Spartans @ Titans QF Post-Game Report
Spartans go down fighting
By Keith Dempsey, The Sudbury Star
A stormy season for the Sudbury Spartans was ended by lightning.
The Spartans, who went 0-8 on the regular season while battling through numerous injuries and a short bench, fell to the injury bug one last time, just after their last play of the year.
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Steelers @ Spartans Post-Game Report
Spartans make more progress in narrow loss
By Ben Leeson, The Sudbury Star
When Randy Nodder walked off Queen's Athletic Field on Saturday night, effectively ending a 25-year football career, he wasn't quite ready to throw himself a retirement party.
"I didn't do anything," the Sudbury Spartans linebacker said with a humble shrug. "If we lose, I didn't do anything."
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Longhorns @ Spartans Post-Game Report
Spartans show a glimmer
By Ben Leeson, The Sudbury Star
When Ryan Stanford crossed the goal line, the Sudbury Spartans and their fans let out a cheer.
Along with a sigh of relief.
"It was the very same for me," a smiling Stanford said later. "It felt good.
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Spartans @ Imperials Post-Game Report
Spartans struggles continue in Sarnia
By Randy Pascal, SudburySports.Com
Facing a fellow NFC (Northern Football Conference) team mired in the bottom half of the league standings, the Sudbury Spartans were hoping for a competitive outing on the road Saturday night.
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Titans @ Spartans Post-Game Report
Spartans crushed
By KEITH DEMPSEY, THE SUDBURY STAR
The Sudbury Spartans kept Tom Denison from reaching 1,000 passing yards, but he did throw for a record-breaking 10 touchdowns.
Denison, who completed 28 of his 30 passes and had 499 passing yards, helped lead his Toronto Titans to a...
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Spartan @ Steelers Post-Game Report
Spartans streak extended in the Sault
By Randy Pascal, SudburySports.Com
Looking to get their season untracked, the Sudbury Spartans should know better than to look westward in the direction of the Sault Steelers in recent years.
While the Spartans have struggled just getting a team on the field, the Sooites have enjoyed the most prosperous run in franchise history, capturing the NFC (Northern Football Conference) championship three times in a four-year span, commencing in 2007...read more.....read stats..

Invaders @ Spartans Post-Game Report
Spartans' early momentum fizzles
By BEN LEESON, THE SUDBURY STAR
You wouldn't know it from looking at the scoresheet, but the Sudbury Spartans were competitive Saturday night.
For the first quarter, anyway.
But the local senior men's football club saw its early momentum fizzle fast in a 55-0 loss to the Ottawa Invaders at Queen's Athletic Field on Saturday night. ..read more.....read stats..

Spartans @ Invaders Post-Game Report
Goddard preaches patience after lopsided loss
By BEN LEESON, THE SUDBURY STAR
They may be big, burly men, but the Sudbury Spartans are taking baby steps each time they hit the football field.
And it's important not to lose sight of that fact, said head coach Gord Goddard, despite his team's 44-7 loss to the Ottawa Invaders at Keith Harris Stadium in the nation's capital on Saturday night.
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Spartans @ Raiders Post-Game Report
Spartans flat in Toronto
By BEN LEESON, THE SUDBURY STAR
When it rains, it pours.
Or so it must have seemed to the Sudbury Spartans on Saturday night when, a few hours after they opened the Northern Football Conference season with a 41-6 loss in Toronto, the team bus blew a tire, stranding the locals for almost two hours until a replacement was found.
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Piaskoski got his start with Spartans
By BEN LEESON, THE SUDBURY STAR | May 1, 2012
The way Jim Piaskoski sees it, if he never wore the silver and blue of the Sudbury Spartans, he wouldn't be wearing a pair of Grey Cup rings today.
Before helping the Ottawa Rough Riders win the CFL championship in 1973 and 1976, the Sudbury native was a standout defensive end for the local senior men's football team.
He credits that team -- specifically, legendary Spartans head coach Sid Forster -- with paving the way to a 10-year professional career.
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'The most fun I ever had playing sports'
By BEN LEESON, THE SUDBURY STAR | April 26, 2012
When the Sudbury Hardrocks hit the highway during the 1950s and '60s, there was more than football on the itinerary.
For the local men's football team, road games were part sporting event, part social occasion.
"It got so that, even when we were out of town, the home team would throw a big party," said Gary Costello, a former player and longtime trainer for the Hardrocks and their successors, the Sudbury Spartans.
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Youth movement for Spartans
By BRUCE HEIDMAN, THE SUDBURY STAR | April 23, 2012
You couldn't wipe the smile off Gord Goddard's face.
The sun was shining, the breeze carrying the chill of spring as it swept over the field at James Jerome, while young men grouped off all about the playing surface worked out the winter kinks.
It was the day Goddard had been looking forward to all winter as the Sudbury Spartans began its first day of training camp Sunday with a host of new, hungry players set to wear the silver and blue.
Which made Goddard's smile even broader. Last season, the Spartans returned from years of inactivity to rekindle the Northern Football Conference team, ..read more..




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