Both Prince Albert high schools seemed to have the North Battleford Comprehensive High School Vikings' number at senior volleyball 5A regionals this past weekend.
The NBCHS senior girls Vikings rolled their way through the round robin but fell in straight sets in the third-place game to St. Mary, while the NBCHS senior boys Vikings fell to Carlton 2-0 in their third-place game.
As a result, neither team qualified for provincials.
The girls defeated St. Mary 2-1 in round robin matchups, while they also took down Warman and John Paul II in straight sets. Their 3-0 record gave them a buy to the semifinals, where they lost 2-0 to Melfort. That set up the rematch with St. Mary, where they did not come out on top.
On the girl's side, Carlton finished first, and also qualifying for provincials are Melfort - as they are hosting - and St. Mary.
The senior boys Vikings took down Warman and JP II in their round robin, but lost to Meadow Lake to finish the first stage at 2-1. Then they beat Yorkton Regional 2-1 in their first playoff game, before falling in straight sets to St. Mary in the semis. That set up a bronze-medal game with Carlton, where a provincial berth was on the line. The Crusaders won in straight sets.
The top-three finishers at regionals on the boys side, who all qualify for provincials, are St. Mary's (first), Meadow Lake (second, hosting provincials) and P.A. Carlton (third).
The JP II Crusaders senior girls and boys teams both finished with a 0-3 record at the 5A regionals, failing to qualify as well.
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