Athletics News Archive

Top Performances Continue at CISAA for HSC Athletes


On May 21, 2014, 27 students represented HSC at the CISAA Badminton Championships. A total of 15 schools competed, and over 400 badminton matches were played by students from across Ontario.

HSC congratulates Junior Girls Doubles silver medalists, Tate Kamps and Shona Russell, and Junior Mixed Doubles silver medalists Samantha Wong and Shaun Tinguria. Thanks to coaches Jones and Viveros, who are proud of all HSC Badminton players.

Other outstanding performances to make the quarter-finals:

Junior Boys Singles 1: Tom Nenninger
Junior Boys Singles 2: Matt Robertson
Junior Boys Doubles 1: Dinesh Moro and Braedon Joyce
Senior Boys Singles 2: Jayson Chen


HSC Athletes Pitch and Putt their way to two More Victories!


It was a huge week for HSC Athletics, with the Senior Boys’ Slo-Pitch and Golf teams both bringing home championship titles!

It was a back and forth game on Wednesday, when the HSC Slo-Pitch team took on Lakefield College for the CISAA Division 1 Championship. Taking the lead by one point going into the final inning, Lakefield put up a good fight, sending out their best hitters in the final inning. Although they managed to take the lead, HSC fought back in the bottom of the inning. The bases were loaded with no outs. Danny Davies got up to bat and hit a sacrifice fly ball, which led to the game-tying run. Isaac Cohen followed with a fly ball to centre field, allowing Brett Lawrie to tag up and advance to third. There were already two outs when Ryan Fiotakis came up to bat. The pressure was on. After three balls and one strike, Ryan’s bat connected with the ball, sending it clear into left field and securing HSC’s second straight CISAA Division 1 Championship!

From home runs to hole in ones, the HSC Senior Boys Golf team fared just as well, showing their dominance in the CISAA’s Woodington Lakes tournament. Coming off a commanding 11-stroke victory at last week’s tournament, the boys did not disappoint. The team received some challenging starting holes, but persevered to claim a nine-point victory against their rivals. Greg Ippolito tied for lowest score of the day with a one-over 73. Both Trent Abraham and Nick Hofland scored 74, and Alex Macleod finished with an impressive 88. With a four-man total of 309, they were the landslide victors, with second place coming in with a combined score of 318. Congratulations boys!


Open For Business!


Let the games begin!!! Our new Athletic Complex and Community Centre is now open, marking the completion of the College’s 134,000 sq.ft. Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Excellence. Students, athletes and the HSC community can now access facilities that are the best of their kind amongst independent schools in Canada. 

The Athletic Complex and Community Centre has something to offer every one of our students, including three large gymnasia, a multi-purpose athletics studio, conditioning room, change rooms and significant bleacher seating. Additional gym space also provides more time for skill development, increased practice-to-game ratios, dedicated space for early education and helps reduce the College’s carbon footprint through the curtailing of transportation to outside facilities for team practice.

Prior to the official opening ceremony on May 9, students dressed in their purple and green spirit wear filled the new triple gym for a College-wide pep rally. The HSC drum line and dance team entertained the crowd and Hektor the Trojan stopped by for photographs with students, alumni and donors. Jennifer Bhalla ’93 and Keegan Johnson ’93— 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees—shared their enthusiastic support of HSC Athletics, reminding students about the empowering role sport can play throughout their lives.

View pictures from the official opening on the HSC galleries page by clicking HERE or visiting

Click HERE to watch a video of HSC community members speaking to the impact our donors have had in making our shared dream a reality.


2014 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees


At the 2nd Annual Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner, HSC honoured classes ending in years ’4 and ’9 and inducted a new group of HSC Athletes into our Hall of Fame. Those honoured at the event were:

Male Athlete Inductee: James Green ’86
Female Athlete Inductee: Susan McShane ’88
Heritage Inductee: The Honourable Coulter A. Osborne Q.C. ’50
Coach Inductee: Gregory Higson
Male Team Inductees: 2003 Boys OFSAA Gold Medal Champions
Female Team Inductees: 2000 Girls OFSAA Silver Medalists
Builder Inductee: Geoffrey (Geoff) George Steel

Check out the photo gallery HERE to experience HSC spirit at Homecoming 2014.


Whistler Cup Triumph for HSC Skiers


After a successful season from racers in both the CISAA and OFSAA circuits, HSC is proud to celebrate a pair of Grade 8 athletes who recently competed the 2014 Whistler Cup on April 3-5 in British Columbia: Avery Webber and Will Kornya.

The Whistler Cup is an annual race series for athletes between the ages of 12 to 15. Many of the world’s elite skiers, including Erik Guay, Lindsay Vonn and Tina Maze, once competed in this event. To qualify, Avery and Will earned spots on Team Ontario for their podium showings at the provincial championships.

Top three in the province is incredible, and a similar performance at the Whistler Cup against 300 of the world’s fastest junior racers would prove to be Olympic. With the help of some blazing results from Avery and Will, Team Ontario earned 2nd place overall among 27 countries, behind only the Japanese team. Avery placed 9th in the panel slalom, 15th in the giant slalom, and 10th in the full gate slalom in a field of over 100 top female racers. Will won his slalom races, and carried the Canadian flag to the podium as the anthem played. He placed 14th in the giant slalom, which was enough to secure him the Dave Murray Award for top Canadian male racer in the U14 division.

Congratulations, Will and Avery!


HSC Swimmers at Home in the Water during OFSAA Finals


Primed for fierce competition, 1,450 athletes from 285 Ontario schools descended on Brantford on March 4 and 5 for the 2014 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Swimming Championships.

Cheered on by Head of College Marc Ayotte and Athletics Director Paul Masotti, the entire HSC boys’ swim team performed well and qualified for the A Final in the Freestyle Relay and 100 Metre Freestyle, and the B Final in both the 100 Meter Backstroke and 100 Individual Medley (IM).

Allin Demopolis, Santiago Gomez Vargas, Christian Kwiecien-Delaney and Tate Ruse gave it their all in the Freestyle Relay. Ranked 4th overall, the team needed to have the race of their lives in order to medal. They had a great race against some amazing athletes and maintained their 4th place finish. With three Grade 9 HSC students participating in this year’s relay event, the team is well positioned for 2015.

Haydn Wain-Lowe finished with a personal best time in the 100 IM, placing 14th. He had a strong finish in the 100 Metre Backstroke, placing 10th in the province.

Ranked in first place entering his individual event, Christian Kwiecien-Delaney made a big splash in the 100 Metre Freestyle. Never surrendering his lead, Christian won gold with a time of 58:72 seconds.

Although they failed to qualify for finals in other events, the team performed with precision and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship. Haydn Wain-Low, Tristan Ruse, Noah Losani and Jonathan Wong swam well and finished 24th overall in the highly competitive 200 Metre Medley Relay category. Allin Demopolis placed 21st in the 50 Metre Breaststroke, and Tristan placed 26th in the 50 Metre Freestyle and 21st in the100 Metre Breaststroke to end his swimming career at HSC. Congratulations to all of our HSC OFSAA swimmers!


Double CISAA Gold for HSC


The HSC Snowboard Club came out on top at the CISAA Snowboarding Championships, held at the Alpine Ski Club on Wednesday, February 12.

It was grueling and challenging race. The course was tight and tough, and as icy as a skating rink by the second run – but both the girls’ and boys’ teams fought against the elements to become CISAA Champions!

The HSC girls triumphed against the competition. Mackenzie Hamilton clocked the fastest time in the competition, taking home the U20 Girls’ Gold medal. Holly Giacomodonato came in a close second, with an explosive second run that earned her the U20 Girls’ Silver medal. Rookie, Holly Hamilton was also strong competition, grabbing the U16 Girls’ Gold medal for her stellar race.

Noa Perez, Sydney Hobbes and Rose McParland placed 8th, 9th and 10th respectively, helping freeze out the competition and secure the CISAA Girls’ Championship. Rose McParland also showed incredible skill during the Slopestyle competition, earning the U20 Silver Slopestyle medal.

As for the boys’ team, they were second in the rankings going in to the championships. Up against strong rivals from GCS and St. Mike’s, they faced an uphill battle. Working together as a team, the boys came from behind and raced to victory, clinching the Boys’ CISAA Championship.

Luke Friedl dominated, coming in 4th place and Michael Russell followed in 7th place to help secure HSC’s victory. Nick Dekort, Iain McRae and Connor St. Louis also held off the competition with their impressive 16th, 19th and 20th place finishes. This week’s game changer was Graham Dubreuil. With his 15th place finish, he made it possible for HSC to stay in the game. This is the second time Graham’s finish has made a difference in the team’s final outcome.

What a ride! Congratulations to both the Boys’ and Girls’ Snowboard Team on their impressive finishes.

On February 27, both teams head Mansfield for the OFSAA snowboarding championship.


Lucky summer camp students in Trojan Combative Camp get to work with Canadian wrestler Tonya Verbeek


A three-time Olympian and a three-time freestyle wrestling 55 kg medallist, Tonya Verbeek is officially the most decorated Canadian wrestler of all-time. Verbeek captured her third medal in London, narrowly missing out on gold.


HSC Student-Athlete Signs to Join Bryant University Soccer Program


Surrounded by HSC coaches and his parents, Grade 12 student-athlete Curtis Orth signed a Letter of Intent on February 12, 2013 to play soccer at Bryant University (Division I) in Smithfield, Rhode Island this fall.

“HSC wishes Curtis all the best at Bryant University,” said HSC Athletic Director Paul Masotti. “Our mission at HSC is to help our student-athletes accomplish their athletic and academic pursuits and we couldn’t be more excited for him.”

Congratulations Curtis!


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