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OFSAA bound!

James Scott is off to Toronto this week to compete in the all-Ontario OFSAA track and field championships. James will compete in two events on the strength of a third in the 1500m (4:46) and a second place finish in the 800m (2:13) at last week’s NOSSA held in Sturgeon Falls. Another Islander, Jacob Pitawanakwat who attends St. Charles in Sudbury, will also be heading to Toronto for the 4 X 100m relay. Good luck, guys!

RDSB Elementary T and F

Congratulations to all the Manitoulin athletes who competed in the R.E. Gibson Senior Meet held at Laurentian last week. Students from CMPS, CC McLean and LCPS as usual, did very well when compared with the Sudbury and Espanola schools. Britney Biederman, in fact, tied for first as the top Grade 7 female athlete by amassing 26 points. Britney had a first in the long jump and a second in each of the 100 and 200m sprints. Mackenzie Cortes and Marjorie Scott tied for 8th place overall. Mackenzie was 7th in the 200m, 5th – triple jump and 2nd – 400m. Marjorie was 3rd – triple, 5th – 200m and 5th – long jump. Ayden Farquhar was the 11th overall Grade 7 boy with his 8th in long jump, 4th – 400m and 5th – 800m. Ben Marshall was a place behind in 12th spot. Ben took 7th – 400m, 4th – 800m and 8th – triple.

CC McLean’s Hannah Woestenenk was the 7th Grade 8 girl in aggregate. She finished second in a photo finish just four tenths of a second behind then 3rd in shot put. Sydney Koehler took the ninth best spot with her 8th in high jump, 2nd – 800m and 7th – 1500m.

Here are the individual, top-eight performances from more Island kids and will therefore qualify for the RDSB Champions Meet. Gabby Corbiere 4th – 1500m; Ethan Corbiere 3rd – 800m; Paige VanderWeerden 8th – shot put; Wyatt Dearing 5th – 1500m; Parker Hall 4th – long jump; Alex Ingraham 7th – long jump; Olivia Hall 7th – 100m, 6th – triple jump; Boston Thibeault 5th – triple, 8th – 100m, 7th – high jump; Carter Abotossaway 5th – 200m, 6th – long jump; Quentis Wood 6th – 200m; Willow Corbiere 4th – long jump, 8th – 400m; Jasmine Clark 5th – 800m; Kyleigh Biederman 3rd – shot put; Kyler Fletcher 8th – shot put; Jessica Craig 7th – high jump; Faith Taylor 5th – 100m, 6th – 200m.

Ottawa Race Weekend

Congratulations to all of the Manitoulin runners who were in the nation’s capital last weekend to for one of the races from 2k to 42km. In the 5km distance the Hollidays made it a family event with Gerry, Sue and Carissa all running. Congratulations as well to Kagawong’s Barbara Erskine as well. In the 10k race hats off to Pamela and David Williamson. In the full marathon, Little Current’s Steve Fessenden finished just 3:17.

Miner’s Mayhem soon

The fourth annual MINER’S MAYHEM will happen on June 20th at the Adanac Ski Hill in Sudbury.  Run, Climb, Dig, Crawl, Curse, Cry and Laugh your way through a 6.5 km mining themed obstacle course! New to the race this year is the Optimum Health Team challenge…” no miner finishes alone is our motto.”  Proceeds will go to the Human League Association P.L.A.Y. program. For more information go to the Miner’s Mayhem Website at Come out to the hill on June 20th and have a blast!  Don’t hesitate, register today!

Mindemoya Classic in a month!

The 14th annual Mindemoya Classic is just over four weeks away, on July 5th. The fun begins at 9 am Sunday morning, at the Government Dock down on Lake Mindemoya. Part of the Central Manitoulin Lions Club fun, Homecoming Weekend, the race is for anyone from the elite to the occasional athlete. You can do it all on your own or with one or three other helpers. There is also something for joggers with the 5.5 km run; canoe/kayakers paddle 4k and/or a bike route of just 13km. If you would like more information on the Classic visit the brand new race website at

Ultimate night correction!

I put the Low Island Ultimate pickup games as happening on Monday nights instead of the actual Tuesday nights at 7 pm! There is no experience needed, why not try it out. You can find the Facebook group called Manitoulin Ultimate Frisbee to get the latest and correct details: sorry.

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