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Bongos season ends with bronze

Team competed in three Sask Cup tournaments and an exhibition tournament in Brandon. 
Left to Right: Head Coach Jarrett Walker, Brody Gulka, Anthony Holod, Jerin Keough, Reese Andres, Mitch Newman, Owen Needham, Reid Willson, Carter Johnston, Brayden Walker, Assistant Coach Brandon Needham

YORKTON – The 16U Bongo Men’s Volleyball team was made up of players from Yorkton, Norquay, Roblin,Langenburg and Esterhazy. 

The team competed in three Sask Cup tournaments and an exhibition tournament in Brandon. 

In Brandon, the team scraped together an undefeated Saturday going 7 –1 against strong competition from Manitoba. Unfortunately, the did not perform well on Sunday losing two games and headed home early. 

In Sask Cup #1, the Bongo’s had a 5-1 record finishing 5th in Tier 1. In Sask Cup #2, held in Yorkton, the Bongos had a rough start, but finished 4 – 3 and made it to the championship game. 

Bongos played the Prince Albert Smashing Bananas, but came up short losing 17-25, 25-19, 7-15 earning the Tier 1 Silver medal. 

At the Provincial Championships, the Bongos dominated the pool play, finishing 3-0. Unfortunately, the Bongos lost a close semi-final match to the Saskatoon Huskie Premier. This put the team in the bronze medal match against the Lloydminster Rustlers. 

After losing the first set 25-27, the Bongos came back with two strong wins 25- 16 and 15–10 to win the Tier 1 Provincial Bronze Medal. The Bongos wish to thank the Yorkton Regional and Churchbridge School for allowing the team to practice in their gymnasiums.  The Bongos are also very appreciative of the many sponsors who helped make their season so successful.  

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