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by Brian Baker on March 7, 2012
Northview Heights is witnessing the evolution of Kyle Smith.

The point guard for the senior boys basketball team has matured into the young team’s leader, says coach Samantha Burrows, and it’s a positive sign for the 2012–13 campaign.

“A lot of the players (including...(More)
by Brian Baker on March 5, 2012
Georges Vanier senior boys don’t see their ousting in the AAA City basketball semis as a reason to hang their heads.

Though they lost 86-51 back on Feb. 16 to Richview, the starting five members have been given an even better gift: a North Region title.

The Vikings beat...(More)
by Brian Baker on March 1, 2012
In order to uphold their role as the South Region’s top cagers, Oakwood had to get past their rivals Eastern Commerce on Valentine’s Day.

For the most part, it was looking like a slam dunk, as starters Tyrell Bellot-Green, Calvin Epistola and Kaleek Whyte helped the senior Barons...(More)
by Brian Baker on March 1, 2012
Vaughan Road’s boys are matching the senior girls' basketball efforts by booking their ticket to the OFSAA A/AA championships.

After a decisive 90-60 win over Runnymede — the same team the girls faced in their own City final — the Vipers will travel to St. Catharines to test...(More)
by Brian Baker on February 24, 2012
Trae Bell-Haynes may be a grade 11, but he can run the Beep Test in almost 14 minutes.

The multi-stage 20-metre shuttle run is used to test an athlete’s peak oxygen uptake, and for the first-year senior cager that’s a sign of aerobic dominance on the hardwood.

by Brian Baker on February 22, 2012
Any team that can come back from a 20-point deficit against Martingrove Bears is good.

Those were the thoughts shared post game by Richview forward T.J. Rutty. The tall man for the Saints took long draughts of air as he looked at the hardwood at Martingrove CI, Feb. 13.
by Brian Baker on February 9, 2012
“We always aim high.”

Those words are spoken by one of Earl Haig’s more vocal leaders on the senior boys basketball team, Calin Crainic.

He’s talking North Region title. The team hasn’t been able to shoot past the first round of playoffs the past few years, but...(More)
by Brian Baker on February 1, 2012
The fall of the house of North Toronto was brought about by Rosedale Heights Jan. 24.

Downing North Toronto 56-54 in a frenetic-paced game was a first for the Ravens senior boys basketball career, coach Hovig Keshishian said.

“They played really hard defensively and they...(More)
by Brian Baker on January 26, 2012
Like the new hardwood in Richview’s gym the seniors boys basketball team has a new outlook on OFSAA.

Coming off a 76-53 win over Etobicoke Rams, Jan. 10, the Saints twin towers, Patrick Street and T.J. Rutty shared their interest in revisiting the provincials after claiming bronze at...(More)
by Brian Baker on January 11, 2012
Perimeter shooting just wasn’t on fire for Northview Heights, Dec. 22.

The senior boys basketball squad depended too much on their treys and a dominant Westview Centennial defence kept Phoenix board crashers off their game.

Phoenix coach Samantha Burrows, looked on from...(More)
by Tristan Carter on January 9, 2012
Victoria Park’s senior boys basketball team had home court advantage in December but that edge provided no answers for a potent Don Mills offence.

Led by perimeter player Isse Ibrahim and post-presence Johnathan Stowe, the visiting Bruins came away with a 66–51 victory.
by Tristan Carter on December 19, 2011
Danforth Tech started off their senior boys basketball season in style after the visiting Redhawks earned a decisive victory over North Toronto Norsemen, Dec. 1.

Grade 10 Darnell Paul opened the game on a tear, scoring all but four of the Hawks’ 16 first quarter points. The athletic...(More)
by Brian Baker on November 17, 2011
In celebration of winning the South Region senior boys soccer title, midfielder Jorgo Nika took off his jersey to a white tee with the words, “OFSAA Bound” written on it.

He smiled, only admitting to being ecstatic with their 2-0 win over defending champs Lawrence Park CI at Cherry...(More)
by Brian Baker on November 17, 2011
The South Region volleyball playoffs have begun, and if their match against Parkdale Nov. 2 is any indication, Riverdale is ready for more than just the regionals. They’re thinking Citys.

It came right down to the last point in the third set, with the Raiders being threatened. The...(More)
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