A Year in Review

It’s been a great year for WRDSB high school athletics, with new WCSSAA champions and reclaimed titles, CWOSSA and OFSAA qualifications, and plenty of gold, silver and bronze medalists all around.

The beginning of the school year is always exciting with events like Battle of the Barns and Kitchener Klash, both of which took place again this year.

Reclaiming their title for the third year in a row, the Jacob Hespeler Hawks junior football team were WCSSAA champs once again, while Preston took home the senior boys’ title.Read more

OFSSA Success a great way to end the season

With the end of the school year almost here, high school sports are drawing to a close for the year, and OFSAA championships are wrapping up.

The WCI Vikings boys’ rugby team made it all the way to the OFSAA quarterfinals the other week where they, unfortunately, lost 10-3.

The 2016 WCSSAA soccer champions, the Grand River girls’ soccer team won bronze at OFSAA this year, making it a memorable end to coach Brian Millar’s final coaching season.Read more

Grand River CI hockey legend retires on a high note with WCSSAA titles and OFSAA qualifications

It’s been another amazing year for Grand River legend Brian Millar after coaching yet another OFSAA qualifying boys’ hockey team and a final WCSSAA champions girls’ soccer team in his final year before retirement.

Having taught and coached at Grand River for 34 years, Mr Millar is also the school’s athletic director. He has now coached over a thousand high school games and holds sixteen WCSSAA titles in both hockey and soccer.Read more

Raiders defend WCSSAA rugby title, talk coaches, and say goodbye after final high school season

The KCI girls’ rugby team have had another amazing season. After becoming WCSSAA champs and OFSAA qualifiers last year, they took home the WCSSAA title against this year after defeating Waterloo-Oxford 29-5 in the finals.

The Raiders lost a few of their best players last year, including Adrienne Bowra and Leah McBain, who returned to help coach this season, but this year’s co-captains Olivia Mickie and Erin Markle haven’t let the team fall.Read more

Head Coach leaves football program after 20 years

Preston is losing two incredible football coaches this year. Earlier this year, Jim Crone, the coach of the senior boys’ football team retired. Now at the end of June, John Skovsgaard will finish coaching his final season before retiring as well.

Mr Skovsgaard has been teaching at Preston High School since 1993. He has been the head coach of the Jr. Boys’ football team since 1996 and also coaches boys’ rugby.Read more

Huron Heights Teacher Coaches Final Season

After a fantastic end to a final season, the Huron Heights head volleyball coach, Don Bieronski, will be retiring at the end of the current school year after 26 years of teaching and coaching at the high school level.

Before teaching and coaching high school students, he coached all-star baseball for the City of Kitchener for 8 years. After starting out his teaching career at Preston High School, Mr Bieronski moved to Huron Heights in 2007 where he has taught and coached since.  Read more

Records Broken & Stakes Raised at WCSSAA Track Meet

WCSSAA track and field was this past week on Wednesday and Thursday at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School.Read more

Preston Football Legend Leaves Behind Program Legacy

The end of the school year is just weeks away, and the spring sports season is heading into WCSSAA playoffs. Summer is coming and with it, unfortunately, saying goodbye to some incredible coaches who will be leaving, or have already left, for their retirement.

The Preston Panthers will lose two incredible coaches this year, both from their football program, including Jim Crone who has been teaching for 32 years at Preston, since 1984.Read more

WRDSB Badminton Players Dominate CWOSSA and move on to OFSAA

CWOSSA badminton finals were last week at Conestoga College, and WCI and Southwood proved to be tough competition for schools across central western Ontario.

Placing second and third in the overall team points results for the junior category, WCI and Southwood finished with a total of 32 points (WCI) and 23 points (SSS).

In the senior category, WCI placed first in the team results with 45 points, and the SJAM Highlanders tied for third with WHCS and CCVI, all with a total of 21 points.Read more

Meet the WCSSAA Reporter!

Are you wondering who's writing all of the great articles on our website? The answer is KCI student, Gabby Crowley! Learn a bit more about Gabby from her bio, below:Read more

Cambridge Schools Clash on the Soccer Field

Cambridge schools went head to head earlier this week as the Southwood and Preston girls’ soccer teams played each other on Monday afternoon at Woodside.

Both teams were incredibly well matched, and neither had an easy time getting a goal in. Preston forwards made plenty of shots on Southwood’s net, but the Sabers’ goalie, Emily Breitkopf, was a force to be reckoned with.Read more

KCI & Cameron Heights Starting Out Spring Sports Season Strong

A great first week of spring sports for WRDSB schools. Rugby and Soccer season has started and teams are in it to win.

Cameron Heights has proven their strength in both their boys’ and girls’ teams with several wins just this first week alone.

The Cameron girls’ rugby team took down EDSS in their opening game of the season with a score of 32-10, as well as GCI 42-5 on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Wednesday.Read more

WCI WCSSAA Champs again in badminton finals

Last week saw the 2016 WCSSAA badminton championships where WRDSB schools fought to claim the top prize and advance to CWOSSA. Junior championships took place on Tuesday, April 5th and seniors on Wednesday, April 6th at Conestoga college while the finals were held at Huron Heights on Thursday evening.Read more

2016 Basketball All-Star Night to Remember

 

This past Wednesday, April 6th was the 2016 annual WCSSAA all-star basketball game, this year held at WCI. The girls’ started out the night at 6:30pm followed by the boys at 8pm.

It was a night of awards as well basketball. Nina Farkic from the Cameron Heights girls’ basketball team won the Julie Devenny award for girls’ basketball, naming her Most Valuable Player.Read more

Schools Prepare for Spring Sports Season

SOCCER: Senior boys’ and varsity girls’ soccer teams are welcoming returning players and new recruits. Last season, WCI claimed the WCSSAA and CWOSSA championship titles and continued on to play at OFSAA, while the Forest Heights senior boys’ soccer team took first place at WCSSAA and CWOSSA as well. For the past several years, the girls’ soccer title has been passed back and forth between Grand River (2011, 2014) and WCI (2012, 2013, 2015). Practices have now begun at schools and game season will kick off at the start of April.Read more

Meet the WCSSAA Reporter

Gabby is a grade 12 student at KCI. She learned to skate on the homemade ice rink in her backyard each winter and almost broke her garage from kicking a soccer ball against it in the summer. She has been dancing for eleven years and writing for as long as she can remember. Hoping to keep up with writing in university, she’s looking forward to earning more experience and spending her last semester at high school games.