Wawota/Manor boys earn provincial title


The Wawota/Manor senior boys volleyball team went to Kinistino this past weekend to compete at the 2A level Provincial volleyball tournament.  They went undefeated in 7 games, not losing a set, to come out as the Gold Medal Champs!  The boys have had a busy and successful season leading up to provincials as the team had played about 50 games in tournament play, winning about 40 of those games.  They had gone to Regionals November 16th and 17th in Gravelbourg and had placed first to advance to Provincials Nov. 23 and 24 in Kinistino.

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Play for the tournament was split between Melfort and Kinistino as 2 facilities are needed to accommodate the Draw.  In the Round Robin on Friday in Melfort, the boys played Pinehouse Lake, Carrot River and Meath Park.  They won all 3 of these games in 2 sets.  On Friday morning, play was scheduled at the Kinistino School as the 4th game of the Round Robin was against Wilkie, which again was won in 2 sets.

The semi-final was versus Montmartre who the boys had been up against in different tournaments this year, and they were tough competitors with the first set being a close one, but ultimately again the game was won in 2 sets.  The Semi-Final was against Leader, who the boys had also played the previous weekend at Regionals in Gravelbourg—again a hard fought game, but won in 2 sets.  The final game was played against Medstead, which was again won in 2 sets, resulting in a Gold Medal for the Wawota/Manor boys!  It was a great team effort, and the boys all played well; there are 9 boys on the team and 7 of the boys are in Grade 12 so this will be their final year competing—a great way to end their high school volleyball.

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