The WCSSAA Scholarship was formulated to recognize outstanding contributions to school and community by both male and female graduating student athletes, who are enrolling in post-secondary education in a Physical Education related course. Each year there will be one (1) Male and one (1) Female award, subject to suitable applications.
Applications are Due Wednesday May 15, 2019
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WCSSAA Girls Volleyball Championship
Tuesday February 19
Sir John A Macdonald SS
Sir John A Macdonald SS vs Waterloo CI
Senior to follow
Cameron Heights CI vs Forest Heights CI
Congratulations to the Jacob Hespeler Hawks who on Wednesday November 28 won the OFSAA Central Bowl by defeating the Gananoque Trojans 48-0. Joel Watson was 9 of 15 passing for 129 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also had 4 carries for 59 yards and 1 touchdown. Xavier Pineda had 13 carries for 111 yards, 2 receptions for 45 yards and 3 touchdowns. Alex Harman and Austin Dubois each had one touchdown. On defence Connor Martinez had 10 tackles, 1 fumble recovery and 1 interception. Owen McDonald had 8 tackles and Logan Hall 1 interception.
The WCSSAA Girls Slo Pitch tournament begins Monday June 11 at RIM Park in Waterloo. The top eight teams from league play will start pool play at 9am with the top two teams from each pool playing in the semi finals at 2:30pm. The Championship game will be Wedensday June 13 at Peter Hallman ball diamonds beginning at 3pm. Click here for a complete schedule.
The WCSSAA Boys Slo Pitch tournament begins tomorrow June 7 at RIM Park in Waterloo. The top eight teams from league play will start pool play at 9am with the top two teams from each pool playing in the semi finals at 2:30pm. The Championship game will be Tuesday June 12 at Peter Hallman ball diamonds beginning at 3pm. Click here for a complete schedule.
Bluevale and Southwood finished the regular season undefeated. The game between them ended in a tie so Bluevale took the number 1 seed based on their lower goals against during the season. The quarter finals are Thursday October 12 at Woodside Park in Kitchener. The match ups are CHCI vs BCI, FHCI vs SSS, EDSS vs WCI and KCI vs SJAM.
The standings for all sports are now posted. As they are received from the convenors they will be updated.
All schedules for fall sports are now posted in print format. During the next few days the web versions of the schedules will be available.
With the end of the school year almost here, high school sports are drawing to a close for the year, and OFSAA championships are wrapping up.
The WCI Vikings boys’ rugby team made it all the way to the OFSAA quarterfinals the other week where they, unfortunately, lost 10-3.
The 2016 WCSSAA soccer champions, the Grand River girls’ soccer team won bronze at OFSAA this year, making it a memorable end to coach Brian Millar’s final coaching season.
This past weekend in Windsor were the 2016 OFSAA track and field championships. There was some tough competition, but even competing against schools from all across Ontario, WRDSB students held their own with dozens of the region’s students placing in the top five in a wide array of events.
Huron Heights had an incredible few days in Windsor, particularly grade ten student Tyra Boug. Competing in three track events as well as the junior girls’ 4x100m relay, she took home two gold medals and a silver. Tyra placed first in both the junior girls’ 200m dash and the junior girls’ 80m hurdles, and she finished in second place for the junior girls’ 300m hurdles. The Huskies junior girls’ relay team with runners Tyra Boug, Denisa Ratiu, Zoe Janakovic, and Lauren Frey, finished in fifth place.
Preston’s Isaac Mapp had an incredible end to the season at OFSAA as well. Isaac won silver in both the junior men’s long jump and junior men’s triple jump. Also from Preston, Caleb Main finished second for the 2000m open steeplechase, taking home a silver medal.
Cameron Heights students also made their mark in Windsor with plenty of top five finishes all around. Kenny Siharath placed first in senior men’s long jump and first in senior men’s triple jump, as well as being part of the bronze medal relay team. Tamara Grahovac came in second for junior girls’ long jump. Tomi Bamigbade finished second in the junior girls’ 80m hurdles. Andrew Shepherd won silver in the senior boys’ 3000m race.
Mackenzie Morgan and Emily Smith (KCI) both took home fourth place in their events, Mackenzie in the junior girls’ 800m and Emily in midget girls’ high jump. Emily also placed eighth in the midget girls’ pole vault competition.
Jacob Hespeler’s Seth Robertson finished fourth in the midget men’s 100m hurdles. Fellow JHSS student Thomas Weigl broke the WCSSAA record for senior men’s pole vault earlier this year and proceeded to win gold at OFSAA. Connor Sniatenchuk from Waterloo-Oxford came in third for midget boys’ pole vault.
From Glenview Park, Walter Le came in second for midget men’s triple jump, while Shahmir Khan, also from GPSS, won Bronze in junior men’s long jump.
It has been an amazing final season of the school year for high school athletics. Congratulations to all OFSAA qualifiers, competitors and champions!
By Gabby Crowley
It’s been another amazing year for Grand River legend Brian Millar after coaching yet another OFSAA qualifying boys’ hockey team and a final WCSSAA champions girls’ soccer team in his final year before retirement.
Having taught and coached at Grand River for 34 years, Mr Millar is also the school’s athletic director. He has now coached over a thousand high school games and holds sixteen WCSSAA titles in both hockey and soccer.
In March of this year, he led the Grand River Renegades boys’ hockey team to his tenth OFSAA appearance and has taken home two bronze medals in the past, as well. Just this past month, the GRCI girls’ soccer team won the WCSSAA championships and qualified for OFSAA in June.
Having coached soccer, hockey and cross country, Millar says that he has many great coaching memories, but does not have a particular favourite moment or a sport to coach, although hockey does rank high at the top of the list.
“I do enjoy coaching hockey during a game more since I can be more of an influence as a coach when the game is being played. The majority of soccer coaching is done in practice. You can have some influence during the game but not as quickly as in hockey.”
After so many years of coaching, there are many things to miss. “I suppose the biggest thing will be engaging with students. Rather than just getting to know the students in the classroom or gym its great to coach and be around the students on the ice rink, field or cross country trails. Celebrating their successes and being there in defeat.”
After successful final seasons for both boys’ hockey and girls’ soccer, both teams winning the WCSSAA finals and moving on to OFSAA, Millar will retire at the end of June, but says that he plans to come back to help coach for Grand River teams in the future.
By Gabby Crowley