Clippers fell 2-0 (25-17, 25-10) to the Linden Christian Wings in the final. Rheanna Geisel and KC Love of the Clippers were named all-stars.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 2, 2013