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George C. Rogers

George Rogers was the area’s top miler in track. He played on one of the first Peterborough football teams and started the first local gymnastics club, but his greatest passion was for rowing. In 1879 he put together a crew comprised of his brother Richard, Bill Shaw and A.J. Belcher which became prominent nationally. In […]

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Henry Calcutt

Henry Calcutt

Henry Calcutt was involved in virtually every Peterborough sporting activity in the last half of the 19th century. He was a prominent local cricketeer in the 1860′s who believed in “the intrinsic value of sports in character building”. He was president of the Peterborough Turf Club in 1863 and Peterborough Baseball Club in 1885; first […]

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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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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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Greg Knox

Greg Knox

Peterborough native Greg Knox’s accomplished football career is highlighted by countless individual honours and punctuated with championships at every level he played. Growing up, Greg was an exceptional all-round athlete, playing all-star hockey and baseball. He didn’t start playing organized football until he was in Grade 12 at Adam Scott CVI in 1986 and was […]

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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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George (Junior) Ellis

George (Junior) Ellis

George Ellis is recognized as the man most responsible for keeping senior baseball alive in Peterborough from 1975 to 2000. George enters his 25th campaign as Manager of the Peterborough Tigers in 2000 and has been connected with local baseball for more than 30 years. For 12 years he coordinated the successful Tigers baseball camp […]

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Robert Gratton (Pup) Curtin

Robert Gratton (Pup) Curtin

Robert (Pup) Curtin was born in Peterborough in 1920 and became a prime contributor to the game of lacrosse both as a player and a builder. A versatile athlete who participated in many sports (Pup) played on the 1935 bantam baseball team that won the City championship. He was a star player with the Peterborough […]

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Don Crowe

Don Crowe

Don Crowe was a most versatile athlete. As a Toronto teenager he won provincial titles in lacrosse and softball, was a star football player at Danforth Tech. and played Junior B hockey with Toronto Marlboros. Moving to Peterborough in 1937, he starred in football, lacrosse, hockey, softball and basketball. Don was a skilled and rugged […]

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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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Gordon L. Beatty

Gordon L. Beatty

Gord was a member of the Peterborough Collegiate (PCI) Senior football team that won the Central Ontario School Association title in 1941. His three-touchdown performance in the championship game lead PCI to a 28-1 defeat of Owen Sound. Gord entered the military and played football with the Royal Canadian Air Force Hurricanes. A teammate, Jake […]

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Donald S. Lech

Donald S. Lech

Don Lech excelled in several sports – swimming, football, basketball, handball and running to name a few. As a youth he swam competitively for the YMCA, finishing with a bronze medal in the 1943 Ontario Junior finals. And as a gridder, because of his great stature, Don played tackle on several very good teams. His […]

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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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Frank E. (Drake) Jopling

Frank E. (Drake) Jopling

A native of Bridgenorth, Frank E. Jopling was known most of his life by the nick-name “Drake”. He attended school there, and at PCVS where, at age 16, playing for the PCVS Seniors, his tough plunging style was a major factor in the team winning the Ontario High School Championship. Drake had an abundance of […]

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Hugh Campbell

Hugh Campbell

Athletes in the City of Peterborough, particularly those in baseball, football and basketball, owe a debt of gratitude to Hugh Campbell. Hugh came here from the United States in 1928 as general manager of the Johnson Motor Company, later to become the Outboard Marine Corporation. His company supplied equipment, refurbished the grandstand and maintained the […]

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Charles (Chuck) Kearns

Charles (Chuck) Kearns

Charles (Chuck) Kearns was an exciting athlete with a go-for-broke style, a real fan favourite in football and baseball. His death by drowning in Rice Lake at the age of 28 shocked the city and abruptly ended an outstanding sports career. Born in Toronto, Kearns was a standout in football and track. He was a […]

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R. H. R. (Russ) Scriver

R. H. R. (Russ) Scriver

A Lakefield native, Russ Scriver is considered one of the gamest and best-liked competitors in our area, a great contributor to sport in Peterborough. Russ was a high school standout in football, and excelled in Jr. B hockey, but his best years were spent in the RCAF during World War II. Upon returning, he 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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Edward E. (Eddie) Murphy

Edward E. (Eddie) Murphy

Edward E. Murphy was in the vanguard of outstanding athletes who came to Peterborough in the 1930s. A Toronto native, Eddie was a perennial all-star shortstop, good enough to be scouted by major league teams. He also excelled in football, playing for the 1932 St. Michael’s team that won the Ontario title, and for the […]

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