JL Crowe Hawks soar into new season

The J. L. Crowe Secondary School Hawks rolled out a new athletic season with valuable additions from decommissioned RSS.

The J. L. Crowe Secondary School Hawks rolled out a new athletic season earlier this month, and bolstered by students from the decommissioned Rossland Secondary, the senior boys soccer, senior girls field hockey and volleyball were the first to compete.

The Senior Boys soccer team hosted Mt. Sentinel on Thursday and came away with a 3-2 victory. They followed that up with a pair of wins in Creston over the weekend, humbling Grand Forks 8-0, and winning 3-1 over David Thompson Secondary from Invermere.

The boys soccer team looks to continue its winning ways as it gets set to play in a tournament in Nakusp this weekend, while the Senior Girls field hockey team hits the pitch at Pass Creek to play Stanley Humphries today at 4 p.m. followed by games in Castlegar this weekend.

The senior girls volleyball team is also in action attending a tournament at Mt. Sentinel in the South Slocan this weekend.

Crowe Athletic Director Colin Adamson confirmed that the addition of RSS students did bring some changes to Hawks sport. Schools with more than 250 students enrolled in Grades 11 and 12 compete in AAA.

Formerly a AA school, due to the increase in school population the Crowe boys basketball teams and senior girls volleyball team will now compete in the AAA high school division as opposed to AA, Adamson said in an email.