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International competition proves tough for Phillips

Competing in four events, gymnast Megan Phillips brought her A game to the International Gymnix gymnastics competition. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Representing Canada at the 26th edition of International Gymnix, Kanien'kehá:ka gymnast Megan Phillips earned a bronze medal as a part of her team. The team, which also included Rose-Kaying

Synchronized skating squad scores silver

Kahnawa'kehró:non Danika Zachary and Erin Patton are among the 13 skaters on the Chatelaines' intermediate synchronized skating team. (Courtesy Sylvie Allard) The Chateauguay Chatelaines’ intermediate synchronized skating team came close to winning it all at the Eastern Ontario SynchoSkate. The team, which includes Kahnawa'kehró:non Danika Zachary and Erin Patton, scored a total

Wrestlers shine and get some needed support

KSS Wrestlers Winter Goodleaf receiving the silver medal and Sabrina Montour receiving the bronze medal at Provincials in St-Cesaire. (Courtesy Peter Montour) Simply put, it was a great week for the Kahnawake Survival School wrestling team. The school brought 29 wresters to the Provincial Championships in St. Cesaire last weekend, and the

Goodleaf gets the call against Swarm

Kahnawa’kehró:non Angus Goodleaf was thrown into the deep end of the pool for his first start of the season, as the Knighthawks traveled to Duluth, Georgia to take on the high-fire power east leading Georgia Storm. (Courtesy Paul Sasso) As the National Lacrosse League’s Rochester Knighthawks’ rebuild season continues with predictable

“Bad” Brad returns to boxing ring after 20 years

It doesn't get any better than having your dad watch you win. (Courtesy Brad Gabriel) Over the course of “Bad” Brad Gabriel’s fighting career – which includes kickboxing, MMA and boxing – he’s always had that awe factor. He pulls people out of their seats just by stepping into the ring. Not necessarily

Local fighters bat .500 at Billings boxing brawl

Andrew Antsanen (right) catches opponent Samuel Briere with a triumphant right punch that led to a TKO. Antsanen, a former Junior AAA Kahnawake Condor and current MMA fighter, ended the boxing match in less than 20 seconds Saturday night at Howard S. Billings High. (Joseph Czikk, The Eastern Door) Not 20 seconds

Twins wrestle for fallen father

Jordyn, Winter and Watewennenhawihtha Goodleaf were shocked, but strong this week, after the sudden loss of their father, 34-year-old Winston Goodleaf. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) In the first match of the GMAA all-star meet at Vincent Massey Collegiate in Montreal last Thursday, Jordyn Goodleaf stepped to the centre of the

Gold, silver and bronze for Kanien’kehá:ka gymnast

Megan Phillips was the Senior AA gold medalist for the beam event at the 2017 Elite Canada gymnastics competition on Sunday. (Courtesy Francine Bouffard) Megan Phillips competed against some of the top gymnasts in Canada this weekend, taking home new hardware. The 16-year-old won a silver medal for her overall performance on Saturday

Rivalries beginning to heat up on the frozen oval

Brent Stalk has slid right into the rear-wheel-drive pinned-tire division of the KMSS, and took the checkered flag last weekend. He'll be looking for another one today at the Marina. (Courtesy Brent Stalk) After a soft and soggy start to 2017, the mercury dropped, giving the winter racers in the area

Knighthawks pay tribute to lacrosse roots

(Courtesy Ward Laforme Jr.) The Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) know who they owe a huge debt to for their success. Which is why they created Native American Night eight years ago. “Our owner (Curt Styres) being Native, it’s something he feels passionately about,” said Nate Snyder, the Knighthawks