"Let The Thunder Reign"
Our Lady of Victory School provides Grade 4-8 students with the opportunity to play development and competitive level sports in volleyball, basketball, soccer, badminton, and track & field.
OLV's coaching staff help students to reach the highest level of development and performance they can before leaving for high school. OLV coaches use the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model to help our student-athletes to not only learn the skills they need to develop and compete, but also to play fair, be respectful, learn to play on and as a team, and - most importantly - have fun!
OLV Athletics believes very strongly in enabling all student athletes in giving all opportunities to improve and play. We offer transpiration to all our students to and from athletic events. Without such, many of our student athletes would not be able to participate in any type of sports.
Manitoba Catholic Schools Athletic Association (MCSAA)
OLV is a member of the Manitoba Catholic Schools Athletic Association (MCSAA) and the OLV Thunder play all their league games within the city of Winnipeg. The Thunder are able to play their home games and host tournaments at the OLV Gym located at 249 Arnold Avenue.
OLV Thunder Sports Teams have won many awards in the MCSAA over the last 30 years, including:
1988 MCSAA Boys Basketball Champions
1989 & 1992 MCSAA Girls Basketball Champions
1990, 1998, & 2017 MCSAA Girls Basketball Consolation
2016 MCSAA Boys Basketball Consolation
1981, 1986, & 2016 S.P.O.R.T. Basketball Consolation
1991 & 1996 MCSAA Girls Volleyball Champions
1989 S.P.O.R.T. Volleyball Champions
The MCSAA includes many schools from the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and independent, Christian schools. You can visit the MCSAA website by clicking the link below.
2016-2017 OLV Thunder Athletics
The 2017 MCSAA Badminton Tournaments for Grade 7 and 8 students will take place from Tuesday, April 25-Thursday, April 27.
Below are the schools hosting tournaments in which OLV student-athletes will be competing:
Tuesday , April 25 - Singles
Grade 8 Boys - IHMS
Grade 7 Boys - St. Alphonsus
Wednesday, April 26 - Doubles
Grade 8 Girls - OLV
Grade 7 Boys - St. Maurice
Grade 7 Girls - St. Alphonsus
Grade 6 Badminton
OLV will be hosting an MCSAA Grade 6 Badminton Tournament on Tuesday, May 2 (singles) and Wednesday, May 3 (doubles).
2017 Grade 6,7,8 Competitive Girls
MVP - Stephanie Tamondong
Leadership Award - Stephanie Tamondong
Sportsmanship Award - Kathy Eising
Christlike Attitude - Lily Antonation
Most Improved Player - Jusfina Natali
Defensive Player of the Year Award - Jusfina Natali
Rookie of the Year - Fascia Beruk
The Thunder girls were the first competitive girls team of any kind at OLV in nearly 16 years and were in for a tough game in their first of the season at Linden Christian, which they fell 47-4.
Two days later, the girls came to IHMS and played a close game all game long before Stephanie Tamondong was fouled out in the third quarter. The girls would make it close at the end in a 27-14 loss.
A week later, the Thunder showed a strong defense, with great rebounding and 14 points from Fascia Beruk and a 22 point game from Stephanie as they won their first game of the season 38-18 over the Westgate Wings in their home opener.
The Thunder would welcome the Balmoral Hall Blazers on February 15 and edge their way back into the game to tie it after four quarters. In overtime, Balmoral Hall would go ahead while the Thunder made it close in the end in a 25-26 loss.
The remainder of the season, the Thunder were in every game they played, including a tough 23-25 loss to Holy Cross in the final minute of play.
After two losses to St. Maurice 16-20 and 25-38, the girls faced Holy Ghost in their first playoff game. Against the undefeated Blazing Spirits, the Thunder were no match, falling 13-51.
In the Consolation Semi-Final, the girls would end up hosting Balmoral Hall and went out to a big lead early en route to a 35-20 win, thanks to 15 points from Fasica Beruk.
The girls would take on Westgate in the Consolation Final on Saturday morning, trying to win the Consolation Final for the first time since 1998. In a very tight game, the Thunder managed to stay ahead all game by at least 2-4 points en route to a 22-17 win and OLV's second Consolation Championship in two years!
Grade 6,7,8 Competitive Boys
MVP - Abraha Dair
Leadership Award - Abraha Dair
Sportsmanship Award - Ralph Sanga
Christlike Attitude - Brook Taye
Defensive Player of the Year Award - Samuel Halefom
Most Improved Player - Bahlibi Bahlibi
Rookie of the Year - Meiron Weldekidan
Coming into the 2017 season, the Thunder had a brand new roster and a title to defend coming in as the defending MCSAA Consolation Champions.
In their home opener, the Thunder overwhelmed the IHMS Spirit with a 58-32 win. Leading the way was captain Abraha Dair with a game high 25 points.
Two days later, the Thunder had a rematch with the St. Alphonsus Hurricane, whom they had defeated in the Consolation Final last March. Despite a two point deficit at half-time, the Thunder opened a 13 point lead going into the final quarter. They would manage to hang on in a 48-47 win.
The Westgate Wings would pose a good challenge to the Thunder on February 6 as they would open a six point lead in the first quarter and never let it go in a 53-37 win over the Thunder.
Linden Christian would come to OLV on February 13 in first place and show the Thunder why in a 65-35 win, dominating the Thunder on offense.
The boys would play a close game but end up losing by four points to Holy Ghost 40-44.
Coming into the weekend of February 24-25, the Thunder were the reigning Consolation Champions at the St. Paul's Out Reach Tournament (S.P.O.R.T.) After a 35-26 win over IHMS in their first game, the Thunder faced a tough St. Emile team but managed to keep their explosive offense in check in a 24-41 loss.
On the Consolation Side, the Thunder rolled over the only developmental team in the tournament from St. Gerard 53-11. They then held on to beat St. Ignatius 47-41 in the Semi-Final.
In the Consolation Final for the second year in a row, they would face Holy Ghost again, losing a 28-41 decision.
Back to the regular season, the Thunder would post their final win of the season against Holy Cross 46-43 at home.
Two days later, the Thunder would lose a tough game with questionable refereeing in which the Thunder played with four players for half the fourth quarter, but ended up losing by a close 59-67 score to St. Charles.
In their final season game, the SJB Bobcats proved why they were first place in a 31-66 win.
In the playoffs, the Thunder had to win to get into the playoffs against Westgate. A close game throughout, Abraha had 26 points while Samuel had 16 points for 42 of the Thunder's 47 points but it wasn't enough as the team fell 56-47 to end the season.
Grade 6,7,8 Boys Developmental
MVP - Robel Mehari
Leadership Award - Tonqun Lado
Sportsmanship Award - Estifanos Gebremariam
Christlike Attitude - Abrham Habtenkiel
Most Improved Player - Abrham Habtenkiel
Defensive Player of the Year Award - Abel Mogos
Rookie of the Year - Abrham Habtenkiel
2017 Grade 5,6 Boys
OLV's Grade 5,6 Boys basketball team took part in the annual St. Maurice School Tournament on Friday, January 27.
In their first match, the Thunder lost a close 34-24 game to St. Maurice with some great defense and offense at both ends.
In their second game, the Thunder were overwhelmed by Holy Ghost's offense in a 50-16 loss.
In their final game, the Thunder kept the game close with St. Edward's but couldn't keep up in the second half in a 50-26 loss.
Well done boys!
2016 Grade 6,7,8 Boys Volleyball
This year's Competitive Boys Volleyball team is the first competitive volleyball team at OLV in over 10 years as they had to challenge a 15 team MCSAA league in 2016.
The season started off with a tough loss to Westgate #2. After winning the first set 26-24, the Thunder lost the second set 24-26 after a poor rotation. They would go on to lose the third set 25-18.
Two more tough losses followed, but were good lessons to the team - two set loss to Holy Ghost and St. Emile.
OLV would have a good showing at the St. Paul's S.P.O.R.T. Tournament on Saturday, November 5 pushing Holy Ghost to a third set, while bowing out against a tough Christ the King team.
Returning to season action, the Thunder lost another tough match, losing by six points in the third set to St. Maurice proving to be their closest game at the midway point of the season.
As the season began to wind down, the Thunder took on the first place Christ the King Royals and upset them in the first set 25-18. However, CTK rallied to win the final two sets 15-25, 14-25 to remain undefeated. It was only CTK's third set loss of the year.
The Thunder would continue to press, but come up short in losses to Westgate #1 and St. Gerard in a tough third set.
In the playoffs, the Thunder matched up with the tough Huskies from St. Emile and hung on only to lose in two sets to put an end to a tough season.
All the best to our grade 8 players Tamere, Samuel, Beiment, Abraha, and Brook!
The Developmental Boys Volleyball team had a good season of growth, learning, and improvement.
The boys played an eight game schedule, which included hosting Westgate, St. Alphonsus, and Beautiful Saviour.
The team also got to travel to play St. Maurice, Linden Christian, and Christ the King.
At the end of the season, they took part in a six team tournament at Linden Christian where they played Linden Christian, Westgate, Christ the King, and St. Maurice.
Great season! Keep working!
2016 Grade 5,6,7,8
This season, OLV sent 13 runners to the annual St. Maurice Cross Country Meet at Crescent Drive Park. It was the largest contingent to run this meet.
It was the most successful run in school history as six OLV runners won medals from Grades 5-7.
OLV Medal Winners
Robel Mehari - 2nd Grade 7 Boys
Awate Yosief - 4th Grade 7 Boys
Meiron Weldekidan - 2nd Grade 6 Boys
Sirna Tafese - 1st Grade 5 Boys
Elias Kahsay - 2nd Grade 5 Boys
Henok Mehari - 3rd Grade 5 Boys
Great job to everyone on the Cross Country Team!
For past years of OLV Thunder Athletics, please click the Past OLV Thunder Athletics link.
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