Published on October 07, 2013
Drew Boulter, from left, on behalf of M.E Callaghan Intermediate School, presents the Callaghan Volleyball Classic boys championship trophy and banner to Logan MacDougall and Keith Johnston, captains of the gold medal-winning Summerside Intermediate Owls.
Published on October 07, 2013
Named to the all-star team from the 37th annual M.E. Callaghan Boys Volleyball Classic are, from left, Isaac Knox and Diego LeClair, M.E. Callaghan; Logan MacDougall and Keith Johnston Summerside; Matt Connolly and, missing, Sean Bonvie, Cavalier Drive. MacDougall was tournament MVP.
Win Callaghan Boys V’ball Classic
PROFIT’S CORNER -- The Summerside Owls edged the host Callaghan Cougars 25-23, 25-22 in the championship final of the 37th Callaghan Boys Volleyball Classic Saturday at the Profit’s Corner school.
The Cougars, who were defending champions, had leads of 12-8 and 20-18 in the first set before the championship slipped from their grasp. Logan MacDougall tied the set 20-20. The Cougars made it 21-20 on a side-out before Summerside setter Keith Johnston racked up a three-point rotation for a 23-21 lead for the visitors. Jacob Rayner regained a tie for the Cougars but a side-out and a service by Nick Gallant gave the Owl the first set.
The second set was tied 7-7 before Keith Johnston gave the Owls control with a five-point rotation. They would never trail again. Isaac Knox secured a three-point rotation to bring the Cougars to a 22-22 tie late in the match, but Nick Gallant finished another set, and this time the match, with the final three points.
One week earlier the Summerside White Owls captured the 37th annual girls’ tournament at Callaghan.
Logan MacDougall of Summerside was voted the Tignish Co-op Most Valuable Player Award. The Elmsdale Corner Gas/Kent’s Building Supplies All-Star team was made up of MacDougall and teammate Keith Johnston; Diego LeClair and Isaac Knox of M.E. Callaghan, Sean Bonvie of Cavalier Drive and Matt Connolly of Queen Charlotte.
Summerside took the Regal Cresting Most Enthusiastic Team Award for a fifth time.
Callaghan placed first in Pool A with a 3-0 record, followed by Cavalier Derive, 2-1; Bible Hill, 1-2 and Stonepark, 0-3. In Pool B it was Summerside Owls, 3-0, followed by Queen Charlotte, 2-1; Hernewood, 1-2 and East Wiltshire.
Cavalier Drive Cougars from Lower Sackville won tournament bronze for a second year in a row. This time they downed Queen Charlotte 25-22, 25-21. They trailed the first set 17-15 and scored 10 points in their next three rotations for the win. Queen Charlotte held a 20-18 lead in the second set before Riley Sears turned the lead around with a five-point rotation. Andrew Picot scored the final points.
The Cougars got to the finals with 25-11 25-23 win over Queen Charlotte and the Owls got there with a 25-21, 25-18 semi-final victory over Cavalier Drive.
In the consolation semi-finals of the eight-team tournament, Bible Hill Huskies from Truro swept the East Wiltshire Warriors 2-0 and Hernewood Huskies edged Stonepark 2-1.
Bible Hill were 2-1 winners over Hernewood for fifth place and Stonepark won two-straight over East Wiltshire to take seventh.
Keith Johnston of Summerside was the Eugene’s General Store’s tournament top server with a serving percentage of 73.33. Bryden Smith of M.E. Callaghan won the Buchanan Signs Top Offensive Player Award with 12 kills and Gavin Scott of Bible Hill was the Team First Top Scorer with 36 points on 24 aces, 9 kills and 3 blocks.
The 13th annual Ravenwood Stairways Skills Competition saw the following winners: Ethan Boyd of Summerside, serving, 25 points; Carter McNutt of Bible Hill, passing, four points; Keith Johnston of Summerside, setting, six points, and Andrew Picot of Cavalier Drive, hitting, 68 km/hour. Five of seven competitors had hits between 66 and 68 km/hour.
Sponsors of the 37th Annual Callaghan Volleyball Classic were Tignish Credit Union, Alberton Bakery, Tignish Co-op, Eugene’s General Store, F.J. Shea and Sons, Saunders Variety, Team First, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Scotiabank, Richard’s Quality Auto, Ravenwood Stairways, Regal Cresting, Elmsdale Corner Gas, Buchanan Signs and Mazerolle Photo.