Author: Stephen Sweet

Ten Baycats named to IBL top 100 player list

The Intercounty Baseball League named its top 100 players in early February and, despite having only played in the 21st century, a lot of Barrie Baycats made the list. A half-dozen current Baycats made the cut for a list chosen from all athletes that have competed in the IBL over the past 100 years. Catcher Kyle DeGrace; infielder Jordan Castaldo; outfielder Glenn Jackson; Barrie native, right fielder Ryan Spataro; left-handed pitcher Brad Bissell, of Penetanguishene and current manager and former pitcher Angus Roy were among those chosen. Also named to the top 100 were outfielder Frankie Hare, designated hitter Kevin...

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Grizzlies cricket team wins Seneca Invitational

It didn’t happen until their third tournament, but the Georgian College Grizzlies finally took the cake. Georgian’s extramural cricket team won the Seneca Invitational event last month, posting a 4-0 record en route to the title. The Grizzlies defeated the host Seneca Sting 37-26 before edging Humber North 53-51, thanks in large part to the defensive effort of Sukhpreet Singh. In their next game, the Grizzlies won and advanced on their last ball, as batsman Gurpartap Singh scored two runs to push Georgian past Centennial, 41-40. That brought Georgian to the finals, where they would defeat Sheridan 46-40 as...

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Pink Puck Cup full of competition, charity

A weekday morning and afternoon filled with hockey? If you asked the girls from eight Georgian Bay Secondary School Association teams if they’d be interested, the answer would be a resounding yes. The Pink Puck Cup, played early in semester two, gave an opportunity for the Simcoe County Athletic Association (SCAA) and Catholic School Athletics of Simcoe County (CSASC) to go head-to-head in tournament competition. “Since we’ve split into two leagues, we’ve wanted the opportunity to play against the other schools and coming back after the exam break, we wanted to do it as early as we could in...

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No easy formula for North

There have been moments of momentous achievement for the Barrie North Vikings. Unfortunately, there’s also been ones of pure frustration. Such has been the nature for the developing senior boys team in the public school board’s triple-A loop. “We’ve been hot and cold,” said Vikings coach Steve Porter. “Unfortunately, we’ve been inconsistent. We’ve beaten the teams we should have beaten, we beat Innisdale in a bit of a shocker because we decided to play well, but we lost to Eastview and Bradford, both in overtime, because we didn’t decide to play well.” Things didn’t start out on the right...

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Goodness Gracyn!

Gracyn Emmerton has plenty of skill in her game. She’s also proven that she can find the back of the net. The Eastview Wildcats and Aurora Panthers forward brings a lot to the table for both her school and club teams, respectively. “She’s a very powerful athlete, quite strong on her skates, and it’s interesting, because she plays rugby as well,” said Martin Carl, her coach at Eastview. “You can see that in her, because she’s a very determined skater.” The Grade 11 student, is playing her third season for the Wildcats but, this year, she made the jump...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Barrie Farmers’ Market (Collier and Mulcaster streets)

    November 4, 2017 - April 28, 2018
  2. Barrie Winterfest

    February 3 - March 4
  3. Centre for the Performing Arts

    February 15 - February 24
  4. Dufflebag Theatre

    March 3