Warriors Top Royals

The Waterdown Warriors defeated the Ancaster Royals 5-1 in HWDSB senior boys contact hockey league action Thursday at Morgan Firestone Arena in Ancaster. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

Jastrzebski Wegiel vs. McMaster in tournament action at McMaster University.

 McMaster’s Josh Ecklund, right, goes up for the block on a spike byWojciech Kraj of Jastrzebski Wegiel team from Poland during tournament action at McMaster University Friday night. 
McMaster’s Andrew Richards blocks a ball at the net spiked by Kristian Walczak of Jastrzebski Wegiel team from Poland during tournament action at McMaster University Friday night. 
 Jastrzebski Wegiel’s Oskar Laskowski’s spike is blocked by McMaster’s Josh Ecklund.

 McMaster’s Craig Ireland gets the ball past a line of Jastrzebski Wegiel team.
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Hamilton Santa Parade

Yep, it’s that time of year – and Santa and his helpers didn’t disappoint hundreds of children and adults who lined downtown streets Saturday to take in the festivities. Here’s a look. – Barry Gray

Ida Greaves wearing a Grinch face.

Blake Giblin-Pound, 7 months, with mom Jessica, waiting for the parade to begin.

Luke Eisner, 9, sporting his reindeer hat.

Seven-year-old Ximena wears antlers to the parade.

Amelia Fawcett, 7, stays hydrated in her Santa suit waiting for the parade to begin.

Livy Ryan, 3, atop dad Mike’s shoulders, waiting for the parade to begin.

Braeden Smith, 5, has a nose that glows.

Dante Stagg, 1, catches some sleep before the parade starts.

The Quaker Marching Band, from Orchard Park HS, New York, perform.

The Greyhound Loves of Hamilton-Wentworth brought their dogs to the parade.

McMaster’s Marching Band performed in the parade.

Kayla Beattie, 8, waits with her letter to Santa.

Brooke Taylor gives daughters Ruby, 2, and Pearl, 4, a unique vantage point for the parade.

The Grinch atop a float.

A vintage police car in the parade.

A Dickens Christmas float makes its way along the route.

Frosty the Snowman and children skating in winter atop this float.

Christmas lights on the bagpipes.

Mrs. Claus speaks to the children.

Santa waves to the crowd.

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Mac Drops B’ball Contest to Ryerson

McMaster Marauders and Ryerson Rams, a pair of 5-0 women’s basketball teams, met Friday in the Burridge gym for early season bragging rights. Despite leading for most of the game, Ryerson hung tough and came out on top, 89-80. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

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More Rolls On

St. Thomas More Knights jumped out to an early lead in their GHAC semifinal against the Nelson Lords from Burlington, cruising to a 36-14 victory. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

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