Guildford Park’s Alannah Vetterl dives during last year’s PAN Classic.

PAN Classic volleyball tournament back on the court

Girls volleyball tournament will feature province’s best, beginning Friday

Action is expected to be fierce on volleyball courts around South Surrey this weekend, as some of the best high-school players in the country get set for the Peace Arch News Classic.

The 28-team senior girls tournament – “That’s as big as we’ve ever had it,” said organizer Gord Houchen – begins Friday afternoon, with games set for Earl Marriott, Semiahmoo and Elgin Park secondaries.

The championship game will be played Saurday, 6 p.m. at Semiahmoo. As for which two teams will be playing in that final – that’s anyone’s guess.

The PAN Classic usually draws some of B.C.’s top-ranked sides, and this year is no exception. Among those set to take part are a slew of quad-A senior girls teams ranked inside the provincial top 10 – Elgin Park, North Vancouver’s Argyle Pipers and Courtenay’s G.P. Vanier Towhees – as well as triple-A contenders from Seaquam and Clayton Heights.

The White Rock Christian Academy Warriors and Richmond Christian Eagles, ranked sixth and eighth, respectively, in single-A, are also in the mix for the PAN title.

Last year’s tournament was won by Elphinstone Secondary, but the Gibsons school won’t be back to defend their title this year.

Just Posted

’Wham-bam out the door,’ South Surrey man warns of landscaping solicitor

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

UPDATE: Man arrested in fatal stabbing near Clayton Heights gas station

Victim pronounced deceased at the scene; RCMP cordon off area

Semiahmoo Peninsula outing was for the birds

Dozens of bird species logged during field trip to South Surrey and White Rock waterfront

Candidate ‘mixer’ draws 100-plus to South Surrey’s Semiahmoo House

Accessibility, affordability and housing top of mind for self-advocates

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Vancouver Giants wrap up prairie road swing with a 4-2 win over Regina

Milos Roman paced the Langley-based Giants with two goals, goaltender David Tendeck made 34 saves

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

Most Read

l -->