Campbell River senior girls volleyball team wins first Island Championship

Campbell River’s two highschools meet in final

The Carihi senior girls volleyball team made history last weekend by winning the AAA Island Championships for the first time in over 50 years.

This year’s Island Championships was exceptionally tough, featuring four teams who were ranked in the top 10 provincially during the season.

Carihi won their pool and faced Isfeld (Courtenay) in the semifinals. They fell behind two sets, 18-25, 22-25, and were down 20-23 in the third set, before pulling off a dramatic comeback winning 28-26, 25-20, 15-11 to advance to the championship final against crosstown hosts, Timberline.

Carihi beat Timberline in three sets, 25-20, 25-12, and 25-10 to win their first ever AAA Island Championship.

Seniors Hannah Blackman (libero) and Sophia Johnson (outside hitter) received all-star selections. Carihi qualified as the #1 seed from Vancouver Island for the upcoming AAA Varsity Girls Volleyball BC Championships (Nov. 29 – Dec. 3) held in Vancouver. Carihi will be joined by Timberline, Nanaimo, and Isfeld as part of a strong contingent from the island.

The Carihi junior girls volleyball team also had a great weekend, placing second at the Junior Girls Island Championships to qualify for the BC Junior Girls Provincial Championships held in Surrey this coming weekend.