Morning Announcements – Oct. 27, 2009

Oct. 27 – 30 EAGLES NEST is having a Halloween Contest.  Come down to the Eagles Nest at lunch this week.  Guess the weight of the pumpkin.  Win a prize.  No purchase necessary.
Oct. 26, 27 Last chance to audition for the Music Man, the musical that is going to rock River City… oops, I mean Dryden High.  Come out today @ lunch.
Oct. 26 – 29 Students with Safe Grad tickets are reminded to return their tickets and money in at the main office before Friday, October 30th.
Oct. 26 Volunteers are needed at Princess Court to be friendly greeters.  If you are interested, please come to the main office for more information.
Oct. 26, 27 Please come out to the School’s Antiviolence Meeting today at 3:30 in the library and help us plan a Karaoke night and our Antiviolence Vigil.  Hope to see you there.
Oct. 9 – Nov. Grace Haven is looking for student volunteers to help with the Festival of Trees event this year at the Centre on November 16 & 17 for set up and Nov. 18 – 21 for event days.  If you are available for this event, please come to the main office to sign up.

Weekend Basketball Update

Both Girls Basketball teams were out of town on the weekend.

After league play on Thursday, the Junior Girls headed to Fort Frances for tournament play. According to Coach Benson, “The girls were pretty tired as we had played a game earlier in the day but tried as best they could to give St. Pat’s of Thunder Bay a very good game.” The final tally in the first game was 27-22 for St. Pats. In their next game the team met Hammarskjold, a dominant Thunder Bay team, and fell 37-17. The team closed out the tournament with a 54-4 win over Superior of Thunder Bay.

The Senior Girls attended a players clinic in Winnipeg on Friday. They played one game against the Jr Bison select team, dropping 42-31. These events were part of a “Basketball Jamboree Weekend for the Cure”. The team helped to raise almost $10,000 for breast cancer through participating in the clinic.

All court sports teams head to Fort Frances for league play today.

Good Luck Eagles!

Eagles Football finish regular season on a high note

Eagles LB David Benham plows his way through the Raiders defence during Fridays 25-8 romp over the Oak Park Raiders.

Eagles LB David Benham plows his way through the Raiders defence during Friday's 25-8 romp over the Oak Park Raiders.

Game Pics:  Slideshow, Gallery

The Eagles Football team finished the regular season at home Friday with a 25-8 win over the Oak Park 2 Raiders.

After an emotional presentation to the Paquin family in memory of former Eagles footballer Pierre Paquin, and a presentation by retiring players to their parents, the Eagles got to work on the field against the Raiders.

Derrick Tattrie, Mitchell Boudreau and Michael Lampshire all brought home touchdowns for the Eagles.

Adam Swientek made one conversion while Nick Nault added the two point conversion.

The Defensive teams forced two safeties.

“We were able to build an early lead, which allowed us to put in some younger players. The young guys rose to the challenge, with Russ Balla getting two sacks in the game” said coach Zilkalkns. “Our special teams also performed well in recovering fumbles and blocking kicks.”

Moving into the playoffs, Zilkalns says that “there’s always room for improvement, especially on offense. There are no easy ones from here on in.”

The Eagles travel to Winnipeg next Friday to begin their playoff run against Murdoch McKay. Game time is 3:00.

Good luck Eagles!

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