2017-18 Mount Baker Senior Boys soccer team. Top row left to right: Ibai Alsonso, Mikey Stambulic, Jovon Klassen, Caleb Creber, Chase Sykut-McCulloch, Tiago Rossi, Till Panhans, Gabe Chung, Pierre Hugo, Jeff Lalach, Victor Casajuana. Bottom row left to right: Max Schumacher, Titus Johnson, Keaton Brown, Jake Sebben, Liam Thompson, Noah Samsonoff, Cody Sugihara, Jordan Klassen, Alex Morato. (Photo Credit: Nahoko Sugihara)

2017-18 Mount Baker Senior Boys soccer team. Top row left to right: Ibai Alsonso, Mikey Stambulic, Jovon Klassen, Caleb Creber, Chase Sykut-McCulloch, Tiago Rossi, Till Panhans, Gabe Chung, Pierre Hugo, Jeff Lalach, Victor Casajuana. Bottom row left to right: Max Schumacher, Titus Johnson, Keaton Brown, Jake Sebben, Liam Thompson, Noah Samsonoff, Cody Sugihara, Jordan Klassen, Alex Morato. (Photo Credit: Nahoko Sugihara)

MBSS Wild win home soccer tournament in busy weekend

Senior boys capture championship on Mount Baker field, volleyball teams compete on the road

It was a busy weekend for the Mount Baker Secondary Wild athletics program, as they participated in several tournaments across B.C.

The biggest highlight came out of their home Senior Boys soccer competition, where the Wild won the championship after winning four straight games.

Eight secondary schools were in Cranbrook for the tourney, including L.V. Rogers from Nelson, Selkirk from Kimberley, Stillwater Christian Academy from Kalispell, Stanley Humphries from Castlegar, David Thompson from Invermere, Prince Charles from Creston and Boundary Central from Midway.

The Baker boys beat Kimberley in their first game 3-1, then defeated Stanley Humphries 2-1 and Boundary Central 3-0. In the finals, the Wild beat L.V. Rogers 3-0 to capture the championship trophy.

The team’s roster included Ibai Alsonso, Mikey Stambulic, Jovon Klassen, Caleb Creber, Chase Sykut-McCulloch, Tiago Rossi, Till Panhans, Gabe Chung, Pierre Hugo, Jeff Lalach, Victor Casajuana, Max Schumacher, Titus Johnson, Keaton Brown, Jake Sebben, Liam Thompson, Noah Samsonoff, Cody Sugihara, Jordan Klassen and Alex Morato.

The Junior Girls volleyball team, meanwhile, was in Jaffray and went 3-2 and placed fourth overall, while the Junior Boys went undefeated and won the championship at the same event.

Both Senior volleyball teams travelled to a huge tournament in Kelowna over the weekend, which included 40 boys teams and 40 girls teams.

The Boys won all three round-robin games, defeating Kelowna, Jasper Place and Earl Marriott. Despite the victories against the top-ranked Alberta team in Jasper Place and the top-ranked B.C. team in Earl Marriott, the team lost their crossover game against Abbotsford Christian and eventually placed 10th overall.

The Girls, on the other hand, lost all of their pool games but won the crossover and finished tied for seventh overall.

Next weekend, the Junior Girls and Boys volleyball teams will be in action in Creston, while the Senior Boys volleyball squad will be in Fernie.

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