Sports

No football in Lancerland this year

There is disappointment in the halls of LCCVI after school administrators decided not to field a football team this year. The schedule had already been set but last year’s Head Coach, Howard McLean, says there were simply not enough qualified coaches. “To coach football, you have to a Safe Contact Course, which is a day-long… Read more »

Wammes headed to Italy for world championships

Dawn-Euphemia’s Nick Wammes is heading to Italy this week to compete in the Junior Track Cycling World Championships. The 18-year-old was named to the national team in June, however he was pretty confident that he would make the cut after an April race. Wammes competed in last year’s Junior Championships in Switzerland where he placed… Read more »

The boards are going in at Petrolia arena

Petrolia’s director of recreation and facilities say the renewal project at the Greenwood Recreation Centre is right on track. In May, construction began on the $600,000 project. Dave Menzies says much of the mechanical work has already been completed including installing a new compressor and oil separator used to make the ice. He says it… Read more »

Petrolia powerlifter places fourth in worlds

Petrolia power lifter Janine Frayne-Wheeler has placed fourth in the World Classic Powerlifting Championship in Minsk, Belarus. Frayne-Wheeler won a silver medal in the bench press and then battled and lost with Finland for bronze overall. In a Facebook post she says she is “still very happy with my day.” More to follow