As another exciting athletic term at Ridley comes to a close, we will see an incredible thirteen of our sixteen competitive teams battle for their league and provincial championships. Last week the Senior Boys Basketball team secured their spot at OFSAA beating Trinity College in Port Hope 68-47. This week our swimmers already have us off to a tremendous start. After winning the CISAA Senior Girls Championship last week, the girls continue to stroke along at OFSAA where on day one, Stephanie Lam shattered the 29 year old 100 meter breaststroke record winning gold. Then the girls 50 meter medley relay team (Savannah Cowherd, Bethany Pile, Stephanie Lam and Erica Balcombe) swam a fantastic final to bring home a bronze medal. The provincial championships wrap up Wednesday in Etobicoke with a number of other Ridley entries.
The Upper and Lower School gymnastics teams also traveled to Toronto Tuesday to compete in the CISAA gymnastics championships. Lower School competed first, and dominated the morning. Taking 1st and 2nd place overall in both lower school categories (Arianna Gadinger & Julia Hutton in Level 1, and Ashleigh Sternberg & Morgan Mattern in Level 2). Ridley stood 3 points ahead of 2nd place TFS at the end of the morning. The Upper School (plus LS dynamo Faith Bell) then took over the gym in the afternoon. We had a number of strong results, including 1st place finishes from Mariana Hinestrosa (level 2 bars & floor) and Kennedy Farr (level 2 vault & beam), and 2nd place finishes from Candace Kent (level 1 vault), Mariana (vault & beam), Emma Hudson (level 2 bars), Morgan Aleven (level 2 floor), and Faith Bell (level 3 beam).
The other CISAA and OFSAA challengers and game dates (if teams keep winning) are listed below:
- Senior Squash, March 2 – at White Oaks, Niagara On The Lake
- Senior Squash, March 5 – Championship tournament at St. Andrew’s College
- First Basketball, March 2 – 1/4 Final, March 3 – Semi final, March 5 – Final (all at Ridley) – OFSAA Championships March 6-10, North Bay, ON
- U14 Basketball, March 5 – Final is at Ridley
- U12 Basketball, March 5 – Tournament @ Upper Canada
- First Girls Volleyball, March 2 – 1/4 Final at Ridley, March 5 – Final Four at Haveral
- First Boys Hockey, March 2 – Semi Final game three (series tied 1-1), Finals March 4-9
- U16 Boys Hockey, March 2 – 1/4 Final at Ridley, March 4 – Final 4 at De La Salle
- U14 Boys Hockey, March 4 – Final Four at Ridley
- First Girls Hockey, March 4 – Final Four at Ridley
GO BLACKS GO!!!