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This "suspension" of the two schools really should be fought be somebody. High school isn't the pros-- - how many kids that were on last year's teams are even back at the school this year, let alone playing soccer? Seems to be an incredibly short sighted decision that affects people who weren't even involved (ie. any of the boys who wanted top play for Eastwood or SJam this year). If CWOSSA thought that the incident was so severe (and, at the time, it probably was), then they should have directed Principals to withdraw the teacher-coaches and forbid boys who were on the team at the time from playing again). Rather ridiculous.
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2010 on Tough medicine at High School Sports blog
Lots of quality stuff here... except for the WCSSAA junior soccer champs from Cameron Heights... which doesn't seem to have been mentioned. Might be a junior sport, but a tad more important that the girls' prom story mentioned I think. Correct me if my eyes have missed it. Happy Festivus to everybody!
Not that he isn't great athlete (which he apparently is, but how come Mitch from FHCI (formerly of CHCI) can continue playing sports and poor old Nicola from KCI (formerly of Saskatchewan) cannot. I don't know the answer.
Congrats to the St. Mary's junior soccer team for another CWOSSA championship! This is never easy, particularly in the awful weather last week. Also of note is the Cameron Heights boys' X country team who finished 5th @ OFSSA over the weekend. Lots of great student athletes in this region-- without a doubt.
Good to hear that Cameron soccer is back doing well again after all those years. I hear the new coaches are young and energetic. They've certainly done a fine job with their players. Thanks for the good news!
OYAP update (for those that care): I spoke with somebody at the school board today who confirmed that, yes indeed, students would have to go to certain schools depending on which apprenticeship was being offered through OYAP. However, this would appear to be a rather significant difference, wherein a student is FORCED to attend another school. Or maybe I just don't understand the whacky transfer policy either...
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2009 on In support of Nicola at High School Sports blog
For Ms Picard: Excellent comments and suggestions. Question: who told your son that he had to switch schools (and therefore become ineligible) for OYAP? It's my understanding that this is a board-wide (provincial) program that should not have forced him to leave his home school. I also think that it would appear now obvious wherein the problem lies. Parents should look to OFSAA (the provincial body) that is evidently setting the bar that CWOSSA and WCSSAA are using to set their own policies.
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2009 on In support of Nicola at High School Sports blog
How 'bout this for a solution to the problem. Cancel all extracurricular activities (since teachers aren't paid to do them anyway) and then there is no problem with a transfer rule. Parents could pay to enrol their children in community sports clubs and then everybody would be happy. See? simple solution.
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2009 on Let Nicola play at High School Sports blog
Hmm-- I'll probably incur somebody's wrath by saying this... but I will nevertheless. It may be unfortunate that the young lady cannot play school sports currently due to the transfer rule, but I'm not sure how she is being "punished". Pretty much all of the sports mentioned can be played outside of school. Kitchener Minor Soccer is always welcoming new players. Waterloo Tigers Volleyball would love to add a hard working player to its ranks. Both Laurel Creek Track Club and KW Track Club are always signing up new members. As shown, there are LOTS of things that Nicola could be doing while she waits to play on the school teams in a year or so. School sports are not a right. They're a privilege.
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2009 on Let Nicola play at High School Sports blog
There's no sarcasm at all. What is with you people??? Any attempt to congratulate the student athletes is greeted with negativity and personal attack. So what if they finished 16/20? They did better than you and I. Think about it...
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2009 on Huskies finish well back at High School Sports blog
Way to go, Huskies!!! But it is REALLY called the OFSAA golf "festival"? Surely they could have come up with a better name than that. I can't imagine Tiger Woods participating in a "festival". Thanks for the good news, Mark.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2009 on Huskies finish well back at High School Sports blog
It's unfortunate that the girls don't have a basketball team anymore, but extra-curricular activities simply are NOT a mandatory part of a teacher's job. If there aren't coaches, there aren't coaches. Perhaps they had something more important to do with their time... like preparing lessons and/or taking care of their own families? Just a thought.
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2009 on Puzzling times at W-O at High School Sports blog
To wow: what's with the aggressive comments? a) I don't coach anything and b) my comments were made in SUPPORT of football. I questioned why football teams in this region had nowhere else to go other than their county championships. Every other local high school sport seems to have the chance to go on to post WCSSAA action, except for football. I find that unfair. And are you really suggesting that the local school board doesn't spend a lot of money on football- as they do on all extra curricular sports? I think you missed the point of the posts.
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2009 on Players are the losers at High School Sports blog
For wow: ...meaning: all the work put out by players and coaches for what is, at best, a minimal number of games that just sputters out @ a WCSSAA championship. You would think that for all the money spent by the school board (and the parents) and with all the hype generated in the press and at the schools, that the kids would have somewhere else to go. No CWOSSA, no OFSAA, no nothing. Seems rather unfair.
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2009 on Players are the losers at High School Sports blog
With respect to the players and their coaches... 6 football games in a season and nowhere else to go? Kind of makes football look like a second class sport in this area, doesn't it?
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2009 on Players are the losers at High School Sports blog
Isn't there a difference? I believe the school board owns the field at SJAM), whereas the City of Kitchener owns Centennial. I could be wrong- it has happened b4. And does anybody read this anymore?
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2009 on SJAM field update at High School Sports blog
Yes- thank you as well. And welcome to the world of what teachers put up with day after day in the classroom and halls, in the gym and on the field.