It was a great weekend on the volleyball court for the Briercrest Clippers in Caronport on Friday and Saturday.

The Clippers’ women’s volleyball team kept rolling with two straight set wins over the Medicine Hat College Rattlers, while the men’s volleyball picked up a pair of wins over the Rattlers as well.

On Friday, the Clipper women scored a three-set win (25-12, 25-14, 25-16) over the Rattlers and they continued that success on Saturday with another three-set win (25-18, 25-11, 25-12).

The women’s team is now on a ten-match winning streak as they pushed their record to an Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference best, 11-1. They’ve lost just eight sets this season.

The Clipper men pulled out a hard fought four-set win (25-23, 25-11, 20-25, 34-32) over the Rattlers on Friday. They then carried that success over to Saturday and cruised to a three-set win (25-22, 25-18, 25-16).

The two wins improve the Clippers to 7-5 on the year as they handed Medicine Hat College just their second and third losses of the season.

The men and women will be on the road in Olds, Alta. coming up this weekend to take on the Olds College Broncos.

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The Briercrest Clippers men’s hockey team went into the Christmas break with a split of their two games against the Grant McEwen University Griffins at the Barkman Arena in the ACAC.

The Clippers opened the weekend with a 2-1 win over the Griffins on Friday night. Josh Anderson scored a pair of third period goals to lift Briercrest to the win.

On Saturday, the Clippers were doubled up 6-3 by the Griffins in their rematch.  Daniel Stollery, Tysen Smith and Mark MacKinnon scored in the loss for the Clippers.

The split puts the Clippers’ record at 3-9-1-1 on the year through 14 games.  They return to the ice in the new year against Portage College on Jan. 5-6.

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The Briercrest Clippers men’s and women’s basketball teams both came out on the losing end in a pair of games on Saturday in Caronport.

The women’s lost 66-58 to the Medicine Hat College Rattlers in the early game. Kai Wyatt led the Clippers with 17 points in the loss, while Kourtney Kobitz picked up 16 points as their record dropped to 1-6 on the year.

Briercrest’s men lost 84-65 to the Rattlers in the late game. Brandon Tolentino had 20 points and nine rebounds in the loss.  Their record is 0-7 on the year.

Both teams are off now until after the holidays.

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