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Dec 13, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Vote for the top Listowel Banner sports stories of the year

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BY TERRY BRIDGE

LISTOWEL – What do you think was the top local sports story of 2012?

This year readers will decide.

Voting is open until Dec. 31.

Results will appear in the Jan. 2 edition of the Listowel Banner with recaps of the five most important stories – as decided by you – of the year.

There’s several ways to register your vote:

1. Send me an email tbridge@northperth.com

2. Write on my Facebook wall.

3. Give me a call 519-291-1660 ext. 111.

4. Fill out the chart that will appear in the next two editions of the Banner’s sports section and drop it in our mailbox.

CHOICES

Here’s a list of some notable sports stories since New Years Day 2012.

These are listed in no particular order and, of course, write-ins are welcome.

-The Listowel bantam rep minor hockey team put the finishing touches on a perfect regular season, and went on to win Silver Stick, WOAA and OMHA championships.

-The North Perth Recreation Complex Committee’s progress: a series of public meetings, having their budget and recommendations approved, and planning a fundraising campaign for early 2013.

-The Listowel Cyclones deal away their captain, Brett Catto, and their only remaining local player, Blake Thompson, at the trade deadline.

-For the first time ever, a Listowel men’s curling rink competed at the Dominion Tankard.

-Listowel native Jared Keeso appeared as Don Cherry in the CBC sequel Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story II.

-Jackson Martin earned a baseball scholarship to play for the Eastern Michigan Eagles division I program.

-Cassie Savage and the Fanshawe Falcons won the CCAA national women’s curling championship.

-Daniel Dekoning was drafted by the OHL’s Erie Otters.

-Roland McKeown was taken by the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs as the second overall pick in the entire draft.

-The Listowel Cyclones overhauled their entire coaching staff after last season’s first round playoff exit.

-The Listowel Legionnaires senior baseball team won the OBA championship.

-The Listowel bantam minor baseball team won the OBA championship.

-The Listowel peewee minor baseball team won the OBA championship.

-Corey Conners’ season: Mid-American Conference men's golfer of the year, individual medalist honors at the conference championship, briefly ranked the No. 1 men’s amateur golfer in Canada.

-Erin Katerberg won OFSAA gold in high jump, the only competitor to hit 1.70 metres.

-Sisters Marlyse Zyta and Zoe Zyta won silver medals at OFSSA with the St. Michael Warriors high school girls soccer team.

-87-year-old Harold Keeso, a Listowel Golf Club member for 76 years, shot his first-ever hole-in-one.

-The Palmerston Marlins bantam girls softball team, featuring several local players and coaches, had a very successful season: seven tournament medals, silver at provincials and bronze at the Eastern Canadian championships.

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