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.

Stories

Luke VanMoerkerke (left) and Austin Pasztor will be leading a free football camp for high school aged players on July 2 at Bisons Alumni North Park Sports Complex. (Submitted Photo)

NFLer offers free camp

Young football players will get a chance next month to train with local NFL player Austin Pasztor - for free.

Crocock ready for big senior year

Mike Crocock is already looking forward to his senior hockey season at Sacred Heart University.“Next year will be a big year for us,” the Brantford native said of his final year at the NCAA Division I school. “We have a bunch of sophomores who are great hockey players and our junior class will be huge as well. It will be a good year for us to make

Boxer continuing comeback

After shaking off some rust, Darren Fletcher is ready for his next bout in the boxing ring.Fletcher recently returned to the ring after a few years off, earning a draw in December against Stephen Clement in New Brunswick. Next up for the 31-year-old Bell City Boxing Club member is a six-round fight against Orangeville’s Jay Alexander on Saturday at

99ers continue winning ways

The Brantford Minor Hockey Association’s minor midget AAA team may have made some history on the weekend.While it couldn’t be confirmed beyond doubt, it’s believed that the 2017-18 team is the first 99ers squad to win a Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario championship at the minor midget AAA level.Brantford head coach Scott Rex has been behind the ben

Playoff push begins for 99ers

The Brantford 99ers were hoping to start their climb up the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Mid- Western Conference standings on Thursday.“The big thing to do right now is stay out of seventh and eighth because although we’ve played them tough, Listowel and Stratford are really rolling right now,” team owner and general manager Darren DeDobbe

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.