Graham Paine, Metroland
Here's a look back at some of last week's top performers and a special shout out to the Bluevale Knights for winning their second consecutive OFSAA field hockey championship.
Sophie Schmidt, Bluevale: The Grade 11 midfielder scored the game-winning goal as the Knights defeated the Hayden Huskies 3-2 to win their second consecutive OFSAA field hockey championship. She played outside of school for the Guelph Gators and this past summer played for the Ontario West squad that won the national U18 championship in B.C. She also skates for the Guelph Gryphons midget AA rep hockey team.
Jen Bean, Southwood: The Grade 12 midfielder captured her fourth OFSAA field hockey medal Saturday as the Sabres won bronze with a 3-0 win over Milton’s Craig Kielburger at the OFSAA field hockey championship. A rep hockey player in Waterloo outside of school, she won two gold medals and a silver medal while playing for Resurrection.
Tyson Palmer, Elmira: The Grade 12 linebacker has couple of key sacks and led the team in tackles as the Lancers scored a 39-7 win over WCI in WCSSAA senior boys quarter-final playoff action. He plays for Waterloo Region Predators outside of school.
Sam Valentine, Sir John A. Macdonald: The Grade 11 receiver/defensive back scored three touchdowns as the Highlanders downed Huron Heights 42-15 in WCSSAA senior boys football league playoff action. A rep soccer player outside of school, he will have to be at his best Tuesday when SJAM faces Jacob Hespeler in a playoff semifinal game.
Josh Nikolic, St. Benedict: The fifth-year receiver/defensive back scored a pick-six touchdown in the first quarter and was a force the rest of the way as the Saints downed St. David to win the District 8 senior football championship. He was a D8 first-team all-star last year and has competed for the track and basketball teams in the past.
Juleyanna Dunlop, Galt: The Grade 12 player scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Ghost to a 47-37 win over Cameron Heights in WCSSAA senior girls basketball league playoff qualifying action. She also plays volleyball and rugby at Galt and hopes to attend Wilfrid Laurier University next year. She coaches basketball to youngsters at a summer camp.
Tanner Paterson, Waterloo-Oxford: The Grade 11 left-side hitter produced several key hits and blocks as the Crusaders scored a 3-2 win over KCI in WCSSAA senior boys volleyball league play. He plays volleyball outside of school with Predators and also competes for the basketball and track teams at Waterloo-Oxford.
Sarah Chapman, Amelia Matthews, Sarah Baker, Yifan Wu and Madeleine Eagles, WCI: The Vikings junior girls team ran to a second-place finish Saturday at the OFSAA cross-country championship in Petawawa.