Tournament all-star Sally Mathews and her Elgin Park teammates won the PAN Classic volleyball title Saturday

Elgin Park Orcas capture PAN Classic crown

Highly-ranked South Surrey senior girls volleyball team beats Lambrick Park in finals.

As expected, the Elgin Park Orcas came out on top at the Peace Arch News Classic last weekend.

At sixth in the 4A senior girls high school volleyball rankings, the Orcas were the lone team from the provincial top-10 at the tournament, which was played at Elgin Park and Semiahmoo Secondaries Oct. 24-25.

Led by tournament MVP Darby Dunn, the Orcas swept the Lambrick Park Pride 2-0 in Saturday’s championship match. Last year, Dunn was an all-star as the Orcas placed third.

The Pride were in front for much of the first set of the championship match, but Elgin Park rallied for a 25-23 win.

Lambrick Park fell behind early in the second set, then pulled to within two before falling 25-21.

Sally Mathews of Elgin Park and Steph Galatzine and Rina Zukeran of the runner-up Pride were selected to the all-star team.

Uncertainty caused by a strike by B.C. teachers at the start of the school year limited the field to just 16 teams this season, down from the 28 which competed a year ago, and the field included four junior teams.

One of those Grade 9-10 squads took home bronze medals, as the Langley Christian Lightning juniors defeated the Clayton Heights Nightriders 2-1 in a close match for third place. The Lightning came out on top 25-12, 21-25, 18-16.

Clayton Heights, ranked 10th in the 3A rankings, went up 11-6 in the deciding game before the Lightning scored eight consecutive points for a 14-11 advantage.

The Night Riders then surged ahead 15-14, just a point away from clinching the match when Langley Christian regained the lead.

Keira Fisher of the Night Riders earned an all-star nomination.

Just Posted

Cloverdale Toastmasters celebrate 25 years of learning and laughter

Cloverdale club is a high achieving, yet laid-back Toastmasters group

White Rock restaurant serving up support for youth mental health

June 25 fundraiser at Uli’s organized in honour of the late Anthony Bourdain

Surrey RCMP searching for missing 15-year-old Aboriginal girl

Police say Megan Hindmarch was last seen in the 12400-block of 97B Street at 8 p.m. on June 18

McCallum’s canal pitch took Surrey councillors by surprise

City government has more important issues pressing than building a canal, councillors say

Crime Stoppers urges Lower Mainland residents to check these 9 safety items every night

Home security tips demonstrated at Cloverdale house on Wednesday

Scorpion gives birth after hitching ride in B.C. woman’s luggage

A Vancouver woman inadvertently brought the animal home from a trip to Cuba

B.C. teen killed by falling tree near Victoria

Second youth also injured in freak incident during field trip at Camp Barnard near Sooke

Commercial fishers in B.C. now required to wear life-jackets on deck: WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBC reports 24 work-related deaths in the commercial fishing industry between 2007 and 2018

Beekeeping Rossland boy finds human kindness sweet as honey

Family overwhelmed by kind offerings of strangers

B.C. files second legal challenge against Alberta over turn-off-taps law

B.C. government filed a second lawsuit against Alberta on June 14

Tax credits, penalizing big polluters, key to Conservative climate plan

Canada’s commitment is to cut emissions to 70 per cent of what they were in 2005 before 2030

North Delta happenings: week of June 20

Events and community listings for North Delta

PHOTOS: Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa is gone

The Conservative Member of Parliament and long-time community advocate died in hospice this morning

Victoria double murder trial: Blood splatter analyst found no shoe prints on scene

RCMP analyst testifies to smears, fingermarks, ‘swipe and wipe’ patterns around apartment

Most Read