Great season for Lakers junior boys

The Pen High Lakers junior boys volleyball team had a great season despite falling short of their provincial goal

A higher finish in the provincial championships eluded the Pen High Lakers junior boys volleyball team in West Kelowna Nov. 26-28.

Yet, placing 14th among 24 teams didn’t diminish what was considered a great season.

“Everyone worked hard,” said Lakers assistant coach Annika Everton. “Had quite a few players really develop and improve a lot. One who never played before and ended up being one of our best players (Nathan Clements).”

The Lakers, who won the Okanagan Valley championship, lost a crucial match against Victorias Royal Bay Ravens in three sets, 15-25, 25-19 and 15-12 after finishing second in their pool. Had they won, they could have finished in the top eight, which was their goal going in.

“It was really hard to lose that one,” said Everton. “After that we still played well.”

The coaches then gave most of their players as much playing time as possible so they could gain experience on the court. After losing to the Ravens, the Lakers faced Creston’s Prince Charles Bulldogs and lost in two sets, 25-15 and 25-23. The Lakers faced the Mt. Boucherie Bears for 13th spot and lost in two sets.

“As captain, I was excited to see my teammates play their best,” said Dan Everton.

Dan said being at provincials was a cool experience, especially the banquet and skills competition.

 

 

Just Posted

$6K raised in one day’s time for family of woman gunned down in Penticton

GoFundMe launched for family of Darlene Knippelberg, to pay for funeral costs and other expenses

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Clear skies and pushing 20 C

Environement Canada forcasts a sunny and warm Easter weekend

BC Care Providers to explore new solutions to care aide shortage in Okanagan

CEO Daniel Fontaine finishes Listening Tour, discusses possible care aide internship in Okanagan

Peeling away: OK strip clubs disappearing

Hear from Penticton’s only strip club owner about their success in a dying industry

It’s time to Ring and Sing, in spring

The Musaic Vocal Ensemble and the Oliver Handbell Ringers present a concert for bells and voices

Parliament Hill 4-20 organizers predict record crowd after legalization

A celebration? Yes, but organizers say concerns remain about the government’s decisions on legalization rollout

Seven tips to travel safely this Easter long weekend

An average of three people are killed, and hundreds more injured, each Easter long weekend in B.C.

Parents say Austrian climber missing in Banff National Park ‘lived his dream’

David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and American climber Jess Roskelley have been missing since Wednesday

Six months after legalization, high prices and supply issues boost illicit pot market

It has been six months since Canada became the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis

Seattle’s 4-20 ‘protestival’ enjoys tolerance, some support – and B.C. could do the same

Seattle’s Hempfest a large-scale occasions with vendors, prominent musical acts and thousands of attendees

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, multiple people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

Local Kelowna project tabs restaurant workers for industry fundraiser

The 2nd Hungry Games invites fundraises for local charities

Home Hardware to give away free Reusable Shopping Bags in honour of Earth Day

“We feel we have a responsibility to keep our ecological footprint as small as possible”

Most Read