Wild head to provincial championships

Mount Baker Secondary squads start action on Wednesday, Boys in Kelowna, Girls in Penticton.

Top: Alyssa

The Mount Baker Wild volleyball squads — Senior Boys and Senior Girls — set out for the Okanagan Tuesday morning for provincial championships.

The AAA Senior Boys are in action bright and early Wednesday morning in Kelowna, with three games against other teams in their pool. Twenty top-ranked teams from around B.C. are divided up into five pools (Pool E through K — Pools A through D make up the AA side of the tournament.

The Wild take on George P. Vanier Secondary (Courtney), Vancouver Technical Secondary and Claremont Secondary (Victoria) Wednesday. Depending on wins, teams could play as many as eight games through to the finals on Saturday, Nov. 30.

The Girls provincials will be held at Penticton High and Okanagan University, where 14 teams and two wild cards will play over three days. The Wild are in Pool C (four pools of four teams each), and will face off against Kelowna, Argyle (Vancouver), and Earl Marriott (Surrey).

Friday will see the start of playdowns and quarterfinals, while the bronze and gold medal games will be held on Saturday afternoon at Pen High.

Boys Coach Fred Searle says both Wild teams are comprised mostly of Grade 11 athletes. While competition is expected to be tough, the Cranbrook teams are been playing exceptional volleyball this season, and should be quite competitive. The core group will likely be returning next year as well,  so the Wild teams should be quite strong, and able to challenge on a provincial level.

Good luck, Wild, at the 2013 Provincial Championships.

Just Posted

B.C.’s rural paramedic program expands, with home support

Advanced care ambulance staff added for six communities

‘If we do nothing, the herd will certainly be extirpated’: Caribou maternity pen proposed in Nakusp

The Arrow Lakes Caribou Society is waiting for a response from the province

It happened this week in 1912

Oct.6 - 12: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

55+ BC Games makes legacy impact in Cranbrook and Kimberley

The results are in, to the tune of $18,000 for Cranbrook and… Continue reading

Advance voting in 2019 federal election begins

Voting at advance polling stations has become a popular choice in Canada over the years

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Man caught throwing away election signs in Fernie, ordered to put them back

Man told RCMP he had ‘no faith in government’

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

Most Read