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Elecs senior boys reach provincial volleyball quarter-final

Elecs went 1-4 at their first appearance in provincials since 2016.
The ECS senior boys were at provincials in Swift Current.

SWIFT CURRENT - The Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs senior boys’ volleyball team made it to the playoff round at the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association’s 5A provincial championship in Swift Current on Friday and Saturday.

Estevan opened the tournament on Friday with a 2-0 (25-16, 25-17) loss to the host Swift Current Comprehensive High School, who went on to win provincials. The Elecs’ next game was a 2-0 (25-23, 25-22) defeat against Regina’s Martin Collegiate.

The Elecs recovered to defeat Saskatoon’s Holy Cross High School 2-1 (23-25, 25-15, 15-8) for their lone win of the weekend. Estevan finished the round robin with a 2-1 (25-21, 25-27, 15-9) defeat to Prince Albert’s Carlton Comprehensive Public High School.

The win over Saskatoon Holy Cross pushed Estevan into the quarter-finals, but they faced the top team from the other pool, Saskatoon Centennial Collegiate, in the first playoff round. Centennial won 2-0 (25-19, 25-12).

It was Estevan’s first time at the provincial tournament since 2016.


Regionals in the other boys’ divisions were held during the weekend.

The 3A boys’ tournament was held at the Carnduff Education Complex, and the host team had a perfect weekend to win.

Carnduff went 3-0 in the round robin, defeating Oxbow 2-0 (25-11, 25-15), Moosomin 2-0 (25-9, 25-13) and Kipling 2-0 (25-10, 25-14).

Carnduff defeated the Regina Christian School 2-1 (25-15, 15-25, 15-11) in the semifinal, and Esterhazy 2-0 (25-12, 24-26, 15-13) in the final. Both teams advanced to provincials, as did Regina Christian, who knocked off Kipling 2-0 (25-18, 25-14) in the third-place game.

Kipling went 2-1 in the round robin, defeating Moosomin 2-0 (25-11, 25-18) and Oxbow 2-0 (25-20, 25-21) but losing to Carnduff, and then losing 2-1 (25-18, 17-25, 15-9) to Esterhazy in the semifinal and Regina Christian in the third-place contest.

Oxbow went 1-2. Their lone win was 2-0 (26-24, 25-15) over Moosomin.

Gordon F. Kells High School in Carlyle was in the other pool. They went 1-2, winning 2-1 (20-25, 25-22, 15-7) over Fort Qu’Appelle, but losing 2-0 (25-8, 25-17) to Regina Christian and 2-0 (25-15, 25-13) to Esterhazy.  

At the 2A regional tournament in Montmartre, Redvers School went 0-2, losing 2-0 (25-14, 25-10) to Sturgis and 2-1 (21-25, 25-18, 15-11) to the host Montmartre team.

Stoughton Central School was the site of the 1A boys’ regional, and Stoughton and Lampman School had teams entered. Stoughton went 0-2, with a 2-1 (19-25, 25-21, 15-6) loss to Englefeld and 2-0 (25-16, 25-19) defeat against Yellow Grass.

Lampman also went 0-2, losing 2-0 (25-20, 25-10) to Rouleau and 2-0 (25-7, 25-19) to Muenster.


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