Cubs convincing in home win over Paper Kings

SUDBURY, Ont. – The high-flying Greater Sudbury Cubs picked up multi-point efforts from seven different skaters as part of a convincing 9-2 decision over the Espanola Paper Kings Sunday in a feisty Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League matinee at Gerry … Continue reading

Paper Kings rally to sink Rapids

FRENCH RIVER – The Espanola Paper Kings stormed back from a three-goal second period deficit in rallying past the French River Rapids 6-5 Sunday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League game at Noelville Arena. The hometown Rapids got the … Continue reading

Annual Espanola Ball tourney a great success

The pitches of the mound were awesome, the dirt was stirred up around the bases and the cheers rebounded around the diamond last weekend with the hosting of the Espanola Annual Mixed Baseball Tournament 2023. Teams took part in three … Continue reading

When old is made new again – new owner and rebranding for Elliot Lake NOJHL team

By Rosalind Russell – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League Board of Directors announced yesterday it has approved the membership transfer of the Elliot Lake Red Wings from Paul Noad to life-long Elliot Lake area resident Jef Jarmovitch.The new-look club … Continue reading

Atikameksheng versus Serpent River

By Rosalind Russell – The Junior and senior baseball teams of Atikameksheng and Serpent River First Nations demonstrated true sportsmanship and hard work at a recent tournament.The youth participated in practices and games at home and away where they learned … Continue reading

NOJHL releases its 2023-24 regular season schedule

SUDBURY, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) announced Tuesday, the release of its 2023-24 regular season schedule. The 348-game slate will commence Thursday, Sept. 7 and will run through Sunday, March 17. Each of the 12 NOJHL-member … Continue reading

Espanola Lions Club Makes Donates to Soccer

By Grant Lewis – What do 250 enthusiastic kids, 5 student volunteer coaches, over 6 volunteer adult coaches and hundreds of keen spectators, all have in common?  SOCCER!!! And to prove the point, just visit the soccer pitches at the … Continue reading

EHS caps off successful track and field season

By Rosalind Russell – Four members of the Espanola High School Spartans Track and Field team returned from a successful OFSAA Track and Field Championship meet in Ottawa this weekend.  Hope Brohart finished 10th in Ontario in the Senior Girls … Continue reading

Espanola’s Caroline Ehrhardt sets new record

By Rosalind Russell – Espanola’s own Caroline Ehrhardt has set a record in the triple jump. According to Athletics Canada she soared into the Canadian record books setting a new national record of 14.03 metres at the Bob Vigars Classic … Continue reading

Let’s play ball – two major tournaments in the works for the Island 

By Rosalind Russell – Organizers are in the process of gathering teams for two major baseball tournaments on Manitoulin Island.  Greg Lockeyer says Mindemoya will host the 41st Annual Pearson Cup Adult Blooperball Tournament on June 16th to 18th and the Fourth Annual Mindemoya Co-ed Youth Softball Tournament … Continue reading