SHSAA 2021 Boys Volleyball Championship

November 28, 2021 by  
Filed under Provincial and Territorial News


BOYS’ 1AMuenster SchoolRouleau SchoolAnnaheim School
BOYS’ 2AMcLurg High School, WilkieCornerstone, Moose JawMaidstone Comprehensive High School
BOYS 3AValley Christian Academy, OslerUnity Composite High ScholCarnduff High School
BOYS’ 4AJohn Paul II Collegiate, North BattlefordCarptenture High School, Meadow LakeCentral Collegiate Institute, Moose Jaw
BOYS’ 5ASwift Current ComprehensiveSt Mary’s High School, Prince AlbertCentennial Collegiate, Saskatoon
Muenster School
McLug High School
Valley Christian Academy
John Paul II Collegiate
Swift Current Comprehensive

Participating Teams

Vanguard Community SchoolMaidstone Comprehensive High SchoolCarnduff High School
Lafleche Central SchoolBirch Hills SchoolsSaskatoon Christian
Annaheim SchoolMcLug High School, WilkieDalmeny High School
Rouleau SchoolÉcole St-Isidore, BellevueShaunavon High School
Yellow Grass High SchoolLangenburgBiggar Central Schoool
Fox Valley SchoolSt Walburg SchoolAssiniboia Compsite High School
Beechy High SchoolMeath Park High SchoolKipling High School
Muenster SchoolCornerstone, Moose JawValley Christian Acadmey, Osler
Medstead Central SchoolSturgis Composite SchoolUnity Composite High Schol
Ogema SchoolHarevest City Christian AcademyLashburn High School

Carptenture High School, Meadow LakeSwift Current Comprehensive
E D Feehan, SaskatoonSt Mary’s High School, Prince Albert
Humboldt Collegiate InstituteDr Martin LeBoldus Catholic High School
Central Collegiate Institute, Moose JawCentennial Collegiate, Saskatoon
Melville Comprehensive SchoolCarlton Comprehensive High School
John Paul II Collegiate, North BattlefordSt Joseph High School, Saskatoon
Melfort and Unit Comprehensive CollegiateLloydminster Comprehensive High School
Tisdale Middle and Secondary SchoolCampbell Collegiate, Regina
Vanier Collegiate Institute, Moose JawYorkton Regional High School
A E Peacock Collegiate, Moose JawBethlehem Catholic HS, Saskatoon

McLurg Broncs are golden

The McLurg boys volleyball team would return to school as 2A SHSAA provincial volleyball champions

Sherri Solomko Nov 28, 2021 8:00 PM

  • Zac Hango, Reece Harris, Luke Mzychzyszyn, Kaleb Fenrich, Owen Mann, Isaiah Mamer, Lyndin Ochs, Carter Cey, Keyan Sittler, Carter Wakelin, Kayden Braun, coached by Greg and Paula Mamer, won the 2A SHSAA Provincial volleyball championship.

Zac Hango, Reece Harris, Luke Mzychzyszyn, Kaleb Fenrich, Owen Mann, Isaiah Mamer, Lyndin Ochs, Carter Cey, Keyan Sittler, Carter Wakelin, Kayden Braun, coached by Greg and Paula Mamer, won the 2A SHSAA Provincial volleyball championship.Photo courtesy of Jana Sittler

UPDATED, Nov. 29

WILKIE — It is what they had been working for all season. McLurg Broncs earned a provincial gold medal at the Saskatchewan High School Athletics 2A provincial championship.

After a non-season in 2020, volleyball players were somewhat tentative when starting their season, wondering if the pandemic would erase another one of their high school experiences. However, a roster of 11, five of those players in their final high school year, achieved the goal they started with in earning a provincial volleyball medal.

Including their home super-volley tournament, the Broncs played five tournaments this season, showing the talent of this team and earning some hardware along the way. The Broncs hosted conference playoffs winning their way to regional championships that took place in Moose Jaw. Wilkie captured gold earning them a berth to 2A provincials in St. Walburg and Turtleford.

The Broncs brought it big to their provincial event, keeping their eye on the goal they set at the beginning of the season. The team swept through the event undefeated, winning every game in two sets, including the final against Moose Jaw Cornerstone which they won 25-18 and 25-17.

Grade 12 player, Keyan Sittler says, “We worked for this moment our whole season. We knew we had a very good shot at winning, but didn’t want to get ahead of ourselves. Had a few ups and downs along our playoff run. Lost our most valuable player for conferences, but the team managed to pull through and we won, dropping only one set.”

Keyan remembers Regionals as tough.

“We got off to a rough start, not playing our best. We played Moose Jaw Cornerstone in the final and it was an exciting game. After looking what was coming out of the other regions, we had a strong feeling that we would play them in the final at provincials, as long as everything went right.”

He says they brought their A game to provincials

“We delivered a strong showing at provincials and ended up exactly where we wanted to be. We knew we would have to step it up to beat Moose Jaw again, as they’re a strong team.”

He says the team battled nerves, but prevailed.

“We came out pumped, played one of the best games we’ve played this season, and ended up beating Moose Jaw in two sets to be provincial champions, completing the full provincial sweep not losing a set, or giving up more than 20 points in a set.”

The Grade 12 players have been fortunate to be coached by Greg and Paula Mamer their whole volleyball career, Keyan says and credits their leadership for the gold medal win.

Coaches Greg and Paula Mamer say, “As coaches, we just felt blessed and privileged to be able to work with this group of young men. They worked very hard to achieve the goal they set for themselves.They went on quite an amazing run these past few weekends, and never seemed to get down or let any pressure get to them. We had amazing support from the parents, school and community as a whole, so it made our job as coaches that much easier.”

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