Top Five Chatham-Kent Sports Photos of 2018

Stories are wonderful, but often it’s the photo that says the most. To repeat the old adage, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Here are five photos, in no particular order, that were worth a thousand words and then some from Chatham-Kent sports.

Ryan Wagner jumps for joy after the final buzzer as the Chatham Maroons eliminate the LaSalle Vipers – Photo by Kelsey Vermeersch/

A major moment for the Chatham Maroons last season was expertly captured by Kelsey Vermeersch.

Bridget Carleton Chatham

Bridget Carleton sheds a tear post game while being honoured by the Chatham-Kent crowd. Her year and this homecoming were one of the top stories from 2018 – Photo by

Chatham’s Bridget Carleton and her Iowa State Cyclones treated the community to an unforgettable night of NCAA basketball, honouring Carleton.

Hometown Hockey Chatham

Ron MacLean and Tara Sloan address the Blenheim Blades prior to their game Friday – Photo by Heather Smith/ Blenheim Blades

This incredible event packed the streets of Downtown Chatham. Hockey fans, and local residents alike took part in interactive events, and hockey was the centrepiece of Chatham-Kent during Hometown Hockey.

Pinty's Grand Slame of Curling Chatham

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling filled Chatham’s Thames Campus for the best part of a week in September this year, bringing the largest pro sporting event in recent memory to Chatham-Kent – Photo by the Chatham Granite Club

A huge boost to Chatham, this event filled Thames Campus, and kept the National and International eye on Chatham-Kent.

A drone photo of South Buxton Raceway, which was renamed to the Southern Ontario Motor Speedway, one of Chatham-Kent’s hidden sporting gems

South Buxton Raceway was sold and renamed the Southern Ontario Motor Speedway.

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