Softball

Gladys I. Mortimer

Gladys Mortimer came from a family of athletes and she excelled in sport, particularly softball and basketball. She was a lefthanded first-baseman on Westclox teams that won many city titles, and was also regarded as an all-star in basketball. Her playing skills were considerable, but it was as an administrator that she left her mark.…

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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

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) Mahoney

Bill was a natural athlete who excelled in several sports. He played with the 1953 Shamrocks which won Ontario Bantam A hockey honours and the next season was on the Ontario Midget Lacrosse Championship squad. Bill quarterbacked in football and pitched several successful seasons in City League softball, one of those reaching the Ontario finals.…

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Arthur G. (Rubber) Heal

Art Heal was slight of stature but he had a great skating adroitness and resiliency, earning his nickname of “Rubber,” “Mighty Atom,” and “Dancing Dervish.” He played with Albion Knitting, City Bantam Champs in 1930 and with King Edward, City Public Schools titlists in 1931. As a second baseman and leadoff batter, Art played on…

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Archie Weir

Archie Weir was a top performer in hockey, softball and football with city teams of the 1930s. Born in Simcoe County, he came to Peterborough at age 12 and his sports career began at Central School. As a defenceman in hockey, he captained St. Johns’ Juniors to the District title in 1929-30, after which he…

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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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George J. (Red) Sullivan

George Sullivan

Despite being a relative lightweight at 152 pounds, George (Red) Sullivan became one of the best hockey players ever produced here. He was also a quality player in softball and baseball. Red had a sensational junior career with St. Catharines and was the leading scorer by a wide margin when called up to Boston Bruins…

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Joan (Dunk) Smith

Joan 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 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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R. Ann (Hillier) Lang

Ann 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 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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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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Jean Castle

Jean Castle

Jean Castle excelled in four sports — basketball, curling, golf and softball — during a lengthy athletic career. She was an all-star in basketball, playing on city championship teams, and was a key player of the Towne Togs provincial championship team in 1949. She also coached junior teams to championships from 1947 to 1950. Jean…

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C. J. (Cliff) Cadd

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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Patricia P. (Pat) Bronson

Patricia Bronson

A natural leader, Pat Bronson used speed, agility and talent to excel in sports. As a player and coach, her achievements were numerous. She was a founding member of the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and a member of six provincial championship teams, including the 1992 Senior A Ontario winners. In softball, she won five city…

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Lee-Anne Quinn

LeeAnn Quinn

Born in Peterborough, Lee-Anne was a gifted athlete known for her dedication and leadership. She was a Lakeshore Ladies Softball League All-Star as a member of Lakefield’s Kingdon Lumber which won a Provincial Intermediate ‘A’ title in 1978, a bronze Provincial medal in 1979 and a Senior Tier II Provincial Gold medal in 1980. Lee-Anne…

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Larry Oakley

Larry Oakley

Growing up in Peterborough, Larry experimented with many different sports. Starting hockey late (age 13), he advanced quickly through Peewee house league to All-Star at Bantam, Midget and Juvenile where he played in the Ontario finals in 1972 and 1973. He played Junior B hockey for Peterborough in 1973-74 and Junior C with Cobourg Cougars…

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Elaine Devlin

Elaine Devlin

Growing up in Indian River, Elaine played her minor sports in Douro and Keene. She was an all-star goalie and a member of numerous OWHA gold medal teams. It was as a softball pitcher where Elaine made her mark. She won ORSA Midget and Junior provincial titles in 1981, 1982 and 1983 with Douro and…

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G. Roy (Army) Armstrong

Roy 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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