Provincially ranked Royals keep winning

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The three volleyball teams for the Lord Selkirk Royals, the varsity boys and both the varsity and junior varsity girls, are all ranked in the top-10 in the latest edition of the Manitoba High School Athletic Association’s Power Rankings on Oct. 7 and they are showing no signs of dropping anytime soon.

The Royals’ varsity girls squad, third in the AAAA rankings, remained undefeated in Kilcona-Peguis Athletic Conference play with a straight sets win against the Miles Macdonell Buckeyes 25-9, 25-19, 25-17 at Miles Macdonell Collegiate on Oct. 9 to improve to 6-0.

Lord Selkirk’s varsity boys, who moved up one spot to sixth place in the provincial rankings, also won in straight sets against the Titans with a 25-21, 25-20, 25-20 at Transcona Collegiate on Oct. 9. It was the Royals’ sixth straight conference win and improved their record to 6-1.

The Royals’ junior varsity girls’ squad, ranked fifth provincially, also improved to 6-0 in conference play with a 25-17, 25-19, 25-19 victory over the Maples Marauders at the Comp on Oct. 10. Lord Selkirk also faced the River East Kodiaks at River East Collegiate on Oct. 15. The score was unavailable at press time.

Stonewall Rams

The Stonewall Collegiate Rams’ junior varsity boys volleyball team, seventh in the AAA rankings, won in straight sets against the Portage Trojans at Portage Collegiate Institute on Oct. 8. The team faced the St. James Jimmies at St. James Collegiate on Oct. 15. The score was unavailable at press time.

SCI’s junior varsity girls’ volleyball squad is provincially ranked eighth and will take on the John Taylor Pipers at John Taylor Collegiate on Oct. 17.

The Rams’ varsity boys’ team lost to the Pipers 21-25, 28-26, 18-25, 25-23, 15-6 at John Taylor Collegiate on Oct. 9 for its first loss in the West Winnipeg Athletic Conference Tier 2 this season. SCI faces the Jimmies in St. James on Oct. 17.

The Rams’ varsity girls’ team went winless at the CCC Eagles Classic at Calvin Christian Collegiate in Winnipeg from Oct. 10 to 12. SCI lost to the Daniel McIntyre Maroons, Edward Schreyer Barons from Beausejour and Springs Christian Eagles from Winnipeg in pool play.

Lakers win Arborg tournament

The Gimli High School Lakers won the Arborg Collegiate Junior Girls Volleyball Tournament with a 25-13, 25-21 win over the Teulon Collegiate Saints in the final on Oct. 10.

In the four-team tournament, the Lakers defeated the Fisher Branch Cougars 25-21, 25-7 in one semifinal, while the Saints eliminated the host Athletics 25-20, 10-25, 15-13 in the other.

Other high school volleyball tournaments at Gimli High School and Fisher River High School were postponed due to the major snowstorm.

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