Athletic awards recognize sports achievements

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The special award recipients at the 36th Annual Yarmouth County Athletic Awards Banquet in 2012 were: (clockwise from front) Brett Mercier, Carol d'Entremont, Rob Sweeney, Eddie Hartley and Michelle MacKenzie. A new slate of nominees is being sought for this year. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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The executive committee of the 33rd Finale des Jeux de l'Acadie received the Sport Volunteer Award. Committee members included: Ricky Muise, Yvonne d'Entremont, Neil LeBlanc and Marcel Cottreau. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Yarmouth County Athlete of the Year Carol d'Entremont. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Brett Mercier, the Youth Athlete of the Year, is presented his award by Yarmouth Municipal Councillor Rick Churchill. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Youth Athlete of the Year Brett Mercier receives congrats from his baseball teammates and coaches. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Yarmouth County Official of the Year Eddie Hartley is presented his award by town councillor Phil Mooney. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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The Yarmouth County Fair Play Award went to Michelle MacKenzie and was presented to her by Argyle Warden Aldric d'Entremont. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Coach of the Year Rob Sweeney is all smiles as he receives his award, presented by Yarmouth MLA Zach Churchill. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Recreation directors Ginette d'Entremont and Frank Grant. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Members of the Maple Grove track and field team. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Members of the bantam AA hockey team that was being recognized: Colby Muise, Cole Jacquard and Luke Emin. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Members of the Yarmouth Panthers Bantam Girls Basketball team, which won a provincial championship in March. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Members of the bantam AA Mariners hockey team from the last hockey season. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Members of the 2011-2012 bantam AA Mariners provincial champion hockey team. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Members of the Yarmouth Peewee AA Gateways, who won a provincial and an Atlantic championship. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Members of the Yarmouth Peewee AA Gateways, who won a provincial and an Atlantic championship. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Members of the Yarmouth Peewee AA Gateways, who won a provincial and an Atlantic championship. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Some of the highland dancers who were recognized. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Some of the highland dancers who were recognized. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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MacKenzie School of Dance highland dancers. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Members of the Yarmouth Panthers Bantam Girls Basketball team, which won a provincial championship in March. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Bryer Cunningham and Robbie Crowell, members of the bantam boys bowling team. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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The junior boys bowling team was among those recognized. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Jeux de l'Acadie athletes. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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The Finale des Jeux de l'Acadie executive committee with Argyle warden Aldric d'Entremont: Marcel Cottreau, Ricky Muise, Yvonne d'Entremont and Neil LeBlanc. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Figure skaters are honoured: Kylie Landry, Kate Fiander, Chantal Surette and Sydney Newell. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Local swimmers and coaches were honoured. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Local members of the Nova Scotia Young Guns hockey team, Nolan MacDonald, Logan Babin and coach Paul MacDonald. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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The 36th annual Yarmouth County Athletic Awards Banquet was held on Friday, Nov. 16, where the achievements of local athletes, teams, coaches, volunteers and groups were recognized. The banquet is organized by the Yarmouth and Argyle recreation departments.

To be eligible for an award, the nominees must be a Yarmouth County athlete, volunteer, official, coach, or be part of a team that has attained a provincial title in a sport or has distinguished themselves at the university, college, Atlantic, or national level.

In addition to the various awards handed out, six special awards were also handed out in the following categories, to the following individuals:

• Youth Athlete of the Year: Brett Mercier

• Athlete of the Year: Carol d'Entremont

Fair Play Award: Michelle MacKenzie

• Coach of the Year: Rob Sweeney

Official of the Year: Eddie Hartley

• Sport Volunteer of the Year: Comité organisateur de la 33e Finale des Jeux de l’Acadie 2012 -Executive Committee: Members of the executive committee were Neil LeBlanc, Yvonne d'Entremont, Ricky Muise and Marcel Cottreau

 

The following are the biographies of the special award winners, followed by a list of all award recipients honoured at the banquet.

 

2012 Yarmouth County Official of the Year

Sponsored by the Town of Yarmouth

Eddie Hartley

 

Eddie Hartley has been involved in basketball officiating for the last eight years.  He is very dedicated to learning more about the refereeing aspect of the game.  He coached high school girls’ basketball at Drumlin Heights for eight years and was also involved in the Minor Basketball program in Shelburne for three years, running the program for one of those years.

Hartley has officiated at a higher level for the last 4 years being selected to officiate at the NSSAF High School provincial Championships for the last five years and has been chosen by his evaluator as the official to referee the Championship game three times.

Having been in the Elite Development Program for officials in the last three years, Eddie has been identified by the provincial organization (NSBO) as an official worthy of progression to the next level of certification.

 

2012 Yarmouth County Youth Athlete of the Year

Sponsored by Tim Horton's

Brett Mercier

 

Brett Mercier was a member of the Yarmouth Peewee AA Gateways that won the Atlantic championship this September in Tignish, PEI.

He was an offensive leader all season with an overall batting average of .541 and an on-base percentage of over .600.  He had five homeruns, four triples, 11 doubles, 38 RBIs and scored 41 runs in 28 games. In the Bluenose league he hit .500 with 20 RBIs and 24 runs scored in 16 games.  In districts he hit .556 and in Provincials he hit over.688 with 11 hits in 16 at-bats.  He also hit a walk-off two run homerun in the championship to win provincials and advance the Yarmouth Peewee AA Gateways to the Atlantics. In Atlantics, Mercier continued his torrid pace with a .500 batting average and setting the tone early in the first game with a grand slam homerun.  He also scored six runs and had six RBIs in the four games in the Atlantic Tournament.

Mercier is not only an excellent batter, he is an effective pitcher.  He was one of the team’s main pitchers all season.  He pitched and won the final game of the Bluenose League Finals.  He also pitched a no-hitter in the quarter-final game in the provincials.  In Atlantics he was the winning pitcher in the first game and pitched an excellent game in the final game of the round robin play that his team won 6-5 in extra innings capturing the Atlantic championship.

When Mercier was not pitching, he was one of the team’s main catchers and also played shortstop or second base. As you can see, he played a very important role on the field in positions that require a good understanding of the game.  But he also played an important role with the team as a leader, always making sure that guys were having fun and always ensuring that everyone knew what was happening on the field.

Mercier was also named Tournament MVP of the Atlantic Championship, and he also won “player of the game” in game #1.  In provincials, he won a “Game MVP” award and placed third in the accuracy throwing skills contest.

Mercier also plays competitive hockey in the Yarmouth Minor Hockey Association.  Last year he played for the Yarmouth Peewee AAA mariners and this year is playing for the Bantam AA Mariners.

 

 

2012 Yarmouth County Sport Volunteer Award

Sponsored by Tusket Sales & Service

Comité organisateur de la 33e Finale des Jeux de l’Acadie 2012

 

In October 2009, the Municipality of Argyle was awarded the 33e Finale des Jeux de l’Acadie  from June 29 to July 3.  This cultural and sporting event, which gathers almost 1100 young athletes from the Atlantic Provinces, would be held in Nova Scotia for only the second time in its 33-year history and the first time ever in a rural municipality.

By this time, the organizing committee (COFJA 2012) had already begun the task of organizing one of the biggest gatherings of Acadian/Francophone youth in Canada.  By 2011, all 70 subcommittees responsible for every aspect of the event had a leader and volunteer recruitment was well under way.

In the end, a team of almost 900 volunteers transformed the hundreds of hours of preparation by the organizing committee into a successful and memorable event for the participants, the visitors and the community.

The executive committee included: Ricky Muise, Yvonne d'Entremont, Neil LeBlanc and Marcel Cottreau.

 

2012 Yarmouth County Fair Play Award

Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of District of Argyle

Michelle MacKenzie

 

Michelle MacKenzie has been selected as the 2012 Fair Play Award recipient. She is the main organizer and coach for MacKenzie School of Dance. Her dancers perform and compete regularly both locally and internationally. When training for such events, her first priority is to make sure the dancers are as prepared as they possibly can be, both mentally and physically. This means teaching in a way that the dancers know that the most important thing is to try their best, and any awards that may come out of extra effort are a bonus. Team spirit and kindness to fellow dancers is also the motto of the dance school.

Dancers are also guided to respect one another, both as teammates and in competition. At their year-end recital, several awards are presented, with the biggest one being the Raymond MacKenzie Memorial Award. This award is dedicated to MacKenzie's father, who was the epitome of Fair Play. The dancer that receives this annual award must have many qualities that Raymond MacKenzie had, including:
Encouraging others, kindness, respect, dedication, good attitude, hard work, helping others and never expecting anything in return.

 

 

2012 Yarmouth County Coach of the Year

Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth

Robert Sweeney

 

Rob Sweeney has been awarded Dojo Sensei of the Year by the Nova Scotia Karate Organization for 2012.  This award was given to him by the Provincial Karate Organization for his teaching of karate to kids in the local area of Yarmouth and Argyle.  Sweeney started training in karate in 1984 at Amirault’s Hill school, under Sensei Milton Bourque.  He switched Karate styles in 1991 and received his black belt in 1996.  He is currently a second-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate studying for his 3rd degree. The Shoto Ryu Jutsu Karate Dojo is currently affiliated with the Tsurouka Karate Organization. Sweeney has his level 1 coaching course NCCP which has greatly helped in his teaching younger karate students. Sweeney has also utilized his knowledge and skill in the art of karate by teaching new and older students to become active in sports competitions and has made it enjoyable to learn the art of karate.

 

 

 2012 Yarmouth County Athlete of the Year

Sponsored by Tim Horton’s

Carol d’Entremont

 

Carol d’Entremont doesn’t remember a time when sports weren’t a part of her life. In junior high and senior high she played basketball and softball. It wasn’t until she was an adult that she tried Badminton and then tennis. She loved playing both sports and soon began to compete in tournaments. Over the past 15 years, she has had success on a provincial and Atlantic level but 2012 has been an exceptional year.  It started in March with Badminton by winning both Provincial and Atlantic Open Ladies Doubles with her partner Aine Humble. 

Tennis also went well for her in the summer of 2012.  She was a finalist in 45 Singles at the Nova Scotia Open Tennis Championships and also a finalist at the Atlantic Master’s Championships in Halifax. 

Another highlight of the summer was winning both 45 Singles and Mixed Doubles at the Atlantic Grass Court Tournament in PEI.  So far she has restricted her travelling to the Atlantic Provinces but hopes to play her first National Tennis Tournament in Vancouver next August.

 

SEE A LIST OF ALL RECIPIENTS ON THE NEXT PAGE

 

 

The following is a list that was supplied to the Yarmouth Vanguard of all of the individuals and teams that were recognized at the Yarmouth County Athletic Awards Banquet on Nov. 16.

 

ATHLETICS

The Maple Grove Boy’s Track and Field team placed first at the Nova Scotia Athletic Federation Junior Boy’s Provincial Track and Field Competitions in Sydney N.S., on June 1 and 2.  These athletes won triple banners in the spring track and field season – winning the districts and regionals banners, in addition to the provincial Junior Boys NSSAF Track and Field championship banner.  All of the seven athletes contributed points to the grand score of 104 points, which was twice as many points as the second-place team.

The team members includes:

• Nathan Bourque: 1st in the 400m, 1st in the 100m hurdles, 5th in the long jump       

• Hudson Grimshaw-Surette: 2nd in the 800m, 2nd in the 1500m, 3rd in the 3000m

• Jordan LeBlanc: 4th in the javelin     

• John Atwood: 7th in the 800m          

• Dylan LeBlanc: 8th in the high jump

• 1st in the 4 x 100m relay: Alex Christie, Hudson Grimshaw-Surette, Logan O’Connell & Dylan LeBlanc

• 1st in the 4 x 400m relay: Alex Christie, Dylan LeBlanc, Hudson Grimshaw-Surette & Nathan Bourque

Coaches:  Josh Burke, Charlene Doucette, Torey Grimshaw

 

 

BADMINTON

Carol d’Entremont and partner Aine Humble (Halifax) won the Open Ladies Doubles Provincial Championship in Canning, NS on March 9 and 10. They also won the Open Ladies Doubles Atlantic Championship in Summerside, PEI on March 31 and April 1.

 

 

BASEBALL

The Yarmouth Peewee AA Gateways won the provincial championships with a walk-off homerun in a game versus Sydney on Sept. 2. The team also went on to win the Atlantic championship in PEI.

Team members were: Brett Mercier, Brad Jones, Dylan Spinney, Cory Newell, Matthew Barron, Zack Lefave, Miguel Surette, Jacob Symonds, Cale Spates, Skyler Baxter, Brayden Moses and Adam d’Entremont-Harris.

Coaches:  Scott Surette, Doug Jones, Gary Baxter and Laurie Barron

 

 

BASKETBALL

The Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School Vikings boys’ basketball team won the NSSAF Division 2 Provincial title at Porters Lake on March 1-3. Luke Nickerson scored 27 points in the Championship game. Team members were: Tony Nguyen, Gavin Eldridge, Luke Nickerson, Fernando Phillippi, Josh Deveau, Allen Rowe, Liam Atkinson, Brandon Trask, Karim Hafazalla, Brandon Wallace, Adam Burnett, Brandon Gallagher, Mike Lewis and Ghislain Doucet. Coaches: Joel Durling and Tom MacMillan

 

The Yarmouth Heat Juvenile Girls won the U17 Girls Juvenile Division 1 Provincials at the Canada Games Centre on April 13-15. Allie Berry was the tournament MVP. Ashley Mooney and Genevieve Lacroix were named to the all-star team. Team members: Allie Berry, Ashley Mooney, Olivia Fells, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Chelsea Surette, Katelyn Surette, Genevieve Lacroix, Jessica Dorion. Brooke Hamilton and Samantha MacDougall. Coach:  Joel Durling. Assistant Coach:  Gabe Durling

The Yarmouth Panthers Bantam Girls Basketball team won the Basketball Nova Scotia Division 5A Provincial Championships that were held on March 29-31 at the Dalhousie Sexton Memorial Gym in Halifax. Team members were:  Emma Atkinson, Tatum Emin, Ashley Higby, Victoria Kenney, Haley LeBlanc, Katie Lewis, Kaitlyn Mooney, Julie Phillips, Tessa Rogers and Maggie Trask. Coach:  David Atkinson. Assistant Coach:  April Emin

 

BOWLING

The bantam boys team placed 1st at the zones held in Lunenburg. They placed 1st at the provincials held in Halifax and placed 3rd at the nationals held in Fredericton. Team members: Bryer Cunningham, Cameron Smith and Robbie Crowell.

The junior boys team placed 2nd in zones held in Lunenburg, placed 1st in provincials in Halifax, and placed 2nd in nationals held in Fredericton. Team members: Will Crowell, Jesse Gallagher and Cameron George.

The junior mixed team placed 2nd in provincials in Halifax  and placed 1st in nationals held in Spryfield. Team members: Shaylynn Smith and Tyler Wyman.

Cody Bouque, competing in individual senior boy, placed 1st in zones held in Lunenburg, placed 1st in provincials held in Halifax, and placed 1st in nationals held in Fredericton.

Coach: Jason George

 

FIGURE SKATING

The Yarmouth Skating Club had six skaters that placed in provincial competitions in the past season.

• Chantal Surette:  

3rd Junior Bronze ladies Bridgewater Open

2nd Senior Bronze Team Bridgewater Open

1st Junior Bronze Jumps Bridgewater Open

2nd Senior Bronze Team at Skate Dartmouth

2nd Junior Bronze Ladies at STARSkate Championships (held in Liverpool)

1st Senior Bronze Team at STARSkate Championships (held in Liverpool)

• Kylie Landry:               

2nd Senior Bronze Jumps at Bridgewater Open

3rd Senior Bronze Spins at Bridgewater open

2nd Senior Bronze Team Bridgewater Open

2nd Senior Bronze Ladies at Skate Dartmouth

2nd Senior Bronze Team at Skate Dartmouth

2nd Senior Bronze Spins STARSkate Championships (held in Liverpool)

• Nicki Woods:

2nd Senior Bronze Spins Bridgewater Open

2nd Senior Bronze Team Bridgewater Open

2nd Senior Bronze Team at Skate Dartmouth

3rd Junior Silver Ladies in Skate Dartmouth

3rd Junior Silver Spins at STARSkate Championships (held in Liverpool)

1st Senior Bronze Team at STARSkate Championships (held in Liverpool)

• Sydney Newell:

2nd Senior Bronze Team Bridgewater Open

2nd Senior Bronze Team at Skate Dartmouth

1st Senior Bronze Team at STARSkate Championships (held in Liverpool)

• Shayleigh Doucet:      

1st Introductory “A” Ladies at Bridgewater Open

1st Introductory “A” Ladies at Skate Dartmouth

1st Introductory “A” Ladies Group A at STARSkate Championships (held in Liverpool)

• Kate Fiander:  

3rd Introductory “B” Ladies Group B at STARSkate Championships (held in Liverpool)

Coach:  Lorelei Murphy

 

HIGHLAND DANCING

Dancers in the Mackenzie School of Dance won various gold, silver and bronze medals at provincial competitions throughout the Maritimes. These dancers included: Hannah Bullerwell, Emily Dulong, Madison Boudreau, Jasmine DeViller, Courtney Cottreau, Jordan Ferguson, Riley MacDonald, Hayden Saulnier, Blaine Saulnier, Sophie Surette, Hannah White, Madelyn Carter, Jenna Bishara, Megan Hurlburt and Mikaela Rhodenizer. Coach:  Michelle MacKenzie

 

HOCKEY

The Bee Fisheries Bantam AA Hockey team won the 2012 Nova Scotia Bantam AA Provincial Championship on April 1 in Cole Harbour. Team members included: Sam Moses, Tristan d’Entremont, Carman Shaw, Cole Jacquard, Luke Emin, Stephen Shaw, Jered Scott, Brayden Donaldson, Ben Deveau, Quinten Johnson, Joel Cottreau, Jessy Lennox, Colby Muise, Wesley Nickerson, Ethan Reashore and Brogan Fitzgerald. Coaches:  Ronnie Jacquard, Adam Churchill and John Moses.

 

The Nova Scotia Young Guns won the Silver Medal at the International Lobster Pot Tourney in Portland, Maine in August 2012. The local hockey players for this team were: Nolan MacDonald, Logan Babin and Ethan Doucette. Coach: Paul MacDonald.

 

The Southwest Thunder Atom Major hockey team played at the Atlantic Group AA Series with a record of 8 wins, 2 loses and 1 tie, finishing third in the six-team league. At the year-end tournament, the Thunder won bronze at the Nova Scotia Cup. The following weekend the Thunder won gold at the Atlantic Cup held in Halifax, going 6-0 in the 12-team tournament.  Local members of the team were: Kaleb Boudreau, Colton Fuller, Spencer Surette, Bradley LeBlanc, Morgan Kini, Brendan Sibley, Ethan Olsen, Branden Huskilson and Kobe Jacklyn. Coach: Jeremi Kini

 

JEUX DE L’ACADIE

The following athletes participated at “Les Jeux Régionaux” winning various awards in May 2012 in Truro, NS.  These athlete then went on to participate in “La 33e finale des Jeux de l”Acadie” in the Municipality of Argyle from June 29 to July 3.

Athletics: Bailey Gushue, Kaylee Van Norden, Adam d’Entremont-Harris, Cara McNicol, Carrissa d’Eon, Nick Cottreau and Riley Boudreau

Badminton : Denise d’Entremont, Chantal Surette, Ian Surette and Nick Cottreau. Coaches: Gérard Cottreau & Melanie Surette

Soccer : Riley Babin, Natis Boudreau, Riley Boudreau, Blake d’Entremont, Cameron d’Entremont, Julien d’Entremont, Derek d’Eon, Luc deViller, Brayden Devine, Jordan Forbes, Brandon Goodwin, Brad Jones, Carter LeBlanc, Joseph Nickerson, Cameron Strange and Dominic Surette. Coaches: Simon Surette and Taylor d’Entremont.

 Tennis : Marcel Boudreau

Chef de Mission: Julien Boudreau

 

KARATE

The Shoto Ryu Jutsu Karate Dojo competed in 5 Karate Tournaments from October 2011 to June 2012, winning a total of 15 gold medals, 20 silver medals, and 9 bronze medals for a total medal count of 44. Sensei/Coach was Rob Sweeney Head instructor for the Shoto Ryu Jutsu Karate Dojo representing the Yarmouth and Argyle area.

Students, who competed and won medals at the Tenth Annual Yarmouth Cup held at Par-En-Bas on the June 23, 2012, were:

Rob Sweeney: Silver in men’s advance kata 35+

Noé Bourque: Gold in novice kumite male age 16-17, Gold in intermediate kata mixed age 16-17

Andrew Fuller: Silver in novice kumite male age 16-17, Silver in intermediate kata mixed age 16-17

Laura Fuller: Gold intermediate kumite female age 12-14, Silver in intermediate kata mixed age 14-15

Sarah Fuller: Silver in intermediate kumite female age 12-14

Denver d’Entremont: Gold in kid’s mega ninja turtle kumite age 5-9

Carmen Fuller: Gold in novice/intermediate kata mixed 35+

Warren Surette: Silver in novice/intermediate kata mixed 35+

Adrien Deveau: Bronze in novice/intermediate kata mixed 35+

Levi Blanchard: Bronze in novice kata mixed age 12-13

Micheal Christenson: Silver in novice kata mixed age 8-9

Lucas Sutherland: Bronze in novice kata mixed age 5-7

 

Shoto Ryu Jutsu Karate Dojo placed 3rd in the karate demonstrations.

 

Students who competed at the Atlantic Karate Championships held in Charlottetown, PEI on Feb. 11 as a team were:  Rob Sweeney, Lucas Sutherland, Noé Bourque, Levi Blanchard, Laura Fuller, Graydon Killam

Rob Sweeney: Gold in men’s advance kata (forms) 35+, Silver in men’s advance kumite (sparring)

Lucas Sutherland: Gold in age 5-7 kata (forms) division, bronze in ninja turtle kumite

 

Students who competed at the # 3 Grand Prix Provincial Karate Tournament held in Bridgewater on Jan. 14 were:

Rob Sweeney: Gold in men’s advance kata (forms) 35+  

Elizabeth Killam: Silver in novice/intermediate kata mixed 35+

Carmen Fuller: Bronze in novice/intermediate kata mixed 35+

Noé Bourque: Gold in intermediate kata mixed age 16-17

Andrew Fuller: Silver in intermediate kata mixed age 16-17

Sarah Fuller: Bronze in novice kata mixed age 12-13

Lucas Sutherland: Silver in novice kata mixed age 5-7, Gold in team ninja turtles

Denver d’Entremont: Gold in individual ninja turtles, Gold in team ninja turtles

 

Students who competed at the # 2 Grand Prix Provincial Karate tournament held in Digby on Dec. 10 were:

Rob Sweeney: Silver in men’s advance kata (forms) 35+  

Noé Bourque: Gold in intermediate kata mixed age 16-17, Silver for team kata

Graydon Killam: Gold in novice kata mixed age 12-13, Silver for team kata

Levi Blanchard: Bronze in novice kumite age 12-13, Silver for team kata

Laura Fuller: Gold in intermediate female kata age 14-15, Silver in female kumite

Michelle Christenson: Silver in novice kata mixed 35+

Carmen Comeau: Bronze in novice kata mixed 35+

Elizabeth Killam: Bronze in intermediate kata mixed 35+

Andrew Fuller: Silver in intermediate kata mixed age 16-17

Micheal Christenson: Silver in novice kata mixed age 8-9

Lucas Sutherland: Silver in novice kata mixed age 5-7

 

Students who competed at the #1 Grand Prix Provincial Karate tournament held in Bridgewater on Oct. 22 were:

Rob Sweeney: Gold in men’s advance kata (forms) 35+  

 

SOCCER

The Yarmouth Junior High Boys soccer team won the Western Regional Soccer Championships last year on Nov. 3, 2011 in Bridgetown, NS. Team members were: Santos Christoff, Braydon Donaldson, Ethan Doucette, Mark Doucette, Bradley Berry, Will Churchill, Jevon Crowell, Valkyrie Hattie, Sam Jenkins, Dillan Lent, Jabez MacEachern, Dyson O’Connell, Rory O’Brien, Jordan Roberts    , D’Andre Smith, Thomas Surette and Brent Walker. Coaches:  Roger Doucette and Sean Fitzgerald

The Yarmouth Junior High Girls soccer team won the Western Regional Soccer Championship on Nov. 2, 2011 at Hants West, NS.

Team members were: Cheneyce Battiste, Sydney Fougere, Maddy Hood, Brooke LeBlanc, Emma MacDonald, Samantha MacDougall, Allie Munroe, Chelsea MacPherson, Bryce Muise, Kaitlyn Newell, Alyssa Olson, Ally Oulette, Madison Tras, Carissa Williams, Tianna Williams and Karlee Woo.

Coach:  Terry Gaudet. Assistant Coaches:  Linda Munroe and Roger Doucette

 

SWIMMING

At the East Coast Long Course Championships held in Halifax on July 7 – 10

Mary Beth Brown: 2nd in 50 Breast

CJ Killam: 2nd in the 100 Breast for Paralympians

Charli LeBlanc : 3rd in the 4 x 50 Senior Women’s Free Relay, 6th in the 200 Back

Jessie LeBlanc: 3rd in the 4 x 50 Senior Women’s Free Relay

Zoee LeBlanc: 3rd in the 4 x 50 Senior Women’s Free Relay

Emily Swaine: 3rd in the 4 x 50 Senior Women’s Free Relay  

Max Poole: qualified and attended     

Dylan Bower: qualified and attended

Hannah Doucette: attended

 

At the Provincial Meet Trojan Invitational in Halifax on March 4-6:

Mary Beth Brown:

3rd in the 4 x 50 Medley Relay 11-12 year old girls, 2nd in the 200 Meter Butterfly 11-12 year old girls

Hannah Doucette: 3rd in the 4 x 50 Medley Relay 11-12 year old girls

Jadyn Bent Hood: 3rd in the 4 x 50 Medley Relay 11-12 year old girls

Farah Hafazalla: 3rd in the 4 x 50 Medley Relay 11-12 year old girls, 3rd in the 200 Breast 11-12 year old girls

 

At the Junior Provincial Championships held in Wolfville on May 25-27:

Dylan Bower: 1st place in the 50 Free

 

At the Ken Dunn Long Course Invitational at the Dalplex on June 1-3:

Hannah Doucette: 3rd in the 900 Free 11-12 year old girls

Charli LeBlanc : 2nd in the 200 Back

Jessie LeBlanc: 3rd in the 400 IM

Zoee LeBlanc: 3rd in the 200 Breast

At the East Coast Short Course Championships held in Charlottetown, PEI on March 1-4:

Charli LeBlanc : 2nd in the 200 Back, 3rd in the Senior Women’s 4 x 50 Medley Relay

Jessie LeBlanc: 3rd in the 200 Breast, 3rd in the 200 IM, 3rd in the Senior Women’s 4 x 50

Medley Relay

Zoee LeBlanc: 3rd in the Senior Women’s 4 x 50 Medley Relay, 4th in the 100 Breast, 5th

in the 50 Breast, 5th in the 200 Breast, 5th in the 400 IM

CJ Killam: 3rd in the 100 Breast for Paralympians

Emily Swaine: 3rd in the Senior Women’s 4 x 50 Medley Relay

Max Poole: Qualified and attended in the 50 and 100 Free

 

At the Eastern Championships held in Gatineau, Quebec on February 18-21:

Charli LeBlanc : Placed 27th in the 50 Back

 

At the Canadian Age Group Championships in Calgary Alberta on July 25-29:

Charli LeBlanc : Best place of 75th in the 100 Back

 

At the Invitational Long Course in Halifax in April:

Zoee LeBlanc: Runner up in the 200 Free Eliminator, 1st in the 200 IM, 1st in the 50 Breast, 2nd in the 200 Free

Named to the 2013 Canada Games Core Team: Charli LeBlanc, CJ Killam

Coaches: Ginny Smith, Bobby Lou Reardon and Jen Hood

 

 

TAE KWON-DO

Students from the Muise Tae Kwon-Do, representing the Yarmouth Area, competed at the 2012 I.C.T.F. Maritime Tae Kwon-Do Championships at the Sexton Campus, Dalhousie University on May 12.  Results from the Yarmouth area were as follows:

Sophie Geis: Gold in Sparring

Jade Crosby: Gold in Sparring

Katie Babin: Silver in Sparring, Silver in Patterns

Keenan Comeau: Silver in Sparring, Bronze in Patterns

Justin Addington: Bronze in Sparring

Brittany Paulick: Gold in Sparring

Gary Stewart: Bronze in Sparring

Colton Deviller : Silver in Sparring, Gold in Patterns, Silver in Distance Kick

Tristan Thibodeau: Bronze in Sparring, Bronze in Patterns

Jacobie Ford: Silver in Sparring

Bret Nickerson: Gold in Sparring, Bronze in Patterns

Alex Theriault: Bronze in Sparring

Dylan Stone: Bronze in Sparring

Emma Nickerson: Bronze in Patterns

Breanna Jacquard: Bronze in Patterns, Bronze in Distance Kick

Jason Addington: Silver in Sparring

Nicholas Pothier: Silver in Sparring, Bronze in Patterns

James Turpin: Gold in Sparring, Bronze in Patterns, Gold in High Kick, Gold in Distance Kick

Cameron Strange: Silver in Sparring, Bronze in Patterns, Bronze in High Kick

Jason Ford: Silver in High Kick, Bronze in Distance Kick

Coaches: Randy Muise, Minna Stewart and Jim Smith