100 Mile House tourney a smash

Kamloops wins local co-ed, cash volleyball tourney

Josh Melansen

Josh Melansen

Balls and bodies were sent flying and crashing all around the gym at 100 Mile House Junior Secondary on Feb. 8-9.

Seven teams from around the area competed in a volleyball tournament organized by a local one – Strange Brew – and in the words of 100 Mile House setter, Josh Dickerson, “It was good ball.”

“Typically what you get are some ex-university players. They’ve been out of university ball for a few years, but it’s still very competitive volleyball.”

The finals in the co-ed, six-on-six cash tournament saw one team from Kamloops beat another. Teams from 100 Mile House, Lytton and Williams Lake also competed.

Strange Brew tries to host two or three tournaments a year, Dickerson says, adding they’re good social events, too.

“Kamloops teams are always pressuring us to get a tournament going because they have such a good time up here. The teams don’t always come for the cash. They come because it’s a fun time.

“We get to socialize with the other teams out of town. Most of these teams we see on a regular basis at most of the tournaments.”

Dickerson adds they would like to host another tournament when the gym, currently under construction, at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School is ready.

“It’s going to be a bigger gym with all new equipment. We want to showcase it when it’s done.”