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The Barrie FC under-14 girls soccer team travelled to Montreal this past weekend to participate in the Challenge Brossard International Tournament. In the back row, from left, are coach Dave Cooke, manager Kimberly Hoppe, Abby Bowland, Sarah Burch, Heather MacTavish, Tristan Dent, Aliscia Kobylnik, Madison Walter, Audrey Burnier, Katrine Thompson, Kate Cooke and coach Will Devellis. In the front row are Salena Devellis, Lauren McConnell, Olivia Swinford, Ana Boon, Cierra Bedford and Nathalie Hoppe. SUBMITTED

They've done it again

This season is proving to be a major success for the 15 players who make up the under-14 Barrie FC soccer team and the coaching staff.

The Huronia Saintes under-18 girls competitive soccer team brought home the silver medal from the Cambridge Heritage Tournament last weekend. The girls opened the event with a 1-1 draw against Niagara Falls, followed by a 3-1 win over Cambridge United and a 3-2 victory against Dundas. In the semifinals, they defeated Burlington, 1-0, but lost to Niagara Falls in the final, 1-0, on a last-minute goal. In the back row, from left, are coach Ken Dove, Sydney Wheeler, head coach Richard Bailey, Brooke Bogden, Keah Hughes, Hannah Brown-Thiesen, Cara Bailey, Hailey Gougeon, Madison Graff-Sakasov, Brooklyn Hicks, assistant coach Todd Peat and Taylor Peat. In the front row, from left, are Julia Dove, Jodie Koniuch, Erin Hale, Jessica Wright, Veronica Blakey-Kellard, Sydney Sitar, Jessica Gauvin and Cheyanne Carvajal. SUBMITTED

Saintes march to silver

The Huronia Saintes under-18 girls competitive soccer team brought home the silver medal from the Cambridge Heritage Tournament last weekend.

The Barrie FC girls under-12 soccer team won the title at a tournament in Rochester, NY, on the weekend. The team includes, top row from left, Ava Clemente, Jane Cooke, Zoey McIntyre, Alex Pino, Sofia Lopez, Olivia Maher, Ava Bydal, Monte Dymond, Alyssia Devellis and Sofia Tomei. In the front row are Vanessa Mafra, Olivia Gardiner and Olivia Raimondi. The coaching staff includes Will Devellis, Jen Cooke and Angelina Devellis. SUBMITTED

Barrie girls bring home gold

The Barrie FC under-12 girls soccer team made their club and city proud this weekend after winning the Cobras FC tournament championship in Rochester, NY.

Friends June and Avery dedicate some time to improving their soccer skills as the two visited Osprey Ridge Park in Barrie on Monday. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Working on their skills

Friends June and Avery dedicate some time to improving their soccer skills as the two visited Osprey Ridge Park in Barrie on Monday.

Players on the Barrie under-14 girls soccer team include, in the back row from left, Kate Cooke, Tristan Dent, Abby Bowland, Aliscia Kobylnik, Cierra Bedford, Katrine Thompson, Sarah Burch, Olivia Swinford and Heather MacTavis. In the front row, from left, are Salena Devellis, Madison Walter, Nathalie Hoppe, Lauren McConnell and Ana Boon. The team staff includes head coach Will Devellis, assistant coach Dave Cooke and manager Kim Hoppe. Absent is Audrey Bernier. SUBMITTED

Solid-gold weekend

The return of Spiritfest for the Barrie Soccer Club couldn’t have finished any better for the under-14 girls blue team.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Champions League final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday June 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Ronaldo helps Real repeat

CARDIFF, Wales — Cristiano Ronaldo showcased his enduring lethal scoring qualities to ensure Real Madrid became the first Champions League holder to retain its title, netting twice in beating Juventus 4-1 on Saturday.

The Barrie Soccer Club’s under-15 boys rep team won a silver medal in their division recently at the Frank Sobil Spring Classic in Oshawa. After winning their round-robin bracket, the boys won their semifinal game and moved on to the final. The final was an exciting and tight game which ended in a draw after extra time, setting up a penalty shootout where the boys fell short and won the silver medal. In the front row are Alex Crohn, Marco Morriello, Max Robb, Jordan Power and Bailey Patterson. In the back row are head coach Arthur Serwaczak, Simon Mirafuentes, Owen Fowler, Jack Lockwood, Nathan Chalk, Victor Oyebolu, John Vuckovic, Mathieu Mandel, Filip Cerovina, Landon Serwaczak, Alex Olic and Ciaran Byles-Ho. SUBMITTED

Barrie U15 team wins silver

The Barrie Soccer Club’s under-15 boys rep team won a silver medal in their division recently at the Frank Sobil Spring Classic in Oshawa.

Matthew Lim, Expand the Reach program facilitator, and Lisa Kalfus, New Path Youth and Family Services residential supervisor and Expand the Reach program manager, get ready for the Mental Health for Coaches workshop at the Barrie Soccer Club in Midhurst this week. SUBMITTED

Soccer club hosts coaches workshop

Expand the Reach, a New Path Youth and Family Services program, held a mental-health awareness workshop this week in Midhurst in partnership with the Barrie Soccer Club ahead of the upcoming season.

Barrie Central Collegiate graduate Katie Shipley, who is attending Tennessee Tech University on a soccer scholarship, will receive the Horizon Award on Saturday. The award goes to a freshman student in the exercise science, physical education and wellness degree program who excels on the field and in the classroom. SUBMITTED

Big things on horizon

When Katie Shipley went to check her mail and saw there was a letter, the first-year Tennessee Tech University student thought it was likely a bill of some sort.

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