Jeremy Bednar (right) of Team Practice Safe Sets goes on the attack as Jessie Matthews of Team Diggie Smalls defends during the Volleyball B.C. grass tournament last weekend during Center of Gravity of City Park.

Kelowna teams strong at COG grass tourney

Volleyball B.C. hosted the 4s, Triples and Reverse 2s events at City Park

  • Jul. 29, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Local teams performed well on their home soil during Volleyball B.C.’s three-day grass tournament last weekend during Center of Gravity at Kelowna City Park.

Teams spanning from the Okanagan, Alberta and other parts of B.C. took part in Volleyfest 4s on Friday, Kelowna Triples on Saturday and Reverse 2s on Sunday.

Kelowna’s very own team G2 took home the gold in the 4s after defeating their crosstown rivals, the Imperatively Presumptuous Coffee Makers 2-0 (21-15, 21-17). Locals from team G2 included Maiya Kiy, Jeremy Kler, Bryce Patterson and Preston Tucker.

The Imperatively Presumptuous Coffee Makers’ local line up included Jarrett Masey, Kyle Lorincz, Caitlyn Barnes and Joel McLellan.

Teams were divided into two divisions for Saturday’s triples action due to the high volume of participants. Team Practice Safe Sets won the A Division and included local high school talent, Sandie Kent, Jeremy Bednar and Ryan Samuelson.

Kelowna’s own Albert Christensen, Jonny Lee and Sam Sayn won the AA Division in a thrilling three set match against Jarrett Masey, Kesley Boroveich and Armin Hoesini 2-1 (21-18, 14-21, 15-12).

Sunday featured a mixed doubles event that has proved extremely popular in the Okanagan. Kelowna residents, Nikki Valgardson and Jarrett Massey defeated Kelowna natives, Tyler Pomietlarz and Tori Taneda 2-0 (22-20,21-18) to take home the gold in Sunday’s Reverse 2s.



Just Posted

Slippery roads cause accidents in Kelowna

A vehicle is down a 15-foot embankment off of Dilworth Drive

Kelowna walkers experience coldest night for homelessness

The Coldest Night of the Year will be held Feb. 24 at Sandhill Winery

Heavy snowfall warning continues

Kelowna - Expect snow in the Okanagan, Southern Interior and the Kootenays

Fire in Lake Country classroom

A fire started at George Elliot Secondary Friday night

New BCFGA president well prepared for new task

Oliver orchardist Pinder Dhaliwal has been BCFGA vice-president for five years

What’s happening

Check out what is happening this weekend in the Okanagan-Shuswap.

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Law catches up with man after eight years

Crown pressed for jail time to punish 2010 probation breach

BCHL Today: Powell River stuns Vernon and BCHL grads lead Team Canada

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Reports of money laundering in B.C. real estate ‘troubling’: attorney general

News report alleges people connected to fentanyl trade are using B.C. real estate to launder money

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Two more medals for Canada, and men’s hockey loss

Team Canada shines on the speed skating track, but fall short against the Czechs in hockey

Dube leads Rockets past Blazers

Dillon Dube scores both goals as Kelowna edges BC rivals WHL action Friday in Kamloops

RCMP member challenges court to prevent further disciplinary action

RCMP member launches appeal to avoid new hearing over alleged harassment

Port of Vancouver program examines impact of marine noise on local whales

Man-made noises can interfere with orcas’ ability to hunt and communicate with other pod members

Most Read