South Fraser Championship banners and B.C. berths will be on the line next week as the high school volleyball season for senior teams hits the homestretch.
The South Fraser boys AAA tournament gets underway on Monday and is easily the most competitive zone in the province with five teams currently in the top 10 of the provincial rankings including the No. 5 Delta Pacers and No. 8 Seaquam Seahawks.
The No. 2 ranked McMath Wildcats from Richmond will be the team to beat while the Pacers and Seahawks are joined by No. 7 Elgin Park and No. 10 Steveston-London Sharks as other contenders looking to secure trips to the B.C. AAA Championships later this month in Kelowna.
The final is slated for next Thursday (Nov. 17) at McMath.
Meanwhile, the No. 3 ranked South Delta Sun Devils will look to repeat on home floor at the South Fraser AAAA Girls Championships.
The Sun Devils have a bye directly to Tuesday’s semi-finals (7:30 p.m.), while Seaquam has earned the No. 2 seed and will open play Monday against Panorama. The title match goes at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The tier for the largest schools in the province is dominated by Kelowna area schools with Okanagan Mission (No. 1), Mount Boucherie (No. 3) and Kelowna (No. 4) surrounding South Delta in the latest rankings. Okanagan Mission is also hosting provincials.
At Southpointe Academy, the host and No. 5 ranked Titans will be looking to secure a trip to the B.C. “A” Championships as they host the three team South Fraser playoffs. Southpointe will play the winner of Surrey Christian and White Rock Christian in the final next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.