Junior SWAC volleyball final was played this past week. The Shaunavon boys hosted the SCCHS gr 9 boys to play for the SWAC junior title. Swift Current took the junior boy volleyball championship with a 3-0 match win. Swift Current Ecole Centennial hosted the Gull Lake girls in the SWAC junior girls’ championship. Every set was very close with Ecole Centennial eventually prevailing 3-1 to take the junior girl volleyball championship. This ends our Junor Volleyball season in SWAC.
The SWAC senior boy volleyball teams were at the SHSAA conference playoffs on November 12/13 weekend. Our qualifying senior girls’ teams, and the SCCHS Colts, were at SHSAA Regional volleyball tournaments on November 13.
Frontier Raiders hosted a 1A boys conference round robin tournament (Fox Valley, Vanguard, Cabri, Beechy). The Vanguard Valkyrs went undefeated (4-0) and is off to Regionals. Fox Valley boys ended up tied for a playoff spot (2-2 record), after the tie break, they placed third will host the West Regional on November 20. Frontier (1-3) and Cabri Cougars (1-3) did not advance to the next level.
2A Ponteix Predator boys were at Moose Jaw Cornerstone with West Central district and South Central district teams. The 2A Leader Saints boys team travelled to Wilke for their conference playoffs. Ponteix finished with a 1-3 record in the round robin and Leader was 0-2 in their pool. Neither team advanced to Regionals.
5A Swift Current Colts were in Estevan for their Regional tournament. The continued their dominant season, posting a 3-0 record at Regionals. The Colts are off to the boys 5A Provincial tournament in Saskatoon on November 19/20 as one of the top ranked teams in the province.
The 3A Shaunavon Shadows volleyball team will be at an 8 team Regional on November 19/20 weekend. There were no conference playoffs leading to the regional tournament.
1A Fox Valley Legend girls hosted a 6 team regional girl tournament (which the Frontier Raiders also attended). Fox Valley was first in their pool and defeated Frontier in the semifinal. Frontier had placed second in the other pool. Fox Valley went on to play Loreburn in the Regional final. The match went to 3 very close sets with Loreburn prevailing. Fox Valley will advance to 1A girls Provincials in Loreburn. Frontier played in a ‘do or die’ third place game against Plenty. The winner advances to provincials, the loser’s season is done. This match also went to 3 sets. Frontier jumped out to an 8 point lead in the final set to 15 points. Though Plenty went on a late charge, Frontier hung on and won 15-11. Frontier will also advance to the 1A girls’ Provincial championship on November 19/20.
3A Maple Creek Rebelles girls’ volleyball team traveled to Rosetown to compete for their shot at the Provincial Tournament. The went undefeated in their pool (2-0), won the semifinal over Lashburn. This put Maple Creek in the Regional final against Unity. The final match was very close with Maple Creek losing the last set was 27-29. By placing second, Maple Creek advances to the 3A girl’s Provincial tournament in Shellbrook.
The 5A SCCHS Arden’s were in Weyburn for their Regional tournament. The Arden’s came up against some of the top teams in the province and had some close matches. They didn’t finish in the top two but, by being the Provincial host, they get an automatic berth to the 5A girls Provincial Championship.
Most Provincial host schools (and regional boy hosts) will be providing live feeds of their tournaments on the November 19/20 weekend. You can also get text updates of your favorite teams as results are entered. Go to Shsaa.ca for details on live feeds and the “Tourney Machine” app. As information about feeds is sent out, it will be posted on SWAC social media platforms.
SWAC is excited to be hosting two Provincial Championships this season. The SHSAA Provincial 5A girl championship is at SCCHS on November 19/20 and the 1A boy provincial championship is in Fox Valley on November 26/27. There is no general admission to these events. Spectator passes are needed through your home school.
Just a friendly reminder that all Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association (SHSAA) Regional and Provincial tournaments have a paid gate. The funds raised go to pay officials, purchase awards, and run high school sport championships across the province.
Tentative plans are being formed for SWAC and SHSAA winter sports (basketball, curling and wrestling). Curling start date was November 8 and Basketball/Wrestling can begin on November 22.