With the number of new players we have on this year’s team, every game is an opportunity to learn something that will make us better. Wednesday’s 44-31 loss to Alexander Galt in an RSEQ league game was no exception.
On December 4, our squash team had their first meeting against BCS on the Stanstead courts. With six players involved (including 3 rookie players), we managed to be a strong opposition until the very last game.
There were a lot of ‘firsts’ for the Red & White this past Saturday – first tournament, first home games, and first victories to name a few – but none more important than seeing for the first time a glimpse of what the 2019-20 Spartans can be this season.
It seems like every year we play LaRuche in our season opener, and it always feels the same, i.e. they’ve been practicing their in-your-face pressure style of basketball since September, and we’re (understandably) never quite ready for it in our first game of the year after just a week of practice.
As of the November break, the Stanstead College Varsity Girls Hockey Spartans are off to a fantastic start. At 15-3-1, the girls have established themselves as the MyHockey #1 ranked prep team in Canada and are ranked 8th overall at the U20 Girls level.
This coming Thursday at 6 am the varsity boys hockey team will take off from Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport in Montreal and head northwest for the state of hockey, Minnesota. More specifically the team is heading to New Hope, Minnesota to take part in the IIT Invitational tournament.
With frost becoming a regular sight most mornings here in the Townships, it is clear that hockey season must be upon us. The varsity boys hockey team has been preparing for the start of the game schedule since the beginning of the school year.
Game 1: SC @ Massey-Vanier Wed. Sep. 11 This was our first game, very early in the new season, with just a few days of tryouts and practice behind us. The game not more than two minutes old when MV scored.
(Corrected Oct. 2) In what was a hectic start to the season, the Stanstead College Varsity Girls Hockey Spartans got off to a 5-2 start on the season, going 4-1 at the prestigious Stoney Creek Showcase. This was a first for the Spartans, who returned with a 3-2 record the last three years in a row.
In only her first year at the junior level, this Grade 9 central defender from Magog, Que. has been such a natural leader in the first three weeks of the season that she has already assumed the mantle of unofficial captain of the back line.
For the second year in a row, Mackenzy St-Pierre earned the Bess Ferguson MVP Trophy for senior girls basketball, capping off a stellar basketball career at Stanstead College. She also received a Major S, her second of this school year and her fifth overall.
The QSSSA had decided at their seeding meeting that your Stanstead College Spartans, two-time defending champions and owners of an impressive 30-6 record coming in, would be the #1 seed at the 2019 MacLeod Provincial Tournament. But just barely.
…below are excerpts from Tuesday night’s Senior Nite (an impressive 34-28 win over Laruche), the last home game of the year, and more importantly the last home game of their high school careers for six (6!) Grade12 Spartans. Each graduating Senior received gifts from their teammates and their coaches, and were introduced before the game with the words below…
When I look back on this season, this game is going to stick out as one of our best offensive performances of the year. Not that our defense was bad – we allowed a paltry 12 pts total in the 2nd and 3rd quarters combined – but we were firing on offense like never before.
The Stanstead College Spartans Varsity Girls hockey team completed their dominant NAPHA League season by capturing their fourth championship title in a row this weekend, February 15-17, at home, in Pat Burns Arena.
Throwing third for the Stanstead College curling team, Matthew Campbell, a grade 11 student from Enosburg Fall, Vermont, has been a major contributor to his team’s success not only this past week but all season long.
First Lea-Rose fires a trio of flawless shots. Then Rosy gets hot. Her teammates go nuts. Then Van, ice water in her veins, nails the target four times in a row. Pandemonium. And then Alex goes positively crazy on fire, with six consecutive perfect shots! Holy smokes, this team can’t miss!
On January 30, the squash team went to BCS in Lennoxville for their third meeting of the year. Our six players played a total of twelve matches. Honorable mention to Grégoire Malbezin who won all of his matches. Overall, our team won four matches against the BCS experienced team. There is one meeting left at BCS before March break.
It was like we were moving in quicksand. Listless warmup…heavy legs…low energy…flat-footed…it took about 2 minutes for me to turn to Coach Wolfe on the bench and say “We are in real trouble here. We may very well lose this game”.
Now that was a great game. On Galt’s home floor, in front of a partisan crowd hungry for a win, the Red & White brought their best and prevailed 45-31 in a game that was much closer than the final score.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, history was made. Stanstead College hosted its first volleyball home game in the Mackay gym, in this first year of competitive volleyball. The way was paved by two enthusiastic students last year, Florence Aubé and Simonetta Gaumond. It was a recreational development group who learned the rules and played a few exhibition games.
Musings, observations and the occasional insight from our undefeated Gold Medal performance (Villa Maria 32-24, Trafalgar 44-14, Sacred Heart Halifax 43-26, The Study 28-15, West Island College 45-40, ECS 49-35) at the Montreal Independent Schools Tournament this past weekend.