By Ned Bekavac
Guelph’s Melissa Monkhouse made her first ever Ontario University Athletics volleyball start a memorable one.
Monkhouse, a second-year player for the York Lions, was named the school’s female athlete of the week for her performances on the opening weekend of the women’s volleyball season.
York opened against Lakehead in what would be Monkhouse’s first career OUA start. In the match, a 3-1 win, she
had a 17 points, the highest total from either team.
The following night, she had 7.5 points on six kills, one service ace and an assisted block, as well as a team-high 12 digs, in a straight-sets win over McMaster.
Monkhouse is currently in eighth in the OUA in points with 43.
She went to Ecole St. Rene Goupil in town before attending Georges-P.-Vanier in Hamilton for French high school.
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Guelph Gryphons assistant football coach Bill Brown has been named head coach of the Team Ontario Select U16 football team.
Brown has been special teams coordinator for Team Ontario West and has been both head coach and defensive coordinator with the Guelph Bears football program.
He is the Gryphons’ special forces coordinator and director of recruiting and football development.
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The Guelph Storm’s home game Friday against Oshawa has been moved from a 7:30 p.m. start to 7 p.m.
The game will be televised live on Sportsnet (channel 22).
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Our condolences and thoughts go out to Paul Osborne and his family.
Osborne, the Tribune’s Guelph Storm columnist, recently lost his wife, Susan, to cancer. Like her husband and family, she was, by all accounts, a real sport in the true sense of the word.
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Our Lady of Lourdes high school has gone undefeated on their way to three straight District 10 senior boys soccer titles.
It’s quite a feat, especially when you consider it’s one of the smallest schools in the league.
Of the eight teams that compete in the league, only Bishop Macdonell high school has fewer students. Most schools have at least several hundred more.
Lourdes coach John Donnelly is asked how the team keep winning titles, even when losing lots of talent to graduation.
“Dedication,” Donnelly says.
Donnelly says the guys just take care of business and don’t need much prodding from the coach.
“They are an easy group of guys to coach,” he said.
Says goalie Matt Zamojski: “We have great spirit, and don’t give up.”