The Ballenas Whalers senior volleyball team proudly show off their third place trophy that they won at the North Islands. They advanced to the Island Championships where they finished sixth. (Bobby Kitazaki photo)

The Ballenas Whalers senior volleyball team proudly show off their third place trophy that they won at the North Islands. They advanced to the Island Championships where they finished sixth. (Bobby Kitazaki photo)

Ballenas Whalers senior girls place sixth at Island high school volleyball championships

‘The girls really came together as a team for their final tournament’

Ballenas Whalers had a good run at the Senior Girls AAA Volleyball Island Championships, held at Stelly’s Secondary on Nov. 19-20.

The Whalers advanced to the Island championships after placing third at the North Islands at Mark Isfeld Secondary in Comox the previous week.

The Ballenas girls ended their run with a hard-fought win against Gulf Islands to place sixth overall.

Whalers hitter Adelaide Waldie was named the Most Valuable Player of the game.

“The girls really came together as a team for their final tournament,” said coach Jessica Kerr. “They improved immensely throughout the season, finishing the season off strong demonstrating true grit against some of the strongest teams in the province.

“It was great seeing high school sports back in action. The sportsmanship amongst the teams was higher then ever, all teams were just happy to be back competing amongst one another in a safe environment.”

The Whalers team consisted of Mckenna Waddell, Kaidynce Vigue, Aubrey Rayner, Renata Kamel, Kai Kitazaki, Jade Holman, Ellie Dugas, Macy Hughes, Rhiannon Williams, Adelaide Waldie and Grace Bouman.

The Island was won by Mount Douglas who beat Carihi Secondary in the finals. Both teams will head to the B.C. championships.

— NEWS Staff

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