Ottawa Sports Pages:
This Week in Local Sports News
As we’ve begun delivering the Ottawa Sports Pages on a weekly basis, we’re going to be trying different newsletter formats to see what proves most popular. We call today’s edition This Week in Local Sports News, where we share all the stories we’ve published on our website since we last landed in your inbox. We hope you enjoy!
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‘[Only] the richest among our teammates will be able to run’ – uOttawa cuts funding for track and field Gee-Gees

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees are cutting funding for their track and field team due to COVID-induced budget constraints, angering members of the team, who say the decision is unfair and unjustified. READ MORE...

Lauren Gale reaching another career milestone at World Athletics Championships

The last 12 months have been a whirlwind for Lauren Gale. The 22-year-old sprinter was named as a reserve for the Team Canada 4×400-metre relay at the Tokyo Olympics. She ended her collegiate career at Colorado State University, finishing as conference champion in three events. Now, Gale is headed to the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, from July 15-24. READ MORE...

Ottawa keeper Jessica Gaudreault takes stride in right direction at water polo worlds

It may not have been the result Team Canada wanted — a ninth-place finish at the women’s water polo world championships — but for Ottawa goalkeeper Jessica Gaudreault, it was a journey back to the top of her sport. READ MORE...

HIGH ACHIEVERS WEEKEND WRAP: Captain Merissah Russell key contributor to Canada’s basketball gold medal

Before last week, Merissah Russell’s final basketball game played in Canada was truly memorable. Named to play in the first-ever BioSteel All Canadian Girls’ Basketball Game for the top players across the country, the Capital Courts Academy graduate was named the match’s MVP, scoring 30 points, collecting 10 rebounds and adding three steals. That was in 2019 in Toronto. READ MORE...
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2022 Ottawa High School Best Series

Our 2022 Ottawa High School Best Series, presented by Louis-Riel Sports-Études, is now complete. We hope you’ve enjoyed following this 20-part series as much as we’ve enjoyed telling the stories! We welcome your feedback as always at

HIGH ACHIEVERS: Future Concordia Stinger Emma Liagridonis happy younger sister was part of her final year at Holy Trinity

In her Grade 12 year as a student/athlete – which included being named senior female Athlete of the Year at Holy Trinity, winning MVP awards in three sports, coaching several teams and sitting on the student council – one of Emma Liagridonis’s best moments involved a family member. READ MORE...

HIGH ACHIEVERS: Bryce Carusi a versatile standout and unexpected basketball hero in his final year at A.Y. Jackson

Bryce Carusi was determined to make the absolute most of his final year at A.Y. Jackson Secondary School. Whether it was sports, academics or volunteering, Carusi achieved more in his Grade 12 year than he did in his first three years combined at the west-end high school. READ MORE...

Provincial soccer champ leaps into steeplechase, becomes national champ

A dozen years in soccer – including many playing at the highest provincial level – served as an excellent launching pad for Elizabeth Vroom’s new athletic pursuit of steeplechase, where she’s quickly become a champion many times over. Of course, the fitness derived from soccer helped. READ MORE...

HIGH ACHIEVERS: Sir Wil’s top athlete & national-champion steeplechase newcomer Elizabeth Vroom clears all hurdles

Elizabeth Vroom was destined to be a steeplechase runner. The recent Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School graduate never thought about becoming a steeplechase runner in the past, but in reviewing all the evidence and piecing it together in the spring, it made total sense. READ MORE...

HIGH ACHIEVERS: Zach Sikka ‘as busy as possible’ and successful in graduating year at St. Paul

Zach Sikka entered his final year at St. Paul High School with one intention – fill every single moment in his calendar with something related to the Golden Bears community. He certainly didn’t miss much and if he did, it was only because he didn’t have enough time to cram something else in. READ MORE...

HIGH ACHIEVERS: Glebe, John McCrae prefer ‘double-double’ when naming senior Athletes of the Year

Imitating a long-time Canadian coffee tradition, Glebe Collegiate Institute and John McCrae Secondary School athletic officials couldn’t decide on only one senior girl and one senior boy for their top athlete, so they went the ‘double-double’ route in selecting their best of 2021-22. READ MORE...
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And we'll share one last link with you, this one from CBC Sports previewing the July 16-22 Fencing World Championships, where Ottawa's Kelleigh Ryan is one of an unprecedented three Canadian women's foil fencers ranked inside the world's top-10.

Hope you have a great weekend!
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