Ballhawks in the News

2017-18 Season
Kent Volleyball's HPC Camp wrapped up Saturday at St Clair Thames Campus Healthplex.  Pictured are members of u14-u17 Ballhawks girls getting ready for the upcoming season!  They made up roughly half of the total camp - way to  go!! The camp was led by University of Western's Women's Head Coach Melissa Bartlett and members of the UWO women's team (including Chatham's own Maddy Hiltz) as well as Randy Bartlett, our very own Technical Director and UWOWVB assistant coach, and Coach Colin Pittuck.  Great work ladies!!  (Aug 26, 2017)
2016-17 Season

Ballhawks Give Awards, Chatham Trio at Nationals

May 13TH, 2017 ... Chatham Daily News

Ballhawks give awards

 

Seven players received the Ontario Volleyball Association's Award of Excellence medals at the Chatham Ballhawks' year-end banquet recently.

The winners were: Kinsey Moon and Elliot Cowan, 13U girls; Abby Brown, 14U girls; Laurin Ainsworth, 15U girls; Ashton Van Helden, 15U boys; Natalie Little, 16U girls; and Calum O'Hara, 16U boys.

The OVA medals are for players on 12U to 16U teams.

Chatham trio at nationals

Three Chatham players – Andrea Crow, Mattea Deleary and Abby Sluys – helped the South County Bandits reach the semifinals at the Volleyball Canada 18-and-under girls' national championship last weekend in Edmonton.

Crow and Sluys are outside hitters and Deleary is a right-side hitter. They played with the Chatham Ballhawks before joining the Windsor-based Bandits this season.

All three Chatham players are slated to join post-secondary teams next season.

Crow has signed with the University of Waterloo and will study chemical engineering. Sluys will go to Redeemer University College and study applied social sciences. Deleary has committed to Fanshawe College and will study early childhood leadership.

Ballhawks win two medals

May 1ST, 2017 ... Chatham Daily News

WATERLOO – The Chatham 13U Ballhawks won gold and the 15U Ballhawks won silver at the Ontario Volleyball Association championships Sunday.

 

The 15-and-under girls lost to the Leaside Lightning in the Division 1 Tier 4 final after beating the Kingston Pegasus in a semifinal and the Orillia Suns Eclipse in a quarter-final.  They began the three-day tournament by beating the Scarborough Titans Evolution and Leaside Lightning for a 2-1 record Friday, then went 0-3 on Saturday against three teams ranked in the top 20.

 

The 15U Ballhawks won one silver and two bronze at tournaments earlier this season

 

The 13-and-under girls beat the Forest City St. Thomas Express 20-25, 25-16, 15-13 in the Division 3 Tier 2 final.

They also swept the London Fire Ignite 25-10, 25-19 and the Ancaster Lions 25-15, 25-10 in the playoffs.

Ballhawks Capture Silver 

April 12TH, 2017 ... Chatham Kent Sports Network

WATERLOO – The 15U Boys Chatham Ballhawks volleyball team captured silver in division 1, tier 4 this past weekend at the Ontario Championships in Waterloo.

 

All of the 3 competition days resulted in a 5-5 overall record, including a 2-1 record on championship Sunday defeating London Inferno Fire (25-18, 25-20), and Velocity (25-20, 25-22). The boys were then then defeated by Kingston VC (17-25, 17-25) in the championship game.

17U Ballhawks Golden 

April 3RD, 2017 ... Chatham Daily News

WATERLOO – The Chatham Ballhawks won gold medals at the Ontario Volleyball Association 17-and-under girls championship Sunday.

The Ballhawks beat the Guelph 16U Jr. Gryphons Black 25-20, 25-13 in the Division 3 Tier 1 final.

They swept VC Troyka 25-21, 25-17 in a semifinal after beating the London Sharks Great Whites 25-13, 23-25, 15-10 in a quarter-final.

The Ballhawks finished with an 8-1 match record.

They went 3-0 in pool play against the Toronto Diamonds (25-6, 25-8), Vista (25-21, 25-17) and Kingston Pegasus (25-16, 25-11).

They were 2-1 in the re-pool against the Pickering EVC Heat (25-11, 25-16), 16U Jr. Gryphons (25-22, 25-19) and Toronto West 16U (25-23, 17-25, 13-15).

16U Girls Ballhawks win Bronze 

March 7TH, 2017 ... Chatham Daily News

 

The Chatham 16U Ballhawks beat the 15U Ballhawks 25-18, 25-20 in the bronze-medal match at the Bugarski Cup – Trillium 'A' 16U girls volleyball tournament Saturday at Chatham-Kent Secondary School.

The 16U Ballhawks lost to Sky Volley 25-22, 25-19 and the 15U Ballhawks lost to the eventual champion Waterloo Tigers in the semifinals.

In the quarter-finals, the 16U Ballhawks beat the Durham 15U Attack White 25-17, 25-20 and the 15U Ballhawks beat the London 15U Great Whites.

The 16U Ballhawks were second in their pool with a 2-1 record, while the 15U Ballhawks won their pool.

14U Ballhawks win Silver 

February 20TH, 2017 ... Chatham Daily News

 

The Chatham Ballhawks won silver medals at the McGregor Cup – Championship 'A' tournament Saturday in Stratford.

 

The ninth-seeded Ballhawks lost to Windsor Sky in three sets in the final.

They beat the Cambridge Scorpions, Forest City and Milton Edge Razors in the playoffs.

Ballhawks Sterling in Grabbing Silver 

February 13TH, 2017 ... Chatham Kent Sports Network

The 15U Chatham Ballhawks girls captured silver medals on the weekend in The McGregor Cup- OVA Championship tournament held in Chatham at Ursuline College.

The Ballhawks entered the tournament ranked 4th and shared a pool with Hamilton Smash- Purple and Forest City- Green out of London. The girls defeated Hamilton in 3 games (25-15. 22-25. 15-12), but were humbled by Forest city in 2 straight games (25-11, 25-16.)

Chatham entered the playoffs and faced the Waterloo Tigers- Black whom they started slow against but finally came out on top in 3 games yet again (19-25, 25-23, 15-9.) This brought up a rematch from the last tournament in Chatham but this time it was in the semi finals facing the other Forest City team in the tournament; Forest City- Blue. The result was very similar with the Chatham squad defeating London 2 straight (25-15, 25-21).

The Ballhawks then entered the finals against the Forest City Green team that defeated them earlier in pool play. The Ballhawks girls gave it their all pushing London to the brink, but were eventually defeated in 3 games (25-15, 20-25, 15-8). All of the girls made tremendous contributions throughout the day in helping secure the silver hardware in front of the home crowd.

15U Girls Ballhawks Battle to Bronze 

January 16TH, 2017 ... Chatham Kent Sports Network

At the Challenge Cup tournament held Sunday at Chatham-Kent Secondary School, the 15U girls Chatham Ballhawks team walked away with bronze medals in the Championship Division. The Ballhawks defeated Forest City Blue 25-16, 25-23 for the bronze hardware.

 

The Chatham girls started slow dropping the first match of the day to the Oakville Blue Thunder 8-25, 25-22, 8-15, but rebounded against the Stratford Stingers taking them down by scores of 22-25, 25-14, 15-13. The division ended up in a three way tie after the round robin and the Ballhawks ended up in 3rd position due to point differential.

The Ballhawks entered the playoffs and faced the Kitchener Waterloo Predators in the Quarter final match and defeated them in 3 hard fought games. The girls then took on Defensa from Burlington in the semi finals and dropped a 3 set heartbreaker before dispatching London Forest City for the bronze.

14U Girls Ballhawks Capture Gold 

December 19TH, 2016 ... Chatham Kent Sports Network

 

CHATHAM – The Chatham Ballhawks 14U girls volleyball team captured gold at the 14U Girls Challenge Cup held this weekend in Chatham, Ontario.

The Ballhawks completed the feat without losing a set over 5 matches.

Chatham defeated the Sarnia Twin Bridges Thunder Storm 25-21, 25-17 in the championship final.

To get there, the Ballhawks ousted London Forest City Blue in the semis (25-12, 25-9) and the Brant Tornados (25-23, 25-15) in the quarters.

The 14U Ballhawks also beat London Forest City Green 13U 25-11, 25-18, and London Fire Intensity 25-17, 25-15 in pool play.

2015-16 Season

17U Ballhawks Win Provincial Gold

April 18TH, 2016 ... Chatham Daily News

 

WATERLOO – The Chatham Ballhawks 17-and-under girls team won gold medals in the 18U division at the Ontario Volleyball Association championships Sunday.

The Ballhawks didn't lose a match at the three-day tournament, finishing with a set record of 18-7 in Division 2 Tier 1.

 

The Ballhawks beat the Barrie Elites 26-24, 32-34, 15-8 in the gold-medal match.

They swept Toronto Galaxy Black 25-17, 25-18 in a semifinal after beating the Casselman Pumas 23-25, 25-17, 15-13 in a quarter-final.

The Ballhawks went 3-0 in pool play against the Georgian Cubs, Hamilton Smash and Oakville Thunder White. Then they went 3-0 in re-pool play versus the Oakville EVP Eagles, Barrie Elites and Galaxy Black.

16ug Ballhawks win gold medals
Mar 8, 2016 ... Chatham Daily News  
 

The 16U girls Chatham Ballhawks won gold at the Bugarski Cup – Trillium 'A' tournament Saturday in London.

The Ballhawks rallied to beat Forest City Blue 20-25, 25-20, 15-11 in the final.

They knocked off top-seeded South County 15U Teal 25-16, 25, 10 in a semifinal after beating South County White 25-22, 23-25, 15-7 in a quarter-final.

The Ballhawks placed second in their pool. (Contributed Photo)

Bronzed Ballhawks
Feb 29, 2016 ... Chatham Kent Sports   
 

On Saturday February 27th, the 17U Chatham Ballhawk girls travelled to Kitchener to play in the 18U Bugarski Cup, Trillium A. The Ballhawks were ranked 3rd in this 10 team tournament.

 

In the quarter finals, the Ballhawks faced the Georgetown Impact 17U, beating them two straight, 25-17, 25-20.  In the semi-finals, the Ballhawks had a rematch with LVC 17U Ignite. This was a well fought match, going three games. The Ballhawks played well, taking the third set into extra points, but came up short; 25-23, 17-25, 14-16.

 

The Chatham Ballhawks defeated the Stratford Stingers 18U in the Bronze match. Again this match went to three sets, with the Ballhawks coming out on top; 25-22, 26-24, 15-10.

Ballhawks win silver medals
Feb 22, 2016 ... Chatham Daily News  
 

The 17U girls Chatham Ballhawks won silver medals at the Bugarski Cup – Trillium 'A' tournament Saturday in Stratford.

The Stratford 16U Stingers beat the Ballhawks 25-23, 19-25, 15-10 in the final.

The Ballhawks swept Forest City 16U Blue 25-16, 25-18 in a semifinal and beat Twin Bridges 17U 25-12, 25-20 in the first playoff round.

The Ballhawks placed first in their pool by beating Brant 16U 25-18, 25-20 and the Stratford 17U Stingers 25-15, 15-25, 15-7.(Contributed Photo)

Ballhawks win medals
Jan 25, 2016 ... Chatham Kent Sports Network   
 

This past weekend the Chatham Ballhawks 14U girls captured silver medals in Windsor in OVA action. As well, the 15U Chatham Ballhawks boys team captured bronze medals in Chatham in OVA action.

The 14U Girls Ballhawks went 2-0 in match play defeating the Stratford Scorpions and the South County Bandits respectively in pool play finishing first after the round robin. They took out the Cambridge Scorpions in the quarter finals in 2 straight games. The Chatham girls needed 3 games to get by London Forest City 13U in the semi finals, setting up a showdown with LVC (London Volleyball Club) “Intensity” for the gold medal. They won the first set 25-19 before dropping a tough 25-23 decision in the second. In the third the Ballhawks just could not put LVC away despite leading the majority of the match. The Ballhawks finally conceded a 15-12 score and walked away with the silver medal.

 

The Chatham 15U Boys took part in the Challenge Cup held at CKSS this past weekend with the Ballhawks taking the bronze medal with a win over London Forest City 14U 25-15 25-20 after dropping a long hard-fought match in the semis
to Stratford VBC 25-23 23-25 16-14.

They won the quarter-final over London Sharks 25-15 15-25 15-9. Chatham finished first in pool play with wins over London VC 27-25 25-17 and Forest City 14U 13-25 25-2- 17-15.

Ballhawks golden
Jan 19, 2016 ... Chatham Daily News  
 
The top-ranked Chatham Ballhawks won gold medals at the McGregor Cup Trillium 'A' 15-and-under girls volleyball tournament Saturday in London. The Ballhawks are, front row, left: Kate Balkwill and Natalie Little. Middle row: Reece Cowan, Hannah Teetzel, Rachel Carleton and Brianne Roy. Back row: coach Paul Teetzel, Morgan Davis, Sormeh Mehrabi, Hailey Kacan, Sarah Crow, Megan Pidgeon, Delaney Hart and coach Sarah Davis. The Ballhawks beat Forest City Pines 20-25, 25-10, 15-6 in the final to finish with a 10-1 overall record. They'll advance to the Championship 'A' division for their next tournament in February. (Contributed Photo)
Ballhawks win medals
Dec 21, 2015 ... Chatham Daily News  
 
14u Girls

The Chatham Ballhawks 14-and-under girls volleyball team won gold medals at the Challenge Cup – Trillium 'A' tournament Saturday in Essex.

The Ballhawks swept Forest City Green 13U in the final. They rallied from a 24-21 deficit to win the first set 28-26 and then won the second 25-21.

The top-ranked Ballhawks finished with an 11-1 record.

They swept the host South County Bandits in a semifinal and the LVC Fury in a quarter-final.

In pool play, the Ballhawks placed first by sweeping the Twin Bridges Thunder and the Woodstock Warriors 13U before splitting with the LVC Ignite.

 

16U Girls

The Ballhawks won bronze medals at the Challenge Cup – Trillium 'A' tournament Saturday in Sarnia.

The Ballhawks beat the host Twin Bridges Thunder 25-21, 25-19 for third place.

They lost to the Hamilton Smash 25-18, 25-13 in a semifinal after beating the Waterloo Tigers Summit 25-20, 20-25, 15-12 in a quarter-final.

The Ballhawks won their pool by beating Twin Bridges 25-14, 25-14 and Waterloo Tigers Elevation 25-16, 25-14.

Bronze Medals for 13U Girls
Dec 14, 2015 ... Chatham Kent Sports News  
 

The 13U girls "white" Chatham Ballhawks won Bronze Medals recently at the OVA Provincial Cup tournament.

 

Ranked 8TH going in to tourney, the Ballhawks surprised many finishing second in their pool with 15-25, 18-25 games versus Forest City Blue and a 25-11, 25-12 against LVC Ignite.

In the quarterfinals the Chatham Ballhawks beat the SVC Stingers 12-25, 29-27, 20-18.

After falling to the London Great Whites in the semi-final, 18-25, 15-25, the Ballhawks bounced back to beat Forest City Blue 20-25, 25-18, 15-11 to win the bronze medal.

Two Ballhawks Teams win Silver Medals
Nov 24, 2015 ... Chatham Daily News  
 

Two Chatham Ballhawks teams won silver medals at Ontario Volleyball Association tournaments Saturday.

The 17-and-under girls were finalists at the 18U Provincial Cup Trillium 'A' tournament in Kitchener, while the 18U boys were runners-up at the Provincial Cup Championship West tournament in Welland.

 

18U Boys

The Ballhawks lost 2-0 to Oakville Lakeside in the final after knocking off the Windsor Riverside Rage 2-1 in a semifinal.

They swept the Niagara 17U Rapids 2-0 in a quarter-final.

The Ballhawks were second in their pool. The round-robin included a win over Lakeside.

 

17U Girls

Forest City 17U Green beat the fifth-ranked Ballhawks 25-20, 25-23 in the championship.

The Ballhawks' silver medal was their second in two weeks.

The Ballhawks beat the Oxford Crush 25-23, 19-25, 15-13 in a semifinal and swept the Waterloo Tigers 25-16, 25-11 in a quarter-final.

They placed second in their pool by losing to the KW Predators 15-25, 25-16, 15-7 and beating the Waterloo Tigers Red 25-16, 20-25, 15-3.

Two Ballhawks Teams win Silver
Nov 16, 2015 ... Chatham Daily News  
 

The Chatham Ballhawks won silver medals at two Provincial Cup Trillium 'A' tournaments Saturday.

The 15-and-under girls were finalists at the Ontario Volleyball Association tournament in Simcoe, while the 17-and-under girls were runners-up in Windsor.

 

15U GIRLS: The Ballhawks lost to the South County Bandits in the final.

They swept the Twin Bridges Thunder 2-0 in a semifinal after knocking off the top-seeded London Sharks Great Whites 2-1 in a quarter-final.

The Ballhawks made their long playoff run after placing last in their pool.

 

17U GIRLS:  The Chatham 17U Ballhawks won silver medals at the Ontario Volleyball Association's Provincial Cup Trillium 'A' tournament Saturday in Windsor. The Ballhawks are, front row: Andrea Crow. Middle row, left: Alex Mulder, Maddie O'Hara and Grace Hiltz. Back row: coach Clancy O'Hara, McKenna Ladd, Mattea Deleary, Abby Sluys and coach Jill Fantuz. Absent: Emma Demers. (Contributed Photo)

 

The previously unbeaten Ballhawks lost to Forest City 25-13, 25-14 in the final.

The Ballhawks rallied to beat the South County 16U Bandits 22-25, 25-22, 15-10 in a semifinal and swept the Stratford Stingers 25-22, 25-18 in a quarter-final.

The top-seeded Ballhawks placed first in their pool by beating the Brant Tornadoes 25-18, 25-14 and the Twin Bridges Thunder 25-12, 25-10.

2014-15 Season
16U Ballhawks win Gold
May 25, 2015 ... Chatham Daily News  
 

Novi, Michigan – The Chatham Ballhawks beat Crank It! 25-20, 25-22 in the final of the Motor City Madness tournament in Novi, Mich., on Sunday.

The Ballhawks beat Michigan Elite Copper 25-10, 27-25 in a semifinal and Michigan Elite 16 North 23-25, 25-14, 15-10 in a quarter-final.

They were in the playoff round's silver division after placing second in their pool with a 2-1 record.

In pool play, the Ballhawks lost to Michigan Elite 15 Black before beating Great Lakes 16 and Michigan Elite 16.

 

15U Ballhawks win Gold Medals
Apr 20, 2015 ... Chatham Daily News  
 

WATERLOO – The Chatham Ballhawks won gold medals at the Ontario Volleyball Association 15-and-under boys championships Sunday.

The Ballhawks beat the Aurora Storm RipTide 25-19, 20-25, 15-13 in the Tier 2 final in Division 1.

They also defeated the North Bay Vision 25-23, 25-9 in a semifinal and the Burlington Blaze 25-22, 24-26, 15-13 in a quarter-final.

The Ballhawks finished the tournament with a 7-2 record, including five three-set victories.

They were ranked 15th in the 36-team division after placing third at two OVA tournaments.

Last season, they won silver as a 14U team at the Ontario championships.

17U Boys Ballhawks Golden

Mar 13, 2015 ... courtesy of Chatham Kent Sports Network

 

The U17 Chatham Ballhawks boys volleyball team continued the organizations recent dominance at the Bugarski Cup, winning gold earlier this month at the tournament.

 

The U17’s become the third Ballhawks age group to win or medal at the tournament in recent weeks.

They finished round robin play undefeated, first in their pool. They defeated Etobicoke E381 Eagles (25-10, 25-18), Riverside Rage (25-13, 25-19), and Toronto West (25-16, 26-24).

In the semi-finals, they beat Forest City Green (20-25, 25-20, 17-15).

Finally, the Chatham Ballhawks won gold, beating Guelph Grizzlies (25-21, 25-21).

 

U16 Ballhawks capture Gold
Mar 3, 2015 ... courtesy of Chatham Kent Sports Network
 
After winning gold only a week ago at the Bugarski Cup, the U16 Chatham Ballhawks volleyball team had another successful outing this past weekend, winning silver at the Legacy Volleyball Tournament in Novi, Michigan, and gold at the Huron Valley Volleyball Tournament in Saline, Michigan.

 

On Saturday at the Legacy Volleyball Tournament, the Ballhawks captured silver, losing New Boston 26-24, 25-23. 

 

Sunday the Ballhawks travelled to Saline, Michigan to play in the Huron Valley Volleyball Tournament, where the U16 Chatham squad captured gold.  In pool play, Chatham swept their competition defeating Arsenal 16U Cavalry (25-10, 25-19), TVO 16U (25-20, 25-11), and the Livonia Chargers (25-6, 25-16).

In the semi finals, Chatham played a team from Dundee, Michigan, winning both sets 25-10, 25-18 to advance to the gold medal final against Arsenal 16U Battalion. Chatham again dominated, finishing their undefeated run on the day with 25-16, 25-17 wins to capture gold.

15U Boys Take Bronze in London
Mar 2, 2015  
 

The Chatham Ballhawks 15U Boys volleyball team captured another bronze medal at the Bugarski Cup last Saturday in London.  The boys cruised through pool play at 2-0, defeated Stratford Cobras in the quarters, but lost to Forest City in the semi-finals 2-1.  Missing key players due to illness and injury, the Ballhawks were able to rally to grab the bronze medal over a strong LVC Fire 2-0.

 

After three Ontario Volleyball Association competitions, the 15U Ballhawks have placed third twice, and one fourth place finish.  The boys now aim to have a successful Ontario Championship tournament this April in Waterloo.

U16 Ballhawks capture Gold
Feb 22, 2015 ... courtesy of Chatham Kent Sports Network
 
The U16 Chatham Ballhawks girls volleyball team captured gold this past weekend, beating older competition at the U17 Bugarski Cup in Simcoe, Ontario.

 

After finishing second in their pool, the Ballhawks advanced to face another Chatham-Kent team, the Kent Chaos in the quarter finals. The Ballhawks swept their local rivals 25-15 25-23 to advance to the semis.

Facing the London Fire Ignite in the semis, Chatham dropped their opening game 25-16, before bouncing back 25-18 and 15-8 to defeat the London club and advance to the championship match.

In the final, Chatham would face a tough Waterloo Tigers Black club, and again needed three games to take the tournament title. Chatham opened with a 25-19 win, before losing the second set 25-17, before polishing off their gold medal performance with a 15-9 third set win.

17U Boys Bronze Medalists

Jan 12, 2015 ... courtesy of Chatham Daily News

 

The Chatham 17U Ballhawks won bronze medals at the Ontario Volleyball Association's Challenge Cup – Championship West 18-and-under boys tournament Saturday in Richmond Hill.  The Ballhawks avenged an earlier loss by beating the Etobicoke White Eagles 25-20, 25-23 for third place.  They lost to No. 1-seeded MAC 25-13, 25-22 in a semifinal after sweeping North Bay Vision 25-20, 25-21 in a quarter-final.  The Ballhawks were 1-1 in the round-robin, beating the Brampton Selects and losing to the White Eagles.

15U Boys Take Bronze in Cambridge
Dec 15, 2014 .... Courtesy of Chatham Daily News
 

The Chatham Ballhawks won bronze medals at the Ontario Volleyball Association's Challenge Cup 15-and-under boys tournament Saturday in London.

The Ballhawks beat the Waterloo Tigers 25-12, 22-25, 25-10 in the third-place match.

They lost to the eventual champion Georgetown Impact 20-25, 25-18, 15-13 in a semifinal after sweeping London Forest City 25-9, 25-23 in a quarter-final.

The Ballhawks placed second in their pool. It was their first tournament of the season.

 

17U Boys Victory Ford Lincoln

Dec 5, 2014 

 

Members of the Chatham Ballhawks 17U Boys volleyball team stopped by Victory Lincoln to  accept and thank the generosity of Victory Ford Lincoln's sponsorship for the team for this season's efforts!   

 

Pictured from left to right:

Dawson Gehl, Owen Ripley, Don "Sparky" Leonard of Victory Ford, Laruie Grincourt of Lincoln Motor Company, Santa, Connor Szabo, Devin Cammaert of Victory Ford

 

Many thanks to Sparky and the crew for this opportunity for the boys and for the Ballhawks VBC!!

2013-14 Season
14U Boys Silver Medalists

April 10, 2014 ... courtesy of Chatham Kent Sports Network

 

The Chatham Ballhawks 14U Boys volleyball team won the Tier 2 silver medal at the Ontario Volleyball Championships on the weekend of April 4-6 in Waterloo.

 

Ranked 23rd of 29 teams in the 14U Boys division, the Ballhawks were the surprise of the tournament playing to an overall record of 6-4 on the weekend. After winning important pool play games on Friday and Saturday, they were rewarded with a quarter-final berth in the elimination round on championship Sunday.

The Ballhawks soared through the quarters and semi-finals, defeating the Ottawa Fusion (25-12, 25-21) and the Leaside Thunder (25-16, 25-20) but were defeated in the finals by the Markham Stingers (25-9, 25-23). Strong play at the net, serving and relentless defense were important factors that led to the silver medal.

 

Ontario Winter Games Volleyball Silver Medalists
Mar 4, 2014  ... courtesy of Chatham Kent Sports Network
 

Three local members of the Chatham Ballhawks Under 16 Boys Volleyball Team won Silver at the Ontario Winter Games in Midland, Ontario, with the tournament taking place from February 27 to March 2.

 

Pierce Johnson, Dawson Gehl, and Trevor Everitt competed as part of the Region 3 West Team. Everitt and Johnson are Chatham-Kent Secondary School students, while Gehl attends Ursuline College.

Bartlett Named New UWO Volleyball Head Coach

April 3, 2013 ... Ian Kennedy, CKSN

 

Chatham’s Melissa Bartlett has taken a significant step in her volleyball coaching career, as the current Chatham-Kent Secondary School coach and teacher has been named the new Head Coach of the Western University Mustangs women’s volleyball team.

Bartlett currently coaches at Chatham-Kent Secondary School, as well as at the OVA level with the Chatham Ballhawks. She was also the head coach for Team Ontario’s U18 program last season.

A rookie OUA coach, Bartlett will replace long time Western Mustangs head coach Dave Edwards, who retired earlier this spring after 13 seasons of coaching at Western.

Last season, the London, Ontario university was a middle of the pack team, sitting 6th in the OUA with a 9-9 record.

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