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.