All Four Gab-Roy Volleyball Squads Reach Provincials


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Gab-Roy's Junior Varsity Girls at provincials in Killarney Joel Mangin

November has been full of stunning achievements for all four volleyball teams at College Gabrielle-Roy. Impressively, the Junior Varsity Girls, Junior Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys are all heading to their respective provincials.

The Varsity Boys’ achievement is especially notable, as they won the Zone 13 AAA championship on November 20.

“By winning the zone, they earned a spot in the AAA Provincial Championship,” explains Joel Mangin, Gab-Roy Vice-Principal. “Although we are a AA High school, our Varsity Boys compete at the AAA level.”

Mangin emphasizes just how much work has gone into making this season so successful.

“The work of the volunteer coaches and the dedication of our athletes made the 2017 season one of most remarkable in the history of the school,” he says.

Three of the four teams won their Zone 13 banners. The only exception is the Varsity Girls, who didn’t win zones but nonetheless earned a spot in the AA provincial championship after playing well at the regional qualifier in mid-November. 

The Junior Varsity Boys travelled to Steinbach for Provincials on Saturday, November 25. After finishing first in Pool A, the team went on to win the final against Rosenort in two sets.

The Junior Varsity Girls played in Killarney the same weekend. Unfortunately, they lost a tight semifinal against Warren and were unable to advance to the finals.

The Varsity Boys will play for the top spot in the province in Brandon during the first weekend in December, as will the Varsity Girls in Warren. 

“Our boys program has been strong for several years,” says Mangin. “However, in the last few years, the girls program is starting to gain momentum, especially with our JV girls team, who have shown excellent dedication to the sport. We also have many staff who work hard to support the program.”

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