Thurber teams win Cougar Classic handball tournament

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders won both the boys’ and girls’ titles at the initial Notre Dame Cougar Classic handball tournament during the weekend. The Raiders downed Our Lady Of The Snows in both division finals — winning the girls’ 13-7 and the boys’ 17-14. Isabelle Lauer led the LTCHS girls with four goals.

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders won both the boys’ and girls’ titles at the initial Notre Dame Cougar Classic handball tournament during the weekend.

The Raiders downed Our Lady Of The Snows in both division finals — winning the girls’ 13-7 and the boys’ 17-14.

Isabelle Lauer led the LTCHS girls with four goals.

Earlier they downed Bentley 15-6, Mayerthorpe 20-19, Our Lady Of The Snows 18-11, Bishop O’Byrne of Calgary 27-3 and Notre Dame 15-2.

Lauer scored four times against Bentley, who got two goals from Victoria Pacholko. Kelsie Smale had seven goals against Mayerthorpe, Lauer four against Our Lady, Sarah Thomas four against O’Byrne and Jade Kolkman five against Notre Dame. Autumn Letkeman had both Cougar goals.

Mayerthorpe stopped Bentley 18-9 in the third-place game while Notre Dame defeated Bishop O’Byrne 4-3 in a shootout to take fifth place.

In other games Bentley defeated Bishop O’Byrne 15-4 with Pacholko scoring twice, Mayerthorpe 13-11 with Alyssa Hyink connecting five times and Notre Dame 9-5 with Savanna Spendiff scoring three goals. Katrina Logan had two goals for the Cougars.

Bentley also lost 10-6 to Our Lady Of The Snows. Ally Holden had four goals for Bentley.

In other Notre Dame games, the Cougars lost 16-9 to Our Lady Of The Snows despite four goals by Kristen Pinkney, The Cougars lost 15-14 to Mayerthorpe and downed Bishop O’Byrne 15-2. Logan had four goals against Mayerthorpe and Kate Jensen three against O’Byrne.

Jarrett Zilinski led the LTCHS boys in the final with three goals.

In round-robin play, the Raiders downed Bentley 16-13, Bishop O’Byrne 15-10, Our Lady Of The Snows 13-10, Frank Maddock 16-7 and Notre Dame 17-16.

Zilinski had six goals against Bentley, who got five from Merle Saari. Zilinski also connected four times against O’Byrne, four times against Our Lady and seven times against Maddock. Justin Anderson had four goals against the Cougars, who got four goals from Keegan MacDonald.

The Cougars downed Bentley 22-19 in the third-place game while O’Byrne stopped Frank Maddock 18-15 to take fifth place.

Parker Dahl led the Cougars with seven goals while Kolton Hueppelsheusser had five for Bentley.

In pool play, the Cougars stopped Frank Maddock 19-15, Bentley 23-22 and O’Byrne 18-11 and lost 15-7 to Our Lady.

MacDonald had seven goals against Maddock and five against Our Lady. Michael Ozga had six goals against Bentley and Nic Walker four against O’Byrne.

Bentley got four goals from Spencer Holden against the Cougars.

They also downed Frank Maddock 23-16, O’Byrne 16-12 and Our Lady 13-9.

Saari had four goals against Maddock and O’Byrne while Nathan Dennehy had four against Our Lady.

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