Indian River High four-for-four in regional championships this year
The athletes of Indian River High have proven to be the cream of the crop so far this school year in terms of sports throughout the region.
The boys and girls soccer and softball teams have gone a perfect four-for-four in claiming berths in their respective provincials over the past two weekends.
The boys’ soccer team got things rolling with the championship victory in the 3A regionals held in Pasadena Sept. 23. They will travel to St. Lawrence Oct. 13-14 to compete for a provincial title.
The Springdale high school girls were earning a regional championship of their own that same weekend in Triton. They proved to be the best regional slo-pitch team on the circuit, earning a trip to provincials in Glovertown Oct. 13-14.
Dorset Collegiate of Triton and Pasadena Academy also competed. No scores were available.
Last weekend, the sports were reversed with the boys competing in softball and the girls putting up the bats and gloves to hit the soccer pitch.
Both teams proved victorious, with the boys winning the regional softball tournament in Pasadena to nab a spot in the provincials in Glovertown Oct. 20-21. Indian River High defeated Pasadena Academy 15-11 in the final to finish a perfect 3-0. They defeated Pasadena 9-7 and Dorset Collegiate 10-6 in the round robin. Dorset Collegiate and Pasadena tied their round robin game 15-15.
The girls’ soccer team also grabbed the regional championship and will travel to St. Lawrence for the provincial tournament Oct. 20-21.
Cape John Collegiate softball champions
In other regional action, Cape John Collegiate of La Scie will represent the area at the 2A provincial girls’ slo-pitch tournament after downing Valmont Academy of King’s Point 12-3 in the championship game Sept. 23. They are hosting the provincials to be held Oct. 13. Copper Ridge Academy of Baie Verte went 0-2 in the threeteam tournament.
Cape John Collegiate also captured the regional boys’ softball championship with a 22-10 victory over Copper Ridge Academy in the final. Cape John defeated Copper Ridge 15-3 and Valmont Academy 18-6 in the round robin. Copper Ridge defeated Valmont 13-4. Cape John will attend the provincials in Port Saunders starting Oct. 20.
Valmont Academy soccer champion
Valmont Academy defeated Copper Ridge Academy in the two-team regional 2A girls’ soccer tournament by 6-2 and 6-0 margins to earn a berth in the provincials to be held in Lawn starting Oct. 20.
Also, Copper Ridge Academy boys’ soccer team will be competing at the 2A provincial championship hosted in Codroy Valley starting Oct. 13.
The Indian River High boys won the slo-pitch regional in Pasadena Sept. 30. Members of the team include, from left, (front) Timothy Anstey, Kyle Tuck, Jakob Oxford, Ryan Fleming, Christian Morgan, and Joshua Northcotte; (back) Andrew Walker (coach), Aaron Hull, Alex Oxford, Dylan Thomas, Justin Young, Josh Newman, Joey Sparkes, Jake Matthews, Tyler Clarke, Lucas Mercer, and Keith Noble (coach).
The Indian River High boys won the soccer regional hosted in Pasadena Sept. 23. Team members include, from left (front) Stephen Chatman, Alex Burton, Riely Lewis, Dylan Thomas, Justin Young, Josh Newman, and Andreas Desrochers; (back) Tyler Clarke, Lucas Mercer, Joey Morgan, Kyle Tuck, Joey Sparkes, Mitchell Downton, Robbie Thomas, Joshua Northcotte, Shiloh Burton, Aaron Hull, and Jake Matthews.
Valmont Academy’s Jessie Austin clears the ball before Copper Ridge Academy’s Jennifer Pardy closed in on her in the regional 2A girls’ soccer tournament held in Baie Verte last weekend. Valmont won the two-team tournament by scores of 6-2 and 6-0
Copper Ridge Academy Coyotes’ Maddie Walsh high fives her teammate Teresa Walsh before they start their second game against Valmont Academy.