Ripley wins Walkerton Classic


The Ripley Ravens won the 2017 Walkerton District Community School Elementary School girls basketball tournament last week.

Ripley went 3-0 in Walkerton last week to win the WDCS Classic basketball tournament. Back row, from left, coach Dave Quinn, Mercedes McBride, Kate Leppington, Megan Hirst, Abby MacDonald, Desirae MacLennan, Allison Pope and Tegan VanderHoek. Front row is Kenzie Fry, left, and Hannah Gallant. (submitted photo)


Ripley travelled to the tournament Thursday to face Northport School from Port Elgin in its first game. Ripley walked all over Northport in a fast-paced game. The final score was 39-6. In the next game, Ripley’s quick passing was too much for Chesley as the Ravens dribbled to a 27-12 victory.

Ripley again jumped out to a quick start in the championship game against John Diefenbaker Secondary School of Hanover. The Ravens held a 13-2 lead early in the contest and never looked back. Excellent rebounds and consistent scoring on lay-ups resulted in a 25-13 win for Ripley.