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SAPEC junior high volleyball finals and Mission ringette tournament action

SAPEC finals

The rematch of the 2018 Tier I girls’ city final in St. Albert Physical Education Council junior high volleyball swings into action Thursday at Bellerose Composite High School.

The first serve is 6 p.m, between the Sir George Simpson Voyageurs (10-0, 30 GW/4 GL) and Richard S. Fowler Falcons (9-1, 27 GW/8 GL).

Last year, Simpson, seeded third in the playoffs, knocked off the undefeated Falcons 10-25, 25-11, 25-22, 25-17 for the team’s third SAPEC banner in a row and the 14th school history.

The SAPEC record for girls’ championships is 15 by the Vincent J. Maloney Marauders.

In league play Simpson swept the Falcons 25-19, 25-23, 27-25 Oct. 10.

The boys’ final at 7:45 p.m. features the winners of Tuesday’s semifinals between the Falcons (9-0, 27 GW/2 GL) and Morinville Wolves (6-3, 22 GW/13 GL) and Lorne Akins Gators (8-1, 24 GW/10 GL) versus Simpson (7-2, 21 GW/12 GL). Scores were unavailable at press time.

The Gators are the defending champions after beating the Falcons 25-11, 20-25, 22-25, 25-14, 17-15 in last year’s thriller for a SAPEC record 16th banner.

The Falcons have never won a SAPEC banner in boys’ or girls’ volleyball.

Mission ringette

The Bernadette Price Memorial Tournament starts Friday in Saskatoon for the St. Albert Mission teams.

The U14AA Mission, last year’s repeat winners, play Buffalo Plains Rush, Bonivital Angels, Calgary White and Calgary Blue during pool play in the 10-team draw.

The U16AA Mission have pool games on tap against the Saskatoon Selects, Calgary Force, Winnipeg Wild and Eastman Flames in the nine-team competition.

Last year’s team finished third at 2-2.

The Mission’s latest record was 8-0-2 prior to the tournament.

The U19AA Mission are in action against the Eastman Flames, Spruce Grove Riot, Saskatoon Blazers and New Brunswick Stingers in the five-team round robin.

Last year’s tournament record was 1-1-2.

The Mission are winners of three in a row while going 5-4-1 overall this season.

Jeff Hansen

About the Author: Jeff Hansen

Jeff Hansen joined the St. Albert Gazette in 1991. He writes about sports, athletes and teams from St. Albert and area.
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