Growing up in Hamilton, Maggie was a champion in many sports – volleyball, bowling, tennis, softball, diving and swimming. She competed at the 1956 Olympic swimming trials, losing out to her teammate. Basketball was the sport where she made her mark as an elite player. She won numerous Ontario titles and appeared in six national championships winning the Canadian Senior ‘A’ Championship in 1961 – the first win for an eastern team since 1945. She competed in the 1963 Pan Am Games at Sao Paulo, Brazil; was an alternate on the National Team for the 1967 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg and was a silver medalist with Team Ontario at the first Canadian Winter Games in 1967. Maggie moved to Peterborough in the 1960s, and led the Peterborough Keith Brown Jetettes to the 1968 Ontario Senior ‘A’ Basketball title, earning the team a trip to the Canadian Championships in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Maggie was an MVP and Top Scorer in the Peterborough Women’s Basketball League. She was noted for her smooth and effortless jump-shot and free throw accuracy. Always a contender in the free throw contest at the Worlds Tournament in Newburg, NY, she won one contest shooting 25 in a row. Maggie was an all-star pitcher whose trademark was control and a sneaky change-up. She won a 1968 Provincial Intermediate ‘A’ title with Peterborough; 1976 and 1978 Intermediate ‘A’ Provincial Championships and a 1980 Senior Tier II Ontario title with Lakefield Kingdon Lumber; several tournament championships and MVP awards; and Lakeshore Ladies Fastball League Championships where she received many all-star honours.
J. T. (Joe) Stewart
Joe Stewart was a Peterborough native who excelled in many sports, a ‘team player’ with initiative and versatility as his participation in numerous sports at championship level indicates. If there was need for a team, or a league, Joe was often the one who made it all happen. He played on Ontario and Canadian championship […]More Info
N. E. (Norm) Dysart
Although Norm Dysart found hockey his main sport interest as a youth, it is his contribution to volleyball that earned him a berth in the Hall of Fame. Born in Toronto, he came to Peterborough in 1963 as Head of Physical Education at the new Crestwood Secondary School, remaining there 26 years until retiring in […]More Info
Russell F. Kitchen
A talented athlete, Russ was a sport standout over a 20-year span in Peterborough. Born at Owen Sound, he moved to this city in 1929, primarily to play baseball. That year, he pitched the Junior Petes to an Ontario Junior Championship and for the next 10 seasons he was a premier pitcher in the Central […]More Info