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A huge success: 19 champions declared at Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association's Volleyfest

Carter Park of CBI Storm (12) tries for the block as Kyle Spurrell of the Clarenville Middle School Tigers spikes the ball during play in Volleyfest 2019 at the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre in St. John’s Saturday afternoon. — Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Carter Park of CBI Storm (12) tries for the block as Kyle Spurrell of the Clarenville Middle School Tigers spikes the ball during play in Volleyfest 2019 at the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre in St. John’s Saturday afternoon. — Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Nearly 2,300 athletes took part in weekend competition

After an exceptionally busy weekend of high school and junior high volleyball, 19 champions were finally declared after 180 teams battled it out in 600 matches in 32 venues over two days at VolleyFest 2019 held in St. John’s ovewr the weekend.

The tournament, held primarily at the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre for junior high divisions, and the Memorial University Field House for senior high divisions, is the largest school-based volleyball tournament in Canada.

The event saw 11 divisions with 19 tiers, playing on 32 courts in St. John’s and vicinity. It featured over 2,300 athletes, 2,500 spectators, 350 coaches, 80 officials and 24 conveners throughout the event.

VolleyFest 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of VolleyFest, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association is hoping to make it the largest event ever. 


Gold and silver medal winners at Volleyfest 2019

Junior high female Grade 7 Tier 2

Gold: Clarenville Middle School; Silver: St. Peter’s JH

Junior high female Grade 7 Tier 1

Gold: Juniper Ridge Green; Silver: Leary’s Brook JH

Junior high female Grade 8 Tier 2

Gold: Tricentia Academy; Silver: Brookside Intermediate

Junior high female Grade 8 Tier 1

Gold: Villanova JH (Chaulk); Silver: Corner Brook Intermediate  

Junior high female Grade 9 Tier 2

Gold: Leo Burke Academy; Silver: St. Peter’s JH

Junior high female Grade 9 Tier 1

Gold: Bible Hill (Nova Scotia); Silver: Corner Brook Intermediate

Junior High Grade 7-8 male 

Gold: Clarenville Middle School; Silver: Brother Rice JH

Junior High Grade 9 Male Tier 2

Gold: Macdonald Drive JH; Silver: Holy Spirit HS

Junior High Grade 9 Male Tier 1

Gold: Smallwood Academy; Silver: Amalgamated Academy 

Senior High Female A Tier 1

Gold: Queen Elizabeth Burgundy; Silver: Parkview (Nova Scotia)

Senior High Female A Tier 2

Gold: Gonzaga HS;; Silver: Clarenville HS

Senior High Female B Tier 1

Gold: Par-en-Bas (Nova Scotia); Silver: Gonzaga HS B

Senior High Female B Tier 2

Gold: Ascension Collegiate; Silver: Holy Spirit HS B

Senior High Female C Tier 1

Gold: Gill Memorial; Silver: Heritage Collegiate (Holloway)

Senior High Female C Tier 2

Gold: South West Arm; Silver: Queen Elizabeth C

Senior High Male A Tier 1

Gold: Gander Collegiate; Silver: Par-en-Bas (Nova Scotia)

Senior High Male A Tier 2  

Gold: Corner Brook Regional HS; Silver: Holy Heart HS

Senior High Male B Tier 1:

Gold: Pearson Academy; Silver: Holy Spirit HS

Senior High Male B Tier 2:

Gold: Jane Collins Academy 2; Silver: New World Island

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