JV LAKERS - Bottom (L-R) Amanda Kriel

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

 

Just Posted

Sylvan Lake Pirates force Whitecourt Wild to walk the plank

The Pirates have played their way to back-to-back wins to sit seventh in regular season standings.

Sylvan Lake students prepare for opening night of ‘Almost, Maine”

Students and staff from H.J. Cody have been hard at work since September to bring Almost to life

WATCH: Sylvan Lake’s Daddy/Daughter Dance

The event was put on by SPARC Parent’s Association on Nov. 17

West Central Midget Tigers pounce on Airdrie

The Tigers’ regular season record is 10-1-2 after two wins this weekend

Big Bear Energy makes a big donation to Sylvan Lake Christmas Bureau

Big Bear Energy recently gave a donation to help families in need this holiday season

VIDEO: Shoppers like self-checkout lanes at the grocery store, survey suggests

Grocery Experience National Survey Report suggests most grocery shoppers spend 32 minutes per visit

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

25% of Canadians still won’t say they use pot, survey says

Statistics Canada poll says Canadians on average were 18.9 years old when they first tried pot.

The latest advent calendar trend: Holiday cannabis

A Canadian company is giving people from coast to coast a new way to celebrate the Christmas countdown.

Ponoka’s Caleb Shimwell arrested after pursuit

Police allege that Shimwell rammed a police cruiser

731,000 Canadians going into debt to buy prescription drugs: UBC

Millennials and those without private coverage were more likely to borrow money

Most Read