I'm currently on assignment in Alabama but I'm trying to stay on top of the high school sports scene. Here's a quick look back at some of last week's top performers.
Zulfikar Karimi, Forest Heights: The Grade 11 central midfielder scored the game’s only goal as the Trojans blanked Sir John A. Macdonald 1-0 in WCSSAA senior boys soccer quarter-final playoff action. One of the stronger players in the league, he is the Trojans captain and also plays for Brampton of the Ontario Youth Soccer League.
Delaney Rickert-Hall, Sir John A. Macdonald: The Grade 12 striker scored twice to lead the Highlanders to a 4-3 victory over the WCI Vikings in WCSSAA girls quarter-final soccer playoff action. Two days earlier, she scored three goals in a 4-2 playoff qualifying victory over Jacob Hespeler. She also plays hockey at SJAM. She also played hockey at SJAM during the winter season.
Caleb Lee, WCI: The Grade 12 player scored a pair of tries as the Vikings downed KCI 29-10 in WCSSAA senior boys rugby quarter-final action. He also chipped in with a try three days earlier when WCI beat defending champion Bluevale 15-5 in the final game of the regular season. A former rep hockey player who now focuses on rugby, he is the Vikings’ leading try scorer this season.
Savannah Campbell, Elmira: The Grade 9 speedster had a coming out party of sorts at the WCSSAA track and field championship, finishing first in the 100m, 200m and 400m events during the two-day competition. The victories were her first, second and third – EVER! – in what looks to be a promising career. The youngster also trains with Supreme Athletics.
Evan Rodenburg, St. Benedict: The Grade 11 student was tops in junior javelin, shot put and discus at the District 8 track and field championship, leading the Saints to their first title. A multi-sport athlete that also plays basketball, volleyball and badminton, he started throwing just eight weeks ago.
Christian Fryer-Davis, Cameron Heights: The Grade 12 athlete was first in the senior boys 400 m race, 400 m hurdles and 110m hurdles at the WCSSAA track and field championship. A long hurdler and medium sprinter with the Laurel Creek track and field club, he is hoping to attend university in the United States for track and mathematics. He has a 96 average in the IB program at Cameron Heights.
Elizabete Alves, St. Mary’s: The Grade 12 eight-man scored 29 points as the Eagles rolled to a 44-5 win over Monsignor Doyle in District 8 girls rugby play on Friday. She also scored a try in Monday’s 15-5 win over Resurrection. She also plays rugby for Waterloo County and volunteers with KidsAbility. She was on the swimming and cross-country teams and plans to attend either the University of Waterloo or Carleton University next year. St. Mary’s will face St. David in playoff semifinal game on Tuesday.