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
It was a golden start to the OVA season for Durham Rebels Crusaders as they swept through the 17U Provincial Cup undefeated. Coach Paul was with his 17U team so assistant coach Deb took the reigns this weekend and the team did not disappoint. Losing just one set all day the Crusaders proved it’s not where you start (seeded 7th) but where you finish. It was a 16U vs 16U gold medal final as the Crusaders met up with their neighbours from Durham Attack Power. The Crusaders defeated Power 25-12, 25-15 earning themselves the gold medal and the right to move up to the 17U Championship division for the Challenge Cup in December. Congratulations coaches and players!