Nov. 11 Local sports: Stars win tourney; Clark wins skating bronze; Generals football; BT basketball
The Niagara North Stars went undefeated at 6-0 to capture the atom division championship of the Front Row Sports Classic in St. Catharines.
The atoms team became the first Niagara North team to win the home tournament.
Niagara defeated the Mississauga Senators 3-2 in the championship final and the Waterloo Wolves 3-2 in the semifinals.
They also defeated the Valley Jr Warriors 17-3, North Central Predators 5-2, Cambridge Hawks 5-1 and Mississauga Senators 2-0.
The Stars are now 19-5-1 overall this season.
Members of the team are: Gavin Christie, Giacomo Del Priore, Austyn Ellis, Trent Enns, Justin Flora, Alexander Forrest, Nolan Gerow, Ethan Losier, Liam McGrath, Lincoln O’Brien, Chase Partridge, Kieran Raynor, Rocco Shuker, Sutter Smith, Reif Steenhuis and Logan Zadorozny.
Nick Smith is the head coach while Brad Gerow and Steve Shuker are the assistants. Steve Ellis is the trainer while Peter Partridge and Brett Meadows act as managers.
NEXXICE AND CLARK WIN BRONZE
The Nexxice synchronized skating team from Burlington won a bronze medal at the recent California Cup synchronized skating competition. Nexxice finished behind Mystique from Finland and Skyliners from the U.S.
Avery Clark from Thorold is a member of the team.
The Niagara Generals football team dropped a 44-6 decision to Cambridge in the Ontario Football League peewee Tier 2 final.
“All the boys played their hearts out and left it all on the field. As a coach of a small team, it’s very difficult to make game time adjustments when the boys don’t leave the field,” head coach Bruce MacRae said. “In the end, these boys played four quarters of hard football and did not give up right up to the last buzzer. I am super proud of my peewee Generals who made it to the championship.”
THUNDER OUST REDS
The Blessed Trinity Thunder senior girls basketball team advanced to the Niagara Catholic Athletic Association AAA final with a 74-68 victory over the Denis Morris Reds.
Top scorers for Blessed Trinity were Lexia Poitras (21), Ella Muraca (19), Kaelin Sutor (16), Tia Pucci (11) and Maddie O’Brien (7).
Top scorers for Denis Morris were Lexxus Bell (25), Jordyn Britton (13), Morgan Kwinecki (9) and Kayla Mirabella (7).
The Thunder will meet Notre Dame in the final Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Notre Dame.