Two Bentley School students, who caught the eye of scouts at a zone tournament, have been selected to represent the province on the Alberta Handball Youth Team.
Grade 12 students Alyssa Hyink and Grade 10 student Ian Lush were notified May 25 that they had been chosen for the team.
Practices began last weekend and will continue throughout the summer.
The team will fly to Hamburg, Germany to compete August 12 to 22.
After the competition in Germany, practices will continue into the fall and winter. The team will then compete in Reykjavik, Iceland Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.
Lush and Hyink were scouted by the Alberta Team Handball Federation at a zone handball tournament held in Wainwright April 17 and 18. Tryouts were held May 23 and 24 at the University of Alberta’s education gymnasium.
Coach Steven Lush is proud of his athletes noting, “They have done extremely well.”
Lush has been coaching handball for 18 years. During his tenure as coach at Bentley School, the school has won four provincial championship banners and two bronze awards. They have also hosted a provincial championship.
The Canadian National Handball Team will compete in the Pam Am Games in Toronto July 10 to 26. The two top place finishers will compete in the next summer Olympics.