Peter Lee, Record staff
Abby Beaton celebrates a goal against Southwood.
Here are 10 student-athletes who turned in strong performances last week:
Abby Beaton, Bluevale: The Grade 12 player scored twice to lead the Knights to their fourth consecutive WCSSAA field hockey championship with a 3-2 win over the Southwood Sabres. She played for the Guelph Cobras and Ontario West U18 field hockey teams this past summer and, at Bluevale, competes in track and field, badminton, tennis and hockey.
Justine Bissonette, Resurrection: The Grade 12 forward (far left in photo) scored once and had a solid performance as the Phoenix won their ninth straight District 8 field hockey championship with a 4-2 win over the St. David Celtics. She was on Resurrection’s track and field team and competed in the long jump, triple jump, javelin and 4x100m relay. She also plays rep soccer in Waterloo and is a faculty member at In. Motion School of the Performing Arts.
Natalie Mayer, Elmira: The Grade 12 forward continued her strong season in the WCSSAA senior girls basketball league by scoring 24 points in the Lancers’ 40-23 win over the Grand River Renegades in WCSSAA senior girls basketball league play. A former rep player with the K-W Lightning and K-W Vipers, she also plays volleyball, badminton and slo-pitch at school.
Nick Stainsby, St. Benedict: The Grade 12 wide receiver/safety scored a pair of touchdowns as the Saints handed the St. David Celtics a 33-14 loss in District 8 senior boys football league play. A first-team all-star last season, he scored on 50 and 60-yard touchdown passes and finished with 180 receiving yards on six receptions. He also made seven tackles on the defensive side of the ball and plays special teams as a kick/punt returner.
Brigg Medensky, Grand River: The Grade 12 running back/defensive end powered his way to a pair of touchdowns as the Renegades handed the Huron Heights Huskies a 29-17 defeat in WCSSAA senior football league play. He was a WCSSAA first-team all-star last year and also plays rugby and curling at Grand River. The accomplished pianist plays for seniors on a regular basis at Sunnyside nursing home.
Scott Arndt, WCI: The Grade 11 student won the senior boys’ 6,000-metre race in 20:23.66 at the WCSSAA cross-country championship at Bechtel Park. A bronze medallist as a junior at last year’s OFSAA championship, he also won races at Shade’s Mills and Laurel Creek this fall. He is also a standout on the track and won gold in the junior boys’ 3,000m race at the WCSSAA championship in May.
Lucas Bociort, Père René de Galinée: The Grade 9 student finished first, in 15:40.0, in the midget boys’ 4,000m race at the District 8 cross-country race. His older brother, Kyle, finished third in the senior boys race. Outside of school, the Bociorts compete for Club Warriors Swim Club.
Sierra Olsthoorn, WCI: The Grade 12 student defeated Annemieke Tucker of Glenview Park to win the high school girls division at the CWOSSA tennis championship. She won the same event last year and earns a trip to the OFSAA tennis championship in June. She has also won badminton championships for WCI and is a soloist with her school’s chamber orchestra.
Mia Tamindzija, Resurrection: The Grade 11 student defeated Aya Khalaf of Forest Heights to win the open girls division at the CWOSSA tennis tournament. Last year, she won the mixed doubles division at CWOSSA with Ryan MacLean as her partner and won bronze at OFSAA.
Logan Rieck, Huron Heights: The Grade 10 student scored twice to lead the Huskies to a 4-3 win over WCI in a semifinal playoff game of the WCSSAA junior boys soccer league. He plays club soccer for London and earlier this year attended an identification camp for U15 players. The Huskies meet the Cameron Heights Golden Gaels on Tuesday for the league championship.
Here are the results from the CWOSSA tennis championship.
1. Sir John A Macdonald 31
2. Cameron Heights 27
3. Bishop Macdonell 24
4. Centennial CVI 24
5. Forest Heights CI 18
(All medallists qualify for OFSAA)
High School Girls Singles:
Gold Medalist: Sierra Olsthoorn (Waterloo CI)
Silver Medalist: Annemieke Tucker (Glenview Park SS)
High School Boys Singles:
Gold Medalist: Ethan From (Jacob Hespeler SS)
Silver Medalist: Khaled Khalaf (Forest Heights CI)
High School Girls Doubles:
Gold Medalists: Jessie Bauer, Sarah Helsby (St. David CSS)
Silver Medalists: Alex Jamieson, Melissa Sun (Bishop Macdonell HS)
High School Boys Doubles:
Gold Medalists: Joshua Janzen, Jack Witzel (Bluevale CI)
Silver Medalists: Eduard Bosioc, Isaac Jean-Louis (Cameron Heights CI)
High School Mixed Doubles:
Gold Medalists: Maria Trujillo, Sebastian Trujillo (Bishop Macdonell CHS)
Silver Medalists: Oscar Judelson-Kelly, Ivana Milisic (Cameron Heights CI)
Open Girls Singles:
Gold Medalist: Mia Tamindzija (Resurrection CSS)
Silver Medalist: Aya Khalaf (Forest Heights CI)
Open Boys Singles:
Gold Medalist: Nolan Smith (Georgian Bay CS)
Silver Medalist: Mihajlo Milisic (Cameron Heights CI)
Open Boys Doubles:
Gold Medalists: Youngwon Kim, Luke Young (Sir John A Macdonald SS)
Silver Medalists: Qalib Ladhani, Matthew Haut (Centennial CVI)
Open Mixed Doubles:
Gold Medalists: Isabel Heyland, Thomas Heyland (Centennial CVI)
Silver Medalists: Matthew Gartner, Evi Zafiris (Sir John A Macdonald SS)