TVRA Individual Football Award presented

At the recent United Way football awards ceremony, a number of individual football awards were presented.

The Varsity Football Lineman of the year was presented to Adam Potts of Montcalm

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and Bryce Prust of CASS was selected as the Varsity Player of the Year

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The Dr. Jim Allen Most Outstanding Lineman

Nominees from the LDA conference were; Lucas DiCicco – CCH,  Matt Coddington – JPII,  Logan Henriquez – MTS,  Zachary Fry – RMC,  Matt Berezoski – SJSS,  and Mike Chevers – STA.

From the TVDSB Central conference, nominees were; Rhys Tucker – Banting,  David Legg – PCI,  Matt Caruso – Oakridge,  Trevin Johnston – EESS,  Allistair McLauhlin – Medway,  Nabil Farhat – Laurier,  Joel Stenning – South,  Jayden Corbett – Beal,  Mike Pacifico – Lucas and Connor Shoebottom – CRSS.

Zachary Fry – RMC and Joel Stenning – South were presented with this award.

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The Anderson Award – presented to the gr 11 or 12 player best combining football with academics and community

Central nominees included; Colton Tompkins – Medway,  Ethan Martin – South,  Kurt Nielson – Beal,  Craig Coleman – PCI and John Pantazapoulos – Banting.

LDA nominees were: Anthony Cimino – CCH,  Tyler Kunkel – HCSS,  Justin Kariuki – MTS,  Ashton Patrick – RMC,  Bruce Maas – SAB,   Alex Craig – SJSS and Tyler Tisdelle – STA.

Winners of the 2017 Anderson were Ethan Martin – South and Anthony Cimino of CCH.

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The Bob Gooder Award – presented to the overall most valuable player in the league

LDA nominees; Daniel Johnson – CCH,   Ben Regier – MTS,  Max Nixon – RMC,  Adam Riquinha – SAB,  Willy Mboka – SJSS  and Josh Walker – STA.

Central nominees; Trevor Simms – Medway,  Dante Nicholls – Laurier,  Tazie Vang Bell – CRSS,   Ethan Martin – South,  Ryan More – Lucas and   Joseph Varfee – Beal

The Gooder went to Daniel Johnson of CCH and Ethan Martin of South. In 2016, Ethan became the first TVRA football player to win both the Anderson and Gooder in the same year. To win both of these awards for the second year in a row is a testament to his outstanding abilities on the football field as well as in his school community.

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Football Team Awards Presented at United Way Ceremony

The United Way Football Awards Ceremony was recently held at Central S. S. Team awards as well as many individual awards were presented at this event. More pictures of the ceremony can be found on the following link.

The highlight of the Football Awards Ceremony is always the cheque presentation from LDCSB and TVDSB schools, representing funds raised for the United Way at the “Red Feather” football tournament. This year, schools generated a total of $38,604 through various fundraising initiatives. Team members of CCH and South presented the cheque to the United Way.

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The RMC Titans were presented the “Casburn Award” as determined by the London Referees Association. This award goes to the football program that plays hard, plays within the rules and shows great sportsmanship at all times.

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The St. Thomas Aquinas Flames were presented the London Free Press United Way trophy, given to the top team based on evaluation of their play during the United Way Tournament.

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The United Way Spirit trophy was presented to the Strathroy Saints. This award is presented by United Way to the school that best demonstrates their support to United Way, both on and off the field.

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Fran Wigston Girls’ Basketball Awards

The Fran Wigston girls’ basketball award is presented to the top Grade 12 (year 4) basketball player in the LDA and Central Conferences. This award also takes into consideration academic and community involvement.

Nominees from LDA were Renee Rombough – CCH,   Olivia Vandenbelt – SAB  and Rylie Grogan – MTS.

Nominess from Central were Alex Corrin – Oakridge and Julia Brunet – Medway.

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Wigston winners are Julia Brunet – Medway and Rylie Grogan – MTS. The awards were presented by Fran Wigston-Eberhard.


TVRA Ms Basketball Awards

The TVRA Ms Basketball Awards were presented at each of the All Star Games. The Ms Basketball Award recognizes the top player in each of the four TVRA Conferences.

The East division “Ms. Basketball” award for 2017 was presented at a later date to Kennedy Heggie from College Ave. S.S

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Nominees from the LDA conference were Alison Cotton – MTS,   Beth Minielly – RMC,  Joy Simpson – RMC, Olivia Vandenbelt – SAB.

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LDA Ms Basketball – Beth Minielly of RMC

Nominees from the Central Conference were Trinity Papmandjarou – NMDHS,  Avery Thomas – Lucas,  Nicole Venhuizen – Oakridge and Bre Pillon – Medway.

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TVDSB Central Ms Basketball – Trinity Papmandjarou of NMDHS



TVRA East Girls’ Basketball Veteran’s Game

TVRA East – Girls Captains/Veterans All-Star Basketball Game

On the evening of Thursday November 30th, WCI hosted the East division Girls Captains/Veterans Game to celebrate a very successful season.  This year’s game consisted of the junior and senior players competing in a combined game.  

As per tradition, City took on the County in a spirited affair.  The City handily defeated the County 61-35.  There was a junior and senior MVP rewarded at the conclusion of the game. 

Senior City MVP – Allison Couwenberg (CASS):  9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists

Junior City MVP – Brianne Kunderman (CASS):  11 points, 9 rebounds

Senior County MVP – Tori Cole (Glendale):  5 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Junior County MVP – Sarena Beaudry:  8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals 

Proceeds raised at the game went towards the WCI – Operation Sharing / CAS Food/Gift Drive.  $500 will be donated to assist Oxford County families over the holidays.

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TVRA Central/LDA Girls’ Basketball All Star Game 2017

The TVRA All Star Girls’ Basketball game was held Tuesday December 5th at Saunders Secondary School.

There was an opportunity to donate to the Leslie Petter UWO Women’s Basketball Scholarship Fund and a great night was had by all to celebrate High School Girls Basketball in TVRA.

Program: Girls Bball All Star Program 2017

Junior Teams:

LDA All Stars

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Central All Stars

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Senior Girls All Stars

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WCI Jr Girls Basketball team completes outstanding season with TVDSB and WOSSAA titles

The junior girls basketball team from WCI had unbelievable season, winning the TVRA Southeast division with a 10-1 record, a TVRA “A” championship, and a WOSSAA “A” gold medal.  The Lady Devils took down Dorchester 32-12 in the TVRA final and defeated Holy Cross 32-22 in the WOSSAA gold medal game.  This is the first gold medal in over a decade for the WCI junior girls.

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The Junior Parkside Stampeders are Football Champions

For the first time in TVDSB Junior Central Football history, two teams from the traditional South East Conference played for the TVDSB Central title. The Parkside Stampeders defeated the East Elgin Eagles by the score of 25-6. The atmosphere was electric as the game was played at East Elgin in front of a large crowd.

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The Stampeders then defeated CCH, 35-7 in a game played at Waterhouse stadium. This is also the first WOSSAA title for Parkside football. Congratulations to all of our TVRA Football teams on an exciting season.

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TVRA All Star Boys’ Volleyball game

The TVRA Boys’ All Star Volleyball game will be held on Tuesday, November 28 at JPII, and will showcase players from all three TVRA conferences.

The TVRA Al Coulter/Mr. Volleyball awards will be presented as well.

The game will begin at 7:00pm. Admission is Free.

See attached rosters and information regarding the match. All-Star Game TVRA Flyer 2017


Richard Mommersteeg of SJSS is “Coach of the Year”

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At the London Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies, Richard Mommersteeg, a long time coach and educator at St. Joes High School was presented with the Spirit of Sport, Secondary Schools coach of the year award. Mommersteeg has taught Math and Physical Education for 31 years and has served as the schools Athletic Director and Physical Education Department Head for the past 20 years. He has also coached basketball, soccer, volleyball, hockey and golf. His teams have competed in 18 different OFSAA championships, winning three gold, three silver and four bronze medals in boys’ basketball and girls’ soccer.