Zach Connelly’s skis have carried him across Canada – and recently overseas as well for the IBU Youth Biathlon World Championships in Slovakia – but the 17-year-old still remembers the first time he strapped ’em on was much less pleasant.
Ottawa is hosting an unprecedented lineup of major wrestling competitions this season, with the biggest of the bunch coming up Mar. 4-6, when the OFSAA high school provincials come to TD Place arena.
There were no medals, trophies or championships, but the smiles and cheers of youngsters from Ste.-Anne elementary school celebrating a simple relay race win underlined the magic of sport.
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There aren’t many prizes in the wrestling world that Erica Wiebe hasn’t already captured, but one exception is a gold medal at the World Wrestling Championships, which in late October she’ll take her shot to claim.
Just three years into her ultimate frisbee career, Ottawa’s Emily Scott is already competing on the world stage. Scott wouldn’t be playing at the world junior championships for ultimate, let alone playing the sport if it weren’t for a devastating injury that derailed her soccer career.
It was a Grade ‘A’ year for the Gloucester Griffins, as the local lacrosse club enjoyed a continued climb in the quality of its minor lacrosse programs during the 2018 season.