Straight from the hip

The 2014 Sochi Olympics have arrived and hopefully the only time Canada should worry about the word “security” is in recapturing the many medals we gathered in Vancouver four years ago! I, like millions of other Canadians, feel this country should do very well, but not winning the gold medal

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Standing tall

Spartan basketballer juggling optionsSteven Larocque Speaker Reporter ENGLEHART – On and off the court, Lex Van Iperen has a growing reputation for being a hard worker.The 18-year-old from Englehart High School (EHS) gets up at 5 a.m. at his family’s dairy farm, has a full day of classes and after-school sports/practices and,

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HORNE GRANITE REPORT

Last weekend two teams from the Horne Granite Youth Program competed in a Youth Challenge at the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club in Sudbury. There was a competitive Group and a Developmental Group with two divisions each. Both youth teams were entered into the development group which allowed coaches to

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James Bay

Haileybury club hosting annual skating competitionTEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – One of the oldest traditions in Northeastern Ontario skating comes to the Haileybury Arena and Recreation Centre on the weekend.The James Bay Competition (JBC) begins Friday, January 31, and runs through to Sunday, February 2.The Haileybury Figure Skating Club is hosting

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Minor hockey

I was at the Haileybury arena this past weekend taking in the Novice/Atom Temiskaming Shores Minor Hockey Association (TSMHA) House League tournament.Minor hockey engages hundreds of Temiskaming youth, volunteer coaches, administrators and parents.It was enjoyable to see the enthusiasm of the boys and girls of that age group.They bounded off

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Matachewan rink receives donation

MATACHEWAN (Supplied/Staff) -- The Matachewan outdoor skating rink has received a $1,500 donation from CLAC (Christian Labour Association of Canada) as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.The funding will help finance upgrades to the building to make it more accessible for residents with disabilities and more viable so

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Straight from the Hip

So much for “Hockey Day in Canada” last Saturday thanks to Calgary Flame coach Bob Hartley who decided to put out his toughest goon-type players against the Vancouver Canucks to start the game.Vancouver coach John Tortorella countered which of course resulted in another “black eye” for hockey. The National Hockey

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