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Juel Finished 4th, Juel Prep Finished 3rd

Both Tri-County teams finished in the top five this season at the Juel finals in Windsor. The Juel team finished 2nd in the regular season and closed the playoffs in 4th while the Juel Prep team finished 5th in the regular season but pulled out a bronze place finish.

3 Thunder Graduates

The Tri-County Thunder program will miss Maya Day, Ali Darling, and Nina Farkic as they graduate from secondary basketball. Both Maya and Nina have committed to play basketball again in the fall. Maya will strengthen the Laurier Golden Hawks and Nina with head south of the border to play for Western Michigan. Ali will be attending Guelph University as an accomplished musician to pursue studies in the arts.

This leaves 10 returning girls on the Juel team who are still continuing to develop this summer in the AAU program and will make a strong appearance in the upcoming season.

 All Star Game Recap

At the awards ceremony, Tri-County’s (Juel Prep) Makeely Shantz was recognized for her community service involvement and honour roll accomplishment, receiving the All Academic award. She was also the Juel Prep All Star game MVP.

Tri-County Thunder All Star nominations included:

Sophomore: Mackeely Shantz, Azaliah Colquhoun, Sydney Guker-Wickie
Juniors: Summer Pahl, Kaitlyn Overeem
Senior: Nina Farkic
Head Coach: (Juniors) Allan Bush


The girls continue to develop their skills this summer playing in tournaments south of the border and making an appearance in the Canadian National Tournament in BC in August.