The first road game, Sept. 21, didn’t fall in either the junior boys or girls favor, both lost to Percy Baxter 2-1.
On Sept. 28, the junior girls displayed strong team spirit and picked up their first win against Sangudo 2-1.
“All players worked hard and contributed to a winning performance. We’re starting to see what it takes to win,” said Coach Gabriel Koble.
The junior boys played a heart and hustle game, losing 2-1 sets.
“A tremendous effort was put forth by the junior Flames as well, battling hard in a three-set nail-biter.”
“We have a ways to go yet, but there are good signs. I’m excited to see the growth in junior volleyball. We have 30 players between both teams this year, many of whom are playing for the first time as Grade 7 students,” said Coach Koble.
This week, the senior boys and girls opened their season at home against St. Joes, losing both games 3-0.
“The guys played a tremendous game against top-drawer opposition. There was no wasted hustle, they worked within the system and passed the serve well.”
“We’re building a building, the foundation has been poured, brick by brick, we’re getting bigger, stronger, and faster. Great work was shown by all student athletes. ” said Coach Koble.
Developing strong fundamental skills now will be key in developing a strong senior program in the future. Generating interest and maintaining commitments are always important, particularly as student athletes juggle all their different responsibilities, explained Coach Koble.
Bus transportation continues to be a concern. Already, one senior boys tournament was canceled. Anyone interested in helping or learning to drive the bus should contact the school.
“We hope to attend as many tournaments as possible this season; so, we continue to seek solutions to the transportation problem,” said Koble.
Upcoming games: Juniors travel Wed. Oct. 5 and seniors host a home game, Tues. Oct. 4, both versus Onoway.
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