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JAGUAR CLUTCHES THE REINS AND TAKES HOLD OF A THIRD

Dedication and hard work pays off when it counts. Lily Brown, a new student at St. Joseph’s High School has always had a passion for horseback riding. She competed in her first competition this weekend, on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Whitewater Equestrian Centre in Cobden. Lily managed to snatch a third place ribbon in the midst of the excitement.

Lily has always had a love for animals, especially horses. She obtained the interest from her friends, Lily Curry and Alexandra Lennox, former horseback riders themselves. Lily began taking lessons in June preparing for the fall show that took place this weekend. She learned how to trot, canter, and jump throughout the 5 months, and was able to perfect these skills as she practiced them repeatedly.

“Horseback riding allows me to relieve stress, it makes me feel free. It gives me time to relax from school and enjoy myself,” said Lily, an English rider.

Lily trained on many horses within the time she was practicing but landed with Oliver on the day of the show. Oliver was not one of the top three horses she wished to compete with, yet she made the best out of a discouraging situation. All her training and dedication payed off in the ring and Oliver ended up performing beautifully. Lily was determined to get a ribbon and that is just what she did. Competing against 4 other more experienced riders with stronger horses was definitely stressful, but Lily came out on top.

“It felt really nice to place third in my first show,” said Lily, “Not many girls place third in their first show, especially when they have a more challenging horse. I am really proud of myself.”

Lily has one more lesson before she calls quits for the winter. She will be back up and riding in the spring time at Whitewater Equestrian Centre, ready to compete in more shows. Make sure to keep a watch out for her.

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JAGUARS SKIM BY WITH A WIN AGAINST OHS

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With some killer spikes, hard serves, and teamwork, the Junior Boys Volleyball team managed to conquer the evening with a 3-0 win against the Wildcats. On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, these Jags travelled to Opeongo High School in Eganville in hopes to redeem themselves after losing to Bishop Smith High School 3 sets to 1 in a tournament the previous day.

“Playing hard, getting low and working as a team are the best tactics to winning a game,” said Jacob Zekorn, middle for the Junior Boys Volleyball team.

With adrenaline rushing through their bodies, the boys were constantly on their toes due to the score bouncing back and forth between teams. These boys made sure to keep their spirits high even when they weren’t on the winning end of the game, trying to set up every play to receive a point. Agility was key, with many tips and blocks taking control of the game. Continue reading “JAGUARS SKIM BY WITH A WIN AGAINST OHS”

NEW JUNIOR JAGS EXCITED TO BE APART OF THE TEAM

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The junior Jag teams are growing by the day and everyone is thrilled about it. This year, the junior girls basketball team is hoping to improve their skills and become closer as a whole.

Newcomers to the team were very excited and motivated for their first game of the season. ADHS put up a good fight, but were no match for these spirited jaguars!

On September 26, the junior girls basketball team defeated ADHS in a very close game. The hard training and dedication really paid off for these girls, earning them a score of 38-29.

The win put this close knit group of girls into a positive and hopeful mood. They wish to continue a winning streak into their next games.

Continue reading “NEW JUNIOR JAGS EXCITED TO BE APART OF THE TEAM”

JUNIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL DEFEATS ADHS IN SEASON OPENER

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The Junior Boys Volleyball team is off to a great start this season, winning their opening game against the ADHS Rapids last Thursday. After only a few days of practice together, the players traveled to Arnprior for the season opener. Losing the first set was tough, but our boys remained positive, coming together to win the remainder of the sets.  The team ended up finishing off their game with a 3-1 win for the Jags.

“The boys were on fire!” said Joel Ryan, power for the Junior Boys Team. “We had some really good hits and blocks in this game. It was a hard one to win”.

When Ryan was asked about the highlights of the game, he was eager to praise fellow teammate, Andrew Searson.  Continue reading “JUNIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL DEFEATS ADHS IN SEASON OPENER”

Hockey Program Still Running Strong!

20170922_174747Another year at St. Joseph High School has started and with it another year of the Hockey Canada Skills Program. As always there will be more people joining the program this year looking to take their game to the next level!

Every year students do this program and become better athletes through the various activities and practicing that is offered by the program. Mr. McGregor and Mrs. Cahill will be running the program again and they will be using the gym here at the school as well as Mateway Park for this program’s training. Continue reading “Hockey Program Still Running Strong!”

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