A busy week is behind us with another busy stretch ahead. Here are a few thoughts and observations for a chilly Monday morning.
A belated congratulations to St'. David's Natalie Rygielski, who won a gold medal Friday at the OFSAA wrestling championship in Brampton.
Rygielski, who won her medal in the 67.5-kilogram weight class, was the only local competitor to strike gold but others came home with silver, bronze and antique bronze.
St. David teammate Jane Jagas won silver in the 47.5kg weight class, while Diondre Mallen of Cameron Heights was third in the girls 72kg division. Just outside the medal picture, Alexis Baxter of St. Mary's was sixth in the 64kg class and Emily Oakes of Cameron Heights was sixth in the 77kg division.
On the boys side, Colby Saunders of Forest Heights was third in the 61kg weight class, while St. David'sTrevor Zuber (38kg) and Carson Kemple (41kg) were fourth. KCI's Roman Wawryk was also fourth in the 54kg division, while Jaden Splane (47.5KG) of St. David, Westley McInnis (64kg) of Cameron Heights and Nick Smith (67.5kg) of Bluevale were fifth. Edwin Capehart (130kg) of KCI was sixth.
It's a huge acknowledgement for St. Benedict to be ranked first for this week's OFSAA triple-A basketball championship in North Bay.
The Saints lived up to that billing in their opener with a 63-41 win over Ottawa St. Patrick's.
St. Benedict is back in action Tuesday against the loser of Monday's game between No. 6 Oakwood and No. 16 Scollard Hall.
Jacob Hespeler, which is ranked No. 4 at the OFSAA girls triple-A volleyball championship in Barrie, fell 2-0 to No. 17 North Toronto in the first game for both teams.
OFSAA swimming starts Tuesday in Windsor.