Bernd Franke, Postmedia News

Bernd Franke, in the newspaper industry since 1977 and regional sports editor for the St. Catharines Standard, Niagara Falls Review and Welland Tribune, was born to work in journalism: his parents met through a classified ad.


Ron (Swede) Burak, a coach with the St. Catharines Rowing Club, has either rowed, officiated or coached athletes on the Henley course since 1970. BERND FRANKE/Postmedia News

Ever-changing weather can nullify home-course advantage at Henley

If Niagara’s ever-fluctuating forecast – “Don’t like the weather? Wait. It will change in 15 minutes” – is fickle enough to wash out a Saturday morning garage sale at the last minute, try preparing to compete over several days in a regatta.

St. Catharines Golf and Country Club member Sukriti Harjai topped the leaderboard in the girls division at a Niagara District Junior Golf Tour stop Wednesday at Sawmill. JULIE JOCSAK/Postmedia News

Andrew Noble, Sukriti Harjai top leaderboard

Andrew Noble was as selective with his memory as he was with his club and shot selection when the Niagara District Junior Golf Tour visited Sawmill on Wednesday.