Advanced Search: INDUCTEES

Close Search

Ralph Rowe

An all-round athlete, Ralph Rowe was a member of championship teams in basketball, softball and football. He was a highly skilled and incredibly durable athlete, whose outstanding basketball career spanned more than 40 years.

A Peterborough native, Ralph was recruited to play for the Peterborough Jets intermediate basketball team while still in high school. He starred on the 1962-63 Fitzgerald Oilers and fourteen years later with the 1976-77 Pilon Pistons, Peterborough teams that won Ontario Intermediate B titles.

Ralph was known for his aggressive rebounding and high scoring. He was top scorer during the 1968-69 season when the Peterborough Empress Hotel Jets won the Provincial Intermediate A consolation championship.

Moving to Oshawa, Ralph commuted to Peterborough for 16 years to play basketball. His leadership and ability were major factors in winning three Ontario titles and numerous Provincial tournaments.

Ralph played for Oshawa and was a scoring leader at the World Masters Tournament in Toronto. In 1989, Ralph played with the Toronto Greyhounds in an International Masters Tournament in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In softball, Ralph was a solid outfielder and hitter for Georgies in the Peterborough City League for five years, winning a Provincial Zone 4 championship in 1965 and City title in 1966.

Ralph’s 1957 Kenner Collegiate football team won a COSSA senior championship and he was named the team’s outstanding player in 1958.

Similar Inductees

Cheryl Coombes

Cheryl Coombes

Cheryl Coombes was a multi-talented athlete who excelled at a number of sports, including golf, hockey, softball, basketball, lacrosse, football and volleyball. She won championships at the local, regional and provincial levels and has received MVP awards in several sports on numerous occasions. In golf, Cheryl has won many titles. Highlights include: three time City […]

More Info
J. T. (Jack) Playford

J. T. (Jack) Playford

Jack Playford was born in Peterborough in 1911. He was an outstanding athlete who shone particularly in softball and five-pin bowling. His first venture into City League softball was at age 14 and he starred for many seasons with the old Sugar Bowl teams which won numerous City League titles, once adding the Eastern Ontario […]

More Info
Joseph H. (Joe) Blewett

Joseph H. (Joe) Blewett

If you were watching hockey locally in the 1940s, that blur that went past was probably Joe Blewett, the Lakefield flash. Known for his speed and skill in hockey, Joe start in softball and later dedicated years to assisting minor sports. Joe joined the Int. A Petes in 1938-39 and was a key member of […]

More Info