Daria Kostiuk sets the ball to a teammate during one of the Lakers games over the course of the provincial championships this past weekend.

Senior girls Lakers lose at provincial

The provincial volleyball tournament was held in Sylvan Lake Nov. 23-25

A weekend full of volleyball was held at H.J. Cody and Fox Run School as Sylvan Lake hosted the 3A Girls Provincial Championships.

The H.J. Cody Lakers participated in the provincial playoffs after placing first in Zones the weekend before.

The Lakers faced tough competition from across the province.

The team played in five games to decide who would move on to the playoff for the championship game.

Despite a strong start in the first game against the Bowness Trojans, where the Lakers won two sets to zero, the Lakers finished the round robin tournament in fifth place. The Lakers only won one game during the tournament.

The Lakers lost to St. Joesph from Grande Prairie; two sets to zero, Edmonton Christian; two sets to one, Strathmore; two sets to one, and to Eagle Butte two sets to zero.

St. Joseph finished the round robin portion in first place in Pool A.

In the end St. Joseph Catholic went all the way to the finals and won the gold medal and provincial championship title. St. Joesph played Cochrane High School, who finished first in Pool B of the round robin, in the final game.

Lethbridge Collegiate Institute finished in third place in the province.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


The senior girls volleyball team cheer after winning the second set of their first game of the provincial tournament. The Lakers went on to win the game two sets to one. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Hana Lockyer (left) and Cassidy Klein block a spike during the Lakers first game of the provincial tournament.

Megan Steenbergen spikes the ball for another point against the Trojans.

Just Posted

Puff, puff, pass: Cannabis is officially legal across Canada

Alberta readies itself for cannabis sales with 17 stores (for now) and a new provincial website

Sylvan Lake Pirates still searching for first win

The Pirates fell 13-5 to the Morinville Kings on Oct. 14

Sylvan Lake Lions pounce on Raiders

The Lions beat Lindsay Thurber 51-0 at the afternoon game on Oct. 13

Policies for “fitness to work” needed in new cannabis-friendly world

Instead of a drug and alcohol policy, businesses should consider a fit for work policy

VIDEO: First legal cannabis purchases as midnight strikes in eastern Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador was the first province to kick off the sale of cannabis, just after midnight local time

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

Canada Post union issues strike notice; rotating strikes could begin Monday

Union says rotating strikes will begin if agreements aren’t reached with bargaining units

Killer-rapist Paul Bernardo set for parole bid after 25 years in prison

Bernardo’s parole hearing at the Bath Institution is expected to attract numerous observers

Defence cautions against mob justice in Calgary child neglect trial

Jennifer and Jeromie Clark of Calgary have pleaded not guilty to criminal negligence causing death

Feds eyeing options to expedite pardons for minor pot convictions

Internal discussions have focused on an application-based process for speeding up pot pardons

U.S. pot firms urge Trump to dominate North American marijuana industry

Cannabis producers claim the U.S. is “rapidly losing” its competitive advantage to Canada

Red Deer RCMP charge three with trafficking after search warrants

RCMP seized cocaine, methamphetamine and cash after a four-month long drug trafficking investigation

Most Read