WILKIE - The collective sigh of relief was heard when Saskatchewan High School Athletics Association provided their return-to-play directive and it included all extra-curricular school sports.
Wilkie was thrilled to be the host community again, Sept 10-11, for their annual super-volley event, which is a back-to-back weekend volleyball tournament that begins with senior boy/girls’ teams and moves to the junior divisions for both boys/girls the following weekend.
McLurg Principal and volleyball coach, Greg Mamer, says of the weekend, “We are happy with the turnout and it felt like people wanted an excuse to get out and this option was perfect for doing just that.”
The Wilkie girls’ team played well on Saturday but costly mistakes at critical times bit them for their playoff hopes.
Dalmeny girls destroyed the round robin but lost in straight sets in the first round of playoffs.
The Wilkie Broncs boys team sputtered a bit on Saturday afternoon but came back for a convincing second place silver medal, romping over Langham in the semi finals, sending them to the bronze medal game.
The Unity girls’ team captured the gold, with only one veteran player to lead the way.
The Unity boy’s tam admitted their rust after a long layoff but demonstrated they are determined to be contenders by placing fifth.
Players, coaches, parents, and volleyball enthusiasts kept the social media channels humming exclaiming their excitement to be back on the court doing something they love.