As volleyball season winds down, basketball season is kicking off. A few practices have been held and it has been good to hear some different ball noises coming from the gym. If you have a son or daughter who is interested in playing, please contact Shawn Krahn (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks!
Most of our volleyball teams have come to the end of their seasons. The grade 7 girls are playing at the Christian Schools tournament on November 15th. It will be at Lions Gate Christian in North Vancouver and will be held during the school day. Lions Gate does not have a large gym but it would be amazing if these girls had some fans supporting them. With the large size of our team, we will be splitting into two teams for competition. Huge thanks to Coach Brian and Team Sponsor Natahsa!
The senior teams have significant playoff games this next week! Credo is hosting the EVAA Single A Volleyball Championships and both teams start with a game on Monday, November 13th. The boys get it started at 6:00 PM when they play Unity. The winner is guaranteed a spot in the provincial championship. And at 7:30 PM, the senior girls play against Credo. Due to the number of teams that were registered for the season, the senior girls face a tougher task to get to provincials.
We would love to have your support on Monday when we play at Credo!
The grade 8/9 girls team is playing this Wednesday (November 1st) in the final for our league. If we win, we will advance to the EVAA Championship the following week.
Our opponent is GW Graham. The game starts at 3:15 PM. Due to our record throughout the season, Highroad has earned home court advantage. The game is being held in the Highroad gym. If you are able, please come out and support these girls (and their coach) and help give them a legitimate home court bump!
This Monday we are hopefully starting a new athletic tradition at Highroad: a RED OUT! Both of our senior volleyball teams will be competing on our home court. We do not host many games so when we get to, we would love to make it a significant event: for those who come as fans and for our players.
If you have the evening free, come cheer for the senior volleyball Knights! Wear RED! Temporarily colour your hair RED! Maybe some RED face paint! Having someone see red usually means something else, but we would love for our opponents to see RED because the Knights have excellent fans!
6:00 PM – Senior Boys vs. Sardis
7:30 PM – Senior Girls vs. Unity
Thank you to all who have paid your athletic fees for the fall season. If you have not done so, please complete the permission form and make your payment through the school store. While the fee helps cover the costs we incur running athletic teams, the form also provides a shirt size which we use to purchase a Knight clothing item for our athletes. Without the fee being paid, your athlete will not get the clothing item.
We are collecting our athletic fees through the Highroad School Store. For those who are home-schooling your children and participating on a Highroad team, you should have received an e-mail with directions on how to pay for your player(s).
Current Highroad families can access the store through the “MyHRA” tab on the school website. Please select the appropriate team, enter the information that is asked for, and pay the fee. Thank you!
(Having any issues with this, please e-mail Shawn Krahn (email@example.com).)
The athletic department knows that staying on top of practice and games schedules, especially when you start having more than one child involved, can be challenging. Here are some ways you can find out when and where Highroad athletes are practicing and competing.
- This blog (highroadathletics.edublogs.org).
- Our Instagram account (highroadathletics).
- Eastern Valley Athletic Association (EVAA) website: evathletics.ca
- This website is where you can find current standings for in our league play
- For grades 9-12
A huge thank you to all of the players and families who have come out for volleyball and cross-country this past month. It has been exciting to see the work paying off in competition.
I have a request. As you come out to cheer on your children and/or their friends, and as you take pictures of our athletes in action, could you please share the pictures with us (firstname.lastname@example.org)? It is helpful for the athletics department to have pictures we can use with our Instagram account (highroadathletics), at our athletic awards evening in June, and to share with those creating our yearbook. Thank you!
We will be having skill development practices this coming week, Monday through Thursday. Please check the gym schedule for specific times.
These are not mandatory practices, nor are they tryouts. If you are not able to attend, that is OK.
If you are planning to come, please email Mr. Krahn (email@example.com).
Below is the link to the 2022-23 Highroad Knights Highlight Video for 2022-23: