Penticton Secondary School volleyball players team up to attempt a block on the Princess Margaret Mustangs during the annual cross city volleyball game on Nov. 14.

Penticton Secondary School volleyball players team up to attempt a block on the Princess Margaret Mustangs during the annual cross city volleyball game on Nov. 14.

Video: Lakers tame Mustangs in cross-city volleyball match

Penticton high schools meet on the volleyball court for a good cause

By Matthew Abrey

Special to the Western News

Penticton Senior Secondary hosted Princess Margaret Secondary School Tuesday evening in their annual cross-city volleyball match.

Both schools were out in full colours to support their teams, with one side of the gymnasium decked out in Mustangs black and red, and the other in the home-team Lakers purple and gold. But, it was ultimately the home crowd Lakers fans who got the results they came for.

The Pen High Lakers ladies were dominant in their match, taking it in straight sets over the visiting Mustangs, 25-17, 25-13.

The Lakers boys also took home the cross-city trophy, winning in straight sets, 25-17, 25-21.

The atmosphere was electric on both sides of the stands the entire night, with everything from airhorns to four-foot drums being used to attempt to throw the other team off their game. The friendly-match also included mid-game entertainment with a poutine eating contest sponsored by Jefferz Fryz that was won by Rhys McDonald and Ethan Konno.

“It was pretty loud,” said Princess Margaret player Liam Brown. “From both Maggie and Pen High, there was just so much energy and noise which made it pretty cool to play in.”

Pen High vice-principal Andrea DeVito echoed Brown’s feelings on the atmosphere.

“There has been a great energy in the school all day in anticipation for the game,” said DeVito. “It’s really grown in popularity over the last five years, and it’s excellent for school spirit for both the Lakers and the Mustangs.”

The event collected 250 food items for the 10,000 Tonight campaign, which for over 20 years has included all the city’s high schools, in support of the Salvation Army Food Bank, with the ultimate goal of collecting 10,000 food items in one night. The main collection event takes place on Nov. 29, but the Lakers and Mustangs took advantage of Tuesday night’s games to get a head-start.

Last year, over 17,000 items were collected. The schools are aiming to break that number this year.

 

Princess Margaret Mustangs fans cheer on their volleyball squad as they get announced at the cross city championship game against the Penticton Secondary School Lakers on Nov. 14.

Princess Margaret Mustangs fans cheer on their volleyball squad as they get announced at the cross city championship game against the Penticton Secondary School Lakers on Nov. 14.

Just Posted

This parking on the east side of Martin Street will be removed permanently Monday morning (June 21, 2021) to put in the Lake to Lake bike lane. (City of Penticton)
Parking removed permanently to make way for bike lane in downtown Penticton

Work begins Monday morning to replace parking spots with bike lane on Martin Street

Jaimee Peters photo of a Willow Midwives helping with a birth. Willow closed its doors March 31 because of a shortage of midwives. (Contributed)
South Okanagan’s only midwifery to re-open this summer

Willow Community Midwives was forced to close because of a shortage of midwives

Gord Portman getting ready for the Father’s Day dunk tank fundraiser for Discovery House. So far Portman has raised $3,000. (Facebook)
Penticton man takes the plunge for recovery house that helped save his life

Gord Portman said Discovery House and Pathways have been everything in his 1 year sobriety

(File photo)
Supreme Court Justice rules Bay has to pay Penticton’s Cherry Lane mall

The ruling found that there had been no unavoidable delay preventing the Bay from paying their rent

Summerland cidery Millionaires' Row is hosting a Father's Day car and art show. (Facebook)
Vintage cars, art and cider for Father’s Day

Summerland’s Millionaires’ Row Cider Co. is hosting the car and art show

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

FILE – Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Feds to issue update on border measures for fully vaccinated Canadians, permanent residents

Border with U.S. to remain closed to most until at least July 21

A portion of the George Road wildfire burns near Lytton, B.C. in this Friday, June 18, 2021 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, BC Wildfire Service *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Blaze near Lytton spread across steep terrain, says BC Wildfire Service

Fire began Wednesday and is suspected to be human-caused, but remains under investigation

Blair Lebsack, owner of RGE RD restaurant, poses for a portrait in the dining room, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. Canadian restaurants are having to find ways to deal with the rising cost of food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canadian restaurateurs grapple with rising food costs, menu prices expected to rise

Restaurants are a low margin industry, so there’s not a lot of room to work in additional costs

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
Fort St. John man arrested after allegedly inviting sexual touching from children

Two children reported the incident to a trusted adult right away

Barbara Violo, pharmacist and owner of The Junction Chemist Pharmacy, draws up a dose behind vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on the counter, in Toronto, Friday, June 18, 2021. An independent vaccine tracker website founded by a University of Saskatchewan student says just over 20 per cent of eligible Canadians — those 12 years old and above — are now fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
At least 20% of eligible Canadians fully vaccinated, 75% with one dose: data

Earlier projections for reopening at this milestone didn’t include Delta variant

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was stabbed and killed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna woman who fatally stabbed Eli Beauregard facing up to 1.5 years of jail time

Her jail sentence would be followed by an additional one to 1.5 years of supervision

Cpl. Scott MacLeod and Police Service Dog Jago. Jago was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, June 17. (RCMP)
Abbotsford police, RCMP grieve 4-year-old service dog killed in line of duty

Jago killed by armed suspect during ‘high-risk’ incident in Alberta

The George Road wildfire near Lytton, B.C., has grown to 250 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service)
B.C. drone sighting halts helicopters fighting 250 hectares of wildfire

‘If a drone collides with firefighting aircraft the consequences could be deadly,’ says BC Wildfire Service

Most Read