Athletics News 

Senior Track and Field Results
Thirty members of HSC's Senior Track and Field team competed at the Rowland Games in Toronto Saturday, April 23. Congratulations to all of our athletes for their fine performances and top efforts! Overall, our school placed 26 out of 115 schools.

Highlight individual performances were:

* Chris Goater: 5th, Senior Boys Shot Put
* Connor St. Louis: 3rd, Senior Boys Long Jump
* Laura Rosic: 6th, Midget Girls Long Jump
* Sara Kemper: 2nd, Junior Girls Long Jump
* Megan Herring: 6th, Senior Girls Long Jump
* Avery Webber: 2nd, Junior Girls Javelin

Full results are available at: http://www.trackdatabase.com/viewmeet.php?current_meet=zzzz_db771


Senior Track and Field Team Wins CISAA Indoors!
A combination of enthusiasm and talent vaulted our HSC Senior track and field team into first place overall at the CISAA Indoor Meet Wednesday, April 6, at the York University National Track Centre. Congratulations TROJANS!!

About 40 of HSC athletes competed, many entering three or four events events. They dug deep to amass enough points to defeat a field of 20 CISAA schools including pre-meet favorite De La Salle (which showed up with two fully loaded buses). We are extremely proud of our student athletes.

Full results are available by Clicking HERE. (click on our school to reveal detailed individual results). Our next meet is the Rowland Games Invitational, Saturday, April 23 at Centennial Stadium, Etobicoke.

Go TROJANS!!


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OFSAA Swimming Finals

The HSC Trojans travelled to the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre in Windsor on Wednesday, March 8-9, 2016 for the OFSAA Swimming Finals. The morning began with a strong swim by Christian Kwiecien-Delaney. Christian swam his best time of the year in the 100 Freestyle, entering the ‘B’ final ranked in 15th place. Haydn Wain-Lowe followed in the Open with a best time that qualified him for ‘A’ final ranked 7th.

During the finals Christian reached his goal time for the year, swimming 59.77 and finishing 13th overall. Haydn had an excellent swim, shaving almost a second off his best time from the morning and swimming 100 free in an amazing 53.56 sec. Although he didn’t win, he maintained his 7th place overall.

Christian and Hayden were joined by Ben Linden and Darius Mahdavi for the 4 x 100m free relay. It was the first-ever OFSAA race for both Ben and Darius, but they beat their nerves and hit the pool aiming for best times. Team captain Kim Kerr and the team coaches cheered the team on to a best time of 52.92 and a 2nd place finish in the heat.


Ontario Indoor Rowing Championships
On Saturday, March 5, 11 HSC rowers competed in the Ontario Ergometer Championships. Thirty competitors row in each heat to complete a grueling two-kilometre race on the Concept 2 rowing machine. HSC is proud to announce that Chloe Castell achieved her best score ever, and placed 3rd in her category against 56 other rowers. Brooke Sampson placed 16th in the largest category with 125 competitors. HSC is proud to share that all the HSC rowers pulled personal bests on this day.


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CISAA U13 Championships

U13 Boys’ Basketball is on fire at HSC! On Saturday, March 5, the HSC Trojans U13 Boys Basketball team clinched the 2016 CISAA U13 championship. Their victory was well-earned after an epic 52 - 50 final game against Crescent School.


OFSAA Snowboarding Championships
Trojan Snowboarders Luke Friedl, Holly Hamilton, Sydney Hobbes, John Hogarth, Talia Loreti, Iain McRae, Matt Robertson, and Michael Russell travelled to Beaver Valley on Thursday, March 3, for the 2016 OFSAA Snowboarding Championships.

Iain had an amazing first run, placing in the top 10, but was disqualified on a technicality, which unfortunately ended his day on the hills. Michael moved up seven positions from his first run, earning 24th in a field of 163 athletes. John, Luke, and Matt also improved on their first run; Matt moved up eight places; John improved by 12 places, Luke Friedl by an incredible 17. Sydney had two solid runs, and Talia, in her debut OFSAA performance, should be proud of her 30th place finish in a field of 120 athletes.

Holly Hamilton's last OFSAA performance did not disappoint. In a field of highly talented L2 boarders, Holly destroyed the field and earned an OFSAA Gold medal. What an incredible way to end a fantastic high school career in this sport.


2016 CISAA Alpine


CISAA Alpine Skiing Championships

The HSC Ski Team enjoyed a terrific season on the CISAA circuit. Carson Foxcroft won a CISAA individual gold medal, and Avery Webber took home CISAA silver. As a team, the L2 girls were a powerhouse, and placed 2nd place overall. Congratulations to CISAA silver medalists Avery Webber, Emma Williamson, Brogan Cairns, and Hannah Boucher.

Trojans skier Ben Williamson raced the event of his season, taking the lead in the morning giant slalom event, and clocking the fastest time in the afternoon slalom to unofficially secure victory. This would have narrowly crowned him CISAA champion over his HSC teammate, Carson Foxcroft, along with helping the team with a surprise 2nd place finish in the championship event. Unfortunately, due to a technicality, Ben was disqualified on his 2nd run. While he didn’t win the race, his incredible skiing spoke for itself.


OFSAA Alpine Skiing Championships
It was a rocky start for the HSC Trojans at the 2016 OFSAA Championships on February 29 – March 1 at Blue Mountain. Two players had to pull-out due to injury, which meant the girls were unable to compete as a team. Despite this early disappointment, Avery Webber, Hannah Boucher and Carson Foxcroft resolved to pursue their individual goals. The skies’ luck turned for the better in the afternoon, as Hannah moved from her 68th bib position to finish 37th. Avery posted the 3rd best time in the 2nd slalom run to move up in the standings finishing 12th overall. Carson clocked the fastest time in the afternoon to move from 35th to 19th.

During Tuesday’s giant slalom, both Avery and Carson posted the 3rd fastest times in the morning, while Hannah continued her steady pace in 43rd. Although Avery carved out a solid 2nd run in the afternoon, she slipped a few spots earning a 6th place ribbon. Hannah moved up a few places in the afternoon to finish 40th.

Ending the day on a high note, Carson won the gold medal in the marquee giant slalom event. HSC congratulates all OFSAA qualifiers. It is extremely tough to make it to OFSAA in a highly competitive CISAA circuit, and to enjoy success against 15 other athletic associations is outstanding.


Wrestling Tournament
On Saturday, February 20, HSC Middle School wrestlers competed at St. John's-Kilmarnock School's Youth Wrestling Tournament and we are so proud of everyone's efforts and results. Congratulations to:

  • Alex Checuti: 4th place
  • Pierson White: 4th Place
  • Josh Holden: 4th Place
  • Charlie Connor: 4th Place
  • Will Armstrong: Bronze Medal
  • Nathan Freeman: Bronze Medal
  • Gavin Priest: Silver Medal
  • Uhday Galucha: Silver Medal
  • Amaan Galucha: Gold Medal
  • Sterling Bateman: Gold Medal

A special thank you to Senior School wrestler Cory MacDonald for helping to coach and act as a leader to the junior wrestlers.


U13 BBall Champs

HSC U13 Boys’ Basketball Team Captures National Title
On January 28-30, 2016, the Hillfield Strathallan College U13 boys’ basketball team travelled to Collingwood School in Vancouver, BC to compete among the top 16 teams in Canada for the CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools) national championship title. HSC won the tournament on three previous occasions – 2002, 2006 and 2009 – and hoped to reclaim the national title.

On Thursday HSC won all first round games: 53-4 v Ashbury (Ottawa), 52-22 v St. George's B (Vancouver) and 41-10 v Holy Trinity (Richmond Hill). The team’s strong play continued on Friday as teams were realigned between championship and consolation pools: 49-30 v Selwyn (Montreal), and 43-10 v Southridge (Surrey).

In the final game of round-robin play, HSC lost to St. George's School (Vancouver) with a triple overtime score of 34-33. HSC’s results in pool play set-up a semi-final clash against Crescent School (Toronto), the defending national champion, on Saturday morning. HSC was hungry for victory and beat Crescent 44-40 to set up a rematch against St. George's School for the national championships.

An estimated 400 spectators cheered on the two teams in the final. St. George's took an early lead and HSC was forced to play catch-up for much of the first quarter. HSC coaching staff made tactical adjustments during the break to help the players close the gap and secure a two-point lead into half-time. In the second half St. George's pressed hard for the lead, but HSC held strong under intense pressure. With a combination of swarming defensive and team-based offensive plays, HSC was able to avenge the earlier loss and take home the national title with a final score of 37-30.

This outstanding result is even more remarkable considering many team members also took home the U13 boys’ soccer national championship title a few months earlier. These exceptional student athletes achieved the rare feat of two national titles, in two different sports, in the same academic year.

(Photo provided by Collingwood School) Front row (l to r): Jacob Rudolph, Dino Bontis, Quinn Levinson, Myles McArthur, Charlie Bontis, Ethan Mendes, Troy Line Back row (l to r): Coach Tom Stanton, Kishore Jaiswal, Robert Doman, Daniel Anjani, Ethan Sohal, Joel Asindi, Coach Jeff Bera, Coach Bryan Simmons

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CAIS U-13 Basketball Championships
Best of luck to our U-13 Boys Basketball Team as they head to Vancouver this week for the 2015-16 CAIS U-13 Basketball Championships. Hosted by Collingwood School, the team will enjoy the challenges and rewards of playing in a high-level tournament.

CLICK HERE for the Tournament website, and CLICK HERE for the Tournament Program! 


 CAIS U13 Soccer Champions


HSC Trojans Named CAIS National U-13 Boys’ Soccer Champions

It's official! Undefeated in eight games, HSC has won the 2015 CAIS National U-13 Boys’ Soccer Championship!

It has been an incredible week at HSC as we played host to this pretigious national tournament. More than 200 athletes from 16 independent school teams took over our campus for an exciting event that promotes leadership, teamwork, comradery, and friendly competition.

HSC defeated Upper Canada College (UCC) 3-1 to win the coveted title of CAIS National champions during the championship final on Saturday, October 17.

To view a video Highlights Reel from the tournament, click on the image below or visit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k04xk3C-nKE&feature=youtu.be
 

CAIS Video Highlights Reel


CAIS National U-13 Boys’ Soccer Tournament

On October 14-17, 2015 HSC plays host to the CAIS National U-13 Boys’ Soccer Tournament. This prestigious three-day event brings together schools from across Canada to compete on our soccer pitches. Approximately 200 athletes will visit HSC for an exciting event that promotes leadership, teamwork, comradery, and friendly competition. 

Events like the CAIS National U-13 Boys’ Soccer Tournament provide student-athletes with opportunities to travel with their team, and play an important role in developing friendly relationships and healthy rivalries between CAIS schools, coaches, and players.

For details such as the tournament draw, schedule and tournament map, visit hsc.on.ca/caisu13soccer or click on the logo below to visit the tournmant website. 

 


 

2015-16 Team Tryouts

This is a busy and exciting time in Athletics as we gear up for the new 2015-16 season in the Conference for Independent Schools Athletics Association (CISAA). On Thursday, September 10, we ask that students come to school prepared with their gym kit and appropriate footwear for tryouts.

The teams will be part of the CISAA Leagues this fall are as follows:

Soccer:

  • U9 and U10A (Co-ed) (Tryout dates TBA upon start of school)
  • U12 and U14 Boys’
  • U13 Boys’
  • U12 Girls’ and U15 Girls’ (Grades 7-9)
  • Jr. Boys’
  • Sr. Boys’

Volleyball:

  • U12 Boys’
  • U14 Boys’
  • Jr. Boys’
  • Sr. Boys’

Basketball:

  • U12 Girls’
  • U14 Girls’
  • Jr. Girls’
  • Sr. Girls’

Field Hockey:

  • U14 Girls’
  • Senior Girls’

Cross Country:

  • Middle School
  • Senior School

Tryouts take place on the following dates:

 

Middle School

  • Thursday, September 10
  • Friday, September 11
  • Monday, September 14
  • Wednesday, September 15

Senior School

  • Thursday, September 10
  • Friday, September 11
  • Monday, September 14
  • Tuesday, September 15
  • Wednesday, September 16
  • BD: Thursday, September 17

Late Buses will be available after Tryouts on Friday, September 11. Additional information concerning tryout locations and times will be provided to students through school announcements. 


HSC Dominates at CISAA U13/U14 Track and Field Finals

HSC students walked away with a number of amazing record-setting wins at the CISAA U13/U14 Track and Field Finals on Tuesday, May 19 at Country Day School. Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding performances:

  • Liam Harper McCabe: 1st in 60M Hurdles, setting a record
  • Elise Sawyer: 1st in 400M, 800M and High Jump setting a CIASS record in 800M and High Jump
  • Dino Bontis: 1st in Long Jump, setting a record
  • Jace Ellis: 1st in 400M, and Long Jump, 2nd overall
  • Daniel Fenton: 1st in Long Jump
  • Judy Hynes:1st in in High Jump
  • Grace Kemper: 1st in Triple Jump
  • Kate Masliwec: 1st in 400M, 200M, SP, 1st overall U13 Girl
  • Liam Harper McCabe: 1st in Hurdles
  • Elise Sawyer: 1st in 400M, 800M, High Jump, 1st overall U10 Girl
  • Gillian Sawyer: 1st in Hurdles
  • Claire Stipsits: 1st in High Jump
  • Kaitlyn Treleaven: 1st in1500M
  • Madeline Wighardt: 1st in Discus

HSC finished as the 1st Place Co-ed School and our U13 Girls were named 1st overall.

Congratulations to everyone on a great season!

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week!

Congratulation to Grade 12 students Brett Lawrie, Danny Davies, and Andrew Albini! Brett, Danny and Andrew have been the core of our Senior Boys' Slow-Pitch team over the past three years. During that time, HSC has won three straight CISAA championships, only losing one game in three years! They saved their best play for their graduating year. Their defence this year was second to none and, on finals day, they went a combined 20 for 30 at the plate, scoring 14 runs.


Boys’ Slow-Pitch Team Crowned CISAA Champions For Third Consecutive Year!

2015 Slo Pitch Champions

For third consecutive year, the HSC Senior Boys’ Slow-Pitch team is the CISAA Division 1 Champion. The team beat Villanova 12-11 in extra innings and defeated Lakefield in the finals, 21-3 on May 20. Congratulations to this hard-working team!  


Gavin Priest ChampionMiddle School Student Remains Undefeated, Wins Weight Division at Canada East National Championships

Grade 6 student Gavin Priest has won the 44kg Boys' Weight Class in the Kids Division at the Canada East Wrestling National Championships held in St. Catharines on May 8-9. This important win is hot on the heels of his Gold medal performance in the 44kg Boys’ Weight Class, Kids Division at the Ontario Wrestling Championships on Saturday, April 25.

This is a huge accomplishment for a wrestler his age, and HSC is extremely proud of Gavin’s dedication to the sport of wrestling. After competing during the regular wrestling season (November 1 to March 1) where he won all of his matches, Gavin opted to continue wrestling into the spring term in order to be able to compete at the Provincial and National levels in his age group.  


Girls' Rugby Team Preps for CAIS National Tournament

Thirty members of the HSC Varsity Girls’ Rugby are getting ready for the 2015 CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools) Rugby Tournament. On April 24-26, the girls travel to Trinity College School (TCS) in Port Hope Ontario to compete against 9 other top teams from Quebec and Ontario.

The tournament marks the official launch of the CAIS rugby season and we know our HSC Senior Girls will make us proud!


Boys’ Rugby Team Hops Across the Pond for March Break UK Tour

2015 Rugby UK Tour


The HSC Trojans Boys’ Rugby Team is travelling across England and Wales this month as part of a March Break co-curricular adventure. The team will play friendly games against other schools, enjoy many sightseeing activities, and watch matches in the land where the sport has its roots. Highlights of the trip so far include attending a Cardiff Blues game and meet-ups with former New Zealand All Blacks Mils Muliaina and Rhys Jones, former front row for Wales.

In advance of their trip, the team also had the opportunity to train with the McMaster Mauraders Men’s Rugby Team.

You can follow our Trojan Boys' Rugby team on their England Tour during March Break through Coach Birthelmer’s fantastic blog at http://bit.ly/1E2QTPO.

L2 Boys' Alpine Team Makes the Podium at OFSAA on Day 1! 

OFSAA Alpine

HSC is proud of our Level 2 (L2) Boys' Alpine team—Will Kornya, JD Foxcroft, Ben Kornya, Carson Foxcroft, and Ethan James. The team shared the podium on Monday to accept the Bronze medal in the Slalom event at the 2015 OFSAA Alpine Skiing Championship held at Blue Mountain in Collingwood on February 22-24. The highly competitive event draws hundreds of competitors from across the province.

In individual results, congratulations to Will Kornya on his OFSAA Silver medal win in the L2 Boys Slalom Individual event with a combined two-run winning time of 91.89.  Will had the fastest time in the afternoon lap, and was within a few tenths of the winner's combined time.

Full results from the event can be found on the OFSAA website by clicking HERE.

Stayed tuned for updates from Day 2 of the competition! You can also follow live results at http://www.live-timing.com/race2.php?r=148483&u=0.

HSC Swimmers Rock CISAA, Get Set for OFSAA

It was a great day in the pool for HSC’s 16 Senior Co-Ed Swim Team members at the CISAA Championships on Wednesday, February 18. The meet was held at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre, with qualifying swimmers moving on to the OFSAA Swimming Competition on March 3-4, 2015 at the Etobicoke Olympium.

Haydn Wain-Lowe, Noah Losani, Christian Kwiecien-Delaney and Allin Demopolis hit the pool for the 200 medley relay with a goal of beating a time of 2:06. They swam an amazing race, finishing in 2:02.9—the team’s first OFSAA qualifying time of the day. 

Allin had an incredible day, first placing 2nd in the 50m breaststroke and then crushing the field to win the 50m butterfly, qualifying in both events for OFSAA. Haydn followed suit, qualifying for OFSAA with a solid race in the 100m breaststroke and a first place finish in the 100m backstroke.

Emma Flageole Bray placed 4th in 50m freestyle and 4th in 100m backstroke. The HSC girls’ medley relay team—Emma Flageole Bray, Kimberly Kerr, Rachel Webber and Kimberly van Dijk—placed 4th. Rachel placed 6th in the 50m butterfly, and the team’s best finish of the day for the girls was a silver medal for Brooke Rowland in 100m freestyle.

Kimberly van Dijk, Emily Maradin, Rohan Sood, Dinesh Moro, and Nick Jackson had two best times, Kimberly Kerr, Daniel Ghali and George Hajjar had a best time and Michael Grace took five seconds off his 50m freestyle time—an amazing feat!

The day peaked with the team’s finish in the 4x100m free relay. Noah had his best 100m time ever, and Haydn entered the water almost 25 metres
behind 3rd place and swam a blistering 54 second 100m to steal 3rd place to qualify for OFSAA.

George Hajjar and Michael Grace will swim in the OFSAA medley relay
with Noah and Christian, and Dinesh Moro will attend OFSAA as an alternate.

On Tuesday, March 3, Allin will compete in the 50m butterfly and the 50m breaststroke, Haydn competes in the 100m breaststroke and Christian, George, Noah and Michael will compete in the medley relay, with Dinesh as an alternate.

On Wednesday, March 4, Haydn will compete in the 100m backstroke. Christian, Allin, Noah and Haydn will compete in the 4x100m free relay—the premier OFSAA even.

HSC congratulates all of our senior swimmers and our OFSAA competitors.

CISAA Snowboarding Championship Gold and Silver for HSC

CISAA Snowboarding 2015

It was a thrilling day for the HSC snowboarding team at the CISAA Championships, held at the Alpine Ski Club on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Both the Girls’ and Boys’ Snowboarding teams displayed grit and determination, ending the season with spectacular results.

Every year the competition at the CISAA Championships is fierce. We are proud to announce that with a Trojan team effort the Boys’ Snowboarding team won Gold and will represent HSC as a team at OFSAA. The team was poised for a win with Michael Russell placing 3rd, Iain McRae taking 8th place and Nick Dekort’s amazing 9th place finish (a personal best). It took Steve DeJonge in 12th place, Harrison Thomas in 16th, Matt Robertson in 19th and Luke Friedl in 20th place to secure the championship gold.

HSC is equally proud of our HSC Girls' Snowboarding team, who earned CISAA Silver for the season. With just three boarders on the team, this achievement is particularly impressive. Every race required that all three girls deliver their best performances.

In addition to the team wins, there were a number of personal bests and achievements for individuals in each division.

U16 GIRLS

  • Talia Loreti had a strong finish to her first season, and was a major contributing factor to our overall girls’ results.

U20 GIRLS

  • Noa Perez ended her season and her HSC snowboarding career with a CISAA Bronze.
  • Holly Hamilton walked away with CISAA Gold for the U20 division and will represent HSC as an individual boarder at OFSAA.

U16 Boys

  • Ting Shu finished his season in the top 20.
  • Harrison Thomas has improved with each and every race, placing 8th.
  • Nick Dekort had his best race yet and took 4th place for the season.
  • Michael Russell earned 2nd place overall and finished the season with the CISAA U16 Bronze.

U20 Boys

  • Luke Friedl ended the season in 6th place overall in the U20 division
  • Iain McRae placed 5th at the championships and as a result ended up in 7th place overall.
  • Steven DeJonge and took the 7th place spot for the season.
  • Matt Robertson had a fantastic race, just missing the top 10, earning 11th overall, a personal best!
  • Graham Dubreuil should be proud of taking 14th.
  • Tate Ruse ended the season with a top 20 finish.
  • Jack Dickenson showed tremendous spirit, and should be proud of his accomplishments in the park.

Slopestyle

  • Congratulations to Harrison Thomas for securing CISAA U16 Slopestyle Gold in his first season with HSC!
  • Nick Dekort finished his slopestyle season with a first place finish and earned the U16 Slopestyle Bronze.
  • Luke Friedl took 2nd place at the competition, earning a 4th place in the U20 division.

HSC Ski Team Races to a CISAA Championship Win!

In the wake of a thrilling OFSAA qualifier at Devil's Glen, the HSC Trojan Ski team travelled to Craigleith on Wednesday, February 11 for the 2015 CISAA championships. The combined format of the race included a giant slalom run in the morning followed by a slalom lap in the afternoon—two very different disciplines to determine the championship.

HSC is proud of our Level 2 (L2) boys Will Kornya (1), JD Foxcroft (2), Ben Kornya (6), Carson Foxcroft (11), and Ethan James (37) who won CISAA gold and are now primed for OFSAA on February 22-24, 2015.

The entire team brought their best game to the competition. Brogan Cairns ended her CISAA season with a solid performance, placing 6th in the combined race and securing the same placing for her overall ranking. Her coaches are excited about her prospective seasons with the HSC alpine team as the College looks to build the girls’ ski program.

Jen Armstrong is congratulated for reaching her goal to finish the season in the top 10. After an incredible performance on Wednesday, she secured a 9th place ranking overall. Nathalia Wellenreiter should also be extremely proud for finishing the season in 15th place overall.

In their first season with the team, two new HSC skiers demonstrated the resiliency the HSC Ski Team is known for—Luke DeJonge placed14th overall for the season, while Luke Settle placed 17th.

Best of luck to the L2 boys luck as they look to bring home an OFSAA banner!

 

U13 Boys’ Basketball Competes at CAIS U13 National Championship

Sixteen teams from across the country flocked to Upper Canada College in Toronto from February 5-7, 2015 for the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) U13 Boys’ Basketball National Championship.

HSC Trojan highlights included competing against the toughest competition in the country and a 28-point win over Stratchcona Tweedsmuir School on day one of the championship.

For photos from the tournament and complete results, please click here.


Trojans Dominate Mats at First Annual HSC Wrestling Tournament

Wrestlers from across Hamilton, Guelph, St. Catharines and Beamsville and the surrounding areas ventured to campus on Thursday, February 5, 2015 for the first annual HSC Wrestling Tournament. Outside of the 12 bronze, four silver and five gold medals earned by HSC wrestlers, the athletes and coaches enjoyed educating others about their sport and sharing the new Athletic Complex with the community.

“This tournament was a great opportunity for our wrestlers to educate our community on the athleticism of wrestling and how fit, strong and technically sound our wrestlers need to be to be successful,” said HSC Wrestling Coach and Tournament Facilitator Melissa Mancini. “It was also a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful new facility to our community.”

HSC wrestlers took on their opponents with a superb support network of fellow HSC students, faculty, parent volunteers, and spectators there to support and cheer them on.

Coaches Mancini and Bob Neibert were extremely proud of the teamwork and sportsmanship demonstrated by their HSC wrestlers. Veteran wrestlers helped coach younger athletes throughout the day, and the entire program cheered for their teammates.

Coach Mancini recounts Cassie Rufanach’s (Grade 12) final match as one of her favourite moments from the tournament: “There were mere seconds left in Cassie’s final match and things were tied at eight. The Junior School students were chanting “HSC!” as Cassie scored a 4-point leg pick up to win the match. It was great to see her teammates so involved and to have her high school peers there to celebrate in her victory.”

The win makes Cassie the first HSC Trojan female to qualify for the OFSAA Championship. Joining Cassie at the provincial championship will be first-time OFSAA competitors Chris Neibert (Grade 9), Ethan Riggs (Grade 10) and Quinn Purdy (Grade 12), and four-time OFSAA competitor Michael Neibert (Grade 12).

“Michael Neibert has been the heart and soul of our wrestling program since he started in Grade 7,” said Coach Mancini. Michael won his gold medal match with a 10-point superiority and over 200 supporters from Junior School through to Grade 12.

The 2015 OFSAA Wrestling Championship takes place March 3-4, 2015 in Windsor, Ontario. For more information, please click here.


U10 Basketball Takes Over HSC Courts

The sounds of basketballs echoed through the College on Friday, January 30 as our U10 basketball teams hosted seven schools from across Southern Ontario in simultaneous tournaments. In the Early Education and the Paige Gyms, the U9 Boys finished third in their tournament, coached by Ms. Otaguro. Please click HERE to view the photo gallery.

The girls kicked off their day in the new Athletic Complex with an exciting skills development session with McMaster University varsity basketball players Isabel Ormond, Allyson Schweitzer, Adrienne Peters and Clare Kenney, as well as Marauders’ Assistant Coach Nate McGibbon. The girls worked in mixed groups with their competitors to practice basics in defensive moves, shooting and ball handling.

“This is a really exciting opportunity for future basketball stars to learn from some of the best university athletes in the country,” said Assistant Athletic Director Martin Birthelmer. The remainder of the afternoon was spent playing 20 minutes matches against other schools. Coach Harrison’s team finished the fun-focused tournament with an impressive 3-1 record, while Coach Sawyer’s team went undefeated. Please click HERE to view the photo gallery.


Graduates Honoured at 64th B’Nai Brith Sports Celebrity Dinner

Over 950 Hamiltonians braved the snow on Monday, January 26, 2015 to support Hamilton’s athletic scene at the 64th Annual B’Nai Brith Sports Celebrity Dinner at the Hamilton Convention Centre.

HSC alums Mackenzie Hamilton ’14 and Alex MacLeod ’14 were two of 50+ athletes recognized as the Hamilton Spectators’ 2013-14 Athletes of the Year.

Sport luminaries in attendance included former Blue Jays outfielder and World Series Champion Devon White, former major league pitcher Jim Morris, former NHL star Dave Andreychuk, former Raptor General Manager Glen Grunwald, Toronto Maple Leafs announcer Joe Bowen and Calgary Flames radio announcer Derek Wills.

The event hit another high note with the induction of 94 year old Phil Rosenshein into the B’Nai Brith Hall of Fame. Rosenshein worked on the first dinner committee in 1951.

“This is the best way to do something good for the community,” event co-chair Jeff Paikin ’80 told the Hamilton Spectator. “People want to be here, they want to come back, they love seeing their sports heroes.”


U13 CAIS Tournament 2015

THE CAIS U13 BOYS' INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FEBRUARY 5TH - 7TH, 2015. Click here to view the tournament website for results and more information.


HSC Snowboard Team Starts Season Strong

It was an exciting day on the slopes at Mount St. Louis Moonstone for the HSC Snowboard Team, as they took part in one of the first Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) competitions of the year. The weather on Wednesday, January 21, were not ideal—by the 10th rider, every athlete faced an icy course. However, the tenacious Trojans produced impressive results, despite the unfavorable course conditions.

U16 Girls
Talia Loreti is a rock of a rookie! She took 4th place for the 2nd week in a row. Keep up the great work Talia!

U20 Girls
Holly Hamilton was edged out of first place and snagged 2nd place. However, thanks to her great finish last week, she hangs on to her 1st place position in the U20 field. Noa Perez had the best race of her career, taking 3rd place.

U16 Boys
Michael Russell took 2nd place for the second week in a row, but because of his accumulated points sits 1st in the U16 boys division. Nick Dekort is staying strong, and took 7th place for the second week in a row.

U16 Boys
Wang Ting placed 8th, improving by 12 places from the previous week. Harrison Thomas placed 9th, improving by 10 places. Congratulations to them both.

U20 Boys
Once again, our senior boys showed their depth and ability. 
Luke Friedl placed 6th.
Steven deJonge upped his game, taking 7th place.
Tate Ruse, a 2014-15 team rookie, is also proving that his learning curve is steep!  He took 8th place, improving by 10 places from last week.
Iain McRae showed tremendous grit and took 9th, improving by 7 places from last week.
Graham Dubreuil also brought his A-game, placing 10th, improving by 9 places.
Matt Robertson had one his best performances of his career and placed 14th.
Connor St. Louis should be proud of his top 20 finish in this field.
Jack Dickenson had his first race of the season (and first in three years!) and should be pleased with his top 30 position.


Below are combined overall results by gender:

GIRLS
Holly Hamilton placed 2nd overall, Talia Loreti placed 8th, and Noa Perez's 11th place secured the girls their 2nd place finish for a second week in a row.

BOYS
Michael Russell was our fastest boy, and placed 7th; Luke Friedl placed 8th and Steven DeJonge took 10th. As a result, HSC was edged out of 2nd place by just one point. RSGC and LCS totally upped their games, taking 1 and 2. This means the HSC boys, because they placed 2nd last week and 3rd this week now stands in 1st place, tied with St. Mikes. 

Congratulations to our U12 Basketball Team!

In an exciting start to the new year, the HSC U12 Boys Basketball Team were named victors at this month's Upper Canada College (UCC)  Prep Under 12 Invitational Tournament. After two days of play on January 9-10, the team defeated UCC 38 to 19 in a tough and fast-paced game. Thanks to our hosts for an excellent event, and congratulations to our U12 team on a successful tournament!

Congratulations to the HSC Athlete of the Week-Josh Shenker

Congratulations to Josh Shenker, the Athlete of the week for December 15 - 19! Josh Shenker travelled to the Canadian Track Cycling Championships held in Burnaby, British Columbia from November 21-23. He was named rider of the championships by his team, winning 2 gold medals and a bronze in the U17 division. Josh partnered with a couple of his teammates to win the Team Sprint and Team Pursuit; he came 3rd in the Individual Pursuit. Congrats to Josh on his national victories, and we hope to watch you race for Canada at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games!

Congratulations to the HSC Athlete of the Week-Anthony Tolfa

Congratulations to Anthony Tolfa, the HSC Athlete of the Week for December 8 - 12! Anthony skated in two Boys' Hockey games last week and scored 6 goals, 1 assist and earned a plus 4 rating. He has quickly become a force on the ice and a leader in the dressing room. He is incredibly strong on the puck and few opponents are able to knock him off of it. He scores on breakaways, winning battles out of the corners, and from the front of the net.

 

Congratulations to the HSC Athlete of the Week-Alyssa DeSantis

Congratulations to Alyssa DeSantis for the Athlete of the Week! At the senior girls CAIS tournament, she led the team in scoring and steals and was the quarterback of the team on offence.  She was selected as the MVP of the team for the tournament.  In 4 games, Alyssa scored more than 60 points. She helped the team have an amazing finish to their season. Way to go Alyssa!

 

CAIS Tournament Excitement Wraps Up at HSC 

It was a phenomenal weekend at HSC as the College hosted the third annual CAIS Girls’ Basketball Invitational Tournament.

Thirteen teams from CAIS schools across Eastern Canada vied for the title, which went to Appleby College for their 39-32 victory over Villanova College on Sunday, November 16. Congratulations to the players selected for the All Star Team (see below) and to Michelle Rhodes from Ashbury College for her selection as Tournament Most Valuable Player! Check out the tournament photo gallery here

All Star team

Elmwood College - Lily Newberry #4

Bayview Glen - Yazmeen Jamieson #24

Lower Canada College - Emmar Margles-Forgione #8

Ashbury College - Michelle Rhodes #15

Bishop Strachan School - Katie Sheldon #14

West Island College - Stephanie Hindle #4

Ridley College - Laurissa Maddocks - #14

Rothesay Netherwood School - Emma Murphy #9

Bishop's College School - Taylor Merrithew #20

Hillfield Strathallan College - Alyssa DeSantis #10

Tournament MVP

Ashbury College - Michelle Rhodes #15 (Photo below)


 

 

 

HSC 2014 CAIS Invitational Senior Girls' Basketball Tournament


https://www.hsc.on.ca/caisgirlsbb


HSC is proud to host the 3rd Annual CAIS Invitational Senior Girls’ Basketball tournament on November 14 - 16, 2014.  The tournament will feature teams from CAIS schools across eastern Canada, with16 teams going head-to-head to compete for the title. The tournament will take place right here at HSC in our brand new Athletic Complex and Community Centre. We invite you to come join us as we cheer on our Trojans! Sponsors are still needed for this tournament – if interested, please contact Marnie Helmy, Manager of Advancement at Marnie.Helmy@hsc.on.ca or 905-389-1367, ext.107. 

 

Congratulations to the HSC Athlete of the Week-Stephanie Gerend

Stephanie Gerend is a member of the new HSC U15 Girls' Soccer Team. She is a senior leader on the team and helps with team warm-ups and communication on the field. The creation of the U15 team is intended to provide HSC female athletes with more equal CAIS tournament opportunities, through a fall soccer program for girls. Our team this year is made up of Grade 7, 8 and 9 students. 

The team has come far in a short amount of time. From losing their first game 9-0, to eventually beating Holy Trinity 4-3 and scoring two goals against Country Day school the 3rd place team. These wins were the result of determination and dedicated training as a team.

Stephanie played a key role in the team's success through her incredible work as sweeper/centre defender. She led the defense in communication, and frequently pressured the opposing team's offensive attack by forcing them offside time and time again.

Congratulations Stephanie on your leadership and perseverance.



October 23, the U13 Boys’ Soccer team travels to compete in a CAIS tournament hosted by Lower Canada College and Selwyn House in Montreal, QC. Click here to follow our team.

 

Congratulations to the Athletes of the Week, Mason White and Anatasia Tolfa! 

Mason White (Junior Boys' Volleyball) - stepped up to be our setter late in the season as the original setter is injured and cannot play. He is doing quite well in this new role, which is one of the hardest positions in volleyball!

As team captain, Anatasia is the heart and soul of Senior Girls' Basketball at HSC. She always works hard and motivates the girls around her to do their best.  In a game where we had to have four juniors play with us because of injuries, Ana stepped up and helped those girls gain confidence and be proud of their contribution to the team. The team wouldn't be the same without her!

HSC Athletes Prepped for a Busy Fall Season

The 2014 Fall Athletic season is off to a fabulous start! After a series of competitive tryouts, Trojan team rosters were finalized after E-Week and official play began on September 22 with both home and away games.

Below are some of the upcoming highlights of a very busy 2014 Fall Season:

  • Our Senior Boys Soccer team is off to sunnier shores to compete in the CAIS Sr. Boys' Soccer Tournament on October 16-18 hosted by Saltus Grammar School in Bermuda.
  • Rounding out the season, the Senior Boys’ Basketball team will compete closer to home in a CAIS tournament on November 20-22 hosted by Crescent School and The York School in Toronto, ON.

HSC Cross Country



Early in the season, our HSC cross country athletes demonstrated determination and tenacity. The HSC Senior Cross Country Team entered its first meet at the St. Marcellinus Bagpipe Classic in Erindale Park, Mississauga, on Tuesday, September 23. On September 30, the team competed in the McMaster Marauder Invitational at Churchill Park, Hamilton. A total of 32 students took part— the largest Cross Country team in recent HSC history! 

Congratulations also go out to all those students who took part in the Middle School Cross Country Meet on October 9.

 

New Rugby Posts


At the beginning of October, HSC erected two new regulation sized rugby posts thanks to a generous donation by the Kelly, Phillips and Souter families.

The addition of regulation sized posts will enhance the quality of practices and matches at the school, and add to the profile of the sport in the HSC community. In past years, referees had to make difficult and potentially controversial calls on whether penalties and conversions kicked over the undersized football posts were successful.


 


Two HSC Students Qualify for OFSAA Final in Track and Field
5/30/2014

Two HSC athletes are off to the OFSAA track and field final in Mississauga on June 5-7. Megan Herring and Harrison Thomas will compete in the final, following their phenomenal performances at the metro qualifying meet, which brought together athletes from CISAA schools and across the GTA. There were 24 competitors in each event, and to qualify for the OFSAA finals, students had to place in the top four. Entering her race ranked 8th, Megan secured her OFSAA spot in the 100m with a 4th place finish.

Harrison faced stiff competition in the high jump, and knew he had to make his best jump in order to qualify. After some early tough attempts, he was one of only three jumpers to clear 1.65m and was guaranteed a trip to OFSAA.

The OFSAA track and field final brings together the top four athletes from eight different regions around Ontario who come together to compete to be the best in the province.

 

Rugby Gold for both U14 and Senior Boys, Girls capture Silver
5/26/2014

It was an exciting day at HSC as the Trojans took on Crescent School in the U14 Boys’ Division 1 Rugby Championship final on Friday, May 23. Scoring first and in the lead after the half, it was clear HSC was on game. Despite a spirited effort from their opponents, the Trojans played an incredible match, and captured the CISAA gold with a score of 38 – 5. The Senior Boys’ Rugby Team followed with a CISAA Division II gold championship victory on Saturday, May 24 against Lakefield College School, winning 33 - 14. That same day, the Senior Girls’ team fought a dogged battle against Appleby College, and took home the silver in Division II.

 

 
 

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