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Cooper's Corner for May

May was another exciting month in athletics at St. Gregory. In early May, the grade 5 co-ed ball hockey team travelled to beautiful Weston to participate in the HJ Alexander Ball Hockey Invitational. The team played extremely well and demonstrated a lot of class going undefeated to win the tournament. The Track and Field season was in full swing. The team was dominant as they won their West Region Divisional Track and Field Meet. The team carried that momentum into the Regionals finishing as finalists with 20 athletes qualifying for the City Meet. These 20 athletes represented the school admirably at the City Meet at Varsity Stadium. Special mention goes out to the grade 7 Girls Relay Team who won a bronze medal and to Adam W. who won gold in Shot Put. Thanks to Mrs. Hall, Mr. Vlasschaert, Mr. Grossi, Mrs. Steponaitis, Ms. Mulvihill, Ms. Hetmanczuk, Mr. Pastuszok, Ms. Nassuna, Mrs. Gentile and Mrs. Hanna for coaching the team. The intermediate soccer teams began competition in late May. The girls’ team travelled to Monsignor Percy Johnson for an invitational tournament. The girls played well all day and finished the day as champions. Unfortunately the boy’s invitational tournament was rained out. The rain out did not affect the boys as they played in their divisional tournament the following week. The boys dominated all day winning the tournament without sacrificing a single goal. This win gave the boys a coveted spot in the regional tournament at Centennial Park. The girls played hard at their divisional tournament but came up just short finishing second. The Junior Soccer House League season came to an exciting end. In the Girls’ league, the Attacking Avocados won a nail biter to claim the title and the Epic Eagles won the boys’ title in dramatic fashion in penalty kicks. Grade 6 and 7 students looking to improve their volleyball skills have been practicing three days a week during lunch. On May 31st, the Fitness Club was rewarded for all their hard work with a trip downtown to watch the Blue Jays play the Reds. The busy athletic season is almost done at St. Gregory. In June, the Grade 8 Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee team will compete in an invitational tournament, the intermediate boys will compete in their regional tournament and the grade 6 and 7 students will continue to improve their volleyball skills. To all our teachers who have coached the various teams throughout the year, we thank you! Go Greg’s Go!

Mr. Cooper
Phys. Education Teacher



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Cooper's Corner for April

April was yet another busy month in athletics at St. Gregory. For the first time, St. Gregory entered a junior boys and girls basketball team in the city wide St. Wilfred Invitational Tournament. The boys and the girls both travelled to St. Marcellus to compete in their respective tournaments. The boys played some tough basketball all day and ended up losing by 3 points in the semi-finals of the six team tournament. The girls faced some very tough teams but still managed to finish the day with one win and two losses. Both teams should be congratulated for representing St. Gregory so well for the first time in junior basketball. The girls’ hockey team participated in the Blessed Sacrament Tournament in Scarborough. The girls displayed a great work ethic throughout the day and ran into a great team in the semi-finals. The girls finished third and had a great season. The Swim Team had their big swim meet at Centennial Olympium on April 30th, coming in 3rd place overall! The track and field team is training hard in preparation for their meets which start May 8th at Centennial. Also, the intermediate boys and girls soccer teams started practicing in April in preparation for their season which starts at the end of May. The junior soccer house league season will move into the playoffs in May. This year St. Gregory will have a co-ed ball hockey team for the first time. The team will compete in a tournament in early May. Go Gregs Go!!

Mr. Cooper
Phys. Education Teacher



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Cooper's Corner for March

March was an action packed month for our student athletes at St. Gregory. Our students were quite busy representing the school. The St. Gregory Hockey teams were busy this month. The Girls Hockey Team participated in the Queens of the Ice Girls Hockey Tournament at Centennial Arena. The girls fought hard all day and lost in double overtime in the semi- finals to the eventual champions. It looked like the girls had won earlier in overtime but the video review technology was not working at Centennial that day! The girls will play in the Blessed Sacrament Tournament in early April to finish the season. The Co-Ed Hockey Team participated in two tournaments at York University in March. The team played extremely well and went undefeated to win the seeding tournament to earn a spot in A division. In the A division tournament the team finished with 3 wins and 2 losses to place 4th in city. Not bad! The junior volleyball teams played exhibition games in preparation for their divisional tournaments. The boys improved as the day went on and lost two very tight games in the finals. The girls played extremely well and lost in a tie breaker in the semi- finals to the eventual champions. Both teams should be very proud of their play. The junior girls and boys basketball teams are practicing in preparation for their first tournament in late April. The junior soccer house league season will finish up in early April and the grade 5 -8 students enjoyed a beautiful day at Mount St. Louis in early April. Next up on the sports calendar will be track and field, intermediate boys’ and girls’ soccer and the Fitness Club will begin in early April. Go Greg’s Go!!

Mr. Cooper
Phys. Education Teacher



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Cooper's Corner for February

February was a busy month in athletics at St. Gregory. The basketball season was in full swing. The boys’ basketball team travelled to Archbishop Romero for an invitational tournament and travelled to Don Bosco for their divisional tournament. The boys came up short in each tournament but worked hard, improved and had fun.

The girls’ basketball team also travelled to Archbishop Romero for an invitational tournament and hosted the West Region divisional tournament. The girls won the Romero Invitational and was a finalist in the divisional tournament. Well done ladies!

The Hockey season was also in full swing at St. Gregory. The co-ed hockey team participated in the Marlies Meltdown tournament at the Mastercard Centre and Ricoh Coliseum. The team battled hard for two days and lost to the eventual champions in a hard fought semi- final game. The team will play in their two TCDSB tournaments at York University in March. St. Gregory’s girls’ hockey team is practicing once a week in preparation for two tournaments in March.

The junior boys and girls volleyball teams are practicing hard in preparation for their divisional tournaments in late March. Both teams will also travel to Our Lady of Victory in early March for invitational tournaments. St. Gregory has also started tryouts for junior boys and girls basketball teams. This is an exciting new activity for our junior students. The teams will compete in their divisional tournaments in late April.

The junior soccer house league continues its play. Participation rates among our junior students has been high!

Last but not least, our St. Gregory Swim Team continues to train hard in preparation for their first meet. All these activities prove that St. Gregory is truly a great place to be! Go Gregs Go!!!

Mr. Cooper
Phys. Education Teacher

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Cooper's Corner for May

The St. Gregory Track and Field Team participated in four meets in the month of May. The team participated in an invitational meet at York University in preparation for their divisional meet. At the divisional meet the team competed hard and finished in second place out of 15 schools. The team sent over 40 athletes to the West Region Meet where the school finished in fifth place. Congratulations goes out to Zoey P, Victoria R, Sofia B, Nicola G, Lucas A, Isabel R, Megan R and Lauren P who all qualified for the TCDSB City Wide Meet. At the City Meet we had two first place finishes in long jump from Megan R and Nicola G. Congratulations to Esrom A. who placed 5th in the Special Olympics! Way to go girls! The boys and girls intermediate Soccer Teams continued to practice in preparation of their divisional tournament in early June. The girls' team played in an invitational tournament at Monsignor Percy Johnson and won the tournament on a golden goal from Tamara G. The junior soccer house league season is now in the playoffs in both the boys and girls divisions and the Fitness Club continues to train three mornings a week. Go Gregs Go!

Mr. Cooper
Phys. Education Teacher

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Cooper's Corner for April

The sport scene was a busy one at St. Gregory in April. The junior girls' volleyball team travelled to Holy Child to participate in the Regional tournament. The girls were truly dominant going undefeated to capture the regional pennant. The Swim Team had a very successful conclusion to their season, finishing fourth at the TCDSB Swim Invitational. This was St. Gregory's best finish. The girl's hockey team played in the Blessed Sacrament Invitational Tournament to conclude their season. They played hard and lost by one goal in the finals. The intermediate boys and girls soccer teams are practicing in preparation of their divisional tournaments in late May. The track and field team is also practicing daily as their divisional meet is on May 12 at Centennial Stadium. Also, the junior soccer house league season continues with the playoffs fast approaching. Go Greg's Go!

Mr. Cooper
Phys. Education Teacher

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Cooper's Corner for March

March was another busy month in athletics at St. Gregory. The hockey season was in full swing. The coed hockey won the seeding tournament at York University, placing them in the "A" division. The team finished in 4th place at the "A" division tournament narrowly missing a birth in the city finals. The girls' hockey team participated in two tournaments as well in March. The girls played in the Tawny Richards Memorial tournament at George Bell Arena and finished as finalists. They also played in the Queens of the Ice Tournament at Centennial Arena and lost by a goal in the semi-finals. The junior volleyball teams participated in their respective divisional tournaments in late March. The boys played hard all day and lost a close match in the finals, just missing a chance to play in the regional tournament in April. The girls played extremely well and beat a very talented Our Lady of Peace team in a close tiebreaker in the finals. This win gave the girls a spot in the regional tournament. In addition to hockey and volleyball, track and field try-outs have started up and the junior soccer house league season is in full swing. The intermediate soccer teams are up next in April!

Mr. Cooper
Phys. Education Teacher

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Cooper's Corner for February

February was a busy month in athletics at St. Gregory. The basketball season was in full swing. The boys’ basketball team travelled to St. Francis De Sales for an invitational tournament and travelled to Our Lady of Sorrows for their divisional tournament. The boys came up short in each tournament but worked hard and had fun. On Wed., Feb. 17th, the Intermediate Girls Basketball Team participated in the Divisional Tournament. The team went undefeated finishing an impressive first in the round-robin. The team advanced to the finals, where they placed second over-all, to an exciting and challenging game against Nativity of Our Lord. Thank you to Mrs. Hall who convened the Divisional Tournament, as well as, coached the team with Mr. De Medeiros and Mr. Cooper. We also like to thank student volunteers Malachi F., George C., Charlize B., Tessa D., Joseph M., and Noah S., for assisting with the smooth running of the tournament. The Coaches are proud of the girls and want to commend the players on demonstrating skills and good sportsmanship throughout the season. The Hockey season was also in full swing at St. Gregory. The co-ed hockey team travelled to Albion arena for the Monsignor Percy Johnson Invitational tournament. The team played well but lost in the semi-finals to Our Lady of Sorrows in overtime. The team's next tournament is the Marlies' Meltdown Tournament in late February. St. Gregory's girls hockey team is practicing once a week in preparation for two tournaments in March. In addition to hockey and basketball, the junior boys and girls volleyball teams are practicing every day in preparation for their divisional tournaments in late March.

Mr. Cooper
Phys. Education Teacher

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Cooper's Corner for January

January proved to be a dominant month in athletics at St. Gregory. The junior boys and girls teams both competed in their west region divisional soccer tournaments in late January. The boys defeated Nativity of Our Lord in the finals to capture the divisional pennant for the fourth consecutive year. A true dynasty! The boys only surrendered one goal the entire tournament. Next up was the girls. The girls were truly dominant winning the divisional pennant in convincing fashion over Our Lady of Peace. They even decided that the boys gave up too many goals (one) in their tournament and shut out the opposition throughout the entire tournament. Well done girls!

The intermediate boys and girls basketball teams continue to prepare for their tournaments in mid- February with a series of tournaments and exhibition games. The junior boys and girls volleyball teams also continue practicing in preparation for the tournaments in late March.

The hockey season is in full swing at St. Gregory. The coed hockey team won the Our Lady of Sorrows tournament just before the Christmas Break and continue to practice in preparation for their next tournament in early February. The girls’ hockey team also started practicing in late January.

Mr. Cooper
Phys. Education Teacher

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November Summary

November proved to be a busy month for athletics at St. Gregory. The intermediate boys and girls volleyball teams wrapped up their seasons. The intermediate boys and girls participated in two invitational tournaments at St. Barnabas and Archbishop Romero. These tournaments were highlighted by a first place finish by the boys at Archbishop Romero. This was the boys’ third consecutive tournament win at Archbishop Romero. Both teams also had a series of exhibition games to prepare them for their divisional tournaments. The boys and girls teams had dominating performances at the divisional tournaments. This earned them spots at the Regional tournament. The boys lost in the semi-finals (just 2 points short of qualifying for the Cities) at the Regional tournament to end a great year. The girls lost in a tie-breaker in the Regional final to earn a spot at the City Wide tournament in which they finished 5th. Fifth place in the city, what an accomplishment!

Primary House League Soccer also started up in early November. Every grade 1 – 3 student was placed on one of the 16 teams. Each team plays about 2 games a week during the morning or afternoon recesses with the season finishing in early February. The junior boys and girls volleyball teams started tryouts in late November as well as the intermediate girls’ basketball and junior boys’ soccer teams. The intermediate boys’ basketball and junior girls’ soccer will start up in early December. Never a dull moment at St. Gregory.

Go Gregs Go!

Mr. Cooper
Phys. Education Teacher

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Go GREG's GO!

It has been a busy start to the year in athletics at St. Gregory. In late September, the boys and girls softball teams competed in their West Region Divisional tournaments. Both teams played hard with the boys falling just short in the semi-finals and the girls winning 9 – 0 in the finals to capture the divisional pennant.

In October the Cross Country Team competed in their divisional, regional, and city wide meets. St. Gregory was a force to be reckoned with once again, finishing first in the Divisional Meet with over 100 runners competing. The team finished second in the regional meet with 70 runners competing. Congratulations goes out to the grade 4 boys and grade 8 girls who finished first at the regionals. St. Gregory qualified 30 runners for the city meet at Earl Bales Park. The school finished in 5th place in the city. Congratulations goes out to the grade 3 boys who finished second and the grade 8 girls who finished 3rd in the city.

The intermediate boys and girls’ volleyball teams have been practicing since early September in preparation of their West Region tournaments beginning in mid- November. Both teams will be competing in the St. Barnabas and Archbishop Romero Invitational Volleyball tournaments in early November. Go Greg's Go!

Mr. Cooper
Phys. Education Teacher