The Charles Hays Senior Boys volleyball team will be heading to provincials after defeating the Smithers Secondary School Griffins in three straight sets.

Prince Rupert volleyball squad headed to provincials

Prince Rupert's senior boys volleyball team will be competing for the provincial championship after defeating Smithers in the zone finals.

The Charles Hays Secondary senior boys volleyball team will be competing for the provincial championship after defeating the Smithers Secondary School Gryphons in the zone final on Nov. 17.

The Rainmakers started out strong, leading 15-10 midway through the first set as the team set-up spike after spike while displaying some solid defense, and went on to win the set 25-16.

In the second set, the Rainmakers dominated the early going, amassing a 15-5 lead early on. Down 18-7 shortly after a time out, the Gryphons players looked defeated on the court, which allowed Prince Rupert to carry forward the early momentum en-route to a 25-12 second set win.

But the Gryphons were resilient and were anything but out as they took an early lead in what proved to be a competitive start to the third. The two teams were actually tied at seven in the early going, but Prince Rupert went on an 8-1 run as the Gryphons continued to falter on the court. The final nail in the Smithers coffin came when the team couldn’t return the serve, and the Rainmakers celebrated a 25-12 final set victory to take the game three sets to none.

Garret Kobza, who was a strong presence at the net, was named the Most Valuable Player of the zones. The provincials will be held in Kelowna from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1.

Just Posted

LETTER: Keep commercial fishery issues in correct context

Response to letter from Prince Rupert-based commercial fish harvester

Heart of Our City: Sean Carlson gives back as a trailblazer

President of the Kaien Island Trail Enhancement and Recreation Society helps Rupertites get on trail

MVP of the Week: Giving team a try

Lindsay Gidney has taken his passion for team and sport with him around the world

Former Prince Rupert man wanted on kidnapping and extortion warrants

Terrace RCMP requesting public’s help to find Ira Adam Bryant

This Week Podcast — Episode 85

Learn how you could create your own law. MP Nathan Cullen is this week’s guest on Create Your Canada

175 evacuation orders lifted as floods recede in Grand Forks

Officials hope to have all 3,000 people back in their homes by Monday night

B.C. Lions bring back 6-time all-star offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye

He was acquired by the Montreal Alouettes last year.

Whitecaps rally for 2-2 draw with FC Dallas

Vancouver climbed out of a two-nil hole to tie FC Dallas 2-2

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

Chilliwack Chiefs moving on to RBC Cup final after thrilling win over Ottawa

Kaden Pickering scored the winning goal in the 3rd period as Chilliwack won their semi-final 3-2.

VIDEO: As floodwaters recede, crews assess the damage to Grand Forks’ downtown

More than four dozen firefighters and building inspectors came out to help

Wellington Dukes pull off epic upset of Wenatchee at RBC Cup

The Dukes are off to the championship game after downing the Wild 2-1 Saturday at Prospera Centre.

Canada to face U.S. for bronze at world hockey championship

Canada was looking to play in the gold medal game for a fourth straight year, but saw 3-2 loss

Most Read