The Seaway Intermediate Spartans defeated South Grenville 1-0 in the championship game of an all-day tournament on the home field last Tuesday to earn the right to advance to the Intermediate Soccer Championships coming up in Kemptville on Tuesday, October 18. On their way to the local championship the girls defeated St. Mary/St. Cecilia, 5-0, St. Marks, 4-0, and South Grenville 4-0 behind the unbeatable goaltending of Kendra Buter. “It was an outstanding team effort,” said coach Robin Gibbs of the Spartans win. Pictured above members of the team are, kneeling l-r, Sierre Swindells, Abigail Macmillan, Sophia Currier, Brynn Gilmour, Emma Barkley, Emily Hector and Hailey Markell. Goalkeep Kendra Buteer is in front. Back, l-r, are Sierra Dodge, Courtney Casselman, Teisha Mullin, Allison Waytowich, Jessica Ferguson, Mackenzie Whyte, Jane van Moorsel, Taylor Casselman, Sydney Runions and Logan Millward. In the action above, Brynn Gilmour has control of the ball and teammate Emily Hector (back left) is waiting for the pass. Jane van Moorsel is pictured throwing the ball in.
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IROQUOIS–Being named RACE 101 Premier driver award for 2012 at the end of the year long program meant that Luke Whitteker would get some time in a pavement Late Model. His first experience came on Wednesday, June 27 when he traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, to get comfortable in the car before heading to Southern National Speedway in Kenly, North Carolina on Thursday and Friday for his first test session on the black top.
With temperatures over 100 degrees all week, Whitteker knew that the track was going to be very slick, which played in his favor with his dirt racing experience.
It took only three sessions on the first day for Whitteker to get up to speed, and run comparable lap times to Speedway regulars.
“We had a great test today,” said Whitteker after his first outing. “The car was fast for the slick conditions. This was a real good start to our asphalt adventures. I am looking forward to coming back here tomorrow and getting a better feel for the track”.
The warm temperatures continued for the second day of testing with temperatures remaining in excess of 100°F. The track temperature was approaching 130° F and almost 150° inside the race car.
Whitteker had another great test session though, posting some very competitive laps.
Saturday, the young Iroquois driver returned to Southern National Speedway for race day, but this time he worked on the pit crew for Karl Weber, another young and upcoming driver, who had been working alongside Luke during the testing the two previous days.
Whitteker spent the first part of Sunday returning home. He landed in Syracuse, New York early Sunday afternoon, and made the long drive to Cornwall Motor Speedway where his Whitteker Motorsports team had his car all ready to go for the night’s 100 lap Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series race.
Luke started 15th, and was running well on the bottom of the track, to make it all the way up to fourth before the handling started to go away on the car, and he slid back to 14th.
This past weekend, Whitteker was back at Mohawk International Raceway on Friday night where he planned to debut the brand new experimental Bicknell chassis. His weekend was to also include stops at Brockville Speedway Saturday night and the Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The South Dundas Midget House Lions finished off their season last Tuesday when they worked their way to the championship final of their March break home tournament.
After defeating Smiths Falls 3-1 and Cumberland 4-2 in preliminary round action, the Lions met Clarence Creek who claimed the tournament championship with a 6-2 win.
The Lions got rolling in the tournament, a non-body contact affair, with the 3-1 win over Smiths Falls.
With Hunter Jones in net, the Lions went up 1-0 on a first period goal by Chase DeDekker, assisted by Joel Johnston and Brody Picotte.
After a scoreless second period Dustin Morrison struck for Smith Falls early in the third period to tie the game 1-1.
Darrin Stinson then took over, scoring for the Lions, unassisted, to restore their one goal lead.
With 5:08 left in the game, he pushed the Lions advantage to 3-1 with help from Graydon Baylis.
In game two against Cumberland, the Lions struck early and struck often to go up 3-0 in the first period.
Baylis kicked it off with help from Sawyer Gillard, and then Gillard made it 2-0 with Parker Hart providing the assist.
Lions goal number three came from the stick of Brandon Bass with Jason Gallinger providing the assist.
While Lions goaltender Josh Martineau continued to hold Cumberland from the scoreboard in the second period, the Lions struck for one more.
This time it was Justin Schwerdtfeger doing the counting with help from Eric Swank.
Cumberland charged back in the third with an Alex Caudle-Dimillo goal, but that was it until the last minute of play when Jonathan Belleville struck for their second.
The Lions held on for the 4-2 win and the right to advance to the championship against Clarence Creek.
Each of the four teams in the tournament played two games and then were ranked on period scores, and goals for and against.
Clarence Creek earned the first place ranking with 9.5 points with a 7-1 win over Cumberland and a 4-1 win over Smiths Falls.
South Dundas was second with 8.5, and Smiths Falls and Cumberland ended up tied.
Smith Falls defeated Cumberland 3-2 for the B championship.
In the A final, the Lions were unable to contain Maxime Brazeau who counted four of the six Clarence Creek goals.
Singles were scored by Marc Andre Boucher and Sean Humen.
Scoring for the Lions were Graydon Baylis from Sawyer Gillard and David Plamondon, and Brody Picotte from Plamondon.
Jones and Martineau shared the goaltending duties.
The tournament marked the end of the season for the Lions who finished third in their division in the regular season.
They turned it up a notch in the playoffs to eliminate the Akwesasne Wolves in quarterfinal action and the Smiths Fall Bears in the semi-finals.
They lost to North Dundas in two straight games in their bid for the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League East Division championship.
The 67 players in the 44th annual Ladies Valley League Golf Competition had to battle for every inch of roll they could get on the rain-drenched Summer Heights Golf Course on Sunday, and in the end it was the home team claiming a very healthy win.
The hosting Summer Heights team put up just 940 strokes to reclaim the Valley League title after losing it to Cedar Glen in Williamsburg last summer.
Finishing well back of this year’s champs in second place was Prescott with 988 strokes. Third spot went to Iroquois at 1006, Morrisburg was fourth at 1023 and Cedar Glen was last with 1042.
The Ladies Valley League consists of 13-player teams, plus one spare. There are three players in each of A-B-C-D flight with the two best scores in each flight counted towards the team total. Also counting in the team total are the senior players’ scores.
Stephanie White led the Summer Heights team to victory with an 83, and Helen Greer-Doll counted the second A flight score with a 91.
Ann Leduc counted a 96 in B flight and Irma Tyrell added a 102, while in C flight, Elizabeth Marjerrison turned in a 100 and Denise Levac a 106.
Alice Grant led D flight with a 127, and Kay Vallee had a 130. Gail Adams shot a 105 in the senior spot.
Also playing for the team, with their scores not counting were France Longtin in A flight, Nicole Landriault in B, Lynda Lafleche in C and Sheila Cadieux in D. June Eden played as their spare.
In individual play, the Summer Heights team won three of the five low gross trophies
The low shooter of the day was Stephanie White of Summer Heights who posted an 83 to claim the Trudy Beavers Trophy for low gross in A flight.
Ann Leduc posted a 96 to win the Phyllis Locke B flight Trophy and teammate Elizabeth Marjerrison won the Mildred and Dick Atchison C flight trophy with a 100.
Preventing a Summer Heights sweep in the flights was Liz Asselin of Iroquois, who won D low gross and the Bank of Montreal trophy with a 124.
Net wins went to Helen Doll Greer (91-75 net) in A flight, Mary Jane Baker of Prescott (103-75 net) in B flight, Denis Levac of Summer Heights (106-73 net) in C flight and Sharon Landry of Prescott (73 net) in D flight.
Carole Parent of Cedar Glen posted a 94 to win the senior low gross Howard Wallace Trophy and Cathy Marston of Iroquois won the Jennie Clifford Memorial Trophy for low senior net with a 106 for an 83 net.
Judy Eden of Summer Heights was the low spare with a 99 and Anita Cooper, Morrisburg had the low net shooting a 108 for a 79 net.
Low gross shooters for each of the teams were: Carole Parent, 94, Cedar Glen; Nancy Barkley, 92 Iroquois; Lori-Anne Davies, 95, Morrisburg; Mia Henderson, 90, Prescott; Stephanie White, 83, Summer Heights.