After playing seven matches over two days, the Estevan Comprehensive School senior boys' volleyball team came away from their home tournament with a third place finish.
The Elecs defeated the Oxbow Black Knights in straight sets, 25-16, 25-18, in the bronze medal game on Saturday night.
ECS finished second in their pool and made it to the semifinals, where they lost 15-25, 25-19, 25-22 to the Winston Knoll Wolverines of Regina.
The Yorkton Regional High School Raiders won the tournament, defeating Winston Knoll two sets to one in the final.
The Elecs posted a 3-1 record in the round-robin, finishing behind only Yorkton in their pool.
Estevan defeated Carnduff 25-16, 25-27, 15-12; defeated Regina LeBoldus 25-20, 27-29, 15-11; lost a nail-biter to Yorkton, 24-26, 25-23, 14-16; and beat Melfort 25-16, 25-20.
That performance sent the Elecs into a quarter-final tilt against Weyburn.
After losing the first set 25-20, the Elecs found themselves down by six points in the second set when coach Nathan Johnson called a time out.
That proved to be a turning point, as the Elecs went on a 10-4 run and never looked back, winning the match 20-25, 25-12, 25-16.
Johnson said the Elecs were led offensively by power hitters Kale Little and William Tabbernor over the course of the tournament.
"Keiron Gallipeau set the ball well on the weekend and Austin Orsted, Jolan Lingelbach and Layton Stropko also had their share of kills," said Johnson.
Gallipeau and Carson Perkins were the top servers for ECS, while Lingelbach and Orsted were the team's blocking leaders.
The home tournament was the fourth of the season for the senior boys.
The Elecs previously finished third at the Weyburn Comprehensive tournament, where they lost a close semifinal to Swift Current, two sets to one, and beat Oxbow in the bronze medal game.
They placed fifth at the University of Regina tournament, after rebounding from a quarter-final loss to win two consolation games in the 20-team field.
The Elecs also tied for third at the Regina Campbell tournament after placing first in the round-robin, but losing to Dauphin in the semis.
The senior boys currently own a record of 22-7 and will travel to a tournament in Moose Jaw this weekend. After that, the Elecs wrap up the invitational schedule in Yorkton on the Nov. 3 weekend.
Regionals are Nov. 9-10 in Swift Current, and a top three finish there would send the Elecs to provincials the following weekend in North Battleford.