Out for a spin with Beaches Cycling Club

Sunday cyclists catch hell if they forget when church gets out. Of all the things Dan Yang tracks for the Beaches Cycling Club – safety, speed, routes and riding skills – church schedules may seem a bit off-course. But eight years after founding the club, Yang knows to avoid church traffic when he plans a […]

Beaches Spring Sprint results

More than 500 runners and walkers hit the boardwalk on April 11 for the annual Beaches Spring Sprint. Despite some threatening clouds, the weather remained dry and cool, with a breeze to keep runners working on the flat course. The race is a fundraiser for the Beaches Recreation Centre, organized by the centre’s advisory board. […]

Balmy Beach Old Boys hit the ice in Europe

When the Balmy Beach Old Boys play an away game, it’s far, far away. This spring, the local old timers’ hockey team laced their skates in Italy, Austria and Slovakia. It was the Old Boys’ 15th tour of Europe – a tradition that goes two ways. Over the years, teams from northern Italy, Austria, and […]

Malvern cheerleaders medal at nationals

They do high-flying stunts, won silver in Niagara Falls, and never have a net to catch them. Malvern Collegiate’s daredevil cheerleading team won second place at the Canadian championships in Niagara Falls this month – their best finish on a national stage. Jennifer Wilson, a flyer and tumbler now in her third year on the […]

A life on ice leads skater to international gold

Kristen Loritz puts in a lot of miles every week, commuting between home, school at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus, and skating practice at the Burlington Skating Club, home of NEXXICE, her synchronized skating team. But the team, performing as Team Canada with Loritz as co-captain, didn’t have to travel far on April 11 […]

Ashbridges sailor to skipper a Clipper

Hikers in Wales saw a rare sight last month – sailors. Twelve sailors were recently chosen to skipper the dozen ocean yachts that will race this year’s Clipper Round the World. Starting in August, the 10-month, 40,000 nautical mile race is the longest of its kind. One of the skippers is Diane Reid, 42, who […]

Beacher top gymnast at Winter Games

Beach gymnast Megan Roberts won royally at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C. The 14 year-old won more awards than any other female gymnast at the February Games. On day one, Roberts and fellow East York Gymnastics member Sarah Posidis-Kowalski both won silver medals with Team Ontario as they faced rival provinces in […]

Malvern girls win city championship

Malvern Collegiate’s principal Dianne Sharpe is truly diggin’ the girls volleyball team’s performance this season. Led by coach Rob Salvatore and team captain Kersti Sorra, Malvern defeated Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate on February 27 by a score of 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-12) in the city’s AAA final. The Black Knights were undefeated all season with […]

Hawks soar as city basketball champions

It took some heart-pounding overtime, but the Danforth Hawks clawed their way to victory last week at the city basketball championships. “It was quite the nail-biter,” said Tyrone Smith, head coach of Danforth Collegiate’s senior boys’ basketball team. Ahead for most of the Feb. 17 final, the Forest Hill Falcons managed to sink a game-tying […]