ND girls going for lacrosse gold

Notre Dame is in Durham Region this week hoping to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their last Ontario girls high school field lacrosse championship by winning another gold medal.

Noah McDonald of E.L. Crossley Secondary School rows in the senior mens single during the SNRC High School Invitational Regatta at the South Niagara Rowing Club on Saturday. (Julie Jocsak/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia News)

Crews test the waters

Welland’s International Flatwater Centre’s South Course was a golden pond for E.L. Crossley at the South Niagara High School Invitational on the weekend in Welland.

Pictured at St. Catharines 2016 sports awards ceremony Monday, from left, are Mayor Walter Sendzik; Richard Petko, recipient of the St. Catharines Sportsperson of the Year Award; Halimo Farah, mother of Mohammed Ahmed who was named St. Catharines Athlete of the Year; Alexander Acs, former coach of Ahmed; and Kadar Ahmed, the Olympain runner’s brother. (Julie Jocsak/St. Catharines Standard/Postmedia Network)

Olympian, basketball owner stars of 2016

One point five seconds. That’s all that separated 26-year-old Mohammed Ahmed from a podium finish at the Rio Olympics, and it’s just one off the reasons why the long-distance runner was chosen as 2016 St. Catharines Athlete of the Year.