Girls’ Flag Football
Coaches Mark Ramsay and Frank Goldthorpe are very proud of the team for another fine season. Although we did not repeat as Peel Region Tier One Champions, we won 6 out of 7 regular season games. That qualified us, once again, for the Tier One playoffs. To be so competitive with other high schools having twice the enrolment of Clarkson is a major accomplishment!
Our playoff game matched us with the same team (St. Joseph’s C.S.S.) that we beat in the finals last year. This time it was St. Joseph that came out on top after a tight game that ended 12-6. Way to go Chargers!
Coed Golf and Junior Boys’ Volleyball
Clarkson fielded teams in Boys’ and Girls’ Golf and Junior Boys’ Volleyball. The athletes in these sports were able to compete against other schools and enjoyed their Charger Experience.
The Varsity Boys’ Football Team finished the regular season in first place with a perfect 6-0 record. In the quarter finals, they defeated Gonzaga S.S. by a score of 36-0. They see their next action on November 11th at home against Iona C.S.S. If they are successful against Iona, they will participate in the finals on November 17th at 11:00 am at Etobicoke Centennial Stadium. Purchase your buy-out ticket early to avoid disappointment.
Field Hockey Team
This year the Clarkson Field Hockey Team was made up of five returning players and twenty new players. The new players had a large learning curve in order to compete successfully at the Tier One level. The athletes took on this challenge with determination, a desire to learn, and the ability to work together to become a team.
Our captains were Daniela J., Lauren M., Jaclyn M., and Lindsey B.. These four returning players along with Jamie Boar were excellent role models to these new players showing them just how to compete at a Tier One level. Our season ended with 3 wins, 2 ties, 1 loss. This put us in 3rd place--just one point behind 2nd place.
The team went off to the Tier One ROPSSAA semi-finals to play against Applewood S.S. Clarkson played its best game of the season on this very fast turf field. The game ended in a controversial conclusion with Clarkson winning in overtime in penalty strokes, then losing in a second round of penalty strokes. The final outcome – Clarkson lost. Goalie Kyra Y. was a rookie in our net, yet in every game she displayed a confidence and skill that made her look like a seasoned veteran. These traits contributed to a large part of our tie and our win at the semi-final game.
It was an honour and privilege to coach such an incredible group of dedicated athletes who demonstrated class and true sportsmanship (even during a petitioned playoff loss) both on and off the field. Coach Barwell is very proud of all your accomplishments this season.
Cross- Country Team
The Clarkson Cross-Country Team had a very successful season, and the hard work resulted in all members improving and achieving personal bests by the last race. Competing against over 60 schools, our Midget Girls’ team won the ROPSSAA championship at the Heart Lake Course and is off to Ottawa to race at the Ontario High School Championships. Members of this team are: Eryn S., Shannon M., Natalia B., Yuki H., Taylor C., Sydney B., Kennedy M. and Lauren F.. Joining them at OFSAA are Stephanie N. who placed second in the Senior Girls’ and Joey H. who placed fourth in the Senior Boys’ race at the Region of Peel Championships. Special mention also has to include Rachel C. who placed fourth in the Junior Girls’ category and was an OFSAA alternate.