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Great Weekend in Sports!

The U14 Boys Soccer and U14 Girls Basketball teams were both crowned CISAA champions on Saturday.

Under 14 Girls Basketball Team

Add to that a U13 Boys CISAA Soccer Silver, a First Boys win against Upper Canada to guaranteed them their first playoff birth since 2005, and a First Girls Basketball victory to finish off an undefeated regular season and guaranteed host of the CISAA championships, and you have a memorable Saturday in Ridley sport.

Girls Basketball Team Takes Trip to Legislative Assembly

The Ridley College Senior Girls’ Basketball Team paid a visit to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (Queen’s Park) yesterday on their way to a CISAA League game. The second largest provincial legislature in Canada, the girls and coaches learned, among other facts, the Legislative Assembly is known as the ‘Ontario Provincial Parliament’ because unlike the other Canadian provinces, members of this assembly refer to themselves as ‘Members of the Provincial Parliament’ (MPPs) as opposed to ‘Members of the Legistlative Assembly’ (MLAs) as in the other provinces. A terrific CROSS-CURRICULAR learning afternoon for the Team combining – Athletics, History and Politics!! Oh ya and on the court – the senior girls took De La Salle 48-12! First year Leonie V. scored a season high of 12 points in the game. Next game for the girls is this Saturday – Homecoming at 1 pm in the Griffith Gym.



Sports Round-up For The Year

A great year for Ridley athletics.  The overall athletic program had a 60% win percentage this year – a 7% improvement over last year and a 12% improvement over 2009. Below is a list of the accomplishments of our sports teams over the course of the entire school year:

CISAA Team Medals – 16 Championships, (8 Gold, 8 Silver)

CISAA Division I Champions:             3 (First Girls Basketball, First Girls Swimming, U14                                                                  Tennis)

CISAA Division I Silver Medals:         4 (First Boys Hockey, First Girls Rugby, First                                                                               Girls Golf, First Girls Soccer)

CISAA Division II Champions            4 (U12 Boys Soccer, U14 Boys Hockey, U14 Boys                                                                          Rugby, U12 Softball)

CISAA Division II Silver Medals:       3 (U14 Boys Soccer, U14 Boys Basketball, First                                                                            Boys Rugby)

CISAA Division III Champions:         1 (Second Girls Field Hockey)

CISAA Division III Silver Medals:      1 (U16 B Boys Soccer)

Individual CISAA Medals (4 Gold, 8 Silver, 7 Bronze)

Swimming                                      Four Gold, Five Silver, Three Bronze

Gymnastics                                    Two Gold, Five Silver

Track and Field                             Three Silver, Four Bronze

OFSAA Results (Team – 2 Silver, 1 Bronze) – (Individual – 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze)

First Girls Basketball                        “A” Bronze Medalists

First Swimming                                  One Gold, Three Silver, One Bronze

First Gymnastics                               Level II Team Silver Medalists

First Boys Basketball                        “A” Silver Medalists

First Girls Soccer                              “A” Qualifiers

First Boys Soccer                              “A” Qualifiers

First Boys/Girls Tennis                    6 Athletes qualified

CAIS Results:

First Girls Rugby                        Plate Champions – 3rd place finish

First Boys Rugby                        Bowl Champions

Tournament/Regatta Medals: (4 Gold, 13 Silver, 4 Bronze)

First Boys Hockey             – Tiger Challenge Cup Silver Medal, UCC Invitational Silver                                                      Medal, St. Francis Invitational Silver Medal

First Girls Hockey             – Tiger Challenge Cup Silver Medal, Mercyhurst Invitational                                                     Silver Medal, Detroit Invitational Silver Medal

First Boys Basketball        – St. Catharines Standard Silver Medal

First Girls Volleyball         – Brock Invitational Bronze

Rowing                                 – Stotesbury Cup: Senior Girls Quad (Silver), Canadian                                                               Championships: Senior Girls Double (Silver) Senior Girls Quad                                              (Bronze), Early Bird Regatta (3 Gold, 2 Silver), London Regatta                                                (1 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 bronze)



Ridley Weekend Round-up

Carl Dorland Invitational Basketball Tournament
The senior boys basketball team won the 17th Annual Carl Dorland tournament Saturday afternoon 50-31 over a talented Nantyr Shores team from Innisfil, Ontario (Barrie region). Mr. Dorland’s presence on the bench seemed to ignite the Tigers who came out on the attack playing solid team defence and scoring hi-lite reel transition baskets in leading 15-11 after the first quarter of play. The Tigers built on this momentum early and often in the 2nd quarter to extent their lead to 31-14 by halftime. Geno Bullard played his best game as a Ridley Tiger this afternoon demonstrating tremendous offensive skill but more importantly an improving knowledge of ‘time and score’ when setting the offensive as point guard scoring 9 points and dishing out 12 assists. Cooper Rigg led the scoring with 25 points with many easy ‘bunnies’ courtesy of Geno’s pin point passing. All members of the squad are to be commended on their improving level of team play. Thanks to all of those members of the Ridley family both past and present who came out to cheer on and create an exciting atmosphere in the gym. Ridley returns to league play this coming Wednesday vs. Royal St. George’s College at the Tigers Den with tip off set for 1:30 pm.

Read more about the game in the St. Catharines Standard:

First Volleyball Takes Second Win of the Season
Meanwhile in the Iggulden gym,  the senior girls volleyball team took on Lakefield College School. The girls continue to show their winning way taking the match easily in three sets 25-11, 25-12, 25-12. All the girls had strengths in the match including great setting from LeAndrea Armbrister and Alison Whitty, good all around court movement, and good communication by all. Next up for the Tigers will be a home game against Branksome Hall tonight at 5:00pm. Come out and support your Tigers as they take on the powerful Branksome squad.

First Girls Hockey
The First Girls Hockey Team travelled to Canton and Potsdam, NY over the weekend for the North American Prep Hockey Association cross over league games.  On Friday the girls beat Rice Memorial Academy and Northwood Academy, both 5-1.  On Saturday, Ridley took on Kuper Academy with a final score of 3-0 for Ridley and Rothesay Netherwood 6-1.

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:

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.

Ridley College Weekend Roundup

Congratulations to the Ridley girls first basketball team on capturing the bronze medal at the 2010 OFSAA ‘A’ Championships this past weekend!

Trailing 31-28 with under a minute left in the final bronze medal game Tiger Co-Captain Charlotte Clarke stole the ball at mid-court and ran the rest in for an uncontested layin that brought Ridley within 1 point of the lead. Two missed foul shots by opponent Sacre-Couer gave Coach Whitty an opportunity to call his final timeout with 14.1 seconds left on the clock. Ridley Co-Captain Ainsley Camroux-Peacock drove down the floor and missed her initial jump shot, but with only 3 seconds left in the game managed to get her own rebound and connect on an off-balance jump shot at the buzzer securing a 32-31 win and the bronze medal for Ridley! The team finishes the season with an impressive overall record of 21 wins and 5 losses.

Meanwhile, the first girls hockey team travelled to Detroit, Michigan Friday for the Belle Tire North American Friendship Tournament. The tiny team played 5 games in 3 days, and most skaters logged over 30 minutes of ice time each game. Goaltenders Karlyle Robinson and Allie Mitchell performed admirably in net, and the support from the small group of parents who traveled was greatly appreciated.

Ridley faced hometown powerhouse Belle Tire in the Championship game. Seniors Rylee Mezzarobba and Emily Van Diepen delighted the crowd with the singing of “O Canada” to start the game. Sarah Robichaud had the hot hand on the weekend, and put Ridley on the scoreboard first (Cox, MacNeil). Belle Tire managed to score with just 52 second left in the period to tie it at one.

The score remained deadlocked, with the Tigers having a few strong scoring opportunities. Late in the second period, Robichaud stole the puck at center ice and dashed in on a breakaway. The Belle Tire goalie had to come up with a miraculous save to deny the Tigers the lead.

Fatigue crept up on Ridley at the end of the third period and the Tigers found themselves in penalty trouble. Down 2 players for the remaining 4 minutes of the game, Belle Tire was able to convert on the 5 on 3 advantage with just 1:25 remaining in the period.

The Tigers came up short, but only on the scoreboard. The ladies return to Ridley as silver medalists.

The VEX Robotics team was also on the road travelling to Toronto this past weekend for a tournament where 60 teams from schools across Ontario competed.  One of our teams piloted by Tyler Porter, won 5 matches in the round robin and finished 3rd out of 60 teams, a remarkable effort. In the competition round that followed, our scouts, led by Cheryl Wong, enabled us to ally ourselves with a team from Governor Simcoe, one of only two machines to have finished 6-0. Fate has twisted humour, however, and after winning the quarter finals, our team 1509B lost to the eventual winner in the semi-finals. Our gifted alliance partner had a mechanical fault and only scored 10 points instead of the usual 30. We lost by 7! That said, we finished the tournament in 3rd spot, a fabulous result.  The great news is that we won the skills challenge, posting the best score out of all 60 teams. Team 1509R scored 83 points. The next best was 68.  This win means we have qualified this machine for the World Championships in April, this year hosted by ESPN sports and held at Disney.

It was an exhausting day. Thanks to all who participated and helped get us ready, but special thanks to Mr. McCambley who served as a team mentor leading up to and during the contest.