Brian Smiley, Brantford Expositor

Brian Smiley has worked at The Expositor since 1999 and has been the newspaper's sports editor since 2004. During his time at The Expositor, Smiley has written stories on thousands of teams and athletes, including the most famous in the world – Wayne Gretzky – to some of the most important in his community – minor athletes and high school participants.


Sailors in playoff race

Despite a small blip last week, the Port Dover Sailors are on a pretty good roll.

'An amazing experience'

After getting her taste of playing hockey for Canada, Emily Rickwood is eager to do it again.“It was an amazing experience,” said Rickwood, who was one of 42 players who took part in Canada’s national under-18 team selection camp in Calgary at the beginning of August.“I had never done something like that before. Getting to work out and go on the ic

Warriors hoping to make history

Brantford could be about to witness lacrosse history.Beginning this week, the Brantford Warriors will be taking on the Clarington Shamrox in the Ontario Lacrosse Association’s best-of-seven Meredith Cup provincial junior C championship series.While the schedule was yet to be finalized at press time, it was expected that Game 1 would be on Tuesday a

City swimmer heading to Deaflympics

Brantford’s Brandon Van Wyk is heading overseas later this month to compete for Canada in the Summer Deaflympics.Van Wyk and 26 of his Canadian Deaf Sports Association teammates will head to Samsun, Turkey, to compete from July 18-30.This will be Van Wyk’s second time competing on the world stage as a member of a major Canadian team after taking pa

Chiefs look to bounce back

The Six Nations Chiefs will be looking for revenge on Tuesday.Following a 15-5 win against the Brampton Excelsiors at home on June 27, the Chiefs tied the Brooklin Redmen 10-10 on the road on Wednesday.The draw against Brooklin, which sits third in Major Series Lacrosse, kept Six Nations out of a tie for top spot in the league. The Chiefs (7-1-1) a

Rookies boost Tuck team

Wayne Tuck and Chad Allen are on their way back to the Men's Recharge with Milk Tankard with a team that looks a lot different than past ones.

Harlequins take McCormick Cup

The Brantford Harlequins capped off a 16-game winning streak with their biggest victory of the season on Saturday.

Pitcher hitting the mark

Danny Weagle is settling in at Garden City Community College where he's playing baseball on a scholarship.

Brantford 99ers show off youth in win

If Thursday night was any indication, the Brantford 99ers are totally committed to going young as they rebuild their junior B hockey roster.

City part of OHL chatter

After an absence of more than three decades, is the Ontario Hockey League on its way back to Brantford?

<p>Josh Turner of the Assumption Lions senior boys basketball team goes to the hoop during a practice on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Assumption College in Brantford, Ontario.</p><p>Brian Thompson/Brantford Expositor/QMI Agency

Lions set to defend title

The Assumption College Lions may be a bit slow out of the gate this season in the Brant County high school senior boys basketball league -- but they don't expect it to take long before they're firing at full strength.

Daunte Henriques, 12, captured gold in the 400m dash at the prestigious Hershey’s Track and Field Games in Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of Tammie Lowes)

Henriques wins gold in Pennsylvania

When Daunte Henriques raced the 400-metre distance and crossed the finish line in first place recently at the prestigious Hershey's Track and Field Games in Pennsylvania, his mother finally figured out why her 12-year-old was constantly on the go since he was a baby.