SUBMITTED PHOTO Above, the ADSS Armada Senior Volleyball team won the Tier 2 tournament at VIU on Sept 29-30.

ADSS volleyball players earn division win

The Alberni Armada played in a 35-team tournament at Vancouver Island University

The Alberni District Secondary School Senior Girls Volleyball team kicked off their season with a championship win on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The girls played in a 35-team tournament at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo over the weekend, featuring teams from all over British Columbia.

The Armada was one of 14 teams in the second-place silver tier, and won four straight matches to win that division.

The final match was a best-of-three sets against Saint Thomas Aquinas Secondary School from North Vancouver, in what turned out to be a very close game. The Armada lost their first set 25-23, won the second set 25-21 and won the tiebreaker round 15-10.

“The girls performed very well under a lot of pressure,” said Armada head coach Jean Contant. “All the matches were very close. The key was that they were very positive, and they supported each other.”

This is the first time in two years that ADSS has had a senior volleyball team, as there have not been enough girls in previous years to form a team.

ADSS will be hosting the North Island Championship on Nov. 10-11 for anyone who wants to check out the volleyball action.


Alberni Armada player Laurel Davidson looks to set the ball during a match against the Barsby Bulldogs on Saturday at the Vancouver Island University High School Volleyball Tournament in Nanaimo. GREG SAKAKI / NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN

GREG SAKAKI / NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN Left, ADSS Armada player Julie Korver (left) competes above the net during a match against the Barsby Bulldogs on Saturday at the Vancouver Island University High School Volleyball Tournament in Nanaimo.

Just Posted

#MeToo at work: How reporting sexual harassment works – and how it doesn’t

British Columbians have four options to report harassment or assault, but none of them are easy

San Group wants to expand forest holdings in Alberni Valley

Mill owners announce new shifts, commitment to keeping logs, jobs on Island

Alberni Salvation Army’s kettle campaign in dire need of volunteers

Campaign is only at 30 percent of its total in major fundraiser

BCHL: Grizzlies claw back to beat Bulldogs

Alberni Valley Bulldogs lose despite an early lead

#MeToo at work: B.C. women share horrifyingly common sexual assaults

It happens to more people than you might think and impacts women inside and outside of the workplace

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

Myers high on Canada

AT RANDOM: Mike Myers says it right, eh

B.C. government to launch coastal ferry review in January

The Province will begin a comprehensive review of the coastal ferry service in British Columbia in 2018

Federal Crown drops appeal after charges against pot activist dismissed

Dana Larsen said he was served notice at his home in Vancouver and the case was to be heard July 2

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry May 19

Kensington Palace announced the date to the public Friday

Debt-to-household-income ratio rises in third quarter

Total household credit market debt grew to $2.11 trillion in the third quarter

PART I: How Prince Rupert schools teach Indigenous language to hundreds of students

A multimedia series with videos and photos from children’s Sm’algyax classes on B.C.’s North Coast

B.C. Mountie told to resign after texting teenage sex assault victim

RCMP documents say Const. Brian Eden sent sexually inappropriate photos to 17-year-old girl

B.C. Interior First Nation create a community radio station

The Tsilhqot’in National Government is developing a radio station to promote language revitalization and create unity

Most Read