Taylor earns three medals


Donovan Taylor has a little more hardware for his shelf thanks to his performance so far at the Ontario Summer Games in Sudbury.
The 16-year-old member of the Fort Frances Aquanauts earned a pair of medals yesterday, taking silver in the 400m I.M. (4:59.44) and bronze in the 200m free (2:03.05).
They go with a silver Taylor earned in the 200m I.M. (2:19.76) on Wednesday.
Over the first two days of competition, he also has finished fourth in the 100m fly (1:03.82) and fifth in the 50m free (26.70).
Aquanaut teammate Levi Rittau also has seen action in Sudbury.
The 13-year-old posted a ninth-place finish in the 50m free (29.19) and was 16th in the 200m I.M. (2:53.45) on Wednesday.
He also swam with the sixth-place Northwestern Ontario 400m free relay team (4:11.24).
Then yesterday, Rittau finished 12th in the 100m fly (1:21.22) and 17th in the 200m free (2:34.30).
The swimming competition wraps up today.
Meanwhile, volleyball teams with local players have struggled at the Games.
The regional boys’ volleyball team, of which Gavin Moorhouse and Brandon McGinnis are members, fell 2-0 to Southwestern (25-7/25-14), Central West Red (25-7/25-18), and Central West White (25-6/25-16) on Wednesday.
However, Northwestern bounced back with 2-1 wins over Southeastern (15-25, 29-27 and 15-12) and Northeastern (25-17, 27-29 and 15-10), but also were swept 2-0 by Eastern (25-10/25-18).
The squad was slated for a rematch with Eastern in the quarter-finals today.
On the girls’ side, the team featuring Sarah Glover and Caitlin Sande also dropped their opening matches Wednesday.
Northwestern fell 2-0 to Southwestern (25-15/25-13), 2-0 to Central East (25-6/25-13), 2-1 to Central West (26-28, 25-11 and 15-2), and 2-0 to Eastern (25-16/25-20).
The squad also slipped in all four of their matches yesterday, losing 2-0 to Central East (25-16/25-10), 2-0 to Central West (25-21/25-10), 2-1 to Eastern (25-15, 24-26 and 15-6), and 2-0 to another Eastern team (25-8/25-14).
The girls then fell 2-0 to Central East (25-12/25-9) in the playoff round this morning.
They were to battle Northeastern in the ninth-place game later today.