The grade 8 Mitchell Warrior boys Volleyball team beat the Stoneybrook Knights 15-13 on Tuesday, taking the divisional championship after some neck-in-neck competition.

After winning the first set and losing the second, Setter Boston Thiessen says the final game was intense: “It was very nerve-racking in the last set, and we were losing by seven, but we were able to bring our team together and get the points we needed.”2018 11 warriorball3Sam Duvont, Boston Thiessen, Cooper Penner, with Coach Melanie Friesen

Another player, Sam Duvont, notes that the Mitchell Middle School's grade 8 boys are fairly short and when they played the Knights earlier in the year, were intimidated by their height. Duvont is proud his team was able to overcome that obstacle.

Reflecting on the past year Power Cooper Penner notes: “It was really fun. The coaches were fun and serious at the same time, but we are all leaders on the team and we played really well”.

One coach, Melanie Friesen, says she has been working with these boys for a year and a half in both school and club volleyball. “The boys continually come to practice ready to work,” comments Friesen with a smile, “and when they don’t I make them run. But their hard work made us successful in the end, so that’s great.”

With this win, the Mitchell Warriors have qualified to play in the Provincial Championships next weekend.

2018 11 warriorball2The Warriors and the Stoneybrook Knights had an three intense sets

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Wednesday, December 12th

WWHSHL
SRSS 2 Kildonan East 1 (SO)

WHSHL
Vincent Massey 7 SRSS 2

HTJHL
St. Adolphe at Grunthal, 8 p.m.

MJHL
Showcase
@ Seven Oaks Arena in Wpg
Selkirk 5 Swan Valley 4 (OT)
Portage 4 Dauphin 3
Virden 2 Steinbach 1 (OT)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild 4 Pembina Valley 1
Wpg Thrashers 5 Central Plains 1
Southwest 7 Parkland 0

NHL
Vegas 3 N.Y. Islanders 2
Chicago 6 Pittsburgh 3
Calgary 6 Philadelphia 5 (OT)
Dallas at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

NBA
Brooklyn 127 Philadelphia 124
Boston 130 Washington 125 (OT)
Indiana 113 Milwaukee 97
Cleveland 113 New York 106
Charlotte 108 Detroit 107
New Orleans 118 Oklahoma City 114
Memphis 92 Portland 83
Dallas 114 Atlanta 107
Utah 111 Miami 84
Minnesota at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Toronto at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 13th

CSHL
La Broquerie at Lac du Bonnet, 8:30 p.m.

HTJHL
Lorette at Mitchell, 8 p.m.
Springfield vs Red River
@ St. Jean, 8 p.m.

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman vs Interlake
@ Stonewall, 7 p.m.

NHL
Los Angeles at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Arizona at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Carolina at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
Florida at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Dallas at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

NFL
L.A. Chargers at Kansas City, 7:20 p.m.

NBA
L.A. Lakers at Houston, 7 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Orlando, 8:30 p.m.
Dallas at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m.

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