Ms. Paul’s Sports Corral A week in Red Hawk Sports
Saturday, September 24 to Thursday, Sept. 29
The Varsity A field hockey team went to Ottawa and #SirRobertBorden High School to compete against 19 other teams in their annual tournament. The girls won 4 out of 4 games to move on to the semi-finals, where they lost a hard-fought battle against Merivale High School from Ottawa.
#Sir Robert Borden – A moment in history. (Editor’s ramble)
Mr. Borden was a very nervous industrialist who was Canada’s PM (1911-20) just as the Bolsheviks were having major disagreements with power paradigms over to Europe, y’all.
He had reasons to be nervous. You will no doubt remember that the Russian peasants decided that the Tsar and his whole family should be feted; and decided to make popsicle stick head men in homage to Russia’s Royal family. Unfortunately there were no popsicle sticks inRussia. And very few photographs of the Tsar and his family. So they ran with the only available option. They put Tsar Nicholas’s head on a pike. Never mind. Let’s just say that Tsar Nickie probably wished he had brought popsicle sticks and photo albums to Russia sooner.
And that in a nutshell is why an American President, most remembered for playing second fiddle to a chimp, got to dance all over the Berlin Wall back in 1989. While dribbling pablum down his pretty blue tie.
Mr. Borden – he was a millionaire when a million meant sometin’ – also initiated the War Measures Act in 1914 and once nervously addressed a group of striking Canadian workers (Quasi Bolsheviks) with a Canadian infantry machine gunner, with a full nine yard clip, just behind him; hidden by the drapes of course.
Next time someone says Trudeau went too far with his War Measures Act? Update em.
Now? Politicians don’t threaten to kill Canadians… just try to talk us to death.
I have been asked by “the conscience” why I included this screed. We are assuming that high schoolers are reading. And I’m hoping they might like that story. And maybe read some other interesting tidbits about Sir Bob. He was – ahem – an interesting man.
Monday, September 26
The junior Redhawk football team lost a close game to Kenner Collegiate.
Scoring for the Hawks were Zack Alysworth and Tom Paul. Game stars go to Jake Sisson, Tyler Perrin, and Captain Cooper.
The senior girls’ basketball team, with just 8 girls in the lineup, played
a spirited game against a strong LCVI squad but came up short.
Special mention to Maia O’Sullivan and Carley Shaw for rebounding and Casey
Pringle and Jessica Rider for excellent team play.
Rob Lewis scorched the Blairhampton golf course with a 1 over par 73 to
win the Kawartha golf championship, beating 31 other golfers.
The Varsity B field hockey team battled against Crestwood with the final
outcome a 2-2 tie.
The senior boys’ soccer team played to a 1-1 tie against LCVI, with a goal from Darcy Schmidt and a game-saving save from Elijah Anger.
The ladies’ rugby team displayed excellent sportsmanship and aggressive play despite a loss to the Weldon Wildcats.
The Varsity A field hockey team battled against Crestwood with the final score 4-0. Haliburton goals were scored by Sandy Griffith, Char Hicks, and Jessica Bishop.
The Redhawks cross-county runners had impressive results at the Ganaraska Invitational meet with the following times:
Dylan Smith 7k – 33:44
Jillian Mayhew 5k – 26:08
Krista Duncan and Tamara Berry 3k – 16:22
The senior girls’ basketball team improved their play in a close-foughtgame against Adam Scott. Special mention to Casey Pringle, Jessica Rider, Bailey Walker and Maia O’Sullivan for tenacious defensive play. Top scorers were Tessa Iles and Carley Shaw.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]