Fleming College to host Men’s and Women’s Basketball All-star Games

Top Ontario collegiate student-athletes showcase talent in fan-focused event at Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre.

PETERBOROUGH, ON – The top Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) basketball student-athletes will be heading to Fleming College for the 2017 All-Star games. Presented by belairdirect, the campus Athletics and Recreation department will showcase the best in intercollegiate basketball action with the men’s and women’s games taking place on Saturday, March 25.

“We’re really excited to be hosting the top collegiate student-athletes in the province,” said Fleming College Athletic Coordinator Fred Batley. “With over 100 participants competing, we hope to draw a lot of fans from Peterborough and area to come out and cheer on the competitors. With many Provincial and National all-stars in attendance, the athletes competing are second to none.”

Fleming College is no stranger to hosting major events. Having hosted a number of provincial and national championships, this will be the third time that Fleming has hosted OCAA basketball all-star games.

The day will begin with the skills competitions at 9:30 am, followed by the women’s basketball game that will tip-off at 1:30 pm, and followed by the men’s game at 4:10 pm

The two games will take centre stage on Saturday but there will also be a number of other competitions that fans will enjoy: a skills competition, fan promotions including a “Shoot for Cash” competition with an opportunity to win $1,000, and a mascot competition in which participating schools will also be sending their top mascots to perform. The day will include a special appearance by Toronto Raptors game announcer Herbie Kuhn. “The event committee really wanted to make this all-star day as fun as possible. Hosting the games provides a great opportunity to showcase our hospitality, athletic facility, and the Peterborough community to the rest of the province,” said Batley.

This licensed event at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre is open to the public with free admission. Further information can be found at www.flemingknights.ca.

Fleming Athletes place at the annual Peterborough YMCA 5K race.

Fleming took on local, as well as international talent at the annual YMCA Half Marathon/5 K race Sunday February 26, 2017.

In the men’s 5 k, leading the race and winning the event was Fleming’s Andy Hein who threw in a devastating kick half way through the race, which gave him a lead no one could make up finishing 1st place in 16:02. Following closely behind was Fleming’s own Riley Olesky coming in 3rd place. What was more impressive was that Fleming had 5 athletes in the top 8 overall; Justyn White 5th, Joseph Tuskin, 6th, Luis Curry 8th, and Kyle Moore 11th.

Fleming women’s team place 3rd overall as Krystal LeBreton entered the race to help fill the remaining spot left on the team. Krystal led the women’s team placing 3rd, followed closely by Madison Sloan who placed 6th, Amy Corcoran 8th and Alexandra Kazcmarek 10th.

Good Luck to the team as they prepare for the final track race of the season hosted by George Brown College on Saturday March 11th at Variety Village.

 

Matt Shapiera 1st place in Carleton University Weight Lifting Meet

 
Congratulations Matt Shapiera 1st place finish at Carleton University Power Lifting Meet
Squat 407.5 lbs
Bench 289 lbs
Deadlift 507.5 lbs
1st in 83 kg weight catigory totalling 1185 lbs
3rd place overall male lifter out of 30 lifters
Currently training for the national record (CPU) of 638 lbs on deadlift in junior age group (18-23) and 83 kg weight class
 

2017 OCAA Curling Championships Update

Fleming Knights are off to a great start in OCAA Championship Curling action.  The men’s curling team are 4 – 0 with a 8 – 2 win over Seneca in early morning play. The women’s team improve their record 2 – 1 with a 7 – 4 win this morning over Fanshawe in Sault Ste Marie. 

Go Knights Go!

Jessica Carthy Named CILA MVP

Congratulations to Fleming Loggersports athlete, Jessica Carthy.

Jessica won first place in the water boil event at the Dalhousie competition this past weekend. She was also named Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjacking Association (CILA) MVP. 

Jessica Carthy- Water boil

Back to Back Gold for Fleming Knights Women’s Rugby

Fleming Knights win back-to-back gold in OCAA Women’s Rugby action in front of a crowd of 625 fans at the Fleming Sports Complex on Sunday November 6 2016, defeating the S.t Lawrence Vikings 41 to 10 after 80 minutes of play. Jacinta Addai-Sarfo scored 4 tries having a match total of 20 points. Joanna Bronson kicked 3 conversions giving her a match total of 6 points  and scoring single 5 pt tries for Fleming were Jillian Hartung, Annie Nelson, and Alize Spalding-Lawrence. Jacinta was named player of the match for Fleming.

 

OCAA Award winners

  • Rachael Shantz and Amber Teasdale were named OCAA Women’s Rugby League All-stars
  • Named OCAA League Scoring Champion Fleming Knight Alize Spalding-Lawrence
  • Shannon Burton Fleming Knights was named OCAA Coach of the Year.
  • Fleming Knights were presented Regular Season Champions

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Fleming Knights going for Gold in Men’s OCAA Rugby Action

Fleming Knights Men’s Rugby are going for gold after a commanding win 43 to 0 over Conestoga Condors in OCAA semifinal action on Sunday Nov. 6 at Fleming College.

Scoring for Fleming Matt Straathof scored 2 try’s with the following athletes scoring single try’s Matthew Blais, Corey Finch, Nolan Jackson, Alex Sicker and Ethan Wyatt.

Ethan Wyatt added 4 conversions to his try giving him the game total high of 13 pts followed by Matt Straathof with a total of 10 pts in the match.

Fleming Knights  will host Georgian Grizzlies in the gold medal match on Saturday Nov 12th 1:00pm kick off at the Fleming Sports Complex.

GO KNIGHTS GO

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Loggersports Competition @ Frost Campus November 5th

Fleming College to Host Men’s & Women’s Rugby Championship Games

Men’s semi-final and women’s championship games to take place November 5, followed by men’s bronze or gold game on November 12.

Peterborough, ON, November 1, 2016– This November 6th, Fleming College (Sutherland Campus) will host the men’s rugby semi-final game ahead of the OCAA gold or bronze game November 12, while the women’s team also look to win gold at the championship game on November 6.

After failing to qualify in 2015, the men’s team have won the 2016 OCAA East division with a 5 – 1 tiebreaker over St. Lawrence Kingston, earning them a bye to the semi-finals and home field advantage. The team has two players in the top 10 for individual scoring including second place Ethan Wyatt with 43 points, and seventh place Alex Sicker with 31 points, who also achieved OCAA Athlete of the Week.

The Knights women’s rugby team are the defending OCAA Gold medalists and two time bronze medalists. As the defending East Division champions, they have won their division again this year placing them in the Finals with home field advantage. The team have 10 players in the top 15 for individual scoring including league leader Alize Spalding Lawrence with 40 points. OCAA Athletes of the Week have been awarded to Fleming Knights Jacinta Addai-Sarfo, Meagan Dick, and Alize Spalding-Lawrence

“As the defending gold medalists, the Fleming Knights women’s rugby team are looking to repeat,” said Fred Batley, Athletic Coordinator for Fleming Athletics. “We’re very excited to host the gold medal game this weekend. The home field advantage will hopefully give the team the fire and drive to go for the gold,” he added.

Both the OCAA Fleming Knights men’s rugby semi-final game will take place this Saturday November 6 at 12 pm, with the Knights women’s Championship Gold game following at 2 pm. The men’s Championship gold or bronze game will take place on November 12 beginning at 1 pm. Both free events are open to the public with all games taking place at the Fleming Sports Complex in Peterborough.

OCAA Provincial Cross Country Success

For some, the season ended but not without a fight. Last year Fleming sent four individual athletes to represent the college at CCAA. This year we have doubled our numbers. 

On the women’s side our team was ranked 12th going in out of 22 teams.  Despite injuries, and a fast paced start with over 120 female athletes our women’s side was led by team Captain Madison Sloan who had qualified for her 2nd CCAA Championships in as many years as an individual.  Our women’s side displayed many great performances and seasonal bests as our team elevated their performance placing 8th overall.  Just missing out on a top 5 placing to qualify for the CCAA Championships.  Alexandra Kaczmarek had a stellar start and ran nearly 50 secs faster than any other race this season and just missed qualifying while running just behind Amy Corcoran.  Sarah Hein also had a seasonal best but missed qualifying with the team.

The men’s side was a bit of a different story as we had a lot of good surprises. Out of a field of over 140 runners for the first time in over 10 years two men ran and both qualified for the First Team Al-lstar. Our team led by Captain Riley Olesky placed 4th out sprinting a top ranked all Canadian athlete to the line in a display of guts and will power using every ounce of energy he had just missing out on a medal along the way.  Riley was followed closely by Andy Hein placing 6th.  What was even more impressive than his placing was how it was accomplished his college career best as he beat an adversary from Fanshawe College whom he had never come within 25 seconds of.  By the line he had outwitted his opponent by 18 seconds.  This was followed by Jake Buchan placing 22nd and along came Luis Curry to the rescue.  This was a difficult course and Luis had undergone a nagging injury for months surviving on water running as his sole training regime and was just in the game for a great experience.  No one expected him to pull the team to the line as he was our final counter runner.  The top 4 runners count for team points and we had 6 so to see Luis pulling us across the line was a inspiration.  Thanks to the teams effort our team was ranked 5th prior and placed 4th just narrowly missing a medal. 

We have high hopes moving on to CCAA as our team was sitting in second place while awaiting our fourth runner. While some had tough races, others having to run barefoot after losing their shoe we know moving ahead we can only move up from here.

-Darl Sutherland, Coach

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