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Junior Boys Hockey take home the trophy for the third year in a row

7650979824_IMG_4347On Thursday March 29, the Junior boys hockey team competed in the tournament that took place at Mataway in Renfrew. The boys played three very high speed games, the first game against Renfrew Collegiate Institute ( RCI )   with a score of 5-0, the second game against Arnprior District High School ( ADHS ) with a score of 4-1, and theIR final championship game against Bishop Smith Catholic High School (BSCHS) with a final score of 3-1. Continue reading “Junior Boys Hockey take home the trophy for the third year in a row”

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Varsity Boys Hockey team off to OFSAA

IMG_5609On Monday March 19th, the Boys varsity hockey team travelled to Collingwood to compete in OFSAA. After winning EOSSAA, the jags were pretty pumped to be going into the next level of competition. They played four outstanding teams, St. Charles College from Sudbury(7-1), Henry Street High School from Whitby(3-2), Iona Catholic Secondary High School from Mississauga(3-1), and Nelson Secondary High School from Burlington(4-2). The boys returned with no wins but played until the end and never gave up. Continue reading “Varsity Boys Hockey team off to OFSAA”

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ARNPRIOR- At 3:30pm the Varsity boys hockey EOSSAA finals started for our St. Joe’s Jags. They started and ended giving it 100% effort which lead to their victory win 5-0. Top scorer was Nick Crozier who topped it off with 3 goals.

The boys sent a few hard hits against the boards leading by Isaac Enright, didn’t back down from a fight. As the game went on the boys could finally feel all of their hard work paying off from the season. Waiting on the bench and eager to play, each time skates hit the ice there was no stopping them. From breakaways to assists they had the crowd on their feet the entire game, a view from the sidelines had Delaney Gray at the edge of her seat, “Nerve racking, rough and very intense watching from the penalty box” she added.

The laughs, cheers, grunts and hard work was all what is was about. Every coach was extremely proud of the boys every shift they had, aside from a few bad calls, the coaches were very happy with game. Near the end of the game player #40, Andrew Searson summed up how he played and viewed the game, “It feels good going to

OFSAA, not many high school students get this opportunity so I’m not going to take it for granted and play hard every game”.

Our school spirit will continue on with the boys while they carry on their journey to OFSAA on Tuesday March 20th in Collingwood. Good luck boys!

Boys Varsity Hockey EOSSAA Champs

7516826576_IMG_2860The Boys Varsity hockey team traveled to Arnprior for EOSSAA on Tuesday, March 6, for the second year in a row, after they won counties. The Jags took on Sydenham Kingston for their first game, the final score was 4-1.  The second game they took St. Mary’s Brockville, and the final score was 4-1. The two wins ensured the Jags with a spot in the finals in EOSSAA. With a very intense final game, the Jaguars pulled off a victory 5-0, and were declared EOSSAA Champions!! Continue reading “Boys Varsity Hockey EOSSAA Champs”

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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