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ECS senior girls advance to quarter-finals at provincials

Carnduff Education Complex Tigers were at 3A boys volleyball provincials, too.
The Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs senior girls' volleyball team competed at provincials on the weekend.

The Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs senior girls’ volleyball team made it to the quarter-final round at the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association’s provincial 5A championship on the weekend in Balgonie.

The senior girls went 1-4 during the competition. Their first game was a 2-0 (25-9, 25-19) loss to Prince Albert St. Mary. Estevan then lost 2-0 (25-19, 25-15) to Regina Miller and 2-0 (25-9, 25-19) to Saskatoon St. Joseph go 0-3 in their games on Friday.

Estevan’s first game Saturday was against Regina LeBoldus, with the winner of that game earning the No. 4 seed and advancing to the playoffs. The Elecs came through with a 2-0 (25-21, 25-21) victory.

“We finally found our groove as we struggled a bit with the mental game on Friday, but then proved we earned our spot at provincials on Saturday,” said Elecs head coach Tamara Franklin. “LeBoldus was a team that was determined at not letting the ball hit the ground, but we pushed through by making sure we used our middles and outside hitters to take advantage of the opposition's court.”

The Elecs’ tournament came to an end in a 2-0 (25-16, 25-14) loss to Saskatoon Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon. Saskatoon Holy Cross went on to win the provincial tournament.

“ECS performed their best against Holy Cross and we gave them a few scares during our match,” said Franklin.

She believes all teams played-up to their potential against ECS, as those teams committed fewer errors against the Elecs.

“Our girls trained and worked hard for their first experience at that level, and we are all extremely proud of each and every one of our players,” said Franklin. “A fantastic and memorable season and we thank all of our parents and surrounding community for their wonderful support for helping us achieve our goals.”

This was the Elecs’ first appearance at senior girls’ volleyball provincials in more than a decade.


The Carnduff Education Complex Tigers made it to the quarter-final round at the 3A boys’ provincial tournament in Assiniboia.

Carnduff opened the tournament with a 2-0 (25-22, 25-20) loss to the host Assiniboia team, who went on to win the provincial tournament. The Tigers recovered to beat Regina Christian School 2-0 (26-24, 26-24). Their next game was a 2-1 (24-26, 25-20, 15-7) defeat against Saskatoon Christian School.

The Tigers closed out the round robin with a convincing 2-0 (25-8, 25-12) victory over Outlook.

Their tournament came to an end Saturday afternoon in a 2-0 (25-22, 25-23) loss to Unity.