It was a tough battle for Rebels Rampage right from the 9 a.m. starting whistle. Rampage was competing in the highly competitive 17UG Select Division of the OVA Provincial Cup at Durham College-UOIT in Oshawa. In their first match of the day, Rampage found themselves in a back-and-forth showdown with E381 that eventually resulted in a 35-37 , 20-25 win for Etobicoke. Their next game against Pakmen would be no different resulting in a 3 set game that ended in a 16-18 loss for Rampage. While Rampage put on a great fight in the morning, they were unable to secure a win but when it came to that must-win game in the afternoon against Aurora Storm, Rampage was able to pull it off giving them hope to be able to remain in the Select Division for their next tournament. Following their success against Storm, Rampage would get a second crack at E381 and while it would be another back-and-forth game going 3 sets, Rampage prevailed for this one in another nail biting 15-13 final. Congratulations to the team and coaches on playing some amazing volleyball and good luck this weekend at the 18U Provincial Cup in Oshawa.
A special thank you to Rampage families for hosting this tournament and the Durham College Lords men’s and women’s volleyball teams who provided scorekeeping and lining duties; it was a true community effort!
Rampage would like to give a special shout out to its team sponsors who came on board in October. Don’t forget to consider these generous companies when you’re in the market for their product or service.
Crusty Pizza (Port Perry)
Port Perry Dental Centre
Bollocks Pub & Kitchen
Coach Scott knows his 14U Destroyers can be strong contenders this season, and their first OVA tournament has confirmed this. The Destroyers competed in the 15U Provincial Cup on November 3 in Stouffvillle. The team played a strong game of offence and defence all day where they went undefeated in morning pool taking on the 1st and 7th ranked teams. Cross-overs and the semi-final match were no different and found the undefeated Destroyers continuing on their path of destruction. It wasn’t until the gold medal game where the Destroyers faced another 14U team, Leaside Red, would the girls meet their match. Showing sings of wear after a long day, the girls succumed to Leaside in two sets but still came away victorious knowing they had proven themselves very strong amongst this skilled group of competitors. Congratulations, Destroyers and good luck at your 14U Provincial Cup on November 17.
A big shout out to this year’s team sponsors:
Charley Ronicks Pub & Restaurant (tell them Durham Rebels sent you and a portion of the sale goes to 14U Destroyers)
Jon Vos Landscaping
Marion Penny, The Shawn Lepp Group
Durham Rebels Inferno competed in the 15U Provincial Cup at Uxbridge Secondary School on November 3. Not only was this the first OVA tournament of the season for the team, it marked the first-ever OVA tournament for several Inferno players who are new to the competitive volleyball scene. Coaches Cris and Lisa have brought this team a long way in such a short time and the results were evident. Inferno went undefeated in morning pool play and crossovers and it wasn’t until their semi final match against Storm Cyclones that Inferno experienced some push back that sent them to the bronze medal competition. Inferno wouldn’t take the bronze medal match against Markham Revolution too easily either, but perseverance and a never-give-up attitude meant they would prevail in three back and forth sets to win the bronze. Congratulations girls and coaches and good luck at the 16U Provincial Cup on November 24.