DYS hosts annual soccer tourney

Grade seven students from Donald Young School in Emo won the annual soccer tournament there last week but the grade eights didn’t do as well.
DYS beat out Riverview (Rainy River) in the final of the grade seven division (the score was not known) while the Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program topped DYS in a shoot-out in the grade eight showdown.
Students from Sturgeon Creek, McCrosson-Tovell, Nestor Falls, Crossroads, and Our Lady of the Way also took part in the tournament.
“This is an annual thing. We run tournaments at this level to give [the kids] some exposure,” noted Kerri Tolen, a grade seven/eight teacher at DYS.
Tolen explained the all-day, mixed tournament is a part of the phys. ed. program.
“The kids really enjoy [these type of activities],” enthused Tolen. “The activity is run for the students and if the student doesn’t have too many incomplete assignments, then they can participate.”
For the kids who get their homework done, this is sort of their reward to get out for the day, she noted.
“The day went really well,” she added. “We got a lot of feedback from other coaches.”
Many other events like this, including cross-country, track and field, and baseball are held throughout the school year, Tolen said, noting Crossroads was hosting the cross-country meet today (Oct. 4).
“Everyone goes to the cross-country. Fort Frances might come to that one,” she noted.