The Okanagan champion Owls are: (front, left) Thea Gremmen, Hannah Pagliaro, Sydney Hope and Karleigh Podolsky, (back, from left) Jalah Ward, Brook Tremblay, Camryn Allard, Sarah Demers, Stephanie Temme, Georgia Chalmers, Sarah Hall, Kennedy Dickie, and head coach Tammy Thomas, with Chili. Missing: assistant coach Samantha Temme                                -Image: Contributed

The Okanagan champion Owls are: (front, left) Thea Gremmen, Hannah Pagliaro, Sydney Hope and Karleigh Podolsky, (back, from left) Jalah Ward, Brook Tremblay, Camryn Allard, Sarah Demers, Stephanie Temme, Georgia Chalmers, Sarah Hall, Kennedy Dickie, and head coach Tammy Thomas, with Chili. Missing: assistant coach Samantha Temme -Image: Contributed

Owls soar to Okanagan volleyball title

KSS girls win 4A championship for 12th straight year beating Pen Hi in final

Make it an even dozen for the Kelowna Owls.

The 2017 edition of the Owls claimed the school’s 12th consecutive Okanagan AAAA girls volleyball title, knocking off the host Pen Hi Lakers in Saturday’s valley final.

KSS completed valley league play and playoffs this season with an undefeated record, beating the Lakers 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-22) in the gold medal match.

“(Pen Hi) played well but we just came out guns blazing,” said Owls’ coach Tammy Thomas, a native of Penticton. “Both our lines were super strong.

“For me standouts in the game were our middles, Kennedy Dickie and Jalah Ward,” added Thomas. “Brook Tremblay had a great week of training and did a great job for us all weekend.”

Thomas also had praise for Hannah Pagliaro for her passing and the play of Thea Gremmen who she called “a serving machine” in the championship match.

The Owls advanced to the final with a straight-set win over the Rutland Voodoos.

KSS will be the Okanagan’s No. 1 seed, ninth overall, heading into the B.C. AAAA girls championship, Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 at the Langley Events Centre.

The Owls will be grouped in a pool with Handsworth, North Peace and Mission.

“We head to provincials next weekend as the top Okanagan seed, but we know this doesn’t get you any points so we will be going to work this week to improve on the things we can,” Thomas said.

The Mt. Boucherie Bears won bronze at valleys, downing the Voodoos in straight sets (25-20, 25-13, 25-19).

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.


@capnewsports

whenderson@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Jalah Ward delivers a kill against the Pen Hi Lakers in the final of the Okanagan Valley 4A girls volleyball championship Saturday in Penticton.                                -Image: Mark Brett/Black Press

Jalah Ward delivers a kill against the Pen Hi Lakers in the final of the Okanagan Valley 4A girls volleyball championship Saturday in Penticton. -Image: Mark Brett/Black Press

Just Posted

(Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)
Man arrested after hours-long standoff in Rutland

RCMP surrounded a home on Leathead Road, Monday night

(Pixabay photo)
‘Cocaine bananas’ arrive at Kelowna grocery stores after mix up from Colombia: RCMP

Kelowna RCMP recently concluded an international drug investigation after finding cocaine in local grocers’ banana shipments in 2019

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
More development allowed around Kelowna General Hospital

Zoning for area around KGH amended to allow multi-family housing developments

This dog is going to the SPCA if its owner isn't found. (RDNO Dog Control photo)
Several ‘owners’ claim lost Vernon dog as theirs

‘Dumped’ dog being kept in foster care until rightful owner can provide evidence of ownership

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP intercepted an impaired driver Sunday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2021. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Impaired driver pulled off Vernon road thanks to public tip

RCMP Drug Recognition Expert called in for assistance in investigation of Coldstream man

Syringe is prepared with one of B.C.’s first vials of Pfizer vaccine to prevent COVID-19, Victoria, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s COVID-19 caseload stays steady with 465 more Tuesday

No new outbreaks in health care facilities, 12 more deaths

Penticton paramedics took about 70 per cent more calls for drug overdoses in 2020 compared to 2019, Interior Health representatives told Penticton council Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. ((Jesse Day - Western News)
Penticton seeks $300K grant to help address opioid crisis

The grant would provide $100K a year over three years to a Community Action Team

Kevin Lee Barrett is charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault. (Facebook)
‘Just a blood bath’: Woman recounts finding victim during West Kelowna attempted murder trial

Kevin Barrett is charged with attempting to kill his mother, leaving her on a forest service road in April 2019

Cranbrook Food Bank coordinator Deanna Kemperman, Potluck Cafe Society executive director Naved Noorani and Sunshine Coast Community Services Society executive director Catherine Leach join B.C.’s new Municipal Affairs Minister Josie Osborne on a video call about B.C. gaming grants, Jan. 19, 2021. (B.C. government)
B.C. gaming grants reorganized for COVID-19 priorities

Minister highlights community kitchens, food banks

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A new video from NCCIH and BC Northern Health titled ‘Healing in Pandemic Times: Indigenous Peoples, Stigma and COVID-19’ was animated by Joanne Gervais. (Photo Provided By: NCCIH Archives)
VIDEO: Stigma against Indigenous people is a ‘social sickness’

A new short animated video is aiming to educate the public on the stigmatization

A pinniped was attacked by an unseen predator off the shores of Dallas Road Monday night. (Courtesy of Steffani Cameron)
VIDEO: Seal hunting, not being hunted in video shot off Victoria waterfront

Victoria woman captures footage of pinniped activity off Dallas Road

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Cody Younker, Revelstoke city councillor. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Revelstoke councillor accused of sexually abusing Langley teen while school chaperone

Civic lawsuit alleges Cody Younker sexually abused student while volunteering on school trips

Most Read