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RICHARD BIRDSALL ROGERS WEB PORTRAIT

Richard Birdsall Rogers

Recognized as Peterborough’s first “all rounder”, Richard Rogers became McGill University’s top sprinter and hurdler.  He was the captain of the football team that played Harvard in a historic football game in 1874 that introduced the oval ball to the Americans and laid the foundations for both Canadian and American games. While at university he […]

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WALTER J. MONTGOMERY WEB PORTRAIT

Walter J. (Monty) Montgomery

Dubbed by the Examiner as the “prince of point men”, Walter J. Montgomery was Peterborough’s first hockey captain (1891), a position he held for seven years. He was a member of the 1894 and 1895 Ontario Hockey Association Junior Champions. Along with being recognized as one of the province’s best hockey players, “Monty” was an […]

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KING, DR. LIONEL WEB PORTRAIT

Dr. Lionel (Camel) King

Lionel (Camel) King was the biggest star on the Peterborough junior hockey teams that won OHA titles in 1894 and 1895. He also starred in lacrosse and football and was a leading referee in both hockey and lacrosse. In baseball King was a standout second baseman with a .355 batting average (1899). He was the […]

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CHRIS GRAHAM WEB PORTRAIT

Chris Graham

Noteworthy in the 1897 season, was the first appearance of 125 pound, 17-year-old Chris Graham, who would go on to have a diversified and lengthy athletic career in hockey, baseball, lacrosse, football and boxing. Graham was a fine hitter and the first really good catcher that Peterborough had – a position he played from 1899 […]

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Clinton (Jan) Magee

Clinton (Jan) Magee

As a youth Jan Magee was an all-round good athlete. He played Church League Hockey pee-wee to midget; Peterborough Minor Baseball winning the 1965 Ontario Pee-Wee Baseball Championship; was on the swimming and diving team at the YMCA; played minor lacrosse for Bridgenorth and Peterborough and five years of basketball and football at PCVS.  Lacrosse […]

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Charles (Bus) Jensen

Charles (Bus) Jensen

Born in Peterborough in 1932, Charles “Bus” Jensen was considered an excellent all-round athlete. He played organized hockey from Midget to Junior B winning PMHA Midget and Juvenile Championships. As an outstanding centre fielder, Jensen played for over 10 years in the Peterborough Men’s City Softball League. His Seabrooke Motors team won city league titles […]

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Paul S. B. Wilson

Paul S. B. Wilson

Paul Wilson came to Peterborough in 1966 to become athletic director at Trent University and brought with him a skill and love of squash, rugby and cricket. Since then he has carved out a unique career in sports as an exceptional athlete, coach, referee and builder. Paul has also inspired generations of Trent students and […]

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Russell F.  Kitchen

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 […]

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Fred Garvey

Fred Garvey

Sport, especially baseball and softball, was an important part of Fred Garvey’s life. He was a fine example of hustle, determination and team play. As a youth, he was a catcher in softball and forward in hockey for Immaculate Conception teams that won titles in peewee and bantam Church League competition. After serving in the […]

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Greg Marchen

Greg Marchen

Born in Newmarket, Greg Marchen moved to Peterborough at age two and went on to excel in three sports – hockey, softball and lacrosse. As a puck-chaser, Greg played Jr. B hockey in this city, then commuted for nine seasons to play Sr. A in Belleville, ON. He was offered a pro contract with the […]

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Ira Dundas

Ira Dundas

When lacrosse is discussed among old-timers, the name of Ira Dundas immediately comes to mind. He helped start the Auburn Box Lacrosse Club and starred for many years. He was all-around athlete, a standout in many sports. Ira was a member of the Ontario Sr. B lacrosse teams from 1938 through 1947, a star player […]

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Alan M. (Al) Menzies

Alan M. (Al) Menzies

An above-average athlete in many sports, Al was particularly outstanding in baseball. Born in 1928, his earliest triumphs came in softball; he was a catcher for the Southend Trojans, City Junior Champs. The same season, he also played for the Southend team in the City Baseball League and earned the Fred Craig Memorial Trophy as […]

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I. C. (Mick) Magee

I. C. (Mick) Magee

Mick Magee is a sporting institution in Peterborough, yet virtually no one, including his many teammates, know him by his proper moniker:  Isaiah Clinton Magee. Born in Omemee in 1910, he achieved stardom in three sports, not to mention the numerous awards he earned swimming, diving and weightlifting. He spent many youthful hours at the […]

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Joan (Dunk) Smith

Joan (Dunk) Smith

Pick a sport, any sport, and Joan (Dunk) Smith has either played it or knows something about it. She is the prototype all-round athlete. Joan has played (and well) basketball, bowling, hockey, badminton, tennis, curling, softball, golf, swimming, track and field, ice and roller skating, and other sports. She even played on an all-girl lacrosse […]

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Nancy (Clarke) Sharpe

Nancy (Clarke) Sharpe

Squash, softball, slo-pitch, marathon running, triathlon, biathlon and duathlon; Nancy Sharpe has excelled at these sports and many more in an outstanding, lengthy and remarkably versatile athletic career. A seven-time member of the Canadian Triathlon Team for Olympic and Half-Ironman Distances, Nancy has competed at World Triathlon Championships in Mexico, Australia and Canada. She qualified […]

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Isobel M. (Izzy) Nichols

Isobel M. (Izzy) Nichols

Born in Peterborough and raised on a farm in Keene, Isobel Nichols was a good athlete in many sports. She won three provincial titles in softball with Lakefield Kingdon Lumber under Bobby Crowe; two with the Cobourg Angels and three in women’s hockey. She played and coached in the Peterborough Girls Hockey Association and played […]

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R. Ann (Hillier) Lang

R. Ann (Hillier) Lang

Sport was a way of life for Ann Lang, a Toronto native who moved here at age seven, she very quickly developed her athletic skills, particularly in softball, basketball and hockey.  She honed her skills through the City Parks programs and during her high school days at PCVS. In basketball, Ann earned scoring titles and […]

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Isabel (Bullock) Henderson

Isabel (Bullock) Henderson

Isabel Henderson was a gifted athlete who excelled in many sports - softball, basketball, golf, curling, skiing and bowling.  Her talent and tenacity made her a quality player in all of them.  During the 1940s when softball was popular among women, Isabel was one of the best pitchers in Ontario, first with Westclox Ladies, then playing at […]

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Carol (Ferguson) Gibson

Carol (Ferguson) Gibson

Born in Peterborough in 1935, Carol was a good all-round athlete competing in softball, baseball, track and field, figure skating, swimming and diving. At age 11, she played on the Dominion Woollen’s Junior team in the Peterborough Ladies Softball League. She was one of the youngest players to ever play in the league in an […]

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Diana L. Drury

Diana L. Drury

Born in 1961, Diana excelled as a local Peterborough athlete. At age 9, she bowled a record-high 346 game. She played with the Lakefield Kingdon Lumber Ladies Fastball Team from the age of 13, winning two Provincial Championships. She was Peterborough Junior Female Athlete of the Year in 1977. Diana was elected to the Kenner […]

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