U14 Shakell


Justin Shakell
Head Coach

Chris Drumm
Assistant Coach

Melissa Gabourie

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U14 Callahan Div 2 Ontario Cup Bronze

By Spirits | May 9, 2024 |

The Belleville Spirits U14 Callahan girls travelled to Niagara this past weekend to compete at the Ontario Cup Provincial playoff. As the 3 seed in Division 2, the girls we were positioned to compete for a medal. Opening game on Friday night was against the Barrie Royals who Belleville had already beaten once earlier in…

u14 Callahan girls leave Blessed Sacrament 4-0 with a gold medal

By Spirits | April 23, 2024 |

By: Jessyka Maliksi HAMILTON – After a long two days of battling, the Belleville Spirits u14 Callahan girls came up on top, bringing home the gold medal. Last weekend, the girls competed at the Blessed Sacrament Tournament in Hamilton. Starting their Saturday off with an early morning game against Milton Stags. They started off strong,…

U14 Spring Team Tryouts

By Spirits | April 20, 2024 |

U14 Spring Team tryouts start after Ontario Cup! 🏀 All players born 2010 & 2011 welcome! ➡️ Tuesday April 30th and Thursdsy May 2nd ➡️ Practices will be Mondays and Thursdays starting the following week at BSS ➡️ Weekend tournaments and games that may involve travel and hotel stays throughout May and June For more…

U14 Season Recap

By Spirits | June 1, 2023 |

The u14 major bantam team consisted of seven grade 7’s and four grade 8’s. They played in the OBL under division 5 competing against AA teams. It was a season full of growth and development which eventually turned into meeting individual player milestones and team successes. The overall record of the team was 25 wins…

U14 Spirits are Ontario Cup Gold Medal Champions!

By Spirits | May 2, 2023 |

The u14’s agreed on one goal….to win the final game of the season regardless of where they placed… and that is exactly what they did. Niagara Falls was the final stop in the Spirits u14’s girls season as they attended the Ontario Cup finals this past weekend. All of their effort, dedication, teamwork and growth…

U14s final OBL weekend

By Spirits | April 12, 2023 |

This past weekend saw the U14 girls compete in their final OBL weekend before heading off to play in the Ontario Cup finals in Niagara Falls on April 29th/30th. As expected following a long lay-off over March, the girls came out a little slow and sluggish in their first game versus Vaughan City. Turn-overs on offense…

U14’s go 3-1 in OBL weekend #4

By Spirits | February 27, 2023 |

The u14’s hit the hardwood this past weekend, following a lengthy three week layoff from games. With an impressive record of 5-1 (tied for first place), prior to the OBL break, the girls moved up a pool in their division with 5 other teams. Their first game was against the Orangeville Hawks, a team they…

U14 Belleville Spirits golden in Orleans

By Spirits | February 6, 2023 |

By BROCK ORMOND, from InQuinte.ca The U14 Belleville Spirits basketball team took the mantle of ‘golden girls’ on the weekend. The Spirits clinched the Division 3 gold medal at the Mike O’Connor Memorial Tournament in Orleans (near Ottawa) on Sunday with a 35-14 victory over the Kanata Selects. That win capped off a 4-0 weekend…

Another successful OBL weekend for U14s

By Spirits | January 29, 2023 |

The U14 Spirit girls had another successful OBL weekend playing in Toronto, with two solid wins. Their first game was versus first place Orangeville Hawks where the girls stepped up their defence in the second half and distributed the ball well on offence to finish with a 39-28 win. Whitney Milne lead all scorers with…

U14’s host tri-meet at St Theresa’s

By Spirits | January 12, 2023 |

The U14 Belleville Spirits would like to thank nteam sponsors Meta Employment Services and Amer Sports ahead of their tri-meet this weekend. The major bantams are hosting County Clippers and Kingston Impact at St Theresa’s Catholic Secondary School.

5 Spirits teams play this weekend

By Spirits | January 11, 2023 |

All 5 Spirits teams will be playing a pair of games this weekend as the second half of the season starts with a bang.  

Mike O’Connor Tournament – Bantam Win Bronze

By Spirits | February 11, 2020 |

The Mike O’Connor Memorial Tournament is held in Ottawa every February to honor the late Mike O’Connor. The weekend is about bringing basketball clubs together to celebrate basketball and to continue developing skills. This year 87 teams took part! The Spirits Atom (U12 – McGrath) and Bantam (U14 – Palleschi) teams were part of the tournament…

U14 OBL Pool B Champions

By Spirits | April 10, 2018 |

The Spirits finished the regular season with a 22-9 overall record, 10-2 in OBL pool B. The girls accepted the challenge of playing some of the top teams in the province and are a better team now for it. Looking forward to competing at the Ontario Cup.

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