The U-10 Soccer team hosted their second home game of the season yesterday against Bayview Glen. Despite the cold weather, we pushed through and played an awesome game. Both Harrison and George made unbelievable stops in net. Congratulations to Ben who scored a breakaway goal for Crestwood. We are looking forward to our next two games on Monday! Way to go team!
-Coach Hailey Offman
The U11 soccer team put in a great performance away to Bayview Glen last night! On a cold, windy afternoon the team showed a true battling spirit and really grew into the game after falling behind. Thato scored a majestic goal with a chip of the opposition goalkeeper to cap a great 2nd half. The result really sets us up for the games and tournament next week.
-Coach Paul Pembridge
It was another close game for the Grade 6 Soccer team but ultimately another defeat. The long road trip north to Newmarket to play Pickering College caused the team to have some ‘bus legs’ as we got off to a slow start and quickly fell behind 3-0. Some magnificent goalkeeping from Mikel kept the lead at 3 and the team rallied in the second half bringing the game back to 3 -2 but we could not find the equalizing tally. Good effort team.
-Coach Kevin Greenacre
Anxiety disorders among children are on the rise: more medications are being prescribed, new disorders are appearing and children are struggling to take on the world around them. Taking a health perspective, Dr. Russell will help us understand how to shift the burden or responsibility to children, something that helps them take on anxiety.
Returning to the Crestwood Community for an evening of thought provoking discussion on how to best help kids thrive in anxious times. Come ready to learn common sense strategies to help children navigate ‘That Big Bad World’.
Date: Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Crestwood Lower School
Kindly RSVP to Grace by October 18th, 2018
A brace from Griffyn was not enough as Crestwood grade 6 soccer team conceded two penalty kicks in a tough loss to Montcrest School. On an unseasonably hot day, the boys started slowly and were behind inside 5 minutes, more goals against followed and the team found themselves 4 goals down at half-time and fading fast. A spirited second-half performance most notably from Nicolaas and Griffyn brought Crestwood back into the game, but it was not enough. Final score Crestwood 3 – 5 Montcrest.
The U-10 soccer team hosted their first home game of the season against Montcrest School. We are so proud of the team for putting in their best effort this game! We showed major improvement from our first game and we can’t wait to play again next week. It was a very close game with Ben and George both scoring goals for Crestwood. Way to go team!
The U9 soccer team hosted our first at home game against Montcrest School this past Tuesday, October 9th. It was an exciting game and we got our first win of the season! Everyone played hard and had fun! A special shout out to Mark and Zachary for scoring our goals. We ended the game with a final score of 6-4. We are excited for our next game at Bayview Glen. Thanks to all the parents and teachers who came out to cheer us on!
-Coaches Robinson & Solski
The U12 Girls basketball team played their 3rd game of the season on Tuesday, October 9th in their home gym against Montcrest School. It was a nail biter of a game from start to finish! We started off slow with a deficit of 7-0 in the first quarter, but we stayed positive, knowing our shots would start falling. We started to make our comeback and with numerous lead switches throughout the first 3 quarters, the team stayed focused and confident into the 4th quarter. With the help of a few clutch baskets in the 4th quarter, Crestwood celebrated their first victory of the season with a final score of 26-19. We are so proud of the improvement the team has demonstrated into the second week of their season. We are looking ahead to our first away game on Thursday, October 11th against Villanova. Congratulations to the team (and fans) for a fantastic first win!
The Cross Country Team laced up on a beautiful fall afternoon to conquer the trails at Sunnybrook Park. Our Grade 3s set off running first and many of our students placed top 10 in the Under 9 category. Way to go James, Jordyn, Aiden, George, Dimitri, Natasha and Davis! Next, our Grade 4s zoomed through the finish line. Again, Crestwood had some top 10 racers. Well done Angus, Nathan, Fergus, Dara, and Sanaad. We ended our afternoon meet when the Grade 5 and 6 team members took off at a steady pace and completed a challenging 2 km run. Jameson, Daniel, Cooper, Tate, Noah, Elle, and Johnny all came across the finish line with a smile. Keep challenging your personal best Crestwood Cross Country Team. Your coaches and parents can’t wait to cheer you on at our next meet on Thursday!
The U12 Girls basketball team had their first game of the season on Tuesday, October 2nd. Not only was it the first game of our season, but it was the first game ever played in our brand new gym! The excitement in the air from the team, the coaches, and all their fans was extraordinary! We were so impressed with the improvement the players have made since last season, and they hustled their way to an almost victory. It was an extremely close game through all four quarters, ending in a 3 point deficit for the Crestwood Cubs. Multiple players scored baskets, and we witnessed some beautiful assists and intense defence. Coach Fuller and Coach Kanfi are so proud of the teamwork and sportsmanship displayed by all the athletes.
Thank you to our scorekeeper – Carly Sherman. Our next game is this Thursday, October 4th, in our home gym once again! Hope to see you there!
Goals for Grifyn and Christopher were not enough as the Grade 6 Soccer team lost 3 – 2 against TFS. On a rain-soaked evening, Crestwood started the game slowly and was quickly behind by two. The boys rallied in the second half and brought the game level, but with only one minute remaining TFS stole the victory.
The U9 soccer team had their first game against Sterling Hall School this past week. Fun was had by all! Special shout outs to Blake and Joey who each scored a goal. We finished with a final score of 5-2 for Sterling Hall. Even though we didn’t win, all players were stars on the field-Your coaches are very proud of you!
The Crestwood Ball Hockey League will launch on Tuesday, April 24th at lunch recess. We held a short meeting today to see how many players were interested and ended up with close to twenty boys and girls. Each player is asked to bring in their helmet, stick and gloves in order to protect themselves during games. The CBHL has been running for over 5 years now and focuses on participation, competition, and primarily fun. We will see everyone on Tuesday.
It was an excellent day for Crestwood’s Track and Field team yesterday. The team participated in 50m sprint, 200m dash, hurdles, javelin, high jump, long jump, and more. Congratulations to all the runners at yesterday’s meet, as they truly did their best. The U10 relay team came 2nd place. Congratulations to Grade 4 students, Aidan Tatuch, Jayin Vohra, Ben Perenbroom, and Daniel Hayeems. Give those students a round of applause. In the U11, we had a mix of U10s and 11s. They came last unfortunately but amazingly faced all U12 runners! It wasn’t very fair, but the U10 and 11 runners did just as well with Oliver starting the relay and Max ending it. Remember, first isn’t the goal. The goal is to have fun, participate and compete. Congratulate Gr 4 students, Oliver and Max Turnbull, and Gr 5 students, Noah Kassam and Tyler Elwood! In the U12 race, there was another mix! They tied first, with Kamni starting the relay and Christopher ending it! The final congrats are to Gr 6 students, Kamni Akodi, Coen Rocha and Ben Aspden, and in grade 5, to Christopher Bar. Another round of applause! In the other races and activities, everyone did a superb job. But also big thanks to Coaches Fuller, Brenzel, Kanfi, and Davies who helped because we could not have done it without you.
-Gr.5 student Christopher Bar
Crestwood School and Crestwood Preparatory combined forces to take on Blyth Academy in some exciting exhibition hockey games at Scotiabank Pond this past Wednesday. Players from Grade 5, 6, 7 and 8 were invited to participate and we created two equal teams to take part in three games. Our final game was fantastic as the two Crestwood squads battled to a 7-7 tie. It was a beautiful sight to see the lower and upper school players working together and having fun on the ice, dancing, singing, skating and scoring with – and against – each other. The camaraderie, teamwork and displays of skill between the two schools on Tuesday is a great indication of the things to come in Crestwood hockey! We would like to thank Principal Adam Hurley and the Blyth Academy for their hospitality (including a delicious lunch) and all of our participating players and supporting parents.
Special thanks to Lee Grunberg and Joe DiIulio for you help.
The Spring Sports season is warming up here at Crestwood School. The U12 softball and the Jr. track & field teams will launch their seasons next week on Monday, April 9th.
We welcome students from grades 3-6 interested in track & field to join us as we kick off our season. Athletes interested in Softball try-outs, please make sure you have your softball glove and running shoes this Monday, as spring training begins. Primary track members your season will begin later in the month as the weather turns from winter to spring. Practices will take place during lunchtime recess.
Starting this coming Thursday, all students in the junior division excited about an intramural ball hockey league, sign your name to the list outside the computer lab. This league will run at lunch recess. All players will be required to supply their own helmet with faceguard, hockey gloves and a stick.
– Sherri Brenzel
Every Thursday Grades JK-3 busily board the Fun Bus en route to York Mills Arena. With the help of their teachers and parent volunteers, the students lace up and hit the ice for their skating instruction as part of their Physical Education program.
The Letskate® and Letspowerskate® programs were designed by Tammy Keogh, owner and founder of Performance Skating Schools. Tammy’s passion for skating and expertise are the driving force behind her renowned methods. Modern teaching techniques along with interesting teaching aids are applied. Their success is largely due to the fact that skills/levels are taught in proper sequence. Performance Skating Schools’ vision is to bring a positive skill building athletic experience to your students. By introducing skating lessons in a learning atmosphere that will challenge students to do their best, inspire them to love skating and develop lasting skills they will share with friends and family.
The U12 Coed Hockey team defeated Royal St Georges College 7-5 on Friday to capture the Division 1(B) Championship at UCC. The boys and girls grabbed three exciting victories en route to their second title in three years. Last year we lost the final to SAC in overtime. We have ten teams in our CIS U12 DIV1 league. The top four teams (UCC “6”, TFS, Crescent, SAC) play for the top title and the next six teams (RSGC, Crestwood, UCC “5”, SHS, PC and CDS) play for a consolation cup.
We began our day against a resilient Country Day School team that had us down 2-0 before we realized we were playing a hockey game. The players stayed calm and we eventually broke through in the second period before storming back and stuffing the Cyclones 6-4. Our second game was another tough test as we faced the UCC “5” team in their packed home arena. It was a back and forth affair and the Blues had us down 3-1 heading into the third but we popped a quick powerplay marker and never looked back, blasting the Blues 6-4. The championship game had us facing a tough Royal St Georges squad who had recently defeated us 6-2 at Bill Bolton Arena. The boys and girls executed our game plan perfectly and we were able to capture the title with a 7-5 victory. Congrats to all of our players and their parents for your hard work, commitment, sportsmanship and support throughout this hockey season.
-Coaches Connors, Sherri Brenzel and Sandy Brenzel
The U12 Girls Volleyball team capped off their season with some great volleyball at Bayview Glen during Saturday’s tournament. The ladies played with dedication, teamwork, and grit, despite falling to their opponents. They played two especially close games against Branksome Hall and Bayview Glen, only short of a win by 2 points. Izzy, Andrianna, and Chloe spiked and bumped like pros. McKenzie and Mikayla aced their opponents multiple times throughout the day, while Selene, Amy, Judy, and Jordyn volleyed with ease.
A special thank you goes out to Wendy Baker for acting as a line judge during two matches, and all the parents that came out to cheer on the team. The team had amazing support from the girls’ families this season; Coaches Parsons and Suckstorff are so thankful and appreciative.
We are so proud of the girls’ growth, commitment, and positivity during the season. It is our hope that everyone will continue to play volleyball for many years to come. Thanks for a great season, ladies!
-Coaches Suckstorff & Parsons
On Saturday, Feb 24th the grade 6, U12 basketball team took to the court for their final tournament of the season. In their first game of the day, Crestwood faced the competitive team from RSGC. Our boys were focused and ready to set foot on the court for a 10:30am tip off. The game saw end to end play until half time where the score was 20 -20. Our bench was a bit short on game day, but that did not stop Fin, Max, Adam and Justin from leaving everything they had on the court, dribbling, shooting and passing as if on fire. Kevin had his best defensive game of the season while, Coen Rickey, and Farnood covered the backboard for rebound after rebound. Missing from the weekend line-up were Jordan and Seth.
The first game ended with Crestwood taking a tough loss. The boys had only 15 minutes to gather their strength, put their game face on to play Montcrest School. With Geoff joining the team for the second game, we felt we had fresh legs and of course the famous Geoff “Curry” shot. The boy’s battled hard, but to no avail, there was very little left in the tank. We lost both games that day, but it didn’t damper our Crestwood spirit or the memories and friendships we made as a result of being part of the U12 BBall team. From the first tryout in November, right through until the tournament in February the coaches and team members participated in 2 tournaments, 9 season games and countless practices. Their skill, teamwork, and sportsmanship grew with each passing month. Mr. Conn and I wanted to thank the parents and players for a fabulous season and we hope you continue your love of basketball, as you move on to your new schools.
-Coaches Conn & Brenzel
This past Saturday (February 24th) members of the U10 Basketball team came together early at Crescent to finish off their whirlwind season. The season started great with a few big wins followed by a slump in the tail end. Without reservation the team was ready to put a confident cap on their season.
Facing off against Bayview Glen first Crestwood took the lead early in the match. In the end the U10’s would hold off a late Bayview Glen rush to win 22 – 10.
In their second matchup Crestwood tipped off against Tournament host Crescent in what was an energy filled domination of their opponent with a strong 28 – 8 win.
The team’s toughest challenge would come in their third and final game against Sterling Hall. Having matched up once before at the beginning of the season they knew to expect a good challenging game.
Despite both teams playing hard earlier neither team was willing to give up any ground and both came out with maximum energy.
The SHS sharks would take the lead going into half leading Crestwood by 6 points. Not willing to concede the championship the U10’s collected themselves at half time and buckled down to take a 2 point lead going into the final shift. After tying things up a few times Crestwood would take the lead one final time and hold on for a heart pumping 22-20 championship win.
Congratulations to all members of the U10 basketball team on their development and work over a long hard season.
This past Saturday, the Crestwood Boys U11 Basketball team arrived at Country Day School after a season of ups and downs, unsure of how the Championship Tournament would play out. After two brilliant games against Bayview Glen, the boys had made it to the Championship Finals against Country Day. After a fierce yet positive battle on the court, our boys prevailed. By keeping the pressure on, fighting for baskets every minute and showing off excellent defensive tactics, they were victorious champions! Coach Maalouf and Pembridge could not be prouder of how these boys progressed throughout the season. Congratulations on a well deserved victory!
-Coaches Pembridge & Maalouf
The U12 basketball team rebounded, passed and shot their way to a convincing 37-19 win over the Bayview Glen Gryphons on Tuesday. An energetic first half performance by Max Babington got this going for the Cubs as they led by 7 at the break. The second half was highlighted by Finley Burke’s sharp shooting as he dropped ten quick points to ground the Gryphons. Jordan, Coen, Adam and Geoff also contributed buckets in our win. All members of the team played great defence. Great job guys. We look forward to our final tournament on Saturday at Crescent. Good luck team.
The U9 basketball team played TFS on Tuesday afternoon at Glendon. It was a defensive battle throughout the game with a final score of 12-8 for Crestwood. The whole team played exceptionally well, with Ben Maharaj leading the team in scoring. We are excited for our final tournament on Friday Feb. 23!
The lone girl on the ice, Hannah Hurwitz set up two goals and Milo Tian registered 3 points as our U12 hockey defeated the UCC (gr.5) hockey team 6-1. The result was never in question as our team carried the play from puck drop until the final whistle. Jason Zhou had two points as did Sharkey Chen and Patrick Shain. Shain has shown remarkable improvement over the past two years and his hard work paid off with a goal and an assist. The final piece of the puzzle was goaltender Ethan Aptekar who was nearly perfect behind a very solid defense. Great job! We finish up our regular season next Thursday @UCC with a game versus their grade 6 team.
On Tuesday, the Crestwood Badminton team hosted Branksome Hall for our second round of club play. Although illness had felled three of our players, our remaining athletes Ben, Chris, Jayin, Thato, and Evan rallied to compete in several doubles matches each. To vary the play, Crestwood players later teamed up with Branksome partners for some fun mixed doubles games. Coaches Krashinsky and Offman are proud of the team’s sportsmanship, flexibility, and efforts.
While this was our final match, we’ll continue to play together on Tuesdays until the March Break.
The U12 Basketball team used a complete team effort to capture a victory at Country Day School Cyclones on Wednesday. Every player contributed in a positive way. After facing some very tough talent as of late it was certainly a welcome win for a team that always works hard from the tip to the final whistle. Finley, Jordan, Geoff and Justin handled the bulk of the offense while Max, Rickey, Seth, Farnood, Ben and Coen drove a defense that was tenacious all game. Congrats lads and we are back at it on Monday when we hit the hardwood at Montcrest School for a 4PM tip.
The U12 Coed hockey team was rolling along pretty good until they ran into a very good Toronto French School team yesterday. Our squad fell behind early and played most of the game in their own end as TFS used their speed and structure to stifle any opposition. Although frustrated at times our team continued to fight and finally broke through when Gr. 6 skaters Milo Tian and Canaan Li slammed home a perfect passing play to put us on the board. Final score was TFS 7 – Crestwood 2. The team returns to action on Tuesday when we travel to Bill Bolton Arena to clash with Royal St. George’s College.
The U10 basketball team is doing well so far this season. Coming off two recent rough matches against T.Y.S and C.D.S. they dribble into the tail end of their season with a 2-2 record. Looking to break out and open things up the team is excited about the next few games against Montcrest, Crescent and UCC. The team has been playing hard and developing some great skills this season. The team is looking to make some waves at the final tournament on February 24th.