October Highlights

October 31, 2012 by  
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Oakridge Oaks at the top of their game

Even with their key players sitting on the sidelines riddled with injuries,

The Oakridge Oaks continue to prove that they are the team to beat in the TRVA Central Tier II Junior Football division.

When faced head-to-head with their toughest competition, the Laurier Rams, the Oaks showcased a remarkable performance and came out on top with a convincing 42-7 victory. This victory guaranteed them home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

The Oaks running back – Sean Vogan – stepped up his game and managed to run in three touchdowns in the first half alone in the 42-7 victory. In a total of five regular season games, Vogan has 18 touchdowns and a running total of 22 touchdowns when considering his performance in the pre-season matchup game against the Rams.

Alongside Vogan’s excellent performance, the Oaks defense also played a major factor in the 42-7 victory. They managed to create many turnovers to keep the teams momentum going forward knowing in the back of their minds that a perfect season was on the line.

“It was awesome, our defense played really well, they kept us in there most of the game” Vogan said.

The Oaks will head into the playoffs with their heads held up high, as they very well should.


A long awaited championship title for the St. Francis Phoenix Girls Basketball Team

After three consecutive losses in the Standard finals, the Phoenix girls came out of the tournament with the championship banner.

In her final year and her last chance in her senior year to nab the championship title, 5”7 guard Jelena Mamic earned herself the tournament MVP by leading her team to a 56-35 victory over the Centennial Cougars.

St. Francis coach Pat O’Leary said of Mamic “She is just an all-around great kid and athlete and she does what it takes to win. Ultimately, I have confidence when she is on the floor”. The future looks bright for Mamic who hopes to further her basketball career at the University level next year.

Due to the large crowd, O’Leary was worried the girls would get anxious and not perform to their full potential. But the girls rallied together and came out on top. O’Leary was ecstatic to see his team finally take home the gold.

Centennial proved to be a worthy competitor. At the end of the first half, they were only trailing 25-19. They were handling the Phoenix’s pressure very well and they were keeping possession despite the constant pressure. The Cougars coach, Phil Mosley, says his girls did not know what they were matched up against despite their convincing victories over A.N Myer and Governor Simcoe.

“It’s a great learning experience for our girls and I’m really proud of the way they played” said Mosley.

Even though the Cougars finished in second, the tournament served as a statement that the Centennial girls basketball program is growing and on the rise.


Senior and Junior Girls battle it out during Rugby Final

The Bay of Quinte Senior Girls and Junior Girls Rugby Finals was a display of toughness, dedication and determination. The teams were of the same caliber but only one was able to come out on top.

In the seniors’ game, the Trenton Tigers defeated the Centennial Chargers in one of the most closely contested games coaches and officials have seen in recent history. The competition was fierce and neither team was giving up until the final whistle. Trenton took the championship title back, after losing it last season, with a score of 8-7.

The juniors’ game was no walk in the park for the Bayside She-Devils who had to face Trenton in the gold medal game. They pulled off the upset 5-3 by running down the clock after the Tigers made a crucial mistake on a penalty kick.

Two final games decided by a total of three points – this goes to show the caliber of rugby in the Bay of Quinte area.


Six more trophies to add to the Golden Ghosts trophy case

At the WOSSAA championships for Cross Country, the London Central Golden Ghosts owned the podium by dominating their competition with some impressive results. The team finished the day with winning three team titles and three individual crowns, all to add to their already sizeable cross-country trophy case.

Siblings Tristan and Jessie Fleming both ended the day with individual crowns. Tristan took the senior boys’ race by covering 6,850 meters in 22 minutes, seven seconds – 16 seconds before the next racer crossed the finish line.

Jessie took the midget girls’ race in 13 minutes, 14 seconds by running 3,190 meters – 62 seconds in front of her nearest competitor.

The third title crown winner for the Golden Ghosts was Charlotte Prouse who ran for 3,980 meters in 15:39 taking the junior girls’ race. She was won the race by 81 seconds.

The Golden Ghosts continue to be a force to be wrecking with out on the cross-country course.


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