Good news and bad news came out of Christ-King School’s gymnasium last Wednesday, Oct. 21, depending on what team you were cheering for.
Big Valley School’s boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams travelled up Highway 56 to pit its Bulldogs against the Christ-King Chargers, with the girls first taking the court.
The girl Bulldogs outdid the home team, their strong skills matched by a cohesion that had them calling the ball and closing dangerous gaps, while the Christ-King girls floundered. Despite their strong skills, they worked as a team of individuals, and that cost them against the united Bulldogs, as they lost 25-17, 25-13, and 25-15 to the visiting Bulldogs.
The boys next took to the court, determined — on Christ-King’s part — to do better than their female counterparts. On the Bulldogs’ part, the lads wanted a repeat performance.
Right off the whistle, though, it was clear that Christ-King was going to dominate the court. In the girls’ case, the team is made up of a lot of younger players, while Big Valley had the more seasoned team. When it came to boys, it was the exact opposite, and the lack of cohesion cost the Bulldogs.
The Chargers took the three sets, winning 25-16, 25-23, and 25-18.
“They played good,” coach Denver Wik said. “For the boys, we’ve been 500.”
He said that the two teams are working together to continue to improve their skills, especially with CARA just around the corner.
Already, Wik is looking ahead to next year, having recruited several younger players who practice with the team so next year, they won’t be green.
There’s no game for the Chargers this week as they rest up for the start of CARA.