ISS Invader Jr student-athlete, Jadyn Keeler, capped off a very successful year with two medals at the OFSAA Track & Field championship meet held at the University of Guelph June 6-8. Jadyn a three sport athlete (cross-country, nordic skiing and track and field) qualified for OFSAA in all three. In Cross-country she was the GBSSA champion and finished with a silver medal at OFSAA. In Nordic skiing she qualified for OFSAA after an impressive result at GB’s. During the track season she was the GBSSA champion in 2 events, and she was silver medalist in the junior girls 3000 and the bronze medalist in the open girls 2000 steeplechase at OFSAA.
The SCAA would like to acknowledge the efforts of both Kairy Loucks (BCSS) and Val Hargreaves (ESS) in the organization and convening of the GBSSA Track & Field regional and final meets. Below are the results from the South GBSSA, GBSSA, OFSAA Regional and OFSAA meets for SCAA member schools.
Ron Andrews has had a tremendous high school rugby coaching career at both Barrie Central and Barrie North. Ron will be awarded the Coaching Association of Ontario’s Coaching Excellence Award. The Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards program celebrates the dedication and commitment of exemplary individuals who inspire, innovate and share knowledge of sport with others. The Awards recognize the importance of leadership, performance and the value of human insight which are all integral to great coaching.
The SCAA executive would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the efforts of the student-athletes and teacher-coaches within our membership who through their efforts made the 2018-2019 season a tremendous success. We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of SCAA Chair Martin Carl who will be retiring this year. Martin has devoted his time as a coach, sport convenor, athletic event coordinator, OFSAA sport representative and SCAA executive member. His efforts and impact have created tremendous athletic experiences for many SCDSB students. Thank you Martin for your dedication to high school sports in Simcoe County.
The CCI Fighting Owls Jr AAA rugby team reached the Barbarian Cup finals on June 10th by defeating Brooklin High School 17-12 in the semi finals. The championship game had CCI face Streetsville High School. The Fighting Owls scored with 90 seconds remaining in the game to take a 20-19 lead. On the last play of the game Streetsville responded and won the game 22-20.
Congratulations to OFSAA Gold Medalist Pole Vaulter Bennett Woods!
This past June 6th – 8th, Alumni Stadium University of Guelph hosted the 2019 OFSAA Track & Field Competition. The Ontario High school Championship is one of the largest meets in North America with the top 24 Ontario athletes competing in a full schedule of events at the Midget (grade 9) Junior (grade 10) and Senior (grade 11- 12) levels.
On the second day of competition GBDSS student athlete Bennett Woods entered the championship seeded number one in the pole vault after setting new records in all but one qualifying meet proceeding OFSAA. Bennett began at 3.80m jumping clean through 4.00m. To win the competition he elected to jump 4.25m. He then raised the bar to 4.46m to challenge the 1992 record of 4.45m. On his 2nd jump he was well above the mark but hit the crossbar on his way down. Bennett now looks forward to qualifying for the Athletics Ontario Championship and Canadian Nationals.
Outstanding provincial performances were also attained by Sierra McLaren with a 5th place Midget Girls Pole Vault going out at 2.90m, and 13th in Midget girls HJ going out at 1.55m. Liam Knoll finished 6th in Jr Boys Pole Vault going out at 3.80m. Midget Boy Vaulters Aidan Withrow and Parker Roper finished 11th and 18th.
GBDSS Bears won the SCAA Tier II baseball championship which was played June 11th at Coates Stadium (BCSC). In the semi-final the Bears defeated the OSS Nighthawks by a score of 8-1. Game details below;
Greg Ingram was starting pitcher and pitched 5 2/3 innings of no-hitter, giving up just 1 walk and 2 unearned runs and striking out 7. Matt Rumney came in to get the last 4 outs, giving up just 1 hit . Offensive performances included Kyle Weatherall going 2-4 with 2 singles and 3 RBI, Greg Ingram 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI, Andrew Foster 2-4, and Alex Wickett was 2-2 , including an RBI bunt single and a walk.
In the championship final game the Bears defeated the BCSS Kodiaks by a score of 7-2. Game details below;
Kam Baker was starting pitcher and through 4 1/3 innings gave up just 1 run. Offensively, Kyle Weatherall led the way with a single, a triple, and a walk, Ian Phillips was 2-3 and Kam Baker drove in 2 key insurance runs late in the game with an RBI double.
GBDSS Coach Rob Wickett would like to congratulate his team on their championship season and give an honorable mention to graduating seniors Andrew Foster, Noah Weatherall, and Brandin Ladouceur.
Barrie North congratulates the Sr Boys Rugby team for winning the 2019 OFSAA AAA Rugby Consolation Championship on June 8th by defeating JF Ross from Guelph, Sacred Heart from Ottawa and Brantford Collegiate after dropping their opening game to the host side Brooklin HS. The championship is the perfect ending for coaches Ron Andrews and Steve Porter who will be retiring after 20 years together on the pitch. It was also the culmination of an outstanding career for a host of 12 pluses who were the backbone of the team. Many thanks for the support shown to the team throughout the season.
The NSSS Tritons girls AAA rugby team finished with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss in the OFSAA championship tournament which was played in Clarington from June 3rd to 5th. NSSS defeated Cardinal Newman 15-12 on day 1, lost to Oakville Trafalgar 17-0 and defeated Ursaline and Stouffville 17-14 & 40-5 respectively on day 2. NSSS faced John F Ross in the consolation final on day 3 and was defeated 29-7.