Some Summer Games results from Mississauga
by Randy Pascal
Early results from the 2016 Ontario Summer Games in Mississauga have carried a mixed bag for local athletes.
Coach Bruce Bourget and the Team North girls got off to a 2-0 start on Friday, beating Huron Region 46-32 before knocking off the
Capital Region by a near identical score of 44-32.
Delaney Bourget (14), Dylann Mazzuchin (7), Mireille Dimaio (6) and Sami Dunlop-Bassett (6) paced the attack for the local
crew in the opener.
The team plays two more round robin games on Saturday (vs Niagara Region and Central East), and must finish in the top two of six in order
to advance to semi-final action on Sunday morning.
Local golfer Tristan Renaud of the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club came through with a very impressive performance, finishing tied for fourth
place in a field of 60 golfers.
Carding a three round score of one under par 215 (71-71-73), Renaud was deadlocked with Matthew Anderson of Mississauga, just two shots back of
bronze medal winner Michael vin Schalburg of King City.
Marissa Meandro claimed gold in her weight class in the "kata" (forms) karate competition. The win automatically qualifies Meandro for Nationals
later this year, while she also prepares to leave for Guayaquil (Ecuador), site of the Junior Pan American Championships from August 22nd
to the 28th.
Her younger sister, Juliana Meandro, finished fifth in her grouping. Valley East boxer Justin Labelle dropped his opening bout on Friday,
defeated on a TKO by Marcus McDonald from the Beaver Boxing Club in Ottawa.
Teammate Brett Huard (63-66 kg) will be fighting Saturday afternoon against Stalin Castillo of Windsor, while Lance Chretien (60-64
kg) steps in the ring against Shane Tremblay of Scarborough.
Labelle is schedule for a second bout opposite Linden Paquette of Brantford, also on Saturday evening. In women's hockey action, Riley
Manselka and her Team Rivard mates have booked their berth in the Saturday semi-finals, earning a pair of wins (2-1 vs Team Scherer, and 4-3 vs
Team Schuler) in addition to a 2-2 tie with Team Hunter.
The Team North baseball crew are still looking for their first victory, dropping a 10-3 decision to the York Simcoe Baseball Association Friday
afternoon, and saddled with a second straight loss at the hands of Hamilton District Baseball Association later that night.