Before taking a look back at some of our past sports history, I want to give a shout out to a group of ladies that I had the chance to spend the past few months with writing our own sports story. We will not make it into a sports hall of fame for our results on the ice but we sure will have …

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  As someone with a little Irish blood running through my veins, as well as an occasional Guinness, I can lay a bit of claim to this yearly day of revelry.

Whether or not you are a curling fan, chances are you have heard about the accomplishments of Northern Ontario’s representatives at the 2016 Scotties Tournament of Hearts held last week in Grande Prairie, Alta.

The Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame recently received word about the passing of one of our honoured members who left his mark in not one, but two sports.

IT IS hard to believe the Christmas season is already upon us and 2016 is just around the corner.

What a great moment it was to see Dryden’s Chris Pronger take his place in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

As I was re-arranging the golf bag in my car to make room for my curling broom, I was reminded that it is the season of crossover. Thanks to the Blue Jays, we Toronto fans are experiencing the opportunity of having baseball blend in with hockey, although the boys on the diamond seem to be do…

Sean Crooks’ parents, Jim and Sue, directed their son’s youthful energy towards the ski trails and hills of Thunder Bay, which turned out to be a very wise decision.

Growing up in a sports-minded family in Fort Frances, it was of little surprise that Chris Lindberg took to the ice at a very young age.

The professional builder category if the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame is reserved for those individuals, other than athletes, who have enjoyed successful careers in sport. 

This Saturday the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame will be holding their 34th annual induction dinner and ceremonies at the Valhalla Inn.

This Saturday the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame will be holding their 34th annual induction dinner and ceremonies at the Valhalla Inn.

It is that time of year again when the community will come together to celebrate our rich and proud sports heritage.

This Monday will mark a very special anniversary. It was 90 years to the day, on Labour Day 1925 that the first nine holes of Strathcona Golf Course officially opened to the public.

A recent photograph in this newspaper of rowers competing in a regatta in Kenora reminded me of the fact that rowing has enjoyed a very long and storied past in our region, and in our country.

What a busy time it has been since my last column. Local event organizers and volunteers have been hard at work putting on a number of tournaments and sporting competitions, proving yet again what a great job Thunder Bay does in event hosting.

First of all, a big shout out to Patrick Sharp, Duncan Keith and Norm Maciver for adding more pages to our sports history story with their recent Stanley Cup victory. For Patrick and Duncan they join a very select group of players from our region who have a three-peat, including Alex Delvecc…

IT WAS well worth the early wake-up call to be on hand to greet the Pan Am Games torch at City Hall last Sunday. I guess I shouldn't complain about the early morning arrival given that its first official stop in our part of the world was, most fittingly, on the Fort William First Nation with…

It will not be long before some of the world’s top athletes descend upon Toronto to compete in the 2015 Pan Am Games scheduled to take place from July 10-26 followed closely by the Parapan Am Games from Aug. 7-15.

On a recent trip to Dryden I had the chance to catch up with Vi Stansfield and during our chat I was reminded of the fact that it was 40 years ago that her son Ron, along with a number of other bowlers from Northwestern Ontario, claimed gold for our region at the Carling O’Keefe World Five P…

I SEE that LPGA golfer Paula Creamer has started a campaign to have a women’s Masters held at Augusta National. Well, as always, the women of Thunder Bay were once again ahead of the curve.

MY curling broom has been put away and my golf clubs have been dusted off and packed up as I head off to Myrtle Beach with some friends for a girls golf getaway. Needless to say I have had to endure a number of jokes about the fact that I will be joining my Leafs on the links, but the warm w…