Sabre Simon Storoschuk prepares to drive this spike into the Valley Heights end of the court during Wednesday’s Norfolk high school senior boys’ championship final. Simcoe won the match three sets to one to advance to the regional final next week. Defending for Valley Heights are Eli Heinrichs (No. 13) and Cam Teichroeb (No. 11). Between them is SCS’s Luke Erauw. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Sabres, Bears split crowns

The boys’ volleyball finals this week pitted Simcoe Composite School and Valley Heights Secondary School against each other in both the junior and senior divisions.

Ty Wall of the Simcoe Sabres goes up for a spike during NSSAA action this fall. The senior Sabres have home court advantage throughout the playoffs, which begin next week. JACOB ROBINSON/Simcoe Reformer

Teams reaching for playoff success

Just because there are some clear favourites going into the NSSAA senior girls basketball and boys volleyball playoffs doesn't mean next week's games won't be fun to watch.

Yuli Gurriel #10 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Carlos Correa #1 and Jose Altuve #27 after hitting a three run home run during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Astros come out on top in thrilling Game 5

HOUSTON - Unfolding so spectacularly in real time, it was difficult to determine the precise moment, just what drop-of-the-jaw gem, cemented this as a night of nights in World Series history.