- Brian O'Grady
- January 04, 2012 - 01:36
How about the Nfld. Rock's U-16 rugby team which won a silver medal at the Nationals becoming the first U-16 team in rugby to finish that high in a national tournament.
- January 01, 2012 - 03:11
I give you a L for that long paragraph of uselessness
- Special Olympics Supporter
- December 31, 2011 - 11:15
Because most of the top ten stories seem to be centred around Hockey as opposed to other sports, it appears that "The Telegram" is showing a bit of biased towards other Newfoundland and Labrador athletes whom made this province proud in 2011. In fact, one athlete who should definitely make the "The Telegram" Top Ten is Special Olympics Corner Brook Powerlifter, Jackie Barrett, whom gave a stellar performance at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Although he suffered a stomach flu three days before he lifted and losing ten pounds in the process, he still won three gold medals, one silver medal, and even set a new Special Olympics World Squat record. How many athletes can break a world record after being sick? Not too many. Logically speaking, if Jackie Barrett's performance in Athens makes "The Western Star's" top ten sports "Highlights of 2011", even placing in third place, then he should be in the top ten for "The Telegram" as well. Because the top ten is too "Hockey Centric" and not focusing on other athletes who put this province on the map for 2011, particularly Jackie Barrett and Michael Harris whom competed at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, I give this story a clear "F".