HCS volleyball team is off to provincials

The HCS senior girls volleyball team is off to provincials after handily winning every game at a zone tournament last weekend.

The senior girls team from Houston Christian School returns a volley on their way to winning a zone tournament in Smithers on Nov. 19.

After handily winning  all their games at the Houston zone tournament in Smithers last weekend, the senior girls volleyball team at Houston Christian School is going on to provincials.

Speaking on the court after their gold-medal game, coach Emily Duzan wasted no time laying out the game-plan.

“We’ve got a couple more practices to give ‘er,” she said, adding that the way the girls practice will have to shift over the next 10 days or so.

“We’ve got to block more, we’ve got to cut more. It’s stiff competition out there,” she said.

Hosted in Prince George on Dec. 1 and Dec. 3, Duzan said the teams to beat at that tournament come from Kelowna and the Lower Mainland: High Road Academy, Immaculada and Kelowna Christian High School.

“There’s some history,” she said, laughing. HCS has gone to provincials three times, but has yet to taste victory.

“Third time’s the charm,” she said.

Duzan said it’s no secret why the girls have done so well—it’s all about work ethic.

“We’ve got great girls. They work so stinking hard,” she said. “At the end of practice—lots of people don’t think they’re as hard as games—but they’re just dripping sweat. And it shows on the court.”

At a recent tournament in Prince Rupert, Duzan said organizers handed her an all-star shirt at the beginning of the weekend to give to her star player.

“I couldn’t pick,” she said. “I cut the shirt up into ten pieces!”

Just Posted

Bulkley Valley SD 54 superintendent leaving

Chris van der Mark has been superintendent with SD54 for eight years, and has hands full in Cariboo.

B.C. chiefs show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Chiefs from around B.C. outside the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in Smithers show support.

Woman killed in head-on crash near Vanderhoof

RCMP say driver crossed the centre line and hit a loaded fuel tanker truck

RCMP to review actions at Wet’suwet’en pipeline protest camps

Senior Mountie says he hopes protests will be peaceful following deal with hereditary chiefs

Houston property assessments nudge up

District now working on 2019 spending plans

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Kamala Harris opens U.S. presidential bid in challenge to Trump

The 54-year old portrayed herself as a fighter for justice, decency and equality in a video distributed by her campaign

Most Read