Ballhawks in the News
Gold and Bronze for Ballhawks
Mar 5TH, 2020, CKSN ...
The 15U Boys Chatham Ballhawks won Gold this past weekend in Stratford at the 15U Boys Bugarski Cup.
Chatham went 12-1 overall beating Sky Volley Blue (Windsor) 25-5, 25-17 in the quarterfinals, Scorpions Alpha (Cambridge) 25-23, 25-17 in the semi finals, and the Ancaster Lions Fury 19-25, 25-20, 15-12 in the championship match.
The 17U Girls Chatham Ballhawks won Bronze in Petrolia at the 17U Girls Bugarski Cup this past weekend going 8-2 overall.
In the quarterfinals, Chatham beat Twin Bridges Thunderblue (Sarnia) 25-16, 25-20, before falling to Twin Bridges Thunderstruck (Sarnia) 19-25, 15-25 in the semi finals.
The Ballhawks bounced back to beat LVC Fire Ignite (London) 25-23, 25-22 in the bronze medal match.
Ballhawks Enjoy Golden Weekend
Feb 26TH, 2020, CKSN ...
The Chatham Ballhawks won three medals this past weekend, including a pair of gold medals.
The Ballhawks’ 13U Girls-Blue team won gold in Windsor at the 13U Girls Bugarski Cup, while the 16U Boys took gold in Waterloo at the 16U Boys McGregor Cup.
The 13U girls went 9-3 overall beating Sky Volley Blue (Windsor) 2-0 and falling 1-2 to LVC Fire (London) in pool play. In the quarterfinals, the Ballhawks ousted their fellow Chatham Ballhawks White team 25-6, 25-14. In the semifinals, Chatham played LS Great Whites (London) winning 25-21, 24-26, 15-8 before beating Sky Volley White (Windsor) 25-13, 25-14 in the final.
The 16U Boys struggled in Pool Play losing 0-2 to Thundercats Legacy and 0-2 to KW Predators.
Facing Sky Volley Nitro (Windsor) in the quarterfinals, the Ballhawks boys found their groove winning 25-11, 19-25, 15-9 to advance them to the semifinals against the Oakville Thunder Blue, who they beat 25-17, 18-25, 15-9 to advance to the finals.
Facing the Thundercats Legacy (Richmond Hill) in the final, Chatham won a nailbiter match 19-25, 25-22, 15-13 to take gold.
The Chatham Ballhawks 16U Girls team also won a bronze this weekend in Georgetown at the 16U Girls McGregor Cup. Chatham opened with a 2-1 win versus Markham Unity Fierce a 1-2 loss to Ancaster Lions Safari in pool play. In the quarterfinals against LVC Scorch (London), Chatham won 25-19, 25-22. In the semi-finals however, the Ballhawks fell to Titans Menace (Scarborough) 16-25, 25-17, 13-15 before winning the bronze medal match against Ancaster Lions 25-23, 16-25, 16-14.
Ballhawks win three Medals
Jan 14TH, 2020, Chatham Daily News ...
The Chatham Ballhawks won the Ontario Volleyball Association’s Challenge Cup – Trillium ‘A’ 17-and-under boys’ tournament Saturday in Kitchener.
They beat the top-seeded Waterloo Tigers 25-18, 16-25, 16-14 in the final to finish with a 5-0 record.
They beat the LVC Rage 24-26, 25-17, 15-7 in a semifinal and the EVP Eagles 26-24, 25-21 in a quarter-final.
Connor O’Donohue, Clark Vlasman and Clarke Denomy were the Ballhawks’ players of the tournament.
Also Saturday, the Ballhawks White won bronze at the Challenge Cup – Trillium Green ‘A’ 14U girls’ tournament in London.
The Ballhawks swept the KW Predators 25-20, 25-21 in the bronze-medal match. They were unbeaten until they lost to the LVC Explode 25-11, 25-10 in a semifinal.
On Sunday, the host 16U Ballhawks won silver at the Challenge Cup – Trillium ‘A’ 17U girls’ tournament at Chatham-Kent Secondary School.
The Ballhawks lost to LVC Fire Inferno 25-19, 25-23 in the final after beating Twin Bridges 25-11, 22-25, 15-12 in a semifinal and sweeping Forest City 25-14, 25-19 in a quarter-final.
Chatham Ballhawks win 2 Medals
Nov 27TH, 2019, Chatham Daily News ...
The host Chatham Ballhawks won two medals at the Ontario Volleyball Association’s Provincial Cup – Trillium ‘A’ 17-and-under girls’ tournament Saturday at Chatham-Kent Secondary School.
The 17U team won silver and the 16U team won bronze.
The 17U Ballhawks lost to South County Teal 23-25, 25-14, 15-12 in the final. They beat the 16U Ballhawks 25-21, 25-18 in a semifinal and swept Forest City 25-21, 25-11 in a quarter-final.
The 16U Ballhawks beat the London Sharks 25-23, 25-18 in the third-place match. They swept the LVC Fire Smoke 25-14, 25-17 in a quarter-final.
17U Ballhawks win Gold Medals
May 4TH, 2019, Chatham Daily News ...
The Chatham 17U Ballhawks won Division 2 Tier 4 gold medals in the 18-and-under girls’ division at the Ontario Volleyball Association championships last Sunday in Waterloo.
The Ballhawks went 3-0 on Day 3 of the three-day tournament by sweeping the Ottawa Phoenix 25-13, 25-19 in the final, the Toronto Phoenix Surge 25-15, 25-22 in a semifinal and the Peterborough Thunder 28-26, 25-21 in a quarter-final.
They were 1-2 on Day 1 and 2-1 on Day 2.
Four Ballhawks Teams win Provincial Medals
Apr 25TH, 2019, Chatham Daily News ...
The Chatham Ballhawks won four medals at the Ontario Volleyball Association championships recently in Waterloo. The 16-and-under (16U) boys won gold in Division 1 Tier 4, the 16U girls won gold in Division 4 Tier 2, the 15U boys won silver in Division 1 Tier 3 and the 14U boys won silver in Division 1 Tier 5.
The 16U boys went 3-0 in the playoffs Sunday by beating the Milton Edge 2-0 (25-21, 26-24) in the final, the Richmond Hill Reach Rage 2-0 in a semifinal and the Sudbury Northern Chill 2-0 in a quarter-final.
They were 0-3 in their power pool and 2-1 in pool play.
The 16U girls went 4-0 in the playoffs by beating the Guelph Jr. Gryphons Flames 2-1 (21-25, 25-23, 15-10) in the final, the Kawartha Krushers 2-0 (25-15, 25-12) in a semifinal, the Etobicoke Galaxy Flares 2-0 (25-19, 25-17) in a quarter-final and the Georgian Bay Vista 2-0 in the round of 16.
They started by going 3-0 in Day 1 pool play, then went 0-3 in Day 2 pool play.
The 15U boys lost to the Niagara Rapids Legend 2-0 (25-23, 25-19) in the final after beating the Milton Edge Razors 2-0 (25-20, 25-18) in a semifinal and the Guelph Jr. Gryphons Gladiators 2-0 in a quarter-final.
They were 2-1 in their power pool and 2-1 in their pool.
The 14U boys lost to the Toronto Waves Blue 2-0 (25-15, 25-20) in the final after beating Stratford 2-0 (27-25, 25-15) in a semifinal and the Norfolk Chaos 2-0 in a quarter-final.
They were 1-2 in their power play and 0-3 in their pool.
Two Ballhawks Teams win Bronze
Mar 25TH, 2019, Chatham Daily News ...
Two Chatham Ballhawks teams won bronze medals at Ontario Volleyball Association tournaments Saturday.
A 16-and-under girls’ team was third at the 16U Bugarski Cup – Championship ‘A’ division at Ursuline, while a 15-and-under girls’ team was third at the 16U Bugarski Cup – Trillium Green ‘A’ division in Windsor.
16U Girls - The 16U Ballhawks Blue beat the Waterloo Tigers Black 25-20, 25-22 in their bronze-medal match.
They lost to the Milton Edge 25-23, 25-20 in a semifinal and beat Forest City Blue 17-25, 25-21, 15-12 in a quarter-final.
They had a 4-1 match record, including 2-0 in pool play.
15U Girls - The 15U Ballhawks Blue beat the 16U Ballhawks White 25-27, 25-21, 15-12 in their bronze-medal match.
The 15U Ballhawks lost to the LVC Wild 26-24, 21-25, 15-8 in a semifinal after beating the St. Thomas Express 25-17, 25-17 in a quarter-final.
They won their pool with a 2-0 record and went 4-1 overall.
15U Ballhawks win Gold
Mar 4TH, 2019, Chatham Daily News ...
15U Girls -
The host Chatham Ballhawks won gold at a Bugarski Cup tournament Saturday at Ursuline.
The Ballhawks beat Forest City Green 14U 27-25, 25-15 in the final.
They swept South County 25-20, 28-26 in a semifinal and Twin Bridges 25-12, 25-22 in a quarter-final.
The Ballhawks placed second in their pool. They were 4-1 overall in matches and 9-2 in sets.
17U Ballhawks take Bronze
Feb 25TH, 2019 ...
The 17U Girls Chatham Ballhawks took home bronze medals at the 17U Bugarski Cup Select Tournament in Oakville on the weekend.
The Ballhawks beat Leaside 25-14, 18-25, 16-14 in the bronze match after falling in the semi-finals 25-18, 13-25, 7-15 to eventual gold medal winners FC Green.
Ballhawks win medals
Feb 12TH, 2019 Chatham Daily News ...
The Chatham Ballhawks won medals at two Ontario Volleyball Association 16-and-under girls’ tournaments Saturday. The Ballhawks Blue won silver at a McGregor Cup Trillium White tournament in Kitchener and the Ballhawks White won bronze at a McGregor Cup Trillium Green tournament at Ursuline College Chatham.
At Kitchener, the Ballhawks lost to Forest City Blue 25-19, 25-23 in the final to finish with a 4-1 match record. They beat Sarnia Twin Bridges 25-19, 25-20 in a semifinal and Guelph 25-15, 25-19 in a quarter-final.
At UCC, the Ballhawks beat the London Hammerhead Sharks 19-25, 25-17, 15-9 in the bronze-medal match for a 4-1 match record.
They lost to the London Volleyball Club 25-17, 20-25, 15-5 in a semifinal after beating Stratford 25-18, 25-21 in a quarter-final.
More medals for Ballhawks
Jan 29TH, 2019, Chatham Daily News ...
15U Girls - The Chatham Ballhawks won bronze medals at the Trillium White ‘A’ – McGregor Cup tournament Saturday in Ingersoll.
The Ballhawks beat Brant 25-19, 16-25, 15-9 in the third-place match.
They lost to Smash Awaken 25-11, 25-18 in a semifinal after beating the Halton Hurricanes Black 14U 33-31, 26-24 in a quarter-final.
They were 1-1 in pool play against London Sharks and SC Black.
16U Boys Golden, 14U Girls Blue take Bronze
Jan 22ND, 2019 ..
The 16U Boys Chatham Ballhawks won gold medals in Milton while the 14U Girls Blue took home bronze medals in OVA action in Chatham on the weekend.
16U Boys - Milton - The boys went 10-3 with a 3 set win over Pakmen Black 15U in the final coming back after a first set loss 17-25 with wins of 25-19 and 15-6. In the semis, the team defeated the Thundercats 2-1 and Barrie 2-0 in the quarters. During pool play the boys went 4-1 with match wins over Northern Chill and Markham Unity East.
14U Girls Blue - Chatham - The girls went 4-1 in match play, the only loss coming in a tightly contested semi-final to eventual gold winners LVC. in 3 sets. The girls cruised through pool play and q-finals with a 3-0 mark. The girls rebounded from their loss to take the bronze over Sky Volley 2-1.
Three Ballhawks Teams win Medals
Jan 15 TH, 2019 , Chatham Daily News
Three Chatham Ballhawks teams won medals at Ontario Volleyball Association tournaments on the weekend.
The Chatham Ballhawks won gold at the Championship ‘A’ – McGregor Cup on Sunday in Burlington. The Ballhawks beat South County 16U 2-0 (25-16, 25-21) in the final. They finished with a 5-0 match record. The Ballhawks beat the Niagara Rapids Summit 2-0 (25-21, 28-26) in a semifinal and swept the Niagara Fury 2-0 in a quarter-final.
The Chatham Ballhawks won gold at the Trillium ‘A’ – Challenge Cup on Saturday in Cambridge. The Ballhawks defeated the London Sharks 2-0 (25-17, 26-24) in the final to finish with a 5-0 match record. The Ballhawks beat Sky Volley 2-0 (25-22, 25-23) in a semifinal and the Waterloo Tigers 2-0 in a quarter-final.
They beat the Oakville Thunder 2-1 and Forest City Blue 2-0 in pool play.
The Chatham Ballhawks White won silver at the Trillium ‘A’ – Green Challenge Cup on Saturday in Simcoe. The Ballhawks lost to the Ancaster Lions 2-1 (17-25, 25-21, 15-10) in the final. They beat the St. Thomas Express 2-0 (25-23, 25-23) in a semifinal and the Simcoe Extreme 2-1 in a quarter-final. In pool play, they lost to the Ancaster Lions 2-0 and beat the St. Thomas Express 2-0.
17U Girls take Gold - 14U Girls Blue grab Silver
Dec 17 TH, 2018 ..
The 17U Girls Chatham Ballhawks won gold medals in Cambridge at the 18U Challenge Cup while the 14U Girls Blue took home silver medals in OVA action in Chatham on the weekend.
17U Girls - The girls went 10-3 with a 3 set win over KW Predators Invasion in the final. Before the final, the team won a thrilling come from behind win in the 3RD set of the semis vs. Waterloo Tigers Black, coming back with a 16-14 win.
14U Girls Blue - The girls went 8-3 overall with a 2 straight set loss to Woodstock Warriors in the final. The girls up till then had gone 4-0 in pool play and 4-1 in the Quarters and Semis before running into a tough Woodstock squad. Well done girls!!
Chatham Ballhawks Win 13u Tournament
Dec 11 TH, 2018, Chatham Daily News ...
The host Chatham Ballhawks Blue won gold medals at the Trillium ‘A’ Challenge Cup tournament Saturday at Ursuline.
The Ballhawks Blue beat the London Sharks 2-0 in the final for a 10-2 overall record.
They beat Ancaster 2-1 in a semifinal and St. Thomas 2-1 in a quarter-final after posting 2-0 wins in pool play against the Smash Strikers and London Sharks.
The Chatham Ballhawks 17U girls team came away with Bronze Medals at the OVA 18U Girls Provincial Cup Tournament held in Kitchener this past weekend. The team lost a thrilling 3-setter semi-final to eventual gold medalist Redline out of Toronto. The team bounced back to capture bronze medals over South County 18U Black. Congrats Girls!
Silver for Ballhawks 16U Girls
The Chatham Ballhawks 16U girls blue team won silver medals in Windsor at the 17U Girls OVA Provincial Cup tournament. Congrats Girls!!
May 14TH, 2018 ... Chatham Daily News
The Chatham Ballhawks Volleyball Club held their year end banquet for the 2017-18 season. The OVA Awards of Excellence were handed out. Winners pictured:
Front Row: Hailey Charron (13g-white); Meghan Kormendy (13g-blue); Lauryn Lahey (14g-blue); Jayden Jefferson (14g-white)
Back Row: Jackson Moon (16b); Kaden Reid (14b); Kirby MacKinnon (16g); Laurin Ainsworth (16g); Drew Davis (15g-blue); Kerrigan Jacques (15g-white)
16U Ballhawks win silver
Apr 30TH, 2018 ... Chatham Daily News
WATERLOO – The Chatham Ballhawks won Division 2 Tier 1 silver medals in the 16-and-under girls' division at the Ontario Volleyball Association championships Sunday.
The Ballhawks lost to the Woodstock Warriors 25-23, 19-25, 15-8 in the final.
They beat the Waterdown Raiders 25-15, 23-25, 15-7 in a semifinal, defeated the Durham Attack Red 25-23, 21-25, 17-15 in a quarter-final and beat Richmond Hill Reach Affinity 10-25, 25-21, 15-8 in the round of 16.
The Ballhawks went 2-1 in their power pool Saturday by beating Hamilton Smash Teal and the Ottawa Maverick Gamblers and losing to the Markham Wildcats Tigers.
They were 2-1 in the preliminaries Friday by beating the Stratford Stingers and Orillia Suns Eclipse and losing to the Toronto Phoenix Blaze.
14U Ballhawks win silver
Apr 25TH, 2018 ... Chatham Daily News
WATERLOO – The Chatham Ballhawks White won silver medals in Division 4 Tier 2 at the Ontario Volleyball Association 14-and-under girls' championships Saturday.
The Ballhawks lost to Georgian Bay Vista 25-21, 25-17 in the final after sweeping the Orillia Suns 25-13, 25-14 in a semifinal and beating Lakeside 25-18, 25-19 in a quarter-final. The Ballhawks were 1-1 in Friday's re-pool after going 2-2 in Thursday's preliminary pool.
Also, the Ballhawks Blue 14U team lost to Windsor Sky Volley 20-25, 25-20, 15-9 in the Round of 16 in Division 2 Tier 1 on Saturday. They had a 5-1 record on the first two days.
Ballhawks Put in Strong Showing at Provincials
April 10TH, 2018 ... Chatham Kent Sports Network
Three Chatham Ballhawks volleyball teams competed this past weekend in the Ontario Provincial Championships, with strong showings for each.
The 15U Girls Blue Chatham Ballhawks team won silver in Division 2 Tier 1. In the Gold medal game against the Waterloo Tigers Black, the Ballhawks fell 12-25, 25-14, 12-15.
They had a strong tournament up until this point, defeating Forest City Blue 25-11, 25-16 in the semi-final, Leaside Lightning 14U (Toronto) 25-27, 27-25, 15-8 in the quarterfinals, and the Stratford Stingers 25-16, 25-21 in the round of 16. The days prior, the Ballhawks went 4-1 in pool play to finish first in their pool both days.
Pictured Front Row – Celia Nogueira, Drew Davis, Emilie Newman, Fiona Van Mol, Lauren Pittuck. Back Row: Coach Cindy Pittuck, Taylor Louzon, Hannah Wheeler, Meagan Crow, Halle Brown, Leah Thompson, Camryn McDougall, Candace Newman, Coach Colin Pittuck.
The other 15U Girls White Ballahws team won gold medals in Division 5 Tier 2, finishing with a win over ACTS Elites (Orangeville) 25-11, 25-20 in the final, after beating St. Thomas in the semi-finals 25-20, 25-20, and the Simcoe Pioneer Sharks 25-5, 25-17 in the quarterfinals. They were 4-2 in pool play.
Picture Front Row – Mya Van Eerd, Ava Warriner, Shytan Wauthier, Shelby Ritzer. Back Row – Coach Bev Warriner, Sadie Vanderlip, Kerrigan Jacques, Natalie Koomans, Maddy Allen, Coach Chris Lambkin.
Finally, the 14U Boys Chatham Ballhawks placed 4th in Division 1 Tier 3. The Ballhawks boys lost in the Bronze Medal Game versus the Storm Bolts (Aurora) 25-23, 10-25, 14-16. To get to the bronze game, they fell to the Niagara Rapids Legend (St. Catherines) 12-25, 19-25 in the semis, after defeating the KW Predators Black (Kitchener) 25-17, 25-17 in the quarterfinals.
Ballhawks win silver
Mar 5TH, 2018 ... Chatham Daily News
The Chatham 14U Ballhawks won silver medals at the 15U Bugarski Cup – Trillium 'A' tournament Saturday in Chatham.
The 14U Ballhawks lost to London Sharks Great Whites 25-13, 25-11 in the final after winning their first four matches. The 14U Ballhawks beat LVC Black 25-19, 25-23 in a semifinal and the 15U Ballhawks White 25-19, 25-17 in a quarter-final. In pool play, they beat the London Tiger Sharks and Sarnia Thunder Twin Bridges.
The 15U Ballhawks White placed fifth.
Ballhawks win silver medals
Mar 2ND, 2018 ... Chatham Daily News
The host Chatham Ballhawks won silver in the championship 'A' division at the Ontario Volleyball Association's Bugarski Cup 14-and-under boys' tournament Saturday.
The Ballhawks hosted three tournaments at four schools Saturday.
The 13U Ballhawks Blue were seventh in the Bugarski Cup 13U girls' championship 'A' division. The 13U Ballhawks White were fifth and the 12U Ballhawks were seventh in the Bugarski Cup 13U girls' trillium 'A' division.
Two Ballhawks Teams win silver medals
Jan 23RD, 2018 ... Chatham Daily News
The Chatham Ballhawks won silver medals at the Challenge Cup – Championship 'A' tournament Saturday in Stratford.
The Ballhawks lost to Hamilton Smash White 16U 25-21, 25-15 in the final after winning their first four matches.
The Ballhawks beat LVC Fire Red 16U 26-24, 25-14 in a semifinal and the Kitchener Waterloo Predators 15U Ignite 25-11, 25-22 in a quarter-final.
They swept the Stratford Stingers and Cambridge Scorpions Green 15U in pool play.
The Chatham Ballhawks won silver medals at the McGregor Cup – Championship 'A' volleyball tournament Saturday in London.
The Ballhawks lost to Forest City Green 20-25, 25-8, 15-13 in the final after winning their first four matches.
The Ballhawks beat Markham Unity North 13U 25-12, 22-25, 15-5 in a semifinal and Forest City Blue 26-24, 25-17 in a quarter-final.
They defeated the Hamilton Smash and St. Thomas Express in pool play.
Three Ballhawks Teams win silver medals
Dec 12TH, 2017 ... Chatham Daily News
Three Chatham Ballhawks teams won silver medals at weekend tournaments.
The Ballhawks Blue won silver at the OVA Challenge Cup – Trillium 'A' tournament Saturday in Belle River.
The Ballhawks lost to Forest City Blue 25-27, 25-17, 16-14 in the final.
They swept Windsor Sky Volley 25-6, 25-9 in a semifinal and Sarnia Twin Bridges 25-15, 25-9 in a quarter-final after going 2-0 in pool play.
The Ballhawks Blue won silver at the Ontario Volleyball Association's Challenge Cup – Championship 'A' tournament Saturday in Windsor.
The Ballhawks lost to South County Teal 25-18, 12-25, 15-10 in the final.
They beat the Cambridge Scorpions Venom 25-14, 23-25, 15-12 in a semifinal and swept the Waterdown Raiders 25-20, 25-17 in a quarter-final after going 2-0 in pool play.
The Ballhawks won silver at the OVA Challenge Cup – Championship 'A' tournament Saturday in Waterloo.
The top-ranked Ballhawks lost to the Cambridge Scorpions 19-25, 25-22, 17-15 in the final.
They swept the London Fire and KW Predators in the playoffs after going 2-0 in pool play.
Chatham Ballhawks Take Silver
Nov 21ST, 2017 ... Chatham Kent Sports Network
CHATHAM – The 14U Girls Chatham Ballhawks had a successful Saturday in OVA action in Chatham. The Ballhawks hosted an OVA Under-14 girls tournament at CKSS where 14g-blue came in 2nd and 14g-white placed 7th in the 9 team tournament.
At the Provincial Cup Tournament held on Saturday at Chatham Kent Secondary School, the 14U Ballhawks Blue team walked away with silver medals in the Trillium Division. The Ballhawks were defeated in the final by South County Black in an exciting, three-game match 25-11, 22-25, 15-10 for the second place finish. The Ballhawks entered the playoffs and faced Sarnia Twin Bridges in the quarter-final match and defeated them in two straight games. The girls then took on Forest City Blue in the semi-finals in another two-game match.