Schmidt and Marsden named Athletes of the Year 

By Darren Lum Published June 21 2016 On a night of goodbyes for graduating student athletes and retiring coaches a poignant hello took centre stage. Nordic ski team and girls’ rugby coach Jennifer Paton put…

OFSAA silver for Red Hawks badminton player 

By Darren Lum Published May 10 2016 Caleb Schmidt is shining with silver pride after capturing a second in badminton at the all-provincials this past weekend. With a 3-3 record Caleb had a solid performance…

Tradition of COSSA success continues

By Darren Lum Published May 3 2016 When it comes to badminton at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School there is a tradition of excellence. This trend continued this year after the senior Red Hawks returned from…

Wildcats rink resilient at provincials 

By Darren Lum Published April 21 2016 Losing a heart breaking quarter final game at the Tim Hortons Timbits Elementary School Provincial Championship did little to shake the focus of the Archie Stouffer Elementary School…

Minden's Owen Smith drafted to OHL

Minden’s Owen Smith isn’t getting ahead of himself just yet even after learning he was chosen by the Flint Firebirds with their 13th pick 244th  overall in the Ontario Hockey League’s priority selection this past…

Local skaters proud of provincial achievement 

By Darren Lum Talking to the senior bronze dance pairs team it’s apparent the members are as different as night and day. Haliburton’s Isaac Little is very comfortable talking while his skating dance partner Minden’s…

Reid clinches national CSRA title 

By Darren Lum A perfect final weekend sealed the deal. Local snowcross racer Izac Reid of Reid Racing Team dominated every final at Horseshoe Valley Resort this past weekend to clinch his first overall national…

Red Hawks win COSSA silver

A few stood while others remained seated applauding the home team following the lopsided loss. Few if any fans left before the conclusion of the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics championship final between the home…

Passion fuels drive for CSRA racing  

By Darren Lum Like the graffiti script on a wall Izac Reid shows his left arm with the tattoo“live to ride.” It drives his passion in life and is part of why he races a…

Curlers conscious of their craniums 

By Darren Lum Minden’s Pauline Plooard points to the ice where more than a third of the women curling are wearing a variety of headgear protection at the Minden Curling Club on a Wednesday morning…

Hawks dominates Hurricanes 10-3 

By Darren Lum Finding the back of the net was easy for the Red Hawks boys’ hockey team once it overcame a 2-1 deficit at the end of the first period against the visiting Holy…

Hawks return to winning ways over Tigers

By Darren Lum Coming off the team’s first Kawartha conference loss to rival Falcons of Fenelon Falls Secondary School the senior boys’ Red Hawks basketball team bounced back into the win column with a dominant…

Denyer rink readies for regionals  

By Darren Lum An extra end loss to the Fenelon Falls Secondary School Falcons is still fresh in the minds of the Red Hawks girls’ curling team close to two weeks after their first test…

New curling team finds success

By Darren Lum The Red Hawks boys’ curling team’s skip Chris Draper is appreciating his newly formed team after taking the B final in the zone 5 GORE Curling Provincial Championships in the schoolboy category…

Hawks unable to keep pace with Saints 

By Darren Lum It was their game the Red Hawks boys’ hockey team coach said after a 7-1 home loss to the  St. Peter Catholic Secondary School. Head coach Ron Yake conceded the Saints was…

Hawks stun Falcons with buzzer beater 

Red Hawks senior basketball player Caleb Schmidt is proving to have ice in his veins. For the second consecutive game Schmidt showed great composure in scoring an important shot when his team needed it on…

Season opens with win against Knights 

By Darren Lum The home opener for the Red Hawks boys’ hockey finished like last year: with a win and optimism for the season’s future success. Although the Knights are not regarded as one of…

OFSAA caps off Hawks' successful season

By Darren Lum Knocking off their arch rivals is still a high point for the Red Hawks girls’ field hockey team’s season despite going winless in three competitive Ontario Federation Sports Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championship…

Hawks crowned COSSA champions

By Darren Lum An amazing thing happened at this year’s Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics (COSSA) championship final. It ended in regulation between the Red Hawks varsity A field hockey team and the North Hastings…

Wolves host Dawson memorial game

By Darren Lum While standing at the end boards watching his son Tanner play for the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League’s Haliburton Wolves at the A.J. LaRue Arena Scot Hamilton still remembers the smile…