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Lourdes hosts district softball tourney

Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board’s East District Softball Tournament sees excellent turnout and plenty of fun

Our Lady of Lourdes French Immersion hosted the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board’s East District Softball Tournament Tuesday at Burley Fields adjacent to the school.

Five schools competed fielding boys’ and girls’ teams. Taking part were teams from Lourdes, Our Lady of Fatima School in Elliot Lake; St. Mary’s Catholic School, Blind River; St. Mary Catholic School, Massey; and Sacred Heart from Espanola.

Six players from the Elliot Lake Red Wings hockey squad -Kaden Laverdiere, Devin Shoreman, Ethan Mercer, Darcy Scott, Calum McGill and Zach Vickerman - assisted with umpiring duties. When the players had to go to practice, two parents and two former students stepped in to umpire the remaining games.

“We really appreciate the efforts of the Red Wings players and thank them for their time. The students really enjoyed seeing some local celebrities a part of the tournament,” said Lourdes vice principal Nadia Zanatta.

A canteen was also provided for all students, staff, players, and spectators - with proceeds supporting the Grade 7/8 Class.

On the boys’ side, first place went to Sacred Heart, second place, Our Lady of Lourdes French Immersion and third place St. Mary’s Blind River.

The girls’ team from Fatima placed first with Lourdes taking second place and St. Mary, Massey placing third.

Both first-place finishers move onto the City Championship in Sault Ste. Marie next week.

“The competition was tight - especially in the finals - and everyone enjoyed themselves on the beautiful sunny day,” Zanatta said. “Best of luck to Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Fatima for representing the East District next week.”


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