Connected to your community
ADHS teams kick off soccer season with two straight wins Scott Campbell
The warmer weather brings with it the start of soccer. And it’s been quite the start for both Arnprior District High School teams who have proven early that they will challenge for Renfrew County titles and more this season. The senior girls played their first game of the season on home field against the Madawaska Valley District High School on April 28. ADHS proved the victors by a final score of 2-0, as Lauren Hass, and Kelsey scored the goals in the Upper Ottawa Valley School Athletic Association game. It was followed up by a 6-1 win for the ADHS boys team against MVDHS. Bryce Walker and John Young starred offensively as both players scored two goals each. The hot streak continued with another set of games on April 30 against Opeongo. The boys won 9-0. Ryan Massoud who played in his first game of the season, scored four goals. The girls won 5-1 in their match. ALUMNI GAME May 16
Nathan Woods, coach of both the girls and boys soccer teams, is optimistic both squads will go far this
season. Back in 2012, the ADHS boys team had a “phenomenal season, it went very well,” said Woods. “It was the first time a (Arnprior soccer) team made it to OFSAA.” At the Ontario Federation Schools Athletic Association championships, ADHS came away with the top sportsmanship award and has a banner to remember the accomplishment. Many of that team’s players will return to the ADHS soccer field Saturday, May 16 for the second annual alumni game. The ‘Wolf lads’, the nickname he has given the players, will be challenged by Woods’ current team. The public is urged to take in the alumni match at 4 p.m. at Arnprior District High School. “There will be a trophy done up and we will be collecting money for the soccer teams,” explained Woods. Local footballer, Kris Twardek, who has signed his first professional contract with the Millwall Lions team out of England, will be making a return trip to coach at the alumni game. “He won’t be able to play because he is a pro,” said Woods. “But his desire to come says something.” The alumni team will be defending their win in last year game, which ended 3-1. “It will be a good community
event,” promised Woods. Woods recently wrapped up his season with the Ottawa Valley Soccer Academy at the Kenwood Athletic Club. With the help from his son Jake and Dave Tate, the three have guided about 80 players in the program from October through April. The popularity has grown so much that Woods intends to offer classes five days a week when fall arrives. The level of soccer has improved as well. There are girls in Grade 7-8 who actually got a win against the high school girls in a match. It’s getting to the point that numerous kids have grown up through the academy and have reached the high school stage, said Woods. Students have also been sent to Ottawa to be able to play the same kind of soccer that matches their talent. In the last three years, a player from Arnprior has landed in the top three for best soccer players in the Ottawa area. “It’s about creating a dynasty,” said Woods. “The goal is to win at OFSAA, which has never been done ADHS soccer player Margaret Mackenzie kicks the ball with Kathryn in Arnprior.” Stanton in background in action against Madawaska Valley.
An amazing offer from Shaw Direct. An amazing offer from Shaw Direct. Switch to Shaw Direct satellite TV today and save. Switch to Shaw Direct satellite TV today and save. Essential HD Receiver $99 purchase price
Essential HD Receiver -$100 promotional credit $99 purchase price -$100 promotional credit
With FREE installation*
With FREE installation*
See in-store for more details. See in-store for more details.
Arnprior’s Lauren Hass, Sarah Symington and Sarah Couture (#8) in action in the a2-0 ADHS win over Madawaska Valley.
SCHEEL COMMUNICATIONS RETAILER NAME / RETAILER ADDRESS LOCATION / PHONE NUMBER ADCOR TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS R0013264935_0507 24 Mcgonigal St. W., Arnprior | 613-623-0641 3765 Loggers Way, Kinburn | 613-986-1754 RETAILER NAME / RETAILER ADDRESS LOCATION / PHONE NUMBER COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE *Offer available for a limited NORON time and is subject to change without notice. Available to qualified customers who haven’t subscribed to Shaw Direct for the pastJVO 180 days. Net $0.00 HD receiver is based on a $99 purchase price less at $100 promotional A valid St., creditRenfrew card, upfront payment deposit, or approved credit score (where available) is required in order to qualify for theSt. $100E., promotional credit. Basic installation is provided at no cost 250credit. Raglan | 613-432-8614 1231 Pembroke Pembroke | 613-732-1197 for first receiver. Installation fees apply to additional hardware and range from $49.99 to $99.99. Maximum of 6 receivers per account. A multi-receiver fee (MRF) of $6.02 may apply for customers with two or more receivers. *Offer available for a limited time and is subject to change without notice. Available to qualified customers who haven’t subscribed to Shaw Direct for the past 180 days. Net $0.00 HD receiver is based on a $99 purchase price less at $100 promotional credit. A valid credit card, upfront payment deposit, or approved credit score (where available) is required in order to qualify for the $100 promotional credit. Basic installation is provided at no cost for first receiver. Installation fees apply to additional hardware and range from $49.99 to $99.99. Maximum of 6 receivers per account. A multi-receiver fee (MRF) of $6.02 may apply for customers with two or more receivers.
Arnprior Chronicle-Guide - Thursday, May 7, 2015 29
Published on May 7, 2015