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CEC to host JV girls volleyball provincials

TRURO, N.S. – The Cobequid Cougars will host the eight-team Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation junior varsity girls volleyball championship Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24.

All matches will be played at CEC gymnasium.

First-round of matches begin at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon with opening ceremonies to follow. Other matches that evening are scheduled for 5:30, 7 and 8:30. The round-robin finishes on Saturday morning. Consolation playoffs are scheduled for noon and semifinals are slated to go at 1:30 p.m. The final and the bronze medal match will be held at 3:30 p.m.

Representing the Western Region are the Parkview Panthers and the Digby Mariners. The Highland Region will have teams from Riverview High School and Inverness in the tournament. The teams that have qualified from the Capital Region are the Citadel Phoenix and the Lockview Dragons, while the Northumberland Nighthawks and Cougars will represent this region of the province.

The Cougars are the top-seeded team going into the championship. They have competed in seven strong tournaments throughout the volleyball season and have had excellent results competing with the top Division 1 and Division 2 teams in Nova Scotia and P.E.I. They are defending provincial JV champions.

The Cougars play their first match at 3 p.m. on Friday against Lockview before a match against Digby at 7 p.m. On Saturday, they complete their round-robin schedule with a 9 a.m. match against Riverview.

Admission to the tournament is $3 for adults and $2 for high school students, with junior high and younger students admitted free of charge.

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