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Acadia Axemen dig deep to win volleyball title

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One of the many things sporting activities do is fire up supporters’ interest and raise adrenalin to an all-time high! Another is creating a fun bond between participating kids and their proud parents.


Certainly the parents and students of Acadia Junior High School were full of fun and excitement on Wednesday,Nov. 28, when the Acadia Axemen came from behind to beat Charleswood Junior High to clinch the 2012-2013 Pembina Trails Athletic Association’s boys' volleyball championship.


One of the parents who watched the game and cheered the Axemen was Ron Rogge, whose son Jeremy worked hard with his teammates to see the Axemen clinch victory.


 "The game went to three sets because the opposing team won the first set," Ron said.

"The Axemen then came back and thoroughly trounced the other team in the second set. It appeared clear that the Axemen intended to win the championship.


"The tie-breaking set was close again, but in the end, Acadia prevailed through their amazing digging, beautiful setting, timely blocking, consistent serving and the odd unbelievable save and devastating spike thrown in for good measure. It was totally exciting to watch."


Ron's wife, Marie Rogge, was also delighted to see the Axemen win the championship. According to her, the final set was a thriller and a cliffhanger but the Acadia Axemen showed they have fire in their bellies as they won 15-11 in the last set.


[In the picture with the Acadia Axemen volleyball players are Coach Andrew Mathewson and Assistant Coach Alex Graham]


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Ryerson Elementary School will hold its Early Years Winter Concert on Dec. 18 and 19 at the Fort Richmond Collegiate theatre.


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Richmond Kings Community Centre’s 2012 Christmas Challenge Hockey Tournament will run from Friday, Dec. 21 to Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.


RKCC also needs soccer and basketball convenors for the upcoming Spring 2013 season. For more information, contact Murray Harding (tournament chairman) at 204-269-1908 or 204-895-7064 or by email at rkcc@mymts.net or mharding5@shaw.ca


Sunday Olukoju is a community correspondent for Fort Richmond. You can contact him at sunday.olukoju@gmail.com.

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