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Senior Flyers are champs of Westwind volleyball

GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR – MARCI STOCKTON

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Westwind Volleyball League champion Flyers. Back row, from left: coach Sarah Duncan, Hayley Grier-Stewart, Nicole Quinlan, Carlin Van Driesten, Bailey Perry, Hayley Stockton, Holly Bergo, Kali Bastien, Nicolle Roy and coach Mark Perry. Front row: Keeley Cook, Amy Cook, Ashley Gunderson, Rachel Hoglund, Amanda Yunick and Brooklyn Bourassa.

The F.P. Walshe Flyers had an exciting weekend at the Westwind Volleyball League’s post-season tournament at Willow Creek Composite high school in Claresholm.
The Flyers had been given a bye to the quarterfinals match, as they had finished first overall in the regular season of play.
The Flyers first match was against Nobleford at 9 a.m. Saturday. The girls showed up with their game face on, winning all three sets by scores of 25-11, 25-15 and 25-16.
The second match was against St. Michael’s Dragons from Pincher Creek at 11:30 a.m. and again the girls were in the zone, winning the semi-finals in three straight by scores of 25-16, 25-13 and 25-17.
The final match took place against the rival home town team, Willow Creek Composite at 3:30 p.m.
The girls were ready for the final match. They knew that they had their work cut out for them but they came out strong winning the first match 25-21.
Claresholm battled back, winning the second match 25-16.
The Flyers did not let the loss get to their heads. They regrouped and came out finishing strong winning match three 25-18 and match four 25-19, which clinched their championship title and another banner to add to the rafters of F.P. Walshe school.
Congratulations to the girls for their outstanding play this season.
During the tournament the F.P. Walshe Flyers received many awards for their outstanding play during the regular season.
Both the junior varsity and senior girls were recognized with first place plaques, as both teams went undefeated for the entire season in the Westwind Volleyball League.
Amanda Yunick of the Flyers was the recipient of the league MVP title and all-star recognition was awarded to teammates Bailey Perry, Rachel Hoglund, Carlin Van Driesten and Hayley Stockton.
Thank you to coach Sarah Duncan for all of her time spent with the girls this season.
A very special thank you goes out to Mark Perry who has been a coach, a mentor and a friend to these girls for the past five years. Job well done.

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