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June 5 - Time to fire up the OFSAA tracker again as several SDSSAA teams and athletes begin their quest for OFSAA hardware today.

OFSAA "A" Boys Soccer (Chatham-Kent) - June 9-11
St Benedict Bears draw the #4 seed ...
Game 1 - Mon, 11am - Bears - 0 vs Paincourt - 2
Game 2 - Mon, 3pm - Bears - 4 vs Rockway Mennonite - 1
Game 3 - Tue, 11am - Bears - 3 vs UofT Schools - 2
BEARS ADVANCE TO QUARTER FINALS (finish second in pool)
Tue, 3pm - Bears - 3 vs Guido de Bres (SOSSA) 3rd seed - 4 (shoot-out)

OFSAA "A" Girls Soccer (Timmins) - June 9-11
ES Macdonald-Cartier Panthères unseeded ...
Game 1 - Mon, 9am - Panthères - 1 vs Smithville District Christian - 6
Game 2 - Mon, 1pm - Panthères - 4 vs St. Thomas Aquinas HS - 2
Game 3 - Tue, 9am - Panthères - 5 vs Englehart HS - 2
PANTHERES ADVANCE TO QUARTER FINALS (finish second in pool)
Tue, 3pm - Panthères - 2 vs Ashbury (unseeded) - 0
PANTHERES ADVANCE TO SEMI FINALS
Wed, 9am - Pantheres - 1 vs Trinity - 6
BRONZE MEDAL GAME - Panthères - 5, Char-Lan - 6 (2xOT)
PANTHERES FINISH IN FOURTH PLACE

OFSAA "AAA" Boys Soccer (Thunder Bay) - June 9-11
Lockerby Composite Vikings unseeded ...
Game 1 - Mon, noon - Vikings - 1 vs St. Marcellinus SS - 2 (Mississauga) 3rd SEED
Game 2 - Mon, 3pm - Vikings - 0 vs Westview Centennial (North York) - 5
Game 3 - Tue, 9:30am - Vikings - 0 vs St. Paul HS (Niagara Falls) 5th seed - 4
Game 4 - Tue, 2pm - Vikings - 0 vs Catholic Central HS (Windsor) - 2
VIKINGS FAIL TO ADVANCE

OFSAA "AAA" Girls Soccer (Hamilton) - June 9-11
Lockerby draws the #7 seed ...
Game 1 - Mon, 10:30am - Vikings - 1 vs Senator O'Connor - 0
Game 2 - Mon, 1:30pm - Vikings - 5 vs Sydenham - 0
Game 3 - Tue, 8am - Vikings - 4 vs Loyola (Oakville) #1 Seed - 2
Game 4 - Tue, 12:30pm - Vikings - 2 vs St Peter's (Peterborough) - 2
VIKINGS ADVANCE TO QUARTER FINALS (finish first in pool)
Tue, 5:15pm - Vikings - 2 vs Regina Mundi College (London) - 1 (penalty kicks)
VIKINGS ADVANCE TO SEMI FINALS
Wed, 9am - Vikings vs Northern (Sarnia) #4 seed
GOLD MEDAL GAME - Vikings - 0, London Central - 3
VIKINGS WIN SILVER MEDAL

OFSAA T&F (Hamilton) - June 5-7
*Serena San Cartier of Lo-Ellen collects a bronze medal in JG 80mH, runing a time of 12.06. Lockerby's Grace Thomson finishes seventh with a time of 13.58. Three girls from NOSSA ran in the finals. San Cartier also posted a final time of 46.97 in the 300mH to finish sixth.
*Lockerby's Stephanie Hancock vaults 2.85m, good enough for a 7th place finish in JG pole vault competition.
*Lo-Ellen's Josh Haslam manages an 8th place finish in SB discus, throwing 44.99m.
*Lo-Ellen's Alannah MacLean runs a 1:01.12 in the midget girls 400m prelims and in doing so, qualifies for Friday's finals. In the finals, MacLean improves her time to 1:00.30 and manages a 7th place finish.
*Ross Proudfoot of Lo-Ellen runs a 4:07.93 in the JB1500m and in so doing, qualifies for finals. On Friday, Proudfoot runs a 4:10.72 to finish seventh in the field. On Saturday, Proudfoot runs a 2:03.44 in the 800m to finish 7th again.


June 4 - The SDSSAA Boys SloPitch Championship wrapped up yesterday at the Centennial Fields, with ESC l'Horizon Aigles taking top honours courtesy of an extra inning win over the St Benedict Bears. A total of twenty teams partcipated in the one-day event, the first under full sanction from SDSSAA.

Other result highights were as follows: Top 8 Teams, 1- St. Benedict, 2- Champlain, 3- St. Charles College, 4- Horizon, 5- Lockerby "A", 6- Lo-Ellen, 7- Bishop Carter "A", 8- Macdonald Cartier
Quarter Finals: 1 St Bens defeated 8 Macdonald Cartier, 7 Bishop Carter defeated 2 Champlain, 6 Lo-Ellen defeated 3 St Charles College, 4 Horizon defeated 5 Lockerby
Semi Finals
1 St. Benedict defeated Bishop Carter (9-8), 4 Horizon defeated Lo-Ellen (9-4)
Consolation Final
7 Bishop Carter defeated 6 Lo-Ellen (11-8)


"Scene" here - GOALLLLLL!
Panthère Carolyn Blain helps Macdonald Cartier to an OFSAA birth
(photo courtesy of Scott Haddow, Northern Life)

June 3 - SDSSAA soccer teams hauled in five of nine NOSSA titles up for grabs on Monday, with championship final results as follows:
Girls @ Parc Sacré-Coeur:
"A" > Macdonald-Cartier - 6 vs Algonquin (North Bay) - 2
"AA" > Notre-Dame and St Charles lost in semi final round
"AAA" > Lockerby - 3 vs St Joseph/Scollard Hall (North Bay) - 1
Boys @ North Bay:
Sr "A" - St Benedict - 6 vs Algonquin - 1
Sr "AA" - Widdifield (North Bay) - 3 vs St Charles - 2 (semi final, penalty kicks)
Sr "AAA" - Lockerby - 3, St Joseph/Scollard Hall - 2
Jr "A" - Franco-Cité (North Bay) - 3, St Benedict - 2
Jr "AA" - St Charles - 5 vs Widdifield - 1
Jr "AAA" - St Joseph/Scollard Hall - 2, Lockerby - 0

The senior winners now advance to their respective OFSAA championships beginning Monday, June 9th. Seeding and schedule information will be posted once available.


June 2 - Two schedules are released this week affecting thirty school teams in two sports. The first is the SDSSAA boys slo-pitch championship schedule, which goes Wednesday, June 4th at five Valley East fields. The second is the jr gridiron championship, slated for Friday, June 6th at Parc Sacré-Coeur. Both sports received full sanction from the SDSSAA this year.

Click here for a Gridiron Schedule - Boys SloPitch Schedule available here


May 30 - Sooo close ... The Lo-Ellen Park Knights posted a two-day combined total of 457 points at the rain-soaked NOSSA track championship in Sault Ste. Marie, coming second overall to Sir James Dunn of the Soo who posted a 494 point total.

Four Lo-Ellen athletes broke four NOSSA records at this year's event:
Josh Haslam (LEP), SB Jav - 42.52m
Serena SanCartier (LEP) - JG 80mH, 12.10
John Kosar (LEP) - MB Pole Vault, 2.90m
Kyla Pettigrew (LEP) - MG 1500m, 5:10.67

Selected qualifiers now advance to the OFSAA championships beginning Thursday at Mohawk Park in Hamilton.

Click here for a complete listing of NOSSA track and field results


May 29 - The Lockerby Vikings cruised to its fifth overall NOSSA Tennis Overall Aggregate title, this year's event hosted Tuesday, May 27th at Manitoulin Secondary School.

Result highlights were as follows:
Boys Singles
1st - Sam Jean Louis (Lockerby)
Girls Singles:
2nd - Alison Hunt (St. Charles)
Boys Doubles
2nd - Caleb Benoit / Brendon Roy (Lasalle)
Girls Doubles
1st - Amrita Gill / Dana Cooper (Lockerby)
Mixed Doubles
1st - Vedran Dukuc / Lisa Hysen (Lockerby)


"Scene" here -
A Bear and a Panthère go head-to-head, literally, to play the ball (photo courtesy of Scott Haddow of Northern Life)

May 28 - The St Benedict Bears boys managed their first ever "A" soccer title, defeating the Horizon Aigles 3-1 at the Macdonald Cartier field. In girls' action, Macdonald Cartier turned the tables on the Bears, with score not known at time of writing. The Bears and Panthères now advance to NOSSA June 2.

May 27 - The Lockerby Composite Vikings managed the coveted city championship sweep in high school soccer, the girls defeating the Lasalle Lancers 5-0 early in the day, followed by a 1-0 win for the boys over Cardinals a few hours later. The titles represent eight in the past eleven years for the girls, and three in a row for the boys.

In boys "A" semi final competition, the L'Horizon Aigles upset heavily favoured Macdonald Cartier 3-2 (penalty kicks) and St Benedict handled the Lively Hawks 7-1. The girls' "A" semis featured St Benedict defeating Marymount 1-0, and Macdonald Cartier winning over L'Horizon 6-2. Finals go today with the much-anticipated St Benedict vs Macdonald Cartier match-up on the girls side, followed by Horizon vs St Benedict in boys competition. Start time is 4pm @ Macdonald Cariter.

May 27 - SDSSAA student-athletes braved some pretty extreme conditions in the boys and girls soccer playoffs hosted at four locations yesterday afternoon. Here are the results:
Boys "A" Quarter Finals - L'Horizon - 4, Sacré-Coeur - 0; Lively - 3, Confederation - 2
Girls "A" Quarter Finals - Marymount - 3, Espanola - 0; L'Horizon - 4, Bishop Carter - 3
Boys "AA"/"AAA" Semis - St Charles - 2, Notre-Dame - 1 (pen kicks); Lockerby - 2, Lo-Ellen - 1
Girls "AA"/"AAA" Semis - Lasalle - 4, Notre-Dame - 1; Lockerby - , St Charles -

Consult scorecrazy.com for semi final and final match-ups and schedule details.


May 26 - In the first ever "World Series" of SDSSAA boys slo-pitch that was hosted in the Valley this past weekend, Esc l'Horizon took top honours by defeating the St Charles Cardinals 9-4 in the championship final. The Aigles advanced to the final by nipping Bishop Carter "A" 16-15 in the semis, while the Cards advanced by defeating St Benedict 12-7 in their semi final. Ryan Dockery of St Benedict won the home run derby that was hosted in conjunction with the event. The "World Series" helps to seed entries into the SDSSAA Boys Slo-Pitch Championships, slated for Wed, June 4 in four Valley East pitches.


"Scene" here - The look on Regal Rebecca VanKempen's face is all effort as she participates in the open girls steeplechase, hosted on the morning of day two ...

May 22 - Final UPDATE! The Lo-Ellen Park Knights lay claim to their 25th overall aggregate track and field earlier today at the Laurentian Community Track, amassing a total of 1088.5 points en route to the title. The Knights outdistanced second place Lockerby by over 500 points, with the Vikings coming in at 584.5. Collège Notre-Dame finished third with 561, followed by St Benedict at 257, Lasalle at 254 and Marymount at 169.5.

On top of the overall aggregate title, Lo-Ellen captured six individual aggregate awards as well, including Alannah MacLean (midget girls, 30 points), Serena SanCartier (junior girls, 28 points), Lindsay Hocevar and Katie Maziarski (senior girls, 30 points), Ross Proudfoot (junior boys, 30 points) and Stephane Jacques (senior boys, 30 points). Other individual winners were Sebastien Diebel of St Benedict (midget boys, 30 points) and Chantry Cargill of Lockerby (senior boys, 30 points). A total of records fell during the two day competition.

Click here for a complete list of event results
Click here for team aggregate scores
Click here for divisional aggregate scores
Click here for a complete list of individual aggregate scores
Click here for a complete list of record breakers over the two day competition

May 21 - UPDATE! After the first day of competition at the SDSSAA track and field championships, Lo-Ellen Park is quickly running away from the rest of the competition, amassing a total of 547.5 points. The total amounts to more than the total of its next two competitors, including south end rival Lockerby at 282.5 points, and last year's third place finisher Collège Notre-Dame at 257 points. Lasalle and St Benedict at 113 points, Champlain at 61 points and Macdonald Cartier at 58 points round out the top six. The assault on the record books continued this year, with thirteen new marks established on the day.

Click here for a list of record breakers on the day
Click here for team scores
Click here for complete final event results (top four)

May 20 - A total of 550 student-athletes from seventeen different area high schools will compete head-to-head over the next two days as the 67th annual SDSSAA track and field championships get underway at the Laurentian Community track. Lo-Ellen Park figures to be the team to beat again this year, strongly favoured to captured their fourth consecutive city title and 24th overall since 1972.

Click here for a complete and printable event program (adobe acrobat file)


May 14 - The Knights made it eight in a row at the city track relay championships hosted earlier today at Laurentian University, and they did it fine style, outdistancing their closest competitor, Collège Notre-Dame by over 50 points. Three records fell in competition today, including 4x100 midget girls (Lo-Ellen, 51.3), 4x100 junior boys (Lo-Ellen, 47.0) and the 4x100 senior boys (Lasalle, 45.0). The title also represents Lo-Ellen's 21st out of a total of 22 event contested overall.

Click here for a complete set of results - Click here for the relay championship records


Apr 30 - SDSSAA gymnasts were easily the class of the field participating at the OFSAA Gymnastics Championships in Ancaster earlier this week, hauling in an incredible nineteen individual medals in all six levels of competition. The medal hunt was led by Confederation's Alicia Violin, who all on her own captured four gold medals in a clean sweep of all four events offered in level VI, the highest level offered at OFSAA.

Here's how the medals broke down for the SDSSAA entourage:
Level I - two golds and one bronze
Level II - one silver and two bronze
Level III - one gold and one silver
Level IV - two gold, one bronze and one fourth
Level V - one fourth
Level VI - four gold, one bronze and one fourth
Team Aerobics - one bronze

Click here for a complete event summary (medal winners highlighted) - adobe acrobat file


Apr 20 - The second annual Golden Gator Girls Invitational Soccer Tournament will be hosted Friday and Saturday, April 25th and 26th, at the Sacré-Coeur fields.

A total of twelve teams will participate in this year's event.

Click here for a schedule (adobe acrobat file) - Click here for a summary of results (adobe acrobat file)


Apr 17 - A master schedule of spring sport activities has been uploaded to the SDSSAA website, and includes soccer, track and field, slo-pitch and tennis. Start date is Apr 28th and end date is June 13th. Updates will be made continually as changes are made. Soccer stats and results may be track at scorecrazy.com. All other results will be posted to this site as they become available.

Click here for a copy (adobe acrobat file)


Apr 15 - For the thirteenth consecutive year, Collège Notre-Dame has collected the overall aggregate banner in girls gymnastics. En route to the win, the Als' recorded three of six individual aggregate titles and three of five team aggregate titles. In "A" aggregate competition, ES du Sacré-Coeur hauled in its first girls' gymnastics banner in the 22 year recorded history of the sport at the high school level.

Click here for a results summary (adobe acrobat file)


Apr 12 - It all comes down to this ... the SDSSAA finals in badminton took place on Saturday at St Charles College, with the usual suspects hauling in top honours. The Lo-Ellen Park Knights managed their tenth consecutive overall aggregate title with 62 points, while the Macdonald Cartier Pantheres claimed their second "A" banner in three years with 48 points. Qualifiers now advance to the NOSSA championships starting Friday in Elliot Lake.

Click here for individual results
Click here for team results

Apr 4 - The Sudbury High School Invitational badminton tournament was hosted at Lasalle Secondary School, setting the stage for the SDSSAA prelims this Thursday.

Prelims will be hosted at Lasalle (juniors), Macdonald Cartier (midgets) and St Charles (seniors), beginning at 10am.

The top four participants from preliminaries on Thursday will advance to the finals tournament hosted at St Charles on Saturday beginning at 9am.

Click here for a complete set of invitational results (adobe acrobat file)


Mar 31 - Yep, it's that time again. Time to fire up that "OFSAA tracker", following the exploits of three SDSSAA teams participating at their respective provincial championships this week (click on logo for link to championship website):

"AAA" Girls - ESC l"Horizon (#15 seed)
Game 1 - Mon, Mar 31, 11:30am - l'Horizon - 2, St Mark (#6 seed) - 2
Game 2 - Mon, Mar 31, 3pm - l'Horizon - 1, St Jean Brebeuf (#5 seed) - 6
Game 3 - Tue, Apr 1, 9:10am - l'Horizon - 3 vs Loyola (#16 seed) - 7
Aigles eliminated from further contention

"A"/"AA" Girls - Collège Notre-Dame (#3 seed)
Game 1 - Wed, Apr 2, 8am - Notre-Dame - 5 vs Opeongo - 1
Game 2 - Wed, Apr 2, 12:40pm - Notre-Dame - 1 vs Louis Riel - 0
Game 3 - Thu, Apr 3, 10:20am - Notre-Dame - 1 vs Eden - 0
Quarter final round: Thu, Apr 3 @ 4:10pm - Notre-Dame - 2 vs Louis Riel - 0
Semi final round: Fri, Apr 4 @ 9:40am - Notre-Dame - 4 vs Bishop MacDonnell (#2 seed) - 1
ALS WIN GOLD THANKS TO JOSEE BELANGER'S ONLY GOAL OF THE GAME WITH 1:22 REMAINING IN THE FINAL
Gold medal game! Fri, Apr 4 @ 3pm - Notre-Dame - 1 vs Trinity College (#4 seed) - 0

"A"/"AA" Boys - St Charles (#12 seed)
Game 1 - Wed, Apr 2, 2pm - St Charles - 1 vs Sacred Heart - 1
Game 2 - Thu, Apr 3, 10:15am - St Charles - 0 vs Appleby - 4
Game 3 - Thu, Apr 3, 4pm - St Charles - 0 vs South Huron - 4
Game 4 - Fri, Apr 4, 10:30am - St Charles - 2 vs Queen Elizabeth - 1
Cards eliminated from contention


Mar 27 - After sailing through the round robin portion of the NOSSA Boys AAA Hockey Championship without a loss, the Lasalle Lancers suffered a heart breaking 3-2 setback in the championship final against St Joseph/Scollard Hall of North Bay at the Countryside Arena last night, a team they had defeated soundly 6-2 one day earlier. A considerably younger Bears team improved throughout the two day event, playing with more desire and intensity in the final than the seldom-tested Lancers, proving themselves capable of hosting the OFSAA championship next year, as the "AAA" event is scheduled to be hosted in the Gateway City.

Meanwhile, the St Charles Cardinals bounced back from a 4-0 setback suffered at the hands of the West Ferris SS Trojans in the final game of the round robin at the NOSSA "A"/"AA" event hosted in North Bay, to defeat the very same team in a championship final re-match 3-2. The Cards' Fabian Elliott notched a pair to pace them to the win. The title for the Cards represents their third NOSSA boys hockey banner in four years, and earns them a birth in the OFSAA championship beginning April 4th in Ottawa.

Click here for a complete summary of NOSSA Boys Hockey Results
Click here for the North Bay Nugget coverage of the St Charles win


Mar 19 - For the fourth time in the five years that the girls hockey championship has been contested at the NOSSA level, SDSSAA entries swept both divisions and have qualified for OFSAA in early April. The Notre-Dame Alouettes captured their third consecutive "A"/"AA" banner, and fifth overall, in fine style, defeating the Lively Hawks 4-0 in the final and not allowing a single goal throughout the tournament. The Horizon Aigles captured the "AAA" division and will make their first trip to OFSAA in this sport, thanks to a 5-2 win over the defending champs St Joseph/Scollard Hall in their final. For their efforts, Als' Karly Dudar and Aigles' Micheline Frappier were named the most valuable players of their division.

Click here for a complete scoring summary


Mar 6 - Gators win! For the first time in school history, the Bishop Carter CSS Golden Gators have hauled in a boys hockey championship banner, bouncing the Espanola Spartans 6-0 in convincing fashion in Espanola earlier today. Outshooting the Spartans 41-24, the Gators scored twice in the first, then added four more in the second to seal the deal.

Click here for a team pic

Meanwhile, in a post-game awards ceremony, the outstanding performers of division II were named, including the following:
Best Goalies by average: Mitchell Orford and Davis Case (Manitoulin)
Top scorer: Cody Traynor (Chelmsford)
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Ryan McGuire (Bishop Carter)
Best goaltender (voting): Lyle Baibomcowai (Espanola)
Most Valuable Player: Evan Daciuk (Bishop Carter)

Mar 5 - Down one game to nil in the division II boys hockey championship final series and with their backs against the wall, the Espanola Spartans answered the call earlier this afternoon, staving off a third period come-back attempt from the Bishop Carter Golden Gators to force a third and deciding game in the series.

Final score: Spartans - 3, Gators - 2.

Game three goes Thu, Mar 6, 1pm @ Espanola


Mar 5 - Regals win! Marymount defeats Espanola 9-2 to sweep the best of three division II girls hockey championship final series. Marymount took game one of the series 7-2 last Wednesday. Regals' fans easily out-numbered Spartans supporters in the Espanola arena as each Regal goal was greeted with ear-splitting enthusiasm.

The playoff title represents the schools' first in ten years.

Click here for a team pic


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Jenny Gates slides out of the hack ...

Mar 5 - Lockerby Composite Girls successfully captured the NOSSA Curling championship in Elliot Lake hosted Monday and Tuesday of this week. The title represents their second consecutively, and fourth in the past five years.

Click here for a team pic


Mar 4 - Time to fire up the 'ol OFSAA results tracker, following the exploits of locals at on-going OFSAA events this week:

OFSAA 'AA' GIRLS VOLLEYBALL (Sudbury)
Confederation (#6 seed)
(1) Confederation def. Kapukasing (25-23, 25-21)
(2) Confederation def. Vaughan Road CI (25-12, 25-22)
(3) General Amherst def. Confederation (25-21, 16-25, 16-14)
(4) Confederation def. Jean Vanier (25-10, 25-12)
Quarter Final
(5) Wed, 12:30pm - Dryden def. Confederation (27-25, 25-19) - Chargers eliminated from further play

St Charles (#18 seed)
(1) St Charles def. St Thomas Aquinas (29-27, 19-25, 15-12)
(2) Dryden def. St Charles (25-18, 25-11)
(3) St Charles def. Park Street (25-14, 20-25, 15-11)
(4) Ernestown def. St Charles
Consolation Quarter Finals
(5) St Charles def. Kapukasing (25-18, 25-20)
Consolation Semi Finals
(6) Wed, 2pm - St Mary's def. St Charles (25-20, 25-19) - Cards eliminated from contention

Click here for a link to the website

OFSAA "A" GIRLS VOLLEYBALL (Whitby)
Marymount (#1 seed)
(1) Marymount def. Brampton Christian (25-9, 25-11)
(2) Marymount def. Cité des Jeunes (25-17, 25-17)
(3) West Elgin def. Marymount (25-17, 25-18)
(4) Marymount def. Ashbury College (25-12, 25-14)
Quarter final
(5) Jean Vanier def. Marymount - Regals eliminated from contention

Click here for a link to the "A" website


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An unidentified Lasalle player sends Cards' captain Curtis Lammi flying
(photo courtesy Scott Haddow, Northern Life)

Mar 4 - Lasalle 4 - St Charles - 1. The Lancers take game four en route to their third consecutive city championship in boys div I hockey earlier tonight at the Countryside Arena. Leading by period scores of 1-0 and 4-0, the Lancer attack was led by Nick Aaviku with a pair of goals, including one on a penalty shot, with singles added by Matt Golanski and Josh Graham. The lone Cards' goal was notched by Kyle Rick. Both teams advance to their respective NOSSA championships Mar 25-26 with the Cards in North Bay and the Lancers at home along with the Lockerby Vikings.

Meanwhile, the league recognized its top individual performers in a post game ceremony. Winners were as follows:
Most Sportsmanlike Player (tie) - Mike Keller (St Benedict), Brennan Doyle (Lasalle) and Shaun Jalbert (St Charles)
Best Defenceman (tie) - Jordan Mills (St Charles), Andrew Peltomaki (Lasalle)
Most Valuable Player (tie) - Matt Golanski (Lasalle), Jordan Andric (Lo-Ellen)
Best Goaltender (voting) - Brett Gauthier (St Charles)
Top Scorer - Matt Golanski (Lasalle)
Best Goalies by Average - Brett Gauthier and T.J. Pugliese (St Charles)
MVP of the Playoffs - Nick Aaviku (Lasalle)


Mar 4 - Two-time Olympic medal winner Alison Korn addresses a crowd of 350+ at the OFSAA Girls AA Volleyball banquet that was hosted at the Caruso Club last evening.

In addition to hosting an autograph session and displaying her Olympic bronze and silver medals, Korn delivered an inspring message encouraging all in attendance to be proud of their accomplishments and continue to aspire to be the best they can be.

The banquet kicks off two days of competition beginning Tuesday morning at the Cambrian and St Charles Colleges. Confederation and St Charles will be representing Sudbury at this prestigious championship.

Click here for more information on Alison Korn and her message on fitspirit.com


Mar 3 - SDSSAA athletes impressed at OFSAA Nordic Ski hosted in North Bay last week. Here is a summary of top team results:
Junior Girls - Lo-Ellen Park (6th place amongst 16 teams)
Junior Boys - St Benedict CSS (10th of 17 teams entered)
Senior Girls - Lo-Ellen Park (19th of 21)
Senior Boys - Lo-Ellen Park (6th of 17)

In sprint relays competition, Lo-Ellen junior girls placed 6th (15 teams total), Lo-Ellen senior boys were 5th (17 teams) while the St Benedict junior boys finished fourth (17 teams).

In individual competition, top finishers were St Benedict's Andrew Kendall finished 8th amongst 136 racers in junior boys competition, Lo-Ellen's Allanah MacLean finished 9th amongst 129 junior girls racers, St Benedict's Marlee Clement finished 70th amongst 140 senior girls racers and Lo-Ellen's Russ Hanson managed a 24th place finish amongst 129 senior boys racers.

Click here for the OFSAA Nordic Ski Website


Mar 3 - OFSAA Girls "AA" Volleyball gets underway, with team registration, event banquet and coaches' meeting on the agenda for day one. Days two and three see round robin and playoff action, in featured venues Cambrian and St Charles Colleges.

Confederation landed the number six seed at the championships, and by winning the NOSSA title in the Soo, also gain a birth for host rep St Charles to participate as the number 18 seed. Here are the two teams' schedules:
Confederation - (1) Tue, 9am vs Kapukasing (@ Cambrian)
(2) Tue, noon vs Vaughan Road CI (@ St Charles)
(3) Tue, 3pm vs General Amherst (@ Cambrian)
(4) Wed, 8am vs Jean Vanier (@ St Charles)
St Charles - (1) Tue, 10:30am vs St Thomas Aquinas (@ Cambrian)
(2) Tue, 1:30pm vs Dryden (@ St Charles)
(3) Tue, 7:30pm vs Park Street (@ St Charles)
(4) Wed, 9:15am vs Ernestown (@ Cambrian)

Click here for a link to the website

Meanwhile, at OFSAA "A" Girls Volleyball hosted in Whitby, the NOSSA Champion Marymount Regals have been handed the coveted number one seed. The Regals' schedule is as follows:
(1) Tue, 9am vs Brampton Christian
(2) Tue, noon vs Cité des Jeunes
(3) Tue, 3pm vs West Elgin
(4) Tue, 6pm vs Ashbury College

Click here for a link to the "A" website


Mar 2 - The battle of New Sudbury in SDSSAA senior boys hockey took another turn on Saturday night as the defending champion Lasalle Lancers defeated the St Charles Cardinals 3-1 at the Carmichael Arena. With the win, the Lancers now hold a 2-1 edge in the best of five game series, with a chance to ice the series on Tuesday evening at the Countryside Arena (7:30pm start). The teams traded a pair of 3-2 victories en route to game three, with the Lancers winning in overtime in game one, followed by a Cardinal win in game two in regulation time.

Take a look at the boys hockey championship records


Mar 1 - The SDSSAA wrestling delegation competing at OFSAA wrestling in Caledonia last week returned with an impressive collection of hardware for their efforts.
Sheldon Burton (Chelmsford) - gold
Spencer Burton (Chelmsford) - gold
Dylan Byrnes (Chelmsford) - gold
Jenna Howard (Chelmsford) - 6th
Lee Anna Taillefer (MacJack) - silver

Click here for the OFSAA Wrestling website


Feb 29 - All systems are "go" for the Sudbury-hosted OFSAA Girls AA Volleyball championship, to kick off Monday with team registration and banquet. Tuesday morning sees action begin on two fronts, St Charles and Cambrian College, continuing throughout the day and Wednesday and culminating with bronze and gold medal games Wednesday at 5pm and 7pm respectively at Cambrian centre court.

The #6 seeded Confederation Chargers and #18 seeded St Charles Cardinals carry Sudbury hopes for a medal. Visit the official website of the OFSAA AA championship early and often for updates.

Click here for a link to the website


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Als' Karly Dudar roofs it on Aigles' goalie Britny Burns (photo courtesy of Scott Haddow, Northern Life)

Feb 27 - The Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes swept the L'Horizon Aigles earlier this afternoon to win their second consecutive girls division I hockey title and their third in five years in this sport. Karly Dudar led the Als to their 5-1 win today with a pair of goals and an assist, with singles coming off the sticks of Valerie Valiquette, Pamela Ross and Jacklyn Upchan. Both teams advance to the NOSSA championship (Notre-Dame in the "A"/"AA" category, Horizon in "AAA"), which will be hosted in Walden March 18 and 19.

Click here for a team pic


Feb 26 - Over 400 skiers traveled to Collingwood on the weekend to participate in the Ofsaa Alpine Ski Championships. 2 Skiers from Lasalle and 1 skier from Lockerby took part in this event.

In photo (link below): Bill Prest (Lasalle coach), Melissa Staszak (Lasalle), Gillian Scott (Lasalle), Karin Augenstein (Lockerby Coach), Keegan Marshall (Lockerby)

Gillian Scott captured a Bronze Medal in the Level II Slalom. Melissa Staszak 35th in Giant Slalom and Keegan Marshall 39th in Giant Slalom.

Click here for the OFSAA Alpine Ski website - Click here for a pic


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Big effort - Lancers' Lalonde takes it to the hoop

Feb 23 - SDSSAA teams achieved some truly impressive results while competing at their respective NOSSA championships over the weekend. Here's what we know thus far:
"B" Girls Volleyball (Hanmer) - Final: ES du Sacré-Coeur def. Champlain
"A" Girls Volleyball - Junior final (Blind River): L'Horizon - 3, Franco-Cité - 0, Senior final (Manitoulin): Marymount - 3, Franco-Cité - 0

"AA" Girls Volleyball (Soo) - Junior final: Notre-Dame - 3, Sir James Dunn - 0; Senior final: Confederation -3, Widdifield - 2
"AAA" Girls Volleyball (North Bay) - Senior final: St Joe/Scollard Hall - 3, Lockerby - 1
"A" Boys Basketball (Central Algoma) - Senior final: Central Algoma def. L'Horizon
"AA" Boys Basketball (Espanola) - Senior semi final: West Ferris - 55, Notre-Dame - 54
"A" Boys Basketball (Central Algoma) - Senior final: Central Algoma - 43, ESC L'Horizon - 33
"AAA" Boys Basketball (Lasalle) - Senior final: St Basil def. Lasalle
"B" Boys Basketball (Soo) - Final: Bishop Carter def. Notre-Dame-des-Grands-Lacs

Click here for a link to the "AAA" results (adobe acrobat file)
Click here for story & pic of Confederation girls and Marymount girls volleyball wins
Click here for a Lasalle Midget Boys BB Pic


Feb 19 - The SDSSAA swim championships were contested at the Laurentian Pool where Lockerby managed its 14th consecutive city title.

Click here for complete event results


Feb 16 - Sudbury grapplers sweated their way to nineteen weight-class first place finishes on Thursday at the NOSSA wrestling championships hosted at Macdonald Cartier. In team competition, Macdonald Cartier's 47 points was enough to earn them the NOSSA girls' banner, while overall Chelmsford VDCS was the highest place Sudbury school, boasting a third place finish. Qualifiers now advance to the OFSAA Championships being hosted in Hagersville beginning Thursday, February 28th.

Click here for results

Feb 16 - The competition was fast and furious at the NOSSA Alpine Ski championships hosted Friday at the Laurentian Ski Hill in North Bay. When all the snow dust had settled and despite their dedicated efforts, Sudbury skiers managed just one individual combined title, courtesy of Gillian Scott (Lasalle) in level II competition. As well, St Benedict's Jason Jones (3rd- Level I) and Lasalle's Melissa Staszak (2nd- Level I) also qualified for OFSAA beginning Sunday in Collingwood. Level I team banners went to Widdifield (boys) and St Joseph/Scollard Hall (girls) while Algonquin swept both Level II titles.

Click here for a link to a complete set of results (adobe acrobat file)


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Notre-Dame and Lasalle senior boys city final gets underway Saturday in the "Lancerdome" ...

Feb 16 - Here's a breakdown of city championship results from this weekend:
Fri, Feb 15 - Div II Boys Basketball Finals @ L'Horizon
Junior > Macdonald Cartier - 39 def. Confederation - 34
Senior > L'Horizon - 54 def. Confederation - 44
Sat, Feb 16 - Div I Boys Basketball Finals @ Lasalle
Midget > Lasalle - 45 def. Lockerby - 28
Junior > Notre-Dame - 53 def. Lockerby - 48
Senior > Notre-Dame - 48 def. Lasalle - 36
Sun, Feb 17 - Girls Volleyball Finals @ Collège Boréal
Midget > Lockerby - 3 def. Lasalle - 2
Junior Div I > Notre-Dame - 3 def. Confederation - 0
Junior Div II > L'Horizon - 3 def. Macdonald Cartier - 0
Senior Div I > Confederation - 3 def. Marymount - 2
Senior Div II > Chelmsford - 3 def. Macdonald Cartier - 0 (27-25, 26-24, 25-22)

Click here for a Notre-Dame Jr BB pic - Click here for a Notre-Dame Sr BB pic


Feb 14 - As winter sport playoffs continue this week, qualifiers to NOSSA are slowly coming into focus. Following is a list of confirmed entries to date. This list will be updated as more results come in ...

Boys Basketball:
Junior "A" (Feb 22-23 @ Elliot Lake) - ES Macdonald Cartier
Junor "AA" (Feb 22-23 @ Espanola) - Collège Notre-Dame
Junior "AAA" (Feb 22-23 @ Lasalle) - Lockerby CS (1st seed), Lasalle SS (2nd seed)
Open "B" (Feb 23 @ Notre-Dame-des-Grands-Lacs) - Bishop Carter CSS
Senior "A" (Feb 22-23 @ CASS or Elliot Lake) - ESC L'Horizon
Senior "AA" (Feb 22-23 @ Espanola) - Collège Notre-Dame
Senior "AAA" (Feb 22-23 @ Lasalle) - Lockerby CS (2nd seed) and Lasalle SS (1st seed)

Girls Volleyball:
Junior "A" (Feb 22-23 @ Jeunesse Nord) - Challenge Match - ESC L'Horizon @ Marymount (Feb 19, 5pm)
Junior "AA" (Feb 22-23 @ St Basil SS) - Notre-Dame or Confederation
Junior "AAA" (Feb 22-23 @ St Joe/Scollard Hall) - Tie Breaker - Lasalle @ Lockerby (Feb 19, 5pm)
Open "B" (Feb 23 @ Bishop Carter) - ESC Champlain (1st seed), Sacré-Coeur (2nd seed)
Senior "A" (Feb 22-23 @ Manitoulin SS) - Marymount Academy
Senior "AA" (Feb 22-23 @ St Basil SS) - Confederation
Senior "AAA" (Feb 22-23 @ St Joe/Scollard Hall) - Lockerby CS

Girls Hockey:
Open "A"/"AA" (Mar 18-19 @ Walden) - Collège Notre-Dame (1st seed), Lively DSS (2nd seed)
Open "AAA" (Mar 18-19 @ Walden) - Manitoulin SS and ESC L'Horizon

Boys Hockey:
Senior "A"/"AA" (Mar 25-26 @ North Bay) - St Charles, Lo-Ellen, Notre-Dame or St Benedict
Senior "AAA" (Mar 25-26 @ North Bay) - Lasalle and Lockerby


Feb 8 - Conditions were near perfect earlier today at the Adanac Ski Hill, as the SDSSAA Alpine Ski Championships were hosted involving close to 100 skiers representing seven area high schools.

In team competition, neither St Benedict nor Lo-Ellen Park were able to three-peat in boys and girls competition respectively, with Lockerby girls and St Benedict boys taking top honours this year.

A complete set of individual and team results are attached and are also available on the SDSSAA website.

Selected skiers will now advance to the NOSSA championship, to be hosted one week from today in North Bay, where team titles have proven elusive in recent years - a Sudbury school has not managed a team title in three years.

Click here for a complete set of results


Feb 7 - With the second half of the boys hockey regular season underway, it's time to re-introduce the results tracker - a table that tracks first and second half results to arrive at an overall table of standings. Points collected from the first half of the schedule carry forward, requiring this process. Check back regularly for updates ...

Click here for an updated list of boys hockey standings


Jan 31 - A number of local alpine skiers looked to be in mid-season form earlier today at Adanac Ski Hill, as the first official competition was hosted involving some sixty skiers from eight area high schools.

First place finishers were as follows:
Gender - Age Group - Name - School
Girls - Midget - Tori Jewell - Marymount
Girls - Junior - Samantha Shewring - Marymount
Girls - Senior - Sarah White - St Benedict
Boys - Midget - Eric Slade - Lo-Ellen Park
Boys - Junior - Sean Archer - Lockerby CS
Boys - Senior - Jackson Slade - Lo-Ellen Park

Click here for complete boys results - Click here for girls


<<< Matt Comber of Lockerby foils a scoring attempt from Brett Demers of Chelmsford.

Jan 17 - The emphasis was clearly on defence at the boys and girls hockey all-star games hosted at Countryside last night, as a sum total of six goals were scored during both games. In the girls game, Team Weiler nipped Team Piquette 1-0 thanks to the only goal of the game scored by Steffi Krause of Lasalle. The boys' game proved to be another defensive nail biter, with Team Matthews edging Team Meeker 3-2 thanks to Confederation forward Storm Edwards' winning goal with 3:07 remaining in the game.

Other results were as follows:
Game Stars:
Girls > Mackenzie Foley (St Charles), Maddie Baird (Lockerby), Danielle Rancourt (Notre-Dame)
Boys > Andrew Peltomaki (Lasalle), Tyler Maslakewycz (Lasalle), RIchard Gervais (Lo-Ellen)
Skills Competition:
Speed > Andrew Peltomaki (Lasalle), Monique Marcotte (St Charles)
Hardest Shot > Mathieu Arbour - 85mph (Notre-Dame), Danielle Rancourt - 55mph (Notre-Dame)
Accuracy > Storm Edwards (Confederation), Michelle Jacques (Lo-Ellen)
Penalty Shot > Evan Daciuk (Bishop Carter) and Tyler Maslakewycz (Lasalle), Steffi Krause (Lasalle), and Eric Henry (Lockerby)

Click here for The Sudbury Star's Photo Gallery for more game pics


Jan 14 - The NOBA (Northern Ontario Badminton Association) invitational was hosted at Lasalle over the weekend, the first locally-hosted official badminton competition of the school year.

Click here for the results (adobe acrobat file)


Dec 19 - Results from third annual Golden Gator Invitational Boys Basketball Tournament hosted this past weekend:
Junior Consolation game:
Confedration over St. Charles College 42-38
Top Scorers: Kyle Stasiuk16 St.Charles, Trevor Gudrie 15 Confederation

Senior Consolation game:
Chelmsford over St Benedicts 44-26
Top Scorers: Jordan Hynes 12 St Bens, Dustin Sutherland 19 Chelmsford

Junior Finals:
St Bens over Lasalle 55-50
Top Scorers: J White and C Furchner with 14 Lasalle, Brian Hennesy 16 St Bens

Senior Finals:
Algonquin over Horizon 62-48
Top Scorers: Jordan Jackson 21 Horizon, Nick Bedard 37 Algonquin

During the Consolation Finals JR/SR and the Finals JR/SR as well as at half time three pointers were collected for the purpose of a charitable donation. During the games three pointers were worth $20 and during half time we had both schools participate in a three point contest. Ten dollars for each three pointer made. In all the tournament will be donating $500 dollars to the pediatric unit of the cancer here in Sudbury.


Dec 17 - The wrestling season is a reaching a crescendo with "The Boot" meet hosted on December 11th at Chelmsford.

A school point update is as follows (points updated to Jan 21):

SCHOOL
NOV 14,15
NOV 22,23
NOV 28,29
DEC 5,6
BOOT
DEC 17
WARM UP
TOTAL
Lockerby
19.143
16.875
17.429
15.4
15.167
17.286
15.00
16.6143
Notre-Dame
14.875
12.75
20
14.375
15.7
n/a
12.778
15.0797
Lo-Ellen
NO
17
16.667
12.75
13.5
14.4
13.33
14.6078
St Charles
13.842
13.111
19
14.33
12.923
n/a
n/a
14.6412
Chelmsford
11.9
15.9
16.364
16.556
13.273
7.75
12.417
13.4514
St Benedict
10.2
14.6
15.6
N/A
8.2
n/a
7.142
11.1484
Sud Sec
11.636
9.333
no
17.25
12.625
8.6
8.14
11.2640
Confederation
14.625
15.4
9.875
11.667
8.1
8.75
12.167
11.5120
Mac Jack
11.5
NO
no
N/A
10.7
12.00
14.75
12.2375
Hanmer
8.125
9.1
16.571
N/A
10.6
6.80
14.25
10.9077
Champlain
NO
NO
NO
N/A
n/a
n/a
18.00
18.0000

Dec 12 - A clinic will be held for all those interested in refereeing basketball on Saturday, December 15th, starting at 10am at Bishop Carter CSS in Hanmer (539 Francis Street). Interested parties are asked to bring a notebook and pen, and to call Charles Ketter at 897-6579 or via email at cketter@persona.ca for further info if needed.

There will be no fee charged for this clinic.


Dec 7 - It was the battle of the undefeateds in boys high school hockey competition yesterday afternoon, as the Manitoulin Mustangs rolled into town to challenge the defending champion Lasalle Lancers at the Cambrian Arena. The Lancers held the balance of play throughout, cruising to a 8-2 victory and improving to 5-0-0 on the season. The result means that Lasalle remains the only team in the 12-team league with a perfect record to date, and with the loss, the Mustangs drop to 3-1-0.

Click here for the updated standings - Click on pic for larger image


Dec 5 - Convener Jean-Gilles Larocque of Bishop Carter Catholic Secondary School releases the final draw and schedule in support of the 4th Annual Golden Gator Invitational Boys Basketball Tournament, to take place beginning Friday, December 14th at four Valley school locations including Bishop Carter, Hanmer, Confederation and L'Horizon. A total of 24 teams, including 12 junior and 12 senior, are expected to participate.

Click here for a schedule and draw (adobe acrobat file)


Dec 3 - SNOW DAY! Pursuant to the SDSSAA handbook, whenever school buses are pulled off the road, all SDSSAA games and competitions are automatically postponed, to be rescheduled at a later date.

Accordingly, all games and competitions scheduled for today will have to be rescheduled.

Similarly, the fall sport post season meeting that was scheduled for this evening will be moved to Monday, December 10th (7pm @ Lasalle) and the December Association Dinner meeting will also be rescheduled for Thursday, December 13th (noon at location TBA).

In other SDSSAA sports news, the nordic ski pre-season meeting has been called for Thursday, December 6th, beginning at 3:45pm at Lo-Ellen Park SS room 242.


Nov 29 - The action was fast and furious earlier tonight at Lockerby Composite School, as the SDSSAA Senior Girls Basketball All-Star game was contested before a large and enthusiastic crowd. In the most points scored in recent all-star game memory, Team Gordon, led by Marymount's Whitney Faiella with 13 points, held off a late charge from Team Poulin, led by Lasalle's Kristine Lalonde with a game high 14 points. Lancer Laura Furchner was the only other player to reach double digits with ten points, followed by Stephanie Giroux of Sacre-Coeur with nine points, Mariah Witham of Lo-Ellen Park with eight points and Jenn Geryk of Marymount with seven. The teams were coached by Sean Green and Mike Sheridan of Lockerby, Rocca Faiella of Marymount and Bob Blanchard of College Notre-Dame.

Click here for a team pic


Dec 2 - UPDATE! The Lancers have done it again, blanking the St Joe/Scollard Hall Bears of North Bay to claim their second consecutive boys hockey tournament crown. The Lancers overcame a 4-3 double overtime scare in the semi finals against Central Algoma to advance, also recording victories against Lively (8-3, quarter final), Lockerby (10-2), West Ferris (5-0) and F.J. McElligott (5-0). Josh Graham was named the tourney MVP.

Nov 29 - Four local representatives prepare to hit the ice starting tommorrow morning as the 34th annual NDA Boys Hockey Invitational gets underway in North Bay. Leading the group of four will be the Lasalle Lancers, seeking their third NDA title in five years, to be joined by Collège Notre-Dame, Lockerby Composite and Lively District who also managed top honours in 1998 and 1995.

Click here for the tournament website


Nov 29 - Calling all coaches ... Fall sport coaches are harkened to the fall sport post season meeting on Monday, December 3rd at Lasalle Secondary School. Start time is 7pm. This is the only opportunity for coaches to deliberate upon problem areas that cropped up during the 2007 season, and propose changes to regulations to address these problems. These changes are then ratified by the SDSSAA program leaders at its December association meeting, slated for December 5th.


Nov 22 - It's time to fire up the OFSAA results tracker again, with three SDSSAA teams sweating it out at their respective OFSAA championships beginning Thursday (click on championship logo to go to event website):

Lasalle Lancers - Girls "AAA" Basketball (Brockville) - Not Seeded
Ninth consecutive OFSAA appearance. Last year's finish: fourth.
Game One: Thu, 2pm vs St John's College (seeded fourth) - 48, Lasalle - 37 (top scorer: Kristine Lalonde, 12 points)
Game Two: Fri, 1pm - Lasalle - 39, Thousand Islands SS (seeded seventh) - 31
Game Three: Fri, 8pm vs Eastern Commerce CI (seeded second) - 58, Lasalle - 45


Lockerby Vikings - Boys "AAA" Volleyball (Toronto) - Seeded: 19th
Second NOSSA title in four years.
Game One: Fri, 10:30am vs Chatham-Kent (seeded 2nd) - 2, Lockerby - 0 (25-14, 25-22)
Game Two: Fri, 4:30pm vs Sir Winston Churchill (seeded 9th) - 2, Lockerby - 1 (17-252, 25-23, 15-9)
Game Three: Fri, 7:30pm vs Assumption HS (seeded 14th) - 0, Lockerby - 2 (25-21, 25-20)
Game Four: Sat, 9:15am vs Upper Canada College (seeded 8th) - 2, Lockerby - 0 (25-17, 25-15)



Lively Hawks - Boys "A" Volleyball (Smiths Falls) - Seeded: 12th
Second consecutive NOSSA title.
Game One: Fri, noon vs Woodland Christian HS (seeded fifth) - 2, Lively - 1 (25-15, 23-25, 15-11)
Game Two: Fri, 3pm vs Beaton Christian HS (seeded 18th) - 0, Lively - 2 (25-10, 25-14)
Game Three: Fri, 6pm vs West Elgin SS (seeded second) - 0, Lively - 2 (25-14, 25-21)
Game Four: Sat, 8am vs Aldershot HS (seeded 15th) - 0, Lively - 2 (25-17, 25-21)
Hawks finish first in their pool
Quarter Finals: Sat, 12:30pm vs Kapuskasing - 0, Lively - 2 (25-22, 25-20)
Semi Finals: Sat, 3:30pm vs Trinity College - 2, Lively - 0 (25-18, 25-18)
Bronze Medal Game: Sat, 6pm vs West Elgin - 2, Lively - 1 (29-27, 24-26, 15-12)
Hawks lose a heart breaker in the bronze medal game ... but what a performance!
First medal won at an OFSAA Boys Volleyball event since 1986 - congratulations guys!!!

Click here for a team pic - Click here for a tourney summary


Nov 21 - Convener Bill Gordon of Lasalle Secondary School announced the date of the 2007 Senior Girls Basketball All-Star Game earlier this week. This year's game will take place on Thursday, November 29th, beginning at 7:30pm at Lockerby Composite School.

The teams will be comprised of selected participants from each of the fifteen schools that participated at the senior level this year, with division I champs and runners up receiving three selections, the remaining division I teams receiving two selections and the division II schools receiving one selection each. The game is highlighted by a three-point competition at the half.


Nov 18 - The Lasalle Lancers boys hockey team captured the 28th Annual Lively Invitational Hockey Tournament over the weekend defeating the Lockerby Vickings 9-4 in the championship game. The Lancers were led by Nick Aaviku who scored 5 goals and and an assist while Matt Golanski chipped in two goals with singles to Josh Graham and Brennan Doyle. For his efforts Nick Aaviku was named tournament M.V.P. collecting an amazing 18 points in 5 games including 12 goals.


Nov 18 - UPDATE! A more complete summary of NOSSA results below:

AAA Boys Volleyball
The Lockerby Vikings senior boys volleyball team earned a trip to the OFSAA Championship this weekend in Toronto, taking the AAA Northern Ontario championship tournament held in Sudbury at Lasalle Secondary this past weekend. The Vikings managed a 2-1 win in an all-Sudbury final against St. Charles. Lockerby looked to have control of the third and deciding set, but was forced to hold off a late rally by the Cardinals - who enjoyed a Cinderella run in Sudbury league playoffs a week and a half ago - to take the third set 15-13. In the Northern Ontario junior AAA final, the host Lasalle Lancers fell 2-1 in sets to West Ferris.

AA Boys Volleyball
Sudbury teams reached the finals of the both the senior and junior divisions in North Bay on Saturday before being swept by Widdifield. In the senior boys final, Widdifield beat the Lo-Ellen Park Knights 2-1 (25-19, 18-25, 15-8). Meanwhile, in the junior final, the Wildcats downed Sudbury's Notre-Dame Alouettes 2-1 (25-17, 20-25, 15-9).

Read BayToday.ca story on this result

A Boys Volleyball
Certainly against the odds for a school of its size, Lively DSS captured the "A" boys volleyball championship in Sturgeon Falls for the second consecutive year, defeating the host Franco-Cite Patriotes in the championship final. The Hawks have earned the right to represent NOSSA the OFSAA championships beginning Thursday in Carleton Place, Ottawa.

B Boys Volleyball
The Champlain Requins sure picked a good time to win their first "B" championship, defeating the host school Wasse Abin of Wikwemikong in the final by games scores of 25-20, 25-27 to earn the banner. The Requins look to be strong force next year, in that they lose only one player to graduation after this season

AAA Girls Basketball
Make that nine in a row ... the Lancers will make their ninth consecutive trip to the OFSAA Girls AAA Basketball Championship, thanks to their nineth consecutive NOSSA title, won this weekend in the Soo. The Lancers notched two victories over St Mary's en route to the banner, using a suffocating defence to defeat the Knights in the final 40-25. Top scorers in the championship final were Kristine Lalonde with 16 pts, Laura Furchner with 10 pts and Trisha Taylor with 7 pts.
The Lancers will be looking to improve upon their fourth place finish in the OFSAA tournament last year. Meanwhile, in junior play, the Lockerby Vikings just fell short in their bid to hoist a second junior "AAA" banner in three years, dropping a 35-26 decision to the St Basil Saints. Kara Tiplady led the Vikings effort in the final with six points. The Vikings advanced by nipping Korah of the Soo 43-41 in the semi, dropping their first game of the tourney against the Saints 39-30.

Click here for a Vikings pic

AA Girls Basketball
The Notre-Dame Alouettes senior basketball girls came up short of a provincial berth, taking silver from their Northern Ontario tournament at North Bay over the weekend, losing to the Sault's St. Basil. The Notre-Dame Alouettes junior girls, however, captured their Northern Ontario championship to end their season on a high note. Led by Brigitte Lacoste's 21 points, the junior Alouettes downed Chippewa in the final.

A Girls Basketball
Sudbury single-A senior representatives the l'Horizon Aigles had their run ended in the Northern Ontario finals by the host squad from 42-28 by the host Algonquin squad in North Bay. The Algonquin juniors also sent Sudbury's junior reps from Marymount home with silver. The Regals were downed by a 47-38 score.

Read BayToday.ca story on this result

B Girls Basketball
The Griffons from ES du Sacré-Coeur followed up on an exciting upset win over the Marymount Regals in the SDSSAA final, with a 40-25 win over the Bishop Carter Golden Gators in the NOSSA "B" championship final, hosted at Bishop Carter. Besides the Griffons and Gators, Notre-Dame-des-Grands-Lacs of the Soo District and Jeunesse Nord of Blind River also participated.


Nov 14 - In what will likely be a memorable evening for all concerned, 250 plus attended the fourth annual SDSSAA boys football awards banquet hosted at the Caruso Club last night. In addition to the presentation of the 2007 all-star team (pic on side - click for larger image), the Bartolucci Offensive Player of the Year was awarded to Joey Martellaci of St Benedict CSS, the Ricker Defensive Player of the Year was awarded to Kevin Stradiotto of Lockerby CS and the Sid Forster Memorial MVP Award was presented to Eric Roque of Collège Notre-Dame. The evening was highlighted by the presentation of a special builder's award to retired official Graham Edwards. A product of Sheridan Technical School, Edwards boasted over thirty-five years of football officiating locally at all levels of play.

Click here for a awards summary (adobe file) - Martellaci pic - Stradiotto pic - Roque pic - Edwards pic


Nov 13 - The puck drops on the 28th annual Lively District Secondary School Boys Invitational Hockey Tourney on Thursday with a pair of games at the Walden Arena beginning at 2pm. A total of thirteen teams are entered and will compete in a round robin format all day Friday and Saturday, with four teams advancing to semi finals on Sunday beginning at 9am. In addition to SDSSAA entries Chelmsford, Lockerby, Lively, St Benedict, Lo-Ellen, Lasalle, Notre-Dame and St Charles, last year's defending champion Central Algoma of Desbarats, 2006 finalist Korah of the Soo, West Ferris Secondary, Algonquin and Widdifield Secondary of North Bay will be participating.

Click here for a schedule (adobe acrobat file)


Nov 13 - In a return to a fine old tradition, selected senior boys basketball teams will be participating in an East vs West Challenge tournament at Cambrian College on Thursday, November 15th.

Hosted by Craymer Forth and a group of Cambrian students, the schedule will be as follows:

Game 1 - Sacre-Coure vs Bishop C. 6:00 pm - 6:30
Game 2 - Champlain vs Confed 6:30 - 7:00
Game 3 - Mac Jac vs St. Charles 7:00 - 7:30
Slam Dunk Competition 7:30 - 7:45
Game 4 - Sud Sec vs Lockerby 7:45 - 8:15
Game 5 - Notre Dame vs St. Bens 8:15 - 8:45
Game 6 - Lasalle vs Lo Ellen 8:45 - 9:15

Games will be 20 min straight time. Times should have between 5 - 8 min warm up time.


Nov 9 - It's championship weekend in SDSSAA girls basketball and boys volleyball this weekend, with match-ups as follows:
Fri, Nov 9 @ St Charles College
5pm - Jr Div II Girls Basketball Championship Final - Macdonald Cartier vs Marymount
6:30pm - Sr Div II Girls Basketball Championship Final - Sacré-Coeur - 48 vs Marymount - 46 (overtime)
Sat, Nov 10 @ Lasalle SS
12pm - Mid Girls Basketball Championship Final - Collège Notre-Dame - 24 vs Lockerby - 30
1:30pm - Jr Div I Girls Basketball Championship Final - Collège Notre-Dame - 29 vs Lockerby - 18
3pm - Sr Div I Girls Basketball Championship Final - Collège Notre-Dame - 33 vs Lasalle - 47
Sun, Nov 11 @ Cambrian College
1pm - Jr Div B Championship Final - Confederation vs Sacré-Coeur
3pm - Sr Div B Championship Final - Sacré-Coeur vs Confederation
5pm - Jr Div A Championship Final - Lasalle vs Collège Notre-Dame
7pm - Sr Div A Championship Final - St Charles - 0 vs Lo-Ellen - 3

Click on links above to access team pics (where provided)

With regard to NOSSA representation, here's what we know thus far:
Boys Volleyball -
Jr > "A" (Champlain), "AA" (Notre-Dame), "AAA" (Lasalle - 1st seed, St Charles - 2nd seed)
Sr > "B" Sr > Sacré-Coeur or Champlain (challenge match to be played Tue, Nov 13 @ Champlain, "A" (Lively), "AA" (Lo-Ellen), "AAA" (St Charles - 1st seed, Lockerby - 2nd seed)
Girls Basketball -
Jr > "A" (Marymount), "AA" (Notre-Dame), "AAA" (Lockerby)
Sr > "B" (Sacre-Coeur - 1st seed, Bishop Carter - 2nd seed), "A" (L'Horizon), "AA" (Notre-Dame), "AAA" (Lasalle)


Nov 7 - SDSSAA releases its winter sport master schedule, featuring over 650 games and competitions in various sports.

Click here for the schedule


Nov 6 - It was a wild night in high school sports playoff action last night, with boys division A volleyball and girls division II basketball quarter finals on the docket. In volleyball action, three out of four quarter final matches went to a fifth and deciding game. In junior, favourites Lasalle and St Charles won their matches against Lockerby and Lively 3-2, while in senior, sixth place St Charles upset third place L'Horizon 3-2, and fifth place Notre-Dame handled fourth place Lockerby 3-1. In basketball, juniors Bishop Carter and Macdonald Cartier advanced by virtue of victories over Champlain and St Charles respectively, while Sudbury Secondary upset Bishop Carter and Sacré-Coeur defeated Macdonald Cartier in senior. Winners advance to the semi final round on Wednesday.

Tonight features midget girls basketball semi finals and boys senior division B volleyball semis.

Click here for an updated master schedule - click here for more scores and stats


Nov 2 - UPDATE! Ross Proudfoot manages an 11th place finish at OFSAA XC in Niagara, missing out on a top ten finish by a matter of a few seconds. The finish improved a few places over last year while running in the midget category ...

Oct 26 - Ross Proudfoot of Lo-Ellen Park SS hauled in a first place finish at the NOSSA Cross Country Running championship in the Soo on Friday, leading the field of 73 by almost a minute. Ross and six other SDSSAA runners have qualified for the OFSAA Championship to be hosted in Niagara Falls on Saturday.

Click here for results on the NOSSA web site


Oct 26 - In a game that had a little bit of everything in it - including two successful on-side kick-offs - the St Benedict Bears stave off a late Lo-Ellen Park Knight surge to record their second consecutive boys football playoff championship at Queen's Athletic Field Friday night. The Bears now advance to the NOSSA semi final, to be hosted on Saturday, November 3rd, 1pm @ Queen's, where they will face the St Mary's Knights, who defeated the St Basil Saints 21-0 in the Soo final Friday night.


Oct 26 - In an event that was anything but "typical", the East routed the West in the annual girls hockey East/West Challenge hosted at McClelland Arena on Friday. The Challenge features a number of mini games, the scores from which are carried forward to arrive at an overall result. Each of the past two events have led to deadlocks, but this year's event saw the East winning by a combined score of 42-7.

Click here for a link to the game scores (follow the pull-down menus to navigate to girls hockey)


Oct 18 - On your mark ...

The midget boys' field takes off at the SDSSAA XC running championships hosted at Laurentian University, with St Benedict's Sebastien Diebel (see pic on left) managing a first place finish.

A total of 163 runners from eighteen different high schools in the region participated in the event.

Click here for a complete set of results (adobe acrobat file)

Oct 16 - The 45th season on record for SDSSAA cross country running draws to a close on Thursday, with the city championships hosted at Laurentian University.

The big L's, Lockerby, Lo-Ellen and Lasalle, have owned this event since 1983, with Lockerby and Lo-Ellen sharing top honours since 1996.

Races get underway at noon with the midget girls (3k) start, followed by midget boys (5k) at 12:30pm, junior girls (4k) at 1pm, junior boys (6k) at 1:30pm, senior girls (5k) at 2:15pm and finally senior boys (7k) at 2:45pm.

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Oct 2 - A total of eighty golfers representing twelve different high schools across the NOSSA region competed in the NOSSA golf champioships on Friday at the Cedar Green Golf Club. Lo-Ellen Park's Aashu Garg recorded a final score of 72 to win the boys' individual title while two-time SDSSAA girls champ Christie Sitko of Lively DSS took the girls' title with a final score of 89. The Sudbury region claimed its fifth district title in six years in the girls' team competition.

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Oct 1 - The inaugural high school dragonboat championship was hosted this past Saturday on Ramsey, with two schools, including Chelmsford and St Charles, participating. A good time was had by all in a day that included warm and friendly skies intensive training, a complimentary barbecue and the final race.

The Cardinals were named the first ever champions in an event that hopes to expand in future years.

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Sep 28 - The third cross country preliminary race was hosted this past Wednesday at the Windy Lake trails. A total of just under 150 runners from fifteen area high schools participated. Prelim #4 goes next Wednesday on the Laurentian trails.

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Sep 24 - Boys hockey coaches gathered at Lasalle Secondary School to discuss league issues and schedules. A total of twelve teams confirmed participation in the league this year, to open exhibition play on Tuesday, October 9th, followed by the regular season opener on Tuesday, November 6th. The league will feature an East-West game on Monday, October 15th at McClelland Arena for the first time in almost ten years. Results will be tracked on scorecrazy.com when they become available.

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Sep 21 - Eighteen holes of golf didn't solve much at the SDSSAA championships hosted at Cedar Green on Saturday. Firstly, a four-way tie resulted in boys' individual competition and second, two schools tied for the overall lead in boys team competition. Two holes of sudden victory were needed to solve the individual result dilemma while the team results were declared a draw. Macdonald Cartier's Charles Carré foiled St Charles' Scott Whalen's attempt to haul in a third consecutive boys' title shooting a 76, while Lively's Christie Sitko managed to notch her second consecutive girls' title managing a final score of 89. Champlain and Lasalle tied with a final score of 316 in boys' team competition while Lockerby finished with a 407 to take the girls' team title.

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Sep 14 - The second cross country preliminary race was hosted this past Wednesday at the Naughton Trails. A total of just under two hundred runners from all area high schools participated. Prelim #3 goes next Wednesday on the Windy Lake trails in Onaping Falls.

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Sep 20 - Convener Kent Rendell releases a start list for Friday's high school golf championships, to be hosted at Cedar Green beginning at 9am. St Charles Cardinal Scott Whalen will be seeking his third consecutive city crown on the boys' side of the draw, while in girls' competition, Christie Sitko of Lively DSS will be attempting her second in a row.

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Sep 14 - The first cross country preliminary race was hosted on Wednesday, a road race which utilized route surrounding Lockerby Composite School. Ross Proudfoot of Lo-Ellen led all runners on the boys' side of the competition while Rebecca Van Kempen of Marymount came out on top on the girls' side.

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Sep 12 - Lasalle SS was abuzz last night as fall sport coaches sat down to eke out their respective schedules. Click the attachment for the results (also available in Association Info pull down menu). This master will be updated as changes are made throughout the fall sport season.

Fall Sport Master Schedule (pdf file)


Aug 30 - SDSSAA senior football coaches met Monday night and eked out a schedule for the 2007 season. This year, for the first time, the schedule will feature "Thursday night lights", a feature spearheaded by The Sudbury Star to play night games at school fields using portable light standards. These lights will also be used for Friday night games through the regular season until Queen's repairs are complete in time for the quarter finals on October16th.

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Aug 27 - Championship record, handbook and playing regulation updates are now complete. To access championship record information, go to the "Association Info" pull down menu above, then click on "Championship Records".

Handbook and playing regulation updates are available from the same pull down menu, but html versions of the playing regulations have been removed.


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