Mississauga School wins Provincial Middle School Volleyball Title

Mississauga School wins Provincial Middle School Volleyball Title

Volleyball is alive and well in Mississauga as Mississauga's David Leeder Middle School recently won the Provincial Cup - the Ontario Middle School Volleyball Championships. Competing against 32 schools across the province David Leeder went 5-1 in pool play, losing only to Armadale Public School of Toronto. But the two schools met again in the ... More

Leonard Krapp, Brandie Wilkerson, and Heather Bansley gold medal win at FIVB 4 star in Las Vegas

Wilkerson, Bansley win the jackpot with FIVB gold in Vegas

By DAVID WINER Brandie Wilkerson and Heather Bansley improved their odds of winning the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) crown exponentially when they asked Lennard Krapp to be their head coach in May. Less than two months later, on July 1, Wilkerson and Bansley stood atop the podium in Warsaw as first-time Beach Volleyball World ... More

Ketrzynski beach volleyball

Ketrzynskis Making a Name for Themselves in Volleyball Circles

By DAVID WINER Mention Ketrzynski and astute followers of the sport will tell you the family name represents the past and, undoubtedly, a bright future in Canadian volleyball. Alexander Ketrzynski provided great pride and joy for fans in the early 1980s when he helped Canada earn its best finish in Summer Olympics history, and now there is ... More

Pakmen rule at Beach Nationals

By DAVID WINER Mississauga Pakmen soared to record heights at the 2018 Youth and Senior Beach Nationals at Toronto's Ashbridges Bay from August 17-19. Pakmen athletes earned podium finishes in six of the seven age categories, resulting in four gold, three silver and four bronze medals in the Tier 1 level and another gold medal in Tier ... More

Mann and Glagau have double the fun at OVA Beach Ontario Championships

By DAVID WINER Ava Mann and Kaylee Glagau's summer has been one for the ages – and then some. Not only did the Pakmen duo escape the summer heat with gold at the 16U OVA Beach Ontario Championships, they returned to Toronto's Ashbridges Bay a week later (August 11-12) to win the 18U crown as well. Sensational results for a couple of ... More

Pakmen pull off near sweep at U15 Beach Provincials

By DAVID WINER Kenneth Mann and Punit Shah's quest for gold at the OVA Beach Ontario Championships was fraught with peril. Taking on 28 of the top U15 Boys' teams in the province at Toronto's Ashbridges Bay from August 11-12, Mann and Shah realized their quest for gold would have to go through their mates from Mississauga Pakmen. And, ... More

Pakmen teams dominate at U14 Beach Provincials

By DAVID WINER They may have been the OVA Beach Ontario Championships, but in many ways, the U14 Boys' division had the look and feel of a Pakmen practice. Competing against 19 of the best teams in the province at Ashbridges Bay August 11-12, Pakmen tandems captured four of the top five placings, with Kaden Schmidt and Nikola Mitrovic ... More

Pakmen rule at Ontario Summer Games

By DAVID WINER Mississauga Pakmen had a hand in winning both the boys' and girls' U16 gold medals at the Ontario Summer Games in London from August 3-5. Nathan Dunne and Matthew Rugosi swept Jack Sutherland and Matthew Killeen in straight sets 21-9, 21-12 to win the boys' title, while Josephine Sek teamed with Ava Khademi of Aurora to win ... More

Pakmen Ha and Chahal win third straight OVA Beach title

By DAVID WINER Harjas Chahal and Jamie Ha may be three-time OVA Beach Ontario champions, but the challenge never seems to get any easier. Taking on the province's top 16U teams at Toronto's Ashbridges Bay August 4-5, the Pakmen duo was extended to the maximum three sets in all three of their playoff matches before prevailing. Surviving ... More

Leonard Krapp Coaching Volleyball to his players

Pakmen’s Lennard Krapp now has #1 team in World

Congratulations to Pakmen Elite Beach Volleyball Head coach Lennard Krapp who continues to show the world why he's considered one of the best. Recently, the multi-time Olympic coach was hired by 12th ranked Heather Bansley and former Pakmen coach, Brandie Wilkerson to coach them. The results were immediate as the pair shot up in the rankings to ... More