Sports Roundup – Schiller heading to OFSAA

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SportsRoundby Fred Groves

Woodslee’s Annie Schiller, a Grade 12 student at L’Essor, is off to the OFSAA wrestling championships.

Schiller qualified for the provincial finals, to be held today (Thursday) and Friday in Brampton, after winning gold at the WECSSAA and SWOSSAA meets. She was named the Best Female Athlete.

• Braydin Metcalfe scored with 13 seconds left in the game Sunday afternoon to lift the Essex Ravens to a 2-1 win over visiting Oakville Rangers. The win gave Essex a three-points-to-one lead in the six-point OMHA peewee major ‘A’ semi-finals. Jake Tetzlaff also scored for the winners, which battled Oakville to a 4-4 draw in the opener on Saturday. The series now shifts back to Oakville for games on Friday and Saturday.

• The hockey season came to an end for the Essex District High School boys’ hockey team as it dropped two straight to the Belle River Nobles in the WECSSAA semi-finals.

Last Wednesday afternoon in Essex, Liam Hall and Calvin Ross scored for the Red Raiders in a 3-2 loss and then the next day in Belle River, Josh Amyotte had the lone tally in a 3-1 defeat.

• EDHS grad Cameron Branch had five kills and eight points as the Nipissing Lakers were beaten by Western in OUA men’s volleyball action on Friday. The next day, Branch had six kills and eight points against Windsor.

• Still with volleyball, Emily McCloskey had three kills and four points for the University of Windsor women’s team in a loss against York. Against Nipissing, she had three kills and three points.

• Alex Friesen of Essex had an assist for the Carleton Place Canadiens as they topped Pembroke 7-3 Friday night in Junior ‘A’ hockey league play.

• The Tony Piroski-coached Leamington Flyers wrapped up its regular season with an 8-3 win over Lambton Shores on the weekend, and tonight (Thursday) open the first round of Junior ‘B’ playoffs against Sarnia.

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