Author: Stephen Sweet

Cardinals connect for curling crown

It took five tries for Sarah Wallace, but she finally got it. As skip for the St. Brother Andre Cardinals Tier 1 girls curling squad, she was determined to win a York Region Athletic Association (YRAA) championship. This season, it came to fruition at last. “It feels really good, because I’ve never won a YRAA,” Wallace said. “It’s the fifth one I’ve been in, but the first one I’ve won and to do it with my team feels fantastic.” Wallace and her rink, consisting of her sister Claire, second Ayesha Basu and co-leads Melissa Lamanna and Jessica Issa, took...

Read More

Markham’s Rathan-Mayes signs with NBA Grizzlies

Xavier Rathan-Mayes is officially an NBA player. The Markham-born guard signed a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on March 5, helping the basketball club fill a need at both the one and two. Rathan-Mayes wasted no time getting into the rotation, making his NBA regular-season debut later than night against the San Antonio Spurs, where he put up eight points, five assists and two rebounds in 26 minutes of action. The former CIA Bounce and Florida State Seminole (and son of former Florida State University (FSU) star and NBA player Tharon Mayes) had been playing this season with...

Read More

Knights slay once, fall twice at OFSAA

As the York Region Athletics Association double-A qualifier, the Milliken Mills Knights went out swinging. The local squad received a tough draw in the boys basketball OFSAA competition at Pembroke, getting the 16th seed. In their opening matchup against sixth-ranked Corpus Christi, the Knights led 31-28 at the half. A rough third quarter put them in a hole they couldn’t dig out of. The Knights were edged 60-58, despite a game-high 27 points from Feng Liu. That defeat meant the Knights had to beat 17th-seeded Francis Libermann in order to stay in the championship bracket. A consistent effort through...

Read More

Thunder takes hoops title

It looked like the perfect finish for Nizam Alkins. In a moment, though, it nearly disappeared. Coach Alkins and his Thornlea Thunder blew a 23-point lead in the senior boys basketball York Region Athletic Association ‘AA’ finals with just a minute to go, but recovered thanks to a couple of late baskets by Jordan Carty. The Thunder knocked off one of Alkins’ former squads, the Milliken Mills Knights, by a 68-66 score, while playing at Vaughan Secondary School, which was the other York Region building where the coach had worked during his 23 years. “If I had the energy...

Read More

McGivney volleyball makes Magic

A set, a game, a season. One point can change the course of everything for a volleyball team. For the Father McGivney Magic, playing in the senior girls York Region Athletic Association’s triple-A final, their game-breaker came in the third set. Tied at one win apiece and 18-18 in the penultimate set, three Magic players made outstanding defensive plays to keep the ball off of their floor and get it over the net. It led to a critical point, the third set and ultimately the title, as the Magic knocked off the Unionville Wolves 19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-20 at...

Read More

Follow Us

Calendar of Events

  1. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018
  2. Geared for Growing exhibit

    March 7, 2018 - January 1, 2019
  3. From the Ground Up exhibit

    March 7, 2018 - January 1, 2019
  4. IFBB Pro Fedel Clarke Classic Finals

    March 17
  5. Varley Art Gallery

    March 21