Students face off in volleyball tournament

‘The sportsmanship was outstanding this year’

Local elementary school students were running, jumping and hitting balls last week at the Mile 108 Elementary School during the Grade 7 volleyball tournament.

“It was awesome. We had such a great turnout, lots of parent support and teacher and coaches. The kids played phenomenal games,” says educational assistant Rae-Lynn Lytton, who organized the tournament.

Despite it being a Grade 7 tournament they also had some Grade 5 and 6 students from Lac la Hache Elementary School.

The students loved it, she says.

“They had so much fun. It’s almost like it’s a holiday for them. So they like that, a whole day with no school work.”

Mile 108 entered three teams, Horse Lake entered three, 100 Mile two and Lac la Hache one for a total of nine teams.

To determine the winner, the schools averaged out their points so the schools with fewer teams didn’t lose on account of having fewer teams.

Mile 108 students ended up in first, with Horse Lake and 100 Mile tied for second and Lac la Hache in third.

In January, students will be moving into basketball, says Lytton.

“They just all worked so hard and I’m so proud of them. I did three teams which is actually the most teams Mile 108 has ever put in. It was a ton of work but they did great and the sportsmanship was outstanding this year. They all did very very well.”

The Mile 108 PAC did concessions with pizza, hot dogs, tacos and candy.

“You always need candy to keep going for a day that long.”

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Just Posted

UPDATE: Wildfire northeast of Clinton put out by BC Wildfire Service

Fire at 51 Mile Creek suspected to be lightning-caused

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

On this B.C. Day long weekend, put your knowledge of our province to the test

Bursaries and bake sales at South Green Lake

Drive-thru homemade pie sale a huge success in a trying time

Amidst heatwaves, officials remind public to take water safety seriously

RCMP, Search and Rescue and BC branch of Lifesaving Society offer recommendations to those water-bound

Children enjoy activities at South Cariboo Rec Centre day camps

Children are getting the chance to enjoy fun day camps with COVID-19 precautions in place.

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

App requires users to have Apple or Android phones made in the last five years, and a relatively new operating system

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

B.C. First Nation adopts ‘digital twinning’ software to better manage territory

Software allows users to visualize what a mountain might look like if the trees on its slopes were logged

All inquiry recommendations implemented after fatal Port Hardy RCMP shooting: Ministry

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. cleared the RCMP officers involved of wrongdoing

Leave your deets when dining: Restaurants taking personal info to trace COVID-19

Health officials say indoor dining presents a higher risk

Raptors kneel for both American and Canadian anthems ahead of tipoff

Majority of players have substituted their names on the backs of their jerseys with racial and social justice messages

Wild’s Mathew Dumba makes anti-racism speech, kneels ahead of Blackhawks vs. Oilers

Matt Dumba, 26, took to center ice to speak on behalf of fellow members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance

Most Read