The girls C league concluded the season tonight at St. Mary’s School. The number one CHHS Vikings (Team 2) squared off against the number two Medicine Hat Christian Warriors. The Warriors took the championship final 32-20. Both teams finished the season at 5-1, with both teams splitting the season series with one another.
After having trouble finding the hoop in the third quarter, the Vikings had a strong start to the fourth quarter and went ahead 21-20 after being down 17-11 after three. It was close for the last quarter with both teams trading leads. However, with about a minute to go, the Warriors went on a scoring rampage and finished up with a 32-20 win. Jerusalem Cooper of the Warriors lead her team with 8 points, while the Vikings Marley Howes scored 10 for CHHS.
In the bronze medal game the third and fourth seeded teams squared off with the #3 Colts winning in overtime 40-36 over the #4 Vikings (Team 1). The lead changed hands several times and the Colts had to come from behind late in the game to force overtime.
Pheonix Asprey of St. Mary’s lead the Colts with 14 points, including a three pointer, and went 3 for 9 from the free throw line. The Vikings Charity Hearn lead the way for the Vikings with 16 points.
Medicine Hat Chritian Warriors 2020 MHJHAA Champions
CHHS VIkings – Silver
St. Mary’s Colts – Bronze
The Notre Dame Dawgs (1) and the Parkside Pythons (3) squared off in the championship final for girls A volleyball supremacy. It was a great match with Notre Dame taking it 2-1 (25-22; 21-25; 15-11). The supporters on both sides were loud and contributed to a great atmosphere on the west court at St. Mary’s School.
Parkside got to the final with a 2-1 (25-21; 22-25; 15-11) semi-final win over the Irvine Tigers (2) and a quarter-final win 2-0 (25-14; 25-23) over the Alexandra Jayhawks.
Notre Dame had to defeat a stubborn and tenacious St. Mary’s (4) team 2-0 (25-22; 26-24). The Colts held sizable leads in both sets but couldn’t shut down a positionally sound Dawgs defense. The Dawgs also had to defeat their sister team, Notre Dame (grade 8) team 2-0 (25-10; 25-8) in quarter-final play.
The bronze medal game was equally as exciting. The Tigers looked to be no match for a deflated Colts team winning their first set easily 25-16. The trend continued in the second set until the Colts seemed to come alive. They went on the win the second set 25-21. The third set was the best of the three. Irvine had match point 5 times before the Colts finally went ahead to stay to win 18-16 and take the bronze medal.
The Dr Roy Wilson Royals were number one ranked going into the playoffs and they showed why they were the best with a 2-0 (25-16; 25-14) win over the Medicine Hat Christian Warriors.
The Warriors were the story of the tournament. Ranked last going into the playoffs, they defeated number two ranked St. Mary’s Colts 2-0 (25-18; 25-14) and number three ranked CHHS Vikings 2-0 (25-16; 25-15) to book a trip to the championship final against the Royals.
In the bronze medal game, the number four ranked Parkside Pythons took out CHHS Vikings 2-0 (25-18; 25-23). The Pythons were down a bunch in the second set but made an improbable comeback to take the bronze medal.
The Notre Dame Dawgs won the boys B volleyball league championship, held at St. Mary’s, with a 2-1 (25-5; 20-25; 15-7) win over Crescent Heights.
As the top ranked team heading into the final, the Dawgs only had to play two matches. In their semi-final game they played number 4 ranked Wilson Royals and defeated them 2-1 (25-14; 14-25; 15-5).
Number 3 ranked CHHS booked their ticket to the final with an exciting 2-1 (26-28; 25-16; 17-15) win over the host Colts.
St. Mary’s, ranked number 2, faced off against the Royals in the bronze medal game and took the Royals 2-1 (24-26; 25-14; 15-10).
Seven Persons crushed the 2J competition at the SZJHAA Cross Country Meet in Echodale. St. Mary’s finished in third place in the 4J category, while Parkside was also third among 3J schools.
SZJHAA athletes had two medalists:
Cody Uitvlugt, St. Mary’s – 2nd boys midget
Samuel Schick, Schuler – 2nd juvenile boys
Thank you to Eagle Butte High School for hosting a chilly, but successful run!
The MHJHAA volleyball league schedule has been released for all leagues. Click here to access the schedule. MHJHAA Volleyball Schedule 2019 (2)
Alexandra successfully defended it’s aggregate title at the MHJHAA City Track Meet on Tuesday, May 28. Alexandra also took 3 of the 6 individual aggregate titles. St. Mary’s took second place, while Seven Persons took third.
Individual aggregate winners:
Bantam Girls: Zayna Wiloughby – CHHS & Jaivyn Barabe – AMS
Bantam Boys: Gerhard Knauer Bravo – Ecole Les Cypres
Midget Girls: Audyn Mettauer – Roy Wilson
Midget Boys: Tesema Veurink – AMS
Juvenile Girls: Abree Toews – Notre Dame
Juvenile Boys: Aaron Kruger – AMS
Five meet records also fell:
Zaynna Wiloughby, CHHS – 80 m Hurdles
Tesema Veurink, AMS – Midget Javelin
Shae Halladay, Seven Persons – High Jump
Dylan Callan, AMS – Shot Put
Callan Aayden, AMS – Discus
The SZJHAA Track Meet will be at the Rotary Track on Tuesday, June 4. Athletes who finished in the top two will automatically be entered into the zone tournament (except for relays – top one).
Notre Dame and Irvine took their domination of local badminton to Lethbridge for the annual South Zone Jr High Athletic Association tournament. Notre Dame won the 4J aggregate banner for the second time in a row. Irvine took the 3J banner. JT Foster from Nanton took the 2J banner, while Lethbridge’s Gilbert Patterson took the 1J banner.
Individual results are as follows:
Parkside – Kapri Booker – gold – bantam girls singles; Addie Selk – bronze – bantam girls singles.
Irvine – Kiara Ressor – gold – midget girls singles; Justin Jager & Noah Hawkes – bronze – midget boys doubles; Kierra Zentner & Axton Ferguson – Gold – midget mixed doubles
Notre Dame – Jordan Weisgerber & Kylee Waldeggar – Bronze – midget girls doubles; Roman Cherniak – Silver – Juvenile boys singles; Francine Seba – Bronze – Juvenile girls singles; Kailey Duchscherer & Marin Sinclair – Gold – Juvenile girls doubles.
Dr. Wilson – Silas Currie & Audyn Mattaur – Bronze – Midget Mixed Doubles
St. Mary’s – Tyler Miller – Gold – Juvenile boys singles.
After taking the bantam aggregate the day before, Irvine narrowly took the midget aggregate title with 2 gold, 2 silver, and a bronze. Notre Dame took the same number of medals with 2 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze.
Boys Singles – Notre Dame, Schuler, Notre Dame
Girls Singles – Irvine, Irvine, St. Mary’s
Boys Doubles – St. Mary’s, Notre Dame, Irvine
Girls Doubles – Notre Dame, Irvine, Notre Dame
Mixed Doubles – Irvine, Dr. Wilson, Alexandra
Irvine took the bantam badminton aggregate championship by winning one more medal than Parkside. Irvine took a gold, two silvers, and a bronze, while Parkside won one colour of each to finish second in the overall standings.
Boys Singles – Gerhardt Knauer – Ecole les Cypress; Levi Munsch – Irvine; Colton Pope – Parkside
Girls Singles – Addie Selk – Parkside; Kapri Booker – Parkside; Summer Zinger – Irvine
Boys Doubles – Zach Schorno & Gabriel Rahn – Alexandra; Cameron Jager & Ryder Stimson – Irvine; Kash Kukarudza & Brett Getz – Notre Dame
Girls Doubles – Anna Schick & Kadance Albrecht – Schuler; Chloe Schlosser & Regine Simbulan – St. Mary’s; Sara McFayden & Jordyn Macaulay – Notre Dame
Mixed – Grace Matthews & Tytan Heisler – Irvine; Leah Jetter & Charles Thompson – Seven Persons; Kasen Ireland & Gian Dael – St. Mary’s