The SDSS Grade 8 girls volleyball team played an amazing game yesterday. They won their first set 24-26, a close call, and both teams showed enthusiasm when the play was good and showed signs of encouragement when it wasn't. The Sundevil's cheer must have been very intimidating to the other team, as the other team's cheer couldn't compete with our enthusiasm and excitement. #11, Caitlin Redmond #4 Justine Geboers, #1 Nicole Shipowich and #6, Maggie Larocque, had some great plays. Keep it up, Sundevils!
-Alex Dannhauer and Gabriella Hall
The bitter cold autumnal weather didn’t manage to slow down anything (except for the blood circulation in the spectators’ bottoms sitting on the bleachers) this Saturday, October 19th. In the crowd was everyone from friends to close family members bundled up to watch the boys in their final home game. Through the fog you could see the bright pink taped shoes the football team were clad in to support Breast Cancer Awareness, as they partook in the inaugural Mcdonald’s Cup against a team from Seaquam - the only other opposing football team from Delta. Hopes weren’t set too high, as they had to play their game with both captains (Mitchell Dino and Austin Pearson) sitting on the sidelines due to injuries. Nonetheless, the crowd was loud and the team played well, ending the game with an exciting 37-6 win! The linebackers had an exceptionally good day with many compliments from onlookers, as well as Lucas Kirk with many great throws.
Curtis Garlough had six tackles and Ryan Marquardt followed shortly after with five. The most valuable player (and he won an award for it, too!), William Kraynyk, ran a 98 yard rush and pocketed a $250 scholarship from McDonalds. Good on ya, Willy K.
The games to come hold high hopes for the team as they will be taking part in playoffs in three weeks to defend their AA provincial title.
Next week, you can find the boys at Hugh Boyd Secondary. The week after, they will be taking a well-deserved break with a bye.
Photos and Stats courtesy of football team manager Taylor Bamford
The Sundevils played an excellent game October 15th against the Delview Raiders. In the first set, the girls won 25 to 19, the second, 25-19 and the third, 25 to 21. Justine Geboers, Sydney Tanaka and Caitlin Redmond all played well in an exciting game. There were three girls out with injuries, but the Sundevils still won all their games! Great job girls!
Photos & Stats by Kaitlyn Shipowich
The South Delta Sun Devils had the chance to play the No. 1 ranked high school in the province this Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at 2 pm. The defending B.C. "AAA" champions, the Mt. Doug Rams came all the way from Victoria to play our home team after winning against Vancouver College 42 - 21. They outranked us in size, speed and skill, keeping their perfect record of no losses by winning the game 56 - 20.
The game started off with the Rams winning the coin toss, choosing to allow the Sun Devils to receive the ball. During the first quarter, Bryce Connors (#23) scored a touchdown but that was rapidly one-upped by the Rams who managed to get three, one easily made by a sloppy play on the Sun Devils part where one of our passes was intercepted by the opposition's player. The second quarter began just as poorly after the Rams made another two touchdowns, injuring one of our players, Will Traynick (#8). Slowly, the Sun Devils started to come back as Bryce Connors (#23) made another touchdown from our 20 yard line after receiving a pass from our quarterback, Lucas Kirk (#9), making the score 35 - 13. The Rams made yet another touchdown and their kicker, Callum Duke, once again kicked the ball to the end zone, starting the Sun Devils off at the 20 yard line once more. Though we received two 5 yard penalties, our team somehow managed to bounce back after Bryce Connors (#23) caught a pass 20 yards away. Lucas Kirk (#9) then ran the last 20 yards to the end zone, making our third and final touchdown in this game. The Rams then made two more touchdowns, moving us into the third quarter of the game. They continued to target our quarterback, Lucas Kirk (#9), adding even more pressure to the Sun Devils offensive team. The last half ended with no more touchdown as the Sun Devils defensive team put on the brakes to anymore humiliation, leaving the score at 56 - 20.
Though we didn't play at our best, perhaps still recovering from what the Delta Optimist called a sloppy performance against the Holy Cross Crusaders last week, former Sun Devils' football players still came to watch and cheer on the team. We return to the regular season games next week by playing the Seaquam Seahawks in a home game.
to 18. Luckily, we started to bounce back with a score of 15 to 11 but were cut short by the time limit. Even then, the Seaquam Seahawks received some tough coaching as they were told to do ten push-ups after the game. Overall, there were some strong, smooth overhead serves delivered by Nicole Shipowich, Maggie Larocque and Alycia Mclean. Next time we see these Sundevils at a home game will be Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 at 3:30 pm. Maybe we'll see you there!
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