The Wm E. Hay Grade 9 girls team won the championship in the girls’ side of the CARA volleyball tournament on Saturday, Nov. 6 after winning over Theresetta in the semi-finals and Coronation in the finals.
Grad 9 girls now play in the CWAJHAA tournament in Lacombe on Nov. 20.
Audra Lotoski, the coach of the Grade 9 girls’ team said her players had improved their transition from offense to defense and that good hitting was a huge part of their gold medal success.
The Wm. E Hay Grade 9 boys’ team came fourth in the tournament.
On the boys’ side, Coronation beat Donalda in the final to claim the gold medal and third place went to Brownfield.
The senior girl Wildcats took part in a vollyball tournament in Caroline. They were undefeated in their pool placing them first, then winning again in the quarterfinal to advance to the finals to meet Clearwater. The senior girls lost the first set 25-18, and won the second 25-18 and the deciding set went to Clearwater after a hard-fought battle, giving the Wildcats second place of the tournament.
The senior girls now enter zone competition on Nov. 19 and 20.
As for the senior boys’ team, they ended their season after their tournament in Ponoka on Nov. 5 and 6.
They placed last in their pool.
“It has been a great season and Wildcat boys volleyball is looking forward to next year where the experience gained this year will make them a stronger team,” said coach Todd Dubber.