Volume 12 Week 5

Wednesday, Oct. 26


Team of the Month

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Orléans Ward
Bob Monette

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Cyrville Ward
Tim Tierney

(Updated 7:30 a.m., Oct. 25)

Local speed skaters shine at World Cup trials

Vincent de Haitre and Ivanie Blondin, two local speed skaters with Olympic aspirations, are in mid-season form as evident by their results at the recent World Cup trials in Calgary. See story

(Posted Oct. 24)
NCAFA Football
Mosquito Bengals remain unbeaten in quest for A-Cup title

The Orleans Bengals mosquito team is two games away from a shot at an NCAFA A-Cup championship after shutting out the Bell Warriors 14-0 in their opening round playoff game at Millennium Park on Sunday. See story

(Posted Oct. 16)
NCAFA Football
East end teams take care of business in opening playoff games

Four east end teams are still in the running for the NCAFA A-Cup championship after winning their opening round playoff games on Saturday. See story

(Posted Oct. 16)
NCAFA Football
Peewee Panthers end regular season on a high note

First, the good news: the Cumberland Panthers peewee team ended their regular season schedule with a 46-7 win over the Kanata Knights on Saturday, ensuring themselves of homefield advanage throughout the playoffs. See story

(Posted Oct. 15)
HS Football
Knights outlast Tigers to win first-ever All Saints Bowl

The St. Peter Knights downed the St. Matthew Tigers 29-20 in front of more than 1,200 fans at Millennium Park Friday night in the first ever All Saints Bowl. See story

(Posted Oct. 14)
NCAFA Football
Mosquito Bengals put exclamation point on perfect regular season

The Orleans Bengals mosquito football team ended their regular season schedule with an impressive 54-0 win over the Cumberland Panthers on Thursday night to finish at the top of the East Division standings with an 8-0 record. See story

(Posted Oct. 8)
NCAFA Football
Heisman-esque effort by running back Fulton lifts Giants over Panthers

In a battle between the two best peewee football teams in the city on Saturday, it was the Herculean effort of a running back that proved to be the difference as the North Gloucester Giants upset the two-time defending champion Cumberland Panthers to lock up first place in the division. See story

(Posted Oct. 4)
NCAFA Football
Peewee Panthers steamroll Myers Riders, set up showdown with North Gloucester Giants

The Cumberland Panthers peewee team remains undefeated after downing the Myers Riders 40-7 on Sunday in a game that saw them make up for a slow start by scoring 40 unanswered points. See story

NCAFA Football
Mosquito Panthers crush Myers Riders in battle of division leaders

In game that was billed as a possible preview of the NCAFA A-Cup championship on Sunday, the East Division leading Cumberland Panthers pounded the West Division leading Myers Riders 44-7. See story

(Posted Sept. 25)
High School Football
St. Matt Tigers improve to 2-0 with lopsided win over St. Mark

The St. Matthew Tigers are on a tear. One week after shocking the St. Peter Knights 28-21 in the season opener for both teams, the Tigers manhandled the St. Mark Lions on Friday to improve their record to 2-0. See story

(Posted Sept. 25)
NCAFA Football
Peewee Panthers pound east end rival Bengals in lopsided affair

The juggernaut that is the Cumberland Panthers peewee team continued to reap destruction on their NCAFA opponents Saturday, delivering a 66-0 defeat of the Orleans Bengals to extend their record to a perfect 5-0. See story

NCAFA Football
Bengals tyke, mosquito teams remain hot, post pair of shutouts against Mustangs

The Orleans Bengals mosquito team has clinched homefield advantage in the first round of the NCAFA playoffs with a 33-0 win over the South Ottawa Mustangs at Millennium Park on Saturday. See story

(Posted Sept. 20)
NCAFA Football
Weekend wins allow Bengal tyke, mosquito teams to keep pace with the competition

The Orleans Bengals tyke and mosquito squads did what they had to do Sunday, winning both their games against the Cornwal Wildcats to keep pace with the Cumberland Panthers, who won their respective games on Saturday. See story

(Posted Sept. 18)
NCAFA Football
Peewee Panthers win battle of the unbeatens in impressive fashion

Saturday's NCAFA peewee match up between the East Conference leading Cumberland Panthers and West Conference table-toppers Bel-Air was supposed to be the feature game of the day. See story

(Posted Sept. 17)
Ontario Cup Soccer
Ottawa Gloucester Celtic men's team heading to national championships

For the second time in four years the Ottawa Gloucester Celtic senior men's soccer team is heading to the Canadian senior's men's championships after winning the provincial title last weekend. See story

(Posted Sept. 13)
ERSL Soccer
Cumberland Cobras win three of four ERSL Cup finals; pair of Shields

The Cumberland United Soccer Club had a banner day on the soccer pich Sunday, winning three of four ERSL Cup finals and a pair of ERSL Shields. See story

(Posted Sept. 2)
NCAFA Football
Peewee Panthers extend record to 3-0 with win over Cornwall Wildcats

The Cumberland Panthers peewee team was firing on all cylinders Saturday as they used a lightning quick ground game, spectacular special teams play and a solid defence to overwhelm the Cornwall Wildcats at Millennium Park. See story

Mosquito Panthers outlast Wildcats in back and forth contest
When the Cumberland Panthers mosquito team took the field against the Cornwall Wildcats on Saturday, they knew they would get their first real test of the season against a team coming off a 44-39 win over the North Gloucester Giants. What they didn't know is just how tough a test it would be. See story

(Posted Aug. 30)
ERSL Soccer
Gloucester Hornets U15 regional team clinches first place with win over Internationals

The Gloucester Hornets U15 regional girls team clicnched first place in the Eastern Regional Soccer League with a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Internationals on Thursday in the last game of the season for both teams. See story

ERSL Soccer
Cumberland Cobras GU16 regional team wraps up successful ERSL season

The Cumberland Cobras U16 girls regional team capped a highly successful ERSL season with a 5-0 win over Ottawa South United on Thursday to solidify their hold on first place. See story

(Posted Aug. 30)
NCAFA Minor Football
Mukendi scores 4TDs in peewee Panthers win over Nepean Eagles

The Cumberland Panthers peewee team used a solid defence and an impressive ground game on Saturday to beat the Nepean Eagles 48-6 and improve their early season record to 2-0. See story

(Posted Aug. 30)
NCAFA Minor Football
Cumberland Panthers open season with sweep of East Ottawa Generals

The Cumberland Panthers kicked off the 2016 NCAFA season on Saturday with a four-game sweep of the East Ottawa Generals including three shutouts. See story

(Posted Aug. 29)
Orléans soccer referee returns from Olympic assignment
When Canada's women's soccer team lost in the Olympic semi-finals to Germany, it meant that a shot at a gold or silver medal was out of reach. Instead they had to settle for bronze with a gutsy win over the host team from Brazil. See story

(Posted Aug. 14)
Orléans native making an impact after signing with Ottawa Fury
When Orléans native and former Gloucester Hornet Jamar Dixon left Ottawa in pursuit of a professional soccer career in in 2009, there were very few options open to domestic born players. The North American Soccer League had not yet been formed and a professional soccer team in the nation's capital was but a pipe dream. See story

(Posted July 31)
Minor Soccer
Host Hornets win trio of titles at Gloucester soccer tournament
The Gloucester Hornets went a perfect three for three in the finals of the Gloucester Invitational Soccer Tournament on Sunday, including a sweep of the U13 Tier 1 and Tier 2 titles. See story

(Posted July 31)
Varsity Football
Panthers fall to crosstown rival Myers Riders in Wettges Conference final
The Cumberland Panthers varsity bantam football team found out the hard way on Saturday that having the better talent doesn't always mean you are the better team. See story

(Posted July 24)
Varsity Football

Bantam Panthers dominant in conference semifinal win over Durham Dolphins
The Cumberland Panthers bantam varsity football team is one win away from a return trip to the OVFL championship game after downing the Durham Dolphins in dominating fashion in Saturday's Wettges Conference semi-final contest at Millennium Park. See story

(Posted July 16)
Track & Field
Orléans native named to Canadian Olympic team
Orléans native Oluwasegun Makinde will be heading to his second Olympic games in Rio next month after being selected by Athletics Canada as a member of the 4x100 metre relay team. See story

(Posted July 16)
Track & Field
Local high school hurdler earns berth on World Junior team
Orléans high schooler Keira Christie-Galloway is heading to the World Junior Championships in Poland next month after finishing second in the junior women's 100-metre hurdles at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Edmonton on Sunday. See story

(Posted July 11)
Louis-Riel lands FC Barcelona academy program
École secondaire publique Louis-Riel has been named as one of four locations in Canada to host an academy soccer program by the world famous FC Barcelona soccer club. See story

(Posted July 3)
Varsity Football
Bantam Panthers retain first place despite loss to Myers Riders
The Cumberland Panthers bantam varsity football team suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday and with it very nearly their hold on first place in the Wettges Conference. See story

(Posted June 25)
Varsity Football
Former Panther inducted into OVFL Hall of Fame
When Brendan Gillanders first strapped on a pair of shoulder pads at the tender age of nine, playing in the CFL and one day earning a spot in the Ontario Varsity Foot-ball Hall of Fame were the farthest thing from his mind. See story

(Posted Feb. 9)
CJHL Hockey
Grads lose both ends of home-and-home series with Lumber Kings
The Cumberland Grads are hoping they have seen the last of the Pembroke Lumber Kings after failing to pick up a point against the first place team in a home and home series that began with a 3-0 loss in Pembroke on Sunday and ended with a 4-3 loss at the Navan Arena on Tuesday. See story

(Posted Feb. 8)
Devils Junior A team suffers tough loss at Gloucester-Cumberland Ringette Tournament
The Gloucester-Cumberland Devils Junior A ringette team went into the this weekend's GCRA tournament hoping to pick up some valuable points and improve their chances of qualifying for the provincial championships, anything after that would have been a bonus. See story

(Posted Feb. 6)
Navan native Bédard agrees to one-year deal with Mariners
Navan native Erik Bédard won't be leaving Seattle afterall. On Friday, it was announced that the often-injured lefthander had agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Seattle Mariners that will see him paid a base salary considerably less than what he had earned during his first two seasons with the club. See story

(Posted Sept. 12)
CJHL Hockey
Grads end losing streak with 2-0 win over Kanata
The new look Cumberland Grads have finally shaken the monkey off their back by downing the Kanata Stallions 2-0 on Tuesday to end a six game losing streak dating back to the CJHL trade deadline. See story

(Posted Jan. 31)
Junior Boys Basketball
Louis Riel Rebelles down St. Peter Knights to remain undefeated
The Louis Riel Rebelles have positioned themselves as the team to beat in junior boys basketball after they posted a convincing 52-39 win over the St. Peter Knights on Monday. See story

(Posted Jan. 31)
CJHL Hockey
Grads offensive woes continue in 4-0 loss to Nepean
The Cumberland Grads are still looking for their first win after trading away their top two scorers at the trading deadline more than three weeks ago. See story

(Posted Jan. 25)
CJHL Hockey
Grads surrender three goal lead in the third, lose to Kanata in a shootout
The Cumberland Grads had the Kanata Stallions right where they wanted them at the Navan Arena Sunday afternoon. They were up 3-0 with 13:27 left to go in the third and their goalie Adam Laderoute had stopped everything the Stallions had thrown at him. See story

(Posted Jan. 24)
Homan skips Team Ontario to Canadian Junior Curling Championship
The second time was the charm for Orleans skip Rachel Homan and the rest of Team Ontario on Sunday as they captured the Canadian Junior Curling Championship with a 7-5 win over B.C. to become the first team to go through the tournament undefeated in 20 years. See story

(Posted Jan. 22)
Orléans curler skips rink into Canadian Junior final
Orléans curler Rachel Homan is one win away from the Canadian Junior Curling championship after her Ottawa Curling Club rink won both their round robin games on Thursday to earn a berth in Sunday's final. See story

(Posted Jan. 18)
Junior Boys Basketball
Jr. Knights chalk up fourth straight win over rival Tigers
The St. Peter Kinghts junior boys basketball team improved their regular season record to 4-1 with a 41-33 win over a game but overmatched St. Matthew Tigers team on Wednesday. See story

(Posted Jan. 18)
Local speed skater sets sights on future Olympics after failing to make short track team
It's been an up and down six months for local speed skater Ivanie Blondin who began the season with high hopes of making the Olympic short track team, only to have those hopes dashed at the Olympic trials in December. See story

CJHL Hockey
Newly-acquired defenceman gets two points in 3-2 overtime loss to Jr. Sens
The Ottawa Jr. Sens continue to have the Cumberland Grads number this season. On Sunday, they skated to their fourth win in five meetings, downing the hometown Grads 3-2 in overtime. See story

(Posted Jan. 16)
CJHL Hockey
New look Grads come close to knocking off first place Braves
A revamped Cumberland Grads team came within a goal of knocking off the league-leading Brockville Braves on Friday night, just days after trading their top two scorers for a bevy of draft picks at the CJHL trade deadline. See story

(Posted Aug. 15 8)
CJHL Hockey
Grads win third straight since New Year's
The Cumberland Grads downed the hapless Hawkesbury Hawks 9-0 on Sunday to chalk up their third win since the holiday break. See story

(Posted Jan. 3)
CJHL Hockey
Cumberland Grads welcome 2010 with big win over Cornwall Colts
The Cumberland Grads kicked off the New Year with an impressive 5-2 win over the second place Cornwall Colts on Sunday in front of nearly 200 fans at the Navan Arena. See story

(Posted Jan. 3)
Bell Capital Cup
Cumberland Jr. Grads win Major Atom AA title at Bell Capital Cup
The Cumberland Jr. Grads Major Atom 'AA' team became the lone east end representative to win a final at the Bell Capital Cup on the weekend, downing the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven Major Atom 'A' White team 5-2 on Saturday to capture the Major Atom 'AA' championship. See story

(Posted Jan. 2)
Bell Capital Cup
East end teams come up empty on first day of Bell Capital Cup finals
The Bell Capital Cup is one of the premier minor hockey tournaments in Canada, which also makes it one of the most difficult to win. Just making the finals is a huge accomplishment. See story

(Posted Dec. 18)
CJHL Hockey
Inconsistent Grads take one step forward, two steps back
2010 can't come fast enough for the Cumberland Grads. After losing five of their last six games heading into the Christmas break, including back-to-back games in Kemptville on the weekend, the Grads can hardly wait to put 2009 behind them and make a New Year's resolution to get back on track. See story

(Posted Dec. 18)
Junior Boys Basketball
Unbeaten Knights improve record to 3-0 against St. Matt's Tigers
The St. Peter Knights junior boys basketball team continued their domination over the St. Matthew Tigers on Thursday, downing them for a third straight time in less than a month and doing so with relative ease. See story

(Posted Dec. 17)
Grads hang on to down Nepean Raiders, end four game losing streak
The Cumberland Grads came dangerously close to losing their fifth straight game on Wednesday, but thanks to the play of goalie Adam Laderoute they eeked out a 5-4 win against the Nepean Raiders to move into fourth place in the overall standings. See story

(Posted Dec. 16)
Last cut is the deepest for local World Junior team hopeful
Shawn Lalonde was hoping to spend the Christmas holidays in Regina this year, manning the blueline for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships. Instead, he'll be watching the tournament at his parents home in Orléans. See story

(Posted Sept. 12)
CJHL Hockey
Kanata scores seven unanswered goals in handing Grads fourth straight loss
With the Christmas break only a week away, the Cumberland Grads were in a giving mood on Sunday as they gave up seven unaswered goals against a surging Kanata Stallions team who handed them their fourth straight loss. See story

(Posted Dec. 11)
Orioles, Royals express interest in Navan hurler's services
Navan native Erik Bédard could end up back in Baltimore, where he spent five seasons before being traded to the Seattle Mariners in 2008, if reports that have been circulating on the Internet are true. See story

(Posted Dec. 2)
CJHL Hockey
Cumberland hands Pembroke worst loss of the season

The Cumberland Grads played arguably their best game of the season on Tuesday night in handing the Pembroke Lumber Kings their worst loss of the season. See story

(Posted Nov. 30)
High School Basketball
Knights down Tigers to win junior title at Bill Wren tournament

Last year, the St. Peter Knights junior boys basketball team finished in a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference despite having a lineup made up almost entirely of Grade 9s. See story

CJHL Hockey
Grads earn split during pair of weekend road games

The Cumberland Grads remain in fourth place in the CJHL's overall standings after splitting a pair of weekend road games against the Hawkesbury Hawks and the Pembroke Lumber Kings. See story

(Posted Nov. 29)
Senior Girls Basketball
Lady Rebelles capture provincial AAA basketball championship

The Louis-Riel Rebelles have won the OFSAA AAA senior girls basketball championship after downing the top seed General Amherst Generals
51-49 in the gold medal game in London on Saturday. See story

(Posted Aug. 15 8)
Senior Boys Football
St. Peter Knights capture school's second OFSAA bowl championship in four years

TORONTO -- St. Peter High School has had some great football teams over the years, starting with the '97 squad which went undefeated in eight games to capture the school's first city championship. See story

(Posted Nov. 25)
Senior Girls Basketball
St. Matt's Tigers roar to fifth straight Tier 1 junior girls hoops crown

The St. Matthew Tigers won their seventh Tier 1 junior girls basketball championship in the past eight years on Tuesday, downing the St. Mark's Lions 43-30 to cap a perfect 9-0 record. See story

(Posted Nov. 23)
CJHL Hockey
Up-and-down week ends on a sour note for Cumberland Grads

It's been a roller coaster week for the streaky Cumberland Grads who have lost three of their last four including a 5-2 loss to the Gloucester Rangers who came into their Sunday matinee showdown having lost their last seven in a row. See story

(Posted Nov. 22)
Senior Boys Footballl
Knights bowl bound after conquering Crusaders in Kingston

The St. Peter Knights are heading to the National Capital Bowl at the Rogers Centre in Toronto next week after they knocked off the Holy Cross Crusaders 33-27 in Kingston on Saturday. See story

(Posted Nov. 18)
Senior Girls Basketball
'Loaded' Louis Riel team cruises to victory in Tier 1 city championship

Coming into this season the Louis Riel Rebelles senior girls basketball team set two goals for themselves, defend the Tier 1 city championship and put themselves in position to contend for the gold medal at OFSAA. See story

(Posted Nov. 13)
Senior Boys Football
St. Peter Knights successfully defend city championship

The St. Peter Knights successfully defended the National Capital Tier 1 senior boys football championship thanks to a stellar defensive effort, a clutch field goal and a crucial blocked kick with no time left on the clock. See story

Senior Boys Football
Colonel By Cougars come up short in bid for Tier 2 championship

The Colonel By Cougars came within a heartbeat of pulling off one of the most improbable playoff runs in National Capital high school athletics history on Thursday, but unfortunately it was not to be as the St. Patrick's Irish beat them 24-18 in overtime to win the Tier 2 senior boys football championship. See story

(Posted Nov. 9)
CJHL Hockey
Grads simply overwhelming in
7-0 win over Hawkesbury Hawks

The Cumberland Grads downed the Hawkesbury Hawks 7-0 on Sunday as Adam Laderoute earned what was undoubtedly the easiest shutout of his CJHL career. See story

(Posted Nov. 8)
Local dojo strikes gold at World Karate Council championships
The Elite Martial Arts and Fitness Centre welcomed home four new world champions on Thursday after the club's best ever performance at the World Karate Council championships in Dublin, Ireland. See story

(Posted Nov. 7)
CJHL Hockey
Grads surprise Lumber Kings in Pembroke, end four game losing skid

The Cumberland Grads ended their four game losing streak with an impressive 5-2 road win in Pembroke on Friday, and they did it with a couple of goals from some unlikely sources. See story

(Posted Nov. 6)
Senior Boys Football
Knights advance to city championship after downing Sir Wil 41-0

The St. Peter Knights are heading back to the NCSSAA senior boys football championship after downing the SIr Wilfrid Laurier Lancers 41-0 in their semi-final match-up on Thursday. See story

(Posted Nov. 4)
CJHL Hockey
Grads lose fourth straight game, fall 5-3 to Kemptville 73s

The Cumberland Grads are heading in the wrong direction fast after dropping their fourth straight game Tuesday night, a 5-3 loss to the Kemptville 73s who just happen to be the lowest scoring team in the league. See story

(Posted Nov. 2)
Junior Boys Soccer
Last minute goal sinks Louis Riel Rebelle's championship hopes

Karma finally caught up to the Louis Riel Rebelles junior boys soccer team on Monday. After downing the St. Pius X-Men on a last minute goal in the first round of the playoffs, the Rebelles were the victims of a last minute goal themselves, falling 1-0 to John McCrae in the Tier 1 city championship. See story

(Posted Nov. 2)
CJHL Hockey
Grads fall to Brockville Braves in overtime

The Cumberland Grads recent inability to play three periods of hockey, cost them once again on Sunday as they allowed the Brockville Braves to come back from a two goal deficit in the third period and win the game in overtime. See story

(Posted Nov. 1)
NCAFA Bantam Football
Mistakes, miscues cost Cumberland Panthers B-Cup championship

Mistakes and missed opportunities were the order of the day for the Cumberland Panthers on Saturday as they fell short in their bid to win the NCAFA B-Cup championship against the Bell Warriors. See story

(Posted Oct. 31)
NCAFA Minor Football
Mews Orleans Dukes lose midget championship in a heartbreaker

The Mews Orleans Dukes came within one minue and 14 seconds of winning the NCAFA midget championship on Friday before the football gods and Canterbury Mustang running back Cassius Henry ripped it out of their hands. See story

Senior Boys Football
Sir Wil wins playoff opener, advances to semi-finals

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers have extended their season by at least another game after they defeated the St. Matthew Tigers 28-0 in the first round of the playoffs on Friday. See story

(Posted Oct. 30)
Girls Field Hockey
Gloucester Gators capture Tier 2 field hockey championship

The Gloucester Gators varsity field hockey team capped an undefeated season with a 1-0 win over All Saints Catholic High School on Thursday to capture the NCSSAA Tier 2 championship. See story

(Posted Oct. 29)
NCAFA Minor Football
Mews Peewee Bengals end season on a winning note

It's been a tough year for the Mews Orleans Bengals peewee football team. Injuries and illness wrecked havoc on the team's defensive corps and the offensive line went through a number of changes as well. See story

(Posted Oct. 26)
CJHL Hockey
Grads improve shootout record to 3-0 with win over Jr. Sens

The Cumberland Grads are proving to be masters of the shootout after registering their third shootout win of the season on Sunday. See story

NCAFA Minor Football
Bantam Bengals lone east end team to qualify for A-Cup championship

The Mews Orleans Bengals bantam football team will get to play one more game this season when they face the Kanata Knights in the NCAFA A-Cup championship this Sunday afternoon. See story

NCAFA Minor Football
Bantam Panthers salvage rough weekend for east end football club

There was very little to celebrate in Pantherland on the weekend as three Cumberland Panther football teams had their seasons end early, leaving only the bantam squad which managed to qualify for the B-Cup championship. See story

(Posted Oct. 22)
CJHL Hockey
Inconsistent effort costs Grads in loss to Smith Falls Bears

For the Cumberland Grads, Wednesday night's loss to the Smith Falls Bears was both the best of times and the worst of times. See story

(Posted Oct. 9)
Senior Boys Football
St. Peter Knights win first place showdown against St. Mark

The St. Peter Knights drive to a second straight senior boys football championship remains in high gear following a 24-7 win over the previously undefeated St. Mark Lions on Thursday. See story

Lancers post first win of the season against St. Matthew Tigers
The Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers are no longer winless this season after they downed the St. Matthew Tigers 20-17 on Thursday in a come-from-behind victory that featured an outstanding performance by Harry Short. See story

(Posted Oct. 6)
High School Golf
Louis Riel siblings finish 1-2 at high school golf championships

There's nothing like a little sibling rivalry to bring out the (athletic) best in a person. Take the Klekner-Alt sisters from École secondaire Louis Riel, for instance. See story

Dream of making OFSAA championship turns into nightmare for St. Peter golfer
It's often said that golf is the cruelest game of all. No one knows that better than Taylor Wilson from
St. Peter High School who missed an 18-inch putt on the final hole of the NCSSAA golf championship on Monday that would have won him the tournament and a trip to the OFSSA championship in Windsor next week. See story

(Posted Oct. 5)
CJHL Hockey
Grads keep home unbeaten streak intact with shootout win over Cornwall Colts

In a battle between the CJHL's division leaders it was the Cumberland Grads who came out on top on Sunday as they downed the Cornwall Colts in a shootout to keep their unbeaten home record intact. See story

(Posted Oct. 3)
CJHL Hockey
Grads explode for nine goals against Kanata Stallions

The Cumberland Grads exploded for nine goals against the Kanata Stallions Friday night to extend their current winning steak to six games. See story

(Posted Oct. 1)
NCAFA Peewee Football
Hard-luck Bengals topple Giants for first win of the season

It's been a long and frustrating season for the Mews Orleans Bengals peewee football team. Plagued by injuries, the Bengals have had a rough ride through the first three quarters of the season, losing six straight games before finally getting into the win column against the North Gloucester Giants Wednesday night. See story

NCAFA Bantam Football
Panthers hope postponed win signals new beginning

With only two games left in the regular season, the Cumberland Panthers bantam football team is hoping a win over the North Gloucester Giants on Wednesday night will signal a fresh start under new head coach Bob Wojick. See story

(Posted Oct. 1)
CJHL Hockey
Grads win streak at five games and counting

The Cumberland Grads extended their current winning streak to four games on Sunday with a 4-2 win over the Kanata Stallions. See story

(Posted Sept. 28)
CJHL Hockey
Cumberland Grads stretch win streak to four games

The Cumberland Grads extended their current winning streak to four games on Sunday with a 4-2 win over the Kanata Stallions. See story

(Posted Sept. 25)
NCAFA Peewee Football
Peewee Panthers meet their match in battle of the unbeatens

The Cumberland Panthers quest for the NCAFA peewee championship hit a major speed bump on Friday night as they fell 21-6 to the Kanata Stallions. See story

Senior Boys Football
St. Peter Knights post second consecutive shutout in win over St. Matt's Tigers

The St. Peter Knights senior boys football team continued to show why they are the prohibitive favourites to repeat as city champions on Friday by downing the St. Matthew Tigers 48-0 for their second lopsided win of the season. See story

(Posted Oct. 24)
CJHL Hockey
Solid effort, great goaltending gives Grads shootout win over Smiths Falls

The Cumberland Grads improved their record to 3-2 on Tuesday thanks to a solid effort at both ends of the ice, including in net where goalie Adam Laderoute put in a stellar performance against the visitng Smiths Falls Bears. See story

(Posted Sept. 21)
CJHL Hockey
Grads explode for eight goals against Hawkesbury Hawks

The Cumberland Grads evened their early season record at 2-2 on Sunday with an impressive 8-4 win over the Hawkesbury Hawks in their home opener at the Navan Arena. See story

NCAFA Football
Panther tykes fall from ranks of the unbeaten: peewee, mosquito records still perfect

The Cumberland Panthers peewee and mosquito teams remain unbeaten after a weekend that saw the club's tyke squad get steamrolled by North Gloucester Giants running back Willie Pierre. See story

(Posted Sept. 20)
ERSL Cup Finals
Hornets U15 Regional team add second ERSL Cup to collection

The Gloucester Hornets U15 Regional girls team downed the OSU Force 2-1 on Saturday to win the ERSL Cup, now they have a matching pair. See story

ERSL Cup Finals
Cumberland Cobras capture U15 ERSL Cup

The Cumberland Cobras U15 Regional boys team ended their season on a high note Sarturday, downing the Kanata Lightning 2-0 to win the U15 ERSL Cup. See story

(Posted Sept. 18)
CJHL Hockey
Cumberland Grads season off to so-so start

The Cumberland Grads season got off to a so-so start last week as the team posted just one win against a pair of losses. See story

(Posted Sept. 17)
Senior Boys Football
St. Peter Knights look dominant in opening season win over South Carleton

The St. Peter Knights kicked off the 2009 high school football season on Wednesday with an impressive 50-0 win over the South Carleton Storm. See story

(Posted Sept. 14)
ERSL Cup Finals
Cumberland Cobras split U10 ERSL Cup finals

The Cumberland Cobras U10 Premier girls and boys teams each had a shot at winning an ERSL Cup on Sunday, but only one of them managed to pull off the feat as the boys team won its final in dominating fashion. See story

(Posted Sept. 13)
NCAFA Football
Mews Bengals given rough homecoming by Myers Riders

The Myers Riders may want to add a few pointers from Miss Manners to their playbook after they did their up.m.ost to ruin the Mews Orleans Bengals homecoming celebrations on Saturday. See story

(Posted Sept. 12)
NCAFA Football
Cumberland tykes win third game in eight days, improve record to 5-0

The Cumberland Panther tyke team continued their winning ways on Saturday, downing the Bel-Air Lions 34-0 for their third victory in a little over a week. See story

(Posted Sept. 11)
ERSL Soccer
Seven east end teams still in the running for ERSL hardware

As the 2009 soccer season draws to a close, no fewer than six east end teams are still in contention for the ERSL Cup, while a seventh team has its sights set on the ERSL Shield. See story

(Posted Sept. 11)
NCAFA Peewee Football
Panthers survive
64-62 shootout against Gloucester South Raiders

Wild, crazy, nuts, insane, outrageous, unbelievable, ridiculous, stupid, off the charts -- those are just some of words that would describe the Cumberland Panthers last second Hail Mary win over the Gloucester South Raiders on Wednesday night in one of the highest scoring football games ever played at Millennium Park. See story

NCAFA Football
Cumberland Panther tykes down Raiders, improve record to

The Cumberland Panthers tyke team improved its record to 4-0 on Wednesday with a 12-8 win over the Gloucster South Raiders. See story

(Posted Nov. 10)
NCAFA Football
Panthers, Bengals battle to 9-9 overtime tie in bantam showdown

For the better part of 12 quarters of football on Saturday the Cumberland Panthers completely dominated the Orleans Bengals, posting three straight blowouts over their east end rivals. See story

Panthers post trio of lopsided victories over east end rivals
The Cumberland Panthers were firing on all cylinders Saturday as they posted a trio of lopsided victories over the Orleans Bengals during Week 3 of the NCAFA minor football season. See story

Peewee Panthers prove too much for over-matched Bengals
The Cumberland Panthers peewee football team showed why they are among the early favourites to challenge for the NCAFA A-Cup on the weekend as they totally dominated a very good Orleans Bengals squad. See story

(Posted Sept. 2)
U13 Cobras put finishing touch on undefeated season
The Cumberland Cobras U13 Level 3 girls team wrapped up their regular season schedule with another win on Tuesday to capture first place in the Eastern Regional Soccer League with a record of 11 wins, one tie and zero losses. See story

(Posted Sept. 1)
CJHL Hockey
Grads, Rangers hope to improve after first round exits in 2009

Despite having vastly different records last year, the Cumberland Grads and the Gloucester Rangers find themselves in very similar positions heading into the 2009-2010 season. See story

(Posted Aug. 30)
NCAFA Tyke Football
Cumberland Panthers outlast
East Ottawa Generals to improve record to 2-0

On paper Saturday's tyke match-up between the the Cumberland Panthers and the East Ottawa Generals had all the makings of a potential blowout. See story

Former Cumberland Baron Cody Ceci makes case to crack 67s lineup
Fifteen-year-old Cody Ceci has faced a number of challenges in his life including having to sit out half a season as Hockey Canada decided whether or not he could play for the Peterborough Petes Minor Midget AAA team while he attended Lakefield College prep school. See story

(Posted Aug. 29)
New program teaches football fundamentals to six- and seven-year-olds
Seven-year-old Adam Kerr has only been playing tackle football for four weeks, but he's already learned the defensive player's credo, "It's better to hit than to be hit." See story

(Posted Sept. 12)
NCAFA Football
Local gridiron season off to early start

The minor football season got off to a flying start on the weekend as kids from seven to 17 doned their pads and hit the gridiron for another exciting season. See story

(Posted Sept. 12)
Former Little Leaguer chases his dream south of the border
By his own admission Chris Bisson was a terrible baseball player. “I was awful. I spent most of my time in the outfield and I couldn’t hit very well,” the Orleans native told a group of Gloucester Little Leaguers at a recent clinic. “But I worked really hard and I had a bit of a growth spurt and I started getting better.” See story

(Posted Aug. 21)
Ottawa 67's to hold training camp at Ray Friel Centre
The Orleans Rebels senior women's softball team went into their first ever Canadian Senior Women's Championship in Kitchener on the weekend hoping to at least contend for a medal. See story

(Posted Sept. 12)
Orleans Rebels capture bronze medal at Senior Women's National Championships
The Orleans Rebels senior women's softball team went into their first ever Canadian Senior Women's Championship in Kitchener on the weekend hoping to at least contend for a medal. See story

(Posted Aug. 16)
Bédard determined to return to form
A day after undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery, Navan native Erik Bédard says he plans to do whatever it takes to return to the form that made him one of the most fearsome pitchers in the major leagues. Whether or not that will be with his current te,am the Seattle Mariners, remains to be seen. See story

(Posted Aug. 15)
Varsity Football
Panthers inaugural peewee varsity season deemed a success

The Cumberland Panthers first foray into peewee varsity football has been deemed a success after they managed to make the playoffs despite losing the first three games of the season. See story

Navan native Erik Bédard faces uncertain future after undergoing season-ending shoulder injury
For the second year in a row Navan native Erik Bédard's season has come to a premature end after requiring surgery on his throwing shoulder. See story

(Posted Aug. 12)
Young Hornets
pack big sting at Gloucester International Soccer Tournament

The Gloucester Hornets showed why they continue to be one of the premier soccer club's in Eastern Ontario on the weekend by making eight finals and winning four titles in the Gloucester International Soccer Tournament. See story

(Posted Aug. 11)
Orléans-based women's fastball team heading to Canadian championships
The Orleans Rebels senior women's softball team is heading to the Canadian championships in Kitchener this week hopeful of a top six placing. See story

East end athletes win four medals at Canadian Legion Track and Field Championships
The track and field season came to a successful end for three area athletes on Sunday with competition wrapping up at the Canadian Legion Championships in Sherbrooke. See story

(Posted Aug. 8)
East end pair reach event finals at PanAm Junior Track and Field Championships
When Segun Makinde and Rachel Aubry left for the PanAm Junior Track and Field Championships in Trinidad on July 30, they boarded the plane with a lot on their minds. See story

(Posted July 29)
Area athletes win five gold medals at provincial age group championships
East end athletes continue to shine on the track this summer, adding a bevy of medals at the provincial age class track and field championships in Timmins on the weekend to the hardware they won at the Ontario Legion Championships held earlier this month. See story

(Posted July 26)
Local athletes shine at Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships
The far east end was well represented at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships in Charlottetown last month with no fewer than five local athletes managing to bring home a medal. See story

(Posted July 23)
Orleans Red Sox advance to provincial Little League championships
The Orleans Red Sox easily advanced to the provincial Little League championships on Wednesday by downing the Carleton-Russell Aces 14-1 in the final of the District 6 playdowns. See story

(Posted July 17)
Handful of east end athletes qualify for Canadian Legion T&F Championships
The east end will be well represented at the Canadian Legion Track and Field Championships in Sherbrooke next month after five local athletes managed to make the qualifying standard at the provincial Legion championships in Hamilton on July 11. See story

(Posted July 16)
Local athletes help Ottawa Fury win pair of Robbie Tournament titles
The Ottawa Fury recently returned from the prestgious Robbie International Soccer Tournament in Toronto with not one but two championship titles, and four players from Orleans played an important role in the victories. See story

(Posted July 8)
Host Griffins capture five silver medals at Ray Broadworth Lacrosse Tournament
The Gloucester Griffins made five finals at their host tournament on the weekend, unfortunately they ended up having to settle for five silver medals which makes them either very generous hosts, or very unlucky ones. See story

(Posted July 7)
East end teams fare well at Gloucester International Soccer Tournament
The U11 Gloucester Hornet Predators showed why they are a force to be reckoned with this season after winning the Gloucester International Soccer Tournament in impressive fashion on the weekend. See story

(Posted July 6)
Navan hurler expected to return to Mariner lineup on Tuesday
Reports out of Seattle, Washington indicate that Navan native Erik Bédard will return to the mound on Tuesday to face the Boston Red Sox after a four week layoff due to a shoulder injury. See story

Host Griffins capture five silver medals at Ray Broadworth Lacrosse Tournament
The Gloucester Griffins made five finals at their host tournament on the weekend, unfortunately they ended up having to settle for five silver medals which makes them either very generous hosts, or very unlucky ones. See story

(Posted June 30)
St. Matthew Tigers senior boys basketball team named high school ‘Team of the Year’
In a year that saw east end high school teams win seven city championships and three OFSAA medals including two gold, one team in particular stood out from the rest of the pack. See story

Cougar pair turn in top individual athletic performances of the year
Every year OrleansOnline.ca tries to name one male and one female athlete who at one point during the past eight months raised their game to the next level in delivering the top athletic performances of the year and every year the decision gets increasingly more difficult. See story

(Posted June 27)
Holy Cow-ick! Beacon Hill native selected by hometown Sens
Beacon Hill native Corey Cowick is on top of the world after getting selected in the sixth round of the NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators, a team he's idolized since he played minor peewee with the Gloucester Rangers. See story

(Posted June 22)
East end athletes win seven gold medals at All Champions track and field meet
Like brother, like sister. Cameron and Nadine Slupeiks may look like twins, but they were actually born 13 months apart. Cameron is 12-years-old and goes to Henry Munro Middle School, while Nadine is 11-years-old and goes to Le Phare Public School. See story

(Posted June 16)
East end athletes win bevy of medals at Ottawa Catholic school track and field championships
Students from Ottawa's Catholic schools gathered at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility on Monday to compete in the city wide intermediate track and field championships for students in Grade 7 and Grade 8. See story

(Posted June 12)
East end students strike gold OCDSB track and field championships
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board held its annual intermediate track and field championships for students in Grades 6, 7 and 8 at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility on Thursday and a number of area students did well collecting 13 gold, five silver and three bronze medals. See story

(Posted June 8)
Bédard improves record to 5-2 with win over Twins
Navan native Erik Bédard has improved his record to 5-2 after posting a win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. It was the third win in as many starts for the Seattle Mariners lefthander who gave up two runs on four hits and walked four batters in five innings of work. See story

(Posted June 7)
Senior Girls Soccer
Louis Riel wins OFSAA senior girls AAA soccer championship

Dreams really do come true, just ask Louis Riel Rebelles goalie Kelsie English who Friday night dreamed that her team would win the OFSAA senior girls AAA soccer championship and on Saturday afternoon hoisted the championship trophy with her teammates after they beat R.S. McLaughlin 3-0 in the final. See story

OFSAA Track and Field
East end athletes capture five more medals at OFSAA track and field championships

Area high school athletes captured four more medals on the third and final day of the OFSAA provincial track and field championships in Toronto on Saturday, lead once again by Colonel By's Segun Makinde who left a mark on the record book that won't soon be erased. See story

(Posted June 6)
OFSAA Track and Field
Makinde obliterates OFSAA hurdle record, lowers Canadian interscholastic standard

He came. He saw. He conquered. A week after setting four meet records at the OFSAA East Region qualifying meet in Brockville, Colonel By Secondary School sprinter Segun Makinde blew away the field in the 110-metre senior boys hurdles at the OFSAA provincial championships in Toronto on Friday and set a new Canadian high school record in the process. See story

OFSAA Soccer
Louis Riel advances to OFSAA semi-final with dramatic win over Colonel By

The Louis Riel Rebelles have advanced to the semi-finals of the OFSAA 'AAA' soccer championships at the Hornet's Nest in Blackburn Hamlet after dispatching the Colonel By Cougars in Friday's quarterfinals. See story

(Posted June 5)
Senior Boys Rugby
Gloucester Gators win Tier 2 rugby championship in convincing fashion

The Gloucester Gators senior boys rugby team capped off a perfect season with a near perfect performance against the St. Joseph Jaguars on Thursday to win the
Tier 2 city championship. See story

(Posted Sept. 12)
Bevy of east end athletes qualify for OFSAA track and field championships
Twenty-four athletes from seven different east end high schools managed to qualify for the OFSAA provincial track and field championships on Friday during the OFSAA East Regional meet at Thousands Islands Secondary School in Brockville. See story

Colonel By sprinter rewrites the record books at OFSAA regional track and field meet
Colonel By Secondary School sprinting sensation Segun Makinde had a day at the track on Friday that very few individuals have had in the history of high school sprinting in the province of Ontario. See story

Junior Boys Football
St. Peter Knights lose appeal to save season

Confusion over a transfer student's eligibilty has cost the St. Peter Knights junior boys football team a chance to win another city championship and has ended their streak of playing in nine straight finals. See story

(Posted May 28)
Senior Girls Soccer
Colonel By Cougars capture senior girls soccer championship

The Colonel By Cougars senior girls soccer team are the reigning National Capital secondary school champions after downing the Louis Riel Rebelles 2-1 in a rain-soaked contest on Wednesday. See story

(Posted May 27)
St. Pete's wins battle of the Knights to capture AAA/AAAA rugby crown
The St. Peter Knights had no lack of motivation heading into the senior boys AAA/AAAA high school rugby championship on Monday. Besides wanting to avenge their lopsided loss to the Hillcrest Hawks in last year's final, the Knights also wanted to make amends for their only loss to the Nepean Knights earlier this season and deliver a win for teammate Harrison Lowe who had to sit the game out due to a mild stroke he suffered last week. See story

(Posted May 26)
Gloucester Synchro captures club title at provincial tier championships
The Gloucester Synchro Club capitalized on several strong team and individual performances on the weekend to capture their first Ontario Tier synchronized swimming aggregate championship since 2003. See story

(Posted May 24)
Six members of local dojo earn ticket to World Karate Council championships
Six members of the Elite Martial Arts and Fitness Centre will be jetting off to Ireland next fall to compete in the World Karate Council championships after qualifying for Team Canada last week. See story

(Posted May 22)
Colonel By brother act soars to new heights at NCSSAA track and field championships
Coming soon to a track near you -- the flying Makinde brothers. Separated by just two years, Oluwasegun Makinde and younger brother Tolu sprinted to seven red ribbons at the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association track and field championships on Thursday, on what was a banner day for east end athletes. See story

(Posted May 7)
Long-time minor hockey executive member and coach receives Brian Kilrea Award
Like many parents, Charles Chamberlain first got involved in coaching when his daughter first got involved in sports. In the Chamberlains' case the sport was hockey. After enrolling his nine-year-old daughter Amy in Gloucester-Cumberland Girls Hockey, Chamberlain volunteered to be an assistant coach. Before the season even started he was given the added duties of convener. See story

(Posted May 3)
67's make Orléans native Cody Ceci first round pick
Cumberland Barons product and Orléans native Cody Ceci may soon be plying his trade at the Ottawa Civic Centre after the Ottawa 67's selected the 15-year-old defenceman 16th overall at the OHL Priority Selection Draft on Saturday. See story

(Posted Sept. 12)
Junior Boys Volleyball
Gisèle Lalonde Titans put an exclamation point on perfect season

The Gisèle Lalonde Titans junior boys volleyball team capped off a perfect season on Thursday by downing the West Conference champion Glebe Gryphons in three straight sets to win the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association Tier 1 championship. See story

(Posted April 30)
Bédard has off outing against White Sox, gets no decision
After three solid outings in which Erik Bédard picked uo two wins against one loss, the Navan hurled had an off outing by his own standard on Wednesday giving up three earned runs on six hits and three walks in five innings as the Seattle Mariners lost 6-3 to the Chicago White Sox. See story

(Posted Sept. 16 8)
Former Béatrice-Desloges Bulldog signs professional soccer contract
At present, former Orléans resident Erik Lefebvre is the second most successful athlete to ever graduate from Béatrice-Desloges high school. The first is another Erik, that being Erik Bédard, who is currently making $7.75 million as a starting pitcher with the Seattle Mariners. See story

(Posted Sept. 16 5)
Bédard gets plenty of run support in win over L.A. Angels
During his relatively short career, Erik Bédard has not always received a lot of run support. It was an issue in Baltimore where the Orioles were one of the worst teams in the American League and it was an issue in a couple of starts last year after he joined the Seattle Mariners. See story

(Posted Sept. 129)
Bédard picks up first loss of the season despite solid effort
Navan native Erik Bédard picked his first loss of the season on Saturday despite another solid effort that saw him scatter seven hits over six innings while striking out eight batters against the Detroit Tigers. See story

(Posted Sept. 128)
Young skier returns from experience of a lifetime
For a young skier, having a chance to compete in the K2 National Championships can often be the highlight of their careers. Having the opportunity to take part in the national championships and the Whistler Cup, which brings together the best young skiers in the world, in back-to-back competitions is often the highlight of their lives. See story

(Posted Sept. 123)
Bédard pitches gem to pick up first win of the season
So much for spring training being a harbinger of things to come. Two starts after wrapping up what can only be described as a mediocre spring training session with the Seattle Mariners, Navan hurler Erik Bédard was in mid-season form on Sunday as he shutout the Oakland A's over eight and one third innings to pick up his first win of the year. See story

(Posted Sept. 122)
Gudbranson helps pace Canada to 2-0 start at U18 Championships
Team Canada is off to a 2-0 start at the IIHF U18 World Championships in Fargo, North Dakota and Chapel Hill South resident Erik Gudbranson has been contributing both offensively and defensively for the cause patrolling Canada's blueline. See story

Visiting Swedes down Jr. Grads in entertaining match-up
The Ray Friel Centre was the scene of an international hockey exchange on Friday night as a team from Söderhamn, Sweden took on the Cumberland Jr. Grads Major Midget AA squad in the first of two exhibition games against Cumberland area teams. See story

(Posted Sept. 120)
Cumberland Minor Hockey Association decides to stick with GHA, for now
The Cumberland Minor Hockey Association has decided to put off splitting away from the Gloucester Hockey Association for one year in order to permit further discussion of the controversial move between the CMHA executive and the league’s members. See story

(Posted April 9)
Cumberland Grads coach accepts assistant job with 67's
Cumberland Grads head coach and general manager Mark Grady has accepted an offer to become an assistant coach with the Ottawa 67's where he will join Chris Byrne who has taken over the reigns of the OHL club from the legendary Brian Kilrea. See story

(Posted Sept. 12)
Bédard runs into trouble in season debut
It's been more than nine months since Navan hurler Erik Bédard last took the mound in a regular season game for the Seattle Mariners. See story

(Posted April 7)
Decision to breakaway from GHA stirs heated debate within Cumberland Minor Hockey Association
The Cumberland Minor Hockey Association is embroiled in a heated debate over whether or not the organization should breakaway from the Gloucester Hockey Association and form its own league. See story

Area speedskaters earn six Top 10 placings at National Age Class Championships
The Gloucester Concordes sent seven skaters to the National Age Class Short Track Speed Skating Championships that were recently held in Cambridge, Qntario and four of them managed to finish in the Top 10 in their respective age groups. See story

(Posted April 6)
Cumberland teams win five banners during GHA championship weekend
The Cumberland Minor Hockey Association won five banners during the Gloucester Hockey Association’s annual House League championships last weekend, which was tops among the five minor hockey leagues that make up the GHA. See story

(Posted April 5)
Orléans skier holds her own at K2 Canadian ski championships
Orléans alpine skiing sensation Stéphanie Gould proved that she is one of the top 14-year-old skiers in the entire country this past week after skiing to three Top 12 finishes at the K2 President’s Choice Canadian Ski Championships at the Silver Star Mountain Resort in Vernon, B.C. See story

Gudbranson to play in World U18 Hockey Championships
It's hard to believe that just 12 months ago, Erik Gudbranson was packing away his hockey equip.m.ent after playing his final game with the Ottawa Jr. 67's Minor Midget AAA team. See story

(Posted April 4)
Major Midget AA
Jr. Grads come up short in bid for Major Midget AA championship

Playing 11 games in 12 days with a depleted lineup and a shortened bench finally caught up to the Cumberland Jr. Grads on Friday as they were unable to raise the level of their play in the critical third period of Game 7 in their Major Midget championship series against the Nepean Raiders. See story

Cowick's golden opportunity ends before it even starts
The last 48 hours has been a roller coaster ride for Gloucester native Corey Cowick who signed an amateur contract with the New York Rangers earlier this week that would have seen him play for their AHL affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack starting with a game in Providence Friday night. See story

(Posted April 3)
Major Midget AA
Jr. Grads win three in a row to force Game 7 against Nepean Raiders

After dropping the first three games of their first to seven points OEMHL Major Midget AA final against the Nepean Raiders, the Cumberland Jr. Grads have bounced back to tie the series after winning three straight games including a 4-1 win at the Ray Friel Centre Thursday night. See story

(Posted Sept. 16 )
Major Midget RepB
Jr. Grads repeat as ODMHL Major Midget RepB champs

After taking four games to get past the Orleans Blues in the Major Midget RepB semi-finals, the Cumberland Jr. Grads took just two games to sweep past the Otttawa West Golden Knights to win the ODMHL championship. See story

(Posted March 31)
Major Atom AA
Jr. Grads add OEMHL championship to regular season title

It took them seven games to do it, but the Cumberland Jr. Grads have finally captured the Ontario East Minor Hockey League Major Atom AA championship after downing an extremely stubborn Ottawa Valley Titans team 2-1 at the Ray Friel Centre on Monday night. See story

Ottawa Jr. 67s make it to semifinals of All-Ontario bantam championships
The Ottawa Jr. 67s, made up of players from across the city including seven local athletes, managed to make it to the semifinals of the All-Ontario AAA Bantam Championships before losing to the London Jr. Knights. See story

(Posted March 30)
Major Atom AA
Ottawa Valley Titans force Game 7 against Jr. Grads

The Cumberland Jr. Grads will be looking to end the Ottawa Valley Titans mini two game winning streak and wrap up the OEMHL Major Atom AA championship tonight when the two teams take to the ice at the Ray Friel Centre. See story

Minor Peewee A
Gloucester Rangers cap Minor Peewee 'A' championship quest with 4-1 win over Silver 7 White team

The Gloucester Rangers put together back-to-back wins over the Ottawa Silver 7 White team on the weeked to capture the OEMHL Minor Peewee A championship. See story

(Posted Sept. 129)
Minor Midget AA Gloucester Rangers capture Minor Midget AA championship
The Gloucester Rangers are the OEMHL Minor Midget AA champions after downing the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings 5-1 on Saturday to capture their first to seven points final series eight points to four. See story

Minor Midget RepB
Orleans Blues complete championship sweep to win Minor Midget RepB crown

The Orleans Blues Minor Midget RepB team added the league championship to their regular season title after downing the Gloucester Blackhawks 2-0 on Saturday to complete their championship sweep. See story

(Posted Sept. 128)
Minor Atom RepB
Gloucester Blackhawks fall to Stittsville Rams in Minor Atom RepB final

The Gloucester Blackhawks season came to a disappointing end on Friday after they suffered a 4-2 loss to the Stittsville Rams in Game 3 of the ODMHL Minor Atom RepB championship at the Earl Armstrong Arena. See story

(Posted Sept. 127)
Girls Hockey
Louis Riel Rebelles win OFSAA A/AA girls hockey championship
The Louis Riel Rebelles varsity girls hockey team are on top of the world after winning the gold medal at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association provincial A/AA championships in Orillia on Thursday. See story

(Posted Sept. 126)
Former Gloucester Ranger named CIS Player of the Year
Former Gloucester Ranger Marc Rancourt has been named the top collegiate player in the country after helping lead the St. Mary's Huskies to the Atlantic Conference Championship. See story

(Posted Sept. 123)
Jr. Grads advance to Midget RepB finals
The Cumberland Jr. Grads have made it through to the ODMHL Major Midget RepB finals after dispatching the Orleans Blues in decisive fashion Monday night, winning the fourth and deciding game 7-1 to take the first to four point series five points to three. See story

(Posted Sept. 123)
Pilypaitis shines in March Madness debut
Playing on the biggest stage of her young basketball career, under the brightest spotlight in her career and in front of the largest crowd in her career, former St. Peter High School standout Courtnay Pilypaitis was able to rise to the occasion on Sunday playing against the unbeaten University of Connecticut Huskies in the opening round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. See story

(Posted March 19)
CJHL Hockey
Promising season comes to disappointing end as Grads shown early exit from playoffs
For the second year in a row, the Cumberland Grads have failed to make it past the quarterfinals, despite finishing first in their division. See story

Former St. Peter Knight gets caught up in March Madness
March Madness is alive and well in Burlington, Vermont and former St. Peter Knight standout Courtnay Pilypaitis is at the centre of all the attention after leading the University of Vermont Catamounts to the America East Tournament Championship last weekend. See story

(Posted Sept. 12)
CJHL Hockey
Grads on brink of elimination following 2-1 loss in Game 5
The Cumberland Grads are on the brink of elimination in their quarterfinal series against the Jr. Sens after they lost Game 5 on Sunday to give Ottawa a 3-2 series lead. See story

(Posted March 14)
CJHL Hockey
Third overtime loss knocks Rangers out of the playoffs
The Gloucester Rangers became the first team to get eliminated from the CJHL playoffs on Friday, losing in overtime for the third time in four games against the Nepean Raiders. See story

(Posted March 13)
CJHL Hockey
Grads in trouble after suffering pair of losses to Jr. Sens
The Cumberland Grads are at risk of being handed an early exit from the playoffs after suffering a pair of losses to the Jr. Sens in which they were totally outplayed by the lower seeded team. See story

(Posted March 12)
High School Basketball
St. Matt's Tigers on top of the world after winning provincial hoops championship
The St. Matthew Tigers are the All-Ontario senior boys provincial basketball champions, a feat they accomplished Wednesday night when they clipped the Emery Eagles 57-47 in front of close to 100 screaming fans at Lisgar Collegiate High School. See story

(Posted Sept. 12)
High School Basketball
St. Matt's one win away from high school basketball supremacy
Forty-four and one more. If the St. Matthew Tigers had a motto for the 2008-2009 high school basketball season that would be it as the Tigers are just one win away from capturing the OFSAA 'AAA' championship and finishing the season with a near perfect 45-1 record. See story

(Posted March 10)
High School Basketball
Tigers punch ticket to Final Four with third round win over Oakridge
The St. Matthew Tigers have assured themselves of a shot at a medal at the OFSAA provincial basketball championships after they knocked off the Oakridge Oaks 65-39 at Ridgemont High School Tuesday night. See story

High School Basketball
St. Matthew advances to third round of OFSAA championship tournament
The St. Matthew Tigers moved one step closer to their goal of playing for the OFSAA 'AAA' basketball championship this morning after downing the Bawating Braves 67-45 to advance to the third round of the OFSAA tournament. See story

(Posted March 9)
Minor Hockey Update
Six east end teams through to OEMHL finals (and counting)
The hockey season has been extended for at least six east end teams which have managed to make it through to the finals of the Ontario East Minor Hockey League playoffs. See story

High School Basketball
St. Matthew wins opening game at OFSAA provincial championship
The St. Matthew Tigers got off to a solid start at the OFSAA 'AAA' basketball championships in Ottawa this morning, downing the St. Joseph's Jaguars from Barrie 62-38. See story

Wolverines win three medals at junior boys tournament
The Gloucester Wolverines were two-for-three in the medal department on the weekend, winning one silver and one bronze medal at the Gloucester-Cumberland Basketball Association's annual Junior Boys Invitational Tournament. See story

CJHL Hockey
Grads open playoff run with impressive win over Jr. Sens
This is the second year in a row that the Cumberland Grads have gone into the CJHL playoffs as a high seed and with high hopes. Last year their hopes were dashed when they were handed an early exit by the Hawkesbury Hawks. See story

(Posted March 8)
Orléans native is making noise in the bluegrass state
It’s been almost two years since Orléans native Chris Bisson signed a scholarship to play Division 1 baseball at the University of Kentucky. See story

(Posted March 7)
CJHL Hockey
Rangers make playoffs with season finale win over Brockville
The Gloucester Rangers have made the playoffs for the first time in two years after downing the Brockville Braves 4-1 in their final regular season game Friday night. ee story

(Posted Sept. 12)
Boys Contact Hockey
St. Peter Knights win school's first ever hockey championship
In the gym at St. Peter High School hangs several dozen championship banners. A number of them have been won by the school's various football teams over the years. Several more have been won by the school's rugby program and the girls basketball teams, but not one of them has been won by the boys hockey team. See story

(Posted Sept. 12)
Gloucester Rangers keep playoff hopes alive with huge win over Cornwall
The Gloucester Rangers season will come down to one game against the Kanata Stallions on Tuesday night after they demolished the Cornwall Colts on Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive. See story

(Posted Aug. 15 88)
Former Lancer plying his trade on the other side of the pond
Basketball has been very, very good to Simon Mitchell. After graduating from Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School in 2002, the former Orléans resident went to Queen’s University where he won the team MVP during his last three years with the Golden Gaels. See story

(Posted Aug. 15 87)
Senior Girls Volleyball
Colonel By wins first senior girls
V-Ball crown in six years

The Colonel By Cougars left no doubt who the best senior girls volleyball team is in the city after downing the Béatrice-Desloges Bulldogs in straight sets to win the Tier 1 NCSSAA championship on Thursday. See story

Grads magic number down to one after win over Jr. Sens
The Cumberland Grads are one Brockville Braves loss away from clinching third place in the overall standings after extending their advantage over the Braves to eight points with a shootout win over the Ottawa Jr. Senators on Wednesday. See story

(Posted Aug. 15 85)
Senior Boys Basketball
Outstanding effort earns St. Matt's Tigers city championship
The St. Matthew Tigers senior boys basketball team are the undisputed National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association Tier 1 city champions after downing the Sir Robert Borden Bengals 70-54 at the Raven's Nest Tuesday night. See story

(Posted Aug. 15 83)
Grads solidify hold on third place with big win over Brockville Braves
The Cumberland Grads' chances of finishing in third place in the CJHL's overall standings are now looking a whole lot better after they downed the Brockville Braves 6-4 at the Navan Memorial Arena on Sunday. See story

Gloucester Wolverines win pair of medals at Mike O'Connor tourney
The Gloucester-Cumberland Basketball Association held the 14th annual Mike O'Connor Memorial Tournament on the weekend with 47 teams seeing action in eight different divisions ranging from Major Atom to Junior. See story

Orléans speed skater finishes 7th at World Junior Championships
Already considered to be one of the best young short track speed skaters in Canada, Orléans native Ivanie Blondin is quickly making a case to be considered as one of the best all-around speed skaters in the country after finishing 7th at the World Junior Long Track Speed Skating Championships in Zakopane, Poland on the weekend. See story

(Posted Aug. 15 81)
Junior 'C' Hockey
Cumberland Bandits earn top spot in EOJCHL West Division standings
The Cumberland Bandits will be going into the Eastern Ontario Junior C Hockey League playoffs as one of the co-favourites after capturing the West Division championship in only their first year. See story

(Posted Aug. 15 80)
Senior Boys Basketball
St. Matt’s Tigers advance to senior boys hoops championship
The St. Matthew Tigers senior boys basketball team is on the verge of winning the school’s first city championship in five years after downing the Glebe Gryphons in a hotly-contested semi-final on Thursday. See story

(Posted Aug. 15 8)
Gloucester Blackhawks wrap up successful regular season with two division titles
The Gloucester Blackhawks will be heading into the upcoming ODMHL playoffs with a legitimate chance to win as many as four championship banners after wrapping up a very successful regular season campaign. See story

High School Wrestling
Lester B. wrestlers capture four gold at city championships
Last summer, Alan Walsh broke his left arm in two places during a Canada Cup wrestling event. His injury required two pins and several screws to hold the bones in place while the injury took five months to heal. See story

(Posted Aug. 15 6)
Grads clinch division title with fifth win in a row
The Cumberland Grads will repeat as Robinson Division champs this year after clinching the title with a 2-0 win over the Kemptville 73s on Sunday. See story

(Posted Aug. 15 3)
Grads net second overtime win in as many nights
Back-to-back overtime wins over the Nepean Raiders and the Cornwall Colts this week has moved the Cumberland Grads comfortably into third place in the overall standings of the Central Junior Hockey League. See story

(Posted Aug. 15 1)
Host teams capture two gold medals at 34th annual Gloucester ringette tournament
he Gloucester-Cumberland Ringette Association held its 34th annual tournament on the weekend with over 100 teams seeing action in 21 different divisions at nine different arenas throughout the city. See story

(Posted Feb. 9)
Grads move into third place overall with win over Hawkesbury
The Cumberland Grads took over sole possession of third place in the CJHL standings on Sunday after downing the Hawkesbury Hawks 6-4 in a game that featured a third period brawl and over 322 minutes in penalties. See story

Orléans skip comes up short in bid for Canadian Junior title
As the saying goes, "That which doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger." Orléans skip Rachel Homan is hoping that losing to Manitoba in the final of the Canadian Junior Curling Championship on Sunday will help make her team stronger as they strive to qualify for the Olympic Trials next fall. See story

(Posted Feb. 8)
Proud parents able to witness son's first NHL goal
When Ray and Nicole Giroux traveled to Florida last month to catch some sun and watch their son Claude play for the Philadelphia Flyers, they had no idea they would witness their son score his first NHL goal. In fact, Ray very nearly missed it. See story

(Posted Feb. 7)
Orléans skip earns berth in Canadian Junior final
Orléans skip Rachel Homan has earned a berth in the final of the Canadian Junior Curling Championship after finishing the round robin portion of the event in first place. See story

Orléans speed skater continues to make strides on large oval
Orléans speed skater Ivanie Blondin is quickly proving that she is equally adept at long track as she is on the tight short track course that has been her bread and butter for the past eight years. See story

(Posted Feb. 6)
Orléans skip on a roll at Canadian Junior Championships
Orléans native Rachel Homan is making a strong bid to guide her Ottawa Curling Club rink to the Canadian Junior Championship. Heading into the final day of the round robin portion of the tournament, the Ontario rink is tied for first place with a record of 8-2. See story

Erik Bédard ripped in Seattle media after signing new deal
Amazing, isn't it, that Erik Bédard won't be at the Mariners FanFest this weekend at Safeco Field. He should be thanking the fans who help pay for his salary. See story

(Posted Feb. 5)
Navan hurler signs one year, $7.75M deal with Seattle Mariners
Navan hurler Erik Bédard only started 15 games in 2008, but he still managed get a $750,000 raise from the Seattle Mariners who recently signed him to a one year contract worth $7.75 million. See story

(Posted Aug. 15 8)
Senior Boys Basketball
St. Matthew Tigers remain unbeaten after 25-point blowout over Louis Riel
The St. Matthew Tigers senior boys basketball team continued to prove why they're one of the top ranked teams in the province on Monday by blowing out the Louis Riel Rebelles 69-44 to improve their record to 35-0. See story

(Posted Aug. 15 8)
Orléans speed skater earns spot in the record books
Orléans speed skater Ivanie Blondin made history on the weekend becoming the first female competitor to make both the World Junior short track and long track teams in the same season. See story

(Posted Jan. 31)
CJHL Hockey
Grads down east end rivals in dominating fashion
The Cumberland Grads ended the month of January on high note Friday by downing the Gloucester Rangers 5-1 in dominating fashion. See story

East end pair named to OHL East All-Star team
Two local hockey products, one from the Gloucester Rangers minor hockey system and the other a former Cumberland Baron, will be suiting up as teammates at next week's OHL All-Star Game. See story

(Posted Jan. 26)
CJHL Hockey
Grads shake off mini-slump, with pair of wins over inter-divisional opponents
After dropping four games in a row, the Cumberland Grads have righted themselves by winning back-to-back games over the Smiths Falls Bears and the Kanata Stallions. See story

(Posted Jan. 24)
Bevy of east end athletes honoured at Ottawa Sports Awards banquet
The far east end was well represented at the annual Ottawa Sports Awards banquet on Wednesday night with seven local athletes and a coach picking up plaques in their respective categories. See story

(Posted Jan. 21)
CJHL Hockey
Grads salvage a point in shootout loss to Cornwall
The Cumberland Grads lost their fourth game in a row Tuesday night, coming out on the short end of a 4-3 final in a shootout loss to the Cornwall Colts. See story

(Posted Sept. 12)
CJHL Hockey
Rangers hand Grads third straight loss
The Cumberland Grads lost 4-3 to the Gloucester Rangers on home ice Sunday. It was the Grads’ third straight loss since beating the Pembroke Lumber Kings and Nepean Raiders in back-to-back games last week. See story

(Posted Jan. 14)
CJHL Hockey
Grads riding high after back-to-back wins over Raiders, Lumber Kings
The Cumberland Grads have taken over sole possession of third place in the CJHL standings after registering back-to-back wins over the league's top two teams. See story

(Posted Jan. 13)
Orléans speed skater earns top 10 placing at World Juniors
Ivanie Blondin made a triumphant return to the world stage on the weekend, finishing 8th overall at the World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Sherbrooke. See story

CJHL Hockey
Grads grab share of third place with win over Raiders
The Cumberland Grads have moved into a third place tie in the Central Junior Hockey League after downing the Nepean Raiders 4-2 on Sunday. See story

(Posted Jan. 8)
CJHL Hockey
Grads celebrate acquistion of new goalie with 6-0 win over Hawkesbury
The Cumberland Grads have a strange way of saying thank you. A day after picking up one of the top goalies in the CJHL in a three-way deal that was facilitated by the Hawkesbury Hawks, the Grads turned around and throttled the Hawks 6-0 in Hawkesbury last night. See story

(Posted Jan. 8)
World U17 Championships
Local boy captains Team Ontario to U17 gold
While most of the country’s attention was focused on Ottawa during the recent World Junior Hockey Championships, another major international tournament was taking place in British Columbia. See story

(Posted Jan. 5)
CJHL Hockey
Grads shake off holiday rust; comeback from two goal deficit to beat Smiths Falls Bears
Two days after dropping a game they should have won against the Kemptville 73s Friday night, the Cumberland Grads finally shook off their post-holiday malaise to down the Smiths Falls Bears 5-4 on home ice Sunday. See story






(Updated daily)

NHL, NFL, CFL, MLB, High School

NHL Standings

Yesterday's games
Tuesday, Oct. 25
New Jersey 5 Arizona 3
Pittsburgh 3 Florida 2
Minnesota 5 Boston 0
Philadelphia 4 Buffalo 3 SO
Detroit 4 Carolina 2
Tampa Bay 7 Toronto 3
Calgary 4 St. Louis 1
Dallas 3 Winnipeg 2
San Jose 2 Anaheim 1 OT
Ottawa 3 Vancouver 0
Los Angeles 3 Columbus 2 OT

Today's games
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Montreal at NY Islanders, 7 p.m.
Boston at NY Rangers, 8 p.m.
Washington at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.
Nashville at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.

Tomorrow's games
Thursday, Oct. 27
Arizona at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
NY Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Florida at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Detroit at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Columbus at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Nashville at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

NFL Standings

This week's games
Thursday, Oct. 27

Jacksonville at Tennessee, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 30
Washington at Cincinnati, 9:30 a.m.
Arizona at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Detroit at Houston, 1 p.m.

Kansas City at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
NY Jets at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Oakland at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Oakland at San Francisco, 1 p.m.
Seattle at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
San Diego at Denver, 4:05 p.m.
Green Bay at Atlanta, 4:25 p.m.
Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 31
Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.


This week's games
Friday, Oct. 28

Edmonton at Hamilton, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 29
Ottawa at Winnipeg, 4 p.m.
B,C, at Saskatchewan, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 30
Calgary at Montreal, 1 p.m.

MLB standings

Yesterday's games
World Series Game 1
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Cleveland 6
Chicago 0
(Cleveland leads best of seven series 1-0)

Tomorrow's games
World Series Game 2
Wednessday, Oct. 26

Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m.

(Best of seven series is tied 0-0)

High School

Senior Boys Football


This week's games
Friday, Sept. 30
St. Matthew 44 St. Mark 0
St. Peter 29 Franco Cité 13

Senior Boys Football


This week's games
Friday, Sept. 30
Ashbury 36 SWL 19

Senior Girls Basketball


This week's games
Monday, Sept. 26
Glebe 23 SWL 6

Tuesday, Sept. 27
Hillcrest 53 Louis Riel 10

Thursday, Sept. 29
SWL 40 Louis Riel 13
Cairine Wilson 49 Hillcrest 28

Senior Girls Basketball
Tier 1


This week's games
Monday, Sept. 26
All Saints 45 St. Peter 37
Colonel By 38 St. Joseph 33
West Carleton 47 St. Matthew 21

Tuesday, Sept. 27
Garneau 53 South Carleton 52

Wednesday, Sept. 28
St. Peter 34 Holy Trinity 24
SFX 46 Colonel By 35
Garneau 41 All Saints 33

Thursday, Sept. 29
Ashbury 35 St. Matthew 31

Senior Girls Basketball
Tier 2


This week's games
Tuesday, Sept. 27
LBP 34 Gloucester 28

Thursday, Sept. 29
Franco Cité 61 Gloucester 41
Béatrice-Desloges 37 LBP 31

Junior Girls Basketball
Tier 1


This week's games
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Colonel By 49 Glebe 22

Junior Girls Basketball
Tier 2


This week's games
Tuesday, Sept. 27
SWL 23 St. Peter 19
Cairine Wilson 43 Mer Bleue 34

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Cairine Wilson 40 SWL 26
St. Peter at LBP n/a
Ashbury 44 Mer Bleue 16

Senior Boys Soccer


This week's games
Friday, Sept. 30
Louis Riel 5 Ridgemont 2

Senior Boys Soccer
Tier 1


This week's games
Monday, Sept. 26
Colonel By 3 St. Patrick's 3

Tuesday, Sept. 27
Gisele-Lalonde 4 Lycee Claudel 4
SWL 3 Samuel Genest 2

Thursday, Sept. 30
Gisele-Lalonde 2 St. Patrick's 1

Friday, Sept. 30
Lycee Claudel 4 SWL 0

Senior Boys Soccer
Tier 2


This week's games
Monday, Sept. 26
St. Matthew 3 Cairine Wilson 2

Tuesday, Sept. 27
Beatrice-Desloges 2 Rideau 1

Wednesday, Sept. 28
LBP at Garneau n/a
St. Matthew 7 Beatrice-Desloges 0
Cairine Wilson 4 Gloucester 1

Junior Boys Soccer
Tier 1


This week's games
Tuesday, Sept. 27
Cairine Wilson 3 Ashbury 3

Thursday, Sept. 29
Beatrice-Desloges at Louis Riel n/a

Friday, Sept. 30
St. Peter 3 SWL 2

Junior Boys Soccer
Tier 2


This week's games
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Samuel Genest 9 LBP 0
Mer Bleue 6 Hillcrest 2

Senior Boys Volleyball


This week's games
Monday, Sept. 26
Longfields 3 Cairine Wilson 0

Wednesday, Sept. 28
West Carleton 3 Cairine Wilson 0
Louis Riel 3 Beatrice-Desloges 1

Senior Boys Volleyball
Tier 1


This week's games
Monday, Sept. 26
Bell 3 Colonel By 1

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Colonel By at Holy Trinity n/a

Senior Boys Volleyball
Tier 2


This week's games
Monday, Sept. 26

Tuesday, Sept. 27
St. Matthew 3 Ashbury 0
Gloucester 3 Gisele-Lalonde 0

Wednesday, Sept. 28
St. Matthew 3 SWL 1

Thursday, Sept. 29
Gisele-Lalonde 3 Hillcrest 0
Gloucester 3 LBP 0




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