The volleyball season is winding down at local high schools but some are still in the running for ASAA south-central zone championships, Nov. 17-18.
The Cochrane Cobras varsity girls' team settled for silver in the RVS league, after losing in straight sets to W. H. Croxford Cavaliers, 25-18,25-21, 25-20, on Nov. 8. The Bow Valley Bobcats also fell the same night in straight sets against the Springbank Phoenix in the bronze medal game.
Both the Bobcats and Cobras varsity boys teams were eliminated in the first round of playoffs.
The Cobras struck gold in junior boys basketball by defeating the George McDougall Mustangs in three straight sets. The Bobcats were defeated in the first round by the Bert Church Chargers.
The Cobras junior girls won silver after losing to the Goerge McDougall Mustangs, 5-2. Bow Valley was eliminated in the first round of playoffs by the Croxford Cavaliers.
The South-central zone 3A championships for the varsity girls are being hosted by Strathmore High and Cochrane High is hosting the varsity boys' tournament.
Junior girls teams are heading to Highwood High and George McDougall High is hosting the junior boys.
At St. Timothy High School, the Thunder junior boys team hosted St. Brigid on Nov. 8 in the second round of playoffs.
They lost in a hard-fought battle in the fifth and final set in what St. Tim's principal David Gowan called a great evening of volleyball.
That same night both of their senior teams were eliminated. They were in the running to advance to the provincials but lost to the Calgary Academy.
"It was the best volleyball season our school has seen in years," says Gowan. "We hope that the extensive efforts of our coaches will help to build the base of great volleyball to come forth for many years to come now."
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