Slam dunk ending for Brookside b-ball net

Call it a full-court press. When the Bourret brothers heard their front-yard basketball net might get pulled because of a city bylaw, they rallied their Upper Beach street to defend it. Jackson, 16, and Mitchel, 11, only had a few days to get a petition to City Hall. They beat the clock, thanks to 59 […]

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 […]

Special delivery for Beach Raptors fan

Imagine getting a knock on your door only to find a player from your favourite sports team standing there – with your season tickets. That’s what happened to Bob Risko, a resident on Norwood Road for 55 years, on Sept. 26, as the Toronto Raptors’ newly acquired Landry Fields showed up at his door to […]

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RUGBY The Balmy Beach Rugby Club, both the first and second teams, continues to dominate the Ontario Marshall League. With victories over Stoney Creek on July 16 at the Tubs & Gee Gage Rugby Field, both senior men’s teams are now 8-0 for the season and sit atop their respective tables. Meanwhile the women’s senior […]