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Unity and Wilkie earn spots at SHSAA boys' volleyball provincials

Two local high school boy's volleyball teams have earned spots at upcoming SHSAA provincial championships

UNITY - After Nov. 20, there are only two local high school volleyball teams still standing and both will be competing at provincial championships Nov. 26-27.

McLurg boys headed to Moose Jaw to compete at regional competition after capturing their conferences. The Broncs brought it big winning this regional championship, which earns them a berth at 2A SHSAA provincial volleyball championship in St. Walburg/Turtleford.

“We are just really pleased with how we played, especially in the final against Cornerstone Christian. We are looking forward to provincial weekend,” coach Greg Mamer said of his team’s experience.

The Broncs roster includes five Grade 12 players, all of whom are starters.

Unity hosted regional playdowns and even though they are hosting this year’s 3A provincial championships, they wanted to earn their spot at this event, too. Their volleyball season had built this team into a cohesive squad who showcased their strengths throughout the regional championship. A gold medal win came in the final.

“Eight of the 14 on our roster are playing their last high school volleyball event, as graduating players. We have been working towards this weekend for two years (they just did not know it until the end of last school year),” coach Ken Parker says.

Parker says this is an exciting team that seems to find a way to get the job done. The Warriors regional playoffs started well but when the playoffs hit, the team seemed to struggle in their first set. However, they found some momentum when it mattered.”

UCHS is excited to play host to this provincial championship and hope to see lots of support for the hometown team for the weekend’s games.