Abbotsford’s volleyball athletes excelled on the beach this summer, combining for 16 medals at the provincial and national championships.
The national tournaments were held Aug. 14-17 in Parksville, and three teams featuring local talent climbed to the top step of the podium. The Mennonite Educational Institute duo of Jordan Koslowsky and Jordan Loewen won the 18U boys Tier 1 title, while Kaden Gamache (16U boys Tier 1) and Jada Wiebe (16U girls Tier 2) were also part of championship-winning teams. Emma Gamache and Teagan Boughen teamed up for a silver medal in the 14U girls Tier 1 competition.
Provincials were held Aug. 1-3 in Vancouver, and Abby athletes were all over the podium. The local results are as follows:
• U13 boys Tier 1 – Ethan Loewen, bronze
• U14 girls Tier 1 – Emma Gamache/Teagan Boughen, gold
• U14 girls Tier 2 – Alexa Peters/Brielle Bahnman, bronze
• U15 boys Tier 1 – Carson Bargen/Colton Loewen, gold
• U15 boys Tier 2 – Josh Willems/Matt Kornelsen, bronze
• U15 girls Tier 1 – Ashley Huberts/Karissa Marazzi, silver
• U16 boys Tier 1 – Kaden Gamache, gold; Jared Reid/Josh Fefchak, silver
• U17 boys Tier 1 – Jordan Koslowsky/Jordan Loewen, gold; Kaden Gamache, silver
• U18 boys Tier 1 – Keaton Boughen, bronze
• U18 girls Tier 2 – Paige Bergen/Livia Killian, bronze