Both the Walter W. Brown (Langham) Vikings boys and Dalmeny Cougars girls junior volleyball teams were crowned champions of the Central Valley Athletic Conference (CVAC) on November 3.
The boys’ championship tournament was held in Aberdeen while the girls competed in Langham.
Along with Aberdeen; Langham, Valley Christian Academy (VCA), Perdue, and Dalmeny were the Schools vying for the boys’ championship title.
Langham set the pace, finishing first and going undefeated in the tournament round-robin. They were followed in order by VCA, Perdue, Aberdeen, and Dalmeny.
In the second vs. third semifinal, VCA and Perdue battled hard. Both teams scored over 20 points in each set, but VCA came out on top.
The first vs. fourth semifinal was a quick victory for Langham, defeating Aberdeen in two sets.
In the tournament final, Langham continued its dominance. However, VCA made a run in the second set, but Langham maintained their strong play, winning both sets 25-10 and 25-17.
Langham, Dalmeny, Hanley, Martensville High School (MHS), and Stobart were the schools that were in the running for the girls’ championship title.
Following the round-robin, MHS was in first place, having gone undefeated. Dalmeny was in second, Langham in third, Hanley in fourth, and Stobart in fifth.
In the second vs. third semi-final, Dalmeny, defeated Langham.
The first vs. fourth semifinal was a barn burner, as Hanley came out swinging. They split the first two sets with MHS. Both teams won each respective set 26-24. MHS used its experience to its advantage, taking the third set 15-11 and advancing to the tournament final against Dalmeny.
In the final, the Cougars came out looking for revenge, having lost both sets to the Royals in the round-robin. MHS won the first set 26-24 and Dalmeny responded by earning with a 25-15 victory in the second set.
The deciding match was a battle, but Dalmeny jumped out to a lead and held off the Royals in the end, winning 15-10.
Before competing in the championship tournament, teams in the CVAC district competed in playoff matches, which took place at multiple schools on October 30 and November 1.
There were a total of 17 teams that competed in the boys’ competition and 26 clubs that participated in the girls category.