Eckville Jr/Sr. athletics looks to have an ace up their sleeve as Volleyball season commences.
The senior boys and girls Aces have already started to bump, set and spike their way to success as both teams have already played in two tournaments respectively, as well as faced off against rivals Spruce View in their first home games on Wednesday, September 21.
Athletics Director Cody Magneson has high hopes for both of his senior teams.
“For the senior girls, they have a young team so their goal is to improve every game and hopefully make zones by the end of the year,” he said. The senior boys goal is ultimately reach provincials at Senator Gershon/Bow Island, which will set us up nicely when we host provincials next year.”
Magneson reiterated, “if there will be competition in our league, it will be from Spruce View,” referring to the senior boy’s main competition.
Junior volleyball is also in the midst of finding its form, as practices are already underway with great turnouts from the younger athletes.
“For junior high girls we’ve had a big turnout. For the boys, it is lower then usual but that’s just due to numbers in the grade,” he said. “The expectations are of course that any kid who wants to play, can play. We have never cut anyone and it’s always nice to see kids who haven’t played before come out and improve no matter what their abilities are.”
Magneson sees great improvement in the Aces program since he arrived in Eckville and is preaching development to his coaching staff.
“For the junior teams we want everyone out and improving and we are preaching basic skills so they can build up their knowledge for later years,” he said. “For the older teams, we want to find success on the court by winning a few games.”
Magneson added that Aces Athletics will be hosting their annual Terry Fox run on Friday, September 23 or well as their Celebration of Excellence Banquet later that evening at 7 p.m.
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