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Fred D. (Josh) Craig

Fred D. (Josh) Craig

From 1906 until 1930, Fred Craig was an influential local sportswriter and editor with the Peterborough Examiner writing under the pen-name ‘FDC’. More than a reporter and scorer, he was considered as part of the team. In his younger years Craig was a semi-pro baseball player, a football player and a coach of minor softball, […]

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Maggie (Deas/Mamuza) Roys

Maggie (Deas/Mamuza) Roys

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 […]

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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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William Francis (Bill) Crowley

William Francis (Bill) Crowley

Growing up in Peterborough, Bill played many sports. He won Ontario Midget and Junior Softball Championships in 1964 and 1966; quarterbacked the St. Peter’s High School football team; coached two baseball teams to Provincial finals in 1968-69; played on the senior baseball team in 1972-73 and was the Peterborough Men’s City Softball League Red Sullivan […]

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Roy Henderson

Roy Henderson

Roy Henderson has certainly left his mark on the Peterborough area sports scene with his achievements in wheelchair basketball. In the early 1980′s he began playing wheelchair basketball in Peterborough and then moved on to play with teams in Toronto, Kitchener, Ottawa, Hamilton and Scarborough, as well as the Ontario Provincial Team and Canadian Team. […]

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Ralph Rowe

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 […]

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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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R. E. (Reg) Fowler

R. E. (Reg) Fowler

Reg Fowler was a low-key athlete who let his outstanding skills speak for themselves. Born in Peterborough in 1934, his abilities as a team player and leader, and his athletic versatility came to the fore early. In high school, Reg played on three COSSA Football Championship Teams in 1948, 1949 and 1950. He was also […]

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William (Clair) Leahy

William (Clair) Leahy

Clair Leahy’s record as a softball pitcher, organizer and coach is outstanding; he also authored a well-used softball reference entitled: The Windmill Pitch. Clair spread his exceptional pitching talents over 30 years from the City League to Kawartha, Otonabee, Lakefield, Ennismore and Industrial levels. And he won a clutch of awards, including: Mr. Softball 1985, […]

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Hugh Dibben

Hugh Dibben

Hugh Dibben excelled in four sports — tennis, basketball, volleyball and cricket — over a 40-year competitive career in which he was fiercely aggressive but always maintained a sense of fair play. He played cricket for the Peterborough Whitaker Cricket Club from 1948 to 1967, a highlight coming in 1948 when his team won the […]

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John Amer

John Amer

Born in Hamilton, ON, John moved to Peterborough in 1958 and was an immediate star in both basketball (as a forward) and softball (third baseman). Regarded as one of the finest basketball players in city history, he was a forward on the Ontario Int. A championship team of 1963. The same year, he coached a […]

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Neil C. Thompson

Neil C. Thompson

Neil Thompson played many sports well, but his greatest achievements were in softball and basketball. He was a team player in every sense of the word, always putting the good of the team ahead of personal goals. Born in Peterborough, Neil was intensely competitive but always sportsmanlike. He was a quiet, natural leader who played […]

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J. T. (Joe) Stewart

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 […]

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M. (Marge) Hawthorne

M. (Marge) Hawthorne

Marge Hawthorne was an all-round athlete, a serious competitor in softball, bowling, basketball, golf and curling. For 13 seasons, she was an integral cog in a classy Westclox Softball Team which was highly regarded provincially. She played third base and catcher on this team that in 1945 defeated Stratford for the Provincial Championship. She also […]

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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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William (Bill) Huntley

William (Bill) Huntley

Bill Huntley brought both great talent and experience when he moved from Toronto where he was born in 1930, to Peterborough in 1949. He played for the Senior ORFU (football) Champion Hamilton Tigers in 1947 and Queen’s University in 1948. He also represented Canada at a Junior All-Star baseball event sponsored by Brooklyn Dodgers at […]

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William R. (Bill) Edger

William R. (Bill) Edger

Bill Edger was a very versatile athlete who performed at a high skill level in baseball, basketball and volleyball over a 15-year span. He played a key role on teams which won provincial championships in all three sports. Born in Bowmanville, ON, Bill moved here in 1942 and starred as a righthanded pitcher with city […]

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Astrid Verduyn

Astrid Verduyn

In track and field, Astrid Verduyn was a Canadian champion five times and Ontario titlist on 10 occasions between 1963 and 1969. A gifted all-round athlete, Astrid was a member of several COSSA championship volleyball and basketball teams as well, and she played for the York University volleyball team which won the 1969 Ontario championship. […]

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Art Pagett

Art Pagett

Art Pagett was an athlete who dedicated himself to helping others after his playing days were over. Art committed to helping youth from all walks of life, regardless of background or religion. He helped put the word “organized” into sport activity at a time when it was most needed. He was a founding member of […]

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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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