Boys and girls of summer compete at the Civic Centre
Sean Chase/Daily Observer Bishop Smith's Kirstin Regier heads for home during the Renfrew County high school co-ed softball finals on June 7 in Petawawa. Her Bishop Blue squad fell to Opeongo High School in the championship game.
PETAWAWA – The boys and girls returned to the diamond as Renfrew County high schools competed for one of the last times this school year.
With summer holidays quickly approaching, the Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association (UOVHSAA) hosted a day-long co-ed softball tournament at the Petawawa Civic Centre on June 7. It was a rare day this spring to have sunshine and fair weather and the students took full advantage of it.
In the 'A' Division championship final, Mackenzie Community School edged out Opeongo High School by a score of 8-7. The Mustangs had posted a perfect record going undefeated the entire day. Opeongo did secure a convincing victory in the 'B' Division final beating Bishop Smith Catholic High School's gold squad 12-7.
In the 'A' Division round robin tournament, Mackenzie defeated Madawaska Valley District High School 10-5 and then out distanced Bishop Smith 5-3. Opeongo rolled over Renfrew Collegiate Institute (RCI) 16-3, but narrowly lost to Fellowes High School 12-11.
The Fellowes Falcons the suffered a 15-1 defeat at the hands of Madawaska Valley. Valour High School fell 15-7 to Bishop Smith's blue squad and were later beaten by RCI 6-2.
In the 'B' Division, Opeongo and Bishop Smith Gold went undefeated in the round robin. Bishop Smith Gold dispatched Fellowes 13-8 and then downed Madawaska Valley 18-6. The Opeongo Wildcats shutout Valour scoring 20 unanswered runs against the Voyageurs and then beat RCI 16-1.
Mackenzie narrowly closed the game on Valour 9-8 and then lost 11-6 against Fellowes. Madawaska Valley blanked RCI 15-0.