The Rimbey High School Spartans senior girls volleyball team finished fourth at provincials, after losing to F. P. Walshe fromFort Macleod in the third game of a best of three semi final challenge held at Vauxhall last weekend.
Coach Tom Shukin is proud of the girls.
“We were hoping to finish in the top six and we finished in the top four,” he said. “That’s pretty great for us.”
Prior to going to provincials the volleyball team hosted the 2A Central Zone play-downs, defeating St. Dominic School fromRocky Mountain House in the zone final.
The win marked the girls’ first banner win since 1987.
“Our goal was to get to provincials and we did that,” said Shukin. Finishing in fourth place was pretty great.”
He noted there are 110 2A schools in the province with volleyball teams and to finish fourth is truly impressive.
“It’s quite an accomplishment,” he said.