Ridley College roundup
First Swimming had multiple top five finishes and sub-OFSAA qualifying times at the first Canadian Independent Schools Athletic Association meet of the season at the Markham Pan Am Centre.
•Jack Kelshall – 100-metre individual medley.
•Autumn Crowe – 50-metre freestyle, 50-metre breaststroke, 100-metre individual medley.
•Ella McRae – 50-metre freestyle.
•Alexander Bento – 50-metre freestyle.
•Natalya Guillaume – 50-metre breaststroke.
•Senior Girls Medley Relay – Autumn Crowe, Adela Dunkley, Ella McRae, Natalya Guillaume.
•Senior Girls Freestyle Relay – Autumn Crowe, Adela Dunkley, Ella McRae, Natalya Guillaume.
•Senior Boys Medley Relay – Joshua Maloney, Jack Kelshall, Alex Bento, Pete Tran.
•Jack Kelshall – 100-metre freestyle, 50-metre butterfly.
•Ella McRae – 100-metre individual medley, 50-metre butterfly.
•Senior boys freestyle relay- Joshua Maloney, Jack Kelshall, Alex Bento, Pete Tran.
•Josh Maloney – 50-metre backstroke.
•Adela Dunkley – 50-metre backstroke.
•Kennedy Stock- 50-metre breaststroke.
•Josh Maloney – 5th 100-metre backstroke.
•Adela Dunkley- 5th 50-metre freestyle, 6th 50-metre breaststroke.
•Can Aksak – 6th 50-backstroke.
•Pete Tran- 7th 50-metre butterfly, 7th 50-backstroke.
•Natalya Guillaume- 8th 50-metre breaststroke.•Marco Bento- 6th 50-metre backstroke.
•Mia Waddell- 7th 50-metre breaststroke.
•8th- Senior Girls B Medley Relay- Kennedy Stock, Hailey Girll, Mia Waddell, Lauren Clarke.
First Volleyball had a great first match versus St. Clements School. Although there is plenty of room for improvement, the Tigers came out with a sweep (25-15, 25-13, 25-19).
Lauren MacPhail was unstoppable in the middle with many unanswered attacks.
The U16 Girls Volleyball Team opened its 2019-2020 season with a 13-25, 13-25, 8-25 loss to St. Clement’s School.
Playing in her first competitive volleyball match, Jasmine Kennedy led the Tigers with multiple attack and service winners.
Ridley coaches Nick Ronald and Shannon Doll were especially pleased with the on-court communication and the ability to keep within system on serve receive.
The theme for the Girls Volleyball U16s this winter is “success is a staircase, not a doorway.” Through the first handful of practices the coaches are thrilled with the enthusiastic, team-orientated and energetic approach to learning the game which each of the girls has demonstrated.
The culmination of a busy week and a half of basketball saw the Prep Basketball Tigers earn a comeback win on the road and drop their first match of the season at home.
Tuesday, the Tigers traveled to the Athlete Institute to take on team Red. Down at half, the Tigers rallied for a 75-65 win on the backs of a near double-double performance by Peter Moses (18 points, 9 boards) and a shooting spectacle by Cormac McMahon who hit four threes and scored 24 points in the victory.
Thursday the boys hosted Lincoln Prep from Hamilton in what proved to be an absolute slug fest. The Tigers struggled to find their rhythm offensively and a late push by the Huskies saw them steal a 79-73 final.
The team now gets a few extra days of practice as they prepare to travel to Rhode Island Thursday for the Zero Gravity Prep Classic Invitational in Barrington.
Saturday, members of all four of Ridley’s Boys basketball teams traveled to the Toronto PanAm Centre at the University of Toronto, Scarborough to take part in our first OSBA Junior Challenge event. It was a great opportunity for the young Tigers to showcase their talents and went toe to toe with the Athlete Institute Juniors (after having only one hour of practice time together) losing 59-52. Topaz Nnani led the scoring with 21 points.
U14 Boys Basketball
The U14 boys basketball team kicked off the Term 2 competitive season for Lower School with a very well-played game at Appleby on Nov. 27th. It was a full team effort, with many players contributing to the score. Tenacious defence was an essential aspect of the 45-33 victory.
Prep Girls Hockey
Prep Girls started their defence of their 20019 CISAA Championship last Wednesday. Down 2-1 going into the third, Prep Girls battle back to top Appleby College 4-2.
Catherine Foulem (2), Lilli Welcke (1), and Anna Barrington (1) scored.