The only local spectators will be sitting in the Meridian Centre stands next season if the new coach of the Niagara River Lions has anything to say about it.
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.
When the Niagara River Lions began looking for a new head coach, the National Basketball of League of Canada team conceded that the search would not be conducted in a “perfect world.”
The last player with ties to the region taken in the NHL Draft is among the first to admit there’s a long road ahead of him if he hopes to crack the lineup in the league’s newest market.
A balanced attack on offence and standout play on defence kept the Fort Longhorns undefeated in the Niagara Regional Minor Football Association’s bantam division.
Sprint Cars were the toast of the tracks in Niagara on the weekend, and no one had more reason to celebrate than Dylan Westbrook.
Cole Hardy took a checkered flag Saturday night at Merrittville Speedway, but he refused to take all of the credit for the first victory of his racing career.
Conor Timmins won’t have too much time celebrating being selected 32nd overall in the NHL Entry Draft.
Years from now Lucas Smilsky will have plenty of reminders of his first season playing with the St. Catharines Falcons.
St. Catharines Boxing Club fighters nearly sweep the competition at a tournament last weekend in Rochester, N.Y.
A man whose name has become synonomous with Canadian basketball on the world stage will enjoy a hoops homecoming next June when St. Catharines hosts a top international tournament.
When it comes to racing in an enduro, nothing beats a beater.
Jake Isenor was a most reluctant spectator for the open men’s 69-kilogram semifinal at the Bronze Glove Championships.
A lack of preparation, players playing out of position and an inability to answer the door when opportunity knocked contributed to the Niagara Spears returning home to St. Catharines emptyhanded on the weekend.
Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee Chris Evans highlighted a visit of the 750 Expert racing class to Welland County Speedway by leading a field of five across the finish line.
Merrittville Speedway went to the dogs Saturday, and the night was a howling success for two drivers whose race cars were decorated to the nines.
Niagara College did more than shine the spotlight on high school soccer in the region.Lights inside the dome at Youngs Sportsplex were turned on as 86 of the top boys and girls soccer players showcased their skills. A total of 22 high schools had at least one representative on the turf field in an all-star doubleheader that was played Wednesday.
Dan Sandel, a former professional basketball player who instead of collecting points now spends his time gathering clues, and Karen Smyte, a world-class rower who went on to excel as a coach before pursuing a writing career, are the newest inductees to the Notre Dame College School Wall of Fame.
The following students won school and team awards at the 2016-17 Notre Dame College School athletic assembly Thursday in Welland:
Queen’s University head football coach Pat Sheahan was in his element when he visited A.N. Myer Secondary School.
With two perennial provincial powerhouses facing each other on the pitch, there was something familiar about the gold medal final at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) single A boys soccer championships Saturday in Windsor.