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UPDATE: Three Vernon schools advance to B.C. volleyball quarters

Seaton Sonics, Vernon Panthers (girls), Vernon Christian School Royals (boys) still in gold-medal hunt
Seaton Sonics power hitter Kaitlyn Anderson (far left) and her teammates will face the host Dawson Creek Penguins in the B.C. Senior Girls AAA High School Volleyball Championships’ Round of 16 Friday morning, Dec. 1. (Morning Star - file photo)

UPDATE: FRIDAY, DEC. 1, 3:45 P.M.: The Vernon Panthers and Seaton Sonics swept their way into the quarterfinals Friday night.

Vernon took care of the Garibaldi Rebels of Maple Ridge 3-0 while the Sonics used a three-game sweep to down the host Dawson Creek Penguins.

Both teams face Prince George opposition in the final eight. The Panthers take on the Duchess Park Condors while Seaton tangles with the College Heights Cougars. Both games go at 5:15 p.m. Pacific.


The Seaton Sonics will have to overcome the host team to advance to the Elite Eight at the B.C. High School Senior Girls AAA Volleyball Championships in Dawson Creek.

The Sonics take on the Dawson Creek Penguins in a Round of 16 match Friday morning.

The Vernon Panthers have drawn the Garibaldi Rebels of Maple Ridge for their Round of 16 match.

Teams were re-seeded after pool play Thursday, Nov. 3.

The Sonics and Panthers were in the same top-four power pool. VSS went 2-1, beating Seaton and the Little Flower Academy Angels of Vancouver, but losing to unbeaten Sentinel Spartans of West Vancouver.

Seaton finished 1-2, scoring a win over Little Flower but falling to their Vernon rivals and Sentinel.


UPDATE: FRIDAY, DEC. 1, 3:45 P.M.: Vernon Christian School Royals upset the Bulkley Valley Christian Royals of Smithers 3-2 in the Round of 16 Friday in Vancouver.

The Royals went 0-3 on opening day Thursday, while Bulkley Valley was 3-0.

The win advances Vernon Christian to the quarterfinals Friday at 5:15 p.m. against the Cedars Christian Eagles of Prince George. Vernon Christian beat Cedars in the final of the Royals’ senior boys tournament back in October.


It was a tough opening day for the Vernon Christian School Royals at their provincial championships in Vancouver.

The Royals went 0-3 in pool play, losing to the Ecole Jules Verne Albatross of Vancouver, the Unity Christian Flames of Chilliwack, and the Houston Christian Wildcats.

As a result, VCS has drawn a pool winner, the Bulkley Valley Christian Royals of Smithers for its Round of 16 matchup Friday. The Smithers squad was 3-0 on Thursday.


Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lakers hope for a top-10 finish at their provincial finals in Langley.

The Lakers lost their Round of 16 match to the D.P. Todd Trojans of Prince George to be dropped into the consolation bracket, where they won their opening game over the Smithers Gryphons.

Kal plays the Windermere Warriors of Vancouver Friday.

The Seaton Sonics are looking to place 13th.

Seaton lost its Round of 16 match to the MEI Eagles of Clearbrook, then fell in its opening consolation bracket game to the Kootenay River Bulldogs of Creston.

The Sonics take on the Esquimault Dockers of Victoria Friday.

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Roger Knox

About the Author: Roger Knox

I am a journalist with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. I started my career in radio and have spent the last 21 years working with Black Press Media.
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