Volleyball teams battle at SHSS in Castlegar

Three West Kootenay schools battled in out at a play day at SHSS in Castlegar on Thursday.

Players from SHSS (light blue) and Boundary Central battle at the net Thursday in junior girls volleyball action in Castlegar.

Players from SHSS (light blue) and Boundary Central battle at the net Thursday in junior girls volleyball action in Castlegar.

Junior girls volleyball teams from Stanley Humphries Secondary School, Boundary Central from Midway, and J.L. Crowe of Trail battled in out at a play day at SHSS in Castlegar on Thursday.

“The season’s going pretty good so far,” said SHSS junior girls head coach Aarin Nazaroff. “It’s been a learning experience. Most of the girls are back from last year. So we’ve been working on our basic skills and whatnot.”

The playday Thursday was only the Bulldogs second of the young season. The team is carrying 11 players, all grade 10. There is a separate grade 9 team coached by Grant Apostoliuk.

“We’ve just played four games before this,” said Nazaroff. “It’s gone fairly well. The first playday we only won one match of the four but we gave each team a run for their money as we did today.”

The Rockers lost a tough match 25-20 and 25-21 to a strong Boundary Central team.

“We’re just working towards getting basic skills up and learning new things and having a good time,” said Nazaroff. “The girls work very hard. It’s a really good group. Most of them are back from last year and we all get along very well.”

The team has an upcoming tournament at Mount Baker Secondary in Cranbrook.