Great weather, great company, great events, and loads of fun and bonding. A great way to start the school year for our students and staff. The House competitions featured a variety of events culminating in the Olympiad Relay. All participants proved to be fierce competitors with House Minotaur prevailing as champions for the Wahanowin-portion of the House Competition. Next up is the Terry Fox Run.
Just a friendly reminder to get your donations in to your period one teachers. Additional pledge forms can be found, and donations can be made online by visiting the Terry Fox Group on Edsby. Our online total is approaching $4,000. With 3 days until the run, we still have a lot of work to do to reach our goal. Let’s all do our part to surpass last year’s total of $20,000.
On Wednesday, September 26, the U20 Ultimate team competed in the SSAF Championships at Sheppard’s Bush in Aurora. It was a blustery day that made playing frisbee quite difficult, but our intrepid Spartans played on despite the suboptimal conditions. We got off to a rocky start with a 3-2 loss to PCA, but we went on to win four straight matches and claim TPS’ first banner of the school year. Both Mr. Eason and Mr. Oest are extremely proud of everyone’s effort and they were also impressed with the fine manner in which every team member represented TPS. Once again, the TPS squad has been crowned the champions of ultimate frisbee.
The elementary ultimate frisbee team battled the harsh elements of wind and rain at Sheppard’s Bush Field and put forth a valiant effort. They displayed some glimpses of greatness but unfortunately lost in the quarter finals after a hard fought game. Shout outs to Matt Moshoian for his amazing throws, Jessie Pearl for her outstanding hands, Alaina Tsimicalis for her leadership, Ronan Wismer for his tenacity and Rachel Madej for her ferocious stall counts! Mr. Rosenbaum and Mr. Herman had a blast with all of you!
The TPS Muses had a great turn out for the annual Introductory Breakfast this past Friday. The girls mixed and mingled with their fellow members, and learned about this year’s mentorship program lead by our Grade 12 girls, Layla Gutmann and Ami Seeligsohn. Listen to the daily announcements and check the TPS Muses Edsby group to stay updated!
The Junior Spartan Tennis Team participated in the TDCAA Junior Tennis Tournament at the Aviva Centre. All team members participated with great sportsmanship and skill. Charli Abitbol, unfortunately, came up against the tournament winner in round 1, which ended her day early. Ellie Farrell and Ryann Hiltz improved each game and took out 4th place in the girl's doubles. Chris Grieve and Jesse Beaudin demonstrated great team work but were eliminated in the quarter finals. Finally, Harrison Wheler picked up from where he left off last year by dominating the tournament and taking the gold medal! Harrison was clearly the best player at the tournament and won the final 8-3. Well done to all team members.
Under some blustery conditions, the TPS golf team captured 2nd place in the SSAF Golf tournament held at Bathurst Glen. Blake “DJ” Pepper, Teddy “Tiger” Vihant, and Michael “Mickelson” Stuart all went low to contribute to the 2nd place finish. Mr. Y and Mr. Closest to the Pin Pizzuto would like to thank all participants for a great day.
The Spartan tennis players attended the TDCAA Regional Qualifiers at the Aviva Center. In what was a successful day, all team members qualified for the TDCAA City Championships. Allan Politsky went through undefeated in the senior boys, while Noah Kindler and Ryan Loganadhan formed a lethal doubles tandem to also finish the day undefeated. Despite playing girls several years older than her, Karla Lindell Lindbloom also qualified after losing only 1 match. Well done to all team members!
The Spartans recaptured the SSAF U20 Flag Football Championship after a 4 year hiatus. The Spartans swept through the round robin portion of the tournament winning 38-0, 28-0, 20-0, and 12-8. They defeated Metro Prep 14-0 in the semi-finals and met Everest (last year’s champions) in the finals. This “Motley Crew” participated in a final for the ages. After surging to a 12-0 half lead, they let Everest tie the score and take the championship game into overtime for the first time in decades. The overtime featured a “convert” overtime with each team trading convert attempts until one of the team’s was victorious. After the first round both teams had attempts fall incomplete. The second round featured an Everest incomplete pass which set the stage for Ethan Richmond to fire a “bullet” to the waiting arms of Harrison Wheler, sealing a Spartan victory. A big congratulations to all players for a fantastic and successful tournament. Mr. K and Mr. T were proud of each and every player.