Cowboys football has tough week

    GOLF
    The Chestermere High School golf team competed at two tournaments this season. Rockyview Divisional Tournament: hosted by George McDougall High School at Strathmore Golf Club. The team finished 4th with a team score of 259. The team was lead by Patrick Elias with a score of 89 and Shamus Moore with 93. South Central Zone Tournament: hosted by George McDougall High School at Strathmore Golf Club. The team finished 6th with a team score of 258. Team leaders were Shamus Moore with an 86 and Taylor Monkman with a 90. Team members are Shamus Moore, Taylor Monkman, Brett Poot, Patrick Elias, Drew Poot, Josh Antonishyn, and Austin Chenery. The Team MVP this season is Shamus Moore.

    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS SEASON OPENER
    For the second straight week the Cowboys were not able to play under the lights. Our standards and lights were set up but were not able to get the power connected. We expect to be fully operational for our next home game on October 14.

    COWBOYS FOOTBALL
    The Cowboys had a tough week. On Tuesday the team travelled to Strathmore for an exhibition game. The team got off to a great start with two excellent drives and some tough defense, to take an early 14-3 lead. The team was not able to sustain its intensity and lost 32-14. Although disappointed in the loss the coaches were pleased that we were able to get valuable experience for our young players. On Friday the Cowboys hosted Springbank in a league game and the team was no match for the first place Phoenix, losing 52-0. Several new players joined the team this week and once we get some practices with everyone, we will be a much improved team. This week the Cowboys play an exhibition on Tuesday and a league game, on Saturday, at Cochrane.

    VARSITY GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL
    Chestermere Varsity Girls Volleyball team played Bert Church in their league this week winning 3-0 and improving to 2-0 on the season. They played well as a team and showed that their practices are paying off. They look to continue their success next week against a very strong Springbank team. The girls travel to Springbank on Wednesday at 7:00. This weekend the girls participate in a very competitive tournament at the new Ernest Manning High School in NW Calgary.

    VARSITY BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL
    This week the Varsity Boys’ volleyball team had a bye week, however, were able to sneak in an exhibition match against Acme. Both teams won 2 sets a piece, with time running out to play a 5th set. On the weekend, the boys played in the U of C high school tournament. 16 schools in total participated. After finishing 3rd in their pool, the team lost the first game on the consolation side, but finished strong by winning the next 2 games. Alex Cook and Brady Van Gelderen helped lead the team, along with first year players Craig Douthwright and Drake Bruney playing solid in the middle position. Our next game is this Wednesday, September 28th, at home versus Bow Valley, with a 7 pm start. On the weekend the boys travel to the new Ernest Manning High School in Calgary for a tough 4A Tournament.

    JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL
    This past week the JV Girls’ team defeated Bert Church 3-1 ion league action. This team is improving each week and showing some excellent skill. This Wednesday they travel to Springbank for a 5:30 game with the Phoenix. This weekend the Lakers will travel to Strathmore to compete in a very tough invitational tournament.

    GIRLS’ SOCCER
    The Varsity Girls Soccer team had a busy week with three tough games.  The Lakers lost the first two games but battled hard and finished off the week with a 5-1 victory over Bert Church. Goals were scored by Amy Krusina (2), Natasha Gayle (2) and Felicia Kane (1). The team continues to improve and are looking forward to playing McDougall at home on Tuesday at 4:45. Playoffs start on Thursday.

    CROSS COUNTRY
    The cross country team is hard at work preparing for the upcoming South Central Zone Championships. This meet takes place next Wednesday in Canmore.

    [box]FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK-AMY KRUSINA
    Congratulations to Amy Krusina on being selected Athlete of the Week.  With three tough games this week, Amy played hard and contributed both offensively and defensively.  She completed the week off with 2 goals in our game against Bert Church. [/box] [box]MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK- ALEX COOK
    Alex Cook, a U of C recruit, had an outstanding week on the volleyball court. He helped his team win numerous games over the weekend, both through his exceptional play and his leadership as captain. Alex led the team in kill percentage and total blocks, and helped keep the teams record at .500 at the U of C tournament. [/box]