Fall sports for Knights Athletics have come and gone, and it was a tremendous return to play for our student-athletes! We were able to have eight volleyball teams (totalling over 100 student-athletes), a cross country team of close to 40, a golf team of over 50, and even two Senior School boys playing football with the Springbank Phoenix. Overall, more than 40 per cent of our students in the Junior and Senior Schools were involved!
The athletic season started with our Grade 9 Girls Volleyball Team winning their ice-breaker tournament at Menno Simons. It was a great start for this team, who went on to win bronze at the league level. The Grade 8/9 Boys Volleyball Team finished the regular season in first place before hosting playoffs, and the Grade 8 Girls Volleyball Team finished their season by winning their final game! The Grade 7/8 Boys Volleyball Team grew throughout the season to become a very cohesive group, and the Grade 7 Girls Volleyball Team played more games in more gyms than anyone in the league. The future is strong with this fantastic group of student-athletes!
The success of the Golf Program continued this year, with student-athletes from grades 7-12 eagerly rushing to the Knights Bus at the end of every day. We sent five Senior School and eight Junior School student-athletes to the league championship, and they represented the Knights in very fine fashion.
The Cross Country Team had a tremendous year, sending Erik Brunner of the Senior School to Provincials in Red Deer, where he placed 6th in all of Alberta! In addition, we had such a dedicated group of runners once the season finally ended that the student-athletes convinced the coaches to start a running club. They have been coming to school early to run well into the cold months of Fall. Good work runners!
A fun update: We have received our new Knights Bus! It will be getting decked out in Knights colours soon and you will get to see it driving student-athletes around for the winter sporting season. Also, we are having our main gym floor updated! When you come to the school to watch a basketball game in the new year, you will get to experience a fully updated floor, complete with our Knights logo in the centre!
Basketball season has now begun, and try-outs are wrapping up. Games will start at the beginning of December, and we are working on a process to get fans into the building in the new year. Stay tuned!