DCSS Grade 9 volleyball claim back-to-back golds

The Dawson Creek Secondary School Grade 9 Girls Volleyball team has had a remarkable start to their season, with back to back gold medal weekends in September.

Their first tournament of the season was in Grande Prairie at the GPRC Wolves Super Red on September 21st to 22nd, where they defeated GP’s H.E. Taylor and Christian schools, as well as Sexsmith and Peace River in straight sets during round robin play.

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DCSS matched up with La Crete and GP’s St. Joes in the playoffs before advancing to the finals against GP’s Charles Spencer. The team won their first set 25-18, lost a tough second 25-27 and battled through to a 15-13 victory in the third and final set. These champions in the 9A division brought home gold medals, a prestigious banner and hoodies!

The following weekend, on September 28th to 29th, the grade 9 girls volleyball team travelled to Prince George to attend the Kodiak Classic High School Volleyball Tournament where they competed in the Jr.B Division against other junior high teams.

They went 3-0 in round robin play against Fort St James, PG’s DP Todd and Prince George Secondary School. After beating PG’s Kelly Road in the quarter-finals, the girls had a tough semi-final match-up against a strong Duchess Park team from Prince George.

They had to dig deep for the second weekend in a row to pull out a victory in the third set with a score of 18-16. DCSS triumphed over Fort St. Johns Dr. Kearney School in a challenging match to finish the tournament and once again bring home gold medals and a banner.

Submitted by Angie Powell 

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