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Teams from Moose Jaw and area off to winning starts at high school volleyball provincials

Cornerstone wins first two games at 2A tournament, Assinboia unbeaten in 3A, Central and Vanier split games at 4A boys championship
The Cornerstone Christian School Falcons won their opening game sat the 2A boys volleyball provincial championship on Friday.

The Cornerstone Christian School Falcons are into the playoff round at the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association 2A boys provincial volleyball championship.

The Falcons picked up wins in their first two games of the tournament in Ponteix and Pambrun on Friday afternoon and as a result are guaranteed a spot in the top four once the preliminary round wraps up Saturday. 

The only question now is where they’ll end up once the playoffs begin.

Cornerstone hasn’t had a lot of difficulty in the early going either, taking a 25-23, 25-23 win over Langenburg in their opener and following up with a 25-20, 25-18 victory over Kincaid. The Falcons faced Birch Hills later Friday and take on Makwa in their final round robin game Saturday.

The defending 3A boys provincial champion Assiniboia Rockets also got off to a great start with victories in their first two games, showing off their resiliency in the process.

The Rockets found themselves in a barnburner to open the defence of their title, battling to a 24-26, 25-22, 17-15 win over Regina Christian School in their first game. Things were far smoother in their second match, with Assiniboia rolling to a 25-17, 25-8 win over Spiritwood.

They were set to play Clavet later Friday and close out their round robin against Osler VCA on Saturday morning.

Both the city champion Central Cyclones and Vanier Vikings are in the win column at the 4A boys tournament in Unity.

Central lost a tough one to Melville in their first game, falling 16-25, 26-25, 15-11, but they got the shoe on the other foot in their next barnburner, winning 25-21, 24-26, 16-14 over Humboldt.

Vanier didn’t have as much luck in their first game thanks to a 25-11, 25-8 loss to Meadow Lake, but a 25-16, 25-18 win over Melville put them right back in playoff contention.

The two local teams face one another in their final game Friday, with Vanier taking on Humboldt and Central facing Meadow Lake in their last round robin games Saturrday.

All three tournaments run the same format -- the top four teams from each round robin pool advance to the playoff round, with the medal games on Saturday afternoon.

Be sure to keep an eye on for all the scores throughout the weekend.

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