Just like that, cross country season has already come and gone. One of the shortest sports seasons in all of school sports, Theresetta had many students participate in cross country this year, doing a great job at both the local area Clearview and Region Athletics (CARA) run on Oct. 1 and the Central Western Alberta Jr. High Athletics Association (CWAJHAA) run on Oct. 17.
Students put in many hours preparing for the run during their lunch breaks, training on hills and long distances to be ready for each run.
CARA results are as follows: Parker Slemp placed ninth in Gr.9 girls; Ray Musgrove placed third in Gr.8 boys; in Gr.7 girls, Jillian Heidecker placed fourth, Veronica Virgo placed fifth and Cara Penner placed tenth.
In Gr.6 boys Boston Slemp placed first, Kelton Doolaege placed third and Zachary Bennett placed tenth.
For those who were eligible to move on, they ran in the CWAJHAA race.
This race included over 30 schools from the central region all competing in the 1J category which is decided based on school enrolment numbers. The Theresetta athletes put in a very admirable effort.
Parker Slemp placed 34th in Gr.9 girls; Ray Musgrove placed tenth in Gr.8 boys, in Gr.7 girls Veronica Virgo placed 21st, Jillian Heidecker placed 24th and Cara Penner placed 28th.
In Gr.6 boys, Boston Slemp placed fourth and Kelton Doolaege placed 17th.
In girls volleyball news, the older girls team hosted a home tournament on Oct. 5. There were eight teams battling it out for the title of champion and all teams played great volleyball throughout the day.
The Theresetta girls played against William E. Hay of Stettler in the semi-final game.
It was a tough battle and went to three sets but the Knights were able to win and secure their spot in the gold medal game.
The girls came up against Forestburg in the final and played a great game.
Their coach said it was excellent volleyball from both teams but the Knights ended in second place for their home tournament.
In league play, both the older girls and the boys teams travelled to Brownfield on Oct. 9.
The girls played well, and worked hard as a team, winning all five sets. The scores for the first two sets, best of three count towards league play while the rest are just exhibition, were 25-8 and 25-9 for the Knights.
The boys also played well together and had a dominant showing winning four of the five sets.
Their coach had them working on polishing up some advanced skills and team tactics during the game to improve their overall skill level.
The Knights hosted a home league game on Wed. Oct. 16 with the girls playing against the Coronation squad, and the boys playing against a team from Byemoor.
Both home teams won their league sets with the girls posting scores of 25-4 and 25-15, and boys winning 25-6 and 25-22.
by K. Smawley