By ETHAN FAHEY
Shortly after making Knights’ history, the women’s Niagara College Curling Team travelled to Edmonton to compete in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) National Curling Championship.
The team, consisting of Katie Spanton, Tess Brown, Hilary Minor, Melissa Borowski and Karen Aitken, competed in the CCAA National Curling Championships March 20 to March 23.
By ETHAN FAHEY
The Toronto Blue Jays’ 2012 off-season was even more exciting than the regular season, and fans are ecstatic.
The Blue Jays added five all-stars and two more key players to their roster in the off-season. All the action and trouble that General Manager Alex Anthopoulos went though has paid off, according to most fans. It is the most-anticipated season in 20 years, when the Blue Jays won the 1993 World Series. But, after winning only two of the first six games the Jays are still looking to impress. Fans hope the new pieces of the puzzle fit in sooner rather than later.
Making the biggest splash was probably the trade for and subsequent signing of knuckleballer Robert Allen (R.A.) Dickey from the New York Mets. The right-handed pitcher has what could be considered the most-feared pitching repertoire in baseball. Along with two-seam and four-seam fastballs and a changeup, Dickey has the best knuckleball in the game.
By BRADY CULP
Don’t be surprised to see a lot more Jays fans in the seats of Buffalo Bisons’ baseball games this season.
The Buffalo Bisons became the triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays over the off-season. Twenty-three of the Herd’s 25-man roster have played a combined 3,229 games in the major leagues, a statistic that might warrant a drive to Buffalo, N.Y.
By STEVE AULD
Some dispassionate observers say the Toronto Maple Leafs won’t win the Stanley Cup this year because too many good teams are ahead of them.
Just don’t tell that to any of Leafs Nation, or you’ll be victim to the mob of fans that pop up anywhere you go.
“I think people say stuff like that because they dislike the Leafs so much that they don’t want them to do good,” says Andrew Marinelli, 21, of Niagara Falls, Ont.
“But the [National Hockey League] playoffs are a whole different story. Any of the 16 teams can win, depending on who wants it more, so you can’t really judge until you see them in the playoffs.”
By MICHELLE ALLENBERG
Rugby has been played for more than 100 years and continues to grow in popularity around the world. Canadian rugby in particular has grown and become more popular in the last few decades. The same is true in Niagara.
The first appearance of rugby in Canada was during the 1860s. Rugby was at first isolated to Ontario and Quebec, with the first game played in Montreal. After a few years, it spread to Canada’s east and west coasts.