Waterloo Region Athletes Successful at OFSAA
April 1st, 2016
Waterloo Region students had great results competing at OFSAA, taking on teams from across the province, earning their places in medal qualifying games and reaching the podium.
SJAM senior boys’ basketball won their first three games in Windsor, finishing at 69-64 versus Sir Allan McNab, 64-44 against London Beal, and 59-57 against Vaughn. They lost 55-26 against Toronto Oakwood, losing their shot at silver and pitting them against St. Michael’s for a chance at bronze. The Highlanders were defeated by St. Michael’s with a final score of 62-38 on Wednesday, but still came home with an outstanding OFSAA record.
The Grand River Renegades boys’ hockey team started out strong, annihilating Michael Power 7-3 in their first game and taking down St. Anne’s in game 2. The Renegades lost their first game of the entire season to St. Mary’s also with a score of 7-3, this time against them, but still moved on to play the Peterborough St. Petes on Wednesday afternoon, a game they needed to win in order to advance to the semi-finals. Tied 2-2 at the end of the 3rd period, the game moved into a 10-minute sudden death overtime where the St. Pete’s scored five minutes in, ending the game 3-2 and taking the Renegades out of the running for the semi-finals. Although the Renegades came home without a medal, they still hold the WCSSAA and CWOSSA championship titles for 2016.
KCI swimmer, Nick Pflug, won the top prize twice this week as he claimed the gold medal in the men’s age 15 and over 50m freestyle on Tuesday afternoon in Windsor, as well as gold in the men’s age 15 and over 100m freestyle. The fifth year swimmer had stated in a recent interview that he was hoping to medal in Windsor, given that this will be his last year competing with KCI, and two first place finishes is undeniably a great way to end the season.
An overall success for WRDSB schools once again. Congratulations to all OFSAA competitors!