Beach volleyball pairs win Island titles

Five local pairs medalled at Volleyball B.C.’s Vancouver Island High School Open on the weekend in Parksville.

Zoe Dendes prepares to bump the ball during Volleyball B.C.’s Vancouver Island High School Beach Open on Saturday in Parksville. She and her teammate Hayley Goodwin won their Grade 8 girls’ division.

Zoe Dendes prepares to bump the ball during Volleyball B.C.’s Vancouver Island High School Beach Open on Saturday in Parksville. She and her teammate Hayley Goodwin won their Grade 8 girls’ division.

Nanaimo youths won a few more Island championships for their schools.

Five local pairs medalled at Volleyball B.C.’s Vancouver Island High School Open on the weekend in Parksville.

Dover Bay had two of its teams win gold, as Quinn Mirau and Jeff Webb won the junior boys’ division and Zoe Dendes and Hayley Goodwin won the Grade 8 girls’ title.

Woodlands Grade 8 boys Joey Chi and Josh Mitchell also teamed up to take gold.

The Dover duo of Sean Casey and Owen Frey took silver in Grade 8 boys’ competition.

Emily White and Jamie Sampson from John Barsby Secondary School earned bronze medals in the Grade 9 girls’ class.

“It’s good to see volleyball in Nanaimo being successful,” said Stephen Epp, one of the tournament organizers. “In terms of across the province, the Island is very strong and it really showed in a lot of the matches that were played on the weekend.”

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