Top Ten School Performances This Week
It's that time.
Yes, the performances of the week — and 10 of the many which caught our attention. You will notice, yet again, an emphasis on hockey and basketball. The reason: we have heard from those coaches and schools.
Coaches in volleyball, skiing, curling, swimming, wrestling, snowboarding and more have chosen to ignore appeals for information, scores and names of athletes who have done well in league and provincial competitions. A message to athletes and parents: we have repeatedly tried.
On to our picks of the week:
Mark Belvedere, St. Andrew's. Back-to-back weeks for this forward, also looking good at the MacPherson Tournament which ends on Sunday afternoon in Aurora. This kid, from Quebec, has 30 points in 30 games. He had two goals in a 5-3 win over Upper Canada, scored in a 11-0 laugher over Mount Carmel and seems to score when he chooses.
Brandon Bos, Markham. Yes, again. Thirteen times this year, maybe more, he has scored 25 or more points in a senior basketball game — and he's done it against teams in five different leagues. His latest show, 35 points in a 74-49 league win over Dr. G. W. Williams, is a York region school in Aurora. For Bos, highest this year is 37 points.
Emilie Canham, Cardinal Newman. She might only be 5-foot-4, bit taller on skates, but she's one of the best female teenage players in this city. She scored three goals in a 6-2 victory over Notre Dame (Toronto) in a Toronto District Colleges Athletic Association league game. She was also the school female athlete of the year in 2009 after excelling in five sports.
Jenna Dingeldein, Martingrove. She's been a former school athlete of the year and also a Toronto Star athlete of the week. Not bad, you say. Well you have to watch her play hockey. A sure bet to score every game too, the Bears forward had two goals in a 3-0 win over Richview and also plays in the Provincial Women's Hockey League.
Dylan Hannan, Christ the King. He likes hockey and opposing goalies don't like him. The Georgetown-area winger had fun against two Burlington-area schools. He had two goals in an 8-1 win over Assumption and two more in a 3-0 dusting of Robert Bateman in the Halton Region league. Team record is now 20-5-4. Not bad at all.
Ryan Lenardon, St. Marcellinus. He's a goalie who has five shutouts in 12 games with a goals against average of 0.50 and a huge reason why the Spirt (the team nickname) is unbeaten in Peel Region. St. Marcellinus, who beat Gonzaga 3-2, could be headed back to the provincial playoffs and another medal. One more thing, he's top marks in grades: 90 per cent.
Gerome Mair, L'Amoreaux. How about scoring 48 points in a basketball game and your team still loses? It happened for him and the Saints, who bowed 83-80 to Macdonald in a Toronto District School Board Tier Two senior game. So far, he's only the third player to score those kind of numbers, or more, in a game in Toronto. His team is also 2-7.
Duane Notice, St. Michael's. I am told that he's only in grade 10 and the 6-foot-3 point guard is a former member of the provincial basketball team. His Blue Raiders squad leads the CISAA senior league with a 5-0 record and he's one of top players on the St. Michael's squad. Scored 32 points in a 74-41 thumping of Villanova and 26 in a 77-35 drubbing of Crescent.
Sammy Orlando, Country Day. He's almost done it all for his school: great soccer player and former two-time MVP, sprinter on the track team and raises money for multiple sclerosis. Great academic student. Back from a broken elbow that forced him to miss hockey last year, Orlando scored five goals in an 8-6 win over Lakefield and is a goalie's nightmare.
Marcus Rose, Father Redmond. I don't believe he was at the Toronto Catholic school in 2005 — the year it last won an Ontario gold medal in hockey. This year, ho hum, a 1-5-1 record so far. Rose had a game he'll remember, scoring all four goals in a 4-3 win over rival Michael Power/St. Joseph.