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Half-a-century milestone for Sudbury Spartans

By Keith Lacey The Sudbury Spartans hope to continue their turnover from pigskin purgatory to gridiron greatness during their 50th year anniversary in the Northern Football Conference (NFC).

Rugby fan hopes to start team

One man who recently made Sudbury home is trying to revive one of the world?s most popular sports here. Rich Rudolph has played competitive rugby for more than a decade and would like nothing better to continue to play the game he loves in Sudbury.

LU wins award

Laurentian University has received a national award for its intramural recreational programs.

United Soccer Team looking for players

By James Hopkin The United Soccer League (USL) will be holding team identification camp for all women 18 years of age and older on June 15, at 1 pm, at the Lily Creek Sports Complex.

JMYFL accepting players

The Joe MacDonald Youth Football League is now accepting registrations for the 2002 football season. All boys and girls aged 10 to 15 are welcome to register. Early registrations have been extended until June 1.

Sports Briefs

Joe Drago honoured by CJAHL The Canadian Junior A Hockey League honoured Sudbury?s Joe Drago during its annual meeting last week in Halifax.

Sabrecats take bow for great season

By Keith Lacey They haven?t claimed that elusive national championship yet, but that doesn?t lessen the accomplishments of the Rayside Sabrecats this season, or the past seven for that matter.

Sports writer, hockey boosters named to hall of fame

By Keith Lacey A former NHLer, legendary minor hockey volunteer, vocal supporter of the Special Olympics and a journalist are among the 2002 inductees into the Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame.

Great results for blind bowling league

By James Hopkins The Northern Ontario Blind Bowling League recently took part in the Eastern Ontario Blind Bowlers Association tournament in Kingston.

City arenas to be upgraded

By James Hopkin The City of Greater Sudbury will see improvements to 16 of its community arenas through a $1.2-million investment by the city in conjunction with the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure program.