Congratulations to Grant LaFleche of St. Catharines, who was nominated this past weekend for a National Newspaper Award in sports writing.  Grant wrote a series of stories on local boxers in St. Catharines last year, including one piece depicting his own venture into the sport of amateur boxing.  His descriptive and captivating account of his life as a boxer make it easy to see why LaFleche is only one of three nominees for the sport writing award.  The winner is announced June 4 in Ottawa.  Good luck Grant!  

No Surprises Here – Canada Starts 3-0

The Women’s Continental Championships were underway in Argentina last evening, with Canada claiming 3 victories.  Marie Eve Fortin defeated her opponent from the Dominican Republic 17-6; Sandra Bizier defated Brazil 12-7; Genevieve Lachance won her bout versus Puerto Rico 16-9.  Four boxers from Canada box this evening, with Border City’s Katie Dunn getting her turn versus Brazil.