Mount Sentinel Wildcats players Ryan Pearce #7 and Xavier Moore #9 celebrate during last week’s Kootenay Zone championships. Photo: Phil McLachlan/Fernie Free Press

Regional crown caps Mount Sentinel winning season

The Wildcats senior volleyball team won the Kootenay zone title

Submitted

The Mount Sentinel Secondary School Wildcats senior boys volleyball team brought home first place from the Kootenay Zone A Championship held in Sparwood last week.

Five other teams competed for the title: Fernie, Fernie Academy, Golden, Salmo and host Sparwood. The Wildcats went undefeated in pool play and playoffs, beating Fernie Secondary in the best-of-five final 3-0.

The Kootenay Zone Championship caps a great season for Mount Sentinel, which previously finished first in an eight-team Kootenay tournament at the start of their season, third at an eight-team tournament in Vernon, ninth at a 32-team tournament in Kelowna, fifth at a 28-team tournament in Kamloops and 10th at a 16-team tournament in Lake Country. All of these tournaments had the best teams at levels A, AA, and AAA competing in them.

As a result of their season record, the Wildcats are currently ranked the No. 2 A boys volleyball team in B.C. while Vernon Christian School holds down the No. 1 spot and is last year’s returning champion.

The next action for the Wildcats is the provincial championship being hosted by Mount Sentinel this year during the week of Nov. 21 to 23. The 16-team tournament is being played at the Selkirk College gym in Castlegar and at L.V. Rogers’ gym in Nelson.

Everyone is encouraged to come out and cheer on our local Wildcats to victory and see some of the best senior boys volleyball teams competing for the ultimate title of being crowned the best A team in B.C.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Mount Sentinel Wildcats players Ryan Pearce #7 and Xavier Moore #9 celebrate during last week’s Kootenay Zone championships. Photo: Phil McLachlan/Fernie Free Press

Just Posted

Air Canada extends suspension of flights in and out of West Kootenay Regional Airport until April 30

It’s still unknown if flights will resume at Castlegar’s airport on May 1

Q&A: Interior Health CEO answers questions on COVID-19 response

Susan Brown, president and CEO of Interior Health, answers questions regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 adds worry and unexpected costs to Castlegar woman’s cancer fight

Community fundraiser raises $9,000 for Jennifer Rodrigues’ family

Ivy at Nelson Courthouse to be removed

The ivy is causing structural damage to the building

B.C. couple celebrates 61st anniversary through seniors’ home window

Frank and Rena Phillips marked occasion at Nanaimo Seniors Village this week while social distancing

A look at some of the B.C. inventors creating life-saving tools in fight against COVID-19

Groups across B.C. are working together to create what they hope will help people affected by the pandemic

Association launches French-language games, online tools for families learning at home

Games, culture and vocabulary included in new virtual resources

‘There can be no ambiguity’: Travellers brought home to B.C. must self-isolate

Health Minister Adrian Dix said the mandatory isolation must be abided by

Interior Health confirms five additional cases in Okanagan COVID-19 outbreak

The total amount of confirmed cases at Bylands Nurseries Ltd. is 19; no further cases expected

55+ BC Games cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

Greater Victoria set to host 2021 event

ANKORS East Kootenay details concerns surrounding harm reduction amid COVID-19

Harm reduction providers are having to keep up with rapidly changing situation

BC Hydro offers three-month bill ‘holiday’ for those affected by COVID-19

Industrial customers can defer half of their power bills

Some April Fool’s Day jokes bring much-needed laughter; others tone deaf to COVID-19

Police are warning the public not to use the ongoing pandemic as a punchline

Most Read