Portokalis shot an even par round and proved to be a very formidable opponent at the TVRA Central Boys golf championship. Her round of 72 at Forest City National Golf Course was good for a 4 stoke victory over D’Arcy Panziera of CCH. Portokalis also led the Oaks to the team title and a 15 stoke victory over Catholic Central. Members of the Oaks also included Colin Warren (78), Calvin Norris (81) and Kevin Frehner (83).
In Boys Tri-County Golf action at St. Thomas Golf and Country Club, CECI won the boys title by 5 strokes with a team total of 233. Members of the team include; Brady Johnstone, Landon Johnstone, Satisha Tep-Chhun and Gavin Barnhouse.
The top 6 teams and best 4 individuals not on qualifying teams continue on to the WOSSAA Championships.
Aidan Smith of Lord Dorchester is the Tri-County Individual Boys Champion. Smith shot a one over par 73, which was good for a 4 shot victory over Landon Johnstone of CECI.
The West Elgin team of Owen Lunn, Josh McQuade, Connor Grexton and Gavin Lunn took home the Tri-County Boys B team championship with a team total 272, good enough for a 4 shot victory. Grexton also tied for the low round in B Flight.
Madeline Choi of WCI is this year’s Tri-County Girls champion after shooting 71 at Dorchester Golf Course. Choi won by three strokes over Felicia Moyer of EESS.
Lord Dorchester won the B Flight title with a score of 164. Team members were Jolin Payne, Marrisa Chesny, Amber Hexten and Alison Granger.
Marissa Chesny was low individual in B Flight in leading Dorchester to the team B Flight title
The Laurier Rams are TVDSB AAA Boys Champions after defeating the Clarke Road Trojans. Both teams continue play at WOSSAA on May 25.
The Oakridge Oaks defeated the Lucas Vikings in a close 3-2 championship TVDSB AAA Girls match. The Oaks also won the WOSSAA title and are now headed to OFSAA
The South Lions are TVDSB AA Boys Champions after defeating the Montcalm Cougars in the final match.
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.