Yasiin Joseph’s journey to winning a third national championship with the Carleton Ravens was emblematic of how basketball has weaved through his life: It’s never been a given, and has featured some moments of adversity as well as others of personal growth.
Welcome to the first-ever Unsung Hometown Heroes column! We’re very excited to kick off this new initiative to spotlight some of the amazing figures who help make our Ottawa sports community special.
Notre Dame High School’s boys basketball team won a silver medal at the OFSAA A championships.
By Michael Sun As a new generation blossoms for the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team, development has become a focal point of Taffe Charles’ coaching. After an undefeated season last year, in which they won their second straight Critelli Cup and first ever U Sports National Championship, the Ravens lost five graduating veterans, including Ottawa-area…
Just because they’re given an award – or another award, in the case of many of this year’s Ottawa Sports Awards lifetime award recipients – doesn’t mean everything is all of a sudden going to be about them. A lifetime of dedication to sport instills certain selflessness, morals and principles, at least two of this year’s headlining winners agree, and it’s just that that they’ve spent so much time trying to pass along to others.
By Dan Plouffe Ottawa athletes and sports figures were in the spotlight from the start and sprinkled throughout the evening as the 41st Canadian Sport Awards gala returned to life on Sept. 20 at Brookstreet Hotel. Ottawa’s Dave DeAveiro, assistant coach for Canada’s silver medal-winning Commonwealth Games men’s basketball team, accepted the first prize of…
Barrhaven forward Merissah Russell took another step towards her basketball dream – the WNBA – at the FIBA Under-17 World Cup.