Rubin Chernenko (9) of the Fraser Heights Firehawks knocks the ball past two Oak Bay Bays opponents at the B.C. Boys Senior AAA high school tournament in Kelowna.

Firehawks place third in Kelowna

Surrey school competes at provincial volleyball tournament

The Fraser Heights Firehawks followed up a Fraser Valley championship with a bronze medal at the B.C. Senior AAA boys high school volleyball tournment in Kelowna last weekend.

The Firehawks got off to a slow start, placing fourth in their pool during the round robin, earning the number-four seed for the 20-team single-knockout playoff.

The outlasted the Moscrop Panthers of Burnaby 3-0 in the round of 16, then swept Vancouver’s Eric Hamber Griffins in the quarterfinal round. Against the eventual champion Oak Bay Bays, Fraser Heights lost in four sets (21-25,  25-21, 21-25, 18-25) in Saturday morning’s semifinal match, before edging the Penticton Lakers in a five-set bronze medal match (22-25, 20-25, 26-25, 25-15, 15-13).

Irvan Brar (first team), William Dichuk (second team), and Josiah Ahn (honourable mention) were among the tournament all-stars.

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