The Fulton Maroons have claimed both the North Zone senior AA girls and boys volleyball titles.
Sharon Shaigec’s girls swept all three matches Tuesday night at Fulton, icing the Pleasant Valley Saints 25-10, 25-18, the Revelstoke Avalanche 25-7, 25-17 and the Kalamalka Lakers 25-22, 25-19.
Fulton will host the Okanagan Valley Championships Nov. 14-15.
Nazarena Wurz recorded 33 kills for the night from the power position. Middle Brittany Skrenek chipped in 11 kills and three stuff blocks.
“The girls were on a mission from the start of the first game,” said Shaigec. “The goal for the night was to be North Zone champions, and host the Valleys. There is only one berth designated from the Okanagan zone to provincials so we will have to compete hard.”
No. 6 Princess Margaret Mustangs of Penticton will be the team to beat at Valleys.
“Setter Nicole Olson was at her best so far this season, controlling the offence with composure and intelligent set selection,” added Shaigec. “I was also very impressed with the defensive saves from Aryana Jacura, Lee Richardson, Megan Rouault, and Erin Sakamoto. Great defence wins games and the girls didn’t let many balls go to the ground.”
The 24th annual Senior Lady Maroons Volleyball Tournament opens today at 12:30 p.m. with the finals set for Saturday at 2 p.m. Fulton opens the eight-team event versus the NorKam Saints.
Richard Bedard’s senior AA boys also went undefeated in taking the zone crown Wednesday night at Fulton.
The Maroons grounded Revelstoke 25-12, 25-15, 25-14 in the final after dispatching the Seaton Sonics 25-16, 25-27, 15-6.
The Vernon Christian School Royals struck double gold Tuesday night.
The senior girls took their first ever North Okanagan A championship, stopping the Eagle River Talons of Sicamous 25-13, 25-15 in the final.
The Royals defeated the Charles Bloom Timberwolves of Lumby 29-29, 22-25, 15-13 in a thriller semifinal.
“The two teams were extremely well matched. It could have gone either way,” said Royals’ coach Jason Reedyk on the semifinal.
On the senior boys side, the Royals downed the A.L. Fortune Falcons of Enderby 25-6, 25-18, 25-9 in the final.
The senior boys are in Clearwater today for the Valley playdowns and the senior girls head to Kamloops, Nov. 14-15, for their playoffs.