The Oakridge Oaks have repeated as TVDSB Baseball Champions. The Oaks also won the WOSSAA title and move on to the OFSAA Regional playoff in Windsor.
The Medway Girls Hockey Team finished the 2016-2017 season with an impressive run winning 25 straight games, including 12 league games, a TVDSB Championship, a WOSSAA Championship, and a OFSAA GOLD medal!
At the ‘AAA’ OFSAA tournament held in Mississauga, Medway put together six straight wins against some of the top girl’s hockey teams from across the province to win the Championship. Medway was tested early in the tournament with a few close games through the round robin and in the quarter final sudden death victory. On the final day of the OFSAA tournament Medway’s depth took control winning both the semi final and final in 5-1 dominating performances. Medway defeated last year’s gold medal team and this year’s number one seeded team, Lawrence Park, in the gold medal game.
The Banting Bronco Swim Team continued to “make waves” in the pool this year winning both the Mens’ and Womens’ Open Division Banners at OFSAA. This is Banting’s fourth OFSAA Championship banner in the past three years. Seventeen swimmers attended the two day meet in Windsor on March 7th and 8th. There were several outstanding swims including an OFSAA RECORD broken by Maggie MacNeil in the Womens’ Open 100 butterfly with a time of 59.35 adding to her recording setting swims at both TVRAA and WOSSA.
In the Women’s Open 100m freestyle, MacNeil came within 1/10 of a second of breaking a 30 year old OFSAA record with a time of 56.27, and she was also part of the 4×50 Womens’ Medley Relay team (along with Brigitte Ryan, Menley Langham and Ellie Wong) who earned OFSAA Gold with a time of (2:01.24). Aside from her gold medal in the relay, Langham also earned a Bronze medal for her 200IM in a time of 2:26.77 and had an impressive showing in her 200 free.
The Mens’ Open 4 x 50m Medley Relay team of David Hickey, Brandon Ryu, Sami Ferwati and Will Stewart repeated last years’ results by earning a Silver medal with a blazing swim of 1:51.77. Hickey went on to win gold in the Mens’ Open 100 backstroke with a personal best time of 58.90 and placed 5th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.14, while Ryu earned Bronze in the 50 fly (26.98)and Bronze in the 100 IM (1:03.25) High School Division.
Many of these swimmers are past or current members of LAC and their dedication to their sport was evident in their attitude and performances. The Banting Broncos also had a phenomenal showing at TVRAA in February with 43 students competing – some for the first time. These athletes won the Combined Open Division, and the team, overall, scored the most points in the meet. 38 swimmers then advanced to WOSSA and again won the Combined Open Division and as a team scored the most points overall.
The Banting Coaching staff feels incredibly privileged to work with such a fabulous and fun group of students.
Attention all basketball fans!
Tonight at HB Beal Secondary School, the best basketball players in London and St. Thomas will be playing in the Edmonds-Lodge All Star Game. The juniors play at 6:00 with the seniors tipping off at 7:30.
There will be a 3-point contest at halftime of both the junior and senior games and a dunk contest at halftime of the senior game as well.
DJ Higgy and DJ Jose will be on the turntables and world-renowned singer Denise Pelley will be singing the National Anthem.
Come on out as we celebrate the best basketball players in the region and be entertained not only by the game itself but my the music and the competitions.
Admission is a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society to help kids affected by cancer right here in London.
See you tonight!
All Star Program 2017 – Program – 2017 2
One female and male graduating student athlete from each TVRA school in London and Middlesex County have been nominated by their schools as their SPECTRA representative. SPECTRA is an acronym for Sportsmanship, Participation, Excellence, Character, Teamwork, Respect and Achievement. Nominees will be introduced at the London Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction on Monday, February 13 at the Metroland Media Agriplex at the Western Fair District. One male and female student athlete will also be presented as the winner of the Alex Kelman SPECTRA Award. Each schools nominee profile can be viewed on the London Sports Celebrity website. http://ldnsportsdinner.com/spectra-nominees
A number of girls all star basketball game were played to help celebrate the success of our high school athletes playing basketball this year. A special thank you to WCI and Saunders for hosting these games. East Captain and Veterans Game
Central – LDA – South Jr All Stars
Central – LDA – South Sr All Stars
The TVRA Ms Basketball Award was presented for the first time in Girls Basketball this year. Congratulations to all of our nominees. Winners are: Kendra Horlick (EESS), Kendra Malcolmson (MTS), Claire Litchfield (Lucas) and Katie Beaudry (LDSS)
The Fran Wigston award was also presented to Sarah Donovan (Lucas) and McKenna Deering (MTS)