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Personal Best: Daughter-mother duo add doubles rowing to sports schedule

SCUBA divers surface offshore and drag their dive markers to another spot in Ramsey Lake. Fishing boats patrol. It’s cool in the shade as a light wind ruffles Ramsey’s otherwise calm surface. And one by one, the rowers from the Sudbury Rowing Club’s masters and adaptive program make their way to add to the picture-perfect […] → Read More

Just keep rowing: Sudbury's Para athletes make most of shortened season

Early one Sunday, members of the Sudbury Rowing Club’s adaptive program lucked out with the August morning weather. Ramsey Lake was like glass for the morning practice. And so they just kept rowing, down past the fitness group working out in Bell Park; past CPR Bay — way down from their home base of the […] → Read More

Planning for next year: Sudbury paddlers race online, at home, despite late start to season

In a sports world where so much has been lost, Sudbury’s kayakers kept a grip on more than just their paddles and watercraft. Members of the Sudbury Canoe Club’s (SCC) sprint kayak team say they maintained their fitness, improved personal best times and forged a stronger connection to their sport – despite a global pandemic and a late start to the season. As well, new members of the SCC’s… → Read More

Day by day: Ontario college sports hoping for update this week

First, it was College Boreal’s men’s volleyball team on the phone. “Hey, Madame, what’s going on?’ They’re super excited to play,” says Andrea Boyce, Boreal’s long-time athletic director. Then several members of the women’s team contacted her. Since Boyce returned from vacation, her phone has been ringing off the hook, the emails streaming into her […] → Read More

Timing and community: how will sports make a comeback?

There’s no doubt sports have taken a hit in the global pandemic → Read More

Soccer returning to Sudbury – with conditions, naturally

‘The big thing is I want to squeeze whatever soccer I can out of this short season’ → Read More

Wind in your hair – volunteers needed to help Cycling without Age

It’s a new and exciting experience for Sudbury’s nursing home residents → Read More

Patience, please: Specifics on return-to-train for varsity sports pending

Playing the patience game has been about the only constant sporting activity during the COVID-19 global pandemic. But is the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel about to join in the action? Laurentian University’s return-to-train plan, at a weighty 50 pages, has cleared one hurdle at the operations resumption committee level. It’s now with the executive team, says Peter Hellstrom, LU’s… → Read More

Bikes for good: Manitoulin ride fills food cupboard for a year

'Bringing publicity to the church and the food bank during these pandemic times is huge' → Read More

No pool in Sudbury sends Kucheran south to Markham

‘I’m just thankful to have a pool to train in and I’m ready to get back at it’ → Read More

Personal Best: Cycling is the best and worst of times for rider Emily Marcolini

The driver lowered the can of bear mace and sprayed as he passed cyclist Emily Marcolini in the spring of 2019. Fortunately, he aimed low enough that the spray didn’t hit her directly. But she could taste and smell it. By the time the shock had worn off and she could reach for her phone, […] → Read More

Soccer awaits city’s green light to return to play at James Jerome

Greater Sudbury Soccer Club has asked the City of Greater Sudbury to approve a plan for field time so they can run a modified season on the turf at the James Jerome Sports Complex at Lily Creek. On Tuesday, GSSC president, Joe Snofl, posted the update letter to the club’s Facebook page. “On July 16, […] → Read More

Personal Best: Silver linings — How the Sudbury Fitness Challenge is tackling COVID-19

We watch COVID-19 kick the sh- out of sport. Then we stand up again and say, oh, yeah, COVID-19, well, here’s my silver lining. The Sudbury Fitness Challenge events are an example of that. The pandemic bit a massive chunk out of the seven-event Sudbury Fitness Challenge, with the postponement of the swim, canoe, and […] → Read More

Personal Best: Chlorine fix — what will it take to open pools?

Even if someone says you can do something, should you? Take the case of pools. As cities around the world are well aware, it’s not a simple thing to open a pool in a pandemic. There’s risk, but the benefits are also clear. Public Health Sudbury and Districts is still watching the COVID spread, says […] → Read More

COVID-19 wins another round: No varsity sport for 2020

COVID-19 continues to wrestle the athletic world to its knees after Monday’s unsurprising announcement that fall varsity sports at Cambrian College, College Boreal, and Laurentian University — indeed, at post-secondary schools across Canada — have been cancelled or suspended for the remainder of 2020. The future of varsity sports and recreational activities into 2021, and […] → Read More

Personal Best: Taking a spin on the dry side — Local skaters make the most of no ice time

Well, if there is one thing figure skaters around the globe should be better at this season, it will be spinning. And their off-ice conditioning.Armed with their floor spinners and running shoes, l… → Read More

Credits, refunds and the waiting game keeps soccer on the sidelines

And so 2020 was shaping up to be a year to party for the Greater Sudbury Soccer Club.It was their 10th anniversary. Having started as a competitive club from U13 to U18, they had filled in gaps, fr… → Read More

Dagostino wants love of running to continue despite cancellations

Finding alternatives has become as familiar as running for marathoner Chantal Dagostino after the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled and postponed the events she organizes to share her love of running and… → Read More

Personal Best: Swimmers working ashore to be better in the water

Since the COVID-19 pandemic swept swimmers out of the water and left everyone high and dry on the land, local swimmers are finding ways to survive — and thrive — until they can dive bac… → Read More

Personal Best: Local fitness people embrace online world to keep going

Dawn Condon was rewriting her business plan to include an online yoga class component when one of her private contracts cancelled.When the second one cancelled on Friday, March 13, and the pandemic… → Read More