KSS Owl Natalie Demers makes a block at the net against Vernon during the UBC Okanagan Heat high school girls volleyball tournament last week. The Owls won the silver medal.

Owls host Best of the West tourney

64 teams, boys and girls, come to Kelowna for annual high school volleyball tourney

Kelowna Secondary School is playing host this weekend to one of the province’s largest high school volleyball events.

Thirty-two boys teams and 32 girls teams will compete in the annual Best of the West Tournament.

Action runs Friday and Saturday at a number of locations throughout the city, with the finals set for Saturday afternoon at KSS.

Owls 2nd at Heat tourney…

Tony Sodaro’s Owls made it to the final of the 44-team event last weekend before settling for second best at the UBC Okanagan Heat high school girls volleyball tournament.

The Owls, who went into the tourney ranked No. 1 in AAAA in B.C., fell in straight sets Saturday in the championship match to the Handsworth Royals, 25-15, 25-19.

The win moved the Royals up to No. 1 while the Owls are now second.

KSS rolled through pool play with a 3-0 record, before defeating W.L. Seaton in the round of 16.

The Owls then defeated Mt. Boucherie in the quarterfinals in three sets, then needed three more sets to beat Princess Margaret in the semis.

The Immaculata Mustangs, ranked No. 1 at the A level, and the Mt. Boucherie Bears tied for seventh place.

OKM was ninth, while George Elliot placed fourth in the Blue Division.

Two Owls, Quinci Birker and Sadie Taylor Parks were named to the tournament’s all-star team. Joining them as all-stars were Boucherie’s Kayla Sullivan and Natalie Livingston of the Mustangs.

 

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