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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Monday, December 10th

WHSHL
Sturgeon Heights 3 SRSS 2 (OT)

WWHSHL
SRSS 2 Kildonan East 0

MJHL
Showcase
@ Seven Oaks Arena in Wpg
Steinbach 3 Neepawa 1
Selkirk 6 Waywayseecappo 1
Wpg Blues 4 OCN 2

NHL
Pittsburgh 2 N.Y. Islanders 1 (SO)
Tampa Bay 6 N.Y. Rangers 3
Detroit 3 Los Angeles 1
San Jose 5 New Jersey 2

NFL
Seattle 21 Minnesota 7

NBA
Philadelphia 116 Detroit 102 
Indiana 109 Washington 101 
Boston 113 New Orleans 100 
Sacramento 108 Chicago 89
Oklahoma City 122 Utah 113 
Milwaukee 108 Cleveland 92 
Dallas 101 Orlando 76 
L.A. Clippers 123 Phoenix 119 (OT)
Denver 105 Memphis 95 
Golden State 116 Minnesota 108
L.A. Lakers 108 Miami 105

Tuesday, December 11th

MJHL
Showcase
@ Seven Oaks Arena in Wpg
Portage vs Swan Valley, 1 p.m.
Waywayseecappo vs Dauphin, 4 p.m.
Winkler vs Virden, 7 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Parkland at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

NHL
Arizona at Boston, 6 p.m.
Vancouver at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Los Angeles at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Carolina, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Washington, 6:30 p.m.
Montreal at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Florida at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at Colorado, 8 p.m.

NBA
Portland at Houston, 7 p.m.
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