It wasn’t always pretty out there, but it sure was compelling drama this past Saturday in the Mackay Gymnasium, as Du Phare came to town to take on your Spartans in the last RSEQ league game before the Christmas vacation.
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.
Mistakes happen all the time. On the ice, in the classroom, in relationships and in life in general. You might believe that a mistake that you commit will forever haunt you, but really after a year or so you will no longer remember said mistake.
I believe that most of you have at least one account on social media like Facebook or Instagram. I surf on social media almost every day to keep up with the world. However, do we actually take time to consider how valid the information really is?
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.
You’ve all heard of the children's story, "The Ugly Duckling," right? For those of you who haven’t, let me brief you a little. It is the story of a little black duck who is different from the rest of his family.
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.
Being a student at Stanstead College for five years has exposed me to several ethnic groups, social groups, opinions, values, ideas and more. I have learned a lot about the way Stanstead operates and how people interact with one another. All in all, I want to give some advice on why you should always shoot your shot.
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.
I believe that a true friend is someone who stands by your side through the good, the bad and the ugly, someone who you can be your true self around, someone who brings out the best and most genuine you.
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.
Yesterday, Stanstead College students and teachers participated in the annual Terry Fox Run. After class, the school gathered in LeBaron for a presentation on Fox’s life and his Marathon of Hope. Following, we gathered for a group photo in the heart, as we do annually.
Last week, the school community said goodbye to Mr. Williams, who has been the art teacher at Stanstead College for the past 27 years. In addition, he has served as advisor as well as squash and tennis coach.
On Thursday, our students and teachers spread out into Stanstead and beyond for our annual Community Service Afternoon. It's our way of saying thank you to our neighbours for welcoming us into their community year after year.
For those of you who don’t know, last spring I fought a bear. He was big, but being the absolute unit that I am, he was only able to leave a small mark on my left cheek. For those of you who do know, that’s not how it went at all. I passed out, falling on the corner of a cabinet… at the dentist.
Almost four weeks ago your Stanstead Spartans won the MacLeod Provincials. It was March 1, a Friday. The following week there were no practices, as the winter athletics term had officially ended. On Friday, March 8 everyone left for March break and returned this past Monday night, March 26. Tuesday morning, we had an actual basketball practice from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Wednesday morning we had a 7:00 am light shoot-around.
Four years ago, my sister was standing where I am right now, delivering her prefect speech. Rosie talked about being an MVP – not the most valuable player of a team but the most valuable person. She also talked about being a benchwarmer and the joy of it.
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.
This summer, I received a letter letting me know that for the upcoming school year, I would be a prefect in Colby House. To be completely honest, the idea of being in the younger girls residence did not appeal to me at all.
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!
Head of School Michael Wolfe is pleased to release the list of students who have achieved academic success, this covers the work completed to date in the second term (November to February).For their efforts, these students have earned a place on the Academic Honours List, the Head's List and the Chair's List.
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.
I recently discovered something about myself, something that is not easy for me to admit to. You see, I’ve been really stressed and a bit sad this year. My Grade 12 year – a year that I’ve been looking forward to for so many years – has been a tough year for me, certainly the toughest of my six years here at Stanstead.
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.
Head of School Michael Wolfe is pleased to release the list of students who have achieved academic success for the most recent marking period (November 14-December 14) . For their efforts, these students have earned a place on the Academic Honours List, the Head's List and the Chair's List.