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North Star founds first-ever ultimate frisbee team

Ultimate Frisbee team poses for photo.

Students at North Star High School have hit the field looking to find the end zone, but there are no footballs or pads involved.


The Amherstburg public high school has fielded its first-ever ultimate frisbee team. While all games are at either L’Essor high school in Tecumseh or at Kingsville District High School, practices have been taking place at H. Murray Smith Centennial Park.


“It’s like football with a frisbee,” explained coach Molly Allaire.


Frisbees have to be passed from teammate to teammate without touching the ground with points awarded for reaching the end zone.


“If a disc hits the ground, it’s a turnover and the other team gets it,” she said.

The North Star Ultimate Frisbee team played their first two games April 15 in Kingsville.


“The energy was high and so were the discs! They put up a fight against Maranatha and Kingsville,” said Allaire.


Allaire stated ultimate frisbee is a co-ed sport and there are no referees. The students call their own plays.


“ Ultimate frisbee stresses sportsmanship and fair play,” said Allaire. “Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of mutual respect among competitors adherence to the rules or basic joy of play.”


Spirit of the game awards for the Wolves’ first two games were Tyson Bondy, Emma Paquette, Emily Beauregard, and Ben Buchner.


Allaire said she is a board member with the Windsor Ultimate Frisbee league, with 120 people in the league.


“It’s a growing sport in Windsor-Essex County,” she said.


The sport is part of WECSSAA, she added, and that Sandwich Secondary School made it to OFSAA last year. Eight schools are currently participating in the sport locally.


“It’s a fun sport, anyone can play it,” said Allaire, adding students from all grades can play on the same team.

North Star founds first-ever ultimate frisbee team

By Ron Giofu


 

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