Jordan Loewen

Jordan Loewen

Abbotsford spikers sparkle on the beach

Abbotsford’s volleyball athletes combined for 16 medals at the provincial and national beach championships.

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

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