Red Hawks show their colours for Pride Week

By Darren Lum There is reason for optimism for the LGBTQIA2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit) community after the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School’s (HHSS) Pride Week said organizers. One of…

Hawks hold their own with best at COSSA

By Darren Lum A two-year layoff amped up the enthusiasm and put the Red Hawks track and field team in a position for success at the COSSA (Central Ontario Secondary School Association) Track and Field…

Junior Red Hawks advance to COSSA

By Vivian Collings Win or lose, success is found among those who take a challenge and face it as a team. In the pouring rain, the HHSS senior and junior girl’s soccer teams each played…

Joy in fulfilling a dream in Pain Court

Mission accomplished for Red Hawks doubles’ team with a strong work ethic to earn OFSAA berth By Darren Lum Ava Smith was beaming with pride about fulfilling a vow to earn an all-provincials berth recently,…

Flying the red and white well at OFSAA

Tidey and Smith’s love for game rewarded  By Darren Lum The Red Hawks senior girls’ doubles badminton team of Ava Smith and Emma Tidey played among the best, savouring the dream at the all-provincials last…

Red Hawks alumni curlers rock the OCAAs

Jessica Byers, Liam Little, and Jacob Dobson, three alumni from Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, rocked the podium at the Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA) Curling Championships, coming home with two golds and a silver medal.…

Red Hawks Nordic ski team back on track

By Darren Lum There won’t be any chance of regional or provincial glory this season, but there’s something more important for the Red Hawks Nordic ski team than medals and podiums ... It’s a future…

Sowing the seeds of success

HHSS Co-Op Series By Darren Lum The following is the first in a series of co-op placement stories, featuring Haliburton Highlands Secondary School students and area employers in Haliburton County. Open to Grade 11 and…

Visiting Saints steal win against Hawks

By Darren Lum After opening the Kawartha High School Field Hockey League season with a home loss against the Hurricanes the week before, the Red Hawks girls’ field hockey team was able to take the…

Running down a Kawartha championship

By Darren Lum The return to racing was welcomed by the Red Hawks cross-country team after close to two years away because of COVID-19 restrictions. Four runners, Erika Hoare, Nick Phippen, Corin Gervais and Ivan…

Good news, bad news for HHSS sports and…

By Darren Lum After close to two years living with pandemic restrictions, life at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School is returning to a place where athletic teams, social and service clubs and inter-school sports with an…

Hawks rink crowned provincial champions 

The Haliburton Highlands Secondary School’s boys curling team are provincial champions capturing the Ontario School Curling Provincial Championship with a dramatic finish in an extra end final shot by skip Jacob Dobson. The Red Hawks…

Hawks lose but will play again

It was a victory for the Red Hawks hockey team to have played in light of the Trillium Lakelands District School Board’s decision to cancel extracurriculars during school hours. Coach Jason Morissette said the team…

Wildcats steal Red Hawks' joy 

When the Red Hawks Grade 12 player Paul Turner tied the game 3-3 with a little more than three minutes left it buoyed hopes for a comeback against the visiting I.E. Weldon Wildcats. With a…