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Island Elementary Track and Field

The annual 㽶Ƶ Elementary Track and Field championships took place over the last week. Schools from Gore Bay, Mindemoya, Manitowaning, Wiikwemkoong, M’Chigeeng, Little Current and also from Sagamok First Nation! They all traveled to the west end for the field events at Charles C. McLean in Gore Bay and down east to Manitowaning for the track events.  

After both days, awards were given out, the winning school trophy and individual aggregated medals. In the Nine and Under girls’ division, Mylah Wakegijig from Wasse Abin Pontiac School (W.P.S.) took 9 points for gold. Sulla Sheppard from Central 㽶Ƶ Public School (C.M.P.S.) got 7 points and silver. Then, there was a three-way tie for bronze with five points for Ashlyn Pegelo, Little Current Public School (L.C.P.S.), Emma Larabie (L.C.P.S.) and Isabel Deacon from Central 㽶Ƶ Public School (C.M.P.S.). 

The 9 and Under boys’ division was won by Memphis Gaiashk from Wasse Abin Pontiac School (W.P.S.) in Wiikwemkoong. Tate Abbotossaway of L.C.P.S. was close behind with 9 points and then Drew Debassige of C.M.P.S. was bronze with 7 tallies. 

In the 10-Year-Old Girls’ division, Brenna Pollard (L.C.P.S.) had a perfect 12 points for gold. Also from Little Current was teammate Alivia Callaghan with silver and Ayleana McDermid from Assiginack Public School (A.P.S.) with bronze. The 10-Year-Old Boys’ division was also won with a perfect score of 12 for L.C.P.S. athlete Jack Bentley, with Oliver Wilding super close behind with 11 for silver and Jayden Huang (A.P.S.) for bronze.

In the 11-Year-Old Girls’ medal race there was a nearly perfect 11 for both Ella King and Kailyn Inglis of L.C.P.S! A point behind with 10 points each was Jenny Wright of Charles C. McLean (C.C.M.P.S.) and Priscilla Recollet-Case (A.P.S.)! The race for bronze was even tighter with a three-way lock! The trio included Emma Chaytor (C.C.M.P.S.), Lily Cobbs (C.C.M.P.S.) and Miah Hughson (A.P.S.)!

The 11-Year-Old Boys’ category gold medalists were Boston Abbotossaway (L.C.P.S.) and Ryan Mularickal (C.M.P.S.) who both had 10 points. Graeme Becks (C.M.P.S.) got silver with 9 and Rowan McCann (C.C.M.P.S.) had 7 for bronze.

In the 12-Year-Old Girls’ race, Nova Debassige (C.M.P.S.) not only won gold, she also set a new record (in the Dan Smith era!) in the 200m with a 29.44 clocking! Myla Edralin (L.C.P.S.) got silver and Ava Hartley (A.P.S.) and Rylee Williamson (C.C.M.P.S.) tied for the bronze position.

The 12-Year-Old Boys’ medals went to Finn Flanagan (C.C.M.P.S.) with a perfect 12 for gold! David Joyce (C.C.M.P.S.) had 10 for silver, Casey Bowerman (L.C.P.S.) and William McKeown (A.P.S.) both got bronze. 

In the 13-Year-Old Girls’ division, L.C.P.S.’s Arabella Otosquaiob also earned a perfect score for gold! Brynn Best (C.C.M.P.S.) and Rowyn Kasunich of Lakeview School (LPS) tied for silver. Mila Odjig (W.P.S.) got bronze.

In the 13-Year-Old Boys’ category, Collin Goodfellow (L.C.P.S.) tied with Max King (L.C.P.S.) with 11 points for gold. Spencer Cortes (L.C.P.S.) got silver and Charles Skippen (C.M.P.S.) tied with Sean Zembal (C.M.P.S.) for bronze.

Next week, I will have the other records that fell!

NHL Draft

Many local hockey fans will be watching the NHL draft this weekend. Of course, many will be watching our adopted son, Carter George and wondering when and where he will go. Traditionally, teams rarely pick goaltenders in the first round but with the importance of the position, once again in the NHL playoffs, you never know. Good luck, Carter…and Mom and Dad, of course!

Mindemoya Classic goes Sunday!

Check out the Events page on the Breakaway Sports website to learn all about this Sunday’s (June 30) Mindemoya Classic. The fun event earned its ‘Classic’ moniker, has been around a couple of decades and even survived a pandemic. It is all part of the Central 㽶Ƶ Lions Club’s Homecoming Weekend!

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