Every year at OLV, our Athletics program awards Grade 8 student-athletes with the highest honour - the Christ in Shorts Award. The award is given to Grade 8 student-athletes who display excellent sportsmanship, dedication, work ethic, leadership, excellence in their sport, and a positive, Christ-like representation of Our Lady of Victory School and OLV Thunder Athletics.
Each recipient has their named engraved and an OLV Athletics hoodie as our way of saying thank you for being a great student-athlete in their time at Our Lady of Victory.
Ralph helped captain multiple teams in his time in Thunder gold. He played in every sport for every season, including volleyball, basketball, badminton, soccer, and track & field. His exceptional leadership was why he was the captain in his Grade 8 year for both the boys volleyball and basketball teams. His determination, hard work, drive to improve and excel, and his commitment to improving are what every Christ in Shorts Award winner needs to display. Ralph was always a positive and exemplary student of what it means to be a part of Our Lady of Victory School and part of OLV Athletics.
This year OLV's Junior High student-athletes had a strong showing in both track and field events. OLV had six top eight finishes, which is the most in school history.
Fidel Tesfai - 5th place (Grade 7 800 meters), 6th place (Grade 7 1200 meters)
Natan Goitom - 6th place (Grade 7 800 meters)
JaeMin Lee - 6th place (Grade 8 Discus)
Ralph Sanga - 7th place (Grade 8 Shotput)
Soliana Solomon - 5th place (Grade 7 Discus)
OLV's Elementary student-athletes had a strong showing in both track and field events. OLV had six top eight finishes, which is the most in school history for Elementary.
Katie Magayanes - 7th place (Grade 6 80 meters), 5th place (Grade 6 150 meters)
Luel Dair - 4th place (Grade 5 Ball Throw)
Mekides Beyene - 8th place (Grade 5 Ball Throw)
Zoey Gebru - 8th place (Grade 5 Shotput)
Leonardo Gesualdi - 6th place (Grade 5 Ball Throw)
OLV had 24 Grade 4-6 students participate in the Athletics Manitoba Elementary Relays on Tuesday, March 13 at the Max Bell Centre at the University of Manitoba.
The 2018 MCSAA Soccer Tournament took place on Tuesday, May 22 at the Grant Park Fields (South End United) from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Our boys team lost both round robin games, to Christ the King and St. Maurice.
The 2018 MCSAA Badminton Tournaments took place between Tuesday, April 25-Thursday, April 27. OLV student-athletes did very well in all tournaments. Here are the top results:
Emanual & Katie - Grade 6 Mixed Doubles - 3rd Place
Emanual & Alex - Grade 6 Boys Doubles - Quarter-Finals
Robel - Grade 8 Boys Singles - First Round Playoffs
Soliana - Grade 7 Girls Singles - First Round Playoffs
Robel & Abel - Grade 8 Boys Doubles - Quarter-Finals
OLV took part in the Yonex Grade 7/8 School Championships hosted by the Manitoba Badminton Association at Maples Collegiate on the weekend of Friday, April 13-Saturday, April 14.
Two years removed from a Consolation Championship, the competitive boys team looks to rebound after losing out against Westgate in last year's playoffs.
The boys began their season with a close 35-33 win over Christ the King thanks to some solid defense and timely scoring from Meiron, who led the way with 19 points.
The boys would run into a very fast team against St. Charles in a 35-53 loss. Robel would lead the way in that game with a season-high 21 points. The Thunder would drop their record to 1-2 after a disappointing 20-41 loss to St. Gerard.
Another road game had the boys up against St. Alphonsus. The game was close throughout with both teams changing leads until the final buzzer - a 43-49 loss, with Robel and Meiron leading the team with 15 points each.
The Thunder bettered their record to 2-3 with a rough and tumble 46-35 win over Westgate with Meiron leading the way with 16 points in the win.
A tough two day test came at the Thunder as they played two top teams in Tier 2 - St. Ignatius (5-1) and St. Emile (3-2). The Thunder would come out playing good defense and keeping the game close against the Wolverines but ultimately couldn't get close in a 39-48 loss.
Taking on St. Emile, the game was close throughout with both teams exchanging one or two point leads. With the game tied with seven seconds to play, Robel would drain a three pointer to give the Thunder the lead for good 47-44 over St. Emile.
At the St. Paul's Out Reach Tournament, the Thunder would re-face Holy Cross in their first matchup, ultimately losing 26-46 to be relegated to the Consolation side. In a close matchup against Tier 1 IHMS, the Thunder came back from 15 down in a close 46-53 loss to knock them out of the tournament. SJB would take out Holy Ghost to win the tournament.
To end the season, the Thunder would once again go up against St. Gerard, this time at OLV. The game was tight throughout and was 22-22 at the half and 32-32 after three quarters. St. Gerard would pull ahead in the fourth for the 48-43 win with Robel (14 points) and JaeMin (12 points) leading the way for the Thunder.
In the playoffs, the Thunder would visit Linden Christian to play for a spot in the Quarter-Finals. After a slow start, down 0-13 after the first quarter, the Thunder roared back into the game making it 17-29 at the half. After dropping a few threes, the Thunder were within six points going into the final quarter. However, the boys were not able to make big stops on defense and would keep it close but never pull ahead in a 46-56 loss, ending their season.
Great work to our boys this season! Good luck to our graduating Grade 8's - Ralph, Robel, JaeMin, and Abel.
After capturing the school's first Consolation Championship since 1998, the competitive girls team looks to continue their success with a brand new roster.
The girls got off to a strong start despite a 14-39 loss to Holy Cross. Soliana S. led the way with six points and three steals.
After a tough loss at St. Maurice, the girls would play their home opener in a 12-40 loss to Christ the King, in which the girls kept the game close til half.
The Thunder would visit and fall to the perennial champions at Holy Ghost in a very lopsided game.
Back at home, Balmoral Hall visited and in a closer game, the Thunder girls fell 8-33, with good defense throughout the game.
Against one of the most powerful teams in the league in Linden Christian, the girls would score double digits in a 12-66 loss.
The next day, the girls would shut out SJB 22-0 for their first win of the season in the exhibition game.
After a blizzard forced the girls game against Westgate to be forfeited, the Thunder visited IHMS and played a tough game in a 8-56 loss. The next day though they rebounded for a 22-8 win over SJB with Sealom and Soliana S. both scoring eight points each.
In the playoffs, the Lady Thunder would visit Balmoral Hall to play for a chance to play in the Quarter-Finals against Holy Ghost. The girls would save their best effort for this game, playing tight defense and getting some timely scoring. However, the girls were not able to pull ahead in a 13-30 loss to end their season.
Great work to all our girls on a good season! Good luck to our graduating Grade 8 student Soliana W. and to Sealom who played her final game at OLV at Balmoral Hall.
With Samson the only returning player from last year's developmental team, our boys team this year consists of mostly Grade 6 and 7 students. Our boys are looking to learn to run offenses and play solid defense on the backcourt.
The boys began the season with a tough loss to Westgate but rebounded in their home opener against St. Gerard with a 34-15 win, including a game-high 12 points from Shayne.
Their next game against IHMS was a tight game throughout, with the boys down 16-18 at the half. Despite keeping it close in the third quarter, IHMS pulled ahead in the fourth quarter to a 34-24 win. Tony led the team with 10 points, including six straight to end the third quarter.
The Thunder Boys would bounce back in their next away game at St. Emile. A tight content throughout, the boys held on to a tenuous one point all game, winning 21-20.
In their final home game of the season, the boys took on the St. Charles Chargers in a game that was decidely one-sided, as the Thunder boys cruised to a 58-14 win. Shayne led the team with 18 points, while Biniam and Fidel scored 10 points each, and Samson and Tony scored eight.
To finish the season, the Thunder visited Westgate again and had a back-and-forth game before Westgate pulled ahead in the final minutes, winning 37-34.
Great work to our team all season on a 3-3 record! The boys worked hard, played well together, and created chemistry! Best of luck next year boys! Best of luck to our two Grade 8 boys - Samson and Siem - on their final basketball games at OLV.
The competitive boys volleyball team achieved alot of firsts for OLV this season. The Thunder went 2-6 with wins over St. Alphonsus and St. Ignatius. At the St. Paul's Tournament, they managed to squeak out wins against SJB and Holy Ghost while also just missing out of the playoffs by one point.
In the playoffs, the Thunder lost to CTK in three very close sets. Despite an early playoff exit, the Thunder won their first game in school history in over 15 years or so. Go Thunder!
Our Cross-Country team will be taking part in many different races outdoors and indoors throughout the school year. Our team will be competing for individual and team accolades in all their races. Go Thunder!
St. Maurice Cross Country Run
Congratulations to OLV runners:
Natan - 2nd Grade 7 boys
Fidel - 3rd Grade 7 boys
Meiron - 4th Grade 7 boys
Robel - 5th Grade 8 boys
Elias - 5th Grade 6 boys
Nathan - 4th Grade 4 boys
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