A year of athletic achievement for Valour
It was a year of remarkable athletic achievement for Valour High School as Voyageurs reached milestones never achieved by the former General Panet.
Calling it their most successful year in athleticism yet, Valour Athletic Council held their annual Athletic Awards Assembly on June 12 recapping a golden year for not only the new high school but the legacy of its predecessor. Special awards were handed out to those teams and individuals who made significant contributions in regional to provincial competition.
The record book for 2016-17 will show that Valour's junior girls volleyball team, girls hockey squad, cross-country runners and track and field contingent won Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association (UOVHSAA) titles. Valour's cross-country and track teams captured their respective Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (EOSSAA) titles. The school also captured their first individual Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) gold medal when Austin Ingram, the visually impaired runner who set a new provincial record of 11.99 seconds in the 100-metre.
Both Mac Douglas and Tana Doughty won OFSAA ribbons for the second straight year. Nick Bauernschmitt was named the county's senior boys track athlete of the year and also received the Debbie Walden Dedication Award which is presented to the graduating athlete who has spent four years in track and field. Catherine Bell was also named the county's junior girls track athlete of the year, while Sophie Warren was the county's senior girls track athlete of the year. In addition, three of Valour's soccer squads reached the playoffs this spring.
In the major awards, Ben Lee was named the Senior Male Athlete of the Year, while Sophie Warren was named the Senior Female Athlete of the Year. Enya Schroeder was the recipient of the Principal's Award for Athletics. This award is given to the student who shows the most balance in all aspects of athleticism while maintaining a high academic standard in the classroom.
Mac Douglas received the Junior Male Athlete of the Year Award, while Remi Lavoie won the Junior Female Athlete of the Year Award. The Midget Female Athlete of the Year Award went to Hali de Ruiter, while Colton Moore received the Midget Male Athlete of the Year Award. Johnathan Frampton was the recipient of the Most Sportsmanlike Athlete Award, while Catherine Bell was named the Most Coachable Athlete.
The most valuable players (MVP) and most dedicated players (MDP) were recognized for each sport and grade:
In junior girls basketball, Darrian Prendergast was named MVP, while Keely Patrick was named MDP. In senior girls basketball, Katie Douglas was named MVP, while Grace McCafferty was the MDP. In junior girls volleyball, Remi Lavoie was named MVP, while Taylor Habracken was named MDP. Gia Tantalo was the MVP in senior girls volleyball, while Lindsay MacDonald was the MDP.
In girls hockey, Mila Jones was the MVP, while Sophie Warren was the MDP. In boys hockey, Dante Hoffman was the MVP, while Chris Martin was the MDP. In senior girls soccer, Katie Douglas was named MVP, while Kaitlyn Hambleton was the MDP. In senior boys soccer, Giles Moore was the MVP, while Nathan Frampton was the MDP. In junior girls soccer, Darrian Prendergast was named MVP, while Remi Lavoie was the MDP. In junior boys basketball, Aiden Neville was named MVP, while Colton Moore was the MDP.
In senior boys basketball, the MVP was Kyle Brissette, while the MDP was Ben Turple. In junior boys soccer, the MVP was Ethan Kearney, while Dawson Inglis-Crawford was named MDP. Colton Moore was the MVP in junior boys volleyball, while Cole Gauthier was the MDP. Giles Moore was the MVP in junior boys volleyball, while Johnathan Frampton was named MDP.
In boys cross-country running, Ethan Kearney was named midget boys MVP, while Tommy Campbell was named the MDP. Antoine DuPont was the MVP for the junior boys, while Keegan Lockley was the MDP. Nick Bauernschmitt was the senior boys MVP, while Ben Lee was the MDP. In girls cross-country running, Hali de Ruiter was the midget girls MVP. Catherine Bell was named the junior girls MVP, while Addi Oelke was the MDP. Sophie Warren was the senior girls MVP, while Faith Smith was the MDP.
In nordic skiing, Sophie Warren and Johnathan Frampton were the MVPs, while Fiona Thomas and Ben Lee were the MDPs. In alpine skiing, Jame McCafferty and Grace McCafferty were the MVPs, while Nathalie Desilets was the MDP. In snowboarding, Connor Chalmers-Wein, Connor Williams and Sophie Warren were the MVPs, while Hali de Ruiter was the MDP.
In Grade 9 badminton, James Hodson was named the MVP, while Colton Moore was the MDP. In junior badminton, Ben Lee was the MVP, while Lauren McCabe was the MDP. In varsity badminton, Cole Layman was the MVP, while Remi Lavoie was named MDP. Mila Jones was the MVP in tennis, while Jason Gibson was the MDP.
In track and field, Hali de Ruiter was named the midget girls MVP, while Georgia Budgen was the MDP. The junior girls MVP was Tana Doughty, while the MDP was Catherine Bell. The senior girls MVP was Sophie Warren, while the MDP was Alyssa Morris. Austin Ingram was named the midget boys MVP, while Liam Serviss was the MDP. Hayden Weisenberg was the junior boys MVP, while Mac Douglas was the MDP. The senior boys MVP was Nick Bauernschmitt, while the MDP was Ben Lee.
Melanie Sweet was the MVP in co-ed softball, while Andrew Dawe was the MDP. Tobias Gallas, Claudia Houston and Scott McLean were the MVPs in Reach for the Top, while Levi Post was the MDP. Scott McLean was the MVP in mathletics. Claire Finley was the MVP in Math Horizons, while Gabriel Neville was the MDP. In the culinary competition, Raney Christink was the MVP, while Felicity Fletcher was the MDP.