April Snapshots: A roundup of local sports news

By Ottawa Sportspage Synchro swimmers near podium at FINA Artistic Swimming Worlds Two of Ottawa’s top synchro athletes participated in the 2018 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series in March, including Olivia Jensen-Large, who nearly made the podium as part of Canada’s top three teams at the event. Jensen-Large placed 4th in the women’s team free…

Louis-Riel Rebelles Wrap: Once a shy rookie, Louis-Riel student-athlete now shines in school & soccer

By Ottawa Sportspage, For Rebelles de Louis-Riel Soccer success is a family tradition for Kristina Bechthold, and one she’s eager to carry on. Her late grandfather, Robert Kelly, was a past Team Canada player and captain in the 1950’s and 60’s, and the soccer madness has certainly continued on down to the youngest generation. Soccer…

Rockin’ Rebelles Wrap: Autrefois une recrue timide, l’élève de Lous-Riel brille maintenant à l’école et au soccer

Par Ottawa Sportspage, pour Rebelles de Louis-Riel La réussite dans le domaine du soccer est une tradition familiale que Kristina Bechthold compte bien perpétuer. Son défunt grand-père, Robert Kelly, a été capitaine de l’équipe nationale du Canada durant sa carrière internationale dans les années 1950 et 1960, et cette passion brûlante pour le ballon rond a été transmise aux…

Why Hockey Players Should Play Lacrosse

By Gloucester Lacrosse Association Anyone serious about hockey should be playing lacrosse. From Gretzky to Tavares, Shanahan to Stamkos, Canadian-born NHLers recommend playing lacrosse in the summer to improve hockey skills. Take their word for it: “It’s lacrosse that helped teach me to spin off checks, take shots and protect the puck under pressure. My…