Fulton Maroons chasing provincial top-five

The Fulton Maroons were in the hunt for a top-five finish at the B.C. Senior AA Boys Volleyball Championships Saturday in Kelowna.

The Fulton Maroons were in the hunt for a top-five finish at the B.C. Senior AA Boys Volleyball Championships Saturday in Kelowna.

Dan Currie’s Maroons bowed 3-2 (22-25, 25-27, 25-23, 25-14, 15-11) to the No. 1 ranked Okanagan Mission Huskies Thursday night.

Fulton faced the Highland Raiders of Comox Friday afternoon, the winner advancing to the 5th-6th game, the loser dropping to the 7th-8th placement.

At the Senior AAA girls provincials in Delta, the Vernon Panthers were also gunning for fifth as they took on the Timberline Wolves of Campbell River Saturday morning.

Vernon brushed back the Hugh McRoberts Strikers of Richmond 3-2 (25-19, 25-22, 20-25, 26-28, 15-9) to start Friday action. They then fell 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-22) to the College Heights Cougars of Prince George in the quarterfinals.

The Kalamalka Lakers opened playoff action Friday at Senior AA girls provincials in Surrey by stopping the St. Thomas More Knights of Burnaby 3-1 (25-16, 21-25, 25-17, 25-18) before bowing 3-1 (17-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-14) to host Surrey Christian that night.

Kal battled the York House Tigers of Vancouver Saturday for a chance to compete in the fifth-place tilt.

At the Senior A girls championships in Chemainus, the Vernon Christian Royals were searching for their first win as they battled the Duncan Christian Chargers in relegation play Saturday morning.

After going winless in preliminary action, the Royals fell 25-5, 25-12, 25-16 to the No. 1 Immaculata Mustangs of Kelowna Friday.

There were bounced 25-15, 25-18 by the Campbell River Christian Cougars later that day.

Vernon Christian was swept 25-15 in both sets by the White Rock Christian Academy Warriors Thursday afternoon. They ended preliminary play with another straight sets loss (25-19, 25-20) to the Mulgrave Titans of West Vancouver.

“We were leading in both sets but made some untimely errors,” said Royals’ coach Jason Reedyk. “We also lost one of our middles, Jasmine Hofsink, to an injury in the game.”

The Royals were led by strong blocking from Vanessa Major and Rebecca Vanderdeen, as well as good digging from Sam Hofsink and Laura Hulstein.

The A.L. Fortune Falcons of Enderby also went winless in Chemainus, with Friday losses to Mulgrave (25-20, 25-17) and Kelowna Christian Knights (25-7, 25-5, 26-7).

The Falcons fell to Campbell River (25-14, 25-18), Langley Christian Lightning (25-13, 25-9) and Cedars Christian Eagles (25-8, 25-12) on Thursday. A.L. Fortune faced the Fernie Falcons Saturday.