Ballhawks in the News

Congratulations Kaden Reid (16U Boys) for making Ontario Team Red - best of luck training this summer Kaden!!  

"All Team Ontario training is being done online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reid receives interactive game-decision training, individual skills reps and physical training regimens. " [Chatham Daily News Jul 30-2020]

Laurin Ainsworth commits to Brock Badgers

Mar 23RD, 2020, CKSN ... 

Erie Beach’s Laurin Ainsworth will play OUA volleyball next season after committing to the Brock University Badgers women’s volleyball program.


Ainsworth, who will study kinesiology has been a member of Team Ontario’s volleyball team for the last several seasons along with playing for the Ballhawks.

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14U Ballhawks Golden in London

Mar 12TH, 2020, CKSN ... 

The Chatham Ballhawks 14U Girls Blue team won gold this past weekend in OVA action in London on March 7 at the Bugarski Cup..


Overall, the Ballhawks went 10-1 in the tournament.

In Pool Play, Chatham beat Halton Hurricanes 2-0 and the Georgetown Impact 2-1.

Facing LC Hammerheads (London) in the quarterfinals Chatham came away with a 25-14, 25-21 win, before beating Forest City Banyan (London) 25-8, 25-10 in the semi-finals.

Playing the EVP Eagles (Oakville) in the championship match, Chatham continued their dominance winning 25-23, 25-17 to take home gold.


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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.

Mattea Abby OCAA 2nd team all stars 2020

Former Ballhawks in the news:

OCAA All-Stars announced  - Abby Sluys, Mattea Deleary

Feb 27TH, 2020, CKSN ... 

Congratulations to former Ballhawks Mattea DeLeary, and Abby Sluys (both 2013-16) for selection to the OCAA 2ND Team Allstar team.  Both in their 3RD year, Mattea is MB with Fanshawe and Abby is LS with Redeemer. 

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.