West Niagara Secondary Sports


September - November

Coach: Ms. Miller and Ms. Bach

Do you 'rule the paint', throw 'three-pointers from downtown', or would just love to try?  Then join the junior or senior Girls' Basketball team! Each team plays a 10-12 game schedule (play-offs to follow) in a season that runs from September until mid-November.  Practices are held two to three times per week, before and/or after school. Uniforms are provided, but students must provide their own appropriate shoes. Twelve – fifteen students are selected for each team.  If you'd like to be one of them, come and try out for the Girls' Basketball team!


October to March

Coaches: Mrs. Schaefer, Mr Gibson, Mr. Domanico

The Wrestling Team officially begins in October and runs through to the OFSAA Championships held in March. Wrestling is an awesome sport that combines technique with speed, strength and power. You do not need any experience to join the team - we can teach you it all! We will have a number of tournaments that will begin in November, leading up to OFSAA. Practices will be Monday - Thursday after school. 


September - November

Coach:  Mr. Chiarello, Mrs. Bacchus

West Niagara Secondary School is excited to have both, Junior and Senior Boys Volleyball team for this upcoming 2022-2023 season.The Junior boys Volleyball Team is open to all student athletes in grade 9 and 10, while the Senior Boys Team is for boys in grade 11 and 12. The Boys Volleyball season includes scheduled league play and a variety of local tournaments which aid in the developing skills of our players. Practices are multiple times per week after school. Come out and see what it’s all about!


September - October

Coach: Ms. Short and Mrs. Putzman

Field hockey is best described as a combination of soccer and ice hockey with lots of crazy rules thrown in!  This varsity team is open to all female athletes from grade 9-12. The 2022/23 Field hockey season will consist of a number of daytime jamboree games where the team will get to compete against a number of local teams in a tournament format. We will also be attending a tournament to test our skills outside of the DSBN.  Practices are two-three times per week and the season is over by the third week in October.


September - November

Coach: Brad Holland

The Golf team enjoys a number of days where they get to compete against other DSBN schools on a few of the local Golf Courses in the Niagara Region. Although, golf is a team sport, student athletes can qualify individually for subsequent tournaments by attaining a qualifying score on the Zone sanctioned golf course.


September - November

Coaches: Mr. Silverthorne

The Varsity Football Team is open to all student athletes wanting to engage in some fierce competition and team camaraderie. The Football team practices everyday after school and competes in game play once a week beginning in mid September.


Coach: Mr. Piotrowski and Miss. Mokrzynski 

September to October

Junior and Senior tennis teams practice twice a week throughout September and October and have Zone tournaments in September and a SOSSA tournament in October.  Singles and doubles positions on the team are available but due to the short season, prior experience is an asset. It is an intense but fun experience!


September to November

Coach: Miss Beuttenmiller, Mr. Mitchell, Ms. Awram

The cross country team is open to all student-athletes who want to experience a wide array of cross country training. Training for cross country includes road running, hills, and interval training. We meet after school Monday-Thursday for practices. The cross country team participates in one invitational meet at the beginning of the season. The qualifying meets, Zone and SOSSA, begin mid-October and run through to the OFSAA Championship which is the first weekend in November. Running is for everyone! Come on out and give it a try!



March to June

Coach : Mr. Brown

Rugby is an exciting sport that once you start playing, you can’t get enough of it. All girls from grade 9-12 are welcome to play this exhilarating sport. Condition practices begin in February (2-3 days per week) and we move outdoors after the March Break (4 days a week). Tournament and league play begins in mid-late April.



October to March

Coach: Mr. Piotrowski & Mr. Bosnic

The Varsity Hockey season runs from late October right up until March. The team will play approx 20-30 games with 1-2 practices after school. We are always looking for Grade 9 and 10 players.There are 2 mandatory practices each week along with one to two games a week. If you play rep hockey you are eligible to play high school hockey, however, you need to commit to both teams. The fee to play high school hockey is roughly $250.


Boys Jr Hockey


Coach: Mr. Bosnic & Mr. Piotrowski

Junior - The Jr. Hockey team will start up in February practicing once a week and will play roughly 8 inter-league games and enter approximately 2-3 tournaments. The season will conclude in mid April. 

The fee to play high school hockey is roughly $150.

Girls Hockey

November to March

Coaches: Mr. Piotrowski and Ms. Miller

The Girls Hockey season runs from November right up until March. The team will play approx 20-30 games with  one practice a week after school hours. We are always looking for Grade 9 and 10 players. If you play rep hockey you are eligible to play high school hockey, however, you need to commit to both teams. The fee to play high school hockey is roughly $250. The Girls program has been very successful the last few years advancing to SOSSA and OFSAA.

Swim Team - October to March

Coaches: Kathaleen McNeil and Kelly Sueter and Stephanie Mokrzynski


Swim Team officially begins in October and runs through to the OFSAA Championships held in March. Juniors compete with other juniors, and seniors against seniors. All students are welcome to participate.  A basic knowledge of swim strokes and the ability to tread water is the only requirement. There are three formal meets at Brock University Pool throughout the season, leading up to OFSAA, practices to be determined.

Boys and Girls Soccer

April to June

Girls Coach: Ms.Miller and Ms.Smith 

Boys Coach: Mr. Dobrovolski, Ms. Perri

The school offers a boys' and girls' soccer team with practices following the March Break.  Each team of up to 20 players play a 6-8 game season that runs through May. Uniforms are provided for players.  Students must provide their own soccer spikes and shin pads. The regular schedule is usually supplemented by one or two tournaments.  Boys and girls of all ages are invited to try out for the teams. Practices run in the gym until the weather clears for field play. Coaches will discuss the practice schedule with team members.


Coach: Mrs. Heeringa and Mrs. Sueter 

April to May

This co-ed varsity team will consist of beginner to experienced Ultimate players from grades 9 - 12 who love to play competitively and fairly, be outdoors, and throw a disc! Our practices will prepare us for a few recreational tournaments preparing us for the DSBN zone competion.  Students would benefit from wearing cleats. Spirit of the Game is of utmost importance!


Coach: Mrs. Bacchus and Ms Miller

November to March

The girls’ volleyball season stretches from late November into March and there are teams at both the Junior and Senior levels.  The season is composed of 8-12 games and 2 or 3 tournaments. We are either playing or practicing 3 times per week and a full commitment is expected.  If you are serious about playing volleyball this is a good opportunity for some excellent competition. Players generally have a wide range of abilities, but all girls develop their skills in volleyball while having fun and experiencing success in a positive team environment.


End of October - March (dryland training);  Mid March - Beginning of June (on the water racing season!)

Coach: Ms. Coppinger (Room 308, or 305, or the Family Studies Office)

Rowing is a sport that requires hard work, dedication, the ability to work as part of a team and, most importantly, the ability to have fun.

Training for the school season begins in the Spartacus room at the end of October. Students new to the sport learn the mechanics of the rowing stroke on the ergometer and begin to build their cardiovascular base. This involves rowing on the erg, running and circuit weights. Experienced rowers begin a more advanced program to further increase their fitness base.

Mid March (typically around March Break) rowers begin on the water. Practices are everyday and regattas take place on weekends. We participate in various regattas locally like Mother’s Day and the Canadian Secondary School Rowing Championships (Schoolboy) as well as in regattas out of town like the Stotesbury Cup in Philadelphia, PA. The rowing season ends the first weekend of June with the Schoolboy Regatta.

All athletes are required to fundraise to offset the cost of this sport.



February to April

Coaches:  Mrs. Heeringa

The badminton team begins informal play in late February and team selections for the midget, junior and senior teams are made in March. Students can choose to play singles, doubles or mixed doubles.  They will be practicing regularly in preparation for the DSBN zone qualifier where the top 2 teams make it on to further levels of competition.


Coach:  Mr.Huisman (Senior), Mr. Chiarello (Junior)

November to March

Basketball is offered at the junior and senior levels and runs from mid-November to the end of February.  Each team plays a 10-12 game schedule with playoffs to follow. Tournaments entered number three to four per team and usually run on weekends.  Practices are held daily and could be either before or after school. Uniforms are provided by the school. Students must provide their own running shoes.  Twelve-fifteen students are selected for each team.


Coach: Mrs. Whitehead

October to March

Both Men’s and Ladies’ curling teams practice at the Grimsby Curling Club and play 10 games within the board leading to playoffs. Both teams won the SOSSA championship. We can teach you to curl, no experience or equipment needed!


Coach: Miss Beuttenmiller

March to June

The outdoor track and field season begins in March and continues through the first week of June. Track and field offers something for everyone; events include sprints, middle distance, long distance, hurdles, steeplechase, throwing, and jumping. Coaches will help you determine which events you’d like to compete in. There are three age categories for both boys and girls. The track and field team meets after school Monday-Thursday for practices. Our season consists of an invitational meet and three qualifying meets starting in May, Zone, SOSSA, and OFSAA South Regionals, which lead up to the OFSAA Championships.