Around 400 kids gathered in Burgoyne Woods Park for the fourth annual CTFS Jumpstart Games in St. Catharines Thursday. The event was rained out two hours into the day but during the morning kids got to enjoy a couple hours of activities. (Harley Davidson/Standard Staff)

Jumpstart games rained out

Music started, sirens sounded and nearly 400 kids leapt to action Thursday morning for the Jumpstart Games — an event which was supposed to be a fun-filled day of play and activities in Burgoyne Woods Park.

Liam Hamm of the St. Catharines Athletics tries to keep the ball away from Brody Munro of the Whitby Warriors in junior A lacrosse action at the Jack Gatecliff Arena in St. Catharines on Wednesday.

A’s lose heartbreaker in OT

Calling the St. Catharines Jr. A Athletics defeat at the hands of the Whitby Warriors Wednesday night a “tough loss” would be a massive understatement.

File Photo-St. Catharines Athletics Holden Garlent (37) fires off a shot on net while chased by Kitchener Waterloo Braves Davis Prince (7) in Jr. A lacrosse action Wednesday June 24, 2015 at Jack Gatecliff arena in St. Catharines, Ont. Bob Tymczyszyn/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia Network

Athletics trade captain

It was one of the hardest days in Sean Allen’s managerial career, but it was also one he needed to make for the future of his club.

Niagara Titans back Sacade Kasamba, with the ball, on his way to scoring one of his three touchdowns versus West Niagara in bantam football Sunday in Smithville. Handout/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Go long, li’l doggies

Campbell Laroche rushed for two touchdowns and caught a scoring strike for another as Fort Erie remained undefeated in the Niagara Regional Minor Football Association’s bantam division.

Brent Begolo of Thorold speeds around the track at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold. — Bernd Franke/Postmedia News

Busy night at Merrittville

A busy night of racing ended up with Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., and Cody McPherson of St. Catharines in victory lane Saturday night at Merrittville Speedway.