Shawnigan, Claremont win volleyball tournaments

Shawnigan Lake School took top spot in the junior girls volleyball tournament hosted by Duncan Christian School last weekend, while Claremont Secondary topped the boys tournament.

Shawnigan defeated Brentwood’s A team 25-18, 25-11 in the girls tournament final to capture top spot. Rounding out the field were Ladysmith Secondary in third, Brentwood’s B squad in fourth, and the host Chargers in fifth.

Shawnigan’s Mikhala Findlay was named tournament MVP, while the all-star team consisted of Clarisse Owen (Shawnigan), Debra Chima (Brentwood A), Piper Doerksen (Ladysmith), Hannah Marof (Brentwood B), and Emily Neufeld (DCS).

The boys tournament was played in a round robin, and Claremont moved ahead of DCS in the standings by winning the team’s head-to-head match 26-24, 20-25, 15-11. Behind the second-place Chargers were Gagliardi Christian Academy in third, Abbotsford Christian in fourth, Ucluelet in fifth, and Gulf Islands in sixth.

Trevor Copp of Claremont was named MVP, while Mike Brandsma represented DCS on the all-star team.