A trio of local high school teams were in Alberta over the Thanksgiving long weekend with the St. Mary senior girls turning in the best result at the Spruce Grove invitational volleyball tournament.
St. Mary finished second in their pool in preliminary round-robin play after picking up victories over schools from Lethbridge, Grand Prairie and Edmonton.
The 3-2 record posted by St. Mary was good enough to get them into the championship event quarter-finals, but the road ended there as they were defeated 25-17, 25-15 by Red Deer.
Carlton Crusaders were also in the senior girl‚Äôs draw, but they were placed in the relegation draw after recording just one win in the round-robin and the St. Mary senior boys finished fourth in their pool in preliminary action, which put them in the consolation draw of the boy‚Äôs event. Results from Carlton‚Äôs playoff game against Vegreville and St. Mary‚Äôs match against Grand Prairie were unavailable.
The Carlton senior boy‚Äôs took the weekend off after competing in the Swift Current event the week before where they finished fifth after losing 25-17, 29-27 to the host Swift Current team in the quarter-finals. Carlton had turned in a strong performance in preliminary action winning eight of 10 matches.
The senior girl‚Äôs teams will have this weekend off, but the boy‚Äôs teams will be in action as Carlton hosts its annual tournament. Part of the festivities for the 10-team event will be an exhibition match on Friday between the senior men‚Äôs teams from the University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina. The game will begin at 8 p.m. with admission being $7 per person. There are a very limited number of tickets remaining so get there early.