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    Chestermere High School Athletics weekly wrap

    Congratulations to the badminton team on an excellent performance at zones in Cochrane this weekend. Paul Hui and Danny Pham played well in their round robin pool but, unfortunately, came up short in making it to play-offs. Akshay Aheer played well and finished second in his pool making it to the semi-finals. After a hard fought game Akshay came up short in making it to the finals but did end up taking home the bronze medal. Congratulations to all of the boys. Thanks to Coaches Massig and Everson for your time and hard work, this season.

    The boys played their opening match in Black Diamond against Oilfields High School two weeks ago. Although the lost the match, the rookies had a great first showing, and were tested by a strong squad. Brighton Parks scored his first (and only team) try just after half-time. A comeback looked hopeful, but Oilfields proved to be the better team on this day. Thank you to the fans and volunteers for their support. The boys dominated their second regular season match against Highwood High School this week, taking the victory by a score of 25-4 over a strong arch rival. Brighton Parks scored again this week. Wade Zimmerman also showed great leadership and effort in scoring his first try of the year. Cole Templeton and Joel Peltonen also contributed to the success of their teams by kicking conversions and scoring tries, and will be looking to capitalize on their efforts for the rest of the season. Gavin Hamilton has been named a captain for the season as he demonstrates exceptional leadership both off and on the field. Thank you to the fans who made the long journey to High River to support our teams. This week the team have their home opener against Strathmore. Game time is 6:15 on Wednesday. Come out and support the team.

    The second game of the season was a hard fought one where the Chestermere Lady Lakers rugby team lost against the Highwood High School Mustangs.  The game was well coached by Scott Scheffelmaier as improvements were noticed from game one to game two of the season.  The coaches have focused on improving team defense and positioning in practice and it showed during the game.  The girls didn’t quit against a well-experienced Mustangs team and had many strong tackles and worked hard at attempting to change ball possession within the rucks. The three stars of the game for the Chestermere Lady Lakers go to Kyira Hartley, Ryleigh Hamilton, and Courtney Toney for their amazing contribution and work ethic.

    The boys have been working hard the past few weeks to prepare for their season. The team has just been selected and they are anxious to play some games. This week they will open their season on the road as they take on Bow Valley in Cochrane, Thursday at 4:30. On Monday, May 6 the Lakers will host McDougall and look forward to unveiling their new uniforms.

    The track team is hard at work preparing for their season. If you are interested in track see Coach Schaller. The team is working towards the Rocky View Divisional meet to be held on May 14 with a goacl of qualifying for zones and provincials.

    Joel was instrumental in playing strong defense and tackling. Coach Autet indicated that Joel made more than 30 tackles in the first game, and contributed to the success of the attacking units. Coach Autet is looking for Joel to have a break out season this year.

    The female athlete of the week goes to Courtney Toney for her dedication to the game and desire to play for her team.  She played a fast paced, strong game this week and stood out to anyone viewing the game with numerous tackles and progressive ball possessions. Congratulations Courtney.