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PTBOSportsScene

Husband, Father, Writer, Coach, Maker of Omelettes and Dissector of Couches. After working for over 10 years in sport, I decided to move my focus from calling for media coverage to doing the reporting. I’ve had the opportunity to work in a multitude of sports and loved every minute of it. Now is my chance to give exposure to those sports and activities that don’t always make the front of the sports page. On this blog you’ll find articles that I’ve done on some of Peterborough’s most interesting and lesser know sports in the area. It may even prompt you to try one.
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Mo’ Weight, Mo’ Problems


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Young rugby star loses fight with leukemia | Peterborough Examiner


A shared story by Mike Davies in the Peterborough Examiner. Young rugby star loses fight with leukemia | Peterborough Examiner. Losses like this defy the normal process of life that we are accustom to.  Parents don’t bury their children.  Grandparents shouldn’t out live their grand kids.  Our children out live us to pass on to … Continue reading

Trent athletics makes changes to varsity line up


After the receipt of the results of an external review last Thursday day, the Trent athletics department wasted little time implementing some of its recommendations.  In little more than 24 hours after receiving the findings of the assessment the athletic department announced the removal of the fencing and swimming teams from the varsity stable and … Continue reading

Peterborough’s best represent Ontario at National Lacrosse Championships


Ten representatives of the Peterborough Minor Lacrosse Association will be packing their bags and heading west for the Girls Box Lacrosse Championship of Canada in Victoria, BC.  In all 6 athletes and 4 team staff will fill the ranks of the Ontario lacrosse team competing this weekend. Players Hayley Bartlett, Kelsey D’Altoe, Jocelyne Lemay, Alexis … Continue reading

Boys of summer on hot streak


The Peterborough Tigers Major Mosquito baseball team was sizzling this past weekend at the East City Bowl against the division leading Ajax-Pickering Cubs. The match up was of great importance to both squads as the outcome would see one of these teams claim sole possession of the top spot in the Eastern Ontario Baseball Association. … Continue reading

Rugby teams descending on Peterborough


This weekend will see some of rugby’s future titans take the field in the annual Peterborough Rugby Festival. In all, nearly 250 pint-sized participants from six different clubs will converge on Nichols Oval on Saturday (July 21) from 9 a.m. until noon to take part in a friendly, but competitive round robin tournament. The event … Continue reading

Peterborough’s first karate club still finding success after 40 years


A great article submitted by John MacCallum Saturday June 2nd marks a special even for Jiyu-Shin Karate School. The Martial Arts club will be celebrating their 40th year in Peterborough this year as they will be hosting their annual Shia (tournament) at the Evinrude centre.  The Shiai will begin at 11:00am and should be completed … Continue reading

Local Gymnasts exceeds expectations once again


A little over a week ago, Peterborough gymnast Cassidy Connelly was just happy to have qualified. The 16 year old had earned a spot on Team Ontario and qualified to compete at the Eastern Canadian Championships which ran from May 11- 14 in Charny, Quebec. It was the perfect ending to successful competitive gymnastics career. “I’ve done … Continue reading

Local jiu jitsu fighters rising above competition


(PETERBOROUGH) Tim Gane and Jeff Doherty may weigh in at opposite ends of the spectrum, but both fighters from Eris Martial Arts Jiu Jitsu are following the same path to success. The two are standing out amongst a sea of rising martial arts talent in the area as both have come up golden in two very prestigious … Continue reading

Lakers Named to Team Ontario


Lacrosse season has barely started in Peterborough and the Lakers minor lacrosse association is already collecting getting recognition. Five members of the Laker’s Midget girl’s box lacrosse team have been selected to join coaches Mark Crough and Joey Hiltz to represent Ontario at the Minor Lacrosse National Championships this summer in Vancouver, BC.  Lisa Hiltz will be … Continue reading