logo-redx100h
isn-beauty-of-the-week-169x100

Click Here! - Watch Baseball Videos - Click Here!

facebook twitter googleplusinstagramtumblrrss


volleyball canadaFebruary 26, 2014 (ISN) - The Under 19 Beach Volleyball selection tournament was held at the high performance centre in Toronto earlier this week, this time determining the two teams – one of each gender – that will represent Canada at the FIVB U19 World Championships in Porto, Portugal, July 29 to August 3, 2014.

It was a clean sweep for the McNamara twins of Delta, BC. - Megan and Nicole won all their matches, including the final over Alexandra Poletto (Toronto, ON) and Tia Miric (Toronto, ON) 21-19, 21-15.

"We prepared a lot in the weeks coming up to the tournament and it feels amazing that all of our hard work paid off," said Megan. "We are super excited to represent Canada at our first World Championships this summer!"

The McNamara sisters didn't miss a beat throughout the tournament, winning over Victoria Haworth (Waverley, N.S) and Klara Doelle (Halifax, N.S) in two sets in the quarter finals, and then beating sisters Courtney and Shelley Sestric of London, ON in the semis. The Sestrics took bronze over Monika Bischof (Whitby, ON) and Gabriela Maciagowski (Etobicoke, ON) 21-12, 22-20 in their final match.

For the U19 men, Zachery Albert (Beamsville, ON) and Craig Ireland (Brampton, ON) upset Jake MacNeil (Georgetown, ON) and Chris Towe (Caledon, ON) 21-19, 13-21, 15-12. Albert and Ireland will represent Canada in Portugal.

"Zach and I are good friends with both Jake and Chris, who we played in the final, and have always admired their skill. Because of this, we just played loose, and managed to win," said Ireland.

Albert said: "I was shocked and couldn't believe we even made it to the finals and now we get the honour to represent Canada at Worlds."

Adam Spragg (Innisfil, ON) and Robert Thompson (Maple, ON) picked up the bronze medal after beating Dylan Hunt (Sharon, ON) and Kevin Szymanski (North York, ON) 22-20, 19-21, 15-13.

The selection tournament for Volleyball Canada's FISU (International University Sports Federation) beach teams will be held in Toronto March 29 and 30. The deadline for registration is March 26.

Latest Stories

Frank Martin understands importance of South Carolina-Clemson…

Dec 18, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Frank Martin has a better understanding of his school's rivalry with Clemson after losing his first two matchups with the Tigers. Now he's ready to feel what it's like on the winning side of the series.

Martin and the…

Kentucky's Tyler Ulis returns to breeding grounds of Chicago

Dec 18, 2014

On the weekend before Santa Claus comes to town, Kentucky freshman Tyler Ulis returns to Chicago. It's a homecoming, of course, but more. It's also a signpost of how far the-little-point-guard-that-could has come and, perhaps, how much farther he can…

‘We needed to have more depth'

Dec 18, 2014

It was a magical season for Mount Union. Sure, it may seem like it was business as usual. The Purple Raiders rumbled to their ninth consecutive undefeated season in the Ohio Athletic Conference which led to their 23rd consecutive conference title.

And once…

Jason Vander Laan leads AP Little All-Americans selections

Dec 18, 2014

Harlon Hill Trophy finalists Jason Vander Laan of Ferris State and Anthony Bilal of Lake Erie highlight The Associated Press Little All-America team, honoring the top players in Divisions II and III and NAIA.

Vander Laan is responsible for 50 touchdowns (30…

After concussion, West Virginia QB Clint Trickett cleared for…

Dec 18, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen says quarterback Clint Trickett has been cleared to practice for the Liberty Bowl after being sidelined with a concussion.

But Holgorsen says sophomore Skyler Howard's impressive play could make his…

Memphis head coach Justin Fuente agrees to contract extension

Dec 18, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis has reached agreement on a contract extension with football coach Justin Fuente, who just led the Tigers to a share of their first conference title since 1971.

The school announced the agreement Thursday in a university release.…

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich says Ekpre-Olomu won't play against…

Dec 18, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon coach Mark Helfrich confirmed Thursday that the second-ranked Ducks will be without star cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu when they face Jameis Winston and Florida State in their playoff game Jan. 1.

Helfrich acknowledged the senior, a…

Boston College extends coach Steve Addazio's contract through…

Dec 18, 2014

BOSTON -- Boston College has extended football coach Steve Addazio's contract by two years through 2020 after he led them to 14 wins in his first two seasons.

The Eagles (7-5) will face Penn State in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27.

Addazio replaced Frank…

My Loyalty is to the Game

Dec 18, 2014

Not too long ago, I had a KHL "boss" ask me "Who are you loyal to here in the KHL?"

My response was simple. I said, "I have appreciation for Mr. Timchenko and Mr. Medvedev, The Chairman and the President of this league for giving me the chance to work here in…

vollcan

World League heading east after its Calgary opener

Dec 18, 2014

Jackie Skender

(ISN) - Volleyball Canada today confirmed all three of Canada's FIVB World League host cities and venues.

afl

AFL Expansion Draft and Offseason Assignment Process To Close…

Dec 18, 2014

(ISN) - CHICAGO – The Arena Football League will close out the 2014 calendar year with an Expansion Draft and Offseason Assignment Process, the League office announced today.

Travis Gerrits

Aerialists Looking to Soar Early This Season

Dec 18, 2014

Beijing, China – Travis Gerrits, 23, will be in a familiar setting when he competes in the opening FIS World Cup of the new aerials season taking place in Beijing, China from December 21-22. One year ago Gerrits won his first FIS World Cup title at this very…

World Headlines

vollcan

World League heading east after its Calgary…

in Ontario
Jackie Skender (ISN) - Volleyball Canada today confirmed all three of Canada's FIVB World…
para11

From Playground to Podium: A fundraising…

in Ontario
(ISN) - We are very excited to share the news that the Canadian Paralympic Committee's…
RosannaCrawford

Canada's Rosanna Crawford Eyes Podium in…

in Slovenia
POKLJUKA, Slo.—Rosanna Crawford edged one step closer to becoming the third ever Canadian…
beach rugby

Beach rugby set to rock Rio this weekend

in Brazil
(ISN) - Supported by World Rugby and run by the Brazilian Rugby Union, the event will…
dallas

Lehtonen,Stars Shut Out Struggling Canucks

in British Columbia
Kevin Woodley Stars first goal Photo Derek Cain Photography www.derekcainphotography.com…

Just For Fun

50 Cent Throws Out First Pitch
May 27, 2014

First Pitch by 50 Cent

in Funny Sport Videos

50 Cent has a new video out: "First Pitch." He's already taking quite a rap for it - it wasnt' even worth a…

10371734 241669906033812 2687788283330133689 n
Jun 07, 2014

Man Cave ......Oh How I Wish !

in Just For Fun

Man Cave !

cute
May 10, 2014

What did the buffalo say?

in Just For Fun

A funny Sumo Wrestler Picture
May 03, 2014

Combining Sports

in Funny Sport Pictures
Some sports should not be combined!

unnamed 7
May 14, 2014

All Aboard ....

in Just For Fun

All Aboard ....

JFBCFan - ISN Vancouver Island

ISN Beauty of the Week

Howie's Car Corral Used Cars

ashton college-boxad1

Double N Hardwood Floors