Edson hosted the Grande Yellowhead Athletics Conference Volleyball Championship on November 20th. The event featured all four junior teams from Holy Redeemer High School, and they ended their season with a bang.
The Junior A Boys and Girls both played at Parkland. The Junior A Boys went 1-1 in their first two games, which placed them in second place in their pool. They then faced off against Niton in the quarter-final where they emerged victorious, placing them in the semi-final against Parkland. After a back and forth match, the Rebels won the close contest to advance to the gold medal game against Jasper. The Rebels won and captured the gold medal, winning their first ever GYAC Banner.
The Junior A Boys gold medalists are Riley Ahlefeldt, Levi Beckmann, David Gomez, Jadon Brown, Tayte Zaporosky, Sterling Jones, Carson Cherrington, Adison Kiland, Rhett Bourque, Riley Antonello, Jared Williams, and Brodie Schutz.
The Junior A Girls also had success at the tournament, as they made it to the gold medal game and took home the silver medal. The team was made up of grade 9 students Savannah Arnholtz, Haley Bishop, Ashley Byers, Lea Chomniak, Josina Kennedy, Halle Schutz, and Jayda Eichhorn, along with grade 8 students Immogen Glascow, Ava Kerr, Brooklyn Langridge, Madison Materi, Rosie Peterson, Dylan Todd, and Janaye Wright.
The Junior B Boys and Girls both hosted their matches at Holy Redeemer. The Junior B Boys won bronze, while the Junior B Girls finished in 4th place.
The Girls squad is made up of Danika Whelan, Charlotte Glasgow, Pearl Clark, Allison Giroux, Lexa Proskow, Hayley Pardy, Kaylynn Westman, and Keely Bowman.
The Boys team is made up of Jordan Murry, Josh Laurin, Terner Meropoulis, Shawn Williams, Max Steffler, Ethan Breault, Skylar Bodner, Renard Pasion, Jace Eichorn, Kayson Lamabe, Liam Perrin, Parker Vanderveen, Jarret Schwitz, and Jacob Wolfe.
With the HRH Volleyball Program now over for another year, the school is very excited that they get to hang their first Junior A Boys GYAC Banner on the gymnasium wall.