Bluevale's Meagan Hobson reacts to her game-winning goal in Thursday's WCSSAA field hockey final. Great photo by Peter Lee.
The CWOSSA field hockey championship is Wednesday and Thursday of next week with the two finalists moving on to the Nov. 2-4 OFSAA championship in Burlington.
Based on what we've seen the past two days, the Resurrection Phoenix and Bluevale Knights are most likely to move on, with the Southwood Sabres also in the picture. The Sir John A. Macdonald Highlanders are the fourth local team in the tournament and will be the longshot of the group to move on.
The John F. Ross Royals and Guelph CVI Gaels are the other two entries (I think) but District 10 teams haven't won CWOSSA in a number of years. (The new-look CWOSSA website has yet to update its 'past champions' section so that's as specific as I can get.)
John F. Ross posted an 8-0 regular-season record, outscoring opponents 36-2, and has won playoff games over Norwell (5-0) and Orangeville (8-0).
There were a couple of eye-opening senior football results Thursday, with St. Benedict topping St. David 33-14 in District 8 and Elmira torching Waterloo-Oxford 36-0 in WCSSAA.
Elmira's margin of victory is especially surprising so credit to the Lancers for rebounding nicely from last week's loss to SJAM.
The Bryson curse lives on.
Two days after writing about Elmira's undefeated senior girls basketball team, the Waterloo-Oxford Crusaders score a 56-31 win over the Lancers on Thursday in a Battle of the Barns showdown.
That makes next week's game between SJAM and Waterloo-Oxford as one that we should keep an eye on.
The Highlanders have yet to lose and the Crusaders are on a roll since their opening game loss to WCI.