Here is the final best of the week blog for 2014 and the year's final blog as well.
John Fauteux, Sir John A. Macdonald: The fifth-year student won the open boys championship at the WCSSAA swim championship, recording first-place finishes in the 100 IM, 100 free and 100 breast. He was also part of the 4x100m relay team that took top spot. Earlier this month, the Region of Waterloo Swim Club member competed in the three-day Ontario Junior International meet and won three medals while swimming with Team Ontario. He also reached the A final in the 100 breast, 50 free, 100 free and 200IM.
Jenny Zhang, Cameron Heights: The Grade 12 student in the International Baccalaureate program won the open girls championship at the WCSSAA swim championship, finishing first in the 50 free, 100 IM and 100 free. Another ROW swimmer, she competed recently at the Ontario Junior International and posted personal bests in the 50 free, 100 back and 200 back.
Moiz Masud, Southwood: The Grade 12 point guard had two 20-point outings as the Sabres split a pair of games in WCSSAA junior boys basketball. They opened the week with a 46-45 win over Jacob Hespeler before falling 67-52 to KCI. He also plays for the Cambridge Centaurs U19 team and has gone from a player that didn’t see much floor time in Grade 9 to Southwood’s top scorer.
Huzaifa Hassan, Glenview Park: The Grade 10 centre had 20 points to lead the Panthers to a 53-48 win over Galt in WCSSAA junior boys basketball play. A player outside of school with the Cambridge Centaurs, he also had 10 in a 61-38 win over Preston as Glenview Park improved to 4-2 in the standings.
Emily Schuurmans, Elmira: The Grade 12 forward scored a pair of goals, her second coming with just 53 seconds left in the game, as the Lancers rallied for a 4-4 tie with the Bluevale Knights in WCSSAA girls hockey play. A house league player in Woolwich, she came up big as the Lancers were missing several key players and competed with just nine skaters. The Lancers have now gone more than four calendar years without a regular-season loss. She didn’t play school hockey last year as she worked on her family’s dairy farm and at a feed mill in Floradale.
Brooklyn Gemmill, Jacob Hespeler: The Grade 11 forward scored two goals as the Hawks routed Monsignor Doyle 10-1 in WCSSAA girls hockey league play. Earlier in the week, she scored four goals and an assist in a 7-1 win over KCI as Jacob Hespeler improved to 4-3-1 in the standings. She also plays for the Cambridge Roadrunners midget AA team.
Kristine Boileau, Père-René-de-Galinée: The Grade 12 player led the Chevaliers to two more wins in District 8 senior girls volleyball action. The small French-language school improved to 5-1 in the standings with victories over St. Mary’s and Rockway. Boileau, who also runs cross-country at Pere Rene, was a District 8 volleyball all-star last year and also plays for the Forest City Volleyball Club in London.