Orleans gymnast flies at Elite Canada meet GATINEAU | Julie-Anne Fiset hit the mark at the Elite Canada gymnastics event over the weekend,

complishment for Julie-Anne and for our program,” said Alina Florea, Tumblers head coach. “She’s the first athlete from our club to make it to this level of competition, and she was the only gymnast representing Ot- tawa at Elite Canada. We’re very proud of how hard she worked to get here.” During her two days of effort at the Elite Canada event, Fiset’s strongest effort showed on the balance beam where she placed fifth with a 27.3-point score, close on the heels of the leader’s 29.8 points. Fi- set also achieved an 11th-place finish on the bars.

The three-day event in Gatineau, QC is considered the second-most important na- tional level competition, after the Canadian Championships, in artistic gymnastics. Representing the Tumblers Gymnastics Centre in Orléans, the 12-year-old Fiset clinched a spot for herself at the Canadians later in the year with an overall 16th-rank performance out of a field of 36 in the wom- en’s novice category. “This weekend was an incredible ac-

Falcons sweep season hoops schedule

from success. “We made some key free throws,” said Stoqua, “and our defence was able to pull things out.” The Falcons finish the regular season with a six-and-zero win-loss record. They host the Prescott-Russell playoffs championship tournament on Feb. 12.


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HAMMOND | Where basketball is con- cerned folks in Hammond can take pride in knowing their high school has some of the best players in Prescott-Russell. The Saint Francis Xavier Falcons made a fi- nal sweep of the season’s schedule in senior boys high school basketball after bringing down the St. Thomas Aquinas Ravens 35- 27 in home court action Feb. 5. Coach Scott Stoqua reported that the Falcons led the scoreboard in every quarter period until the final buzzer. “At one point we were up by 20 points,” Stoqua said. Top shooters for the Falcons during the Wednesday match were point guard John- ny Fidaoui with 13 points and shooting guard Zach Barber with 11. Coach Stoqua described the overall play for both teams as “sloppy” and noted that the Falcons suffered many “turnover” situ- ations on the court when the Ravens were able to recover some of their scoring defi- cit and almost take the lead away from the home team. Two factors kept the Ravens

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