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Edson hosts 30 volleyball teams during

Greater Yellowhead Athletic Conference

by Mikaela Kuefler

Edson hosted the annual Greater Yellowhead
Athletic Conference (GYAC) for 30 junior
volleyball teams in the region on November
21. Teams came from Jasper, Grande Cache,
Hinton, Evansburg, Edson, etc.
Games were held at Parkland Composite
High School, Holy Redeemer High School,
Pine Grove Middle School, and the
Yellowhead Koinonia Christian School.
Teams were split into pools and played all
day. Final games for the junior 'A' volleyball
teams took place in PCHS.
First to play in the finals was the junior 'A'
boys teams, PCHS/PG Panthers against the
HRH Rebels.
In the first set, both teams battled for the win
but as the Panthers served and passed well,
they lead the game and won 25-21.
Rattled by the loss, HRH was unable to
bounce back in the second set and the Panthers
captured the gold medal with a 25-12 win.
Final score was 2-0 for the Panthers.
“Overall, our team played very well. We had
big games from Hunter Willox, Kale Mole, and
Diego Expinosa,” said Panther's coach
Matthew Smith. The Parkland Composite High School/Pine Grove Middle School Panthers Junior 'A' Boys
“We played really well in the first set. It was Volleyball team finished in first place at the Greater Yellowhead Athletic Conference at PCHS
quite a tight game. In the second set, we were on November 21. photo Mikaela Kuefler
behind quite a bit and were unable to bridge
that gap. We lost both sets, unfortunately but I first set and earned an early lead, creating a Results for the tournament list the Junior 'A'
think my team played well,” said HRH coach seven point gap. As excitement built for the Panthers in first place, HRH in second, and
Melanie Debrecen. team, they kept going and won 25-16. Jasper in third.
Up next to play was the junior 'A' girls final, In the third set, HCHS had a difficult In the Junior 'A' girls, the Panthers came in
the Panthers versus Harry Collinge High rebounding from their loss and slowed down first, HCHS in second, and Jasper in third.
School. their intensity. The Panthers cheered louder For the Junior 'B' boys, the Panthers finished in
During the first set, HCHS had the lead from and louder for their teammates, who gained a first place, Grande Cache in second, and the
the start and the Panther's fought to caught up. sizeable lead. The Panthers won 15-8 and Panthers-Team Ali finished third.
About midway through the game, the Panthers finished the game with a final score of 2-1. The Junior 'B' girls category listed the Panthers
were losing by only two points. HCHS was “They were kind of up and down. If we get a in first place, Jasper in second, and HCHS in
determined for the win and beat the Panthers slow start, it's tough. We have to battle for the third.
with a score of 25-22. points. We told them, 'We've coached all we
In the second set, the Panthers used the can. It's up to you girls'. They pulled it off so
momentum and intensity they had later in the we're really proud of them,” said Panthers Event Reminder:
coach Lynn Walker.
November 29
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court in Evansburg on November 28, 2016.
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