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PADDLERS BRING HOME MORE GOLD
PRAGUE, Czech Rep.--Three members of the Collingwood Dragon Boat & Canoe Club will be returning to Canada loaded down with gold from the world dragon boat championships.
Anne Baker, Christine Linton, and Leslie Whitton each earned four gold medals as members of the Canadian Senior Women's dragon boat team during the competition in Prague, which wrapped up on Sunday. The team won gold in the 2,000, 1,000, 200, and 500-metre races.
Baker also earned a gold medal as a member of the Canadian Senior mixed crew which won gold in the 2,000-metre, and Linton won gold as a member of the Seniors' crew in the 200-metre competition.
This was the second trip to the world dragon boat championships for the three women; in 2007, they were part of the Canadian Senior Women's crew that headed to Sydney.
"The club is extremely proud and excited by the performances of Anne, Christine, and Leslie," said club president Brian Saunderson. "They were richly deserved, as we watched their hard work and preparation for this year's worlds."
COLLINGWOOD UNITED U10 BOYS DEFEAT NEWMARKET
The Collingwood United U10 boys soccer team, sponsored by Collingwood Toyota, defeated Newmarket on Wednesday night by a score of 3-1 in York Region Soccer League play.
David Evans, Cameron Penner and Zach Tupker scored for Collingwood. Zach Tupker and Ewan Botelho split the keeper duties and did a great job of holding Newmarket to just one goal.
The U10 boys continue to work hard and their efforts paid off this game. Collingwood's Player of the Game was Ben Tupker.