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Chinook high school volleyball teams were a smash hit

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The Shaunavon Shadows captured their second 2A 9 man SHSAA football championship in the last 3 years! 


The Shadows hosted Indian Head in the final on Nov.11. It was actually the Broncos scoring the first touchdown to make it 7-0 at halftime.  But the Shadows scored  two touchdowns in the third quarter to make it 14-7.  The fourth quarter was characterized by many turnovers but the Shadows prevailed and made it a 24-7 final score.  Congrats to the Shadows, head coach Garret Glasrud, manager Rachelle Dordu and all the other coaching staff.
The Fox Valley girls are 1A west regional volleyball champs.  The Legends travelled to Gravelbourg on Nov 10/11and placed first in Pool A.  They had wins over Avonlea (2-0) and Gravelbourg (2-0).  This put them in the semifinal against Eston which was a rematch from conference play the week prior.  The Legends came out on top 2-1 and then took on Avonlea in the final.  Another close match but the Legends beat them for a second time 2-1 to gain the regional title!  Congrats to the Legends and their coaches Kendra Lehmann and Pat Wilde!  Hodgeville girls also took part.  They lost to Eston (2-1) and Chief Paskwa (2-0) and were eliminated.  Fox Valley will host the 1A girls SHSAA provincial volleyball championship on Nov. 17-18. 
It will be an exciting weekend of volleyball with 10 teams from throughout the province in attendance.  Those teams include the host Legends, Avonlea, Eston, Plenty, Borden, Englefeld, Rose Valley, Annaheim, Kakisiwew and Arcola. The opening ceremonies will take place in Fox Valley gym starting at 10:45 a.m. on Friday. The 10 teams will be divided into two pools of 5.  Both Fox Valley and Maple Creek High gyms will be used with games starting at 12 noon on Friday.  Games will on take place on the hour with the last game going at 6 p.m. They resume again Saturday morning at 9. Quarter finals will go at 12:30 p.m. then 1:30. Semifinals will be at 3 p.m. The bronze and gold medal matches will take place in Fox Valley.  Bronze will go at 4:30 and gold at 5:30. Come out and watch some great volleyball action or follow us on twitter @swacsports for updates. 
November 10-11 was also a very busy weekend of SHSAA volleyball playoffs with the SW hosting both boys and girls tournaments. On the girls’ side, Leader hosted the 2A girls west regional. Thanks to commissioner Lana Marshal and the Leader Saints for all their hard work! Leader finished first in Pool B with wins over Pierceland (2-1) and Luseland(2-0). The Saints then played Rossignol (Ile-a-la-Crosse) in the semi final and came up short 25-13, 25-17. Rossignol went on to win the Regional title over Kerrobert.  But the Saints still had one last chance to qualify for provincials in the 3rd place game which was a rematch against Pierceland.  The Saints came out on top 25-22, 25-18 and will now play in 2A girls provincials in Davidson on Nov. 17-18. Herbert Laurels were also in attendance at Leader. They played in Pool A and were eliminated losing to  Rossignol (2-0) and Kerrobert (2-0).  Good luck to the Saints and their coach Lana Marshall at provincials!
In 3A volleyball action, the Shaunavon Silhouettes attended the south regional in Regina.  The Silhouettes lost both matches in pool A and were eliminated.They lost to Rocanville (2-0) and Langenburg (2-0).
In 5A regional volleyball, the Swift Current Ardens travelled to Estevan. The Ardens finished 2ndin Pool B with a record of 2 wins, 1 loss. They had wins over Moose Jaw Central (2-0) and Estevan (2-0) but lost to Balgonie (2-1).  
In the quarter finals, they faced 3rd place from Pool A Yorkton Raiders and won 2-0. This placed them in the semi finals against Weyburn. The Ardens lost 2-0 but still had one last chance to qualify for provincials. They defeated Estevan in the 3rd place game 25-19, 25-20 and now travel to Melfort on Nov. 17-18 to try and defend their provincial title. Good luck to the Ardens and their coaches Chelsea Hassett and Marni Gutscher!
The rest of the boys’ volleyball teams were attending conference tournaments. Thanks to Cabri School and commissioner Alisa Cooper for hosting the 1A boys’  tournament!  At the end of the 5 team round robin, there was a log jam at the top with three teams posting records of 3 wins and 1 loss. After the tie breaking procedure was applied, it turned out the Vanguard Valkyrs were first. Vanguard posted wins over Beechy (2-1), Leader (2-0) and Frontier (2-1) but lost to Cabri/Hazlet (2-1). In second place was the Leader Saints.  They had wins over Cabri/Hazlet (2-0), Frontier (2-0) and Beechy (2-0) but lost to Vanguard(2-0).  Cabri/Hazlet finished third, Beechy fourth and Frontier fifth.  Both Vanguard and Leader will now advance to Regional play on Nov. 18. Good luck to both the Valkyrs and Leader Saints!
The Fox Valley Legends captured the 2A boys’ conference title at Ecole Mathieu.  The Legends finished the 5 team round robin undefeated with a record of 4-0.  They beat Ponteix (2-0), Kincaid/Ecole Mathieu (2-0), Gravelbourg (2-0) and Eston(2-0).  The Ponteix Predators finished 3rd with a record of 2 wins and 2 losses.  The Predators beat Eston (2-0) and Gravelbourg (2-1) but lost to Fox Valley (2-0) and Kincaid/Ecole Mathieu (2-1).  Because of their third place finish, the Predators will also advance to Regionals.  Good luck to Fox Valley and Ponteix.
 In 4A boys’ conference volleyball, the Shaunavon Shadows placed first in Moose Jaw with a record of 4-0. The Shadows had wins over Lumsden(2-1), Assiniboia (2-0), Moose Jaw Vanier (2-1) and Imperial (2-0). Good luck to the Shadows at Regionals next weekend.

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