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June 26th - At the Forest Ridge Golf Club, 156 players teed off for the 47th annual Bill Roman Memorial Coaches' Golf Tournament.
The Bill Roman Award was presented to the St Charles foursome by retiring Superintendent Bryan Slywchuk - Mike Scott, Mike Dagostino, Rick Emond and Peter Stankiewicz - who recorded a best ball score of 59 and best the closest challengers by 3 strokes.
The Gabe Guzzo Award was presented by retired Confederation p.e. program leader Sam DeMarchi to the best team of retirees. Repeat winners from last year were Jim Young, Lorne Romanko, Laurier Ducharme and Mike Vrebosch with a score of 66, two strokes ahead of the nearest challengers.
The Mike O'Reilly Award was presented by retired Lockerby p.e. program leader Paul Brunelle to the team who enjoyed themselves the most while playing. The Sudbury Secondary team of Ted Winter, Clinton Jameus, Chris Graham and Trevor German took top honours in this category.
Click here for a full summary of results (adobe acrobat format)
June 16th - The Sudbury District Secondary Schools Athletic Association (SDSSAA) soccer sport committee hosted its first ever boys and girls soccer all-star game earlier this evening at Queens Athletic Field to rave reviews.
Players were selected by the coaches of each team, and were divided into east and west conferences based on their schools location. The eastern conference was made up of players from Collège Notre-Dame, Bishop Carter, Confederation, Macdonald Cartier, Horizon, Lasalle, St Charles and Sudbury Secondary, while the west was made up of Sacré-Coeur, Chelmsford Valley, Espanola, Lively, Lockerby, Lo-Ellen, Marymount and St Benedict.
All in all, a total of 60 players participated in the two games.
The first game featured the girls all-stars, with the eastern conference coached by Scott Hebert of ESC lHorizon, and the west led by Collège Notre-Dames Vincenzo Dagostino, which turned out to be a bit of scoring clinic with a total of seven goals recorded.
The first goal in all-star history came from Dayna Corelli of St Benedict, scoring in the 12th minute on a nifty header off a cross. Jessica Haavisto of Lo-Ellen Park made it 2-0 for the west in the 18th minute, rolling in an easy marker at close range after breaking into the clear. Gillian Scott of Lasalle brought the score to within a goal in the 24th minute, using her speed to pull away from defender Kandice Morgan of Lively. Manon Davis of the Alouettes, also used her speed to knot up the score in the 31st minute on a break-away.
Davis attempt at a second goal was foiled in the 3rd minute of the second half, her penalty shot just sailing above the cross bar over keeper Maeva Prevost of ES du Sacré-Coeur. Lockerbys Kayla OLink put the west on top for good in the 15th minute, scoring on a sliding effort during a goal mouth scramble. St Benedicts Corelli, with her second of the game and the eventual winner, scored for the west in the 34th minute, connecting at close range on a rebound. Davis successful attempt at a second goal came in the 37th minute of second half but it just wasnt enough, with the west prevailing by a final score of 4-3.
In the late game, the boys from the eastern conference led by Guerino Cimino of Sudbury Secondary met the west coached by Lockerbys Paul Hatzis.
Scoring in the boys game came early but not often, with Steve Rachkowski of the St Benedict Bears bending the twine inside the far post from close in in just the first minute of play.
The closest chance for the east in the first half came from Marco Armiento of St Charles, rifling a shot from just outside the penalty box that was blocked neatly by keeper Dale Pidutti of Lockerby. These two tangled two more times in the second half, the first coming mid-way, with Pidutti making a diving catch of a low shot from Armiento destined for the far side of the net. Another offering from Armiento glanced off Piduttis fingertips and bounced harmlessly over the net.
The second goal of the game came from Lockerbys Neil Petrin off another goal mouth scramble, the ball just trickling through keeper Pat Brown of Sudbury Secondary.
Division II top scorer Luis Parada of Sudbury Secondary brought the east to within a goal in the 33rd minute of the second half, capitalizing on a loose ball right in front of Pidutti.
Despite other decent scoring opportunities later in the half coming from the likes of Nicholas Charlemagne of St Charles, Parada and Armiento, the west hung on for the 2-1 victory.
June 4th - Four SDSSAA soccer hopefuls take to the field beginning Monday for their respective OFSAA championships. Here's a look at their schedules (results updated ...)
Lockerby Vikings Girls (Seeded 8th, AAA - Toronto)
Game one: Monday 10:30am vs Monsignor Doyle CSS (Cambridge - unseeded) - Score: Lockerby - 4, Monsignor Doyle - 1
Game two: Monday 1:30pm vs St. Ignatius Catholic Secondary School (Thunder Bay - unseeded) - Score: St Ignatius - 4, Lockerby - 2
Game three: Tuesday 8am vs Northern Collegiate (Sarnia - seeded #2) - Score: Lockerby - 0, Northern - 0
Game four: Tuesday 12:30pm vs Brother Andre Catholic High School (Markham - unseeded) - Score: Lockerby - 3, Brother Andre - 1
Lockerby finishes with 7 points, tied for second in pool with St Ignatius, but fail to advance considering head-to-head record between the two teams
Click here for Girls AAA Website
Lockerby Vikings Boys (Not Seeded, AAA - Kingston)
Game one: Monday, 10:30am vs St Peter (Ottawa - seeded 5th) - Score: St Peter - 1, Lockerby - 0
Game two: Monday, 3pm vs FJ Brennan (Windsor - not seeded) - Score: Lockerby - 0, FJ Brennan - 0
Game three: Tuesday, 11am vs Fr. Bressani (Woodbridge - seeded 3rd)- Score: Lockerby - 1, Fr. Bressani - 1
Game four: Tuesday, 2pm vs Wexford (not seeded) - Score: Lockerby - 2, Wexford - 1
Lockerby finishes with 5 points, third in pool, one point out of playoff round
Collège Notre-Dame Girls (Seeded 2nd - Peterborough)
Game one: Monday, 9am vs Timmins (unseeded) - Score: Notre-Dame - 4, Timmins - 1
Game two: Monday, 1:30pm vs Bishop Macdonnell (unseeded) - Score: Notre-Dame - 0, B. Macdonnell - 0
Game three: Tuesday, 8am vs Ursula Franklin (seeded 8th) - Score: Ursula Franklin - 2, Notre-Dame - 0
Game four: Tuesday, 11am vs Stoufville (not seeded) - Score: Stoufville - 4, Notre-Dame - 1
Quarter final round begins Tuesday at 5:15pm - Notre-Dame finishes with 3 points, third in pool, do not advance
St Charles Boys (Seeded 6th - St Catharines)
Game one: Monday, 10:30am vs Archbishop Dennis O'Connor (unseeded) - Score: Dennis O'Connor - 2, St Charles - 1
Game two: Monday, 1:30pm vs St Thomas Aquinas (unseeded) - Score: St Thomas - 3, St Charles - 0
Game three: Tuesday, 8am vs George Harvey SS (unseeded) - Score: George Harvey - 3, St Charles - 1
Game four: Tuesday, 12:30pm vs Newmarket (not seeded) - Score: St Charles - 3, Newmarket - 1
Quarter final round begins Tuesday at 5:15pm - St Charles finishes with 3 points, fourth in pool, do not advance
Josh Haslam (LEP) > GOLD! MB Discus, 49.02m
Rebecca Johnston (LEP) > SILVER! SG 400m, 55.93
Ariane Morin (LIV) > BRONZE! MG Triple Jump, 10.70m
Dan Gardiner (CVD) > 5th, SB Triple Jump, 13.93m
Tianna Deck (LCS) > 5th, JG Triple Jump, 10.68m
Elijah Allen (LAS) > 6th, SB 110mH, 14.87
Julie Hebert (CHA) > 7th, MG Discus, 26.93m, 8th, MG Javelin, 28.51m, 13th, MG Shot, 8.54
Katie Mainville (LEP) > 8th, MG Discus, 26.32m
June 1st - Day one of OFSAA track and field in Etobicoke kicked off with several local athletes participating.
Here are a couple of highlights from the Thursday events ...
Rebecca Johnston (LEP) > SG 400m prelims, 2nd, 56.36
Tianna Deck (LCS) > JG Triple Jump, 5th, 10.68m
Celine Loyer (SAC) > SG 100m prelims, 13th, 12.57
Eric Roque (CND) > JB 100m prelims, 13th, 11.67
Ben Merwin (LEP) > MB Pole Vault, 15th, 2.40m
Andre Pelland (ESM) > SB 400m prelims, 15th, 50.70
June 1st - UPDATE! The Pantheres came up with a spirited effort in their final round robin game, knotting up Kapuskasing District HS 3-3. Kapuskasing wound up second in their pool and advanced to the quarter finals, while ESMC finished with a 0-2-1 record and failed to advance.
Participating at OFSAA Boys "A" Soccer in Timmins, the Macdonald Cartier Pantheres dropped their first two games, a 5-0 decision to London Christian Collegiate followed by a 4-1 loss to Nouvelle-Alliance of Georgian Bay District. Mathieu Ansell had the lone goal for the Pantheres in game two. The NOSSA finalist Pantheres now take on Kapuskasing this morning at 9am in their third and final round robin game.
May 31st - It was a great day for slo-pitch as the third annual SDSSAA boys' slo-pitch invitational was hosted on Valley East fields featuring a 17-team draw. In the post round robin, four of the six games played were upsets, showing just how closely matched the teams were. In the champioship final, Champlain "A" defeated L'Horizon in two extra innings to take top honours. Champlain "A" placed sixth and L'Horizon eighth after round robin play, and advanced to the playoff round as wildcard teams. The top five after round robin play were: Lasalle "A", Lively, St Benedict, Lockerby "A" and Lo-Ellen "A".
May 31st - The third annual Junior Gridiron Challenge gets underway on Friday at Lasalle Secondary, with a total of seven teams participating. The one-day mini-game invitational tournament was introduced with a view to introducing younger high school students to high school football and each year has become bigger and better under the watchful eye of the boys football sport committee.
May 27th - The Alouettes snagged their Girls SloPitch title in eight years, defeating Lockerby 9-5 in the championship final game. The Vikings scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to make it close, but in the end the Als prevailed. Chelmsford defeated Champlain 9-0 to take consolation championship honours. The Als advanced to the final by defeating Marymount and Rivière-des-Français in the quarters and semis respectively by scores of 4-0 and 14-5, while the Vikings advanced by defeating L'Horizon and St Charles 8-7 and 9-3.
May 27th - They did it again ... its six in a row and counting as the Vikings outdistanced Lasalle to win the overall aggregate tennis championship at the finals hosted at the "Bubble" on Saturday. Lockerby finished with 45 points, followed by Lasalle with 35, then St Charles, Lo-Ellen and Chelmsford rounded out the top five with 19, 11 and 10 points respectively. The top two finishers in each event now qualify for NOSSA tennis hosted May 30th in Manitoulin.
May 26th - It was a day of setbacks and triumphs for SDSSAA soccer teams, as NOSSA soccer kicked off at three sites on Friday, May 26th. Here are some results:
Boys Senior "A" (North Bay) - despite falling to Algonquin 3-0 in the final, ES Macdonald Cartier will qualify for the OFSAA "A" event in Timmins as an extra entry from NOSSA. Algonquin is seeded sixth for the event while ESMC is unseeded. Championship goes June 1-3.
Boys Senior "AA" (North Bay) - participating in a new classification didn't stop the Cards from continuing their winning ways, doubling the West Ferris Trojans 6-3 in their final. Nic Charlemagne and Marco Armiento recorded hat tricks en route to the win. Seeding has yet to be completed for this event, slated for June 5-7 in St Catharines.
Boys Senior "AAA" (North Bay) - Fresh off a quarter final appearance at last year's OFSAA "AA" championship, the Lockerby Vikings will take another swing at an OFSAA medal this year, blanking the St Joe/Scollard Hall Bears 2-0 to earn the right. This event goes June 5-7 in Kingston.
Girls' "A" (Sudbury) - The Griffons from Sacré-Coeur were thwarted in their fight to earn their first ever NOSSA soccer crown, dropping a 3-1 decision to Franco-Cité of Sturgeon Falls.
Girls "AA" (Sudbury) - Christine Venne's two goals lifted the Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes to a 3-1 win over the Chippewa Raiders for their second NOSSA banner in three years. The Als advance to OFSAA June 5-7 in Peterborough.
Girls "AAA" (Sudbury) - Fresh off a gold medal peformance at OFSAA "AA" last year, the Vikings girls' continued their incredible run of soccer success with a 2-0 win over St Joe-Scollard Hall to earn the number 8 seed at the "AAA" event in Toronto June 5-7.
May 26th - FINAL UPDATE - Lo-Ellen Wins! The Knights claimed their first overall aggregate title since 1994 at NOSSA track and field earlier today at Laurentian University. And they did it in dramatic fashion - edging out nine-time defending champs Sir James Dunn by just two points.
And the good news didn't stop there ... Julie Hebert of Champlain and Elijah Allen of Lasalle took home individual aggregate honours in Midget Girls and Senior Boys competition respectively. All told, Sudbury athletes established sixteen new NOSSA marks at this year's event.
Qualifiers now advance to the OFSAA championships to be hosted June 1st to 3rd in Etobicoke.
May 25th - UPDATE! It might be slim, but it's still a lead ... The Lo-Ellen Park Knights cling to a 7.5 point lead after day one of competition at NOSSA Track and Field hosted at Laurentian University. The Knights first day tally stands at 116, while nine-time defending champs Sir James Dunn follow closely behind at 108.5.
Three Sudbury athletes established new NOSSA marks including Tianna Deck of Lockerby (Junior Girls Triple Jump) 10.68m (old mark 10.23m), Dan Gardiner of Chelmsford (Senior Boys Triple Jump) 13.85m (old mark 13.43m) and Bonnie Winship of Lockerby (Senior girls Pole Vault) 2.50m (old mark 2.45m).
The two day event continues tommorrow at 9am and continues throughout the day.
Co-Conveners Peter Hocking, John Roberts and Dave Makela prepare to welcome a total of 861 athletes from forty high schools across the region for the NOSSA track and field championships hosted at Laurentian University. Day one action begins at 3:30pm while tommorrow events begin at 9:15am.
Sir James Dunn of the Soo are the nine-time defending champions but they may get a run for their money this year from Lo-Ellen Park.
Results from the two-day event will be posted on the NOSSA web page at www.rainbowschools.ca/nossa following each day of competition.
May 24th - Convener Jean-Gilles Larocque plans to welcome a field of 20 teams at the SDSSAA Boys Invitational Slo-Pitch championship to be hosted Wednesday, May 31st. All games will be hosted in Valley East, with quarter finals beginning on four fields at 2pm.
Click here for a boys slo-pitch schedule (adobe acrobat format) *revised May 29th
Still on Slo-Pitch, the SDSSAA girls championship final round is set and ready to go for this Saturday at the Terry Fox complex. A total of eight schools advanced from Tuesday's preliminary round including: Notre-Dame, Marymount, Champlain, Rivière-des-Français, Lockerby, Horizon, St Charles and Chelmsford, Finals are slated for 2:30pm.
May 24th - Penalty kicks was the word of the day as the SDSSAA soccer finals in three divisions were contested at the Jim Jerome fields yesterday. In the Girls "A" division, fourth place finisher Sacré-Coeur Griffons upset third place L'Horizon Aigles 3-0 in penalty kicks to win their first ever soccer crown. In the girls "AA"/"AAA" division, the Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes bounced back from a 2-0 deficit to win their second banner in three years over Lockerby, also in penalty kicks. In boys' "A" semis, Macdonald Cartier and Sudbury Secondary won their respective semi finals over Horizon and Lively respectively, by scores of 2-1 and 3-0. Their final goes tonight at 4pm at Macdonald Cartier.
NOSSA girls action takes place in Sudbury on Friday, with the "AAA" game between Lockerby and St Joe/Scollard Hall taking place at 11am, followed by the "A" game between Sacré-Coeur and Franco-Cité at 1pm, and the "AA" game between Notre-Dame and Chippewa at 3pm.
May 18th - The Lo-Ellen Park Knights ran away with a 241 point victory at the rain-soaked 65th annual high school track and field meet earlier today at Laurentian University. The Knights also took top honours in overall girls and boys competition. Lockerby Composite with 634, Collège Notre-Dame with 510 and Lasalle with 488.25 rounded out the top four. ESC Champlain captured the "A" overall aggregate banner, collecting a total of 210.75 pionts.
Day two of the two-day event was suspended for a short time twice due to the proximity of lightning strikes.
All-in-all, a total of forty new records were established over the two days of competition.
Click here for overall aggregate scores
Click here for team divisional scores
Click here for individual aggregate standings
Click here for a full set of event results for both days
Click here for a full summary of record breaking performances
Click here for a list of NOSSA Qualifiers (last update: Mon, May 22, 2pm)
May 17th - With day one of the SDSSAA track and field championships complete, the usual suspects find themselves atop of the overall aggregate standings.
Lo-Ellen is in top spot with a total of 426 points, then Lockerby with 342 points. Notre-Dame with 247.5, Lasalle with 240.75 and Champlain with 113.75 round out the top five.
With the records re-set in 2003, a total of 15 event records fell during day one.
May 11th - A peformance list featuring all 660 athletes registered to compete in the 65th annual SDSSAA track and field meet has been developed following the sport committee's seed and draw meeting hosted earlier this evening.
May 10th - The Lo-Ellen Park Knights cruised to their sixth consecutive overall aggregate relay championship earlier this afternoon at the Laurentian track. Since records began back in 1986, only one other school, that being Lockerby back in 2000, has won the aggregate title other than the Knights.
A total of twelve records were smashed at this year's event (the records were re-set back in 2004 due to the new four year curriculum), including six by the champion Knights, three by Collège Notre-Dame, two by Lasalle and one by Lockerby.
May 8th - The Lo-Ellen Park mixed doubles team of Alison Tyndall and Zak Whissel came home with fourth place medals at OFSAA badminton in Timmins last weekend, best ever among NOSSA athletes at this competition. The pair lost their first match to a team from Barrie, then rang off four consecutive victories to advance to the "B" flight semis.
May 4th - Track and Field Mini Meet #2, under the tutolage of Lynn MacLean of ESC Champlain, took place yesterday at the Laruentian track, involving some 80 students from Champlain, Lively, Chelmsford and Confederation.
Individual results are linked (adobe acrobat file).
The season continues with the next official event on Wednesday, May 10th with the SDSSAA Relay Finals. Start time is 3:30pm.
May 3rd - More medal results from day two of competition at OFSAA gymnastics:
Maxine Beaumier (Notre-Dame) - 4th, Level I bars
Amanda Vachon (Notre-Dame) - Bronze, Level V floor
Collège Notre-Dame - Gold, Sports Aerobics, Open category
Collège Notre-Dame - 2nd, Level I
Sudbury (NOSSA) - Bronze, Sports Aeorbics, Novice category
NOSSA placed sixth overall in the aggregate association standings. Excellent work girls!
May 2nd - Close to 100 students from five area high schools took to Laurentian University earlier this afternoon for SDSSAA mini meet #1, signalling the official start of the all-too-brief track and field season. Lockerby, Lasalle, Sacré-Coeur, Bishop Carter and Sudbury Secondary took part.
Seen here, an unidentified Bishop Carter athlete takes to the air for the long jump competition.
The season continues Wednesday with mini meet #2, involving Champlain, Lively, Macdonald Cartier, Horizon and Confederation.
May 2nd - Medal results from dayone of competition at OFSAA gymnastics:
Kristen Jones (St Benedict) - silver, Level IV vault and bronze, Level IV Bars
Stephanie Lafleur (Notre-Dame) - silver, Level IV floor
Collège Notre-Dame managed a fourth place finish in level IV competition and a sixth place in level III competition.
Apr 26th - A delegation of 54 Sudbury student-athletes representing eleven area high schools will be bussing down to St Catharines on Sunday for the OFSAA gymnastics championship.
The group will be in tough to beat last year's collection of eleven individual event gold medals plus a sport aerobics gold hauled in for the second consecutive year courtesy of Collège Notre-Dame.
Click here for the OFSAA Gymnastics Website
Apr 24th - Sudbury athletes managed seven first place finishes at NOSSA badminton hosted in the Soo over the weekend. Collecting gold medals were:
Karly Walker & Sylvie Dalcourt (Lo-Ellen) > midget girls doubles
Genna Lang & Tyler Bethune (Lasalle) > midget mixed doubles
Corey French (Lo-Ellen) > junior boys singles
Julie Vasseur (Lo-Ellen) > junior girls singles
Antonio Radford-Paz & Justin Richardson (Macdonald Cartier) > junior boys doubles
Mike Stanford (Lo-Ellen) > senior boys singles
Dan Mines & Mike Delfante (Lasalle) > senior boys doubles
First place finishers now qualify for OFSAA to be hosted May 4-6 in Timmins.
Click here for results (adobe acrobat format)
Apr 18th - 4 divisions, 19 competition days, 30 teams, 114 games. That pretty much sums up the 2006 SDSSAA boys and girls soccer schedule. Season kicks off on Monday, Apr 24th and culminates with finals on Wed, May 24th. NOSSA boys will take place in North Bay, while the girls will be hosted at Lily Creek in Sudbury. Dates are dependent upon a motion which will come up for review at the NOSSA April 28th meeting.
Apr 8th - St Charles College is the scene for the SDSSAA badminton finals, with the top four finishers from Thursday's preliminaries participating. Lo-Ellen Park managed its eighth consecutive team aggregate title, with Collège Notre Dame finishing a close second. Macdonald Cartier won the "A" overall aggregate title, their first team aggregate award in the sport's history.
Seen here, senior boys' singles champ Mike Stanford of Lo-Ellen Park shows his winning form.
Apr 7th - The SDSSAA Badminton Championship is slated for Saturday, April 8th, featuring the top four finishers from the preliminaries that were hosted yesterday. The Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School team, under the tutolage of head coach Bob Pilon, is vying for their eighth consecutive city title. Were they to be successful, they would be the third school to manage such a feat, with Levack capturing eight consecutive titles in the 90's and Lively with nine consecutive titles in the 70's. The championship records for this sport began back in 1970. Finals action begins at 9am at St Charles College.
SDSSAA will host its annual girls gymnastics championship on Monday at the Extreme North Gymnastics Club in Dowling. Convener Joanne Bradley of ESC Champlain reports that numbers are on the rise at this event, this year boasting a total of 106 participants from thirteen schools across the region. The big question on everyone's minds will be whether or not Collège Notre-Dame will be able to stretch its incredible streak of ten consecutive overall aggregate titles. The Als usually run away with the award each year but recently other schools have shown signs that the tide may be turning.
Click here for the gymnastics championship records
SDSSAA soccer and track and field coaches will gather on Tuesday at Lasalle Secondary for their annual pre-season meetings. Among the issues on the track agenda will be discussion about the condition of the Laurentian track, on a steady and rapid decline in recent years. In soccer, the schedule will likely prove contentious yet again this year as recent weather trends will make a timely start to the extremely short season virtually impossible.
The track meeting will start at 4:30pm, followed by the soccer at 6pm.
Mar 30 - The Horizon Aigles and Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes boys hockey teams battled to a 3-3 tie in exhibition play yesterday at the Ray Plourde Arena in Valley East. The two teams are gearing up for the Franco-Ontarien Tournament which begins next Wednesday.
Two other games will be added to the exhibition schedule for next week including Champlain vs Notre-Dame (Tue, 3:30pm @ Walden) and Notre-Dame vs L'Horizon (Wed, 3pm @ Centennial).
Some teams to look out for are mostly open (adult) teams. Some of them include graduated high school students who are at the postsecondary level. (James Castonguay, Louis Charbonneau, Jean-François Démoré...) Also, two teams are coming from Ottawa including De La Salle and Louis-Riel. They are very strong volleyball schools. Games start at 3h30 on Friday and go to 9h30 then start at 9h00 on Saturday with the finals at 5h30 that same day. Championship game will be at Champlain and Consolation finals at CND.
Mar 28 - The St. Thomas Times-Journal offered up some special recognition to five members of the OFSAA silver medallist Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes in a post-tournament release. Included in the article are: Manon Davis, Natalie Vincent, Andrea Hyde, Joelle Loiselle and Melanie Bimm.
Mar 23 - SDSSAA team scores from OFSAA championships today:
OFSAA AAA Boys Hockey >
Lasalle - 4 vs Bracebridge - 1
Lasalle - 2 vs Mount Carmel - 3 (Quarter Final - Oh so close, but Lancers' march towards an OFSAA medal is over - great effort nonetheless and the best from a NOSSA team at this level since 2002)
OFSAA Boys Curling >
Lasalle - 3 vs All Saints - 10 (Lancers record now sits at 1-2)
Lasalle - 3 vs St Theresa - 8 (Lancers finish round robin at 1-3 and fail to advance)
Mar 23 - SDSSAA team scores from OFSAA championships today:
OFSAA A/AA Girls Hockey >
Notre-Dame - 5 vs Jean Vanier - 4 (Manon Davis scores her third goal of the game in overtime to send Als to gold medal game!)
Notre-Dame - 2 vs Stouffville - 5 (Davis scored both goals - Als take home silver medal!!!)
OFSAA AAA Boys Hockey >
Lasalle - 4 vs St Alysius Gonzaga of Mississauga - 2
Lasalle - 3 vs St Mike's of Toronto - 4 (Lancers' record currently 2-1-0 in round robin play)
OFSAA Boys Curling >
Lasalle - 7 vs St Mark CHS of Ottawa - 3
Lasalle - 7 vs Centennial CVI - 8 (Lancers' record now 1-1-0 after first day of competition)
Mar 22 - Here's how SDSSAA teams are faring at their respective OFSAA events today:
OFSAA A/AA Girls Hockey >
Notre-Dame - 0 vs Stoufville - 3 (Als finish with a 2-1 record and advance to quarter final)
Notre-Dame - 3 vs #2 seed South Huron - 1 (quarter final - Davis (2) and Hyde)
Notre-Dame vs Jean Vanier (semi final - 9:15am start Wednesday)
OFSAA AAA Girls Hockey >
Lockerby - 2 vs Lambton Collegiate - 2 (Vikes finish with a 1-1-1 record and fail to advance)
OFSAA AAA Boys Hockey >
Lasalle - 4 vs Kenora - 0 (goal scorers: Neeley, Andrighetti, Jerome and Pontes - next game for Lancers Wed 8am vs #9 Seed Gonzaga of Mississauga)
Mar 21 - SDSSAA team scores from OFSAA today:
OFSAA A/AA Girls >
Notre-Dame - 2, St Francis - 0 (Venne, Bimm scored for Als)
Notre-Dame - 5, Timmins - 0 (Bimm with a pair, Loiselle, Davis & Camirand)
OFSAA AAA Girls >
Sacred Heart SHS - 8, Lockerby - 1 (scoring n/a)
Lockerby - 2, Lawrence Park CI - 0
Mar 21 - The deadline to confirm a team in SDSSAA soccer is fast approaching. Schools have until Tuesday, April 4th at noon to confirm their intent to participate. The pre-season meeting for coaches, meanwhile, has been set at Tuesday, April 11th, 6pm @ Lasalle.
Click here for confirmation form (adobe acrobat format)
Mar 21 - On Monday, April 24th, the SDSSAA will be hosting the second of two Coaching in Ontario Schools (CIOS) workshops sponsored by the Ontario Federation of Secondary Athletic Associations (OFSAA). This one-day, eight-hour course is designed primarly for teachers early in their careers or community coaches new to their roles to help them understand the nature, philosophy and scope of school sports, and give them some tools to help them succeed.
There is no cost to pariticipate in this workshop, normally a $60/pariticpant fee applies. If you missed the first workshop, this will be your last opportunity this year. Duration of the worskhop will be 1pm to 9pm. A location will be set as soon as attendance is known.
Interested parties are requested to register by emailing OFSAA Assistant Director Steve Sevor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 20 - Sudbury Sportlink will be hosting a Level I Technical Track and Field Coaching Course at Laurentian University on Apr 22-23, 9am to 5pm both days. Cost of the clinic will be $95, $85 if a member of the OTFA.
Click links below for info and registration form
Mar 20 - Convener Clyde Sheppard of Lasalle Secondary School will be hosting the 10th Annual Sudbury High School Invitational Badminton Tournament this weekend. Sites will include Lasalle, St Charles and possibly Macdonald Cartier and will involve midgets, juniors and seniors, boys and girls. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 21st by 4pm.
Lasalle Lancers boys curling (@ OFSAA Curling in Ottawa) > The 2001 OFSAA champs have been seeded 8th and will start their 2006 quest on Thursday at 7:45am, when they'll play St Mark CHS of Ottawa. Game two will take place at 11:45am Thursday against Centennial CVI of CWOSSA, followed by two game Friday including 8am vs All Saints of LOSSA and noon against St Theresa of COSSA. Quarter final round begins Friday at 4:30pm.
Lasalle Lancers boys hockey (@ OFSAA Boys AAA Hockey in Fort Frances) > First game is Wednesday, 10:30am vs Kenora, then Thursday at 8am vs St Aloysius Gonzaga of Mississauga, then Thursday, 1:30pm vs St Mike's of Toronto, then Friday at 8am vs Bracebridge. Quarter final round begins Friday at 6pm.
Lockerby Vikings girls hockey (@ OFSAA Girls AAA Hockey in London) > Again no seeds were posted, but the Vikes figure to be seeded high given their past performance at OFSAA alone. First game Tuesday at 8:15am vs Sacred Heart SHS, second game Tuesday at 1;55pm vs Lawrence Park CI, third game vs Lambton Central Collegiate of Sarnia at 10:25am Wednesday. Quarter finals begin Wednesday at 1:30pm.
Notre-Dame Alouettes girls hockey (@ OFSAA Girls A/AA Hockey in St Thomas) > The Als have secured the #8 seed and will play: Tuesday at 8:15am vs unseeded St Francis of St Catharines, Tuesday at noon vs unseeded Timmins High and Wednesday at 10:30am vs #1 seeded Stouffville. Quarter finals begin Wednesday afternoon at 1:30pm.
Mar 8 - The Confederation Chargers' hunt for NOSSA gold and a berth into the "A"/"AA" OFSAA Tournament was halted earlier today, by virtue of a 4-0 loss to the Soo's White Pine's Collegiate. White Pines and Korah advanced to tonight's final by virtue of a goals for and against calculation, as all three teams finished with identical 2-1 records. Meanwhile, in North Bay, the Lancers will meet the Scollard Hall Bears at 6pm for NOSSA "AAA" gold.
Mar 8 - UPDATE! Though the medal won't be the colour they wanted, the Lo-Ellen Knights came through big again, collecting a coveted bronze medal at the OFSAA AA Volleyball championships in Dryden. The Knights knocked off Penetanguishene in three sets in a come-from-behind character win, 26-28, 25-17, 15-7 to bring it home. Way to go girls!
The quest for a gold medal for the Lo-Ellen Park Knights senior girls volleyball team came to a screeching halt earlier today, as the Knights dropped a semi final decision to ESC Franco-Cité of Ottawa 25-13, 25-20. Lo-Ellen advanced to the semis by virtue of an exciting 28-26, 28-26 two set victory over Clarke of Newcastle, but now will have to face Penetanguishene tonight for the bronze. Penetanguishene eliminated #1 seeded Widdifield in the quarter final round earlier today.
Mar 8 - For the third time in as many years, the Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes and Lockerby Vikings will share NOSSA Girls Hockey honours.
The Alouettes won the "A"/"AA" banner by defeating the visiting Widdifield Wildcats of North Bay 4-1, while the Vikings won the "AAA" banner by defeating the St Joseph/Scollard Hall Bears of North Bay by a final score of 1-0 in games hosted earlier today at the Walden Arena.
Special teams carried the load for the Als in their game with three of the four goals scored on the power play, and the fourth short handed. Melissa Camirand led the Notre-Dame attack with one goal and two helpers, Melanie Bimm and Joelle Loiselle both added a single and an assist while Manon Davis added the short handed marker to round out the scoring. Bimm was named the game MVP for the Als.
For the Wildcats, who trailed by period scores of 2-0 and 4-0, Morgan Bonnah's goal with 12:40 remaining in the third proved too little, too late, despite an outstanding performance from netminder Kayla Lefebvre. For her efforts, Lefebvre was named the game MVP for Widdifield.
In the "AAA" match-up, Christen Schutt's goal with 10:07 remaining in the first period proved all that the Vikings needed to dispose of the Bears. Vikings' netminder Jamie Tessier was outstanding in the latter stages of the game, with the Vikes managing to kill a five minute penalty near the end of the final period to seal the victory. Lady Bears' goaltender Tara Chapman was similarly stellar, receiving game MVP honours for her efforts, while the Vikings game MVP honours went to defenceman Regan Thompson.
With the wins, both the Als and Vikings now qualify for their respective OFSAA championships, being hosted March 21st to 23rd in St Thomas and London.
Mar 8 - UPDATE! Lockerby swimmer Kyleigh Commito hauled in a silver medal during the second day of competition at OFSAA Swimming, currently underway at the Etobicoke Olympium. Kyleigh swam a final time of 1:00.12 in the girls 100m Open Freestyle, just 7/100 of a second ahead of the third place swimmer.
The medal represents the second consecutive year that a SDSSAA swimmer has medalled at OFSAA, last year Thomas Kirkpatrick of Confederation hauling in gold in 100m breastroke.
SDSSAA athletes impress in the pool at OFSAA Swimming at the Etobicoke Olympium. Here are some results highlights from Tuesday's finals:
Girls 200m Open Freestyle - Kyleigh Commito (LCS) - 7th
Boys 50m Jr Freestyle - Rob Clendenning (LCS) - 6th
The action continues today with prelims and finals. Results are updated continually on the OFSAA website.
Mar 8 - Look for more local updates to NOSSA & OFSAA championships here:
*Lo-Ellen Park girls volleyball - finishing first in "B" pool, the Knights will likely play at 12:30pm today in the quarter final round ...
Mar 8 - *Lasalle Lancers senior boys hockey team qualifies for the final at NOSSA "AAA" boys hockey, having won both their round robin games yesterday. Final takes place at 6pm today in North Bay.
*Lasalle Lancers boys curling team wins their fifth NOSSA title in seven years, nipping Korah Collegiate of the Soo 7-6 in the final. The Lancers now qualify for OFSAA Mar 22-25 in Ottawa.
Lockerby Girls girls curling team lost a heart breaker in their final at NOSSA in the Soo. Up by one and with the hammer, Bawating Collegiate of the Soo stole two to win the game.
*Lo-Ellen Park girls volleyball - won all four round robin games at OFSAA Girls AA Volleyball over Fort Frances 25-12, 25-20; over Embrun 25-17 and 25-20; game three was a squeeker, but the Knights pulled through against Penetanguishene by scores of 25-20, 25-27, 16-14; won fourth game of round robin vs Kingsville 25-17, 25-22 - meanwhile, the Knights' Northern Rivals, Widdifield of North Bay, finished the round robin at 4-0 also
*Lasalle boys basketball - final score against #6 seeded Sacred Heart in second game: 71-39 for Sacred Heart. Andrew Lalonde was once again the top scoring Lancer, potting 25 points in a losing effort.
Mar 7 - *Confederation Chargers pulled off a huge win at NOSSA boys A/AA hockey over the Soo City Champs Korah 4-1. Chargers' scorers were Brandon Daynard, Lucas McAlpine, Evan Zimmerman and Bobby Marion. Confed now plays FJ McElligott of North Bay at 6pm. McElligott lost their first game against White Pines 5-1
*Lasalle Lancers senior boys hockey team won both their round robin games at NOSSA AAA hockey today, defeating St Basil's of the Soo 4-0 and St Joe/Scollard Hall of North Bay 5-1. Regardless of the outcome of their final game against White Pines tommorrow morning, the Lancers are assured a birth in Wednesday's final, which has been changed to a 6pm start at Memorial Gardens in North Bay.
Mar 7 - Just prior to their big challenge game triumph over the Champlain Requins (see below), the Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes returned home from the Franco Ontarien girls hockey provincial championship in Chatham with gold medals in their pockets.
As she's done all season long, team captain Manon Davis led the Als attack with fourteen goals, including an overtime winner in the championship final. Davis also led "Team Bleu" in the tournament all-star game, scoring four of the five goals for her side.
The Als were represented by goalies Natalie Vincent and Julie Beaulieu, defencemen Natacha Montpellier, Patricia St-Cyr and Jessyka Gagnon and forwards Christine Venne, Andrea Hyde, Jade Levac, Julie Dussiaume, Joel Loiselle, Melissa Camirand and Davis. They are coached by Jean-Claude Davis and Luc Giroux.
Next year the tournament will be hosted in Hearst.
Mar 7 - SDSSAA boys basketball convener Denis Gauthier has released the official roster for the all-star game, slated to take place on Tue, Mar 21st at Lasalle.
Mar 7 - Attention all badminton coaches. The badminton entry deadline is fast approaching. The deadline is Mon, Apr 3, followed by prelims on Thu, Apr 6 and finals on Sat, Apr 8.
Mar 6 - The Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes doubled the Champlain Requins 4-2 yesterday and in doing so, have now qualified to participate in the NOSSA Girls Hockey A/AA title game on Wednesday. Manon Davis led the charge for the Als, notching a pair of goals, while singles were added by Melissa Camirand and Julie Dussiaume. Julie Hébert, Div II's top scorer, scored a pair for the Requins, who defeated the St Charles Cardinals to win the Div II crown last week. The Als now will play the winner of the Widdifield/West Ferris challenge game in North Bay for the A/AA NOSSA championship on Wednesday, start time 1pm in the Walden Arena. The AAA championship slated for 3pm will see the Div I champion Lockerby Vikings taking on the St Joseph/Scollard Hall Bears. Since the NOSSA championship began three years ago, Notre-Dame and Lockerby have never lost a title game.
Mar 6 - Up against the top seed of the tournament in Catholic Central of SWOSSA, the 11th seeded Lasalle Lancers fought hard but lost their opening game at OFSAA 50-26, after being down 26-16 at the half. The Lancers next test is just as tough, up against the #6 seeded Sacred Heart Crusaders of York Region tommorrow at 11:45am. The Crusaders won their first game against #16 seed and host Barrie Central 93-40.
Mar 3 - The Chelmsford Flyers are the new SDSSAA Boys Hockey Div II playoff champions, thanks to a 9-4 victory over the Lively Hawks in game two of the championship final series played in Walden earlier this evening.
The game was all knotted up mid-way through the second at three apiece, but then the Flyers poured it on, using a potent offence to explode for six goals and seize the division II title two games straight.
Named the division II most valuable player, Flyer captain Jeff Brouse was once again a stand-out, scoring twice and adding four helpers, bringing his playoff total to 27 points in just five games played. Cody Duguay, Tony O'Bonsawin, Scott Cooper, Justin Remeikis, Jon Parsons and Zack Eady were the other marksmen for the Flyers, while Hawks goal scorers were Sean Deacon with a pair, Kurtis Dumond and Andrew Spurr.
In addition to Brouse as MVP, some other division II individual award winners were recognized prior to the start of the game.
Best Defenceman - Mike Caruso, St Charles College
Most Sportsmanlike Player - Stéphane Dubuc, ESC L'Horizon
Best Goaltender (voting) - Jesse Eibl, St Charles College
Top Scorer - Neal Ross, Lockerby Composite School
Best Goaltenders (by average) - Jonathan Goulard and Gilles Frappier, ESC L'Horizon
Mar 3 - Another OFSAA - another gold medal! The pride of Macdonald Cartier, Celeste Rodrigues and Teena Lalonde, in the 64kg and 41kg weight classes respectively, both struck gold at OFSAA wrestling in Sarnia earlier this week. Other notable performances included a bronze to Diana Ford of Sudbury Secondary (51 kg class), fourth place to Sheldon Burton of Chelmsford (57.5 kg class) and sixth place to Jenna Howard of Chelmsford (41 kg). Great job guys!
Mar 3 - The Lo-Ellen Park Knights senior girls volleyball team have been seeded #2 at the OFSAA "AA" championship slated for Marcy 7 & 8 in Dryden. The NOSSA champ Widdifield Wildcats have been seeded #1. The Knights face Fort Frances in their first game Tuesday at 10:30am. The Knights then face Embrun at 1:30pm and Kingsville at 7:30pm. Playoff round begins Wednesday at 11am.
Mar 3 - The NOSSA A/AA and AAA Hockey schedules have now been set. At Memorial Gardens in North Bay, the Lancers face-off Tuesday at 11am versus St Basil of the Soo, then face St Joe/Scollard Hall of North Bay at 6pm, followed by Chippewa of North Bay Wednesday at 11am. Finals take place Wednesday at 7pm. In the Soo, the Chargers face either Korah or White Pines of the Soo Tuesday at 9am, then play F.J. McElligott of North Bay at 6pm. On Wednesday, Confederation then plays Korah or White Pines at 11am and should they make the final, they will play at 7pm on Wednesday night.
Mar 2 - The Chelmsford Flyers have taken a first step towards a division II boys hockey title, posting a come-from-behind win over the Lively Hawks 8-6 yesterday at the Chelmsford Arena and taking a 1-0 lead in the best of three game series. Jeff Brouse led the Flyers' attack, notching five assists to add to his league leading 21 points in four playoff games.
Game two switches to the Walden arena tonight (Fri, Mar 3) at 8:30pm with a third and deciding game, if needed, slated for Tuesday at 3pm in Walden.
Feb 28 - The Lasalle Lancers have drawn the #11 seed at OFSAA Boys "AAA" Basketball being hosted in Barrie, and as such, will have their work cut out for them, facing the #1 seeded Catholic Central HS Comets of the South Western Ontario Secondary Schools' Athletic Association (SWOSSAA), on Monday at 12:30pm. Should the Lancers win, they will then play at 10am on Tuesday against the loser of seeds #6 (Sacred Heart Crusaders of York Region) and #16 (Barrie Central Collegiate - host). If they lose, they will then play at 11:45am Tuesday against the winner of the aforementioned game.
Feb 28 - UPDATE! The results are in and two new champions have been crowned. The Lasalle Lancers defeated the Lockerby Vikings in the Boys Final 5-2, staking claim to Lasalle's second title in five years. On the girls' side, the final was all Lockerby, with the "B" team defeating the "A" team 9-4. With the result the Vikings continue their success in girls curling, having won four titles in the past six years. Along with regular season champ Notre-Dame, Lockerby "B" now qualifies for NOSSA as the first seed, while on the boys side both Lasalle and Lockerby have qualified. NOSSA will be hosted in the Soo this year Mar 6-7.
The Sudbury Curling Club plays host to the SDSSAA girls and boys curling championship bonspeil, with a total of ten games scheduled on the day. Seen here, the Sudbury Secondary North Stars put the finishing touches on a win over Lo-Ellen Park in the quarter final round. Sudbury Secondary advanced to play Lockerby in the semis. Action contines with championship finals today at 3:30pm.
Feb 28 - The Lasalle Lancers are the new senior boys hockey division I city champions, defeating the Confederation Chargers 9-2 earlier this evening to take the best of five series three games straight. The Lancers bolted out of the gate, surging to a 6-0 lead after one period, then never looked back leading after the second 9-1.
As it has been all season long, a number of players contributed to the Lancer attack, including Shane Neeley with two goals and one assist, Mike Spencer with one goal and three assists, Josh Tomatuk with one goal and one assist, Kurtis McNamara with one goal and one assist, Mike Andrighetti with two goals and Lucas Faganely with one goal and one assist. Jamie Bonany rounded out the scoring for Lasalle, while both Charger goals were scored by James Paris. The playoff title represents the Lancers' first since 1998, and only the fourth since the recorded history of the league began back in 1945.
The Lancers' Jamie Bonany was named the recipient of the Chipper Marcotte award, symbolizing the most valuable player of the playoffs. In a special award ceremony preceeding the game, the following other individual award winners from division I were also recognized:
Most Sportsmanlike Player (Jim Dewey Trophy) - Jeff Caselton, Manitoulin Mustangs
Best Defenceman (Angelo DeStefano Tropy) - Davin Hanninen, Manitoulin Mustangs
Most Valuable Player (DeMarco Trophy) - Mikita Fox, Manitoulin Mustangs
Best Goaltender - Voting - Shawn Sproule, St Benedict
Best Goaltenders by Average (Hodge Trophy) - Devin Desjardins and Tyler Maslakewycz, Lasalle
Top Scorer (Nick Evanshen Trophy) - Steve Rachkowski, St Benedict
Coaches of the Year - Chris Matthews, Peter Lucano and John Radey, Lasalle
Both the Lancers and Chargers have already qualified for their respective NOSSA championships. The Lancers head off to North Bay for the AAA championship while the Chargers travel to the Soo for the A/AA event. Both tournaments will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, March 7th and 8th.
In other senior hockey news, the Chelmsford Flyers exploded for six third period goals to defeat the St Charles Cardinals 9-4 and take their best of three division II semi final series two games straight. The Flyers will now meet the Lively Hawks, who defeated the Horizon Aigles 6-3 yesterday to win their series two straight, in the championship final best of three series. Game one of this series will take place Thursday at 3pm in the Chelmsford Arena, while game two shifts to the Walden Arena Friday at 8:30pm. Game three, if needed will take place on Tuesday, March 7th at a time and location to be announced.
Individual award presentations in support of division II will take place prior to Friday night's game.
Feb 28th (Blue Mountain) - UPDATE! St Benedict Boys level I team finishes sixth in boys slalom, on the strength of Nico Tavchandjian's 11th place finish, best ever for a SDSSAA athelte at this competition. The Lo-Ellen girls' team finishes 15th in level I giant slalom competition.
The first results are in and SDSSAA athletes continue to impress, this time at OFSAA Alpine Skiing in Collingwood. Day one of the competition featured level I giant slalom along with level II slalom, while vice versa appears on the scheduled events for today. A total of 350 skiers are taking part, including 132 in girls and boys level I and 74 in girls level two.
Sudbury skier placements were as follows:
Emily Fraser (Lockerby) - 50th, level I giant slalom
Nico Tavchandjian (St Benedict) - 13th, level I giant slalom
Jason Jones (St Benedict) - 41st, level I giant slalom
Nick Cavellin (St Benedict) - 68th, level I giant slalom
Klein Gauthier (St Benedict) - 83rd, level I giant slalom
Brent Edwardson (St Benedict) - 85th, level I giant slalom
Corey Bouffard (Lo-Ellen) - 38th, level II slalom
Katie Bissonette (Lo-Ellen) - 62nd, level II slalom
Meghan Millard (Lo-Ellen) - 63rd, level II slalom
Danika Anderson (Lo-Ellen) - 67th, level II slalom
Feb 28 - Results from the final game of boys curling season finally have paved the way for most positions involved in the championship bonspeil of Tuesday, March 1st. With a win over Sacré-Coeur in their final game of the season, Sudbury Secondary successfully nailed down first place in Pool "B", forcing a tie breaker between St Benedict and Notre-Dame today at the Sudbury Club. The winner of the tie breaker will assume third place and the final playoff position in pool "B".
All the playoff match-ups for the March 1st bonspeil are detailed on scorecrazy.com.
Feb 27 - Some preliminary results offered up from NOSSA championships hosted on the weekend. Further information will be added when submitted.
SDSSAA teams posted some impressive results:
BOYS BASKETBALL -
Senior "B" Final (@ Notre-Dame DGL) - Bishop Carter collected its third consecutive NOSSA "B" championship banner this season, defeating host Notre-Dame des Grands Lacs 64-29 in the championship final.
Midget "A" Final (@ Horizon) - The home Aigles defeated Chippewa of North Bay by a final score of 47-40. The Aigles caps off a great season with their first ever NOSSA midget crown, to go along with their first ever SDSSAA title last week.
Junior "A" Final (@ Horizon) - The top placing junior entry from Sudbury, ES du Sacré-Coeur Griffons, were defeated by Elliot Lake SS in a tight one - final score 51-40.
Senior "A" Final (@ Horizon) - Heavily favoured to win going into the tournament, the St Basil Saints of the Soo, the Girls "A" OFSAA Champions this fall, defeated Macdonald Cartier Pantheres, final score 48-40.
Junior "AA" Final (@ St Charles) - The Notre-Dame Alouettes defeated Widdifield of North Bay in a nail biter, 39-37, avenging a four-point round robin loss earlier in the tournament. The Als collect their first ever NOSSA junior boys basketball title, after winning their first ever midget title last year.
Senior "AA" Final (@ St Charles) - St Mary's of the Soo defeated West Ferris of North Bay by a final score of 52-44 in overtime.
Junior "AAA" Final (@ Lasalle) - The city champion Lancers defeated the Bawating Braves in this final, 40-30. The title represents the Lancers' nineth in the past sixteen years of competition at this level.
Senior "AAA" Final (@ Lasalle) - The senior Lancers made it a Lasalle sweep, handling the Chippewa Raiders in the final 73-52. The Lancers are now off to OFSAA on Thursday for the second time in three years.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL -
Senior "A" Final (@ Manitoulin) - Champlain, Manitoulin and Lively finished the round robin in a 3-way tie for second place. In head-to-head match-ups, it came down to a points for and against calculation, which left Champlain and Lively out in the cold by a mere 2 points for and 7 points for respectively. Oh so close!
Senior "AA" Final (@ North Bay) - Lo-Ellen Park's old nemesis, Widdifield Wildcats of Nortth Bay, proved just the tiniest bit too much for the Knights in this senior final, the Knights falling to the Wildcats 2-0 by game scores of 25-22, 25-23. The news is not all bad however. The last time the Wildcats edged the Knights in a NOSSA Final, the Knights came back to win a gold medal at OFSAA back in 2003. Both teams will qualify for the OFSAA championship being hosted in Kenora beginning Monday.
Junior "AAA" Final (@ Sir James Dunn, Soo) - Sir James Dunn defeated St Joseph/Scollard Hall in the final 2-1.
Senior "AAA" Final (@ Sir James Dunn, Soo) - The Sir James Dunn Eagles thwarted the Lockerby Vikings' attempt at an OFSAA birth by defeating them in the final 2-1 by game scores of 25-17, 16-25 and 16-14.
Feb 25 - The Lasalle Lancers have taken a commanding 2-0 lead in their division I boys hockey best of five championship final series, winning game two against the Confederation Chargers 3-1 Thursday night at the Capreol Arena. Game three goes Tuesday night, 7:30pm at the Countryside Arena. The game will be preceeded by a brief ceremony to honour the individual award winners from division I this year. Regardless of the outcome of the series, both teams have qualified for the NOSSA championship, scheduled for Mar 7-8 in North Bay (AAA) and the Soo (A/AA).
Meanwhile, in the division II playoff round, the Chelmsford Flyers and Lively Hawks have drawn first blood in their respective semi final series against the St Charles Cardinals and L'Horizon Aigles. Lively won their opener 5-0 Friday night in Walden, while Chelmsford took game one of their series 5-1 on Saturday at the Carmichael Arena.
Feb 24 - SDSSAA WINS DOUBLE GOLD!!! Lo-Ellen Park Junior boys and Lockerby Composite senior boys sweep to gold medal victories at the OFSAA Nordic Ski Championships being hosted at Hardwood Hills which began yesterday. The Knights team, consisting of Russell Hanson, Christopher Hey, Sam Merrifield and Robert King, finished 8th, 11th, 20th and 31st respectively in the 122 skier field to place first overall, while the Vikings team, consisting of Matthew Little, Jon Hey, Dave Endleman and Sean Kershaw, placed 4th 11th, 14th and 23rd respectively in the 133 skier field to finish on top in their team competition.
Seen here, the four-man racing team from Lo-Ellen Park SS.
Feb 23 - The Lockerby Vikings completed a sweep of the College Notre-Dame Alouettes earlier this afternoon, and in doing so, collected their fourth division I girls hockey title in six years.
Not that it was easy, trailing by three goals early in the second period, the Vikings clawed their way back, tying the game mid-way through the third. Two periods later in double overtime, Tika Patries completed a natural hat trick to go along with an assist to lift the Vikes to the victory and a birth in the NOSSA "AAA" Final on March 8th. Amanda Stillar and Lucia Mazza scored the other goals for the Vikings, while the Als' scorers were Manon Davis with a pair, Christine Venne and Melissa Camirand.
The Alouettes now face the Champlain Requins in a March 6th challenge game to decide who will represent the SDSSAA in the NOSSA "A"/"AA" title game, to be hosted in Walden on March 8th.
Feb 23 - By virtue of their wins over Bishop Carter and Lockerby respectively, the L'Horizon Aigles and Chelmsford Flyers have advanced to the semi final round of the boys hockey division II loop. The Aigles advance to play against Lively on Friday night at 8:30pm, while Chelmsford travels to Carmichael Arena on Saturday at 6:30pm to face the St Charles Cardinals. Both semi final series are best of three games. For more information on each series, go to scorecrazy.com, the official schedule and stats site of the SDSSAA.
Feb 22 - Fans of the round ball take note: this is a big weekend in Sudbury. Three NOSSA boys basketball championships will be hosted in Sudbury this weekend including: "A" (midget, junior and senior) at ESC l'Horizon, "AA" (midget, junior and senior) at St Charles College and "AAA" (junior and senior) at Lasalle Secondary.
Feb 20 - The Lockerby Composite Vikings were clearly the class of the field at the SDSSAA City Swim Championships on Monday at Laurentian, outscoring their closest rival 2-1 in the final aggregate standings. The Vikings finished with a team total of 492.5 points, followed by Notre-Dame with 247, Espanola with 147, Marymount with 143 and Lo-Ellen Park with 114.
First place finishers qualify for OFSAA beginning March 6th in Etobicoke.
Feb 22 - For the first time in school history, the Champlain Requins girls hockey team has laid claim to a girls hockey championship banner. By virtue of a 3-1 victory over the St Charles Cardinals earlier this afternoon, the Requins defeated the Cards two games to nil in the best of three championship final series, having won the first yesterday by a score of 6-5.
Sarah Kingsley led the way for the Requins in the final, scoring twice for the Requins, the second into an empty net as the Cards pulled goaltender Rebecca Fabiilli late in the third in favour of the extra attacker. Julie Hebert, named the division II league's top scorer and the hero of game one scoring the go ahead goal with less than 90 seconds remaining in the game, scored the other goal for Champlain. Alisha Murray scored the lone goal for the Cards, who despite being short benched held the balance of play offensively throughout the game.
Champlain will now challenge division I's College Notre-Dame Alouettes for a position in the A/AA NOSSA championship game on March 8th. The challenge game is tentatively scheduled for March 6th. The Als will face the Lockerby Vikings in game two of their best of three games series tommorrow at 3:30pm in the McClelland Arena. The Vikings lead the series 1-0.
Results from the final regular season games on Tuesday have paved the way for the playoff schedule in boys division II hockey. The schedue is as follows:
QUARTER FINALS - ONE GAME
Bishop Carter (6th) @ LHorizon (3rd)
Thursday, February 23rd, 3pm @ Ray Plourde (Confederation)
Lockerby (5th) @ Chelmsford (4th)
Thursday, February 23rd, 3pm @ Chelmsford
SEMI FINALS - BEST OF THREE GAME SERIES
Winner of Lockerby/Chelmsford vs St Charles (1st)
Game 1 - Saturday, February 25th, 6:30pm @ Carmichael
Game 2 - Tuesday, February 28th, (2pm @ Chelmsford or 3:30pm @ Countryside)
Game 3 (if needed) - Thursday, March 2nd, 4pm @ Cambrian
Winner of Bishop Carter/LHorizon vs Lively (2nd)
Game 1 - Friday, February 24th, 8:30pm @ Walden
Game 2 - Monday, February 27th, 3pm @ Ray Plourde (Confederation)
Game 3 (if needed) - Thursday, March 2nd, 3pm @ Walden
CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS - BEST OF THREE GAME SERIES
Winners of Semi Final Series
Game 1 - Friday, March 3rd or Saturday, March 4th
Game 2 - Monday, March 6th or Tuesday, March 7th
Game 3 (if needed) - Wednesday, March 8th
Feb 19 - In one of the biggest weekends of the year for SDSSAA team sports, a total of ten city championship banners were handed out in girls volleyball and boys basketball. Here's a look at the some of the results from Friday and Saturday's finals:
Midget Boys Basketball - L'Horizon defeated Lasalle 36-31 to win their first ever midget crown. The win also exacted a measure of revenge for an 11-point regular season loss against the Lancers.
Jr Div I Boys Basketball - Lasalle Lancers upset regular season champ and previously undefeated Notre-Dame 55-50. The title represents the Lancers third in a row.
Sr Div I Boys Basketball - Lasalle Lancers upset the Lockerby Vikings 68-40, exercising a little pay-back in losing to the Vikes in the last regular season game which cost the Lancers home court advantage. The title represents Lasalle's fifth in a row
Jr/sr Div II Boys Basketball - The Sudbury Secondary North Stars manage not one but two buzzer-beating, nail biting division II boys basketball titles, the first against Sacré-Coeur (by two points), the second against Champlain (by one point), to capture their first city titles in this sport since 1986.
Midget Girls Volleyball - The Chelmsford Flyers manage an exciting come-from-behind, five game victory over the College Notre-Dame Alouettes (23-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23, 15-7) to win their first ever midget title
Jr Div I Girls Volleyball - Marymount defeated Notre-Dame 3 straight (25-14, 25-16, 25-17) to win their first city junior title since 1997.
Sr Div I Girls Volleyball - Lockerby defeated Confederation 3-1 (25-20, 30-28, 15-25, 25-21) and in doing so with their first ever senior title in this sport
Jr Div II Girls Volleyball - St Charles defeated L'Horizon 3 straight (25-10, 25-14, 25-10). The Cardinals win their second div II junior title in four years and now await the result of a Confederation/Lasalle tie breaker on Monday to challenge for a position at NOSSA "AAA" in the Soo
Sr Div II Girls Volleyball - Sudbury Secondary upset L'Horizon 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18) to win their first city girls volleyball title of any sort since 1981.
Feb 19 - The SDSSAA Senior boys hockey division I championship final series is now finalized, with both semi final series decided in two straight games over the weekend. The regular season champion Lasalle Lancers defeated the Notre-Dame Alouettes by game scores of 9-3 and 7-0 on Thursday and Saturday respectively. The other semi final series, between third place Manitoulin Mustangs and second place Confederation Chargers, was taken by the Chargers 6-5 and 6-3 Friday and Saturday respectively. The results set the stage for the best of five championship final series as follows:
Game One Tuesday, February 21st, 7:30pm @ Countryside
Game Two Thursday, February 23rd, 7:30pm @ Capreol
Game Three Tuesday, February 28th, 7:30pm @ Countryside
Game Four (if needed) Friday, March 3rd, 8pm @ Ray Plourde (Confederation)
Game Five (if needed) Saturday, March 4th (arena and start time TBA)
For the Chargers, it is their second consecutive appearance in the championship final series, having been defeated in four games by the St Charles Cardinals last year. For the Lancers, their appearance in the division I final series represents their first since 1998, in that year sweeping the regular season, playoff and NOSSA titles. As always, scores and statistics will be tracked on the official results website of the SDSSAA, www.scorecrazy.com
Feb 17th - Word from North Bay this morning is that the school buses have been pulled off the road due to weather conditions. As a result, we have no other choice but to cancel the NOSSA Alpine Ski Championship that was hosted for Adanac today.
Preliminary indications are that the event will have to be rescheduled for Monday, even though for Sudbury athletes this may represent a conflict with the city swim championship. The fear of a strike by city workers, which would likely affect the ski hill, has led us to make this decision. If there are substitutions necessary as a result of this change and conflict, we will allow them until the end of the school day today.
Feb 13th - By virtue of an 8-2 win over the Mustangs from Manitoulin on Saturday and a 8-1 win over the Confederation Chargers on Monday afternoon, the Lasalle Lancers have successfully clinched the Sheridan Cup, emblematic of the Senior boys regular season championship, for the first time since 1998. The Lancers record is now complete at a perfect 16-0. They will now await results of Tuesday's games to find out who they will meet in the semi final round.
Meanwhile in Div II play, the St Charles Cardinals notched a pair of their own, surprising the Lockerby Vikings 7-2 on Saturday night, then upending the L'Horizon Aigles 6-2 Monday afternoon to improve their record to 7-8-1 on the year, and lifting them to a first place tie with the Aigles and idle Chelmsford.
Feb 9th - The top grapplers in the city huffed and puffed their way to top honours at Lockerby Composite on Thursday. Qualifying wrestlers now advance to the NOSSA Championships, being hosted on Friday, February 17th in the Soo.
At the same time, the wrestling sport committee recognized its top rookie male and female, and MVP male and female.
Feb 7th - It was another beautiful day on the hill for the SDSSAA Alpine Ski Championships hosted earleer today at Adanac. St Benedict and Lo-Ellen Park came away with top honours for the second straight year in boys and girls team competition respectively, while Lockerby Composite hauled in overall aggregate honours.
Click here for team results
Click here for Individual Top Five Results
Click here for overall boys individual results
Click here for overall girls individual results
All participating racers now automatically qualify for the NOSSA championships, to be hosted Friday, February 17th, also at the Adanac Hill.
Feb 2nd - Under near perfect conditions, Adanac sampled its first taste of alpine ski competition since its closure in 2003, as a SDSSAA preliminary meet was hosted to open the season. Jason Renard of Lockerby and Heathey Keaney of Marymount featured the best giant slalom times in boys and girls competition respectively. Racers are gearing up for the city championship to be hosted Tuesday at Adanac.
Jan 25th - High school students hit the books for first semester examinations, beginning January 27th and ending February 2nd. As a result, all athletic contests take a brief hiatus until the afternoon of February 2nd. Good luck students!
Jan 24th - A special link has been established to track boys hockey league results, for all games played before and after the league split on Jan 14th.
Scorecrazy.com also publishes standings, but due to a software glitch does not carry forward points earned during part one of the regular season schedule in accordance with league rules.
The information will be updated as results dictate.
Click here to access the combined league standings report
Jan 23rd - SDSSAA Badminton convener Peter Hocking calls a pre-season coaches' meeting for Tuesday, January 31st. Start time is 4pm in room 127 of Lasalle SS. Important dates this year are: March 31 (Sudbury Invitational), April 6 (SDSSAA prelims), April 8 (SDSSAA champs), April 21 (NOSSA in Soo) and May 4-6 (OFSAA in Timmins).
Jan 19th - Chelmsford Arena played host the best of the best in high school boys and girls hockey earlier this evening, as a total of eighty players from 26 teams flaunted their skills to the delight of an enthusiastic crowd.
This years event carried a special theme in that all proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Society, in memory of Gregory Clayton, father of Confederation player Lucas McAlpine, who lost his battle to cancer earlier this season.
Jan 17-18th - Mother Nature adds a wrinkle to the Winter sport schedules with some night games postponed Tuesday and all games wiped out Wednesday due to weather. Check scorecrazy.com and the SDSSAA winter sport master schedule for details about new dates and times.
Jan 15th - A wrestling standings update is available by clicking here.
Jan 15 (York University) - The Lasalle Sr. Boy's hockey team won their 3rd consecutive tournament of the season capturing the the A division (highest division) of New Year's Festival tournament @ the York University Ice Gardens. The following are the results from the tournament
Championship Game- Lasalle -2 Belle River (Windsor) -1
Round Robin Play
Lasalle -4 Belle River -2
Lasalle -7 St. Thomas Aquinas (Brampton) -0
Lasalle- 7 St. James (Guelph)- 1
Lasalle -3 Leaside (Toronto) -0
-Belle River is the top team in Windsor and quaterfinalist at OFSAA last year.
- The line of Mike Andrighetti, Shane Neeley, and Troy Bertrand combined for 30 points in the tournament and each player tied for the top scorer of the tournament. Goalie Devin Desjardins only allowed 4 goals in the 5 games played.
-The Lancers' record now improves to 28-0-0 for the season
Jan 11 - SDSSAA Senior boys hockey coaches congregate to develop part II of th regular season schedule and possible playoff dates. The after complete a single round robin amongst all thirteen teams, the league will now split into two divisions, top five - next eight. NOSSA positions will be derived from Div I teams.
Div I - Lasalle, Confederation, Manitoulin, Notre-Dame, St Benedict
Div II - Chelmsford, St Charles, Lockerby, Lively, Horizon, Riv-Francais, Lo-Ellen, Bishop Carter
Schedule details are now included in the updated master - click here for a copy (adobe acrobat format) - and will also be uploaded to the scorecrazy site prior to Monday, January 16th.
Jan 9th - A wrestling standings update is available by clicking here.
Dec 22 - OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Adanac Ski Hill hosts a press conference to announce its official re-opening on Friday, December 23rd. Several city dignitaries, including Mayor Dave Courtemanche, were on hand for the ceremony, which included a ribbon cutting and a special $10,000 donation from the family of Ellis Hazen.
Hazen, a former teacher at Sheridan Technical School and tireless advocate of high school athletics until his death in 1978, also has the best overall Nordic Ski team trophy dedicated in his name.
Seen on left - Wife of Ellis Hazen, Elizabeth, and son Charlie present cheque to Friends of Adanac Chairman Brian Smith at Adanac on Thursday. Upon receiving the donation, Mr. Smith announced that one of the Adanac runs would forever be dedicated to Ellis Hazen's memory.
Dec 20th - The Confederation Chargers Won the 18th Annual Canadian Enterprise Cup In Lake Placid, New York at the Herb Brooks Olympic Centre.
Game 1- Confederation 3 Georgetown Raiders 1 (scorers- Bobby Marion, Cody Tourigny, Scott Zimmerman)
Game 2 - Abbey Park Eagles (Oakville) 5 Confederation 4 (Dave D'antonio 3, Storm Edwards)
Game 3- Confederation 4 Pickering College Panthers 0 (shutout Joel Lyle, James Paris 2,Storm Edwards, Brody Czerkas)
Game 4 Confederation 7 Chat Tigers (Toronto) 4 (Cody Tourigny 2, Bobby Marion 3, Dave D'antonio, James Paris
Final- Confederation 3 Abbey Park Eagles 0 (Shutout Adam McCue, Lucas McAlpine 2, Trevor Jessop
James Paris Was named Tournament MVP.
The Chargers Roster also Includes Brandon Daynard,Andrew Mcleod,Steve Pedersen,Eric Lavallee and Evan Zimmerman
Coaching Staff- Todd Zimmerman,Travis Babe,Brent Verdiel and Matt Hall
Dec 15th - A wrestling standings update is available by clicking here.
Dec 4th - The undefeated Lasalle Lancers proved once again they're a force to be reckoned with this season in posting their second consecutive tournament championship this weekend. This time, the Lancers allowed only one goal, while scoring 46, en route to the Nipissing District Association Invitational Hockey Tournament title for the second time in three years. The Lancers blanked Roland Michener of Timmins (9-0), Chippewa of North Bay (9-0), West Ferris (5-0) and Widdifield (8-0), before allowing their one and only goal of the tournament against St Joseph-Scollard Hall in the semi finals, in what turned out to be a 9-1 victory. The Lancers then blanked Manitoulin in the championship final, 6-0. The other SDSSAA entry in the tournament, Lively Hawks, lost in overtime to Chippewa in the quarter finals.
On the girls' side of the draw, the Marymount Regals posted a 1-1-1 record in the round robin portion of the NDA event, but it wasn't enough for them to advance to the championship side of the draw. The Regals made the most of the event though, bouncing Riviere-des-Francais in the consolation final by a final score of 9-0. The Regals defeated Riv-Francais 8-0, lost to Park Street of Orillia 4-0 and tie Huntsville 2-2 during the round robin portion of the event.
Dec 3rd - The Lancers' medal hopes at OFSAA were dashed Friday evening, dropping an eight point decision, 54-46, to fourth ranked Assumption of Brantford in the quarter finals. Assumption advanced to the semis and upset 2nd ranked Nelson, which will launch them into the championship final later on Saturday. Lancers advanced to the quarter final round by virtue of a 48-38 win over St Augustine.
Dec 2nd - The Lasalle Lancers have taken their first step towards an OFSAA medal, defeating unranked Orillia 49-18 in the first round of the OFSAA Girls "AAA" Basketball championship being hosted in Sarnia. Lisa Furchner, the SDSSAA Athlete of the Week, and Amanda McDonald led the Lancer attack with 10 and 7 points respectively. Lancers' next test will be against St Augustine of Markham this afternoon at 12:30pm. A win this afternoon will likely win the fifthe seeded Lancers a date with fourth ranked Assumption of Brantford.
Nov 30th - Convener Earl Cote of Confederation Secondary School releases the first set of wrestling standings of the 2005-2006 school year.
Sudbury Secondary holds a small edge in the overall point standings after week two.
Nov 29th - With SDSSAA and NOSSA titles in their back pocket, the real work noe starts for the Lasalle Lancers senior girls basketball team. Seeded 5th for the upcoming OFSAA "AAA" Championship hosted in Sarnia, the Lancer girls will begin their quest for a medal on Thursday at 2:45pm as they meet unseeded Orillia in first round. Win or lose, the Lancers will then play Friday at 12:30pm against either second seed St Peter's or unseeded St. Augustine. A second round win will launch the Lancers into the quarter final round Friday night at 8pm.
Nov 28th - Of the eight NOSSA girls basketball championships contested over the weekend, Sudbury teams walked away with four NOSSA titles, including "AAA" and "B" sweeps thanks to the efforts of Lockerby juniors, Lasalle seniors and Bishop Carter juniors and seniors.
The Lancers topped Korah Collegiate 58-32 in their senior championship final, while the Vikings juniors made short work of Korah winning 38-11 in the junior final.
The Golden Gators from Bishop Carter recorded the first ever NOSSA "B" championship honours with victories over Champlain juniors (34-16) and Hanmer seniors (34-28).
The other NOSSA girls basketball highlights available to date:
* Notre-Dame juniors dropped the "AA" final to St Basil 49-12
* Marymount dropped a 51-27 to St Mary's in the senior "AA" final (St Mary's, the eventual NOSSA champion) is seeded 2nd at OFSAA "AA")
Nov 28th - The Vikings were close, so close, but just failed in a bid to advance past the round robin stage of OFSAA "AAA" Boys Volleyball in Chatham-Kent. The Vikes managed 2-2 record in pool play, with three of the four games going the three game limit, but it just fell short of advancing to the quarter final round. The Vikes were eventually eliminated in the consolation semis by SWOSSA's Brennan, the eventual consolation champions.
Nov 25th - D-E-N-I-E-D! A Greenwood College School power blasts a spike by two unidentified Chesley DHS defenders as the OFSAA Boys' "A" Volleyball championship gets underway. Four sites are in use today including Macdonald Cartier, Champlain, College Boreal and Confederation. Tommorrow Cambrian College replaces Boreal and Champlain as round robin action wraps up with the last round of games. Playoff rounds begin at 11am Saturday.
SDSSAA's lone entry, Lively Hawks, dropped their first decision 2-0 to second seeded Goderich DHS 25-20, 25-17. The Hawks next face undeeded Mgr-de-Charbonnel of Toronto at 4:30pm in the Confederation gym.
Results are being tracked game-to-game and may be accessed by clicking here.
Nov 22nd - SDSSAA senior football officials unveiled its 2005 all-star team and major award winners at its annual banquet hosted at the Caruso Club last night.
The big winner, to no one's surprise, was standout linebacker Jason Cecchini of Lockerby Composite School. Jason pulled down top honours for defensive player of the year and most valuable player, and was presented with the Chris Bartolucci and Sid Forster Memorial Awards respectively as a result.
Neil Petrin of Lockerby was named the league's offensive player of year.
Nov 22nd - Update! Additional details are available on scorecrazy.com, but here are some highlights of this weekend's results in high school sports:
NOSSA Volleyball Championships
'A' Junior - L'Horizon (never dropped a set all tournament)
'A' Senior - Manitoulin SS (ranked 6th at this weekend's OFSAA in Sudbury)
'AA' Junior - Lo-Ellen Park (won 2-1 over Notre-Dame in Final)
'AA' Senior - Chippewa SS (North Bay)
'AAA' Junior - St Charles College (defeated Lockerby 2-1 in Final)
'AAA' Senior - Lockerby (ranked 6th at OFSAA 'AAA' in Chatham-Kent)
Boys Hockey Lively Tournament - Lasalle SS won Final over Confederation 5-3 in game that many have described as the preview to the city final series.
Girls Basketball - City Championships
Div II Junior - L'Horizon - 29, Sacre-Coeur 28 (both advance to NOSSA 'A' hosted by Horizon this weekend)
Div II Senior - Chelmsford - 38, Lively - 33 (Chelmsford advances to NOSSA 'A' hosted by Horizion this weekend)
Midget - Lockerby over Notre-Dame, 40-11
Junior Div I - Lockerby over Notre-Dame, 36-34 (Lockerby advances to NOSSA 'AAA' in Soo this weekend)
Senior Div I - Lasalle over Lockerby, 59-34 (Lasalle advances to NOSSA 'AAA' in Soo this weekend) - Lancers capped off perfect season
Other NOSSA advancers - Marymount Senior and Notre-Dame Junior (NOSSA 'AA' in Soo this weekend)
Nov 18th - Lots of high school action to choose from this weekend, including the following:
Girls Basketball Div II City Finals @ Horizon - Fri, Nov 18, 5pm (jr), 6:30pm (sr)
Girls Basketball Div I City Finals @ Lasalle - Sat, Nov 19, 12pm (midget), 1:30pm (jr), 3pm (sr)
Boys AAA Volleyball @ Lasalle - Fri, Nov 18 beginning at 9am
Boys AA Volleyball @ Northeastern and Lo-Ellen - Sat, Nov 19 beginning at 9am
Boys Hockey @ Walden Arena - starts Fri, Nov 18 and continues throughout the weekend with finals Sunday at 2pm.
Nov 17th - Master schedule for all winter team sports uploaded.
Nov 11th - Senior boys and Open girls hockey are now in full swing, with the boys' opener taking place on November 1st, followed by the girls' on November 8th.
Nov 5th - SDSSAA Boys Volleyball and Girls Basketball coaches gear up for the playoff season. See updates and statistics on scorecrazy.com
Nov 5th - Amy Stewart of St Charles College manages a 20th place finish at OFSAA Cross Country Running hosted in Kingston on Saturday. Amy, competing in the midget division, managed a final time of 11:19.8 over a 3.1 km course in a field of 227 runners.
Nov 5th - The Lockerby Vikings are unsuccessful in their bid to win the NOSSA Senior Football semi final again Widdifield on Saturday. The Wildcats upended the Vikings by a final score of 32-8, dashing hopes that Sudbury would play host to the first NOSSA Final in over two decades. Oh well, there's always next year ...
Nov 3rd - The NOSSA XC championships were contested in North Bay on Friday, October 28th, hosted by Widdifield Secondary School. Amy Stewart of St Charles College managed a first place performance in Midget Girls competition, while the Lo-Ellen Park Junior boys team managed a first overall in their division. Qualified runners advance to the OFSAA Championships in Kingston on Saturday, November 5th.
Click here for a complete list of NOSSA results
Oct 27th - Friday night at Queen's Athletic Field, the Lockerby Composite Vikings defeated the Confederation Chargers by the slimmest of margins, nipping them by a final score of 7-6 to collect their second consecutive Copper Cliff Jewellers Trophy sympbolic of the Sudbury high school senior football playofff championship.
In the first game of the double header, the Lasalle Lancers avenged an earlier season loss against the Sudbury Secondary North Stars, defeating them 42-14 to collect their second consecutive Division "B" title.
Oct 27th - For the second consecutive year in girls hockey, the East and the West played to a deadlock tie after a series of mini games. This year, after twelve games, the final score stood at 27-27. Last year the result was 26-26. Twelve of the thirteen teams participated in what has become an annual event to help teams decide which division to choose for inter-locking competition. The girls' league opens on Monday, November 7th. Complete game scores are available at www.scorecrazy.com
Oct 26th - We're on the air! The locally hosted OFSAA Boys "A" Volleyball website is up and running. Updates and breaking news will be featured on the site as developments warrant. Champlain is taking the lead role in hosting the Nov 24-26 championship, which will feature 20 of the top teams across the province.
Click here to go to the site
Oct 20th - Alley oop!
The SDSSAA Cross Country Running championships get underway at Laurentian University.
Congratulations are extended to Lockerby (AA/AA girls and overall aggregate champions), Lo-Ellen (AA/AAA boys champs) and Macdonald Cartier (A girls,boys and aggregate champs).
Selected participants will now compete at the NOSSA championships in North Bay next Friday.
Click here for a complete slate of results (adobe acrobat file)
Oct 20th - Greater Sudbury Board of Basketball Officials would like to announce a classroom clinic for all those interested in officiating youth and elementary basketball. This will lead to certification for high school and higher levels of the game with experience. Any student or coach who is interested is welcome to attend this clinic. Sunday, October 23rd, 7pm @ Cambrian College, Room 3420. Assignments for games will begin the following week. For further information, please contact: Charles Ketter @ 897-6579.
Oct 17th - Results from all four senior football games last week have paved the way for playoff action this week as follows: Oct 19th - Notre-Dame vs Sud Sec @ Notre-Dame, 3pm. Oct 20th - St Benedict @ Lasalle, 3pm. Oct 21st - Lo-Ellen vs Lockerby @ Queen's, 4pm. Oct 21st - St Charles vs Confederation @ Queen's, 7pm. The Vikes posted a 19-3 win over the Chargers on Friday night to put the grabs on the Alex MacPherson Trophy, symbolic of the regular season championship, for the first time in the sport's history.
Oct 12th - SDSSAA's Annual XC Relay meet was hosted yesterday at the Skead Trails. Lockerby Composite placed first in overall aggregate points with 34, followed closely by Lo-Ellen Park with 24, then Lasalle with 14 points.
Next race on the schedule is the XC running championships, next Thursday, October 20th, at Laurentian University. There the Vikings will attempt to win their tenth consecutive overall aggregate title.
Click here for a complete list of relay race results (adobe acrobat file)
Oct 6th - Cross Country Prelim Meet #4 was hosted yesterday in near perfect conditions at Laurentian University. In midget 4k competition, junior and senior girls competition respectively, Kristine Lalonde of Lasalle, Jessica Porlier of Macdonald Cartier, and Paige Leclerc of Lockerby, ran away with first place honours. In midget, junior and senior boys 5k competition, John Colwell of Lively, Chris Hey of Lo-Ellen, and Matt Smider of Lo-Ellen all collected firsts.
Next race on the schedule is the XC running relays, next Wednesday, October 12th, at Skead Trails.
Click here for a complete list of prelim #2 race results (adobe acrobat file)
Rainbow Ridge Golf Course (Manitowaning) - The host Manitoulin Mustang boys were the class of the field at NOSSA Golf on Friday, cruising to a 10 stroke win over three schools posting total scores of 336. The aggregate totals are derived by totalling the best four scores amongst up to five golfers from each school. Manitoulin finished with a total of 326, while St Joseph/Scollard Hall of North Bay, Lively and Lasalle all tied with totals of 336. In boys' individual play, scores were much tighter. James Beaudoin recorded a 75 to land in first place, followed by Roddy McLeod of Confederation with 76 and Brook Albion of Lasalle with 77.
In girls' team competition, the best four scores amongst golfers representing each of the four Districts are added to arrive at a "best District" score. To this end, the Sudbury District placed first by posting a total of 316, followed by Nipissing District with 326. In girls' individual play, Kathryn Corbière of Lasalle topped the field with a final score of 92, followed by Julia Know of Widdifield with 104 and Ashley Hammel of St. Joseph/Scollard Hall with 105.
Sept 30th - Cross Country Prelim Meet #3 was hosted yesterday at the Naughton Trails. In midget, junior and senior girls competition respectively, Amy Stewart of St Charles, her third consecutive first place finish, Jessica Busch of Lockerby, Lara Gardiner of Marymount (sr-3km), Dawn Gundrum of Lasalle (sr-4.5km), ran away with first place honours. In midget, junior and senior boys, Owen Montpellier of Lo-Ellen, Chantry Cargill of Lockerby with his second first place finish, and Kyle Caverson of Lockerby, with his second first place finish as well, collected firsts.
Next race in the series goes next Wednesday, October 5th, at the Laurentian University trails.
Click here for a complete list of prelim #2 race results (adobe acrobat file)
Sept 28th - Thirty enthusiastic coaches and teacher advisors packed the first floor staffroom at Lasalle on Monday night for the SDSSAA boys hockey pre-season meeting. A total of fourteen schools confirmed their initial intention to participate in the league, with seven confirming "A" division and seven confirming "B".
Newcomers to the league this year are Espanola, Bishop A. Carter and Rivière-des-Français.
Teams were given until October 14th to confirm their division of play, following some key exhibition games that will be scheduled the week of October 11th.
Sept 23rd - The Lively District Secondary boys' golf team managed a repeat performance of last year's championship, recording a back-to-back win for the first time since 1997-1998. The Hawks bettered their closest opponents by 12 strokes with a combined total of 320. Lasalle and St Charles tied for second with 332. In individual play, Scott Whalen took top honours for St Charles recording a final score of 73, followed by Roddy McLeod of Confederation and Brandon Petrenko of Lively with 74.
In girls' competition, Lasalle's Kathryn Corbiere outdistanced her closest rival by 12 strokes to claim the individual girls' crown for the Lancers, the first time since 1996. Jessica Sarafini of Notre-Dame finished second with 103, Erin Suosalo of Lockerby finished third with a total score of 107. The top four boys teams and top five girls individuals qualify for NOSSA on Friday at Rainbow Ridge.
Click here for a full slate of results
Sept 22nd - Cross Country Prelim Meet #2 was hosted yesterday at the Nickel District Conservation Authority. In midget, junior and senior girls competition respectively, Amy Stewart of St Charles, her second first place finish in as many races, Josee Belanger of Notre-Dame and Erin Beange of Lockerby, ran away with first place honours. In midget, junior and senior boys, John Colwell of Lively, Chantry Cargill of Lockerby and Steve Smith of Lockerby, collected firsts.
Next race in the series goes next Wednesday, September 28th, at the Naughton Trails.
Click here for a complete list of prelim #2 race results (adobe acrobat file)
Sept 22nd - Cedar Green Golf Course will welcome a total of 104 high school golfers from 18 schools as the SDSSAA Golf Championships get underway tommorrow. The field, consisting of 24 girls and 80 boys, will vy for positions at the NOSSA championship, to be hosted on September 30th at Rainbow Ridge in Manitouwaning.
<<< Seen here, Max Kallio demonstrates his winning form, helping the Lively Hawks to a team title last year, their first since 1998.
Sept 20th - SDSSAA Swimming conveners Laura Stanyon and Janet Laliberte of Lockerby Composite have called an early start to the swim season with a pre-season coaches' meeting next week.
The meeting will take place on Thursday, September 29th, beginning at 4pm at Lockerby Composite. It is very important that all schools intending to offer swimming be represented at this meeting.
Sept 19th - We're underway! Fall sport schedules began on three fronts on Monday afternoon. Any changes made to final schedules after Friday will be emailed to coaches and track on the scorecrazy.com website. A weekly preview will also be emailed to p.e. program leaders of all schools on Thursday of each week.
Sept 16th - The SDSSAA releases its fall sport master schedule for the 2005 season. A total of 422 games and competitions in six different sports are featured. Approved schedule changes, along with results & stats will be tracked on the www.scorecrazy.com website.
Click here for a copy (adobe acrobat file)
Sept 14th - The first Cross Country Running Preliminary meet of the season was hosted yesterday at Skead. In midget, junior and senior girls competition respectively, Amy Stewart of St Charles, Jessica Porlier of Macdonald Cartier and Renee Jacques of Lo-Ellen Park ran away with first place honours. In midget, junior and senior boys, Stephane Jacques of Lo-Ellen, Matt Foley of St Charles and Kyle Caverson of Lockerby collected firsts.
The next race in the four race preliminary schedule will go next Wednesday at the Naughton Trails.
Click here for a results summary of meet #1 (adobe acrobat format)
Sept 14th - Fall Sport coaches gather at Lasalle Secondary to review regulations and develop schedules for their respective sport. Team sport schedules officially kick off on Monday, September 19th and will be uploaded to www.scorecrazy.com when complete. A fall sport master schedule will be uploaded to the SDSSAA site when finalized. A total of 440 games are expected to played during the fall sport campaign this year.
Sept 12th - The Ontario Volleyball Association will be hosting a Level I Officials clinic on Sept 24-25 and Sept 30-Oct 1st. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
Click here for more information
Sept 9th - In a series that figured to be all about defence at the outset, the focus soon turned to offence as the South routed the North 57-20.
The South, represented by Lo-Ellen Park, Lasalle and St Benedict (the Bears played twice to even out the match-ups), proved to much for the North, represented by St Charles, Confederation, Notre-Dame and Lockerby.
The lion's share of the scoring however, came from the Bears in game three against Notre-Dame, notching a total of five touchdowns while holding the Als scoreless.
Click here for a game summary (adobe acrobat format)
Sept 9th - Fall Sport coaches are summoned to a meeting on Wednesday, September 14th (7:30pm) at Lasalle. There, they will set up schedules and debate issues relating to the start of the fall sport schedule, for most sports on Monday, September 19th. Sports included in meeting: girls basketball, cross country running, boys volleyball, girls flag football, golf and boys junior soccer.
Meanwhile, p.e. program leaders have until Monday at 2pm to confirm their school's participation in the fall sport schedule.
The Terry Fox Run
Sept 7th - To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Terry Foxs Marathon of Hope, The Terry Fox Foundation is asking every school in Canada to take part in what could become the largest event in Canadian history, by inviting every school in Canada to host a Terry Fox fundraising event simultaneously on Friday, September 16, 2005. In the same way the country cheered for a young Canadian 25 years ago, the country will cheer for its youth once again.
Click here for more info
Sept 2nd - The Lancers and Vikings tangle in senior boys football exhibition action at Lasalle on Friday, September 2nd. The pair were part of a mini exhibition tournament also involving White Pines Collegiate of the Soo. Chippewa of North Bay withdrew from the exhibition one day earlier.
In related news, the SDSSAA football sport committee released its final 2005 boys schedule. The season kicks off with the league's annual North-South exhibition series on Friday, September 9th at Queen's. The following Wednesday, September 14th, the Bears from St Benedict travel to Lily Creek to take on the defending champion Lockerby Vikings. Game time is 4pm.
Sept 2nd - The Centre of Performance Tryouts for Basketball Canada will take place for all females ages 12 - 18 on Sunday, September 11th, 2005, from 1 - 4 pm at Lasalle Secondary School. Basketball Canada would like to identify players who have the athleticism and potential to play at the National Level. Players chosen will be invited to a final tryout in Toronto where 30 girls ages 12-18 will be selected for the Program which involves 4 weekend clinics over the course of the year.
There is no charge for the initial tryout. For more information please contact MaryLynn Turk at her e-mail: MaryLynn.Turk@micsgroup.com or phone 705-232-4880
Sept 1st - Cross country runners take note: The Sudbury Masters Ramsey Tour will be hosted Sunday, September 11th beginning at 8:30am at Laurentian University. A 21 km and 5km race will be offered. T-shirts will be supplied to the first 200 registered participants.
Click here for an entry form (adobe acrobat reader required), or runners may also register on-line at www.runningroom.com
Aug 29th - Raiders and Wolverines plan invasion. The Chippewa Raiders of North Bay and the White Pines Wolverines of Sault Ste. Marie are planning a visit to Sudbury on Friday, September 2nd, to play a series of mini exhibition games against Lasalle and Lockerby. The six game series, which will take place at Lasalle beginning at 10am, will consist of two 15 minute straight time quarters and will likely give all participants a sense of where they stand insofar as pre-season preparations go to date. Defending SDSSAA champs Lockerby will face the Raiders in the first game, followed by Lasalle taking on the Wolverines in game two.
Aug 19th - Football convener Paul Schutt has called a meeting for all boys football coaches for Wed, Aug 31st @ the Beef 'n Bird restaurant, start time 8pm. Schedule details for the 8-team league, along with other organizational information will be reviewed at this meeting.
2005 league entries will include: Lo-Ellen Park, Lockerby Composite, Confederation Secondary, Collège Notre-Dame, Lasalle Secondary, St Charles College, Sudbury Secondary and St Benedict Catholic Secondary. The league schedule will kick off on Friday, September 9th with its annual North-South Classic at Queen's Athletic Field.
SDSSAA updates may be accessed by clicking on the links featured on the left panel of this page, while NOSSA information may be accessed by clicking here.