Red Hawks snowboarder Dakota MacDonald lines up for the next turn at the COSSA championship on Wednesday morning Feb. 22 at Sir Sam's Ski and Ride in Eagle Lake. MacDonald finished second at the Kawartha Championship a week before./DARREN LUM Staff

Red Hawks shine at COSSA championship

Published Feb. 28 2017

The Red Hawks snowboarding team had 20 riders compete at the annual COSSA (Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics) snowboarding championship on Wednesday Feb. 22 at the Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride in Eagle Lake.
They captured a team gold two team silvers an individual gold silver and bronze. Fourteen members which includes the members of the top three teams listed below will advance to the all-provincials on March 2 at Beaver Valley Ski Club in Markdale located south of Collingwood.
Individually the Hawks’ Hunter Francis who finished with a combined time of 65.52 beating second place Tyler Hartwell of LCVI by five seconds led the boys again after winning at Kawartha a week earlier while teammate Glenn Bagg joined him on the podium with third. Sydney Churko finished second in the girls field finishing with a combined time of 79.24 after two runs.

The girls team (Dakota MacDonald Sydney Churko and Mia Quigley) finished second while the boys finished first (Hunter Francis Keagan Gilliam Logan Roylance Glenn Bagg and Abe Churko) and second (Lucas Haedicke Jake O’Neill Zak Shantz and Jack Merrifield) in the team competition.

Results (top 10)
2nd Sydney Churko
4th Dakota MacDonald
5th place Mia Quigley

1st Hunter Francis
3rd Glenn Bagg
4th Lucas Haedicke
6th Gage Roylance
7th Zak Shantz
8th Abe Churko
9th Jake Merrifield
10th Logan Roylance

Note: the top three individual finishers outside of the team finishers also advanced to OFSAA.This includes the Hawks’ Gage Roylance and Nolan Nicholson.
By staff with files from Red Hawks coach Jessica Lloyd.