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Moscrop Panthers place third at provincials

The Moscrop Panthers finished third in the province as they downed Surrey’s Fraser Heights Firehawks 25-22, 22-25, 27-25, 23-25, 15-12 in a hard-fought battle for bronze at the AAA high school senior boys volleyball tournament in Kelowna on the weekend.

The Panthers began their journey by sweeping their round-robin matches downing the Penticton Lakers 19-25, 25-19, 15-13, the Mount Boucherie Bears of Kelowna 25-17, 25-22, and the Delta Pacers 25-16, 13-25, 15-7.

They began the championship round by defeating Fort. St. John’s North Peace Oscars 25-20, 19-25, 25-16, 25-18. In the quarter-finals, they beat the Earl Marriott Mariners of Surrey 25-22, 25-18, 27-25 before being dumped by Oak Bay 25-19, 25-13, 25-12 in the semifinals.

Vikings finish 13th at girls AAAA tourney

The Burnaby North Vikings downed the North Peace Ookpiks to finish 13th at the B.C. AAAA senior girls volleyball championship at Riverside secondary in Port Coquitlam.

The Vikings finished fourth in their round robin pool losing to Port Moody’s Heritage Woods Kodiaks 25-13, 25-13, Riverside Rapids 25-18, 25-19 and the Elgin Park Orcas from Surrey 25-19, 25-16.

They began the championship round by losing 25-12, 25-19, 25-19 to the Kelowna Owls. On the consolation side North was defeated 25-20, 25-19 by the Georges P. Vanier Towhees of Courtenay before defeating the Terry Fox Ravens of PoCo 20-25, 25-16, 15-12 to advance to their match against North Peace.

Knights 10th at AA

The St. Thomas More Knights came in 10th at the AA provincials in Nanaimo.

In round robin play, STM came third in their pool by beating the Smithers Gryphons 25-17, 25-20 but losing to Surrey’s Pacific Academy Breakers 25-19, 25-17 and the College Heights Cougars of Prince George 26-24, 22-25, 15-7.

They began playoff play with a 25-22, 25-18, 25-21 loss to the Richmond Christian School Eagles. They then defeated Brentwood College of Mill Bay 27-25, 25-22. The St. Patrick Celtics downed the Knights 25-22, 25-19 in the battle for ninth place.

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