R.I. Baker Bears are looking to make history tonight

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The girls volleyball team with their Zone Championship banner.

UPDATE: The boys team bowed out in the semis, but the girls made it to the championship final where they were defeated. Congratulations to both teams on outstanding play this year!

UPDATE: Saturday the girls won the Zone Championship!


The R.I. Baker Bears girls and boys volleyball teams are one win away from making school history tonight (Thursday, Nov. 6).

Both teams won their quarter-final matches in Lethbridge Schools Athletic Association action Tuesday, earning a spot in the semi-finals of the City Championship.

If successful in the semis, they’ll be the first volleyball teams in Baker history to make it to the league championship.

Their record this year suggests they have an excellent shot of not only making it to the final, but winning.

This season, the girls finished first in all four tournaments; the boys played three tournaments, finishing second each time. The girls haven’t lost a single match in tournament play this year.

"Our teams’ success this year is due to their prior volleyball experience,” said R.I. Baker Athletic Director and Coach Adrienne Vanhell. “We believe in building capacity early. Our students can experience two different levels of play before playing LSAA. Eight of my girls this year played county volleyball last year and that is awesome!" 

The small school team is looking for crowd support at the semi-finals and, hopefully, in the championship game.

Fans can catch tonight’s action at Wilson Middle School, 2003 9 Ave. N., Lethbridge. The girls semi-final is at 4 p.m.; boys semifinals is at 5:15 p.m. and the championships start at 6:45 p.m.