FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School boys and girls cross country teams were in Dawson Creek, and the senior boys and girls volleyball teams were in Grande Prairie this past weekend.

The senior boys volleyball team won their first two matches, one in straight sets against St. Joes and one in three sets against Grande Prairie Composite. They lost their third match against La Crete to put them at 2nd place in the pool.

The boys were firing on all cylinders in the quarter-final, beating Sexsmith in straight sets. Matching up against a very strong Glenmary team, the Grizzlies fell in the semi-final.

Competing for the bronze medal against John Paul II, the Grizzlies traded sets and pushed JPII to the very end of the third set before coming up just short, finishing fourth overall. The weekend all-star award went to Cole Harder.

The senior girls team had an up-and-down weekend, never giving up, eventually finishing in second place overall. The girls had to come back in the third set of the semi-final to win their way into the final, and coach Alex Bacso says the team had great court vision.

“On the court, there was a lot of joy and appreciation to be playing in close games and earning positive outcomes. NPSS has been building this program for years, and the dedication of the players is starting to pay dividends,” said Bacso. Grace McEachern got the weekend all-star award for the senior girls volleyball team.

The cross country teams competed at Bear Mountain Ski Hill for a muddy, but fun weekend.

Kane Schreiner came in 2nd place, Ronin Laurie came in 3rd place for the senior boys cross country team.

Raelle Amboe got 1st place, Elanor Copes came 2nd, Isabelle Amboe 3rd, Rilyn Clement 4th, Meghan Stobbe 5th, Isabelle Bojczuk 6th, and Sidney Bennie came in 9th in the senior girls division.

Next weekend, the cross country team heads to Zones in Quesnel on October 23rd.

The senior boys volleyball team heads to Prince George on October 22nd and 23rd, while the junior and senior girls volleyball teams are in Dawson Creek on October 23rd.