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DVSS junior high teams hosts successful tourney


This weekend saw the Grade 8/9 Girls and 7/8 Boys team host teams for an early season tournament.

On Friday the girls opened up the tournament defeating Hugh Sutherland from Carstairs 39 to 11. Saturday Afternoon, the junior girls played a hard fought game against CMJHS Cougars of Strathmore, However, the Girls came up short and lost 41-33.

In the Girls last game of the Tournament for the girls, they played the Olds Koinonia Royals. The Girls played through foul trouble and a shortened bench to come out on top with a 58-48 victory, and to end the tournament with a 2-1 record.

The 7/8 boys team played two games on Friday night. In their first game they defeated PCA 45-30, and then Three Hills 45-39. Saturday Morning the Grade 7/8 boys faced the much larger CMJHS Cougars from Strathmore. The boys played hard, but suffered their first loss of the season losing 32-21.

In the Dynos last game of the tournament, they went up against Dr. Elliot from Linden, defeated them 45-31, to end the tournament with a 3-1 one record.

Junior Dynos have strong start to season


DVSS Basketball is back in full swing as the junior high teams hit the court last Thursday, December 1.
    DVSS junior high basketball got off to a good start at the DVSS gymnasium. First to step onto the court, was the Junior A girls. The team played well and went on to defeat Trochu 35-5. Gabby Thomson led the Dynos in scoring with a game high 25 points.
    The Junior B boys Dynos were also on the court versus Trochu, and they went on to a 47-14 victory.  Jake Davis led the scoring for the Dynos with 18 points, Ben Messom had 12 points.

Positivity carries senior girls Dynos into season

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    The DVSS senior girls basketball team kicked off the season with a home tournament.
    The Dynos hosted eight competitive teams to get a feel for the season, and while the scores were not in the Dynos’ favour, coach Jennifer Raugust likes the progress her team is making.
    “The girls did pretty well for their first showing, but there is plenty of room for improvement,” she said.
    She has a young team with only one Grade 12 and four Grade 11’s returning. The remaining seven players are playing in their first year on the senior team.
    “With having so many new people it takes time to calm the nerves and for a team to find their groove,” she said.  “The girls I do have from last year are good leaders so I feel like the team has a good vibe.”
    She likes the positivity her team is showing, even in the face of adversity.
    “For the most part, the girls had a positive attitude throughout the weekend,” she said, “but we understand that with having a newer group it will take practice to iron out the bigger wrinkles. As long as the girls continue to work hard for me and keep their chins up I think we will have success.”
    This weekend the senior girls are in Acme for tournament play.