The Volleyball Extravaganza at Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School (KISH) kicks off Friday night.
The annual Volleyball Extravaganza has been a staple of the Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School (KISH) athletics community for 43 years.
The latest edition of the senior AAA girls’ tournament tips off Friday night, with the gold medal game scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday.
Despite being early in the school year, Torchettes head coach Richard Younker anticipates an impressive competition level.
“Even though this is the first competition of the year for everyone, I expect the quality of play to be quite high. Even though teams have had limited time to prepare, many of these athletes have played over the summer, so their skills are going to be very good.”
The tournament features 10 of the top teams from P.E.I. and Nova Scotia.
The Island teams are KISH, Three Oaks Senior High, Westisle, Kinkora, Charlottetown Rural and Bluefield. Joining them from the mainland are two teams from the perennial
powerhouse Cobequid Education Centre in Truro, as well as Halifax West and CP Allen of Bedford.
The Torchettes’ roster this season is comprised of six Grade 11s and two players each from Grade 12 and Grade 10. Younker is optimistic about the squad he has.
“I really like how my team looks so far. I’ve got 10 players who can all play. I’m very excited to see how we stack up this weekend.”
KISH is in Pool A along with Three Oaks, Westisle, Halifax West and CEC No. 1. Pool B features Kinkora, Charlottetown Rural, Bluefield, CEC No. 2 and CP Allen.
All games will be played at the KISH gymnasium, with two courts in use at the same time.