Feature Sports Stories
- Published on Thursday, 28 November 2013 11:45 28 November 2013
- Written by MICHAEL CHAN AND DANNY LUONG MICHAEL CHAN AND DANNY LUONG
Saskatchewan Roughriders win Grey Cup 101 against Hamilton Tiger-Cats
It is a rare opportunity for a team to win a championship in a professional sports league and it's even scarcer to win the championship at home. But for the 2013 Grey Cup winners, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, it was a dream come true to win in front of their home crowd this past weekend at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.
The stadium was packed, shoulder-to-shoulder, with people traveling from all over Canada to be a part of the green sea. However, for some who couldn't make the trip, they rocked their Rider pride all around Calgary.
- Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 13:58 06 November 2013
- Written by LINDSAY DOUGLAS LINDSAY DOUGLAS
Sport welcomes athletes of all abilities to play
Wheelchair basketball is a challenging and rewarding sport that takes practice and determination. Unfortunately, misconceptions around the sport — from who can play to unawareness about what the sport is — have caused the game to suffer from a lack of players, both in Calgary and nationally.
Many don’t realize that those not requiring a wheelchairare also encouraged to play. Nor do people realize the sport is just as competitive and intense as stand-up basketball. The most obvious difference is really just another piece of equipment.
“The chair is like a tennis racket, or a bob sled or a golf club — it’s a piece of equipment. Just learn how to use it and the rest is basketball,” said Kendra Ohama, player for the women’s team, the Calgary Rollers.
- Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 13:38 06 November 2013
- Written by IAN ESPLEN IAN ESPLEN
Calgary athlete hopes to follow in cousin Brenden Morrow's Olympic footsteps
This November all eyes are on a Calgary athlete who has proven herself as a top-notch hockey player and a potential future Olympian.
Daria O'Neill, 16, born in the small town of Carlyle, Sask., is hoping to one day follow in her cousin Brenden Morrow's footsteps by putting on a Team Canada jersey and winning an Olympic gold medal for her country.
- Published on Saturday, 02 November 2013 02:35 02 November 2013
- Written by MAX SHILLETO MAX SHILLETO
Injured Stampeders receiver on overcoming obstacles
Tim Hawthorne is all too familiar with adversity both on and off the football field. It’s his work ethic and determination that keep him coming back.
Shortly after scoring his first professional touchdown, the Stampeders rookie receiver broke his hand on a blocking play. But, with his parents in the crowd and the adrenaline pumping through him, he managed to tough it out and finish the game.
“When your adrenaline gets going, you kind of forget about everything else going on around you,” Hawthorne said.