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2019 Fall Season in Review: Basketball, Volleyball and Tennis

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2019 Fall Season in Review: Basketball, Volleyball and Tennis

Looking back on 2019 as the year nears an end. Enjoy the highlights that which wraps up with today’s feature.

Girls Basketball: Westdale heads back to OFSAA

The Westdale Warriors captured the Senior Girls Basketball Championship knocking off Saltfleet 65-52 in front of a home crowd on November 12, 2019. That win propelled the Warriors to a victory at SOSSA and a berth into the Girls AAA OFSAA Championship. At OFSAA Westdale entered as the defending champions, but came up short finishing with a 2-1 record. Their only belmeish was a loss in the championship quarterfinal losing to Richview CI (Toronto) 64-57.

In the junior girls basketball the Saltfleet Storm edged out Orchard Park with a 47-38 victory. Saltfleet was ranked as the third seed heading into playoffs finishing with a 5-2 record behind Ancaster and Orchard Park. In the playoffs, Saltfleet defeated Hamilton DCH 34-23 (quarterfinals) then knocked off Ancaster with a convincing 54-40 semifinal victory setting up the HWIAC junior championship match against Orchard Park.

For the third year in a row, Glendale Secondary hosted the Girls’ All-Star Game which featured athletes from McMaster and Mohawk coaching a squad of the city’s best public school All-Star players. This year’s event also included a junior event which was the first time HWDSB has held a junior game.

Boys Volleyball: Ancaster earns gold at city championship

The Ancaster Royals earned both the senior and junior boys HWIAC volleyball titles on November 12, 2019 edging Hamilton District Christian in both games.

The senior final was a heavyweight battle with Ancaster narrowly edging Hamilton DCH for the city championship. The match was a back and forth affair with the schools splitting the first four sets with Ancaster taking the deciding set. Set scores were 25-23, 20-25, 25-19, 21-25, 15-13 in favour of the Royals which gave them their third straight HWIAC senior boys volleyball title

The junior event saw the Royals sweep the Knights with set scores of 25-10, 25-23, 25-23. The win marked the Royals’ third championship in four seasons.

Both Ancaster squads were the best in the city entering the championship game. The senior side had amassed a 7-0 regular season record. Not to be outdone the junior squad tallied a 9-0 regular season record. Both teams moved through the playoffs as the top seed.

Tennis: Top Results from schools across HWDSB

Rosedale Tennis Club hosted the HWIAC Tennis Championship on September 19 (Senior) and October 7 (Junior) with students from across HWDSB scoring top results. Here’s a look back at who earned HWIAC gold medals at the events:

HWIAC Senior & Open Tennis Championship Results

  • Open Boys Singles – Kristian Thomas (Westmount SS)
  • Open Girls Singles – Alexandra Shulkin (Ancaster HS)
  • Open Mixed Doubles- Versailles Khanamoui and Xavier Khanamoui (Waterdown DHS)
  • Boys Doubles – Cole Swing and Liam Swing (Sir Allan MacNab)
  • Boys Singles- Stefan Mitrovic (Orchard Park SS)
  • Mixed Doubles- Caroline An and Dana Wilson (Westdale SS )
  • Girls Doubles – Victoria Lee and Emma McNabney (Ancaster HS)
  • Girls Singles – Violetta Ziborov (ES Georges-P. Vanier)

HWIAC Junior Tennis Championship Results

  • Junior Boys Singles: Winner: S. Dickson (Westdale SS)
  • Junior Girls Singles: Winner: K. Punia (Orchard Park SS)
  • Junior Boys Doubles: Winners: Vonn Halle/Sardo (Westdale SS)
  • Junior Girls Doubles: Winners: Meyer/Lee (Ancaster HS)
  • Mixed Doubles: Winners: Kerr/Sowerby (Westdale SS)

Updated on Friday, December 20, 2019.
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