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Past articles by Bernd:

Winter gives Merrittville Speedway the warm shoulder

Canada’s oldest continuously running track preparing for 72nd season → Read More

Badgers hold onto title with comeback win

Brock University comes from behind on home court to defend OUA women’s volleyball championship → Read More

IceDogs keep pace with OHL’s No. 1 team after slow start

Niagara IceDogs fall short in comeback bid against OHL’s top team → Read More

Second round featuring rematch of last season’s matchups

This year’s final four in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Golden Horseshoe Conference will be the same as last season: St. Catharines Falcons against the Caledonia Corvairs, Hamilton Kilty B’s versus the Fort Erie Meteors. The puzzle for the second-round playoff was completed Friday night before an announced crowd of 433 at Gale Centre in Niagara Falls where third-seeded Fort Erie… → Read More

Niagara high school wrestlers pin down 12 medals at OFSAA

Wrestlers from Niagara high schools returned home from provincial championships in Ottawa with medals → Read More

Corvairs cruise into semifinals, Canucks stave off elimination

One team went on and another staved off elimination when the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Golden Horseshoe Conference playoffs resumed Wednesday night. At Caledonia, the No. 4 seed Corvairs edged the fifth-seeded Thorold Blackhawks 3-2 to take a best-of-seven quarter-final four games to one. An announced crowd of 465 wasn’t as happy at Fort Erie Leisureplex, where the visiting Niagara… → Read More

Brock hosts OUA final in women’s volleyball

Brock Badgers can defend Ontario women’s university volleyball championship on their home court → Read More

St. Catharines Falcons sweep Pelham Panthers in first round of playoffs

Don’t know where a Berry would be in season at this time of year, but shutouts certainly are in full bloom in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League playoffs. Just ask St. Catharines Falcons goaltender Aiden Berry or Josh Smith, his counterpart between the pipes for the Fort Erie Meteors. Berry and Smith stopped every shot they faced Tuesday night in quarter-final playoff action in the… → Read More

Niagara IceDogs will miss playoffs for third season in a row

IceDogs prepare to play three games in as many nights → Read More

Niagara athletes prove their mettle at Canada Winter Games with medals

Region well-represented on podium in Prince Edward Island → Read More

OFSAA volleyball championships taking place in St. Catharines, Welland

Provincial high school championships in boys basketball, girls volleyball underway → Read More

St. Catharines leads Pelham 3-0 heading into Game 4 of junior-B hockey playoff

Unlike last year, higher seeds won’t sweep their way into second round of the playoffs → Read More

High school wrestlers hoping to capitalize in Ottawa

Niagara student-athletes hope to pin down medals at provincial championships → Read More

Knights can’t hold Wolves at bay in opening round

Niagara College opening-round casualty at provincial hoops championships → Read More

Second season begins in junior-B hockey’s Golden Horseshoe Conference

Playoffs underway with four quarter-finals in local conference → Read More

Knights open women’s basketball championships against Algonquin

Niagara College hosting OCAA women’s basketball championship → Read More

Falcons pace Golden Horseshoe in points for the first time since 2013

Last season, the St. Catharines Falcons scratched a 10-year playoff itch by winning the Sutherland Cup. This season, they scratched one for achieving success for the regular season. An overtime loss to the visiting Fort Erie Meteors on Friday combined with a loss by the Hamilton Kilty B’s the night before gave the junior-B team the top spot in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Golden… → Read More

3-pointer with nine seconds left sends Badgers to quarter-finals

Brock advances to women’s basketball quarter-finals, women open playoffs with road loss → Read More

Napper’s Boxing Club coach, fighter going to Winter Games in P.E.I.

Team Ontario boxing head coach at Winter Games is from Welland → Read More

Knights open women’s V-ball championship against defending champs

Third time has to be the charm if Niagara hopes to earn a medal in women’s college volleyball for the first time since 2019. A 3-2 victory over the George Brown Huskies last Saturday in Toronto qualified the Knights to compete at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) championship getting underway Thursday. The come-from-behind win over George Brown, the fourth-place team from the East… → Read More