Fulton Maroons (from left) Greg Kuhn

Maroon boys bank Valley silver

Fulton Maroons advance to provincials after silver-medal showing at Senior AA boys Valley championships.

The No. 7 Fulton Maroons were runners-up to the No. 6 George Elliot Coyotes, falling 3-1 (25-21, 25-15, 10-25, 25-22) in the gold-medal game of the Okanagan Valley Senior AA Boys Volleyball Championships last weekend in Kamloops.

GESS controlled the first two sets by dominating the block and adding several kills. Fulton took the third set with good team play, but GESS held strong in the fourth set, even after a serious challenge by the Maroons.

In pool play, Fulton stopped the Revelstoke Rams 2-1 (17-25, 25-19, 15-7) and the South Okanagan Hornets of Oliver 2-0 (25-10, 25-8) before falling 2-0 to George Elliot (25-12, 25-18).

The Maroons dispatched the Sa-Hali Sabres of Kamloops 3-1 (25-18, 25-16, 19-25, 25-22) in the semis.

Fulton, George Elliot and Revelstoke advance to provincials, which start next Wednesday at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna.

Just Posted

Bus driver assaulted in downtown Vernon

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Vernon’s alleged “Deadpool” robber revealed

RCMP catch up with suspect following gas station robbery earlier this month

Sicamous RCMP arrest Lake Country man following truck break-in

Suspect found in possesion of bear spray, masks and break-in tools.

Motorcyclist involved in Westside Road crash

Air ambulance assists while motorists face lengthy delays

Vernon climate advocacy group protests against Tolko

Group to demonstrate outside company head office Monday over plan to log close to water supply

VIDEO: Canadian zoos’ captive breeding programs help preserve endangered species

Programs considered last-ditch effort to prevent local extinctions of turtles, butterflies and more

Kelowna International Airport threat deemed non-credible

Normal operations have resumed following note of a suspicious item on board a WestJet plane

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

RCMP searching for missing Kelowna hitchhiker

Cody Kolodychuk was last heard from on July 31 and was thought to be hitchhiking in the Vernon area

South Okanagan pays it forward to BC Wildfire Service firefighters

Community members thank Eagle Bluff firefighters through Tim Hortons donations

Vancouver man arrested after pregnant woman’s SUV stolen, then crashed

Police are recommending charges against a 22-year-old Vancouver man

Elections Canada to assess ‘partisan’ climate change rhetoric case by case

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has said climate change is not an emergency nor caused by human

Most Read