Medway Girls’ Hockey Repeats OFSAA Gold!

After an amazing season last year, with Medway’s first ever OFSAA Gold Medal, the expectations for this season were very high.  The girls battled lots of injuries, sickness and other commitments to win 17 straight TVDSB league and playoff games, and then won the WOSSAA Gold Medal game advancing to their 5th straight OFSAA appearance.

Medway girls OFSAA team

At OFSAA, Medway finished pool play with 2 wins and a tie and advanced to the quarterfinal against the number two seeded Lawrence Park.  In the final minute of play, with the score tied at 2 and while playing shorthanded, Medway blocked a shot and raced the length of the ice to score the game winning goal.  Medway’s depth was then shown in winning the semi final 7-1.  In the OFSAA final, Medway played St. Maximilian Kolbe, a team they tied earlier in pool play.  Medway won 3-1 to win their 2nd straight Girls Hockey OFSAA Gold Medal, and 4th OFSAA medal in 5 years.

Medway girls OFSAA champs

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TVRA Hockey Champions for 2017-18

The Lucas Viking boys hockey team captured their third TVDSB title in the past four years. The Vikings went on to win the AAA WOSSAA championship and competed at OFSAA in St. Catherines. They lost 2-1 and 3-1 before winning their final game 3-1.

Lucas Hockey 2018 Champs Wossa

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TVRA coaches presented awards at OFSAA Girls’ Volleyball Banquet

Convenor Mike Darling of Oakridge, was honoured for his dedication to high school sport by OFSAA, in his role as convernor for the AAA Volleyball Championships being held in London this week. The entire OFSAA AAA Volleyball committee under Mike’s leadership has worked tirelessly over the past year in order to provide a first class experience for all players, coaches and fans who will attend the championship.

Michele Van Bargen of SDCI was also presented with the prestigious OFSAA Leadership in School Sport award in recognition of her years of leadership in the sport of Volleyball. Michele is a long-serving coach and convenor in girls volleyball and also has played a key role in the development of girls sports at the local, regional and provincial level. TVRA is very proud of the accomplishments of these two outstanding teacher-coaches.

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TVDSB Central and LDA Volleyball and Basketball Finals ready to begin

The TVDSB Central and LDA finals will be played over the next three days at Fanshawe College. TVRA would like to recognize and thank Fanshawe for their efforts in assisting to make our championship events memorable for all of our players who are participating. The schedule is as follows:

Fanshawe Game schedule (teams) Games are being held in the J Building.

There will be a $5 admission charge for all spectators. Parking is available by coin entry if arrival is before 5:00. Closest is lot 5 before 5:00 and lot 6 after 5:00. Please see the attached map for gym and parking locations. Fanshawe map

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Lucas Vikings presented with the OFSAA Sportsmanship award

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The  Lucas Senior Girls basketball team capped off a successful season with a Consolation Championship at OFSAA this past season.  After winning the AAA TVDSB Central Championship the girls defeated CCH in the AAA WOSSAA Final to advance to the Provincial Championships.  The team was ranked 14th going into the tournament and knocked off the #8 seed on the opening day in a double overtime thriller.  The girls went on to win 3 more games finishing the tournament with a 4-1 record and bringing home the Consolation championship.  In addition to this, the team was also presented with the tournament’s Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes the team that displays outstanding teamwork, positive attitude and respect for opponents.

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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.  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1arCd78ZATW_nktTzuCBH2rX0Ir53X7-l?usp=sharing

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.

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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

 

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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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