Volleyball teams take to tournaments

Volleyball season is winding down but Rimbey Junior Senior High School had several teams attend tournaments recently.

Volleyball season is winding down but Rimbey Junior Senior High School had several teams attend tournaments recently.

The senior girls’ team attended a tournament in Rocky Mountain House. “I anticipate making the playoffs. We’ve made the playoffs in every tournament,” said coach Lisa Shukin.

Shukin said the team sometimes loses in the playoffs or semifinals to larger schools with stronger teams.

The senior team also played in Olds the weekend of Oct. 27.

“We lost in the playoffs,” said Shukin. “We lost to Sylvan Lake.” The final scores were 25-21 and 25-20

However, Shukin is proud of her team. “The girls did rise to the occasion,” she said.

Overall, Shukin said the season was inconsistent. “But when we play the stronger teams we play stronger.”

However, she said on an individual basis the players improved a lot. Shukin is pleased with the newer girls who grew by “leaps and bounds” and of the volleyball veterans. “My returning players continue to be very solid. They provide a good foundation for the team.”

The junior A girls played in Ponoka on the Oct. 27, where they beat St. Augustine 17-15. “They where the tournament champions,” said Shukin.

The team also competed over the weekend.

The Grade 8 junior B girls competed in a league tournament the weekend of Oct. 27. They won their league, said Shukin. “They won all their games,” she added.

The B team had a tournament in Red Deer over the weekend

The Grade 7 girls’ junior B team is done for the season. They had their windup tournament Oct. 27.

Shukin said their coach, Robyn MacEachern, was impressed with the girls’ improvements over the season.

Results from the most recent tournaments weren’t available by press time.

Rimbey Junior Senior High School will host volleyball provincials Nov. 22 to 24.

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