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Volleyball fills weekend at MCHS

Photos by Lucie Roy and Stephen Dafoe

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Olivia Imbrogno piped members of the Morinville Lions Club and St. Albert Host Lions Club into the MCHS gym at the opening ceremonies of the Lions Western Canadian Challenge(WCC) Volleyball tournament Thursday morning.

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Bryce Mason leaps for the ball during the Boys opening game Thursday afternoon.

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Hayley Cornellis makes a move in the Girls third game of the tournament Thursday evening.

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Zach Ives serves during a Boys game.

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After winning 25-21 and falling 25-16, the Girls fell 15-13 in the quarter final tie breaker against Spirit River. The Boys were defeated 25-19 and 25-22 to Bawlf in pool play on Saturday.

Lighting the Night

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Monica Chaisson was one of the more than 50 participants in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada Light the Night Walk held Friday night at the Morinville Fish & Game pond. On Friday night event organizer Courtney Duchesne said her goal was to raise $2,000, but the event $2,900 with more donations and pledges from the walkers coming in. There were 40 people registered and 27 of those raised $100 or more. Both Duchesne’s parents were at the walk. The nationally hosted Light the Night Walks are currently held in the fall and it is recommended to be in the early evening for the illuminated lanterns to have the greatest effect. The lanterns come in three colours: white carried by survivors, red for supporters, and gold, carried by those walkers walking in memory of a loved one. There is no charge to walk but fundraising is encouraged and a minimum contribution of $100 is required for a walker to receive a Lantern and Champion for Cures T-shirt.

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Jets and Kings wrap up

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The Morinville Kings hit the ice in Devon Friday night for their opening game of the 2013-2014 North Central Hockey League season, losing 7-2 ito the Devon Barons. The Kings play their home opener Oct. 26 at 8:30 p.m. against the Westlock Warriors.

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The Morinville Jets returned to home ice Sunday night and lost 6-5 in overtime to the visiting Spruce Grove Regals. The Jets also played a midweek road game Oct. 16, losing 9-4 in that contest. The Jets play the Sherwood Park Knights at home Sunday at 6:45 p.m.

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