Port Hardy Secondary School entered a team in last week’s Island A Senior Girls Volleyball championships.
But it’s a “senior” volleyball team in name only.
The young Whalers, made up entirely of Grade 8 and 9 players, did win one match on the weekend. But PHSS finished seventh in the nine-team tournament and fell short of provincial qualification.
It was also the first competition for the squad since playing a friendly set early in the season against North Island Secondary School. That program subsequently folded, leaving the Whalers without a local opponent.
The Island championship was won by Campbell River Christian in a three-game final series over Duncan Christian. Both teams qualified for the Provincial A championships, hosted by Duncan Christian.