The Preeceville/Invermay senior girls volleyball earned the privilege to compete in the upcoming regional championships with a second place win at the 3A girls conference volleyball championships held in Preeceville on November 3.
The regional championships location was undetermined and was to be announced later in the week, stated Arlene Prestie, coach. Only the top two teams advanced on to regional play.
The Foam Lake Panthers captured first place. Canora Cougars won third place in the conference championships. Other teams entered were: Kamsack Spartans, Wadena Blue Devils and Sturgis Trojans.
"The girls worked hard but the long day took its toll as we expected more from the girls," said Prestie. “We played hard throughout but Foam Lake brought its best game and unfortunately we came up short. The fan support was huge and it was very much appreciated," she said.
Members of the Preeceville/Invermay team are, Mikayla Babichuk, Kelsey Daschuk, Angelina Sorgen, Ellyshia Enge, Katelyn Rioch, Morgan Mitchell, Sydney Fey, Emily Prestie, AJ Juaneza, Kirsten Murray, Morgan Mclean and Natasha Fey. Avery Franklin is the assistant coach. The coaches are Arlene Prestie and Cary Franklin.
In the round robin play, Kamsack took on Canora for the first match up with Canora winning both sets. Kamsack also was defeated by Preeceville and Foam Lake.
Sturgis were defeated by Wadena and Foam Lake.
Wadena defeated Sturgis but were defeated by Foam Lake.
Canora defeated Kamsack but lost to Preeceville.
Preeceville defeated Kamsack and Canora and Foam Lake defeated Sturgis and Wadena.
In the semi-finals, Preeceville defeated Wadena to reach the finals versus Foam Lake after Foam Lake defeated Canora.
The Saskatchewan Legion provided poppy stickers that were worn by approximately 3,000 football and volleyball athletes in Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association, stated the SHSAA website.