Notre Dame Classic Tournament - Burlington 01.28.13
Panther Players can see a tournament schedule - Click Here - for the event hosted by Notre Dame CHS in Burlington on February 1, 2.
The Panthers will be staying at the Comfort Inn, 3290 South Service Rd., Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7N 3M6 - (905) 639-1700
Four rooms have been booked for players and coaches. Parents considering traveling to the tournament can indicate to the Comfort Inn that they are with the "RND Panthers" to receive the preferred/team room rate.
The team will be traveling with Mr. Kenney - rental van and parental drivers - Mrs. Dianne Wright, Mr.and Mrs. Lambert.
Parents/Guardians considering traveling to the tournament should contact Mr. Kenney as soon as possible.
There is an additional fee of $40.00 to help offset the cost of hotel rooms and the rental van.
Notre Dame Catholic High School, 2333 Headon Forest Drive, Burlington, On, L7M 2X6
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, 124 Dorval Drive Oakville, On, L6K 2W1
Upcoming Practice Schedule 01.25.13
With the end of the Examination schedule the Senior Panthers will resume their practices in preparation for the February 1, 2 tournament in Burlington and the schedule of games set for February. Practice times are outlined below.
Wednesday, January 30: 2:30 - 4:15 CND @ RND.
Thursday, January 31:
February Games 01.28.13
As part of the series of games scheduled against the 4 other Catholic High Schools of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, RND will be competing:
Thursday, February 7 versus St. Paul's of Trenton
Game times and location (games will be at either RND or HC) will be posted on this web page.
Games Schedule for January and February 12.21.12
RND and the 4 other Catholic High Schools in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board have organized a series of boys basketball and girls volleyball games for January and February 2013.
Please - Click Here - to see a schedule of these games. RND is actively working to organize other weekday games from other Eastern Ontario Catholic HIgh Schools.
In addition to these matches the Panthers will travel to Holy Cross on Thursday, January 17 in the annual Memorial games in support of the Canadian Cancer society.
Carl Dorland Tournament - Revised Information 12.21.12
In the New Year the Panthers will travel to the Niagara Region and compete in the Carl Dorland Invitational at Ridley College in St. Catherines on Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12. Click Here to see a tournament draw. The tournament convenor has also sent a map to the school - Click Here.
The Junior and Senior Panthers will be staying at the Best Western - St. Catherines - 2 North Service Road, St. Catherines, Ontario, L2N 4G9 (Phone: 906-934-8000). There are a number of rooms booked for the players and coaches of both RND teams.
The coaches are finalizing traveling arrangements - look for details on this page shortly.
For parents and fans considering traveling with the Panthers please see the following information from the Best Western: Guests to call the hotel to make their own reservation must quote Regiopolis-Notre Dame Basketball and give their credit card number (Toll free number 1-877-688-2324 ext 3) by Monday, January 7, 2013.
Update from E-Mail 01.08.13
Plans for our trip and tournament to Ridley College in St. Catherines are coming together.
Mrs. Lambert, Mrs. Gouett and Mr. Saunders have offered to help with transportation - Thank You. This should provide us with lots of space. We have also rented a van that Mr. Corbin and/or myself will drive.
We have made plans for our team to stay together in the rooms we booked as noted on our web site. As our costs are changing as numbers headed to St. Catherines are changing I not able to give a specific "extra fee" to cover the cost of rooms/transportation. Suffice to say it will be small and if we can cover it with your earlier player's fee - we will. For players traveling with parents; if you plan to stay in a room with a parent please let me know right away.
See the tournament draw, maps and more information on our web site. We plan to leave from RND at 9:30. Be sure to attend the first part of period one to get homework. Let your teachers know of your absence for period 2, 3, and 4.
For our "Hoosiers" trip to Belleville and games on Thursday I booked a bus and we will leave from the Cowdy St. entrance at 2:15. Senior and Junior teams will travel together. Remember to bring both uniforms, towel, water bottle etc... - we are playing two games. We will head right back to RND, by bus, after the second game.
Another Nailbiter for RND 12.08.12
The 8:00 tip for the Championship of the Harrisville Pirates Invitational tournament saw the RND Panthers get out to a very uninspired start. Down 11 - 3 in the games first 3 minutes the Garnet & Gold rallied in an offensively minded period to pull to a 21-21 draw at the end of the first quarter. Foul trouble and some mental lapses hampered RND throughout the contest but especially in the second frame. The hot shooting, home team pulled out to a 35-30 advantage at the half. RND rebounded immediately after the action resumed scoring the first seven points of the second half and for most of the half the Panthers clung to a small lead. A long three pointer from Connor Santoni pushed the lead to 5 with 2 minutes remaining. However the Panthers were holding on in the games final seconds with two starters on the bench having fouled out. With the contest tied at 62, the final 40 seconds saw the Panthers fail to convert on offense and then defend until the final 3.7 when a foul put Harrisville on the line. After the two made free throws RND had a very good look from behind the arc, but it rimmed out and the Panther fell just short of the tournament championship.
The trip to New York state provided RND with two very competitive contests. In 64 minutes of basketball no team had a lead of more than 8 points at any one time. The Panthers return to the practice court after three games in three days with lots to work on and plenty of anticipation of improvement and success ahead.
Panthers Overcome in OT 12.07.12
The RND Varsity Boys Basketball team traveled to Harrisville Central School to compete in the Harrisville Pirates Invitational tournament. The Panthers overcame the Cavaliers of Immaculate Heart College in Watertown, 72 - 68 in overtime, in a very exciting and well played opening round game. Duncan Lambert lead the RND attack dropping in 25 with a balanced inside and outside attack. Kenzie Harris followed with 23 more, many in the fast break and on the offensive boards. The Cavaliers are a young and impressive group of skilled shooters. Well coached and fundamentally sound, several times IHC fought back after RND would work to open a margin of 6 points or more. After a 63-63 tie in regulation, during the extra four minute period RND used its dominance on the boards and power running the floor and driving to the basket to outscore IHC as the Cavalier's outside shooting finally cooled off in the games final minutes.
RND advances to the tournament championship against the home court Harrisville Pirates after they defeated the Gouveneur Wildcats 70 - 48 in the tournaments other opening round game. Added to the excitment and opportunity of the 8:00 championship game is the 4:30 Junior Varsity contest which will feature another match-up between the hometown Pirates and the Junior Varsity RND Panthers.
Harrisville Pirates Tournament 11.25.12
For the first time in three years the Panthers will return to compete in New York State. This year the Senior Panthers will travel to Harrisville, New York for the hometown, Harrisville Pirates tournament. In New York state high school teams are only allowed to play one game a day. For the tournament the Panthers will play on Friday and then again on Saturday.
The Athletics Director and Booster Club at Harrisville have sent the following: Tournament Outline including a Schedule of Games and Thank You Letter.
Parents and Players should consider the following points about traveling to the United States for our basketball games.
Student-Athletes interested in the the Senior Boys Basketball team for the coming 2012-2013 season can meet with Mr. Kenney in Room 158 on Wednesday, October 31 beginning at 11:30.
Winter Season 2012 - Tryouts
All RND Student-Athletes must complete and submit to a RND Teacher Coach a Student Athlete Participation Form before participating in any tryout session. These forms can be downloaded and printed (Click Here) for careful completion before the first tryout session. Questions? Contact Mr. Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Accident Insurance
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board does not provide any accidental death, disability, dismemberments medical/dental expenses insurance on behalf of the students participating on school teams. To cover any potential medical or dental costs, parents are encouraged to consider purchasing the Student Accident Insurance Plan made available by Regiopolis-Notre Dame at the beginning and throughout the school year. Participation is voluntary and costs are to be paid by the parent or guardian. This insurance will provide coverage for school activities as well as activities outside of the school day. For more information on this insurance, visit the www.insuremykids.ca site.