High School Playoffs Continue Through School Closures

Despite the school closures due to strike action Friday and Monday, high school sports playoffs have continued.

This week’s print edition of the Barrhaven Independent reported that last Friday’s senior girls basketball games between St. Joseph and St. Mark, and Glebe and Longfields-Davidson heights were to be postponed. However, the information we received was incorrect, and the games were played after our print time.  St. Joseph beat St. Mark 49-32, while Longfields-Davidson Heights lost to Glebe 48-17.

In junior girls basketball action, the John McCrae Bulldogs improved to 6-2 with a 48-19 win over St. Peter Nov. 3 and a 43-26 win over Earl of March Oct. 31. They faced unbeaten Louis-Riel in the first round of the playoffs Monday, and suffered a 56-29 loss.

The St Joseph Jaguars junior girls finished with a 3-5 record after a hard fought 42-32 loss at home against South Carleton Oct. 31.

In high school football, the St. Joseph Jaguars finished the regular season with a 6-0 record and faced St. Patrick in their first playoff game Monday. The Jaguars cruised to a 30-0 win to set up a semi-final game Thursday afternoon against St. Peter. Kick-off is at 1:30 p.m.

St. Joseph finished their regular season with an inbeaten record as they beat the North Grenville Knights 35-8 Wed., Nov. 2.

The St. Mother Teresa Titans ended their regular season with a 29-7 win over Arnprior Wed., Nov. 2. They visited the unbeaten St. Matthew’s Tigers in Orleans in the first round of the playoffs Mon., Nov. 7 and lost 36-0.

John McCrae (yellow jerseys) lost their season opener to St. Mark (above) and fell to 0-4 after a 4-3 loss to St. Joseph last week.

In senior boys soccer, John McCrae finished with a 4-0-2 record by posting wins over St. Francis Xavier and St. Peter last week.  The first place Bulldogs were scheduled to host Earl of March Wed., Nov. 9 for a playoff game. St. Mother Teresa lost their final regular season game 1-0 to St. Peter on Nov. 1, while St. Joseph lost their final game 1-0 to Sacred Heart on Halloween Day.

In boys high school non-contact hockey, St. Joseph edged John McRae 4-3 Nov. 1. The Jags earned a 3-3 tie with St. Mark Oct. 26. John McCrae, meanwhile, lost three straight games last week. In addition to being edged by St. Joseph, they also lost to St. Mark and Osgoode.

The boys non-contact hockey season also continues as St. Joseph edged John McCrae 4-3 Nov. 1.