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QE splits two games at EOSSAA single-A basketball  March 1st, 2016
Mother Nature was not in the corner of the Queen Elizabeth Raiders. Normally, after winning a game at the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association single-A basketball tournament, a team is guaranteed a spot in the semifinals. Not so this year, when weather played havoc with... [Read More]
KC downs Frontenac in EOSSAA basketball final  March 1st, 2016
Sayre Powers scored 16 points Tuesday afternoon as the Kingston Blues defeated the Frontenac Falcons 50-47 in the championship game of the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior AA basketball tournament in Brockville. KC was unbeaten in four games of the six-team... [Read More]
High school volleyball matches tonight at Regi  March 1st, 2016
Regiopolis Notre Dame will be the site of the annual Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association girls volleyball all-star matches Tuesday night. For purposes of the competition, schools in the association have been split, roughly according to those within the city and those on the... [Read More]
EOSSAA will try again to play basketball Tuesday  March 1st, 2016
The Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior basketball tournaments will conclude Tuesday—one way or another. The double-A and single-A events, both being played in Brockville, were postponed yet again Monday, apparently due to inclement weather. The AA... [Read More]
Falcons win two at EOSSAA basketball  February 26th, 2016
Frontenac Falcons won both of their games to advance to the semifinals of the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior AA basketball tournament Friday in Brockville. That doesn’t mean they played that well. “We were just lethargic,” Falcons coach Suche... [Read More]
Single-A EOSSAA basketball tournament postponed to Monday  February 25th, 2016
Poor weather has forced postponement the start of the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association single-A basketball tournament in Brockville today. The tournament, where six teams—including the Queen Elizabeth Raiders—will contest a spot in the provincial... [Read More]
KC, Frontenac, QE begin play Thursday at EOSSA basketball  February 24th, 2016
Two teams from Kingston are the top seeds for the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior double-A basketball championship tournament, a two-day event that begins Thursday in Brockville. Frontenac Falcons, the Kingston area champions, are the No. 1 seed at the six-team... [Read More]
Sydenham upsets Regi to capture KASSAA girls volleyball title  February 21st, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There was a very pragmatic reason why the Sydenham Golden Eagles declared themselves a triple-A team for purposes of girls volleyball playoffs beyond the Kingston area. Last year, the trip to the double-A OFSAA tournament in Dryden almost broke the bank, and this... [Read More]
Falcons capture senior basketball title  February 21st, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Suche James said his players were so calm at the start of Sunday’s high school senior basketball championship game, it was as if they didn’t realize they’d fallen behind 9-0. They knew. “Looking up there, it was pretty dismal,” Falcons... [Read More]
Falcons 51 Crusaders 46  February 21st, 2016
Frontenac     fg         ft         pts Halladay         2          2-2     ... [Read More]
Falcons upset Blues, will meet Holy Cross in basketball final  February 18th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY You almost had to be there. Otherwise, it’s likely difficult to understand how a senior boys high school basketball team could go into a semifinal game and score just seven two-point field goals—and still win it. That’s what the Frontenac Falcons did... [Read More]
Panthers, Eagles will meet to determine volleyball title  February 18th, 2016
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers will face the Sydenham Golden Eagles in the championship high school senior girls volleyball match Sunday night. The Panthers were 3-0 winners Thursday over the Kingston Blues in one Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association semifinal, while Sydenham... [Read More]
Regi, Sydenham to host volleyball semifinals  February 18th, 2016
Regular-season champion Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers and runner-up Sydenham Golden Eagles will host the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls volleyball semifinals Thursday. Each team posted a straight-sets victory in quarter-final play Wednesday, the Panthers... [Read More]
Panthers post upset at Sydenham; Blues, Falcons and Crusaders advance  February 17th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Too many times this year, the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers have found themselves at a crossroads in a game, and taken the wrong turn. Wednesday afternoon in Sydenham, they stayed on the right path. Though the Panthers watched the host Golden Eagles erase an early... [Read More]
Storm postpones opening round of high school playoffs  February 16th, 2016
Inclement weather has pushed back the start of high school basketball, volleyball and hockey playoffs. As a result of snow fall overnight, school buses serving schools in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association have been cancelled Tuesday. As a result, all basketball and... [Read More]
High school basketball playoffs begin Tuesday  February 16th, 2016
Basketball playoffs begin Tuesday in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association. A day-long basketball festival begins in the Queen’s University Athletics and Recreation Centre, where the Kingston Blues will play the Queen Elizabeth Raiders at 2:30 p.m. During the regular... [Read More]
Lancers post second-straight upset victory  February 11th, 2016
Despite a valiant late-season push, the Loyalist Lancers weren’t able to improve their playoff lot on the final day of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls volleyball season. The Lancers went into the day 7-4, part of a tie for fifth place with the... [Read More]
Regi heads into basketball playoffs on heels of decisive win  February 11th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It took a while for Jacob Gosselin to get used to his new team. It took some time for his new teammates to get used to him. Now that the compatibility issues appear to be nicely resolved, the rest of the league might have to re-think how to deal with the Regiopolis Notre... [Read More]
Girls volleyball playoff picture remains fuzzy  February 10th, 2016
Marie-Rivier Dragons enhanced their playoff hopes Tuesday, with a 3-1 high school senior girls volleyball win over the Bayridge Blazers. The result was a bit of an upset, in that Bayridge, having won six of its previous seven matches, began the day 6-4, two games better than the Dragons, who... [Read More]
Falcons whip struggling Panthers  February 10th, 2016
In just a week, high school basketball playoffs will begin. From the look of the Frontenac Falcons and Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers Tuesday afternoon, they’ll need every minute between now and then to get ready for them. Of course, these were two teams that were playing their first... [Read More]
Tyler Bark has come a long way, with a long way to go  February 8th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY He’s a driven young man. He wants to study at Queen’s University. He wants to play basketball at the intercollegiate level. Joanna Belfer has some advice for anyone who doubts Tyler Bark’s ability to achieve those lofty goals: Don’t bet against... [Read More]
Falcons win battle for third place over Sydenham  January 22nd, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It’s been missing for most of the month, but Friday afternoon the Frontenac Falcons rediscovered their trademark pressure defence—and the Sydenham Golden Eagles were no match for it. A withering full-court attack had the Eagles on their heels from the opening... [Read More]
Senior girls volleyball playoff picture taking shape  January 22nd, 2016
Sydenham Golden Eagles rallied nicely from their first defeat of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association season Thursday, defeating the Frontenac Falcons 3-1 in a match played in Sydenham. Unfortunately for the Eagles, they remain second in the league standings, after the... [Read More]
Holy Cross, KC continue winning ways  January 21st, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY If only, Geoff Stewart lamented Thursday, the games weren’t quite so long. “If the game of basketball was a 24-minute game, we would be fairly competitive,” the coach of the senior Bayridge Blazers postulated, with chagrin. In their game with the... [Read More]
Falcons alumni game to support youth mental health services  January 21st, 2016
Frontenac Secondary School will hold its second annual alumni basketball game in support of youth mental health services Friday at 7 p.m. The game will be played as the final contest of a tripleheader that will begin at 3:30 with the regularly scheduled Kingston Area Secondary Schools... [Read More]
Alumni return for final game  January 20th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY For Sean Deasy, one memory of the gymnasium at Queen Elizabeth Collegiate that remains vivid involves not something he did in it, but being excluded from it. “One time, I had to stand outside the principal’s door for a week’s worth of phys-ed... [Read More]
Raiders bow to Napanee in final game at QE  January 20th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was, undoubtedly, more bitter than sweet. The home team didn’t win the last senior boys basketball game to be played in the gymnasium at Queen Elizabeth Collegiate. A member of the home team didn’t score the final basket in the nameless gym that has been... [Read More]
Crusaders prevail over KC in battle of the undefeated  January 19th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Three-quarters of the way through the high school basketball season, teams are starting to exhibit particular characteristics. Take the Kingston Blues for example, who fell 11 points behind the Holy Cross Crusaders in the first quarter of Tuesday’s clash of... [Read More]
Crusaders humble Regi in Memorial basketball game  January 14th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY In their manhandling of the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers Thursday night, the Holy Cross Crusaders got a couple of particularly inspiring performances. One came from a source you might expect: Luciano Troiano, a second-year senior who is one of the more gifted players in... [Read More]
Volleyball Panthers put first loss behind them  January 14th, 2016
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers rebounded nicely from their first defeat of the season with a 3-1 win over the Holy Cross Crusaders Thursday in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls volleyball match at Holy Cross. After dropping a 3-1 decision Tuesday to the... [Read More]
Blues hand Regi its first loss of the season  January 12th, 2016
Kingston Blues withstood a furious comeback attempt by the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers Tuesday afternoon as they handed Regi its first loss of the high school senior girls volleyball season, 3-1, at Regi. The Blues, who won the first two sets of the match, 28-26 and 25-18, dropped the... [Read More]
Regi suffers first defeat at the hands of league-leading Blues  January 12th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY As he left the Kingston Collegiate gym Tuesday afternoon, Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers coach Ed Kenney paused by the soda machine in the corridor, but he didn’t find what he was looking for. Which was? “Something to take the taste out of my mouth,” he... [Read More]
Top teams all win in senior girls volleyball play  January 7th, 2016
Kingston Blues rode the strong serving and setting of Maddie Love to a 3-0 home-court victory Thursday over the Frontenac Falcons in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls volleyball match. Gabby Anagnostopoulos led the KC attack with 12 kills as the Blues won... [Read More]
Blues prevail in defensive struggle at Frontenac  January 7th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY From a spectator’s point of view, it was a terrific senior boys high school basketball game. There were athletic plays at both ends of the floor and scrappy rebounding in a contest where each team made enough mistakes to keep things interesting, while they both played... [Read More]
Stirring comeback gives Dragons volleyball win over Napanee  January 6th, 2016
Marie-Rivier Dragons overcame a two-set deficit Tuesday to post a 3-2 victory over the Napanee Golden Hawks as the high school senior girls volleyball season began its post-Christmas segment at Marie-Rivier. The win enabled the Dragons, 3-3, to move two points ahead of both La Salle and... [Read More]
Crusaders hand Frontenac its first loss of the season  January 5th, 2016
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Some wondered how the guards of the Holy Cross Crusaders would deal with the up-tempo game they would surely face Tuesday against the undefeated Frontenac Falcons. Turns out, they did just fine. “Our guards did a really good job of bringing the ball up the floor,... [Read More]
KASSAA season resumes with two key basketball games  January 4th, 2016
Two important games are on the docket Tuesday when the high school senior boys basketball season begins its second session. At Holy Cross Secondary School, the Frontenac Falcons, who share the league lead at 4-0, will visit the Holy Cross Crusaders, also undefeated at 2-0, in a game that... [Read More]
Jordan Carr thrives with change of scenery  December 29th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Nobody expected to see him when the Bayridge Blazers announced tryouts for senior boys basketball in the fall. “He just showed up,” Blazers coach Geoff Stewart said. Halfway through the high school season, Jordan Carr remained the third or fourth man off the... [Read More]
Gryphons get first win in senior girls volleyball play  December 17th, 2015
Frontenac Falcons moved into a second-place tie in Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls volleyball play Thursday with a 3-2 home-court win over the Loyalist Lancers. It was the fourth win without defeat in conference play this year for the Falcons, one of three... [Read More]
Blues overcome problem of the slow start  December 17th, 2015
From each of the four games they’ve played this year, the Kingston Blues emerged with the victory. They haven’t, however, always started well. Thursday they did. Playing solidly in all facets of the game from the opening tip, the Blues took a 16-point lead into halftime and they... [Read More]
Height mismatch favours Holy Cross in win at QE  December 16th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY For the Holy Cross Crusaders, this season will be all about the mismatch. Wednesday, in the only Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys basketball game of the day, the mismatch was clearly in their favour, as the Crusaders defeated the Queen... [Read More]
Blazers no match for three-point barrage  December 15th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY No, Suche James said, that’s not the way the Frontenac Falcons are supposed to win basketball games. “That’s not the intention,” the Falcons coach said, after his team, treating the paint like it was quicksand, nonetheless defeated the Bayridge... [Read More]
Sydenham wins battle of undefeated volleyball teams  December 11th, 2015
Sydenham Golden Eagles claimed sole possession of first place Thursday afternoon, with a 3-0 win over the previously unbeaten Kingston Blues in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls volleyball match. Playing at home, the Golden Eagles improved to 4-0, while the... [Read More]
Blues come alive in fourth quarter  December 10th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Three quarters into their basketball game Thursday, the Kingston Blues were in desperate need of a catalyst, some sort of spark to snap them out of the doldrums that had them trailing with just one period to go. They found it, right under their nose. It was on their bench... [Read More]
Dragons gain second-straight win  December 8th, 2015
Strong serving performances by Zara Quinton and Kayla Chartrand led the Marie-Rivier Dragons to their second high school senior girls volleyball victory in a row Tuesday afternoon, 3-0 over the La Salle Black Knights. The Dragons, 2-1, won the match 25-17, 25-19, 25-7. Middle blocker Megan... [Read More]
Two lengthy runs boost Regi past La Salle  December 8th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Basketball season seems to start early at some schools. When fall sports extend themselves into deep playoff runs, sometimes coaches of the winter sports find themselves playing games a little sooner than they’d prefer. Take the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers, for... [Read More]
Regi begins volleyball title defence with victory  December 3rd, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers began defence of their high school senior girls volleyball title with a straight sets victory over the Ernestown Eagles Thursday afternoon in Odessa. The Panthers swept the match 25-21, 25-16, 25-18. Left sides Hailey Wolfgram, Logan Rooks and Emma Maclean... [Read More]
Reluctant player comes through for Golden Eagles  December 3rd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Aadan Kempe won his first basketball game Thursday. Ever. And he wasn’t just there, basking among teammates after the game, celebrating success vicariously, from the sideline. “He was the motor today, that’s for sure,” Sydenham Golden Eagles coach... [Read More]
Falcons humbled in OFSAA Bowl football game  December 2nd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY HAMILTON, Dec. 12—When you lose a football game by more than 50 points, there really aren’t many places to hide your transgressions. And in the case of the dismantling the Frontenac Falcons received Wednesday in the National Capital Bowl, there was really no... [Read More]
W.F. Herman 56 Frontenac 3  December 2nd, 2015
First Quarter FSS—FG, Halladay 31 8:59 Second Quarter Her—TD, Beale 1 reun (Goertzen convert) 0:12 Her—TD, Jackson 38 run (Goertzen convert) 1:28 Her—Single, Seguin 62 punt 4:50 Her—TD, Holmes 19 pass from Beale (Goertzen convert) 7:55 Her—TD,... [Read More]
Frontenac in tough for OFSAA bowl match  December 1st, 2015
Two of the most successful high school football programs in the province will put their current editions on the field Wednesday in one of the nine Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAA bowl games in Hamilton. The Eastern Ontario champion Frontenac Secondary School Falcons... [Read More]
Rideau Lions capture OFSAA bronze  November 28th, 2015
Rideau District Lions went a long way to face a familiar opponent in the bronze medal game of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls A basketball championship Saturday afternoon in Windsor. The outcome was familiar, too. As they did in the Eastern Ontario final, the... [Read More]
Regi loses twice on final day of OFSAA  November 28th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers lost just two senior boys volleyball matches all season. Unfortunately, they both came on the final day at OFSAA. Losers of just two sets in 19 league and playoff matches going into the semifinals of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAA... [Read More]
Title defence continues for Panthers  November 27th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers have reached the semifinals at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAA boys volleyball championship tournament in Windsor, after they defeated Louis-Riel of Gloucester in straight sets in a quarter-final match Friday night. The Panthers,... [Read More]
Rideau advances to OFSAA basketball semifinals; La Salle ousted  November 27th, 2015
Rideau District Lions will play in the semifinals tomorrow, but the La Salle Black Knights are coming home from their Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls basketball championship. The Lions needed overtime to dispose of Timmins O’Gorman, 54-49, in a quarter-final at... [Read More]
Regi, KC advance to OFSAA volleyball quarter-finals  November 27th, 2015
Defending champion Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers begin their bid to retain that Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AAA volleyball title Friday night in a quarter-final match with Louis Riel of Gloucester. The Panthers, seeded ninth, finished the preliminary round of the... [Read More]
La Salle, Rideau reach OFSAA quarter-finals  November 27th, 2015
Two Kingston-area teams have reached the quarter-finals of their respective provincial girls high school basketball championship tournaments, but for the Holy Cross Crusaders, the quest for an Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations title ended Friday. The Rideau District Lions... [Read More]
Regi, KC each win twice at OFSAA boys volleyball  November 26th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers and Kingston Blues each posted a pair of victories Thursday on the opening day of their respective Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys volleyball championships. At the AAA tournament in Windsor, Regi, the defending OFSAA champion and No. 9... [Read More]
Two local teams winners on first day of OFSAA girls basketball  November 26th, 2015
Two of the three Kingston-area teams won their games on the opening day of Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls basketball championship tournaments Thursday. At the AAA competition in Windsor, the Holy Cross Crusaders held off a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Sarnia... [Read More]
Shot clocks coming to KASSAA basketball  November 24th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Like the shopper who’s discovered online commerce just in time for Cyber Monday, or the chap who finally decided to get his first cell phone, high school basketball in Ontario has joined the 21st century. When the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association... [Read More]
Six local teams ready to contest OFSAA championships  November 24th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY They’ve been to the last 10 provincial championship tournaments. They’ve won a medal at each one. They have won four Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations championships in the last 13 years, and they are the defending champions. In the last two... [Read More]
Regi's Branna MacDougall bound for Iowa State University  November 22nd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Sisters know. That’s why, when Branna MacDougall was agonizing over whose tempting scholarship offer she should accept, she wasn’t about to dismiss a candid observation from her kid sister, Brogan. “She said, ‘I don’t want to spoil your... [Read More]
Dragons reach EOSSAA single-A final  November 20th, 2015
Marie-Rivier Dragons capped a successful season by reaching the final of the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys single-A volleyball tournament Thursday in Renfrew. The Dragons, whose 6-5 season in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association... [Read More]
KC advances to OFSAA AA volleyball tournament  November 19th, 2015
Kingston Blues are bound for the provincial boys AA volleyball championship in Kenora, after they emerged from the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association tournament Thursday in Brockville. The Blues defeated L’Escale of Rockland, the defending eastern Ontario champion... [Read More]
Crusaders capture senior girls basketball crown  November 16th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Not having a young woman who has been called the best university recruit in Canada in the lineup might have been all anybody had to know about the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers’ defeat Monday night in the high school senior girls basketball final. Panthers coach... [Read More]
Holy Cross 30 Regi 23  November 16th, 2015
Holy Cross    fg         ft         pts Besselink        3          0-0     ... [Read More]
Regi captures 11th straight senior boys volleyball title  November 15th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There’s a magical appeal to the tale of the underdog, who rises to capture a moment in an athletic competition that people just didn’t foresee. Yeah, well, if you’re talking about a volleyball championship match and the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers are... [Read More]
Holy Cross 31 Frontenac 7  November 14th, 2015
First Quarter HCr—TD, Bailey 1 run (O’Brien convert) 2:48 HCr—TD, Bailey 3 run (O’Brien convert) 7:14 Second Quarter No scoring. Third Quarter HCr—TD, Furlan 11 run (O’Brien convert) 2:54 Fourth Quarter HCr—FG, O’Brien 30... [Read More]
Falcons capture AAA football championship  November 14th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY If the guy’s own quarterback doesn’t know what’s going to happen, what hope can an opponent possibly have? “What can I say?” Frontenac Falcons quarterback Brendan Steele said of Harry Robinson, not long after his tailback clinched a 35-14... [Read More]
Frontenac 35 Regi 14  November 14th, 2015
First Quarter No scoring. Second Quarter FSS—TD, Dennee 5 pass from Steele (two-point convert fails) 6:42 Regi—TD, M.Downer 83 pass from Auty (Rego convert) 7:53 Third Quarter FSS—TD, Foley 11 pass from Steele (Halladay convert) 2:20 FSS—TD, Magee 5 pass from... [Read More]
The case of the mysterious scoreboard  November 14th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY BROCKVILLE, Nov. 13—It was very strange. It caused some consternation. In retrospect, it’s certainly embarrassing. One day, it might even be funny. After all, Mark Twain was largely correct when he wrote that humour is tragedy after a suitable interval. For... [Read More]
La Salle loses regional football playoff on final play  November 14th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY BROCKVILLE, Nov. 13—For drama, there’s very little as compelling as a game-tying touchdown drive with less than two minutes to go in a regional playoff game. Unless, of course, it’s a 70-yard drive in the final 80 seconds to kick the game-winning... [Read More]
Thousand Islands 28 La Salle 27  November 14th, 2015
First Quarter LaS—Safety, McNish concedes TISS—TD, McNish 80 pass from Gilbert (Selleck convert) TISS—TD, Gilbert 35 run (Selleck convert fails) LaS—TD, Stephens 10 pass from Dowd (two-point convert fails) Second Quarter LaS—TD, LeGood 9 pass from Dowd... [Read More]
Regi set to defend senior volleyball title  November 12th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers planned to use a steady outside attack to dispose of the upstart Holy Cross Crusaders in their high school senior boys volleyball semifinal Thursday—and it worked. With left-side hitters Andrew Borschneck and Liam Huntley delivering several decisive... [Read More]
Regi, Holy Cross will meet for senior girls basketball crown  November 12th, 2015
The only team to give the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers a scare during the regular high school senior girls basketball season gave them another one Thursday. Ultimately, though, the Sydenham Golden Eagles, a team whose “overall hard-nosed play was difficult to stop,” were... [Read More]
Crusaders stymie Sydenham; continue late-season surge  November 10th, 2015
Holy Cross Crusaders continued their late-season surge Tuesday afternoon, upsetting the Sydenham Golden Eagles 3-0 in a high school senior boys volleyball quarter-final at Sydenham. The Eagles finished the regular year in fourth place, with an 8-3 record that included an early season 3-1... [Read More]
Holy Cross, Regi to host senior girls semifinals  November 10th, 2015
The top senior girls basketball teams in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association can now get down to business. There were no upsets—and none of the games was even that close—as Tuesday’s quarter-finals left the top four teams from the regular season as the... [Read More]
Falcons advance to AAA football final  November 10th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was time. The game was too important not to give Harry Robinson the football—and it didn’t take Robinson long to make the kind of impact his coaches hoped to see. On his team’s second play from scrimmage, Robinson carried up the middle, shedding... [Read More]
OFSAA champions  November 8th, 2015
Kingston-area athletes who have won gold medals at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations cross-country championships: 2015—Cameron Linscott, Kingston, senior boys 2014—Cameron Linscott, Kingston, senior boys; Branna MacDougall, Regiopolis Notre Dame, senior... [Read More]
KC's Cameron Linscott defends OFSAA cross-country championship  November 8th, 2015
In the 57-year history of the provincial high school cross-country running championships, there had never been an athlete from a Kingston-area school win back-to-back titles. Saturday, there were almost two. Cameron Linscott of Kingston Collegiate successfully defended his senior boys... [Read More]
La Salle captures senior AA football title  November 7th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It didn’t take long for the La Salle Black Knights to assert themselves Saturday afternoon. Once they got the football, three plays and 42 yards later the Knights had their first touchdown. Though the Napanee Golden Hawks had more than 45 minutes left to figure... [Read More]
La Salle 31 Napanee 0  November 7th, 2015
First Quarter LaS—TD, Wight 11 run (Sh. Miller convert) 2:47 LaS—Single, Sh. Miller 80 kickoff 2:52 LaS—TD, Stephens 6 pass from Dowd (Sh. Miller convert) 12:00 Second Quarter LaS—FG, Sh. Miller 19 6:34 LaS—FG, Sh. Miller 26 10:25 LaS—TD, Mace 26 run... [Read More]
Regi eliminated at OFSAA field hockey  November 6th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers bowed from competition at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations field hockey championship in Peterborough Friday morning, after they were defeated 1-0 by the fourth-seeded Clarkson Chargers of Mississauga at Sir Sandford Fleming College. The... [Read More]
Regi caps perfect season with win over upstart Marie-Rivier  November 5th, 2015
Defending OFSAA champion Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers ended the regular high school senior boys volleyball season Thursday with a 3-0 victory over the Marie-Rivier Dragons. Playing at home, Regi not only won its 11th match in a row, it ended the year without allowing an opponent to win a... [Read More]
Regular season ends with no surprises  November 5th, 2015
Rebecca Huffman scored 10 points to lead the Bayridge Blazers to a 43-13 win over the Napanee Golden Hawks Thursday on the final day of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball season. The win, the second in three days for Bayridge, left the Blazers in... [Read More]
Panthers win, lose at OFSAA field hockey  November 5th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers split their two games Thursday on the opening day of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations field hockey tournament in Peterborough. In their morning game at Trent University, the Panthers, the fifth-seeded team in the 16-team championship, got... [Read More]
Turnovers kill Crusaders in regular season finale  November 5th, 2015
Among the things the Holy Cross Crusaders have to tidy up before they play their next football game, one thing was clear for all to see Thursday afternoon: the Crusaders have to stop giving away the football. The Crusaders committed seven turnovers and that was undoubtedly the main reason... [Read More]
Volleyball Blues move into second  November 4th, 2015
Kingston Blues took over sole possession of second place in high school senior boys volleyball play Tuesday, with a straight-sets win over the Bayridge Blazers. The Blues triumphed 25-16, 25-8, 25-7, improving their record to 9-2, two points ahead of the idle Sydenham Golden Eagles, and... [Read More]
Bayridge ends losing skid with overtime win  November 3rd, 2015
Alyssa Platt scored 12 points Tuesday afternoon, leading the Bayridge Blazers to a 35-34 overtime victory in one of two Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball games. Playing at Bayridge, the Blazers climbed into a sixth-place tie with the Blues at 3-5.... [Read More]
Napanee, La Salle earn berths in AA football final  November 3rd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY NAPANEE, Nov. 3—If they made postcards for high school football games, they’d have made one here today. It was a day with all the traditional trappings: brilliant sunshine, a sky almost as blue as one of the home team’s colours, with leaves on the maple... [Read More]
Kingston Area runners win three races at EOSSAA cross-country meet  October 31st, 2015
Two teams from Kingston Collegiate, two from Regiopolis Notre Dame and the junior boys from Frontenac are bound for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations cross-country meet in Duntroon next weekend, after their performances at the eastern Ontario championships... [Read More]
Football novice Tristan Halladay playing like a veteran  October 31st, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It’s not uncommon for a high school coach to dip into his phys-ed class when he or she is in need of another body for a team, someone to fill a quota, someone to flesh out a lineup. Seldom do they pull out a plum like Tristan Halladay. An accomplished basketball... [Read More]
Medeiros, Burtch lead Regi to 10th straight win  October 29th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers played what coach Mark McKenna called the most complete match of their Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association season Thursday, defeating the Granite Ridge Gryphons 3-0 in one of four senior boys volleyball matches. Playing at Regi, the Panthers... [Read More]
Loyalist wins key game in quest for basketball playoff spot  October 29th, 2015
Loyalist Lancers moved into a tie for seventh place Thursday, as they defeated the Ernestown Eagles 46-26 in a game that will do much to determine the final spot in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball playoffs. Both teams went into the game 1-6,... [Read More]
Regi captures fifth-straight field hockey title  October 29th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY A couple of close calls at the end of the year just may have provided the spark the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers needed Thursday to play their best game of the year. For the Panthers, that’s a good thing, because anything less might not have gotten them the... [Read More]
La Salle completes unbeaten senior football season  October 29th, 2015
It wasn’t necessarily the good start his football team had Thursday afternoon that pleased Holy Cross Crusaders coach Tim Pendergast the most, though a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter is nothing to sneer at. It was the way the Crusaders finished their 21-7 victory over the... [Read More]
A triumphant return for Ashley Padvaiskis  October 27th, 2015
It was just one point in a game where her team would score almost four dozen, but it was undoubtedly the most significant point of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball season. When the ball went through the hoop for Ashley Padvaiskis of the... [Read More]
Field hockey championship match postponed to Thursday  October 27th, 2015
With the weatherman predicting a severe storm Wednesday, Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association commissioner Frank Halligan has postponed the field hockey championship game. “With the most up-to-date forecast, it is the most prudent decision,” Halligan wrote, in an... [Read More]
Regi, Holy Cross to meet for field hockey championship  October 27th, 2015
The top two teams from the regular year will meet to decide the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association field hockey championship. They just don’t know when. Under normal circumstances the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers and Holy Cross Crusaders, who both won their... [Read More]
KASSAA cross-country results  October 23rd, 2015
KASSAA cross country Top three individual performances and top three teams in each division of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association cross-country championships Thursday at Lemoine Point: BOYS Individual Senior, 7.1 kilometres—Kieran L’Abbe (Kingston) 24... [Read More]
Past champions show they're ready to do business again  October 22nd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Take note, high school cross-country runners in the rest of Ontario: they’re back. Two of the Kingston runners who won Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations championships last fall appear to be well recovered from injuries that kept them from competing... [Read More]
Granite Ridge climbs into fourth-place tie with win over Loyalist  October 22nd, 2015
Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that the only home team to win a senior boys high school volleyball match Thursday is the one that plays in what is proving to be one of the most inhospitable gyms in the county. The Granite Ridge Gryphons once again made the trip back to town a... [Read More]
Bridget Mulholland's 26-point performance leads Regi past La Salle  October 22nd, 2015
Bridget Mulholland exploded for 26 points Thursday afternoon, and the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers needed just about all of them to defeat the La Salle Black Knights, 54-46, in high school senior girls basketball play at Regi. Not many teams have been able to get that close to the... [Read More]
Regi, La Salle both easy winners in senior football play  October 22nd, 2015
The top two high school senior football teams both strengthened their grip atop Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Associations standings Thursday, each winning with relative ease. At Odessa, the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers improved to 4-1 and took sole possession of second place... [Read More]
Drama throughout high school field hockey quarter-finals  October 21st, 2015
There was plenty of drama Wednesday in the high school field hockey quarter-finals, and, strangely enough, some of it involved the regular-seaosn champion Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers. The Panthers, who allowed just two goals in winning all of their games during the regular year, needed... [Read More]
Not all of Hailey Wolfgram's contributions measured in points  October 20th, 2015
She may not have scored much Tuesday night, but Hailey Wolfgram made other important contributions on the basketball court. Though she brought just two points to Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers’ 44-29 victory over the Holy Cross Crusaders, Regi coach Lesley Stevenson described... [Read More]
Panthers win seventh straight; Dragons reach .500  October 20th, 2015
Holy Cross Crusaders put an early scare into the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers Tuesday, but Liam Huntley took care of it. Huntley served the Panthers out of an eight-point deficit in the first set, sparking his team to a 3-0 win over the Crusaders in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools... [Read More]
Regi wins battle of undefeated teams  October 20th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers completed an undefeated regular schedule Monday, when they posted a 1-0 victory over the Holy Cross Crusaders in a battle of unbeaten teams on the final day of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association field hockey season at Caraco Field. It was... [Read More]
Frontenac starting to roll  October 16th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Senior football teams in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association beware: the Frontenac Falcons are getting better. The league’s defending AAA champion—and a perennial league power—played close to a flawless game Friday afternoon,... [Read More]
KC, Loyalist set stage for second-place showdown  October 16th, 2015
Kingston Blues and Loyalist Lancers made sure Thursday that none of the drama dissipated from their looming senior boys volleyball match on Tuesday. The Blues and Lancers both won their Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association contests, KC 3-0 (25-11, 25-19, 25-7) over the... [Read More]
Crusaders win battle of undefeated teams  October 16th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY In the standings, they were identical, each team with a perfect 4-0 record as the day dawned Thursday. On the basketball court, however, the La Salle Black Knights and Holy Cross Crusaders are vastly different, and that difference manifested itself Thursday afternoon in a... [Read More]
Emergency kicker gives Sydenham its first win  October 16th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was a situation that led to some serious head scratching among the coaches of the Sydenham Golden Eagles Thursday afternoon. When kicker Dylan Hutchinson was hurt—covering one of his own punts, no less—and had to come out of the football game, momentary... [Read More]
Napanee rally a valiant one, but comes up short against Regi  October 16th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Going into the second half of their football game Thursday afternoon, you wouldn’t have thought momentum was something the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers had to worry about. A 21-point lead, playing at home, having scored a touchdown with 4.6 seconds left in the... [Read More]
Final-day field hockey showdowns loom  October 14th, 2015
One drought ended Wednesday afternoon for the Bayridge Blazers but another continues to bedevil the Sydenham Golden Eagles. The Blazers ended a four-game winless streak with a 1-0 win over the winless Ernestown Eagles in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association field hockey... [Read More]
Balanced attack propels Regi to victory  October 14th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers got scoring from every member of the team Wednesday afternoon as they defeated the Frontenac Falcons 39-22 in the only Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball game of the day. The win improved the league-leading... [Read More]
Regi downs KC in battle of the undefeated  October 13th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers emphatically staked their claim to a share of first place in high school field hockey play Tuesday, pinning a 5-1 defeat on the previously undefeated Kingston Blues in a game played at Tindall Field. The win leaves Regi, unbeaten in seven Kingston Area... [Read More]
Big night for Quinton Auty; Falcons defence, special teams shine  October 10th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was not a night for an opponent to do Quinton Auty any favours. So when the Holy Cross Crusaders fumbled the football on consecutive plays in the middle of the second half Friday night, they were bound to pay for them. That they did, as Auty, the Regiopolis Notre Dame... [Read More]
Regi girls need two overtimes to get past Sydenham  October 9th, 2015
A buzzer-beating three-point basket by Hailey Wolfgram at the end of the second overtime period gave the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers a 37-34 victory over the Sydenham Golden Eagles Thursday in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball game. It was a... [Read More]
Regi wins again; Loyalist moves into tie for second place  October 9th, 2015
Led by Liam Huntley’s eight kills and four aces, the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers won their fifth straight high school senior boys volleyball match Thursday, 3-0 over the Sydenham Golden Eagles. Elsewhere in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association, the Loyalist... [Read More]
Two goals by Hayley Lambert lead Napanee to win  October 9th, 2015
Hayley Lambert scored both goals for the winners Thursday as the Napanee Golden Hawks defeated the La Salle Black Knights 2-1 in the only Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association field hockey game, at Napanee. The win lifts Napanee to .500 at 3-3, while La Salle falls to... [Read More]
La Salle overcomes familiar nemesis to defeat Sydenham  October 9th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It’s not supposed to work that way. “It’s supposed to get 10 yards, maybe 11, every time,” Mitch Dowd said. “It’s surprising how well it works.” The La Salle Black Knights quarterback wasn’t at a loss, however, to explain... [Read More]
Napanee comeback stuns Eagles  October 9th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY NAPANEE—Ernestown Eagles were a giving football team Thursday afternoon. They gave and they gave, ultimately until it hurt. On a glorious fall day, the Eagles turned the football over five times. They gave back a kick return for touchdown, thanks to a penalty. At the... [Read More]
The rich get richer in high school field hockey play  October 7th, 2015
The gulf between the haves and have-nots among the high school field hockey teams in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association is growing wider by the day. On Wednesday, the three top teams all remained undefeated, while the best of the rest continues to struggle to reach... [Read More]
Dragons get first senior volleyball victory  October 6th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers got their fourth win of the season Tuesday, and the Marie-Rivier Dragons got their first in Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys volleyball play. The Panthers improved to 4-0 win a straight-sets win over the Blazers at Bayridge, with... [Read More]
Knights, Regi, Crusaders remain unbeaten; Bayridge, Frontenac lose their first  October 6th, 2015
La Salle Black Knights stayed unbeaten Tuesday afternoon, and they did so by handing the Frontenac Falcons their first loss of the high school senior girls basketball season, 45-27, at La Salle. The Knights, 3-0, had three double-digit scoring performances, led by Jamie Mumby, who scored 13... [Read More]
Kingston champ to play South West champion in OFSAA Bowl football game  October 6th, 2015
The AAA champion football team in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association will play in an OFSAA Bowl game in Hamilton Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 12:30 p.m., against the top AAA team from the South West Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association. That conference comprises... [Read More]
Front-runners all win in high school field hockey play  October 5th, 2015
A goal by Lilly Dixon was the only one of the game as the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers handed the Bayridge Blazers their first defeat of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association field hockey season Monday. Playing at Bayridge, the Panthers capitalized on just one of many... [Read More]
Knights overcome spate of penalties to win battle of unbeaten teams  October 2nd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There wasn’t much doubt about what would be the topic of the halftime conversation among the La Salle Black Knights Friday afternoon. It was pleasing to Reuben Brunet that he didn’t have to initiate it. The players knew exactly what was going to be discussed,... [Read More]
Regi wins third straight; Granite Ridge proving to be tough place to play  October 1st, 2015
Sharbot Lake remains an inhospitable place for visiting volleyball teams. The Granite Ridge Gryphons posted their second home-court win of the young high school volleyball season Thursday, defeating the visiting Bayridge Blazers 3-0 in one of four senior matches played in the Kingston Area... [Read More]
Hetherington leads Knights past Loyalist  October 1st, 2015
Abby Hetherington scored 17 points Thursday to lead the La Salle Black Knights to a 60-25 home-court victory over the Loyalist Lancers in high school senior girls basketball play. As they improved to 2-0, the Knights also got 11 points from Jamie Mumby. Clare Way-Brackenbury and Grace Van... [Read More]
Falcons regain winning form; Ernestown wins second straight  October 1st, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Frontenac Falcons had to make adjustments in a couple of different respects Thursday afternoon. First there were technical concerns to correct arising from their season-opening loss last week to the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers. Then, there was the matter of replacing... [Read More]
Strong second half gives Crusaders victory  September 30th, 2015
A near flawless game plan executed by the Sydenham Golden Eagles led to a low scoring first half, but the Holy Cross Crusaders solved it in the third quarter and they went on to claim a 33-16 home-court victory in the only Kingston Area Secondary Schools senior girls basketball game played... [Read More]
Regi, Holy Cross remain unbeaten in field hockey play  September 30th, 2015
A goal by Kelly-Ann Yuzichuk in the final minute of the first half was all the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers needed to defeat the Napanee Golden Hawks 1-0 Wednesday in Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association field hockey play at Napanee. Cristina Tavares assisted on the only... [Read More]
Lancers impress in losing effort  September 29th, 2015
Ultimately, the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers came away with a 24-point victory Tuesday afternoon, but that’s not all Panthers coach Lesley Stevenson left the Loyalist Collegiate gym with.  “This is the best LC team to play in along time,” Stevenson said, after Regi... [Read More]
Granite Ridge posts senior volleyball victory  September 29th, 2015
Granite Ridge Gryphons made the ride home that much longer for the Frontenac Falcons Tuesday afternoon, as they pinned a 3-0 defeat on their opponent from the city in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior volleyball match in Sharbot Lake. Robert Crawford had eight... [Read More]
Field hockey Blues move into first place  September 29th, 2015
Kingston Blues moved into sole possession of first place Tuesday with a 6-1 victory in the only Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association field hockey game of the day. Playing on Tindall Field, the Blues got two goals apiece from Tiama Cifala and Sid Chard. Maddie Cornelius and... [Read More]
Eagles suffer first defeat in high school field hockey play  September 28th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers knocked the Sydenham Golden Eagles from the ranks of the undefeated Monday, handing the Eagles a 2-0 defeat in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association field hockey defeat in a rain-soaked game at Regi. Lilly Dixon and Jen Cowan each scored a... [Read More]
Eagles thump Bayridge; Regi edges Frontenac in senior football play  September 24th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY An unfamiliar sight awaited visitors to the football field at Ernestown Secondary School Thursday afternoon: Players, lots and lots of players, on the sideline where the home team usually gathers. It’s not a trick. There are 32 players this fall on the team list of... [Read More]
22-point performance by Mariah Emmons leads Bayridge  September 23rd, 2015
Mariah Emmons scored 22 points Wednesday to spark the Bayridge Blazers to a 55-36 Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball victory over the Loyalist Lancers. It was the opening game of the season for both teams. Playing at Loyalist, Reagan Hawley added 14... [Read More]
Napanee gains landmark football victory over Sydenham  September 23rd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Corey Bowen isn’t about to get too far ahead of himself. “To be able to come out against a quality side like Sydenham, and to squeak through with a win, is only going to boost their confidence for the rest of the year,” Bowen, coach of the Napanee Golden... [Read More]
Logjam developing at top of field hockey standings  September 23rd, 2015
A pair of first-half goals by Sydney Stewart sent the Bayridge Blazers on their way to a 6-0 victory over the La Salle Black Knights Wednesday in Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association field hockey play at La Salle. Emily Steele, Chloe Smith, Katelyn Mackey and Riley Wales... [Read More]
Regi, La Salle win girls basketball openers  September 22nd, 2015
The return to a single tier of senior girls basketball in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association failed to produce any close games on opening day Tuesday. At La Salle, the Black Knights defeated the Kingston Blues 42-15, while the every member of the visiting Regiopolis... [Read More]
Fall high school season opens with five field hockey games  September 21st, 2015
Five different players—including rookie Alle Arsenault—scored once each Monday as the Holy Cross Crusaders posted a 5-0 victory over the Ernestown Eagles on the opening day of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association field hockey season in Odessa. Elsewhere... [Read More]
High school sports back on the fall calendar  September 4th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY After a threatened job action by secondary school teachers put a cloud over the prospect of fall high school sports for most of the summer, it appears things are back to normal in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association. “We’re full steam... [Read More]
There will be football this fall, Grenadiers pledge  August 13th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There may not be high school sports in the fall, but there will be football for players of high school age. That’s because the Kingston Grenadiers organization plans to conduct a fall “house league” in the event that there is no game in the scholastic... [Read More]
Fall high school sports threatened by teachers' job action  August 4th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It doesn’t look promising that there will be high school sports in September. In an unsigned July memorandum, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation instructed its members “immediately (to) cease performing any and all extra-curricular... [Read More]
Coach eager to have Nicole Armstrong back for her sophomore season  July 22nd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY To a young Nicole Armstrong, it was the Emerald City. She had just won a gold medal at OFSAA in her first year of competition and her club coach, Steve Boyd, suggested to her that Villanova would be the kind of university she might want to think about attending one... [Read More]
Wait was worth it for Queen's football recruit Brodie Latimer  June 20th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There were some anxious moments in the Latimer household this spring. His heart set on coming to Queen’s and playing football for the Golden Gaels, Brodie Latimer waited to hear whether the university had anything similar in mind for him. As his Sydenham High School... [Read More]
OFSAA redefines parameters for school athletics  June 19th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Kingston will be left with just two triple-A high schools now that the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations has adopted new guidelines for classifying schools for team sports. Holy Cross and Regiopolis Notre Dame will be the only AAA schools, not only in the... [Read More]
Medals not what it's all about for Shirley Hughes-Ryan  June 6th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY TORONTO, June 6—She’s got more of them than any other active Kingston-area athlete, but Shirley Hughes-Ryan will tell you it’s not about the medals. “It’s not a thing where I’m racing and trying to be first every time,” Hughes-Ryan... [Read More]
Frontenac's past meets its presentóand likes what she sees  June 6th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY TORONTO, June 6—When the first person to win a provincial medal in the 200 metres for Frontenac Secondary School found herself standing near the latest person to win one, she couldn’t resist. Cheryl Thibedeau had to meet Cole Horsman. “When I found out I... [Read More]
Final OFSAA track and field results, Day 3  June 6th, 2015
TORONTO—Results of Kingston-area athletes on the final day Saturday of the 66th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships at the Varsity Centre: Hailee Banks, Rideau District Threw 10.32 metres with her second attempt and finished 11th in midget... [Read More]
Early OFSAA track and field results, Day 3  June 6th, 2015
Hailee Banks, Rideau District Threw 10.32 metres with her second attempt and finished 11th in midget girls shot put. Marissa Battle, Kingston Ran junior girls 200 metres in a personal-best 25.79 seconds, finished second in the second-fastest heat and qualified for this afternoon's final. Her... [Read More]
100 metre medalists  June 5th, 2015
TORONTO—Kingston Area athletes who have won medals in the 100 metres at Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships. Cole Horsman, Frontenac, silver, midget boys, 2015 Shade Makinde, Frontenac, silver, midget girls, 2005 Darcelle McCutcheon,... [Read More]
Cole Horsman second in closest finish of the day  June 5th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY TORONTO—You know it's a close race when even the guys who were in it don't know who won. For almost a minute after the race ended, a cluster of midget age sprinters stood on the track, staring at the scoreboard in the end zone of the Varsity Centre, waiting to see... [Read More]
Kingston Area athletes strike silver at OFSAA  June 5th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY TORONTO, June 5—Silver was the precious metal of choice for Kingston Area Athletes on Day 2 of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships. Of the five medals won by local competitors, four were for second-place... [Read More]
OFSAA track and field results, Day 2  June 5th, 2015
TORONTO—Results of Kingston-area competitors on the second day of the 66th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships at the Varsity Centre: Marissa Battle, Kingston Ran junior girls 100 metres in 12.788 seconds, finished third in the slow heat... [Read More]
Notion of pride in fourth place rings hollow for OFSAA athletes  June 4th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY TORONTO, June 4—One day, they may reflect and allow themselves to feel a measure of pride for being, at a point in time, the fourth-best person in the entire province in their particular athletic endeavor. On this day, however, the best Emily Fawcett and Michael... [Read More]
OFSAA track and field results Day 1  June 4th, 2015
TORONTO—Results of Kingston-area competitors on the first day of the 66th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships at the Varsity Centre: Mary Baker, Regiopolis Notre Dame Threw 24.64 metres on her first attempt and finished 22nd in midget girls... [Read More]
OFSAA track and field schedule  June 3rd, 2015
Schedule of events, with local athletes who have quaified for the 66th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships, June 4-6 at the Varsity Centre in Toronto (x—subject to qualifying):   THURSDAY  2 p.m. —Junior girls discus (Emily... [Read More]
Cole Horsman faces a formidable challenge at OFSAA  June 3rd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Of the 71 Kingston-area athletes who will test their mettle against the best track and field athletes in the province this weekend, perhaps none is facing a more daunting challenge than Cole Horsman. Horsman, the splendid midget-age sprinter from Frontenac Secondary... [Read More]
Bayridge reaches final at EOSSAA baseball  May 30th, 2015
Bayridge Blazers advanced to the final game of the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association baseball championship tournament in Russell Thursday, before bowing in the championship match 12-5 to St. Joseph of Cornwall. The Blazers earned the Kingston Area berth in the tournament... [Read More]
Long-established records fall on final day of region meet  May 30th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY BROCKVILLE—Conditions were right for rewriting the record book Friday, and some of the East region’s most venerable marks were erased on a warm, sunny afternoon at Thousand Islands Secondary School. Foremost among them was the senior boys long jump record, set... [Read More]
68 Kingston-area athletes qualify for OFSAA  May 30th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY BROCKVILLE — One boy was never really that active, athletically. The other loves track, but never seriously trained for it until several weeks ago. As different as their backgrounds may be, Emmett Bravakis and Max Taylor have a few things in common. Teammates at Holy... [Read More]
OFSAA qualifiers  May 29th, 2015
BROCKVILLE—Kingston-area athletes who have qualified for the 66th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships, June 4-6 at the Varsity Centre in Toronto: Bayridge (5) Adam Burggraf, junior boys discus Mavrick Snider, junior boys long jump, triple... [Read More]
East region track and field results, Day 2  May 29th, 2015
BROCKVILLE—Top three performances in the each event, and other Kingston-area athletes who qualified for the 66th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations championships on the final day of the East region qualifying meet Friday at Thousand Islands Secondary School: BOYS 100... [Read More]
Brogan MacDougall keeps the record book in the family  May 28th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY BROCKVILLE—So, Brogan MacDougall is asked, what does you sister think of you breaking all her records? “I don’t think she likes it very much,” MacDougall said, with an impish grin that suggests any familial indignation may be feigned, but that makes... [Read More]
OFSAA qualifiers  May 28th, 2015
BROCKVILLE—Kingston-area athletes who qualified for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships on the first day of the East region qualifying meet Thursday at Thousand Islands Secondary School: Bayridge (2) Cierra Vandermeer, senior girls pole... [Read More]
East region track and field results, Day 1  May 28th, 2015
BROCKVILLE — Top three performances in each event and other Kingston-area qualifiers for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association track and field championships on the first day of the East region qualifying meet Thursday at Thousand Islands Secondary School: BOYS 200... [Read More]
Merik Wilcock has a flair for success  May 28th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Jeff Sanderson says no two hurdlers—even the good ones—are exactly the same. “Each hurdler has to develop their own little flair, their own way that they succeed,” said Jeff Sanderson, who coaches the intricacies of the discipline at Sydenham High... [Read More]
Loyalist's Claire Millard excels in a 'terrifying' event  May 27th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Ah, yes. Claire Millard does, indeed, remember her first hurdles race. “It was terrifying,” she said, a trace of residual horror briefly washing over her face as she recalls the day. “I had only gone over three hurdles before then, fully, so when I... [Read More]
Kingston Area athletes sparkle on final day of EOSSAA track meet  May 23rd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY BROCKVILLE, May 22—Collectively, athletes from Kingston Area schools had a splendid day Friday on the final day of the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association track and field championships. Individually, the performances shone just as... [Read More]
EOSSAA track and field results  May 23rd, 2015
BROCKVILLE—Top three performances in each event, and other Kingston-area athletes who qualified for the East Region meet, on the final day of the annual Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association track and field championships at Thousand Islands Secondary School. BOYS 100... [Read More]
Brogan MacDougall breaks her sister's recordóagain  May 21st, 2015
Three Kingston Area athletes were winners Thursday on the first day of the annual Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association track and field championships at Thousand Islands Secondary School in Brockville. One of them, Regiopolis Notre Dame midget runner Brogan MacDougall, for... [Read More]
EOSSAA track and field results  May 21st, 2015
BROCKVILLE — Top three performances and other Kingston-area athletes who qualified for the East Region meet on the first day of the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association track and field championships at Thousand Islands Secondary School: BOYS 1,500 Metres Senior... [Read More]
KC upsets Regi to claim senior girls soccer crown  May 21st, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY As he lauded the play of his team’s defence, and goalkeeper Kristin Treitz in particular, Kingston Blues coach Colin McCue tipped his hat to another lady after his team captured the senior girls high school soccer championship Thursday—Dame... [Read More]
Holy Cross captures senior boys soccer title  May 21st, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY In the grand scheme of their senior boys soccer season, there wasn’t much at stake for the Holy Cross Crusaders Thursday afternoon. As the top surviving AAA team in the county—and with no other triple-A schools in eastern Ontaro—their ticket to the... [Read More]
'Perfect citizen' Mavrick Snider gaining by leaps and bounds  May 20th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY When it came to running fast and jumping far, a young Mavrick Snider didn’t really need a lot of help. Then came high school, where the track and field teams all had coaches, people trying to help his opponents to get as good as he was. There were also those who saw... [Read More]
Paul Bates starting to have funóand success  May 20th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Paul Bates won two races at the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association track and field championships, but perhaps the one he enjoyed the most last week was the one he didn’t win. “I like the long distance,” he said, “but the (800... [Read More]
Senior boys soccer final will be a clash of undefeated teams  May 20th, 2015
Something will happen Thursday that hasn’t happened yet this spring in a senior boys high-school soccer match—either the Kingston Blues or Holy Cross Crusaders will lose. A showdown of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s two undefeated senior sides... [Read More]
Regi, KC to meet in girls soccer final  May 19th, 2015
Hardly a game went by this spring when Bridget Mulholland didn’t score a goal for the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers. Tuesday, she turned the tables. Her job was to prevent people from scoring goals—and she did it flawlessly. Mulholland posted the shutout as the Panthers... [Read More]
KASSAA notebook: Sydenham repeats as team champion  May 14th, 2015
Sydenham won both the boys and girls team championships and, of course, the overall team title Thursday as the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association track and field championships concluded at Caraco Field. For the third year in a row Holy Cross was second in all three... [Read More]
Records fall on final day of KASSAA track and field championships  May 14th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY What’s a measly six centimetres, anyway? The width of a playing card, or the depth of a pound of butter, six centimetres is not a lot in the realm of athletics. At least, that’s what Amanda Black was thinking Thursday afternoon. She’d finally cracked a... [Read More]
KASSAA track and field results, Day 2  May 14th, 2015
Top three performances on the final day of the annual Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association track and field championships Thursday at Caraco Field. BOYS 100 Metres Senior — Devin Leblanc (Holy Cross) 11.8 seconds, Konner Burtenshaw (Ernestown) 11.9, Tyrell Downer... [Read More]
Sydenham stages stunning quarter-final upset  May 13th, 2015
Sydenham Golden Eagles perpetrated perhaps the biggest upset staged by any team in any sport in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association this year, as they ousted the Holy Cross Crusaders from senior girls soccer playoffs Wednesday, with a 2-1 win at Holy Cross. The Eagles... [Read More]
Bayridge prevails in quarter-final shootout  May 13th, 2015
Some key saves by goalkeeper Matt Makin boosted the Bayridge Blazers to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Loyalist Lancers in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys soccer quarter-final game Wednesday afternoon at Bayridge. The win sends the Blazers into a... [Read More]
KASSAA track and field results, Day 1  May 13th, 2015
Top three performances in each event Wednesday on the first day of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association track and field championships, at Richardson Stadium and Caraco Field: BOYS 1,500 Metres Senior — Ben Workman (Kingston) 4 minutes 5.3 seconds, Kieran... [Read More]
Outstanding performances by Ben Cross, Brogan MacDougall highlight first day of KASSAA meet  May 13th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There’s a saying that’s sometimes heard around the throwing competitions at track and field meets: It just takes one. It’s usually reserved for struggling competitors, those who are not doing well, and need to be reassured that even a poor day can turn on... [Read More]
Playoff positions decided in senior girls soccer  May 11th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers claimed first place in high school senior girls soccer play Monday, with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the Holy Cross Crusaders on the final day of the regular season. Playing at Miklas-McCarney Field, the Panthers quickly answered an opening goal by... [Read More]
Crusaders defeat Regi in final game of the season  May 11th, 2015
Holy Cross Crusaders got a pair of goals from Justin Lafrance, one of them on a penalty kick, as they defeated the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers 3-1 on the final day of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys soccer season. In the annual Father Stan Kurusumuthu... [Read More]
Regi, Holy Cross headed for first-place showdown  May 9th, 2015
Holy Cross Crusaders and Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers will meet Monday afternoon to decide first place on the final day of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls soccer season. The Crusaders gained their fifth win of the season Friday, as Marily Doherty and... [Read More]
Kingston-area athletes win 21 events at final pre-season meet  May 9th, 2015
A pair of midget-age competitors from the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association continued their winning ways Friday at the 16th annual Michelle Foley Bay of Quinte Invitational high school track and field meet in Belleville. Sarah Bell of Kingston Collegiate and Cole Horsman... [Read More]
Mulholland scores two as Regi stays unbeaten  May 6th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers remained undefeated with a 3-0 win over the La Salle Black Knights in a high school senior girls soccer game Wednesday at La Salle. Bridget Mulholland scored twice for Regi, 5-0, and Jennifer Cowan once for the Panthers, who posted their third consecutive... [Read More]
First place, senior boys playoff teams decided  May 6th, 2015
First place was decided, as were the final playoff teams in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association, in senior boys soccer play Wednesday. At the top of the spectrum, the Kingston Blues completed an undefeated regular schedule with a 1-0 win over the previously undefeated... [Read More]
Panthers move into first=place tie  May 4th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers moved into a tie for first place in high school senior girls soccer standings Monday with a 7-0 win over the Sydenham Golden Eagles at McLellan Field in Sydenham. Aileen O’Sullivan opened scoring early in the first half and six of her teammates scored one... [Read More]
KC, Regi, Holy Cross atill to taste defeat  May 4th, 2015
Four different players shared the scoring Monday as the Kingston Blues defeated the Granite Ridge Gryphons 4-0 in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys soccer game played at La Salle Secondary School. Isaac MacFayden, Graeme Workman , Mark Lappan and Sam Shore... [Read More]
Brianna Burgess, Cole Horsman each win twice at TISS track meet  May 3rd, 2015
A pair of midget-age athletes were the only two Kingston-area competitors to win two events each at the 39th annual Podium Sports-Hungerford Invitational high school track and field meet, a two-day event that concluded Saturday at Thousand Islands Secondary School in Brockville. Brianna... [Read More]
Lancers gain first victory  May 1st, 2015
Loyalist Lancers gained their first win of the senior boys high school soccer season Friday, a 4-0 decision over the Granite Ridge Gryphons in a game played at Loyalist. Connor Moore, with two, Jeremy Garofalo and Kalid Haider scored for the Lancers, who improved to 1-3 in the only Kingston... [Read More]
Goalkeeper turns striker and scores a goal at La Salle  April 30th, 2015
The gulf between the top and lower tiers in senior boys high school soccer became more defined Wednesday, as the Kingston Area Secondary School Athletic Association’s three undefeated teams all won, in each case at the expense of a team aspiring to join the upper echelon. At Tindall... [Read More]
Crusaders, Panthers remain unbeaten  April 30th, 2015
The ranks of the undefeated in high school senior girls soccer was cut in half Wednesday. Holy Cross Crusaders maintained their grip on first place with their fourth straight win, 5-0 over the previously unbeaten Loyalist Lancers. The Kingston Blues, also without a loss before play began,... [Read More]
Big second half propels Regi girls past Frontenac  April 27th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers spotted the Frontenac Falcons a pair of first-half goals, before roaring back to claim a 6-2 win Monday afternoon in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls soccer match at Regi. An early second-half goal by Kaitlyn Balfour, her... [Read More]
Senior Blues take over first place  April 27th, 2015
Kingston Blues took sole possession of first place in Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys soccer standings Monday with a 4-0 victory over the Frontenac Falcons. In a game of undefeated teams at Frontenac, the Falcons and Blues played a scoreless first half, a... [Read More]
Holy Cross, Loyalist share first place  April 23rd, 2015
Alison Dodwell scored four goals Thursday afternoon to lead the Holy Cross Crusaders to a 6-0 win over the Ernestown Eagles in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls soccer game at Caraco Field. Marilyn Doherty and Adrianna den Ouden scored the other goals for... [Read More]
Mark Lappan scores three for KC  April 22nd, 2015
Mark Lappan scored three goals Wednesday to lead the Kingston Blues to a 6-1 win over the Napanee Golden Hawks in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys soccer game at Tindall Field. It was the second straight win of the young season for KC, which got a pair of... [Read More]
Legacy meet to open local track and field season Friday  April 21st, 2015
Brett Babcock will be recognized Friday at the second annual Limestone Legacy Invitational high school track and field meet at Caraco Field. The event, organized by Kingston Area coaches and other volunteers, serves as both a preseason meet and to establish a bursary for past high school... [Read More]
Four teams open senior girls soccer season with shutouts  April 21st, 2015
Danielle Dickson provided the shutout goalkeeping and Sarah Lanteigne and Piper Southward each scored once Tuesday as the La Salle Black Knights opened their Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls soccer season with a 2-0 win over the Ernestown Eagles. All four of... [Read More]
Regi scores late to post season-opening soccer win over La Salle  April 21st, 2015
Five teams failed to find the back of the opponent’s net Monday as the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys soccer season got underway, but scoring goals wasn’t an issue at Machin Field, where the La Salle Black Knights were facing the Regiopolis Notre... [Read More]
Ex-quarterback Jeremy Pendergast happy to be a receiver  March 30th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY You might find some people who grow up playing quarterback who regret the day when someone tells them they’re no longer going to be the guy doing the talking in the huddle. Jeremy Pendergast wouldn’t be one of them. “Very happy,” is how the former... [Read More]
Carter Matheson bound for Ottawa Uóto play football  March 27th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Who’d have thought that six months after a restless Grade 13 student decided to play football for the first time in his life, Carter Matheson would be heading to the University of Ottawa to cast his lot, not with the basketball team, but with the football... [Read More]
Regi girls complete sweep of Irish rugby tour  March 22nd, 2015
The girls rugby team from Regiopolis Notre Dame completed its March Break tour of Ireland Saturday with a 24-0 win over Wicklow RFC. Playing under the lights on a beautiful, clear night on the east coast town, the Panthers faced their toughest match of the three-game series, according to... [Read More]
Regi gains second win on Irish tour  March 18th, 2015
Neither the prospect of playing a regional champion on its home pitch, nor playing under the lights, bothered the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers Wednesday as they continued their girls rugby tour of Ireland. The Panthers, with two tries by Courtney Spratt, defeated Railway Union RFC 39-5 in... [Read More]
Regi begins Irish tour with a win  March 15th, 2015
The girls rugby team from Regiopolis Notre Dame began its tour of Ireland with a 31-14 victory Saturday over Ballinasloe RFC in Galway. Playing on a field rendered muddy by a week of rain, Regi dominated the first half. Tries by tour captain Hannah Greenwood in the game’s seventh... [Read More]
KASSAA names teams for annual basketball all-star game  March 15th, 2015
Three members of the county and EOSSA champion Sydenham Golden Eagles have been named to the East team for the annual Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association boys basketball all-star game, March 26 at Holy Cross. Tom Withey, Ben Lusk and Steve Kennedy will represent the Eagles,... [Read More]
Third straight comeback win gives Sydenham consolation title at OFSAA  March 11th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY OTTAWA/March 11—Often, when a player is mired in the kind of lousy shooting luck that befell Thomas Withey in the third quarter of Wednesday afternoon’s basketball game, one of two things happen. Sometimes the player will get discouraged and stop trying;... [Read More]
Consolation title something of which Eagles can be proud  March 11th, 2015
OTTAWA/March 11—It didn’t take long for Shaun Kennedy to articulate what makes the basketball team he coaches special. “The beauty of this team,” Kennedy said after the Sydenham Golden Eagles captured the consolation title at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic... [Read More]
Overtime defeat sidelines Frontenac hockey team at OFSAA  March 11th, 2015
Frontenac Falcons bowed from contention at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAA boys hockey championship in St. Catharines Wednesday night, as they were defeated 4-3 in overtime by Brebeuf of Toroonto. It was the only loss in four games at the tournament for Frontenac,... [Read More]
OFSAA ROUNDUP: Frontenac close to medal round at boys hockey tournament  March 11th, 2015
Frontenac Falcons can assure themselves of a place in the medal round at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys hockey championship with a victory in their final preliminary game Wednesday morning in St. Catharines. The Falcons, the last remaining unbeaten team in their... [Read More]
Sydenham bows from medal contention at OFSAA basketball  March 10th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY OTTAWA—Would the Sydenham Golden Eagles otherwise have won the ball game? Probably not. Teams that allow 72 points in a high school basketball game can seldom expect to win it. After the Eagles’ 72-62 defeat in the second round of the Ontario Federation of School... [Read More]
Sydenham poised to advance at OFSAA girls volleyball  March 9th, 2015
Sydenham Golden Eagles have assured themselves a spot in the quarter-final round at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls AA volleyball tournament in Dryden. The Eagles won both of their matches on the first day of the three-day tournament, 2-0 over Dryden (25-22,... [Read More]
Kingston-area hockey teams remain alive at OFSAA  March 9th, 2015
Both Kingston-area teams remain in contention at their respective Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations hockey tournaments after Monday’s opening day of play. At the boys championship in St. Catharines, the Frontenac Falcons gained a 2-2 tie with Medway of Arva. The... [Read More]
Sydenham wins opening game at OFSAA basketball  March 9th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY If a team is going to get to the Sydenham Golden Eagles, it had better do so early—because it isn’t likely to happen later. The pattern, one that is becoming all too familiar to coach Shaun Kennedy, played itself out once again Monday in Ottawa, where the... [Read More]
Six Kingston-area teams begin quests for OFSAA titles  March 8th, 2015
The girls hockey team from Holy Cross has the top seed position of the six Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association teams that will begin contesting Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations championships Monday. The Crusaders are the fourth-seeded team at the 20-team... [Read More]
Sydenham's first visit to OFSAA basketball was a memorable one  March 5th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Sydenham Golden Eagles are seeded eighth for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AA basketball tournament next week in Ottawa. The Eagles will be making the school’s second appearance at a provincial championship, and the first in a AA... [Read More]
Golden Eagles win EOSSAA basketball championship; bound for OFSAA  February 27th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY SMITHS FALLS—Sydenham Golden Eagles aren’t just going to the provincial high school AA basketball tournament; they’re going as the eastern Ontario champions. You can’t put too fine a point on that, Eagles coach Shaun Kennedy believes. “There... [Read More]
Sydenham unbeaten at EOSSAA basketball  February 26th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY SMITHS FALLS—The less people know about his basketball team, Shaun Kennedy believes, the better. To that end Thursday, the Sydenham Golden Eagles did some unfamiliar stuff on the first day of the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association double-A... [Read More]
Sydenham wins opener at EOSSA basketball  February 26th, 2015
SMITHS FALLS—Sydenham Golden Eagles opened the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association double-A basketball tournament with a decisive 56-21 victory over the St. Michael’s Mustangs of Kemptville here Thursday morning. The Eagles, Kingston Area champions, buried St.... [Read More]
Regi advances to OFSAA girls volleyball tournament  February 25th, 2015
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers will compete at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls AAA volleyball tournament next month after they defeated L’Escale of Rockland 3-1 Wednesday for the eastern Ontario championship. The match—L’Escale is a double-A... [Read More]
Regi captures fourth straight senior girls volleyball title  February 23rd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Like the sales person who works to pique the interest of the potential customer, the Sydenham Golden Eagles twice captured the attention of the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers Monday night. Neither time, however, could they close the deal. As a result, the Panthers left... [Read More]
Present-day Eagles delighted to share the legacy  February 22nd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was a silent reminder, every time they walked into the gym. “There’s a banner that says ‘1978,’ and every day we’d just look there (and think), ‘We’ve got to put another one up there,’” Steve Kennedy said. Sunday... [Read More]
Sydenham captures first senior basketball title in 37 years  February 22nd, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There was a time in Sunday afternoon’s high school senior boys basketball final that the Frontenac Falcons had the Sydenham Golden Eagles exactly where they wanted them. Then came halftime, and the Eagles had time to retool. The result was dramatic. From being tied... [Read More]
Carter Matheson scores 35 to lead Frontenac into Sunday's final against Sydenham  February 19th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY You can talk all you want about tactics and strategy, or systems and momentum, but there’s really only one reason why the Frontenac Falcons won their basketball game Thursday. Carter Matheson. “Carter Matheson was a puzzle we were just never able to... [Read More]
Blazers to face Frontenac in senior basketball semifinal  February 17th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Bayridge Blazers coach Geoff Stewart confessed Tuesday that the La Salle Black Knights were the one team he wasn’t eager to face in the playoffs. “Not that wanted to play Holy Cross or we wanted to play Regi or we wanted to play KC,” Stewart said,... [Read More]
Blues upset Regi with overtime victory  February 17th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There was a point Tuesday afternoon, when his players may not have been feeling particularly good about themselves, that Kingston Blues coach Pat Powers delivered a message. “Trust in your teammates,” Powers implored, his team rapidly falling out of sight of... [Read More]
High school basketball quarter-finals set for Tuesday  February 16th, 2015
It’s surprising that in a season when there were exactly no upsets—zero—during the regular year, on the eve of the playoffs coaches would be touting the likelihood of just such an eventuality. “There are lots of good teams and it’s quite possible that someone in... [Read More]
Frontenac resumes winning ways with victory at Regi  February 12th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There’s no doubt, Suche James says, that his team learned something this week. “Tuesday’s game was a good lesson for us,” said the Frontenac Falcons coach, after his basketball team clinched second place with a 64-50 win over the Regiopolis Notre... [Read More]
Raiders eager for next year to come  February 11th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Queen Elizabeth Raiders may be going nowhere this year but, boy or boy, are they eager for the start of next season. If what they showed Tuesday in their 54-47 loss to the La Salle Black Knights gives any clues, the Raiders will be a team deserving of some serious respect... [Read More]
Sydenham wins battle of undefeated teams  February 10th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Among all the scenarios that one might have proposed for the clash of the last two undefeated high school basketball teams in the county, it’s unlikely any would have included the caveat that the defending champion Frontenac Falcons wouldn’t score a point in the... [Read More]
Sydenham moves into first-place tie with eighth straight win  February 6th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was a basketball game in which each team had its moments. “That was the beauty of it,” Sydenham Golden Eagles coach Shaun Kennedy said afterwards. “There were a lot of momentum changes, a lot of fast break, a lot of pushing the ball up the... [Read More]
Knights gain overtime win over Holy Cross  February 4th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Any number of important contributors to the La Salle Black Knights senior high school basketball victory Tuesday afternoon could wear the hero’s mantle. You could start with Dan Walton, whose three-point basket with five seconds left in the game with the Holy Cross... [Read More]
Play resumes in high school senior basketball league  February 3rd, 2015
Eight teams with something to prove take to the floor today as the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys basketball season resumes after a two-week break for exams. The Kingston Blues, who begin the final third of the regular schedule 4-3, will be trying to get... [Read More]
Regi withstands Holy Cross rally to win Memorial  January 16th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Last year around this time, Tom McCabe came to Ed Kenney with an unusual request. “It’s funny,” Kenney, coach of the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers recalled Thursday night. “When we played the Memorial game last year, he came to me and said,... [Read More]
Bayridge gains last-minue win over La Salle  January 15th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY  It was just as Geoff Stewart suspected. With the memory of Tuesday’s victory over previously unbeaten Regiopolis fresh, and La Salle’s 2-4 record plain for his players to see, he was concerned. “This game has potential to be a trap game,”... [Read More]
Sydenham remains unbeaten with win at Napanee  January 14th, 2015
Sydenham Golden Eagles remain undefeated after they posted a 75-29 victory over the Napanee Golden Hawks in the only Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior basketball game Wednesday. Playing in Napanee, the Eagles improved their record to 6-0, to move within two points... [Read More]
Bayridge spots Regi 12-point lead before claiming fifth straight win  January 14th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It’s a deadly combination, many coaches will tell you: If you’re not scoring, and you can’t get any rebounds off the offensive glass, it’s pretty tough to win a basketball game. The Bayridge Blazers were living proof of that early in their senior... [Read More]
Falcons remain undefeated; QE gains first victory of the year  January 8th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY But for two relatively brief spurts in their game Thursday afternoon, the Frontenac Falcons were a very ordinary basketball team. Thankfully for the Falcons, however, they did enough damage in those two stretches to overcome two significant deficits and defeat the Holy Cross... [Read More]
Duncan Lambert continues his remarkable journey  January 7th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY He was, undoubtedly, the best fake patient the School of Medicine at Queen’s has ever had. Less than a year after a pretend exam revealed a real problem—and less than six months after open-heart surgery—Duncan Lambert scored 21 points Tuesday to lead the... [Read More]
Nikolas Daniele-Reyes named to Team Ontario  December 30th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY He caught Tom Flaxman’s eye almost immediately. Even in a group of about 160 football players auditioning for Team Ontario, the young man from Kingston “stood out right from the start.” “Right from the get-go, right from the individual drills we did... [Read More]
Defence rules the day as Sydenham improves to 5-0  December 18th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It’s a puzzler. One team is big, strong and loaded with fifth-year seniors. The other is energetic and athletic. Both are proven formulas for offensive success but Thursday afternoon neither one of them was particularly fruitful. “Our last couple of games... [Read More]
Stunning comeback gives Lancers victory at QE  December 16th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY For three quarters of their basketball game Tuesday, the Loyalist Lancers couldn’t seem to get out of their own tracks. Dubious shot selection—and poor success when they did shoot—in the face of some spirited play by the Queen Elizabeth Raiders had QE... [Read More]
Bayridge hands KC first defeat of the year  December 12th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY By the end of the season, Geoff Stewart suspects, he might be grateful that his Bayridge Blazers had the kind of early season schedule they’ve had. “We’re going to get a lot better,” the Bayridge coach said after the Blazers defeated the Kingston... [Read More]
KC remains undefeated with 50-47 win over plucky Napanee  December 9th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It’s early in the season, and three games into it the Napanee Golden Hawks are a game below .500, but they have served notice that they will be a competitive basketball team this year. “What I’m happy with is that they’re playing as a team and... [Read More]
KC to host personalized screenings of running film  December 4th, 2014
Transcend, a film that portrays running in the context of Kenyan politics, will be screened in the auditorium at Kingston Collegiate Tuesday, Dec. 9. There will be two showings; one for students at 9:55 a.m. and another for community members at 7 p.m. Admission will be by donation, with... [Read More]
Blues looking forward to recapturing lost season  December 4th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY This year, Pat Powers believes, people will come to appreciate a team not many people got to see two years ago. “We had a good season that year,” he said, albeit one contested on an exhibition basis only, as the winter high school athletic season was cancelled... [Read More]
Jeremy Pendergast scores 23 points as Holy Cross opens with win at Loyalist  December 2nd, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Both teams made it abundantly clear Tuesday that it was the opening game of their respective senior high school basketball seasons, with passes that were just a wee bit off the mark, defenders zigging when they should be zagging, and shooting that was colder than the snow... [Read More]
Corey Trudeau remembered for his athletic ability, his authenticity and his grin  December 2nd, 2014
When he was a freshman at Queen’s University, Neil Scilley joined the football team for winter practice. Since he hadn’t been with the team in the fall, Neil—yes, he’s my son—was unfamiliar not only to the veteran players, but to the other rookies as... [Read More]
Frontenac comes from behind to defeat Richview in OFSAA Bowl football game  November 26th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY HAMILTON-It was, Mike Doyle said, a difficult decision to make. "Rob's meant so much to our program, to have to do that -," Doyle's voice trailed off, as he revisited the emotion of the moment. It's not easy to pull your starting quarterback out of a championship game, but by... [Read More]
Sydenham captures National Capital Bowl  November 26th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY In a game where the teams took turns showing remarkable resiliency, the Sydenham Golden Eagles defeated Peterborough's Crestwood Mustangs 40-27 Wednesday in the National Capital Bowl senior AA football game at Mary Ann Sills Park in Belleville. The win capped a 10-game... [Read More]
Frontenac 24 Richview 20  November 26th, 2014
First Quarter FSS-FG, North 36 7:10 Second Quarter Ric-TD, Shaw 3 run (Amor convert) 0:31 FSS-TD, Brogaard 1 run (North convert) 5:55 Ric-TD, Shaw 27 run (Amor convert) 9:16 Third Quarter Ric-TD, Thompson 45 pass from Kelly (Amor convert failed) 11:08 Fourth Quarter FSS-TD, Brogaard 1 run... [Read More]
Sydenham, Frontenac play football finals Wednesday  November 24th, 2014
Two teams that have been waiting to put the finishing touches on their respective high school football seasons will finally do so on Wednesday. The Sydenham Golden Eagles, who had their National Capital Bowl game with Peterborough's Crestwood Mustangs postponed on Saturday-when the City of... [Read More]
Regi captures OFSAA boys volleyball title  November 22nd, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers captured the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AAA volleyball championship Saturday, defeating London Oakridge 3-2 in a stirring gold-medal match at Holy Cross Secondary School. The championship is Regi's third in the last six years; the... [Read More]
Regi reaches championship match at OFSAA boys volleyball  November 22nd, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers will play for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AAA volleyball championship this afternoon. The Panthers will face London Oakridge at 5 o'clock at Holy Cross Secondary School. Regi advanced to the final with a 3-1 semifinal win Saturday... [Read More]
Rideau, La Salle bounced from OFSAA quarter-finals  November 21st, 2014
Rideau District Lions and La Salle Black Knights were both quarter-final victims at their respective Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls basketball tournaments Friday night. At the single-A championship in Ingleside, Rideau was eliminated by a 50-36 defeat at the hands of... [Read More]
Regi reaches playoff round at OFSAA boys volleyball  November 21st, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers began play Friday night in the playoff round of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AAA volleyball tournament. The Panthers, the third-seeded team at the 20-team championship, were undefeated in four preliminary round matches. They will play... [Read More]
Regi ousted from OFSAA girls basketball; La Salle, Rideau still alive  November 21st, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers advanced to the quarter-final round before being eliminated Friday afternoon from the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls AAA basketball tournament in Windsor. After a 56-32 win over Toronto Henry Carr Friday morning, the No. 4-seeded Panthers... [Read More]
Regi volleyball boys, basketball girls both unbeaten at OFSAA  November 20th, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers emerged undefeated from the first day of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AAA volleyball tournament in Kingston. The Panthers, the third-seeded team at the three-day, 20-team event, defeated Francis Libermann of Scarborough 2-0 (25-14,... [Read More]
Ten area teams bound for OFSAA competition; Holy Cross hosting boys AAA volleyball  November 19th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers are the third-seeded team for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AAA volleyball championship tournament, a 20-team affair that starts Thursday in Kingston. Regi, 10-0 during the regular year and unbeaten en route to the... [Read More]
Sydenham advances to National Capital Bowl final  November 14th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY One coach made no bones about it. "I feel really lucky to be here," Sydenham Golden Eagles coach Mike Love said Friday, after his team defeated the Almonte Thunderbolds 19-14 to claim the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior AA football championship. "I... [Read More]
Sydenham 19 Almonte 14  November 14th, 2014
First Quarter Alm-TD, Kealey 1 run (White-Brown convert) 9:00 Syd-TD, O'Brien recovers fumble in end zone (Bashall convert) 12:00 Second Quarter Syd-FG, Bashall 23 11:42 Third Quarter Syd-FG, Bashall 28 3:25 Alm-TD, Kealey 25 run (White-Brown convert) 10:18 Fourth Quarter Syd-TD, Latimer 5... [Read More]
Sydenham to face Almonte in EOSSAA football final Friday  November 11th, 2014
Two undefeated football teams will meet Friday for the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior AA football title at Caraco Field. Sydenham Golden Eagles, the Kingston Area champions, will host the Almonte Thunderbolts, champions of the Lanark-Renfrew league, in a 1 o'clock... [Read More]
Regi captures senior girls basketball crown  November 10th, 2014
For half the ball game, the Holy Cross Crusaders had the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers in their sights. Then came the second half. Regi, the defending Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association champion, scored 39 points in the final two periods to defeat the Crusaders 56-28 in the... [Read More]
Falcons capture fourth straight senior football title  November 9th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY At the beginning of the year, he was the guy hanging around the Frontenac Falcons bench, doing practically anything he could to contribute, trying to keep his spirits up despite the hardship he'd been dealt. Saturday afternoon, Dustin Brogaard made the biggest contribution of... [Read More]
Sydenham advances in EOSSAA football playoffs  November 8th, 2014
Sydenham Golden Eagles built an impressive early lead in their football game Friday afternoon, and it turned out that they needed every bit of it. On a cold, grey afternoon on the shores of Sydenham Lake, the Golden Eagles emerged from their Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association... [Read More]
Regi eliminated at OFSAA field hockey tournament  November 8th, 2014
The bloom that was on the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers at the provincial high school field hockey championship quickly faded Friday. After opening the 16-team Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations tournament in Burlington with back-to-back victories Thursday, the seventh-seeded... [Read More]
Regi, Holy Cross to meet for senior girls basketball title  November 6th, 2014
The top two teams during the regular year will meet for the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball championship Monday night. The Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers, undefeated in 12 league and post-season contests, and the Holy Crusaders, whose record is... [Read More]
Regi bound for playoff round at OFSAA field hockey  November 6th, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers have assured themselves a berth in the quarter-finals at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations field hockey championship tournament in Burlington. Regi won both of its games in preliminary play Thursday, 4-2 over North Hastings of Bancroft and 1-0... [Read More]
Top seeds all advance in senior girls basketball playoffs  November 4th, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame's senior girls basketball juggernaut continues to roll, as the Panthers began Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association playoffs with a 48-29 quarter-final win Tuesday over the Kingston Blues. Playing at home, the undefeated Panthers started slowly but took control... [Read More]
Three of six OFSAA cross-country races won by Kingston runners  November 2nd, 2014
Kingston-area athletes won three of the six races Saturday at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations cross-country championships, contested on the campus of the University of Waterloo. In an unprecedented local performance, another local runner won a bronze medal, Kingston... [Read More]
Sydenham 47 La Salle 0  November 1st, 2014
First Quarter Syd-TD, Bashall 7 pass from Fisher (Bashall convert) 4:43 Syd-TD, Latimer 1 run (Bashall convert) 11:14 Second Quarter Syd-TD, MacComish 6 pass from Fisher (Bashall convert) 4:03 Syd-Single, Bashall 85 kickoff 4:03 Syd-Single, Bashall 67 punt 7:20 Syd-Bashall 41 pass from... [Read More]
Sydenham overwhelms La Salle in senior AA football final  November 1st, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Reuben Brunet said he didn't have much to say. "Sydenham deserves all the (attention)," said the coach of the La Salle Black Knights. "It's their day." Indeed it was. Sydenham Golden Eagles played nearly error-free football, and capitalized on almost every opportunity... [Read More]
Sydenham, Bayridge win qualification basketball games  October 31st, 2014
Both A division teams prevailed in qualification playoff games Thursday-but they didn't find it easy. The Sydenham Golden Eagles edged the Kingston Blues 24-20 and the Bayridge Blazers shaded the Loyalist Lancers 25-23 in games that determined the final four seedings for Kingston Area Secondary... [Read More]
After dubious start, Frontenac will defend its triple-A football title  October 31st, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Mike Doyle paused for a moment as he pondered the question. "They really matured through that," the Frontenac Falcons football coach said, as he considered what his players may have gained from starting the season 1-3. That was certainly evident Thursday, as the Falcons handily... [Read More]
Panthers prevail over pesky Eagles  October 31st, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY People may have been surprised at the performance of the Ernestown Eagles Thursday afternoon. Ryan Poser wasn't one of them. "We had a pretty close game against Ernestown at the beginning of the year," the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers coach said after his team defeated the... [Read More]
Despite scare, Regi completes perfect regular season  October 28th, 2014
La Salle Black Knights did what no team has done this year: They got close to the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers. Ultimately it didn't much matter-the Panthers prevailed 42-39 over La Salle on the final day of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls AAA basketball... [Read More]
La Salle denies Bayridge comback; qualifies for AA football final  October 28th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It's probably not surprising that the top two teams in the league during the regular year will meet for the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior AA football championship Saturday at Richardson Stadium. In a game of two halves Tuesday, the La Salle Black... [Read More]
Kingston-area runners win five of six races at EOSSAA cross-country  October 25th, 2014
Athletes from Kingston Area schools won five of six individual events and three of the six team titles at the annual Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association cross-country championships Thursday at the Petawawa Golf Club. Regiopolis Notre Dame had two of those individual champions,... [Read More]
Senior football teams prepare for playoffs  October 25th, 2014
Frontenac Falcons gave notice Friday that they may be a team not to ignore as the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior football playoffs begin next week. The defending league champions, who began the year 1-3, pulled to .500 with a 27-17 win over the Regiopolis Notre Dame... [Read More]
Holy Cross falls short in bid to catch Regi  October 24th, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers asserted their authority Thursday night, defeating the Holy Cross Crusaders 53-27 in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior A girls basketball game at Regi. The Crusaders, 7-1 going into the contest, were the only team left with a chance to... [Read More]
Regi continues winning ways  October 22nd, 2014
Playing without their top player, post forward Anne Wagar, the Frontenac Falcons were easy pickings for the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers Tuesday afternoon, and the Panthers took advantage to claim a 51-19 win in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior A girls basketball game... [Read More]
La Salle scores early to defeat Bayridge  October 17th, 2014
La Salle Black Knights scored the first two times they had the football Friday afternoon and they went on to defeat the Bayridge Blazers 22-1 in the only Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior game. Playing at O'Connor Field at Bayridge, the Knights scored three touchdowns in... [Read More]
Regi girls still unbeaten  October 16th, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers extended their season-long winning streak to seven games Thurdsay with a 43-23 win over the Sydenham Golden Eagles in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association girls senior A basketball game in the old gym at Regi. Bridget Mulholland and Hailey Wolfgram... [Read More]
KC, Regi runners dominate county cross-country championships  October 16th, 2014
Cross-country running races, contests that can take more than half an hour to complete, seldom need timing to the precision of hundredths of a second. One did Thursday. After taking a little more than 25 minutes to complete the 7.1-kilometre course at Lemoine Point, Ben Workman ultimately... [Read More]
David Wallace picking up his new game quickly  October 16th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY He may be relatively new to the game-perhaps even too new to appreciate fully the role he just played in winning one-but David Wallace demonstrated Thursday one of football's niceties in the high school senior match at Daniel Field. With his team in the process of blowing its... [Read More]
Combined KC-QE football team folds  October 16th, 2014
For the first month of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association season, it looked like the noble experiment was working fine. This week it fell apart. The combined senior football team from Kingston and Queen Elizabeth collegiates has folded, amid a sudden drop in attendance at... [Read More]
Regi thumps Holy Cross, takes lead among league's AAA teams  October 11th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was no surprise to the Holy Cross Crusaders that the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers would try to pass their way to success Friday night. "We knew that they had scored (through) the air against KC, so we were aware that they were going to throw the ball," Crusaders coach Tim... [Read More]
Last-minute field goal from emergency kicker gives Bayridge victory  October 10th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Thank goodness Warren Sherwood changed his mind. If he hadn't, the Bayridge Blazers might not have won their football game Friday afternoon. Sherwood's 31-yard field goal with 36.7 seconds left in the game gave Bayridge a dramatic 9-8 victory over the Kingston-Queen Elizabeth... [Read More]
Strong start, finish lead Regi past Bayridge  October 10th, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers scored the first 10 points of the game Thursday and they went on to post their sixth straight win of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior A girls basketball season, 44-23 over the Bayridge Blazers. Playing at Bayridge, the teams were fairly... [Read More]
Sydenham prevails in battle of undefeated teams  October 10th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY SYDENHAM - It's not the traditional deep kickoff, and neither is it the customary short kick that teams often use to keep possession of the football. The Sydenham Golden Eagles employ a bit of a hybrid, somewhere between the two. "It's kind of a medium kick, I'd say," coach Mike... [Read More]
Ernestown subdues Napanee in a game with touchdowns galore  October 9th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Touchdowns came fast and furious Thursday afternoon. On a cool, windy and sometimes rainy afternoon, two teams that collectively scored 22 points in their first four games of the year scored three touchdowns in four plays, in a matter of less than a minute. Eventually the... [Read More]
Regi remains undefeated in senior girls basketball play  October 8th, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers used a withering defence Tuesday to defeat the La Salle Black Knights 43-14 in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior A girls basketball game at Regi. The Panthers held La Salle to less than half the 33 points it had averaged in its first four... [Read More]
La Salle remains undefeated after error-filled, but dramatic, win over Frontenac  October 3rd, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Despite a series of blunders that would, on most days, make coaches weep, no one produced a handkerchief Friday night on the sidelines at La Salle Secondary School. Ultimately, there was no need. That's because, despite error after error, taking turns giving each other one... [Read More]
Regi defeats Holy Cross in battle of unbeaten basketball teams  October 3rd, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers reign today as the only undefeated senior girls basketball team in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association, after they defeated the Holy Cross Crusaders 48-37 Thursday afternoon at Holy Cross. The win was the fourth this year without defeat for Regi,... [Read More]
Regi, Holy Cross rebound from defeats for senior football victories  October 2nd, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was a pivotal play by a pivotal player. Early in a ball game that was still close, Connor Tobin, the do-anything member of the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers, took the football near midfield. It was an unassuming off-tackle run to his left, but as would-be tacklers started... [Read More]
Bayridge senior girls post first win of the season  October 1st, 2014
Kelsey Boyles hit two free throws in overtime Wednesday and they put the Bayridge Blazers ahead to stay as they defeated the visiting Frontenac Falcons 27-26 in the day's only Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association girls senior A basketball game. The win was the first in four games... [Read More]
Unbeaten Holy Cross hands La Salle its first loss  September 30th, 2014
Holy Cross Crusaders dispatched the La Salle Black Knights from the ranks of the unbeaten Tuesday, as they posted a 33-24 victory in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior A girls basketball game at La Salle. It was the Crusaders' third victory without defeat this year, as... [Read More]
Crusaders move into first-place tie in senior A girls basketball  September 26th, 2014
Jennika Lapierre scored 17 points Thursday afternoon to lead the Holy Cross Crusaders to a 45-30 win over the Frontenac Falcons in the only Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association girls senior A basketball game of the day. Playing at Holy Cross, Mary Besselink added eight points to... [Read More]
Frontenac regains winning touch; Sydenham improves to 2-0 with win over Holy Cross  September 25th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY His team is still young, Mike Doyle says. "We're still making mistakes out there." The Frontenac Falcons, however, are back to their winning ways. Capitalizing on some big plays Thursday afternoon, the Falcons defeated the Ernestown Eagles 28-1 in Kingston Area Secondary... [Read More]
Bayridge gains first victory of the season  September 24th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY If you thought there wasn't much going on, and you left the game early Wednesday afternoon, that would have been too bad. That's because you'd have gone home without seeing some of the best football either team had to offer. First, the Bayridge Blazers drove from their own... [Read More]
La Salle withstands late-game Frontenac surge  September 24th, 2014
A late-game rally fell short for the Frontenac Falcons Tuesday afternoon, as they bowed 44-41 to the La Salle Black Knights in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball game at La Salle. Frontenac led 10-8 after the first quarter but the Falcons were overtaken... [Read More]
Regi, Holy Cross win senior football openers  September 19th, 2014
It was one of those games, Ryan Poser said, that coaches endure on the first week of a football season. "It was sloppy," the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers coach said after his team escaped with a 9-7 win over the Ernestown Eagles in the opening game of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic... [Read More]
La Salle, Regi open basketball season with victories  September 19th, 2014
Last year's two county finalists, the La Salle Black Knights and Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers, each opened their Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball season with a victory Thursday. Regi, the defending KASSAA champion, began the season with a 47-21 win at... [Read More]
Sydenham stuns defending champion Falcons in senior football opener  September 18th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Sometimes, it helps just not to know any better. "It's funny, because as a coaching staff we were just figuring that was about our third win ever with our little group," Sydenham Golden Eagles coach Mike Love said Thursday night, as he and his colleagues reviewed the video of... [Read More]
Anthony Donnet overcomes hamstring injury to win first OFSAA medal for QE in 42 years  June 7th, 2014
MISSISSAUGA - One of the things that endears coaches, officials and long-time visitors to the OFSAA track and field meet is the story telling, time spent recounting tales of remarkable results, incredible courage and can-you-believe-it episodes. Years from now people will be talking about... [Read More]
OFSAA track and field results, Day 3  June 7th, 2014
MISSISSAUGA - Results of Kingston-area competitors Saturday from Day 3 of the 65th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships, at St. Marcellinus Secondary School: Nick Adams, Sydenham Ran junior boys 800 metres in a season-best 2 minutes 2.72 seconds,... [Read More]
Kingston-area athletes finish OFSAA track and field meet with 11 medals  June 7th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY MISSISSAUGA - Jackie Quesnel could have shared her wish for her first provincial high school track and field championship - but she didn't. "I wanted to get a medal," she confided, but she was intent on keeping that bit of ambitious thinking to herself. "I don't know what... [Read More]
Patience pays silver dividend for Emily Fawcett  June 7th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY MISSISSAUGA - Emily Fawcett wasn't pleased with her first throw Friday afternoon. "My first one was pretty bad," she said, candidly, of her opening toss in the midget girls discus competition at the provincial high school championship, "but I'm not very good at openings." As it... [Read More]
Emily Drouin's pursuit of fun leads her to an OFSAA bronze medal  June 6th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY MISSISSAUGA - As she approached her final year of high school athletics, Emily Drouin recalls casting about for something new to try. The steeplechase, she thought, was an interesting race. "It looked like fun," she said, "and it seemed to work out for me." Indeed it did. On a... [Read More]
Adam Burggraf gets over 'disappointment' of winning bronze medal  June 6th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY MISSISSAUGA - It took a few minutes after his event concluded Friday morning for Adam Burggraf to compose himself. It didn't take too long, however, for him to recognize exactly what he'd accomplished. "I could have thrown further so it's frustrating," he said, a bronze medal... [Read More]
Jaros survives wobbly finish to win second career gold medal  June 6th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY MISSISSAUGA - For a moment, it was one of the more troubling sights of the meet: La Salle's Heather Jaros, with about 40 metres to go in her race and a lead so comfortable it almost defied belief, wobbling, appearing as if she was about to fall, almost coming to a full stop in... [Read More]
OFSAA track and field results, Day 2  June 6th, 2014
MISSISSAUGA: Results of Kingston-area atheltes on the second day Friday of the 65th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships, at St. Marcellinus Secondary School. Danny Amaral, Regiopolis Notre Dame Ran the 100 metres for boys with intellectual disabilities... [Read More]
Kingston-area athletes win six medals on Day 2 of OFSAA track and field meet  June 6th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY MISSISSAUGA - At a meet that manufactures thrilling memories like almost no other athletic competition, she may have been the happiest person in the whole park. "I really, really wanted a medal," Branna MacDougall said, practically jumping out of her skin with delight after her... [Read More]
OFSAA track and field results, Day 1  June 6th, 2014
MISSISSAUGA - Results of Kingston-area athletes Thursday on the first day of the 65th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships at St. Marcellinus Secondary School: Nick Adams, Sydenham Ran junior boys 1,500 metres in 4 minutes 26.85 seconds, finished 11th... [Read More]
Regi's Hailey Wolfgram wins silver medal on Day 1 of OFSAA track and field  June 6th, 2014
A bronze medalist a year ago as a midget, Hailey Wolfgram of Regiopolis Notre Dame won the silver medal in junior girls shot put Thursday on the opening day of the 65th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships in Mississauga. Hers was the only medal-winning... [Read More]
Familiar feeling brings success to Ben Cross  June 3rd, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Ben Cross doesn't throw baseballs anymore, as he did competitively for years on youth rep teams. When he picks up his new javelin these days, though, the feeling is familiar. "It feels more like a baseball to me," he says. Perhaps, then, it shouldn't be surprising that with a... [Read More]
East region track and field results, Day 2  May 31st, 2014
OTTAWA - Top three performances and other Kingston-area athletes who qualified for the 65th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships on the final day Friday at the East region qualifying meet at Terry Fox Athletic Complex: BOYS 100 Metres Senior - Shermar... [Read More]
Local OFSAA qualifiers  May 31st, 2014
OTTAWA - Kingston-area athletes who qualified for the 65th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships at the East region qualifying meet, a two-day event at Terry Fox Athletic Complex that ended Friday: Bayridge (5) Adam Burggraf, midget boys discus,... [Read More]
Record-breaking performance by Anthony Donnet highlights local results at East region track  May 31st, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY OTTAWA - It was carnival day Friday at Queen Elizabeth Collegiate, and before he left to compete at the East region track meet, Anthony Donnet had his face painted with the school colours. On the drive to the competition, he decided to keep red, gold and white markings. "He... [Read More]
Seventeen local athletes qualify for OFSAA  May 30th, 2014
Seventeen Kingston-area athletes qualified for the 65th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships Thursday on the first day of the East region qualifying meet in Ottawa. Among them are four athletes from Kingston Collegiate and La Salle's Heather Jaros, who... [Read More]
East region track and field results, Day 1  May 30th, 2014
OTTAWA - Top three performances in each event and other Kingston-area athletes who have qualified for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships on the first day of the East regional qualifying meet at the Terry Fox Athletic Complex:   BOYS 200... [Read More]
The 'little kid with the big arm,' Adam Burggraf shows the big boys how it's done  May 29th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY At first glance, you might wonder why that little guy is over there, standing amid the big boys preparing to throw the javelin or discus. Shouldn't he be over with the other officials, getting ready to mark the spots or hold the tape measure? If you stick around long enough to... [Read More]
Young Napanee athlete takes quickly to the hurdles  May 28th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It isn't always easy to convince young athletes to give hurdling a try. "Most elementary school kids like to do the 100 (metres)," Napanee track coach Tom Worthy says, acknowledging that when they get to high school, there's little incentive to switch from running down a... [Read More]
Ben Trickey inspires young teammates at Sydenham  May 27th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Whether Ben Trickey was happy to take the role - or reluctant - was never an issue. "I kind of told him he didn't really have a choice," Sydenham track coach Leslie Lawlor said. Trickey is the only runner returning this season from last year's provincial silver medal-winning... [Read More]
EOSSAA notebook: Not many degrees of separation here  May 24th, 2014
BROCKVILLE - It's funny, sometimes, how things can come full circle. Take Heather Jaros, for example. The first-year senior athlete from La Salle had one of the more remarkable performances Thursday at the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association track and field championships, when... [Read More]
EOSSAA track and field results  May 24th, 2014
BROCKVILLE - Top three performances and other Kingston-area athletes who qualified for the East Regional meet at the annual Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools track and field championships at Thousand Islands Secondary School. BOYS 100 Metres Senior - Liam Smith (Thousand Islands, Brockville)... [Read More]
Kingston-area athletes set six new records at EOSSAA track and field meet  May 24th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY BROCKVILLE - He won two races here but the one Cameron Linscott wanted to talk about Friday was the one he didn't win. "The focus today was the 800," Linscott said," because I knew Nick Adams would be out for my money after KASSAA." Linscott, the junior athlete from Kingston... [Read More]
Holy Cross captures senior boys soccer title  May 23rd, 2014
Eric Freitas scored both goals Thursday afternoon as the Holy Cross Crusaders defeated the Kingston Blues 2-0 to capture the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys soccer championship on the Queen's University west campus field.  
Crusaders reach both senior soccer finals  May 21st, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers are on their way to their seventh consecutive Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls soccer final Thursday, thanks to a 5-0 semifinal victory Tuesday over the Frontenac Falcons. The Panthers broke open a one-goal game with four goals in the... [Read More]
KASSAA track and field results  May 17th, 2014
Top three performances in the annual Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association track and field championships, a two-day meet that concluded Friday at Caraco Field. BOYS 100 Metres Senior - Darien Leblanc (Holy Cross) 11.1 seconds, Carson Reid (Frontenac) 11.7, Jeff Vanderspank... [Read More]
Sophia Skorenky makes Marie-Rivier proud  May 17th, 2014
(Editor's note: Today sportkingston welcomes Andrew Price to the fold. Andrew is a Frontenac Secondary School grad who just completed his first year in the Journalism program at Carleton University, and I'm pleased that he will be contributing stories throughout the summer. Andrew was at the... [Read More]
Stunning performance results in 3,000-metres record for Branna MacDougall  May 17th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY People who watched the junior girls 3,000 metres Friday afternoon, Steve Boyd suggested, probably had no idea what they just witnessed. Several minutes after the event was done - to call it a race would be a misnomer - Boyd still had a look of wonder on a face that has seen a... [Read More]
Holy Cross slays upstart Dragons  May 15th, 2014
The magical run of the Marie-Rivier Dragons ended abruptly Wednesday afternoon, when they were defeated 6-0 by the Holy Cross Crusaders in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls soccer quarter-final match. After winning their last three games on the field by a combined... [Read More]
Crusaders prevail over pesky Lancers  May 15th, 2014
A goal in overtime by Bobby Cummings lifted the Sydenham Golden Eagles to a 2-1 win over the Bayridge Blazers in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys soccer quarter-final Wednesday. Sydenham, fourth in the regular year at 4-1-2, got its other goal from Curtis Reilly.... [Read More]
Regi ends season as only unbeaten senior girls soccer team  May 13th, 2014
Marie-Rivier Dragons will get their crack at the Holy Cross Crusaders after all. The Dragons, who ended their Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls soccer season Monday with a 5-1 win over the Ernestown Eagles, won the last four games they played, outscoring their... [Read More]
Strong finish gives Lancers final playoff berth  May 13th, 2014
Loyalist Lancers claimed the final senior boys soccer playoff berth Monday afternoon, but it comes with a dubious prize. With their 6-2 home-field win over the Granite Ridge Gryphons, the Lancers ended the regular Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association season with a 3-4 record, and... [Read More]
Three local athletes post record performances at Foley Invitational meet  May 12th, 2014
Three Kingston-area athletes came home from the annual Michelle Foley Invitational high school track and field meet with their names newly inscribed in the meet's record book. Midget-age athletes Marissa Battle of Kingston Collegiate and Clare Millard of Loyalist broke records at the day-long... [Read More]
Regi senior girls remain unbeaten  May 7th, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers remained the only undefeated team in the league, and the Marie-Rivier Dragons clinched a playoff spot Wednesday in Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls soccer play. Regi, 5-0, sent the Kingston Blues to their second defeat in six games... [Read More]
Loyalist keeps senior soccer playoff hopes alive  May 7th, 2014
Loyalist Lancers climbed back into the playoff picture Wednesday, with a 4-0 Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys soccer victory over the Marie-Rivier Dragons. With the win, and Granite Ridge's 3-1 loss to the Ernestown Eagles, the Lancers moved into an eighth-place tie... [Read More]
Regi prevails in clash of undefeated girls soccer teams  May 6th, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers emerged from Monday's battle of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association's last two undefeated senior girls soccer teams with sole possession of first place. Regi goalkeeper Kristina Nuvoloni preserved her team's 3-2 victory over the Holy Cross... [Read More]
Holy Cross sits alone atop senior boys soccer standings  May 6th, 2014
Not only did the Holy Cross Crusaders put some distance between themselves and the rest of the pack Monday afternoon, they helped to create a huge logjam in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys soccer standings. With their 2-1 victory over the Regiopolis Notre Dame... [Read More]
Adam Burggraf, Hailey Wolfgram each win twice at Hungerford Invitational track meet  May 4th, 2014
Adam Burggraf of Bayridge burst onto the high school track and field scene in impressive style Saturday, winning two events by huge margins at the 38th annual Hungerford Classic track and field meet at Thousand Islands Secondary School in Brockville. Competing in midget boys division, Burggraf won... [Read More]
Marie-Rivier team claims medal at OFSAA badminton  May 4th, 2014
Paul Briggs and Cole Gillespie of Marie-Rivier won the C Flight silver medal in boys doubles competition Saturday on the final day of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations badminton championship tournament at Markham. Briggs and Gillespie lost their first two matches of the... [Read More]
Regi, Holy Cross set stage for first-place soccer showdown  May 2nd, 2014
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers and Holy Cross Crusaders set the stage for a first-place battle Monday with victories Thursday in Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls soccer play. Both teams improved to 3-0, Regi with a 1-0 win over the Frontenac Falcons and Holy Cross... [Read More]
Crusaders move into sole possession of first place; female Dragons gain first win  May 1st, 2014
Holy Cross Crusaders got goals from four different players Wednesday as they handed the Sydenham Golden Eagles their first defeat of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Associations senior boys soccer season, a 4-1 decision on a rain-soaked Queen's University West Campus field. Nick... [Read More]
Sydenham senior girls move into first-place tie  April 30th, 2014
Sydenham Golden Eagles moved into a first-place tie with the idle Frontenac Falcons Tuesday with a 2-0 win over the La Salle Black Knights in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls soccer game at Caraco Field. Both teams are 3-0; Frontenac has yet to allow a goal while... [Read More]
Bayridge, Ernestown gain first wins of boys soccer season  April 29th, 2014
Bayridge Blazers and Ernestown Eagles each gained their first win of the young Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys soccer season Monday afternoon. Bayridge, 1-0-1, blanked the Loyalist Lancers 3-0 at Machin Field, while Ernestown, 1-2, edged the Napanee Golden Hawks... [Read More]
Teams feast or endure famine in senior girls soccer play  April 26th, 2014
The rich got a little richer and the poor remained bankrupt, as far as wins are concerned, in Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls soccer play Friday, as the four winners all remain undefeated and the four losers all left the field still seeking their first win. At the... [Read More]
Port Hope athlete has splendid day at Limestone Legacy track meet  April 25th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It wasn't enough that T.J. Ryan won three events Friday at the first Limestone Legacy invitational track and field meet. Two of those first-place ribbons were won in remarkable fashion, given the cool weather and time of year. Competing in senior boys division, Ryan, from... [Read More]
Limestone Legacy results  April 25th, 2014
Top three performances in each event at the first Limestone Legacy track and field meet Friday at Caraco Field: BOYS 100 Metres Senior - Matt Bedard (St. Michael, Kemptville) 11.44 seconds, Darien Leblanc (Holy Cross) 11.66, Brody Blaskie (Holy Cross) 11.73. Junior - Ben Montgomery (Carleton... [Read More]
Jonathan Besselink a winner in first attempt at the steeplechase  April 25th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY From the time he began to compete on a high school track, Jonathan Besselink was intrigued by the steeplechase. The appeal, he said, lies in "the grit it takes to run it." "It's tough." Friday morning at the first Limestone Legacy track and field meet at Caraco Field,... [Read More]
Late goal gives KC tie in senior boys soccer play  April 24th, 2014
A goal by Emile Flavin in the closing minutes of the game lifted the Kingston Blues into a 2-2 tie with the Bayridge Blazers in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys soccer game Thursday afternoon. Playing on Tindall Field, KC's Mark Lappan scored the only goal before... [Read More]
Strong second half seals victory for Frontenac  April 24th, 2014
Frontenac Falcons nursed a one-goal lead into halftime but then they exploded for four goals in the second half as they defeated the Napanee Golden Hawks 5-0 in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls soccer game Wednesday at Caraco Field. In the opening game of the... [Read More]
New Legacy meet to establish bursary for track and field athletes  April 23rd, 2014
About 700 athletes from high schools across eastern Ontario are expected to compete Friday in the first Limestone Legacy track and field meet at Caraco Field. "As soon as the new track was open we wanted to revive the old Queen's Invitational," said Laura McDowell, a coach at La Salle Secondary... [Read More]
Soccer season opens with some nasty play  April 22nd, 2014
If the soccer players in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association were happy to be back on the field Tuesday, they sure didn't show it, as yellow cards for objectionable conduct were flashed with startling frequency. At Tindall Field, seven of the cautionary cards were presented -... [Read More]
Coaching was the 'juice' for Hall of Fame inductee Dale Huddleston  April 22nd, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY In a coaching career that spawned 20 regional champions and generated 35 OFSAA medals, you might find it odd that, of all those athletes and teams, the one that stands out for Dale Huddleston is a team that didn't win. "That was the Anjela Wilson team in '99," Huddleston said,... [Read More]
Shelby Perry bound to play hockey at Colgate University  April 22nd, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Shelby Perry calls it her adventure. "I don't know what to expect," she says, "but I'm really excited for it." What excites the Holy Cross Secondary School student these days is the prospect of playing hockey next winter at Colgate University, the 195-year-old liberal arts... [Read More]
Holy Cross, Frontenac both 1-2 at Spring Thaw lacrosse tourney  April 15th, 2014
Holy Cross Crusaders and Frontenac Falcons each finished a win from three games Monday in the annual Spring Thaw high school field lacrosse tournament at the Minto fields in Nepean. Holy Cross got its victory in its first game, 4-1 over Franco Cite of Ottawa. Brothers Bryce and Hunter Drew scored... [Read More]
Despite snowy winter, high school sports to proceed on schedule  April 10th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Thanks to the recent investment in artificial turf fields in the past five years by the city and Queen's University, the spring high school sports seasons will start on schedule this month, despite the vast amount of snow that fell this winter. "Here we are in the age of climate... [Read More]
Holy Cross captures silver medal at OFSAA girls hockey  March 21st, 2014
Mackenzie McCullough stopped all 20 shots she faced Friday afternoon to back Saltfleet to a 1-0 win over the Holy Cross Crusaders in the gold-medal game at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls AAA/AAAA championship in Sudbury. McCullough's goaltending made a goal late in... [Read More]
Holy Cross reaches semifinals at OFSAA girls hockey  March 20th, 2014
Holy Cross Crusaders will play for a medal Friday after they qualified for the semifinals at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls AAA/AAAA hockey championship tournament in Sudbury. The Crusaders, the second-seeded team in the 16-team event, defeated Ursuline of Chatham 3-2... [Read More]
La Salle, Holy Cross ousted at respective OFSAA boys hockey tournaments  March 19th, 2014
Chris Ciccione scored two goals 14 seconds apart in the game's fourth minute Wednesday afternoon - his first two goals of the tournament - and that propelled St. Elizabeth of Thornhill to a 4-1 win over the Holy Cross Crusaders in the final preliminary game for each team at the Ontario Federation... [Read More]
Holy Cross qualifies for quarter-finals at OFSAA girls hockey  March 19th, 2014
Holy Cross Crusaders and Saltfleet of Stoney Creek will meet at 8 o'clock Thursday morning to determine top spot in their preliminary pool at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls AAA/AAAA hockey tournament in Sudbury. Both teams have already qualified for the quarter-finals... [Read More]
Holy Cross, La Salle each split their first two games at OFSAA boys hockey  March 18th, 2014
Holy Cross Crusaders emerged from the first day of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations triple-A/quad-A boys hockey tournament Tuesday with a win from their two opening-day games. The Crusaders, the 16th-seeded team at the 20-team championship in Burlington and Oakville, dropped... [Read More]
Ascension captures OFSAA AA basketball title  March 6th, 2014
Mississauga's Ascension of Our Lord Eagles defeated St. Andrew's of Aurora 64-53 Wednesday night to win the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AA basketball championship in Perth.Ascension, the second-seeded team at the 18-team tournament, trailed 30-27 at halftime but... [Read More]
Knights bound for OFSAA after winning EOSSAA boys AA hockey tourney  March 5th, 2014
A stirring comeback and some splendid goaltending by Kenton Carmody helped the La Salle Black Knights capture the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association boys AA hockey championship Tuesday in Rockland. After a 3-0 win over South Grenville in the first game of round-robin play, La... [Read More]
La Salle eliminated from OFSAA AA basketball tournament  March 5th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY PERTH - Two things conspired to doom the La Salle Black Knights Tuesday night - the foul shots that weren't and the three-point shot that wasn't. For the second time in three games at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AA basketball tournament, the... [Read More]
Holy Cross captures EOSSAA boys hockey championship  March 4th, 2014
Holy Cross Crusaders scored three goals in a 53-second span in the middle of the first period and that set the pace for an 11-1 victory over the Thousand Islands Pirates in the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association boys AAA hockey championship game Tuesday at the Invista... [Read More]
Falcons ousted from OFSAA triple-A basketball tournament  March 4th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Frontenac Falcons left the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AAA basketball tournament in Welland without a victory Tuesday, but neither did they leave with many regrets. "It was a tough one," Falcons coach Suche James said after his team was eliminated by... [Read More]
Rideau eliminated from single-A OFSAA basketball tourney  March 4th, 2014
Rideau District Lions bowed from the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations single-A boys basketball tournament in Timmins Tuesday when they dropped a 70-42 decision to Kings Christian of Oakville. Caleb Rice scored 11 points for Rideau, which surrendered 30 points in the first... [Read More]
La Salle rides three-point shooting to victory in second round at OFSAA  March 4th, 2014
PERTH¬† - Playing a better game in almost every respect than they did on opening day, the La Salle Black Knights defeated the James Cardinal McGuigan Wolfpack 72-52 Tuesday morning on Day 2 of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AA basketball tournament. The Knights, 2-0 at... [Read More]
Frontenac bows in first-round game at AAA OFSAA basketball  March 3rd, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Frontenac Falcons were beset by a demon that doesn't typically haunt them Monday and it cost them victory in the opening game of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAA basketball tournament in Welland. The Falcons shot just 50 per cent from the free-throw... [Read More]
La Salle hangs on for 56-55 win in first-round game at OFSAA  March 3rd, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY PERTH - Sometimes, Karen Graham was saying Monday afternoon, a basketball team can quickly forget what it was doing when it was being successful - even within the short time frame of a single game. Such a lapse in excogitation almost cost the La Salle Black Knights their... [Read More]
Knights, Falcons each have three named to KASSAA all-star team  March 2nd, 2014
Three members of the regular-season Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association champion La Salle Black Knights have been named to the East's first all-star team. Bruce Burns and brothers Tanner and Jesse Graham will represent the East against the West in the KASSAA boys basketball... [Read More]
Frontenac, La Salle, Rideau seek OFSAA basketball championships  March 2nd, 2014
All hands will be on deck for the La Salle Black Knights Monday when they begin play at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AA boys basketball championship in Perth. The Knights, who had to play without their two starting guards through the final weeks of the Kingston Area... [Read More]
Holy Cross sweeps KASSAA boys, girls hockey titles  March 1st, 2014
Holy Cross Crusaders completed an undefeated Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association boys hockey season Friday afternoon with a 2-0 win over the La Salle Black Knights in the championship game at the Invista Centre. The Crusaders will advance to their fourth consecutive Eastern... [Read More]
Crusaders advance to KASSAA hockey semifinals  February 26th, 2014
Holy Cross Crusaders began their bid to return to the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys hockey championship with a 5-0 win over the Bayridge Blazers in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association quarter-final Monday afternoon. Playing at the Invista Centre, Josh... [Read More]
Crusaders to contest both KASSAA hockey finals  February 26th, 2014
Holy Cross will compete for both the boys and girls high school hockey championships Friday, after posting impressive victories in Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association semifinals Wednesday. In boys play at the Invista Centre, the Crusaders broke open a one-goal game with five... [Read More]
La Salle captures EOSSAA AA basketball tournament  February 21st, 2014
La Salle Black Knights earned a berth in the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AA boys basketball championship Friday with a 60-46 win over Holy Trinity of Cornwall in the final game of the eastern Ontario tournament in Pembroke. La Salle advanced undefeated through the six-team,... [Read More]
La Salle wins twice, advances to semifinals at EOSSAA double-A basketball tournament  February 20th, 2014
La Salle Black Knights will play in the semifinals Friday morning at the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association AA basketball championship in Pembroke. The Knights will face Smiths Falls at 10 o'clock after winning their two preliminary games Thursday at the two-day, six-team... [Read More]
Frontenac captures EOSSAA triple-A basketball title  February 20th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It took about three minutes for all the drama to evaporate from Thursday's eastern Ontario senior AAA basketball game but it remained an important contest for the Frontenac Falcons - and not just for the fact that winning it qualified them to go to OFSAA. It was an opportunity... [Read More]
Frontenac 55 La Salle 42  February 16th, 2014
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Frontenac captures KASSAA senior basketball title  February 16th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Not a lot of people took notice at the time. "It was a nothing tournament," Frontenac Falcons coach Suche James said, and though it meant little in the grand scheme of high school basketball, that mid-season event was the setting for a victory over the La Salle Black Knights... [Read More]
La Salle, Frontenac to meet in senior basketball final  February 13th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers left the window open Thursday afternoon. "It wasn't open for long," Panthers coach Ed Kenney said, "but it was open." While it was, the La Salle Black Knights burst through to score 15 straight points, which proved to be the better part of the... [Read More]
Hockey Crusaders improve to 7-0  February 11th, 2014
Holy Cross Crusaders withstood a late charge by the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers to post a 3-2 win Tuesday in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association boys hockey game at Cataraqui Community Centre. After a scoreless first period, goals by Wyatt Plain, Hunter Drew and Devon King... [Read More]
Close, scrappy games typical in KASSAA basketball quarter-finals  February 11th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY When a senior boys basketball team has 12 points at halftime, you can safely say it's not playing well. When that same team is still in the game, trailing by just four points, you can pretty well say the other team can't be playing that well, either. Such was the case at Holy... [Read More]
Panthers upset KC in senior basketball quarter-final  February 11th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY On the final practice before his team embarked on the senior high school basketball playoffs, Ed Kenney had a message for his two junior-age starters. "We said, 'You're not allowed to be Grade 10s anymore,'" the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers coach recalled. "We're not going to... [Read More]
Basketball's third season off to rocky start  February 9th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY You really can't blame the players. It's not their fault that pesky things like Christmas and exams leave their sport's schedule with two large gaps in it, twin sinkholes that will suck the continuity out from under the best of teams. It isn't enough that high school basketball... [Read More]
Blues come from behind to claim victory, third place  February 7th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY The Kingston Blues' season is starting to look like one of their basketball games. For the second game in a row Thursday, KC overcame a halftime deficit to defeat an opponent - this time the Holy Cross Crusaders, who fell 44-37 to the visiting Blues in a Kingston Area Secondary... [Read More]
Hockey Crusaders win sixth game in a row  February 4th, 2014
Matt Marino and Kyle Lalonde scored two goals apiece Tuesday as the Holy Cross Crusaders defeated the Kingston Blues 9-0 in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association boys hockey game at the Invista Centre. Hunter Drew, Jake Morley, Jake St. Peter, Brandon Nadeau and Josh Kurish shared... [Read More]
La Salle an honorable mention in national basketball poll  January 24th, 2014
La Salle Black Knights, the top team in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association, is an honorable mention in the most recent national ranking of the top 25 high school senior boys basketball teams by northpolehoops.com. The Knights have played in some distinguished company this... [Read More]
Three local athletes in national track rankings  January 18th, 2014
Blair Morgan is the top-ranked Kingston athlete in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport track and field rankings released Friday. Morgan, an Ernestown Secondary School grad now studying at McMaster, is listed third among the nation's male intercollegiate runners in the 3,000 metres, with a... [Read More]
Memorial event approaches $330,000  January 17th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Kelly Davison got involved in the Memorial by chance. Eighteen years later, her passion for the cause and the wish to stay a part of an event unrivaled for school spirit in the city's two Roman Catholic high schools keeps her there. She was again at the tiller again Thursday... [Read More]
Hockey Crusaders stay unbeaten after shootout  January 17th, 2014
Despite being without nine players due to injury and tournament commitments elsewhere, the Holy Cross Crusaders defeated the Napanee Golden Hawks 4-3 in a shootout in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association boys hockey game Thursday at the Strathcona Paper Centre. Taking advantage... [Read More]
Holy Cross prevails in a strange one at the Memorial  January 17th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY In a poignant prayer before the start of the senior basketball game at Regiopolis Notre Dame Thursday night, it was suggested that the men whose memory the annual Memorial event commemorates would doubtless be watching from a celestial bleacher. As surely as they were, it seems... [Read More]
Strong finish gives Falcons win over Regi  January 14th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY The distinction was striking. The Regiopolis Notre Dame team that methodically took its senior basketball game away from the Frontenac Falcons in the third quarter Tuesday afternoon bore little resemblance to the Panthers who played the fourth with a gas tank that had suddenly... [Read More]
Hockey Crusaders remain unbeaten  January 14th, 2014
Holy Cross Crusaders remain the only undefeated boys hockey team in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association, after their 5-1 victory Tuesday afternoon over the Sydenham Golden Eagles at Cataraqui Community Centre. Goals by Matt Muller, Matt Marino and Max Brunner gave the... [Read More]
La Salle reaches semifinals of prestigious Ottawa tournament  January 13th, 2014
La Salle Black Knights advanced to the semifinals before bowing out of the 10th annual Jaguar Classic high school boys basketball tournament Sunday in Ottawa. La Salle, the only Kingston team at the four-day, 48-team event, emerged from pool play undefeated and they then beat Ottawa Sacred Heart... [Read More]
La Salle prevails in lopsided battle of undefeated teams  January 9th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY That's all the other senior basketball teams in the county needed - the La Salle Black Knights now playing with a stiff dose of resolve. As if the undefeated Knights weren't imposing enough to opponents, the newly inspired version stunned the Kingston Blues, the league's other... [Read More]
Ragged post-break opener results in Holy Cross victory  January 8th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY As basketball games go, Holy Cross Crusaders' 47-38 senior win Tuesday over the Bayridge Blazers was pretty ragged. For the first game after the Christmas break, however, it was typical. "We had two practices, a scrimmage and our alumni game but it's not the same as getting... [Read More]
Holy Cross whips Bayridge in high school hockey  January 8th, 2014
Bayridge Blazers goaltender Dylan Jones delivered a valiant effort Tuesday but it wasn't enough for his team to avoid an 8-2 Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association defeat at the hands of the Holy Cross Crusaders. Playing at the Invista Centre, Holy Cross was led by the line of Jake... [Read More]
Holy Cross moves into third-place tie with win at Sydenham  December 20th, 2013
Holy Cross Crusaders closed the pre-Christmas portion of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys basketball schedule Thursday with a 45-30 win over the Sydenham Golden Eagles.In holding the home team to its lowest point total of the season, Holy Cross won its third game... [Read More]
Regi spots LC eight-point lead; roars back to win by 20  December 18th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY In the opening moments of their senior basketball game, the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers were playing like Santa on Christmas Eve, with a spare present on the sled and no idea who is supposed to get it. Santa might give it to the first kid he came upon, and in the case of the... [Read More]
La Salle, KC remain undefeated in senior boys basketball play  December 18th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Two of the three senior high school basketball teams who began the day undefeated stayed that way Tuesday. For one of them, that eventuality became clear fairly early; for the other it was much less so. The La Salle Black Knights scored 18 points in the first quarter and they... [Read More]
Blues stay unbeaten with come-from-behind victory over Sydenham  December 16th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY One team persevered through their difficulties Monday afternoon and figured out how to make their game plan work. The other did not. On the basis of that alone, it shouldn't take a scholar to figure which team won the basketball game. After spotting the Sydenham Golden Eagles... [Read More]
Stirring fourth quarter gives Regi narrow victory over Bayridge  December 12th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY A basket by Duncan Lambert with seven seconds left in the game lifted the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers to a 57-56 win over the Bayridge Blazers in a senior high school boys basketball game Thursday afternoon. Regi's first win of the season was a stirring victory, as the... [Read More]
Holy Cross remains undefeated in high school boys hockey play  December 11th, 2013
Holy Cross Crusaders continue to vex opponents in the young Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association boys hockey season, defeating the Ernestown Eagles 6-0 in a game Wednesday afternoon at W.J. Henderson Arena. In winning their two games this year, the Crusaders, who represented... [Read More]
Carter Matheson quietly lifts Frontenac to win over Bayridge  December 10th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Carter Matheson can dump perhaps the politest double-digit scoring performance on a team that an opponent may every see. He did it yesterday, finishing with 25 points as the Frontenac Falcons defeated the Bayridge Blazers 56-39 in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic... [Read More]
La Salle captures title at Queen's high school basketball tournament  December 8th, 2013
La Salle Black Knights got 28 points from Tanner Graham and 24 from Jesse Graham Saturday as they defeated Waterloo St. Mary 69-65 in the championship game of the annual Queen's Invitational senior boys high school basketball tournament at the Athletics and Recreation Centre. La Salle, a AA... [Read More]
Bayridge survives shaky fourth quarter to defeat Sydenham  December 5th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY In a third quarter in which they played sparkling defence, the Bayridge Blazers appeared to be putting their senior boys basketball game away early Thursday afternoon. Then came a fourth quarter when a lot of that good stuff vanished, and the Sydenham Golden Eagles rallied from... [Read More]
La Salle wins big over Holy Cross in high school basketball opener  December 3rd, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY For the final four minutes of the second quarter Tuesday, the La Salle Black Knights showed the kind of basketball they're capable of playing. A remarkable 13-1 run propelled the Knights into a comfortable lead over the visiting Holy Cross Crusaders, one they rode to a 61-39... [Read More]
Lorne Park 32 Frontenac 1  November 26th, 2013
First Quarter LPk - TD, Condlin 70 pass from Lavric (Price convert) 4:35 LPk - FG, Price 25 7:31 Second Quarter LPk - Single, Price missed 18 FG 12:00 Third Quarter FSS - Single, McCann missed 20 FG 11:57 Fourth Quarter LPk - TD, Condlin 21 pass from Lavric (Price convert) 2:50 LPk - TD,... [Read More]
Frontenac defeated at OFSAA bowl football game  November 26th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY TORONTO - If it wasn't one thing, it was another. There was nothing outrageously poor about the Frontenac Falcons' performance Tuesday in their OFSAA Bowl football game at Centennial Stadium, but the sum of all the little things that went wrong at one time or another was a 32-1... [Read More]
Three local teams are all done at OFSAA basketball  November 23rd, 2013
All three Kingston-area teams were eliminated Friday from their respective Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls basketball tournaments. After winning their second-round game Friday morning, 56-29 over Father Redmond of Etobicoke, the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers were beaten... [Read More]
Rideau perfect after two games at single-A OFSAA  November 21st, 2013
Rideau District Lions are 2-0 after the first day of play at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls single-A basketball championship in Sault Ste. Marie. The Lions defeated St. Thomas Aquinas of Lindsay 57-33 Thursday night, after posting a 46-15 win over Nelson A. Boylen of... [Read More]
Regi opens with victory at girls AAA OFSAA basketball  November 21st, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Molly Rutherford gets to take care of Mackenzie tonight. Mackenzie the basketball, that is. The ball sits on the bench of the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers, representing the spirit of Mackenzie Curran, a teammate who is unable to attend the provincial high school championship... [Read More]
La Salle wins opener at OFSAA girls AA basketball  November 21st, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY La Salle Black Knights began their pursuit of the provincial girls AA basketball championship Thursday with a 50-24 win over Belleville St. Theresa in an opening-round game at the 18-team Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations tournament in Windsor. The Knights are... [Read More]
Regi, La Salle, among top seeds at OFSAA girls basketball tournaments  November 19th, 2013
Both Kingston teams bound for Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls basketball tournaments this week have been seeded among the top teams in their respective fields. The Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers, the Kingston Area champions and eastern Ontario AAA title holders, are seeded... [Read More]
Frontenac to face Lorne Park in OFSAA bowl football game  November 17th, 2013
Frontenac Falcons will face the Lorne Park Spartans of Mississauga in an OFSAA bowl football game Tuesday, Nov. 26, in Toronto. Lorne Park defeated St. Joan of Arc 26-7 Friday to win the senior Tier I championship of the Region of Peel. It was the 18th conference title for Lorne Park, most in... [Read More]
Falcons bound for OFSAA bowl after 34-7 win over Thousand Islands  November 12th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY BROCKVILLE - Maybe they really didn't need any help from Mother Nature Tuesday afternoon, but her invisible hand may have done the Frontenac Falcons a couple of favours anyway. On a day when the sub-freezing temperature kept a film of snow intact on the Thousand Islands... [Read More]
Frontenac 34 Thousand Islands 7  November 12th, 2013
First Quarter FSS - TD, H.Robinson 30 run (McCann convert) 3:37 FSS - TD, Stevenhaagen 7 run (McCann convert) 8:34 Second Quarter FSS - Safety, Edgley concedes 1:29 FSS - Safety, Stevenson-Reitsma tackled 4:03 FSS - Safety, Edgley concedes 10:24 FSS - TD, Byron 43 pass from Magee (McCann... [Read More]
Buzzer-beating shot gives Regi dramatic win in senior girls basketball final  November 11th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Jason Reynolds has been in a few basketball games that ended as dramatically as the county senior girls final did Monday night. "Some of them ended a little better," the La Salle Black Knights coach said with chagrin, after a buzzer-beating shot by Rebecca Wendland gave the... [Read More]
Gananoque 35 Ernestown 0  November 8th, 2013
First Quarter Gan - TD, Swann 40 punt return (Byrne convert) 2:33 Gan - TD, Tennant 3 run (Byrne convert) 5:56 Gan - TD, Pardy 1 run (Byrne convert) 11:27 Second Quarter Gan - TD, Anderson 19 pass from Hartley (Byrne convert) 1:51 Third Quarter No scoring Fourth Quarter Gan - TD, Whitehead... [Read More]
Ernestown bows in EOSSAA football semifinal  November 8th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY GANANOQUE - Things didn't start well for the Ernestown Eagles Friday afternoon and, well, they never really got much better. The Gananoque Trojans scored a touchdown on their first punt return, scored the next time they had the ball, led by 21 points before the first quarter was... [Read More]
Regi, Mackenzie Curran both win big  November 7th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was a memorable afternoon at Regiopolis Notre Dame Thursday, and it would have been momentous even if the Panthers hadn't won their senior girls basketball semifinal game. "This is a great day," Panthers coach Lesley Stevenson said, and what made it great was not so much her... [Read More]
Cameron Linscott fifth at OFSAA cross country  November 4th, 2013
Cameron Linscott of Kingston Collegiate posted the top finish among Kingston-area athletes Saturday at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations cross country championships at Laurentian University in Sudbury. Linscott was fifth in the junior boys race, running the 5.85-kilometre... [Read More]
Frontenac claims third straight AAA football title  November 4th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It was, Mike Doyle said, a difficult game to describe. "We had our big plays," said the Frontenac Falcons coach, after his team captured the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior AAA football championship Sunday, with a 13-7 win over the Holy Cross... [Read More]
Eagles capture Ernestown's first football championship  November 3rd, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY It's like they've been saying, 'It's time' for a couple of weeks now, but when you're a 1-5 football team, it's difficult to get people's attention. On Sunday, the Ernestown Eagles made people listen. In the six years since the creation of a team in 2008, success has escaped the... [Read More]
Frontenac 13 Holy Cross 7  November 3rd, 2013
First Quarter FSS - TD, Stride 41 pass from Magee (McCann convert) 8:20 Second Quarter FSS - FG, McCann 21 6:40 Third Quarter FSS - FG, McCann 22 5:52 Fourth Quarter HCr - TD, Martindale 12 pass from Pendergast (Wallace convert) 4:18 Holy Cross¬†¬†¬† 0¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 0¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†... [Read More]
Ernestown 14 La Salle 7  November 3rd, 2013
First Quarter No scoring. Second Quarter LaS - TD, Wight 5 run (Heatherington convert) 4:46 Ern - TD, Burtenshaw 48 run (H.McDonald convert) 5:56 Third Quarter No scoring. Fourth Quarter No scoring. Overtime Ern - TD, Burtenshaw 35 run (H.McDonald convert) Ernestown¬†¬†¬†... [Read More]
Regi bows from OFSAA field hockey  November 1st, 2013
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers are returning home from the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations field hockey championship without a victory. Regi, the Kingston Area and eastern Ontario champion, ended the preliminary round Friday morning by being beaten 2-1 by Malvern of Toronto.... [Read More]
Bayridge victory sends Blazers into the playoffs a .500 team  October 31st, 2013
Two teams going in opposite directions ended the regular Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball schedule Thursday. Alex Leggett scored 15 points to lead the Bayridge Blazers to a 41-25 win over the Loyalist Lancers at Bayridge. The Blazers finished the season... [Read More]
Regi still alive at OFSAA field hockey championship  October 31st, 2013
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers have a loss and a tie to show for their two games on the opening day of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations field hockey championship in Waterloo. As rain fell throughout the day, the Panthers, Kingston Area and Eastern Ontario champions, were... [Read More]
Top spots settled as girls basketball schedule enters final days  October 30th, 2013
Only a couple of the pieces of the senior girls basketball playoff puzzle remain to fall into place in the final two days of the regular Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association season. Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers completed an undefeated regular schedule Tuesday when they posted a... [Read More]
Ernestown to face La Salle in AA football final  October 30th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY ODESSA - You might think that blowing an 11-point lead and giving up 22 points in the fourth quarter to lose a football game by a point would be devastating to a team in a young program trying to establish itself. Many times, that would be a reasonable assumption but not,... [Read More]
Crusaders gain berth in senior football final with overtime win over Regi  October 29th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY With just four points to show for the first 42 minutes of their senior football semifinal game, something had to change for the Holy Cross Crusaders if they were going to play beyond Tuesday afternoon. That something was actually someone, and that someone was Devon... [Read More]
Falcons' 26th straight win puts Frontenac into KASSAA senior football final  October 29th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Two explosive plays for long touchdowns in the first half may have stung the Sydenham Golden Eagles like daggers to the heart but that isn't what killed their playoff aspirations Tuesday afternoon. They ultimately didn't succumb until the Frontenac Falcons decided to run them... [Read More]
Four county runners win races at EOSSAA cross-country  October 25th, 2013
Four teams and 12 other individuals from Kingston-area high schools are on their way to the provincial scholastic cross-country championships after their performances Thursday at the annual Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association meet at Brockville's Memorial Park. The top two teams... [Read More]
Crusaders claim second place with victory in MacLeod Memorial  October 24th, 2013
Frontenac Falcons will host the Sydenham Golden Eagles and the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers will visit the Holy Cross Crusaders in Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior football AAA semifinals Tuesday. Those pairings were confirmed Thursday night when the Crusaders defeated... [Read More]
Fourth-quarter spurt secures Holy Cross victory  October 18th, 2013
For 41 minutes of their football game Friday afternoon, the Bayridge Blazers, a team with a winless record and a backup quarterback starting his first senior game, gave the Holy Cross Crusaders all that they could handle. Then, in a span of about three minutes, the Crusaders gave Bayridge more... [Read More]
La Salle improves to 7-1 with girls basketball win over Frontenac  October 18th, 2013
La Salle Black Knights prevented a logjam from forming in second place Thursday afternoon when they defeated the Frontenac Falcons 46-33 in Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball play at La Salle. The Knights entered the game 6-1 and the Falcons 5-1, and had... [Read More]
KC captures county high school cross-country title  October 17th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Typically, when a coach has two talented runners in the same race, he tries to offer them different counsel. "Usually one's a little stronger, the other's a little faster," Steve Boyd said Thursday. "You tell the stronger one to apply pressure early and often, and you tell the... [Read More]
La Salle quarterback acclimating nicely to new position  October 17th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY For a guy who never played quarterback until this year, Tim Wight isn't doing too badly. Thursday afternoon, he led his La Salle Black Knights into a share of first place in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior football standings with a 27-7 victory... [Read More]
Holy Cross hands La Salle first defeat in senior girls basketball play  October 11th, 2013
In a rematch of last year's county final, the Holy Cross Crusaders climbed back into the hunt for first place Thursday when they defeated the visiting La Salle Black Knights 30-28 in Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball play. Hannah King scored 10 points for... [Read More]
Sydenham regains winning way with Bubba Bowl triumph  October 11th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY SYDENHAM - Sydenham Golden Eagles ended a touchdown drought that extended through more than nine quarters of football Thursday night, and they went on to defeat the visiting Bayridge Blazers 23-0 in the annual Bubba Bowl football game, the first game played at the newly... [Read More]
Falcons remain undefeated after 24-7 win over Holy Cross  October 10th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There was nothing complicated about Thursday afternoon's football game, in the view of Holy Cross senior football coach Tim Pendergast. "They're a well-oiled machine," Pendergast said after his Crusaders were defeated 24-7 by the Frontenac Falcons, "and we're not." Thursday's... [Read More]
Regi wins third straight senior football match  October 9th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Losing their first two games of the season, scoring just one touchdown in each, wasn't a particularly auspicious start for the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers. Then along came the Sydenham Golden Eagles. Normally the Sydenham game would not be a welcome date on the schedule of... [Read More]
Big first half propels Regi to senior football victory  October 4th, 2013
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers took a commanding first-half lead and they withstood a second-half rally Friday afternoon to defeat the Bayridge Blazers 28-14 in the only Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior football game. Playing at Bayridge, the Panthers had a 28-0 lead at... [Read More]
No surprises for top teams in senior girls basketball play  October 4th, 2013
The rich got richer Thursday in Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball play. All three undefeated teams - La Salle, Regi and Frontenac - each won for the fifth time this season at the expense of teams that are a collective 1-13. The visiting Granite Ridge... [Read More]
Knights withstand late-game threat to defeat Sydenham  October 3rd, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY A fairly nondescript defensive struggle ended with some high drama Thursday night, when the La Salle Black Knights survived a late threat to preserve a 7-0 Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior football victory over the Sydenham Golden Eagles. Save for a... [Read More]
Frontenac improves to 3-0 with home-field win over Ernestown  October 3rd, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Frontenac Falcons have begun to get their feet under them, and that's bad news for the rest of the senior high school football teams in the county. The two-time defending National Capital Bowl champions gained their third straight victory Thursday, 34-12 over the visiting... [Read More]
Top three senior girls basketball teams remain undefeated  October 1st, 2013
Madelin Fellows scored a season-best 16 points Tuesday to lead the La Salle Black Knights to a 50-5 win over the Granite Ridge Gryphons in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball game at La Salle. Emily Delyea's four points accounted for 80 per cent of... [Read More]
Holy Cross gains second straight shutout; Ernestown gets first senior football win of the season  September 27th, 2013
Two first-half interceptions each led to a touchdown for the Holy Cross Crusaders Friday afternoon and they rode those two scores to an 18-0 victory over the La Salle Black Knights in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior football game at Daniel Field. It was the first loss... [Read More]
Regi, La Salle, Frontenac still unbeaten in senior girls basketball play  September 26th, 2013
La Salle, Frontenac and Regiopolis Notre Dame all maintained their unblemished records Thursday in Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior girls basketball play.La Salle Black Knights improved to 3-0 with a 38-23 win over the Ernestown Eagles, at Regi the Panthers kept pace with... [Read More]
Panthers beat Sydenham for first win of the season  September 26th, 2013
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers gained their first senior football win of the season Thursday afternoon, a 16-4 victory over the Sydenham Golden Eagles at Brother O'Gara Field. It was the only Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior match of the day. Regi, 1-2, led 13-4 at... [Read More]
Eastern Ontario football champion to play in first of nine OFSAA bowls  September 25th, 2013
Eastern Ontario's senior football champion will play in one of nine provincial high school bowl games in Toronto on Tuesday, Nov. 26, it was announced Wednesday. In a memo circulated to member associations, Peter Morris, the football convenor for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic... [Read More]
Kelsey Murphy leads Holy Cross to second win  September 24th, 2013
Kelsey Murphy, a Grade 10 student playing senior basketball with the Holy Cross Crusaders, scored 17 points Tuesday to lead her team to a 56-19 win over the Queen Elizabeth Raiders in a Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association game at Holy Cross. The Crusaders, 2-0, led 34-9 at... [Read More]
La Salle, Holy Cross gain senior football victories  September 20th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY When you open the football season 2-0, there can be lots of things about which to be happy. If you're the La Salle Black Knights, for instance, you can be pleased with a defence that has allowed just one touchdown in each of those two games. You can draw satisfaction from... [Read More]
Third-quarter run propels La Salle to senior basketball win  September 20th, 2013
La Salle Black Knights scored 13 of the first 14 points in the second half of their senior girls basketball game Thursday and they went on to defeat the Sydenham Golden Eagles 35-20 in the opening game of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association season for both teams. La Salle... [Read More]
Falcons improve to 2-0 with win over Bayridge  September 19th, 2013
Frontenac Falcons took advantage of several Bayridge turnovers Thursday afternoon as they defeated the Blazers 29-0 in the day's only Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior football game. An interception and a fumble led to the Falcons' two first-quarter touchdowns, scored by... [Read More]
Frontenac begins title defence with 21-10 win over Regi  September 13th, 2013
Frontenac Falcons scored 14 points in the first quarter and they went on to defeat the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers 21-10 Friday on the opening day of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior football season. Playing at Regi's Brother O'Gara Field, Jacob Veenstra scored a... [Read More]
OFSAA notebook: Heather Jaros's record second to be held by a KASSAA athlete  June 9th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY OSHAWA - Few athletes had the kind of experience La Salle's Heather Jaros enjoyed at the 64th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships: Two personal-best performances, two medals and a meet record would bring a smile to anyone's... [Read More]
Almost sidelined by an injury, Wade Embury wins two OFSAA medals instead  June 9th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY OSHAWA - Wade Embury gave everyone in the Sydenham High School entourage a scare Saturday afternoon, when he limped off the Civic Fields track, favouring his right ankle after finishing his 200-metres heat at the provincial high school track and field championships. "I was in... [Read More]
Prediction proves too modest for OFSAA medal winner Ben Workman  June 9th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY OSHAWA - Perhaps next time Ben Workman won't aim so low. "I was kind of joking before the race that I PB'd by six seconds yesterday (in the 1,500 metres) and today is twice as long a race so I'll PB by 12 seconds today," he said Saturday afternoon. Yes, well, good luck with... [Read More]
Spectacular run gives Sydenham silver in OFSAA relay  June 9th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY OSHAWA - They came Saturday afternoon anticipating an opportunity to witness something special. When the final race of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field meet was done, it was difficult to tell who was happier - this cadre of Sydenham High... [Read More]
Regi's Hailey Wolfgram wins OFSAA bronze in shot put  June 9th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY OSHAWA - At first glance, you'd never have suspected that Hailey Wolfgram's first competition at a provincial high school track and field championship was anything but a disaster. Her reddened eyes told a story. But, then, the bronze medal hanging around her neck told... [Read More]
Medals come in a flurry for local athletes on final afternoon of OFSAA track meet  June 9th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY OSHAWA - If medals came in a trickle from the tap of success for Kingston-area athletes during the first day and a half of the 64th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships, the faucet was wide open Saturday afternoon. In the final three... [Read More]
OFSAA track results  June 9th, 2013
OFSAA results OSHAWA - Results of Kingston-area competitors Saturday on the final day of the 64th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships at the Civic Recreation Centre: Nick Adams, Sydenham Ran midget boys 800 metres in personal-best 2 minutes 7.95... [Read More]
Wade Embury happy with second bronze medal  June 8th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEYOSHAWA - He had the fastest seed time going into the meet, and the fastest qualifying time in Thursday's heats. Wade Embury had already won an OFSAA bronze medal and in his third year of senior competition, he had designs on winning a championship.When it didn't happen in the... [Read More]
Stunning performance nets La Salle's Heather Jaros an OFSAA gold medal  June 8th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY OSHAWA - So expressive was Heather Jaros' face coming down the final stretch of the Civic Fields track Friday afternoon it was difficult to tell exactly what it was displaying. Was it the strain of a dazzling late-race kick that put a good 30 metres between her and the rest of... [Read More]
Regi ousted in quarter-finals at OFSAA girls soccer  June 7th, 2013
After winning three games in a row at the provincial high school girls soccer championship, the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers were eliminated in the quarter-finals Friday evening at Windsor. Blessed Trinity of Grimsby prevailed 2-1, winning on penalty kicks after the teams remained tied 1-1 after... [Read More]
Regi captures silver medal at OFSAA boys rugby  June 7th, 2013
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers came home with the silver medals from the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAA/AAAA boys rugby championship Friday, after they dropped the championship match of the 16-team tournament in Ottawa. Regi, undefeated in three games to reach the gold... [Read More]
Kingston-area athletes qualify for OFSAA track finals  June 7th, 2013
All five Kingston runners competing in the 1,500 metres made it through the qualifying heats Thursday and into their respective finals Friday on the first day of the 64th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and and field meet in Oshawa. Foremost among them was Regiopolis Notre... [Read More]
Regi to play for gold at OFSAA boys rugby  June 6th, 2013
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers will play for the provincial AAA/AAAA high school rugby championship Friday, after they defeated Medway of Arva 13-5 Thursday afternoon in Ottawa. The Panthers will face the tournament's No. 1 seed, Brantford Collegiate, in the final. Both teams are 3-0. Brantford... [Read More]
Regi 1-1 at OFSAA girls soccer  June 6th, 2013
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers are 1-1 after the first day of play at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls AAA soccer championship in Windsor. The Panthers dropped their first game 5-0 to the tournament's second seed, Belle River, Thursday morning. In the afternoon, Regi... [Read More]
Regi wins first game at OFSAA boys rugby tournament; soccer girls prepare to begin play Thursday  June 5th, 2013
Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers began play at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys rugby tournament Wednesday with a 31-14 victory over Ottawa St. Peter at South Nepean Rugby Park in Ottawa. The Panthers, Kingston Area and Eastern Ontario champions and the No. 6 seed at the... [Read More]
Sydenham wins one of three at OFSAA girls rugby  June 5th, 2013
Sydenham Golden Eagles are coming home from the provincial girls high school rugby championship after they were defeated 19-7 by Oakville Trafalgar, the tournament's No. 1 seed and the defending Ontario champion, Tuesday afternoon in Waterloo. Sydenham, seeded tenth at the Ontario Federation of... [Read More]
Sharbot Lake high jumper hopes to improve standing at second OFSAA  June 5th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Take a young man in Grade 9 from Ardoch, put him in a venue with more than 2,000 of the province's best athletes, and you might think the setting would be a little daunting. You might also expect that this weekend, when David Cox goes to the Ontario Federation of School Athletic... [Read More]
Fifteen local athletes seeded in top eight for OFSAA track and field  June 4th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Eight Kingston-area athletes and one of its relay teams are seeded in the top three of their respective events for the 64th Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships this week in Oshawa. One of the athletes, Sydenham's Wade Embury, posted... [Read More]
Fit, healthy and sound, Ben Workman looks forward to OFSAA  June 1st, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY BELLEVILLE - A funny thing happened to Ben Workman on the way to the finish line Friday: He was given a free lap. Well, not exactly. "I miscounted the laps," he said. "I guess I was just distracted by something." In races of more than one lap of the track, a sign is placed at... [Read More]
Forty-nine local athletes earn berths at OFSAA track and field championships  June 1st, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY BELLEVILLE - Josh Johnson insists he really had no idea from where the throw came that won junior boys shot put Friday. "I felt lighter," he said. "I felt more exhilarated to throw than ever." Wherever Johnson reached to find the wherewithal for his final throw was immaterial... [Read More]
KASSAA athletes among winners on first day of East regional track meet  May 31st, 2013
Thirteen Kingston-area athletes punched their ticket to the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships with performances Thursday on the first day of the East regional qualifying meet in Belleville. Finals were held in 18 events on the track and eight field... [Read More]
Jaros, Zohorsky lead Kingston-area contingent at EOSSA track  May 25th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY BROCKVILLE - So, Brad Hill was asked on a day so cold perspiration was afraid to form, would conditions this chilly be apt to favour any particular type of athlete at a track and field meet? Suspecting the bundled-up Hall of Fame coach might opine that it would be advantageous... [Read More]
Injured wrist doesn't keep Nicole Zohorsky down  May 25th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY BROCKVILLE - If kissing the track is part of a hurdler's apprenticeship, Nicole Zohorsky is well on her way to earning a union card. "I've fallen a couple of times," she said with a shrug and a nod Friday afternoon to the guard protecting her right wrist. "This was the first... [Read More]
Three records for La Salle's Heather Jaros  May 25th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY BROCKVILLE - It wasn't quite a throwaway event, and running three kilometres would never be anybody's idea of a lark. Let's just say competing over 3,000 metres wasn't a priority for Heather Jaros. "It was really just a way to add a little bit of exercise, so she had a good... [Read More]
Cross-border coaching: Track and field coaches pool resources to provide opportunities and improve performance  May 22nd, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Luke Kilpatrick allows that it's a phenomenon you don't often see in competitive sport. "I wouldn't see soccer players (from different schools) running around with each other," said Kilpatrick, a senior triple jumper from Regiopolis Notre Dame. Kilpatrick was fresh from a... [Read More]
Holy Cross wins one game of three at Peterborough tournament  May 17th, 2013
Holy Cross Crusaders won one of three games at the annual Kenner Invitational high school boys field lacrosse tournament Thursday in Peterborough. After bowing 9-0 to Ottawa St. Matthew and 13-4 to Lakefield, the Crusaders defeated Richmond Hill 5-2 in their final game. Nolan MacInnis, a... [Read More]
Sydenham wins county track and field championship; Embury, Wolfgram, Zohorsky, Jaros and Leblanc each win three events  May 16th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY On a sunny day Thursday, windy conditions dimmed the prospect of record-breaking performances on the track. Rather than prevent new records, however, the conditions only served to make the ones that happened on the final day of the annual Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic... [Read More]
Heather Jaros, Leah Hill each win two at Foley Invitational track meet  May 12th, 2013
Heather Jaros of La Salle and Napanee's Leah Hill were both two-event winners Friday at the Michelle Foley Bay of Quinte Invitational Track and Field meet at the Mary Ann Sills Complex in Belleville. Jaros won both of her races decisively, winning senior girls 800 metres in 2 minutes 17.94 seconds... [Read More]
Local athletes win 16 events at Brockville track meet  May 5th, 2013
Three Kingston-area high school athletes who ended last track and field season with provincial honours began the new one Saturday in promising form. Napanee's Leah Hill, Frontenac's Ben Cross and Sydenham's Wade Embury, all medalists at last June's Ontario Federation of School Athletic... [Read More]
Crusaders win field lacrosse opener  April 21st, 2013
Rookie Nolan MacInnis scored three goals and rookie goalkeeper Matt Marino allowed just three goals to lead the Holy Cross Crusaders to an 8-6 win over the Frontenac Falcons in a high school field lacrosse game Friday on the Queen's University upper west campus field. The teams battled not only... [Read More]
Athletes delighted to be back playing  April 18th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY There's something special about opening day. The memories are that much more vivid. "Last year it was against Regi," SaraJane Pratt said, without hesitation, "and it was pouring rain." There's the promise of a fresh start. "This year," Hailey Bender said, "our goal is... [Read More]
High school sports set to resume  April 15th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEYThe full spectrum of high school sport returns to the Kingston area this week. Teacher-coaches of teams in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association have overwhelmingly returned to the sidelines after a job action scuttled scholastic athletics at schools in the... [Read More]
Sarah Besselink ready for challenge of playing basketball at Ottawa U  April 2nd, 2013
CLAUDE SCILLEY As the Kingston Impact basketball practice draws to a close, Sarah Besselink pauses to chat. A curious onlooker asks about the scrape on the outside of her left knee. She shrugs. “I was playing one-on-one with my boyfriend,” she said. “He tripped... [Read More]
Holy Cross wins but misses OFSAA quarter-finals by slimmest of margins  March 21st, 2013
CLAUDE SCILLEY Tony Clarke could hardly believe his eyes. Leading 4-3 in the final minute of their final preliminary game at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AAA/AAAA hockey tournament in Mississauga, the Holy Cross Crusaders needed one more goal to settle into a... [Read More]
Crusaders 0-2 at OFSAA boys hockey; slim hope remains for playoff berth  March 20th, 2013
CLAUDE SCILLEY Slow starts plagued the Holy Cross Crusaders Wednesday at the first day of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AAA/AAAA hockey tournament in Mississauga. The Crusaders lost both of their games, 4-2 to fourth-seeded Holy Trinity of Bradford and 4-3 to Sacred... [Read More]
Holy Cross girls ousted from OFSAA hockey quarter-finals  March 20th, 2013
A goal by Kristen O'Neill at 7:41 of overtime gave Oakville's St. Ignatius of Loyola a 3-2 victory over the Holy Cross Crusaders in the quarter-final round of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls AAA/AAAA hockey tournament in Orillia. The defeat eliminated the Crusaders... [Read More]
Holy Cross splits pair of games at OFSAA girls hockey  March 19th, 2013
Holy Cross Crusaders split their two games on the opening day of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations girls AAA/AAAA hockey tournament Tuesday in Orillia. The Crusaders opened with a 2-0 win over St. Mary of Cobourg, before they were beaten 5-2 by St. Aloysius Gonzaga of... [Read More]
Holy Cross set to begin play at OFSAA boys, girls hockey  March 18th, 2013
Holy Cross Crusaders will have something to prove when they begin play this week at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AAA/AAAA hockey championship tournament. The Crusaders, representing eastern Ontario, are seeded 16th in the 16-team event that will be contested in... [Read More]
Gold medal for Holy Cross wrestler  March 7th, 2013
Chris Waltner of Holy Cross won a gold medal Thursday at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations wrestling championships in Guelph. Waltner, bronze medalist at 50 kilos last summer at the national juvenile championships in Fredericton, defeated Chris McIsaac of Orillia Patrick... [Read More]
Kingston teams all gone from OFSAA  March 5th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY No, Robin Dzierniejko said, "it wasn't a misprint." The line on the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations website was, sadly for the Holy Cross Crusaders, correct. Undefeated so far in the tournament and leading by seven after three quarters of their triple-A... [Read More]
Holy Cross, La Salle unbeaten at OFSAA basketball  March 4th, 2013
CLAUDE SCILLEY The second quarter was magical for the Holy Cross Crusaders on the opening day of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AAA basketball tournament in Windsor. Monday morning, the fifth-seeded Crusaders trailed Huntsville by two points after the first quarter,... [Read More]
Hard work lands Crusader at Carleton  March 1st, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY When Dave Smart went searching for athletes to restock his perennially powerful Carleton Ravens basketball team this year, naturally he went looking for hockey players. That's where he found Brody Maracle. "I really like him because he's an ex-hockey player," Smart said.... [Read More]
Holy Cross seeded fifth for OFSAA basketball  February 28th, 2013
Holy Cross Crusaders are seeded fifth for the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations boys AAA basketball championship tournament. The tournament draw was released Thursday morning. The Crusaders will play No. 15 Huntsville at 10 a.m. Monday in Windsor The tournament will run through... [Read More]
Holy Cross bound for OFSAA basketball tourney  February 22nd, 2013
CLAUDE SCILLEY Holy Cross Crusaders had a relatively easy time of it Friday as they qualified for the provincial high school basketball tournament. Playing on their home court, the Crusaders dispatched the Thousand Islands Pirates of Brockville 64-24 Friday morning, and closed the three-team... [Read More]
Holy Cross seeks OFSAA basketball berth  February 21st, 2013
Holy Cross Crusaders will be seeking a berth in the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAA basketball tournament Friday when they host a three-team qualifying tournament. The Crusaders, the No. 1 seed, will play the Thousand Islands Pirates of Brockville in the opening game at 9... [Read More]
Regi girls bound for OFSAA volleyball  February 20th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Often, when a team is facing an unfamiliar opponent in an important volleyball match, it's a good idea to concentrate on playing well defensively. "You have no idea what to expect," Kristin O'Neill said, "so just always be ready." It's an interesting theory. "We didn't quite... [Read More]
Regi gains berth in EOSSA girls volleyball  February 19th, 2013
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Representing the only high schools in the Kingston area running varsity sports programs, the Holy Cross Crusaders and Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers crossed paths on the volleyball court many times this year. In doing so, the Panthers became eminently familiar with their... [Read More]


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