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Jada Burke to Lindenwood University

Jada Burke is blazing a trail of excellence as she leaves Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven, Ottawa. In addition to copping several major academic awards, the 17 year old, who participated in the   Provincial Women’s Hockey  League, as a power forward,  has earned a scholarship to the  prestigious Lindenwood University in Missouri where she will play in the  NCAA Division 1 for the 2018-19 season. Jada, who is the daughter of  Eton and Sharyn Burke and sister of Jaren Burke who was featured in the pages of the CONTACT after he received a scholarship to attend the prestigious RPI  …

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All Roads lead to the CCAA Hall of Fame for Julieth Lewis

Highest Canadian College honor for a child of the community and former Dawson Blues basketballer Egbert Gaye When former Dawson Blues standout Julieth Lewis received the call informing her that she was among five individuals to be inducted into the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association’s (CCAA) Hall Of Fame, first came the pride of the achievement then the memories of those days at the Showmart Gym in downtown Montreal when she and her teammates ruled the roost in women college basketball. “Truth is, I didn’t even know that the CCAA had a Hall Of Fame, so when I learned that I …

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Shari Fraser’s outstanding soccer career lands her in McGill’s SPORTS Hall OF Fame

Egbert Gaye Early in her soccer career, Shari Fraser will tell you that “confidence” is all. Fortunately for her, she had parents and friends who helped to boost hers, which in turn led to a Hall Of Fame career on the field and on the path to a professional career in the pharmaceutical industry. Following an extended run on the soccer field that started when she was about eight years old, in various House Leagues in the West Island to five years as a standout player for McGill University, Fraser was inducted into the institution’s Hall of Fame at a …

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Shakeel Phinn signs with GYM

On the cusp of an international title fight Contact Staff Less than three years into his professional career, Shakeel Phinn, who holds the Canadian Super Middleweight belt, has positioned himself for a crack at an international title by signing a three year contract with local boxing promoters Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM). The contract, which guarantees the 26-year-old Montrealer at least four bouts a year, including a crack at the North American Boxing Federation title sometime early in 2018, comes with with guaranteed extensions if he fights and wins a world title. Phinn, who holds a 16-1 record, including the Canadian …

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Former Lakeshore and John Rennie soccer star Osa Iyare wins scholarship to University of Memphis

Egbert Gaye Expressions of congratulations and joy were in free-flow at the Catalonga Lounge of the Soccerplexe in Lachine where friends and relatives gathered for the send-off party for Osamede Iyare on her way to the University of Memphis where she earned a full scholarship. Iyare was recruited out of John Rennie High School and Lakeshore Soccer Club where she had standout careers as a star midfield player. She also played for Quebec’s Regional team from 2014-16. Last year, the 17-year-old was part of the Lakeshore team that won the 2016 Canadian National Championship, scoring the two goals that earned …

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Shakeel wins again

Local favorite takes down tough Mexican opponent Contact Staff For local fighter Shakeel Phinn the boxing world is unfolding the way it should after he scored yet another big win on March 30 at the Montreal Casino over Mexican Josue Aguilar to take his record to an impressive 13-1 with eight knockouts. The referee disqualified the Mexican at 1:45 of the 10th and final round after he was warned repeatedly for holding. Phinn told the CONTACT that it wasn’t the kind of finish he was aiming for, but his fight plans were disrupted by his opponent’s continuous holding. “Once I …

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Red Socks take the Jean Cambridge Netball Championships

For years the Montreal Red Socks Netball Team has maintained their place as one of the top teams in Quebec. On Sunday, November 20, they again proved their worth by dominating the Jean Cambridge Netball tournament which was staged  at Ecole Lavoie in Cote des Neiges. The annual tournament is held in memory of one of  founders of  netball in the province who was also  a lifelong member of the Quebec Amateur Netball Federation. As usual, the Jean Cambridge tournament brought out the best in Quebec netball with  four teams vying  for the championship trophy and for bragging rights. Red …

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Stars are born at this B-Ball Summer Camp

  Young Anthony Maxwell is a phenom with lots of potential Egbert Gaye Down at the third floor gym of James Lyng High School, a group of young, aspiring ballplayers are going through their drills, first conditioning then working with the ball: dribbling, control and techniques. For the young players it’s the usual course of action at this summer basketball camp, as they eagerly go through their paces following the urgings of the athletic therapists, trainers and coaches that are in their midst, looking at their every move. Even to the untrained eyes it seems obvious that the campers know …

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Summer 7 vs. 7 Soccer League opens on July 23

Contact Staff X-Men United Soccer Academy is on a recruitment drive. The community-based club that travels regularly across North America and the Caribbean is looking for a few good men to join their ranks and share in their fun experience and they are hoping to find them among players participating in the soon to be launched Summer 7 vs. 7 Soccer League. The outdoor league will be made up of  five teams from around the Montreal area including EarthLove, X-Men, Lucia, All Caribbean and Noel Nord and games will be played for the remainder of the Gilbert-Layton Park  at the …

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Local boy Shakeel Phinn wins again

The Jamaican Juggernaut ups his record to 8-1 With a loud and supportive crop of family, friends and supporters in the audience, hometown boxing star Shakeel Phinn showed them what he got by easily defeating Jaudiel Zapeda (12-14-1) a Mexican fighting out of California in an eight round encounter at the Montreal Casino on Tuesday, May 24. Shakeel won the Canada Professional Boxing Council Super Middleweight title, when he easily defeated hometown favorite Paul Bzdel (5-7-1) at the Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. The May 24th win ups his record to 8-1. Speaking to the CONTACT after the bout the man …

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