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>> Jun 27 - They've guided their charges in the myriad of sports activities that SDSSAA offers this season, now it's their turn ... The SDSSAA Female and Male Coach Golf Tournaments will be hosted today at Colonial and tomorrow at Forest Ridge respectively. Sixty-six coaches will be participating in the women's event while a total of 160 will be on hand for the men's.

Click for a start list - women's - men's

>> Jun 6 - The Lancers may have made it three in a row at the annual Boys Slo-Pitch Championship hosted by Jean-Gilles Larocque of Bishop A. Carter, but it sure didn't come easy. Lasalle nipped Confederation 12-11 in the championship final to manage the feat, also defeating Bishop Carter 14-12 and Notre-Dame 18-5 in the quarter and semi final round respectively to advance.

Click here for a playoff results summary

Jun 5 - UPDATE #2 - In a year in which not much was expected in the way of OFSAA performances from SDSSAA track athletes, a total of eleven top ten finishes were recorded.

Click here for a SDSSAA school summary of performances to meet's end

UPDATE - Day two of competition at OFSAA Track and Field wraps up with a couple of local highlight performances, including Ashley Huard of ES Hanmer (3rrd, junior girls 100m) and Brandon Mask of Lasalle (5th, junior boys high jump). A third and final day of competition goes Saturday from 9am to 5pm at the Laurentian Community Track.

Click here for a SDSSAA school summary of performances to the end of day two

Jun 2 - The OFSAA Track and Field Championship opened earlier today at the Laurentian Community Track Complex, with a good portion of the 111-athlete delegation from local schools seeing action on day one of the three day event.

Click here for a SDSSAA school summary of performances

Jun 3 - UPDATE! Scores from day three added ...Sudbury will send four soccer hopefuls to their respective OFSAA Championships starting Thursday as follows (click on logo for link to championship website):

Game 1 -
Bears - 0, St Patrick - 0
Game 2 -
Jean-Vanier - 1, Bears - 0r
Game 3 -
Notre-Dame CHS - 1, Bears - 0
Game 4 -
Bears - 1, Académie Ste Cécile - 0
Bears eliminated from further contention ..
Game 1 -
Pantheres - 4, St Charles Garnier - 1
Game 2 -
Pantheres - 5, Deslauriers - 2
Game 3 -
Pantheres - 6, Paincourt - 0
Game 4 -
Pantheres - 4, Ridley College - 2
Quarter final -
Pantheres - 7, West Elgin - 1
Semi final - Pantheres - 2, Villanova - 0
Final - Pantheres - 4, Smithville CSHS
Game 1 -
Char-Lan - 2, Chargers - 0
Game 2 -
West Elgin SS - 2, Chargers - 0
Game 3 -
Saint Marie - 2, Chargers - 0
Game 4 -
St Thomas Aquinas - 2, Chargers - 0
Chargers eliminated from further contention ...
Game 1 -
Vikings - 1, IONA CSS - 1
Game 2 -
Vikings - 1, Chatham-Kent - 0
Game 3 -
Vikings - 1, St Paul CHS - 1
Game 4 -
Vikings - 2, Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes - 0
Quarter final -
Vikings - 1, St Ignatius - 0
Semi final - Louis Riel - 2, Vikings - 1
Bronze medal game - St Paul - 1, Vikings - 0

May 31 - Co-Convener Shawn Tilander of Sudbury Secondary School releases the seeded heat sheets in support of the 2011 OFSAA Track and Field Championship, which starts at 3pm Thursday at the Laurentian Community Track Complex. A total of 2100 student-athletes representing 521 Ontario high schools have registered to participate.

Click here for the OFSAA Track and Field website

May 31 - Convener Jean-Gilles Larocque of Bishop Carter releases the 2011 SDSSAA Boys Slo-Pitch Championship Schedule, slated for Wednesday, June 1st in Valley East. The 19-team one-day championship draw starts at 8am and continues with finals at Centennial fields at 4:30pm.

Click here for a full schedule

May 30 - The Als made it lucky number seven on Saturday, winning the SDSSAA Girls Slo-Pitch Championship hosted at the Terry Fox Complex. The Als defeated Lockerby and Sacré-Coeur to advance to the championship final, where they defeated Macdonald Cartier by a final score of 11-7.

Click here for the finals tournament scores
Click here to access the article on the championship

May 25 - The stage is now set for the girls slo-pitch championship finals tournament, to begin Saturday, May 28th, 9am at the Terry Fox Complex. The field of eighteen teams was whittled down to eight from games played during the preliminary round on Tuesday. The Notre-Dame Alouettes have won the past six girls slo-pitch banners.

Click here for a schedule of the finals - Click here to check out the article on the prelims

May 20 - UPDATE!

Knights do it again! The Lo-Ellen Park Knights posted a total of 1051 team points en route to their seventh consecutive track and field title, and their tenth in the past eleven years, earlier today at the Laurentian Community Track Complex.

The total continues a three year trend of plus 1000 point totals for the south end school.

A total of 20 new marks were established over the two days of competition. Selected athletes now advance to the NOSSA championships back at Laurentian beginning Wednesday at 3:30pm.

Individual aggregate winners, after adjustments made for points collected in "open" events, were as follows. Click here for a full summary.

Boys/Girls Age Group Name School Points
Girls Midget Emily Sanders Lo-Ellen Park 26
Girls Midget Bronwyn Novak Lo-Ellen Park 26
Girls Junior Zvia Mazal Es Macdonald Cartier 30
Girls Senior Alannah MacLean Lo-Ellen Park 30
Girls Senior Kathleen Wismer Lockerby CS 30
Boys Midget Talon Farmer Lo-Ellen Park 30
Boys Junior Brandan Belan St Benedict CS 30
Boys Senior John Kosar Lasalle SS 30

Click here for a complete event results summary
Click here for a summary of record breakers (*updated May 21)
Click here for a team point summary - Click here for a divisional aggregate summary (adobe acrobat files)
Click here for a link to more track and field results

May 18 - Lo-Ellen Park jumped out to an early but commanding overall aggregate lead at the SDSSAA track and field championships hosted earlier today at the newly renovated Laurentian Community Track Complex. The Knights lead the 17 school championship with 515 points, followed by Lockerby and Notre-Dame with 336 and 196 respectively. Some foureen new records were set in the first of two days of heated competition. Action resumes tomorrow at the Laurentian site beginning at 9:15am.

Click here for an event results summary
Click here for overall aggregate standings
Click here for a summary of new records set
(all adobe acrobat files)

May 14 - The Macdonald Cartier Panthères erased a ten year winning streak by Lockerby Composite on Saturday, winning the team aggregate tennis title with a total of 36 points. The finals on Saturday was the culminating event from preliminaries that were hosted this past Tuesday and Wednesday. The top two finishers from each event will advance to NOSSA Tennis also hosted in Sudbury on Thursday.

Click here for a complete set of results from the Finals

May 12 - The SDSSAA track and field seed and draw meeting was hosted earlier this evening, at which a full 25% increase in entries was recorded. Over 600 student-athletes representing seventeen area high schools will participate in the two day evening beginning Wednesday, May 18 at the Laurentian Community Track Complex. Schools have until noon on Monday to make any final adjustments to tneir entries before the meet is seeded and entry lists printed.

Click here for a performance list - Click here for a school entry list **UPDATED MAY 13, 4pm

May 11 - With preliminaries now safely in the books, the scene is set for the championship final round in SDSSAA tennis this Saturday, May 14th, at the Sudbury Indoor Tennis Centre.

The top two finishers at finals will advance to the NOSSA finals, also hosted at the Indoor Centre, on Thursday, May 19th.

Click here for a complete summary of the "Final Four" in each event

Two new sports schedules were released late last week, helping to bring into focus the big picture in high school spring sports.

The junior boys gridiron schedule officially kicks off on Tuesday, May 10th, and will feature all nine schools that participated in the senior fall session. Games are contested as a series of three team round robin mini schedules, culiminating with a championship tournament on Tuesday, May 31st at Lasalle.

The girls slo-pitch preliminaries will be slated for Tuesday, May 24th, with the top eight teams from prelims advancing to the finals event on Saturday, May 28th

Click here for a boys junior football schedule - Click here for the girls slo-pitch preliminaries schedule

UPDATE! Click here for the girls slo-pitch finals schedule

Apr 30 - Korah Collegiate of the Soo has emerged as somewhat of a badminton power in NOSSA circles these days, spiking their way to all three age division titles and the overall aggregate championship at the Sudbury-hosted event this weekend. The lone team-related bright spot for SDSSAA schools came from Es Macdonald Cartier, who managed a first place tie with Korah in the overall senior results.

The following individuals have qualified for OFSAA, to be hosted May 12 to 14 in Aurora:
Midget Girls - Renée Bigras, Es Hanmer (Midget girls singles, NOSSA silver)
Michael Williston-Kaufman, Lively DSS (Junior boys singles, NOSSA silver)
Owen Kurvits, Lasalle SS (Senior boys singles, NOSSA gold)
Gabriel Despatie, Es Madonald Cartier (Senior boys singles, NOSSA silver)
Hans Agnihotri/Garrett Duff, St Benedict CSS (Senior boys doubles, NOSSA gold)
Karolyne Blain/Josh Demore, Es Macdonald Cartier (senior mixed doubles, NOSSA gold)
Laura Keast/Matt Dykstra, Lo-Ellen Park (senior mixed doubles, NOSSA silver)

Click here for a full slate of results - Click here for the story - Click here for The Sudbury Star coverage

Apr 30 - They're baaack ... The Black Fly Relays were hosted Saturday at the Laurentian Community Track Complex and surprisingly, seemed to pick up where they left off some ten years ago with athletes representing schools as far off as Timmins, Sault Ste Marie, Englehart, North Bay and New Liskeard participating in the one day event.

The event kicks off a very busy track season with the SDSSAA relay championship next on the slate, scheduled for Wednesday, May 11th.

Click here for a full slate of results

Apr 30 - Bishop Carter CSS emerged as the big winner from the Macdonald Cartier Panthère Soccer Invitational Tournament hosted this weekend at this north end high school. The Golden Gators managed to sail through the entire tournament without allowing a single goal, blanking Sacré-Coeur 1-0 and Franco-Cité of North Bay 5-0 in the round robin, 2-0 over O'Gorman of Timmins in the semi final, and 2-0 over the host Panthères in the final. Esc Champlain won the consolation title with a 2-0 win over Franco-Cité. A total of eight teams participated in the three-day event.

Click here for a complete results summary

Apr 28 - The wet and wintry-like conditions this week have claimed more than one sport-related casualty, with several soccer games and competitions postponed owing to unsafe field conditions.

The 5th annual Golden Gator Girls Soccer tournament, which was previously slated for Friday and Saturday this week, has been postponed with plans possibly to host in late May depending upon team interest. Check for developments on rescheduling plans.

Apr 20 - Another year, another slew of medals for SDSSAA student-athletes participating at OFSAA Gymnastics. The 60-member delegation, competing at this provincial gymnastics competition hosted in Windsor, once again led the field with some outstanding performances.

Here are a few highlights:
Level I Team - Collège Notre-Dame - GOLD!
Level II Team - Es du Sacré-Coeur - GOLD!
Level III Team - Collège Notre-Dame - SILVER!
Level VI Team - Collège Notre-Dame - GOLD!
Team Aerobics - Open Division - Esc Champlain - SILVER!

Gold medal individual performances:
Level I: Sarah Cashmore - Lasalle (bars), Brooke-Lyn Cacciotti - Notre-Dame (beam)
Level III: Anika Nadeau - Notre-Dame (vault)
Level IV: Meghan Miller - Marymount (bars), Kara Nadeau - Notre-Dame (floor)

Click on the logo for the championship website

Apr 18 - The Lockerby Composite Vikings managed the coveted badminton three-peat on Saturday, edging Macdonald Cariter by three points in the overall team aggregate point standings. With the win, the Vikings collect the AA/AAA banner, while the Panthères take home their third "A" banner in four years. The top two in each event now qualify for the NOSSA championships, also hosted in Sudbury, on Apr 29-30.

Click here for a results summary
Click here for the Sudbury Star story
Click here for the story

Apr 2 - A true sign of Spring ...

A total of 150 student-athletes representing over a dozen high schools across the North participated in the 11th annual Sudbury Badminton Invitational Tournament hosted Apr 1st and 2nd at Lasalle and St Charles College.

Click here for a complete set of results

Mar 21 - Two St Benedict teams and one St Charles team begin their quest for OFSAA glory this week at the OFSAA Girls Curling, Boys A/AAHockey Championships and Girls A/AA Hockey Championships, hosted Mar 22-25 in Thunder Bay, Timmins and Stratford, respectively. We'll track their progress here as results become known. Click on the logos for a link to the championship websites.

St Benedict Girls Curling (no seed)
Game 1 - Wed, 9am - Central Elgin CI - 9, Bears - 6
Game 2 - Thu, 10am - Bears - 8, Markham DHS - 6
Game 3 - Thu, 2pm - Norwell DSS - 7, Bears - 6
Game 4 - Fri, 11:30am - Bears vs Richview CI
Quarter final round begins Fri, 4pm

St Benedict Boys Hockey (seeded #11)
Game 1 - Wed, 1:30pm - Bishop MacDonnell - Guelph - 5, Bears - 3
Game 2 - Thu, 10am - FJ Brennan CHS - Windsor - 4, Bears - 2
Game 3 - Thu, 4pm - North Hastings HS - Bancroft - 4, Bears - 1
Game 4 - Fri, 8am - St. Paul SS - Ottawa - 6, Bears - 3
Bears did not advance

St Charles Girls Hockey (seeded #4)
Game 1 - Wed, 9:15am - St Christopher SS - 4, Cards - 0
Game 2 - Wed, 2:15pm - Kincardine DSS - 4, Cards - 1
Game 3 - Thu, 12:15pm - Beaver Brae - 5, Cards - 0
Cards did not advance

Mar 7 - Score updates have begun at the NOSSA boys AAA Hockey Championship currently underway at the Countryside Sports Complex. Hometown favourite Lasalle is off to a solid start with a 6-1 victory over the St Basils Saints Monday morning ...

Click here for the results page

Mar 7 - Les Panthères de Macdonald Cartier have drawn the #8 seed and will begin their quest for OFSAA gold in Belleville Monday at 10:30am.

Here is a summary of Panthère matches along with results as they become available:
Mon, 10:30am - Panthères - 2 vs E.S. Le Caron (#14) - 0 (25-10, 25-23)
Mon, 1:30pm - Panthères - 2 vs Rockway Mennonite (#9) - 0 (25-10, 25-14)
Mon, 4:30pm - Panth¡eres - 0 vs E.S. Embrun (#3) - 2 (17-25, 23-25)
Tue, 9:15am - Panthères - 2 vs Cité des Jeunes (#19) - (25-12, 25-14)
Panthères finish second in their pool and qualify for quarter finals
Quarter finals - Tue, 1:30pm - Panthères - 0 vs St Thomas Aquinas (#1 seed) - 2 (14-25, 12-25)
Panthères eliminated from contention but finish top 8 in the province - félicitations!

Click on the logo for a link to the championship website

Mar 7 - A full delegation of over thirty nordic skiers representing six Sudbury high schools managed some impressive results at OFSAA Nordic Ski 2011 hosted at Nakkertok in Ottawa Thursday and Friday.

Here are a few highlights:
Junior Girls (3 km, 147 skiers) - Isabelle MacLean (Lo-Ellen), 10th place, Emily Marcolini (St Benedict), 17th place
Junior Boys (5 km, 157 skiers) - Tim Tindall (Lockerby), 5th place, Thomas Gore (Lo-Ellen), 10th place
Senior Boys (7.5 km, 160 skiers) - Victor Hopper (Lively), 9th place
Top team result - Lockerby, junior boys team, 7th place

Click on the logo for a link to the championship website

Mar 5 - That's a wrap ... OFSAA Wresting 2011 caps off two days of successful competition with a pair of medals to Sudbury wrestlers - Pete Barbeau of Lo-Ellen and Josée Pelletier of Macdonald Cartier - both of whom finish with four place performances. Kudos all around for a terrific championship!

Click here for a complete set of individual results

Mar 4 - The Lasalle boys and St Benedict girls are the 2011 SDSSAA curling champions, having come out on top at the championship bonspeil hosted yesterday at the Sudbury Curling Club. The Lancers boys defeated Macdonald Cartier 11-3 in the semi finals, to advance to the final versus St Benedict, winning 9-3. The Lancers now join Lo-Ellen, the regular season champ who dropped a 8-2 decision to St Benedict in the semi finals, for the NOSSA championship being hosted Mar 8-9 in North Bay. On the girls side of the sheet, St Benedict nipped Lasalle in the final 7-6, having advanced by doubling Lo-Ellen 6-3 in the semis. Both Lasalle and St Benedict will compete at NOSSA as well.

Click here for the curling champ records

The view from on top ...

Mar 4 - Day one of OFSAA Wrestling competition begins at the Sudbury Community Arena. Some 851 grapplers representing more than one hundred high schools in Ontario are participating in the two-day event.

Click here for the OFSAA Wrestling website

Mar 3 - Overtime was required, but the Marymount Regals prevailed by a final score of 3-2 to win the division II girls hockey playoff title in a two game sweep over the Lasalle Lancers at the Garson arena yesterday. The Regals bounced back from a 2-0 deficit late in the game to grab their third division II banner in four years.

Click here for a team pic

Mar 1 - A delegation of 22 student-athletes representing four are high schools travelled down to Blue Mountain Monday and Tuesday for the OFSAA Alpine Ski Championships.

Here is a summary of top performances at this event:
Level I Boys - Josh Cuomo (Lasalle) - 36th place (giant slalom), 16th place (slalom)
Level I Girls - Kate Palkovits (Marymount) - 15th place (gs), 14th place (slalom)
Marymount - 7th place overall - girls level I team

Click the logo for a link to the website

Mar 1 - A pair of division I hockey banners were handed out yesterday as the Lockerby Viking girls and Lasalle boys managed sweeps of their respective series en route to the titles. Early in the afternoon at the Garson arena, the Vikings blanked St Charles 4-0 in the second of their best of three series, having posted two consecutive shut-out wins to earn the banner. Later in the evening, the Lasalle Lancers defeated the St Benedict Bears 6-5 in overtime to take the best of five game series three games to nil. Both teams now advance to NOSSA, with Lockerby in North Bay and Lasalle here in Sudbury Mar 7-8.

Click here for Lockerby team pic
Click here for Lasalle team pic

Feb 28 - In one of the leanest years on record insofar as OFSAA qualifying teams go, one SDSSAA team, the Es Macdonald Cartier Panthères senior girls volleyball team, stands out as the only local school represented at an OFSAA winter team sport championship this year.

The Panthères, coached by physical education program leader Marc Savage, advanced to the OFSAA "A" event hosted by Belleville by sweeping White Pines of the Soo in the NOSSA final 25-15, 25-19.

Read the story

In other NOSSA action over the weekend, the Junior "AAA" NOSSA Boys Basketball championship final proved to be an all-Sudbury affair, with Lasalle defeating Lockerby 44-37. Lasalle's senior counterparts found themselves on the opposite side of the equation in their final, dropping a 53-38 decision to St Mary's of the Soo.

Read the Sudbury Star Story

Other NOSSA results:
Senior Boys "A" Basketball - Espanola def. Bishop Carter in semi final round
Junior Boys "AA" Basketball - St Basil def. Notre-Dame 45-31 in final
Senior Boys "AA" Basketball - Lo-Ellen Park failed to advance
Junior Girls "A" Volleyball - White Pines (Soo) def. Marymount 2-0
Junior Girls "AA" Volleyball - St Mary's def. Lo-Ellen in final 2-0 (25-15, 25-21)
Senior Girls "AA" Volleyball - St Basl def. Lo-Ellen in final 2-1 (17-25, 25-20, 15-13)
Junior Girls "AAA" Volleyball - Widdifield defeated Lockerby in final 2-0 (25-15, 25-19)
Senior Girls "AAA" Volleyball - Lockerby finished (0-3) failed to advance

Feb 24 - Kudos are extended to Lockerby and St Benedict for capturing the junior and senior boys team titles respectively at the NOSSA Nordic Skiing championship hosted Tuesday in North Bay. A delegation of some 35 Sudbury skiers have now qualified for the OFSAA Championship to be hosted March 2nd to 4th in Ottawa.

Click here for a full slate of NOSSA results

Feb 18 - Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School has proven itself a force to be reckoned with in wrestling circles, managing a first place finish overall in NOSSA competition hosted Friday at Ecole secondaire Macdonald Cartier. The Knights hauled in six gold and one silver medal en route to a 77 point performance to edge Central Algoma of Desbarats by just four points. The top two finishers from each weight class advance to the OFSAA Championships, hosted Mar 2 to 4 at the Sudbury Community Arena.

Click here for a results summary - Click here for the championship records - Click here for the Sudbury Star story

Feb 16 - As anticipated, it was the battle of the south end schools in the struggle for this year's nordic ski overall aggregate title, with Lockerby nipping Lo-Ellen but just four points to claim bragging rights.

Qualifiers will now advance to the NOSSA Nordic Ski championships, hosted in North Bay on Tuesday, February 22nd.

Click here for a summary of team results

Feb 15 - Sudbury schools emerged the big winners at this year's NOSSA Alpine Ski Championship hosted at Adanac on Tuesday, taking home all four team championship banners and all but one individual title as well.

Click here for a full summary of NOSSA results

Feb 11 - Lockerby Composite emerged the big winner at this year's SDSSAA Alpine Ski Championships hosted at the Adanac Ski Hill earlier today. Lockerby swept the overall boys and girls titles, as well as overall aggregate title, for the first time since 2004. All ninety racers from ten area high schools now qualify for NOSSA, to be hosted Tuesday, February 15th also at Adanac.

Click here for a full summary of SDSSAA results

Feb 9 - Alpine Ski Preliminary Meet #2 is hosted earlier today at Mount Dufour in Elliot Lake. A total of 72 student-athletes participated in the one day event.

Click here for a complete set of prelim #2 results

Meanwhile, a start list for Friday's SDSSAA Alpine Ski Championship is released. A total of 96 student-athletes representing eight area high schools are expected to participate in the one day event.

Click here for a list sort by bib and school

Feb 14 - A start list in anticipation of the 2011 Nordic Ski SDSSAA Championships, to be hosted Wednesday, February 16th at the Naughton Trails, is released. A total of 50 skiers from seven area high schools will take part.

Click here for a start list

Feb 11 -Results from nordic ski preliminary #3 hosted this past Wednesday at the Windy Lake trails are posted. Next race on the schedule is the city championships, slated for Wednesday, February 16th, beginning at 1pm at the Naughton Trails.

Click here for a results summary from Prelim #3

Results from nordic ski preliminary meet #2, hosted Friday at the Naughton Trails, are relaesed. Prelim #3 will take place Wed, Feb 9th @ Windy Lake @ 2pm. The city finals, meanwhile, will go Wed, Feb 16th @ Naughton (11am start).

Click here for a results summary from Prelim #2

Feb 2 - The first alpine ski preliminary meet of the 2010-2011 season was hosted earlier today at Adanac Ski Hill, at which a total of sixty racers representing eight area high schools participated. Lauren Kyle of St Benedict and Emily Booth of Lo-Ellen finished atop the girls Level II and Level I individual standings respectively, while Kevin Smethurst of Lasalle had the fastest time in boys Level I competition. The next event on the schedule is preliminary meet #2m scheduled for Wed, Feb 9th @ Mt Dufour in Elliot Lake.

Click here for a complete summary of results

Jan 14 - Results from the first nordic ski preliminary meet of the 2010-2011 season, hosted yesterday at the Windy Lake Trails in Onaping Falls, are now in the books. Prelim #2 has been moved to Fri, Feb 4th (@ Naughton) and prelim #3 will take place Wed, Feb 9th @ Windy Lake (prelims carry a 2pm start). The city finals, meanwhile, have been moved to Wed, Feb 16th @ Naughton (11am start).

Click here for a results summary from Prelim #1

Jan 14 - The final preliminary wrestling meet of the 2010-2011 season, the NOSSA Warm Up Meet, was hosted yesterday at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School. The meet serves as a final testing ground for the Ron Preston City Championships, slated for Wednesday, February 9th at Confederation Secondary School.

Click here for a slate of results

Jan 13 - The stars came out to play last night as the SDSSAA girls and boys hockey al-star games were hosted at the Garson Community Arena. A total of 70 student-athletes representing seventeen different high schools participated in the two games, which were highlighted by a skills competition at the mid-point.

In the girls' game, Team Requin defeated Team Regal by a final score of 6-1. Lively Hawks' Elissa Bertuzzi led the Requin attack with a hat trick, and was named the games' first star for her efforts. St Charles Sarah Prescott was the game's second star and Bishop Carter's Kelsey Langlois was third star. The boys' game was all offence as Team Viking defeated Team Lancer 13-4. St Benedict Bears' standout Catlin Cargil recorded a natural hat trick and was first star of the game, while second star was Manitoulin backstopper Cameron Bond and third star Lockerby's Shane Violette, who had a five point night.

Skill competition winners were as follows:
Speed - Chris King (Manitoulin) - 14.48s, Sarah Prescott (St Charles) - 15.42s
Hardest Shot - Brandon Kelly (Lasalle) - 81mph, Sydney Little (Confederation) - 61mph
Obstacle Course - Mathieu Prévost (Horizon) - 18.92s, Jenna Gough (Lockerby) - 19.80s
Penalty Shot - Catlin Cargil (St Benedict) and Cody Marinig (G-Horizon), Alyssa Ritchie (Espanola) and Maxime Rainville-Rouleau (G-Macdonald Cartier)

Click here for the Sudbury Star story on this game

Jan 10 - All systems are now go for the first nordic ski preliminary race of the season, slated for Thursday, January 13th at Windy Lake in Onaping Falls. The race will carry a 2pm start. Snow conditions were too poor to proceed with a race last week but the course now reports great conditions thanks to some more snow and the colder conditions over the weekend.

Jan 7 - Rosters for the upcoming high school hockey all-star games, slated for Wednesday, January 12th at the Garson Arena, are hammered out and include a total of 72 talented male and female students representing sixteen Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin high schools. The selections were generated from a list of over 125 nominations from team coaches. The fun begins at 6pm with the girls' game, followed by the skills competition at 7:30pm and finally the boys game at 8:30pm. 2011 is the nineth year under the current all-star format.

Click here for team rosters (roster revisions to Wednesday 12pm now reflected)

Jan 6 - HAPPY NEW YEAR! Due to poor snow conditions, the nordic ski preliminary race that was previously scheduled for Friday, January 7th at the Naughton Trails has been cancelled.

The status of preliminary meet #2 next week will be updated as information permits.

Dec 22 - High school sports takes a hiatus for the Christmas break. As a result, no games are scheduled from Dec 22nd to Jan 3rd inclusive. One game is scheduled on Tue, Jan 4th with a return to full activity Wed, Jan 5th.

Happy Holidays!

Click here for an updated copy of the SDSSAA Master Schedule

Dec 17 - Wrestling's "The Boot" meet was hosted Thursday, December 16th at Lasalle Secondary School and provides one last opportunity before the Christmas break for grapplers to test their skills against the best in their weight class from other high schools in the Sudbury district.

Click here for a list of results

Dec 17 - The Lockerby Composite Vikings successfully captured their 17th consecutive overall aggregate swimming title at the city championships hosted Wednesday at the Laurentian pool. The Vikings finished with an overall point total of 468, followed by Widdifield of North Bay with 253 and Collège Notre-Dame with 199.5. Marymount Academy, with an overall aggregate score of 118.5, collected their fifth consecutive "A" school banner.

Click here for a full listing of results

Dec 9 - The Boston Pizza Bowling Championship results are in and for the third consecutive year, Collège Notre-Dame emerged as the overall team champions, with the top three rounded out by Esc Champlain in second and St Charles College third.

Click here for a full slate of results

Click here for CND Pic - CHA Pic - SCC Pic

Nov 25 - Some two hundred high school football players and supporters graced the Caruso Club last night for the 7th annual "Banquet to Honour the Champions", at which a plethora of hardware was handed out to the outstanding performers of the 2010 season.

Main award winners this year were: Carter Long (St Benedict) - Derks Lineman of the Year, Doug Bennett (Lo-Ellen Park) - Ricker Defensive Player of the Year, Scott Smith (Lasalle) - Bartolucci Offensive Player of the Year and Josh Cuomo (Lasalle) - Sid Forster League MVP.

Click here for a full list of award winners - Link to story added (Nov 29)

Nov 25 - Time to fire up the 'old OFSAA results tracker as two Sudbury high schools being their quest for OFSAA gold this afternoon.

OFSAA Girls "A" Basketball - Niagara Falls
Sacre-Coeur Griffons - Seeded 5th
Game one - Thu 3:30pm - Griffons - 43, Walkerton (#5) - 7
Game two - Fri 1:45pm - Griffons - 34, North Middlesex (#12) - 16
Game three (1/4 final round) - Fri 8:45pm - Griffons - 53, VanKleek (#10) - 39
Game four (semi final round) - Sat 11:30am - Confederation (#1) - 35, Sacre-Coeur - 24
Game five (bronze medal game) - Sat 6pm - Ridley College (#3) - 32, Sacre-Coeur - 31
Griffons finish in four place - Awesome girls!

OFSAA Boys "AAA" Volleyball - Mississauga
Lockerby Composite Vikings - Seeded 11th
Game one - Thu 3:30pm - G.W. Williams (#6) - 2, Vikings - 0 (25-15, 25-19)
Game two - Thu 6:15pm - Vikings - 2, Loyola CSS (#20) - 0 (25-14, 25-10)

Game three - Fri 8am - Oakridge (#1) - 2, Vikings - 0 (25-15, 25-18)
Game four - Fri 11am - Vikings - 2, Sir Winston Churchill (#16) - 0 (25, 19, 25-21)
(Vikings finish round robin at 2-2, finish 3rd in pool via tie breaker)
Game five (consolation 1/4 final) - Fri 2:30pm - Bishop Ryan (4th in Pool B) - 2, Lockerby - 0 (25-16, 25-18)
Vikings eliminated from further contention - great season guys!

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Nov 22 - Two SDSSSAA teams have earned berths to their respective OFSAA championships by claiming top honours this weekend at the NOSSA level.

The Sacré-Coeur Griffons will be making a return visit to the OFSAA Girls "A" Basketball Championship thanks to a 49-38 victory over the host Algonquin Barons, avenging a 44-41 loss to the same team during the round robin portion of the tournament. Click here for the Sudbury Star story.

Meanwhile, across town the Lockerby Vikings were making short work of the always powerful host Widdifield Wildcats in their boys senior "AAA" volleyball final, 25-21 and 25-22. Click here for the Sudbury Star story

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Nov 22 - The Lasalle Lancers captured the 31st annual Lively DSS Invitational Boys Hockey Tournament championship on Sunday, nipping the St Benedict Bears 4-3 in the championship final in a come-from-behind effort.

The Lancers defeated Algonquin of North 5-2 in one semi final, while the Bears nipped the Lockerby Vikings 3-2 in the other semi final, to advance.

Click here for the story

Nov 22 - SNOW DAY! According to SDSSAA rules, whenever buses are pulled off the roads, all SDSSAA-sanctioned games are automatically postponed and will be rescheduled.

As a result, the one boys curling game, three girls hockey games and four boys basketball games that were scheduled for today will be postponed.

Nov 15 - It was a banner weekend for SDSSAA schools as no less than ten championship banners were handed out over the course of the weekend. Here's a quick summary, along with NOSSA qualifiers where applicable:

Friday - Div II Girls Basketball Finals (@ Macdonald Cartier)
Junior: St Benedict - 25, L'Horizon - 14
Senior: Macdonald Cartier - 29, Bishop Carter - 26

Saturday, Div I Girls Baskertball Finals @ Lockerby
Midget: Lasalle - 40, Lo-Ellen - 34
Junior: Lo-Ellen - 43, Notre-Dame - 40
Senior: Lockerby - 44, Lo-Ellen - 30

Saturday: Boys Senior Football Finals @ James Jerome
Lasalle - 13, Lo-Ellen - 7

Sunday: Boys Volleyball @ Collège Boréal
Junior "B": Lasalle - 3, Macdonald Cartier - 0
Senior "B" Champlain - 3, L'Horizon - 0:
Junior "A" Lockerby - 3, Notre-Dame - 1:
Senior "A": Notre-Dame - 3, Lockerby - 0

NOSSA Representation:
Girls Basketball - Junior "A": St Benedict, Junior "AA": Lo-Ellen, Junior "AAA": Notre-Dame, Senior "A" - Sacre-Coeur or Macdonald Cartier (winner of Monday challenge match), Senior "AA": Lo-Ellen, Senior "AAA" - Lockerby
Boys Volleyball - Junior "A": Hanmer or Confederation (winner of Monday challenge match), Junior "AA" - Notre-Dame and Lo-Ellen or St Charles (winner of Monday challenge match), Junior "AAA" - Lockerby and Lasalle, Open "B" - Riv-des-Francais, Senior "A": Macdonald Cartier, Senior "AA": Notre-Dame, Senior "AAA": Lockerby and Lasalle.

Nov 9 - Convener Todd Villeneuve has released the Lively DSS Hockey Invitational Tournament schedule, slated to begin Friday, November 19th. A total of eleven teams have entered in the three-day event, including locals St Charles, Lockerby, St Benedict, Lo-Ellen, Lively and Lasalle, as well as Manitoulin, Espanola, West Ferris and Algonquin from North Bay, and Korah from the Soo. Action begins Friday morning at 9am and continues throughout the weekend at the TM Davies arena, culminating with the championship finals 2pm on Sunday, November 21st.

Click here for a complete schedule

Nov 3 - Plenty of big plays on both sides of the ball were put on display last night at the SDSSAA senior boys football quarter finals hosted at the James Jerome turf field. In the 4:30pm match-up, the 3rd place Lockerby Vikings bounced back from a 7-0 deficit to defeat the St Charles Cardinals, while the 7:30pm match-up featured a total of 71 points scored as the St Benedict Bears outlasted the Notre-Dame Alouettes by a fnal score of 45-26. The results set the stage for the semi finals, slated for Monday, November 8th @ James Jerome as follows: St Benedict (5th) vs Lasalle (1st) @ 4:30pm, Lockerby (3rd) vs Lo-Ellen (2nd) @ 7:30pm

Click here for The Sudbury Star coverage of the St Ben's/Notre-Dame game
Click here for The Sudbury Star coverage of the Lockerby/St Charles game

Meanwhile, in girls flag football competition, the Division A championship final will not feature a team from Notre-Dame for the first time in some twelve years, thanks to the Marymount Regals 8-6 defeat of the perennial flag powerhouse on Tuesday. This sets up the championship final between the Regals and regular season champ Lockerby, 6:30pm Thursday night at the James Jerome turf field. The Division "B" final will feature the two teams that finished with identical records during the regular season, with the Lo-Ellen Park Knights matching up against St Benedict (Thu, Nov 4th, 4:30pm @ James Jerome).

Oct 29 - A total of twelve girls hockey teams clashed in the annual East/West Classic that was hosted Friday at Garson Arena, with the West coming away with a 26-16 victory overall. It was the third consecutive win for the West, represented this year by Sacré-Coeur, Lively, Macdonald Cartier, L'Horizon, Espanola and Chelmsford, over the East, represented by Bishop Carter, Lo-Ellen, Lasalle, Marymount, Champlain and St Benedict. Since the event began back in 2004, the West holds the overall edge with a 3-2-2 record.

Click here for a summary of game results

Oct 29 - Lockerby and Lo-Ellen were one-two in the overall aggregate standings at the NOSSA Cross Country Running Championships hosted earlier today at the Laurentian University trails. The Vikings finished with a total of 36 points as a one day total, eight better than the Knights, who tied for second with Superior Heights of the Soo.

Individual first place finishers from local area high schools were as follows: Tim Tinall (Lockerby, midget boys) and Emily Marcolini (St Benedict, junior girls) . Selected runners will now advanced to the OFSAA championships hosted in Etobicoke next Saturday.

Click here for a full slate of results

Oct 21 - St Charles and Lo-Ellen Park tangled in a much anticipated junior boys soccer final hosted yesterday at the James Jerome turf field. Both teams emerged from the regular season unscathed, posting a 4-0-1 record en route to the final. St Charles prevailed in the final 3-2 to take the Samuele Pisani Memorial trophy for the third time in the past four years.

Click here for Sudbury Star story on final - Click here for the championship records

Oct 20 - A field of 247 runners representing 15 area high schools participated in the SDSSAA Cross Country Running Championships hosted yesterday at the Laurentian University trails.

Lockerby and Lo-Ellen finished 1-2 in the overall aggregate standings, while Macdonald Cartier and St Benedict were 1-2 among "A" school aggregate totals. Selected runners now advance to the NOSSA championship to be hosted Friday, October 29th, also at Laurentian.

Click here for a full slate of results -

Click here for the xc championship records

Oct 15 - The march towards OFSAA wrestling begins Saturday, November 13th as the local season of competition gets underway with the Rookie-Open-Girls meet taking place at Es Macdonald Cartier. A total of seven preliminary meets will be hosted culminating with the Ron Preston City Championships on Wednesday, February 9th at Lockerby Composite. NOSSA will be hosted at Macdonald Cartier on Friday, February 18th followed by OFSAA March 2-4 at the Sudbury Community Arena.

Click here for a 2010-2011 Schedule

<< "Scene here" - 2010 NOSSA Boys Individual Champion Alex Watier of Lively District SS

Oct 4 - SDSSAA and NOSSA Golf were hosted on successive days at the Lively Golf and Country Club last Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

The NOSSA boys individual event finished in true major championship fashion, with a playoff hole needed to break a five-way tie in the final standings.

Click here for a full slate of SDSSAA results - Click here for NOSSA

Sep 30 - The massive Laurentian University Cross Country Invitational championship was hosted yesterday on the trails of the university. Some 62 elementary and secondary schools pariticipated, including over 1200 student-athletes from as far away as Timmins and Englehart.

Results are available by clicking here.

Sep 22 - UPDATE! With excessive amounts of standing water reported on the Lively Golf Course, the SDSSAA Golf Championships have been postponed and will be rescheduled for Wednesday, September 29th. The NOSSA Championship will follow one day later, Thursday, September 30th, also at the Lively Course.

Convener Kent Rendell releases the 2010 SDSSAA golf start list, involving some 100 golfers representing all 18-area high schools.

Click here for the start list (*revised Sep 24)

Sep 17 - A fall sport master schedule has been developed and may be accessed from the "Association Info" pull down menu above. Game changes will be updated in this summary as needed, and they will also be reflected on the official on-line results site for high school sports:

Let the games begin!

Sep 17 - A field of over 150 student-athletes representing sixteen different high schools participated in the first cross country running event of the season, the Lockerby Road Race hosted yesterday in the south end of the city.

The next event in the series is slated for Tuesday, September 21st at the Naughton Trails. Start time is 3pm.

Click here for a full slate of individual results

Aug 31 - SDSSAA Senior Boys Football coaches hunkered down Tuesday to eke out a 2010 schedule for the 9-team league. This year's schedule features Thursday afternoon games at selected school sites, Thursday night games hosted at Queen's Athletic Field, as well as Friday night double headers on the new turf field at Jame Jerome sports complex (formerly Lily Creek). Season opens Thursday, September 16th with Lively visiting St Benedict (4:30pm), followed by Confederation vs Lo-Ellen at Queen's (7:30pm).

Click here for the 2010 schedule - Click here for the football championship records

Aug 16 - SDSSAA Schools played a pivotal role in the vastly successful Ontario Summer Games hosted in Greater Sudbury Aug 10-13.

Close to 3500 athletes ranging in age from 12 to 21 participated and many of those enjoyed the following school venues: Lockerby (soccer and basketball), Lo-Ellen (basketball), St Benedict (basketball), Notre-Dame (basketball), St Charles (indoor volleyball), Macdonald Cartier (indoor volleyball), Es Hanmer (fencing), Confederation (baseball).

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Jul 5 - SDSSAA handbook and playing regulation updates are now complete and available for downloading/viewing. An adobe acrobat reader, at least version 5.0, is needed to view and/or print the file.

Click here for the full file - Click here for the updated pages only
Click on the flip calendar for our updated 2010-2011 event calendar