Holy Redeemer’s out­stand­ing Vol­ley­ball Pro­gram

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The Holy Redeemer Ath­let­ics Pro­gram has started off the 2018 sea­son ex­tremely well. Thus far, their Foot­ball team is off to a 3-1 start on the sea­son, while their Cross Coun­try team took home the Team Ban­ner at the Ju­nior High Meet. And now their Vol­ley­ball Pro­gram is mak­ing some big waves by win­ning some very com­pet­i­tive tour­na­ments.

On the week­end of Oc­to­ber 13, all four Ju­nior Rebels teams and their Se­nior Boys and Se­nior Girls teams were all in ac­tion at tour­na­ments across the re­gion.

The Ju­nior teams trav­elled to Hin­ton for the week­end where the Ju­nior A Boys and Ju­nior A Girls both won the gold medal in the A di­vi­sion. The Boys de­feated Ni­ton in the gold medal game. One key player in the game was Levi Beck­mann who was a vi­tal de­fen­sive and of­fen­sive player. “He only started play­ing vol­ley­ball last year, but is quickly learn­ing the game and be­com­ing one of our most valu­able play­ers on the court,” says Head Coach Me­lanie Mac­Don­ald-Win­sor. Jadon Brown also had a great day where he played the first eight sets, then left to play a hockey game (which he won) and came back in time to play in the gold medal game. “The en­tire team worked very hard play­ing a to­tal of 12 sets in one day,” says MacDon­aldWin­sor. “I was so im­pressed with their en­durance!”

The Ju­nior B Boys also won the gold medal in their di­vi­sion at the same tour­na­ment in Hin­ton af­ter de­feat­ing Ger­ard Red­mond, Moun­tain View and Pine Grove. The Rebels then ad­vanced to the semi-fi­nal where they played Moun­tain View again and won de­ci­sively. The gold medal match saw the Ed­son squad play­ing Ger­ard Red­mond again win­ning the best of three in two straight sets.

Over on the se­nior side of things, the Se­nior teams trav­elled to White­court for a very com­pet­i­tive tour­na­ment. The Se­nior Boys had an in­cred­i­ble first day where they won all three of their round robin games and fin­ished first in their pool to ad­vance to the Tier I fi­nals on the sec­ond day. Af­ter los­ing some close games in the Tier I di­vi­sion, the Rebels ended up in sev­enth place out of 16 teams. A com­mend­able ef­fort con­sid­er­ing the ex­treme com­pet­i­tive­ness of the tour­na­ment.

Mean­while, the Se­nior Girls fin­ished in sec­ond place in the Tier II Di­vi­sion in White­court.

“Over­all it was a very com­pet­i­tive week­end,” says Se­nior Girls Head Coach Julie Roth­well. “We re­ally wanted to make some strides in con­tin­u­ing to im­prove our vol­ley­ball pro­gram. This week­end of games re­ally moved us in that di­rec­tion.” And with a month left in the 2018 sea­son, you can count on the Rebels squads to con­tinue to get more and more com­pet­i­tive.

Photo sub­mit­ted to The McLeod River Post

The Holy Redeemer Vol­ley­ball Pro­gram has been very com­pet­i­tive­ness this sea­son. On the week­end of Oc­to­ber 13, the Ju­nior A Boys, Ju­nior A Girls, and Ju­nior B Boys all won gold at a tour­na­ment in Hin­ton. Here, the Ju­nior B Boys cel­e­brate with their gold medals.

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