Red Knights’ football finds success with inclusion

On a rainy September afternoon two days before the first game of the season, Northern Red Knights’ head football coach Dan Domenico stood under a parking structure with a young wet beat reporter and very candidly set his goal for the year. “We expect to win a championship,” said Domenico. “That’s what we always shoot […]

Red Knights hit their stride in season finale

Jaiden Hyland put on a show Friday afternoon in his final regular season game as a Northern Red Knight. The senior running back ran for over 125 yards and four touchdowns as his Red Knights (4-1) handed the Birchmount Park Panthers (3-1-1) their first loss of the season in a 40-0 blow out at Clarke […]

Central Tech kicks off anniversary weekend with a win

Central Technical School’s football team started their school’s 100th anniversary weekend in just the right way Friday afternoon. The Blues defeated their rival Northern Red Knights 7-0 at Varsity Stadium in TDSAA high school football action. After Central Tech’s (1-2) Jordan Francis took his first punt return of the game inside the Red Knights’ (2-1) […]

Chaminade shreds Blessed Mother Teresa in ‘rusty’ opener

Like many high school football teams, the Chaminade Gryphon’s best athletes play both offence and defence, but the two-way players put on a show at home Monday afternoon. The 2014 champion Gryphons defeated the Blessed Mother Teresa Titans by a score of 36-6 in their TCDSB season opener. Chaminade quarterback, wide receiver, defensive back, and […]

Red Knights’ new quarterback ‘dropped out of heaven’

For Dan Domenico, losing talented players is just part of the game. It’s a little tougher when replacing quarterbacks. “Everywhere across Ontario that’s just something you have to deal with,” said Domenico, Northern Red Knights’ head football coach, following his team’s season-opening win Thursday afternoon. “Kids are going to prep schools in the states and […]

Red Knights outduel Lancers in season opener

It was a battle of defence and special teams Thursday afternoon as the Northern Red Knights defeated the Leaside Lancers 12-3 in TDSSAA high school football action. But the low score shouldn’t have come as a surprise. While Leaside (0-1) was without starting quarterback Matthew Georgiadis, while Northern’s starting signal caller Treshaun Tran was playing […]

Northern Red Knights ‘expect to win a championship’

During a torrential downpour Tuesday afternoon most students at Northern Secondary School were happy to get their final period off for a teacher’s staff meeting. But for more than 100 young men it was no day off. The Northern Red Knights football teams have continually been one of the city’s best senior and junior squads […]

Canada’s unknown basketball ‘hotbed’

KITCHENER – If you wanted to put a top camp into one of the country’s best basketball markets, this one might not come to mind right away. Imad Qahwash’s unwavering belief in the Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge areas however has led him to create the Tri-Cities Top 40 Camp – an event specifically designed to […]

Jamal Murray making strong case to be Canada’s next big basketball star

Jamal Murray is on an absolute tear of late. The Kitchener product scored a game-high 29 points while recording 10 rebounds, eight assists, and three steals but it wasn’t enough for Team White as its frantic fourth quarter comeback came up short to Team Red in a 99-95 loss in the inaugural BioSteel All Canadian […]

High school program shapes tomorrow’s pros

Signed jerseys of professional athletes adorn the walls of Room 167 at Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute in east-end Toronto. The jerseys were all worn by former students of Birchmount’s Exceptional Athletes Program (BEAP). Below those jerseys, the next crop of athletes works through the day’s training session. Among them, Kevin Colley, 15, hopes to become […]