Pye hopes camp will spur basketball growth in Grand Falls-Windsor
GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, NL – Jon Pye learned a lot about basketball while growing up in Grand Falls-Windsor and playing for the Exploits Valley High Eagles.
A couple of Holy Cross players and two members of provincial U16 teams are the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association’s athletes of the month for June.
Jake Warren, a striker with the Crusaders Challenge Cup team, was named the top senior male athlete for the month after he scored eight goals in four games, helping the Crusaders move back into playoff contention by taking 10 out of a possible 12 points in those contests.
Maria Mackey of defending Jubilee Trophy women’s champion Holy Cross scored three goals in seven games and was big contributor to her team posting a June record of 5-1-1. In addition to her playing, Mackey was with the coaching staff for the provincial girls under-15 team that won silver at the Atlantic championship during the month.
Goalkeeper Jacob Dyer of St. John’s was the NLSA junior male athlete for June, based on his performance for Newfoundland’s gold medal-winning team at the Atlantic boys U16 championship in Moncton, N.B., where he maintained a shutout in regular play for each game he played, including the championship game that went to penalty kicks. Dyer is also a member of the Feildians Athletic Association’s team that sits in first place in U17 Premier Youth League.
Midfielder Bethany Hynes of Paradise took junior female honours for the month. She was part of the provincial girls U16 side that went 2-1-1 in the Atlantic championship, finishing third. She is also a member of the NL Girls Canada Games squad competing in the NLSA Ladies Jubilee league on an exhibition basis and which began the season with 5-0-1 record.