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Ottawa’s High School Best 2021

The latest edition of the Ottawa Sports Pages, published on June 2, 2021, is now available. It was focussed on celebrating some of the top athletes who are graduating from Ottawa area high schools this spring.

The 2020-21 Ottawa high school athletic season will be memorable for one reason – its absence. Blame the COVID-19 pandemic, which prevented student-athletes from gathering to practice, play, and develop.

Since mid-March 2020, student-athletes have been without the counterbalance to their daily academic work. But in many cases, they have kept training on their own, wherever and whenever possible, as they looked into their future.

From May 10-21, HIGH ACHIEVERS: Stay-At-Home Edition profiled 10 graduating senior student-athletes. We consider them some of Ottawa’s High School Best among the dozens of talented individuals moving ahead to study and play at university and college in 2021-22.

Here are those stories.

Mon May 10: Hannah Riddick’s basketball journey taking her to University of Memphis

Tue May 11: St. Peter’s Austin Lamoureux driven by lacrosse, Canadian military vets

Wed May 12: Distance-runner Ivy Bialowas switches gears to prepare for UNB

Thu May 13: Nordic skier Luke Allan heading to Dartmouth College

Fri May 14: Jaz Balan takes her leadership skills to York U basketball

Mon May 17: Lliam Horrocks’ southern football journey brings him back home to uOttawa

Tue May 18: Glebe’s Rheault, CW’s Ismaila joining their sisters for university basketball

Wed May 19: Sacred Heart’s Sterling earns hockey/academic scholarships to St. Lawrence

Thu May 20: Evelyn Arsenault lands UConn soccer scholarship, Latvian national team berth

Fri May 21: National all-star Teyven Blackmore has grown in many ways through volleyball

Here are the rest of our recent stories focussed on high school athletes.

‘A lot of stick-handling going on’ with college recruiting for junior women’s hockey players

Rivals to teammates: 3 local players to unite with Lancers football

Former Ottawa Jr. Sens forward Ethan Mulhearn heads to Hobart College

Ottawa’s G.O.A.T. girls’ soccer class takes next steps on to higher level

Pair of top local soccer prospects opt for Ottawa over NCAA route

Ottawa duo bound for Oklahoma in next link between intertwined soccer careers

Godmaire brothers are teammates in life and in lockdown

Artistic swim twins Anastasia & Maya Bell eyeing Olympics down the road

Nepean lacrosse star patiently awaits next time to shine

You can also read the newspaper in its entirety here.

Since many sports facilities are closed or operating with restrictions, our outdoor newspaper boxes remain your best bet to pickup the Sports Pages these days. Those locations include:

Millennium OC Transpo Station

Hornets Nest/Gloucester SuperDome, 1660 Bearbrook Rd.

Earl Armstrong Arena, 2020 Ogilvie Rd.

Blair OC Transpo Station

St. Laurent OC Transpo Station

Beechwood & Mackay

Byward Market – south side of George St. at William

Rideau Centre – Mackenzie King Bridge westbound bus stop

Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W. (south entrance)

Elgin & Gilmour

Parliament O-Train Station (Queen & Bank)

Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA, 180 Argyle Ave.

Lansdowne Park (on Bank St. at Marché Way in front of Whole Foods)

RA Centre, 2541 Riverside Dr. (west entrance)

CHEO main entrance, 401 Smyth Rd.

Greenboro OC Transpo Station

Riverside South Milano Pizzeria, 4184 Spratt Rd.

Findlay Creek LCBO/FreshCo, 4750 Bank St.

Richmond Rd. in Westboro outside Mountain Equipment Co-op

Wellington St. W & Clarendon in front of Parma Ravioli

Tunney’s Pasture Station

Ben Franklin Park

Bayshore OC Transpo Station

Baseline OC Transpo Station

City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Dr.

Nepean Sportsplex Minto Field, 1701 Woodroffe Ave.

Minto Recreation Complex – Barrhaven, 3500 Cambrian Rd.

Sport Chek Riocan Marketplace/Starbucks, 125 Riocan Ave. #2

Tim Horton’s/Scotiabank, 3691 Strandheard Rd.

Walter Baker Sports Centre, 100 Malvern Dr.

Fallowfield OC Transpo Station

Planet Fitness Bells Corners, 1821 Robertson Rd. #8

Kanata Wave Pool, 70 Aird Pl.

Jack Charron Arena, 10 McKitrick Dr.

Eagleson OC Transpo Park & Ride

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