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JV ladies take zone championship

The HJ Cody Junior Varsity Girls volleyball team went undefeated in league play this season.

The HJ Cody Junior Varsity Girls volleyball team went undefeated in league play this season.

The team went on to host the zone championship recently where they defeated the Stettler Wildcats in the finals after having conquered Camrose in the semis to win the C.A.S.A.A. 3A Volleyball JV Girls Championship.

The game against Stettler was a tough battle, said head coach Wayne Halliday. Coaching staff has continuously been impressed by how well the athletes on the team are able to hold their own in high pressure situations this season. The first set against Stettler saw a nail biting 25-23 outcome in the Lakers favour with Stettler taking the second set 18-25. The third set saw the home team take charge to bring home a 15-11 win.

“It was good to see them pull through adversity and keep swinging,” said Halliday. “They kept fighting, didn’t pull back and kept pressing that victory was well earned.”

He added the young athletes on his team showed exemplary skill all season and should be very proud of what they accomplished this year.

Halliday, who along with his wife, has been coaching volleyball in Sylvan Lake for 18 years. Over that time he explained he has watched the sport flourish in the community. The Sylvan Lake Wave Volleyball Club, which Halliday operates offers off season exposure to players in West Central Alberta and has produced a number of top tier players throughout their existence.

Editor@sylvanlakenews.com

 

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