Volleyball tournament kicks season off

Sacred Heart High  School (SHHS) hosted its annual senior boys’ volleyball tournament last weekend, attracting players from across Saskatchewan for two days of high-energy, kinetic court action.

Teams from SHHS, Yorkton Regional, Melville, Langenburg, Hepburn, Sturgis, Nipawin, and Regina competed in a round-robin-style series of games on Sept. 7 and 8.

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The Sacred Heart team started the round-robin on the right foot, defeating Langenburg, Hepburn, and Nipawin in hard-fought games.

“The team’s confidence improved throughout the tournament as court positioning was established and they began to focus on their offense,” said SHHS coach Curtis Moen in a press release.

Sacred Heart landed in fourth place after the round-robin, securing a bronze medal game with the Winston Kroll team from Regina. Kroll won two sets 25-22 and 25-16, sending Sacred Heart home empty-handed.

The YRHS team faired much better. The placed first in the round-robin, landing a gold medal game against Melville. YRHS easily dispatched with Melville, winning two straight sets to nab the top prize.

“[It was a] great start to the year,” said YRHS coach Dion Pfeifer in a press release.

Sacred Heart and other teams will be heading to the University of Regina on Sept. 14 for another tournament.

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