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Leslie T. (Les) Ascott

Leslie T. (Les) Ascott

Les Ascott excelled as a two-way football player, both in his Peterborough school days and later, with Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League and Halifax Navy teams during the years of World War II. His main position was inside guard. As a youth, he played all sports while attending Central School, excelling also at […]

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W. E. (Bill) Meagher

W. E. (Bill) Meagher

William E. (Bill) Meagher was born in Peterborough in 1880 and lived here all of his 83 years, during which he distinguished himself in football, lacrosse, hockey and baseball. He was a top linesman with the Orfuns when they won the Canadian Intermediate Championship in 1901.  Meagher also played championship hockey – a stalwart defenceman […]

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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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Donald McGillis

Donald A. McGillis, Sr.

Donald A. McGillis, Sr., had a great love of sports, particularly hockey and football. Born in Glengarry County, ON, in 1887, he lived many years in Winnipeg before coming to this city in 1943. And over the next almost two decades, Don McGillis was one of the prime sponsors of athletic teams in Peterborough. Known […]

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Harry Marsh

Harry Marsh

Harry Marsh was born in Richmond Hill, ON, but moved with his family to Peterborough when he was about four years old. He attended Queen Mary School and PCI, playing football and basketball, hockey, soccer and baseball, his teams winning COSSA championships a couple of times. Later on, Marsh became involved in tennis and golf, […]

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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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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 […]

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C. J. (Cliff) Cadd

C. J. (Cliff) Cadd

Versatility was the trademark of Cliff Cadd, a true all-round athlete who was a standout in many sports. Volleyball was probably his finest, but many felt he was equally as good at baseball. Cliff took up volleyball in 1935 and for more than a decade was regarded as one of the top spikers in Canada, […]

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G. Roy (Army) Armstrong

G. Roy (Army) Armstrong

Born in Peterborough, Roy Armstrong was a talented athlete who had success in many sports – football, hockey, swimming, basketball, softball, skiing and running. Roy was a champion swimmer; he played softball for Central School – 1946 City champions; and the Church League bantams and midgets from 1946-48. He won an Eastern Ontario Championship with […]

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