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Walkerton Riverhawks senior girls’ volleyball team wins BAA championship

The Walkerton Riverhawks captured the BAA senior girls' volleyball championship on Feb. 12, and qualified for CWOSSA on Feb. 19. CWOSSA will be held on their home court on Thursday, Feb. 27.

Riverhawks qualify for CWOSSA on Feb. 27 in Walkerton

WALKERTON – The Walkerton Riverhawks senior girls’ volleyball team is peaking at the right time. They have held a respectable 5 – 3 record for the regular season, but it is now, during the post season, that they are starting to fly. The first post season test for the Riverhawks was for a berth in the CWOSSA tournament.

The CWOSSA qualifiers were held at Peninsula Shores District School in Wiarton on Feb. 12. The girls were prepared and beat Bruce Peninsula District School in the semi finals in three straight with scores of 25-10, 25-10, and 25 – 14. The next challenge was to play the hometown team from PSDS. They continued with their dominate ways, winning the first three sets with scores of 25 – 11, 25 – 10, 25 – 17. The wins earned the girls a berth into CWOSSA.

The BAA championships were held at Owen Sound District Secondary School on Feb. 19.  The Riverhawks found themselves facing the undefeated, hometown Wolves in the semi-finals. The Wolves had the fans behind them, and they were loud! The match lasted almost two hours and went the distance, using all five sets to decide a winner. After the dust had settled, WDCS came out on top, winning the final set 15 -12. This win set up an all Walkerton final, with the Riverhawks taking on the Sacred Heart Crusaders. The Crusaders had won both previous meetings this season. The Riverhawks were on a roll that continued into this game. The ladies from WDCS fought hard and won three sets straight, 25-16, 25-17, 25-22.

The next competition for the Riverhawks is the CWOSSA ‘A’ girls volleyball tournament on Thursday, Feb. 27. WDCS has the privilege to host this event.

Walkerton District Community School will also be hosting the OFSAA Girls ‘A’ volleyball championships on Monday, March 9 – Wednesday, March 11. The competition will be fierce, as the top 20 high school teams from ‘A’ schools are descending upon Walkerton and Kincardine.

Pool play will happen at four locations in Bruce County: Walkerton District Community School, Sacred Heart High School, Kincardine District Community School and the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Wednesday is playoff day and those games will be played at WDCS and SHHS for the morning, with the championship games will be played at WDCS. Approximate time of play will be from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Games are open to the public. Cost is $10 per day for adults, $5 for seniors and $20 for the 3-day pass.

Walkerton District Community School thanks their community partners for their generous donations to help make this a successful tournament. Follow www.ofsaa.on.ca/girls-volleyball/ for updates on teams and schedules.