Category Archives: Sports

Lower School Sports


An Excellent start to the Gymnastics Season!!!

The Lower School Artistic & Rhythmic and Upper School Rhythmic teams competed in their first Invitational meet of the Season at Bishop Strachan.

It was an excellent showing by Ridley. In the Rhythmic ball and rope competition the Lower School teams of Vaishna Rajakumar, Kate Wilson, Caroline Buhler and Kaylee Schrompf placed 8th. Arianna Gadinger, Heather Curtis, Grace Lowes and Julia Hutton placed 7th, while Ashleigh Sternberg, Morgan Mattern, Andrea Costello Rodriguez, and Siena Veditelli placed  4th.

The former Lower School gymnasts who made up the team of Kennedy Farr, Shayda Shivafard, Emma Hudson, Dani Parenti, Caroline Birkenshawand McKenzie Fowler place 3rd in this group event!

In the Level One individual competition in the beam event, Grace Lowes placed 8th, Julia Hutton 6th, Kaylee Schrompf 4th and Arianna Gadinger placed 1st.

In vault, Kaylee Schrompf placed 2nd and Arianna Gadinger was 1st, and on floor, Arianna Gadinger placed 3rdand Julia Hutton was 2nd.

The Overall standing put Julia Hutton 6th place, Kaylee Schrompf  3rd and Arianna Gadinger was the 1st place Level One Champion!

In the Level Two beam event Ashleigh Sternberg came 5th.

In vault, Andrea Rodriguez Castillo placed 6th, Heather Curtis was 5th, Siena Venditelli was 4th and Morgan Mattern took the 1st placed title, and on floor, Andrea Rodriguez Castillo placed 7th, Siena Venditelli  5th, Morgan Mattern 4thand Ashleigh Sternberg placed 1st.

The overall standing in Level Two was quite impressive with the girls taking 4th, 3rd and 2nd place titles.These titles were held by Siena Venditelli (4th), Ashleigh Sternberg (3rs) and Morgan Mattern (2nd).

It was a great day, and the Ridley Tigers should feel very proud of their performances. The next competition is the CIS Rhythmic Championships that will be hosted by Toronto French School on Thursday February 26th.

Congratulations All Gymnasts!

Boys Basketball

Ridley’s U14 Boys basketball team took a positive step forward on Wednesday, February 16 in their journey toward the Division II championships.  Ridley beat Crestwood Prep, 54 – 33 in Toronto. Although the U14 Tigers have a 12 – 1 record, this most recent game showed improved discipline and cooler attitudes in play.  The officials held both teams very closely to the rule of man-to-man defense, calling a technical team foul against players who stayed in a defensive zone rather than playing within 10-feet of their checked opponent.  This proved to be a good learning opportunity for these young players.  Ridley’s players adapted and were able to hold Crestwood to fewer points than in previous meetings.

Evan Forstinger lead scoring, rebounds, and blocks, with 26 points, 24 rebounds, and 6 blocks. Alex Matovic had 14 points, David Jaber, Tim Sullivan, and Jordan Politi each had 5, 3, and 2 points respectively. The contribution of all players has improved and will hopefully help theTigers to continue their upswing in play to the finals.  U14 Basket ball has two home exhibitiongames coming up against E. T. Clancy on February 23 and against St. Andrews College on March 2.   TheDivision II Finals Championship game will be held at Ridley College on March 5.  Please come out and support the U14 Basketball team at these upcoming games.

Girls Volleyball
The Under 14 Girls Volleyball team has been working hard since the beginning of the season and is coming together as a team. The girls started February off with two wins.

Their most recent win was a 3-0 shut out against St. John’s Kilmarnock. Excellent playing by all with an exceptional succession of serves by Sophia Seguin (say that 10 times fast). SJK were fighting hard for the second win, however, Ridley came out on top with a 25-21 victory. In the third game, Tamara Butera dominated the serves with 6 in a row and Rachel Kulhanek pulled off some fancy moves earning some more points. Final score: 28-26.

Ridley College Successful Swim Meet

The swim team travelled to the Etobicoke Olympium on February 15th for the CISAA finals.  The swimmers have trained hard all season, which was evident at the finals where they were pulling out personal bests.  The Girls Senior team placed first overall and took home the CISAA trophy, which has not been done since 2003!  The Girls Sr. Medley relay (Savannah Cowherd, Stephanie Lam, Bethany Pile and Erica Balcombe) placed first 2:22.43, and the Girls Sr. Freestyle relay (Savannah Cowherd, Jessica Grys, Bethany Pile and Stephanie Lam) also placed first, guaranteeing both relays a spot at the OFSAA finals.   Stephanie Lam destroyed her competition in 100 breastroke (1:19.39) beating the number 2 by five seconds.  Jessica Grys placed second in 50 freestyle (31.11), Abby Morrison placed second in 50 breaststroke (43.08), Bethany Pile placed second in 100 IM, Olivia Park placed third in 100 breast (1:28.55) and Erica Balcombe placed fourth in IM.  All are OFSAA hopefuls.  The boys swam personal bests and shoutouts go to Nelson Hui who placed first in 200 freestyle (2:16.54) and will be competing at OFSAA.  Jesus Serrano qualified for OFSAA in all three events, placing second in 100 IM (1:11.53), 50 freestyle (28.34) and third in 50 butterfly (30.94) beating his time by over a second.  A huge congratulations go out to all the swimmers who have worked incredibly hard this season!  Stay tuned for OFSAA results on March 1 and 2.

First Boys Victorious in Game One of Dorland Tournament

The First Boys Basketball Team took on Woodstock this afternoon in the Griffith Gym. The Boys played hard and pushed to an impressed 84-20 victory.   This was the first game of the annual Carl Dorland Invitational Basketball team.  The Boys will play their next game tonight at 7:30 p.m. Check out some highlights from the game:

Girls’ Basketball Players 2 of top 20 in Region!

Congratulations to Ainsley Camroux-Peacock and Franziska Streit!

Franziska Streit
Ainsley Camroux-Peacock

Grade 12 student Ainsley Camroux-Peacock and Grade 11 student Franziska Streit have been selected to participate in this year’s Niagara Regional Girls Basketball All-star game. They’ve been identified as 2 of the top 20 basketball players in the region. Well done!

First Boys’ Basketball Advance to Final!!

The senior boys basketball team got off to a bit of a rocky start last night but eventually righted the ship in disposing of Holy Cross Secondary School 68-33 in semi final action in the 49th Annual St. Catharines Standard basketball tournament. Tied 10-10 after a sloppy first quarter the Tigers started to find their game early in the second quarter and by half time had secured a 32-19 lead. In the third quarter the relentless Tiger pressure finally got to the Raiders squad and a comfortable lead was established. Leading the Tiger attack was Cooper Rigg 25, Geno Bullard 18 and Kristers Moisejs 10 points.

Next up, a 7:30 p.m. championship encounter at the St. Catharines Collegiate gym tonight vs. perennial powerhouse Governor Simcoe Redcoats.

Hopefully the Collegiate gym on Friday night will be a sea of ORANGE AND BLACK.


Watch the tip-off with commentary from Mr. Martinez:

Read about Tiger guard Geno Bullard in the St. Catharines Standard:

First Boys Basketball Advance to Semi-Finals!

Ridley’s pressure defence created many high percentage shots early and often in yesterday’s decisive win over visiting Blessed Trinity Secondary School 74-27. Balanced scoring, exceptional pressure defence and a deep bench were all major factors in last evenings win. Kristers Moisejs (with his parents from Latvia in the crowd) led a balanced Tiger attack with 14 points while Cooper Rigg had 13, Geno Bullard scored 11, and Cam Sweetnam, Nick Green and Weston Saunders all chipped in with 8 points each. Next game is this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in a semifinal encounter with a talented Holy Cross Raiders team. Go Blacks Go!

Read the article about Ridley in today’s St. Catharines Standard newspaper :

First Boys Basketball – Can they do it again?

The First Boys Basketball team opened the 49th Annual Standard Basketball tournament yesterday and soundly defeated Smithville Christian College 67-12.

Freshmen point guard Nick Green led the Tiger attack with 18 points (6, 3 pointers). The Boys basketball team are the defending champs and top seeds this year – quite the feat considering Ridley had not won the St. Catharines tournament since the inaugural year in 1963. Four out of five of Ridley’s starters are back from last year – Cooper Rigg, Kristers Moisejs, Geno Bullard and Cam Sweetnam and with notable newcomers Justin Symonette and Weston Saunder the boys just may have a shot at a repeat victory. Ridley’s next game is tonight, they will play the winner between Grimsby and Blessed Trinity at home in quarter final action. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.