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Queen’s thumped in season opener by defending champs

An ancient proverb states that a journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.Continue...

Doing things the Baggataway

If the Gaels men’s lacrosse team starts this season like they finished the last one, then their chances at competing for the Baggataway Cup will have skyrocketed.

In ’99 the Gaels posted a horrible regular season record of two wins and six losses, placing them eighth in the Ontario University Field Lacrosse Association, barely good enough for the final berth in the consolation playoffs.Continue...

Trifecta in sight

Two OUA championships in a row won’t be enough to satisfy the hunger of the Gaels women’s lacrosse team, who start their drive to three-peat this season on September 24 against the York Yeowomen and the Marletts of McGill. Despite losing six players from last year’s championship lineup, head coach Cheryl McNeill still has a lot of faith in her remaining troops. Players such as Darcie Spearing, a two-time OUA East Division All-star, and Heather Goodin, the East Division’s Rookie Of The Year and Outstanding Defensive Player last season, will be forced to pick up the slack.Continue...

Kea on the links

Bert Kea replaces Scott Mullin as head coach of the Queen’s golf team, a moonlight position he has adopted in addition to the assistant professional post at Amherstview Golf Club. Amherstview will host the 36-hole qualifier to determine the five players and two alternates, and of the two dozen or so who are expected to vie for the spots, Kea expects some new recruits might challenge some of the stalwart veterans.Continue...

Knock on wood; switch to lumber a good omen for Gaels baseball team

Given some of the pitfalls that befell them in 1999, the Golden Gaels baseball team might be willing to accept greater stability in exchange for playing fewer slugfests.

Last season, the highlights (or lowlights) of a tumultuous 7-9 campaign came either when the Gaels had to play home games on the road because of a municipal strike, or lost a tripleheader against Carleton that was played in cojones-shriveling cold more generally associated with a NFL playoff game in Buffalo.Continue...

Dedication, goals are common law

When describing the Gaels women’s rugby program, head coach Peter Reid likes to say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day, but we’re getting there.”

It’s been three seasons since Reid began reconstructing the team from ruin, and while they may not have gained empire status yet, they’ve definitely shown improvement.Continue...

Coach legend Ferguson steps aside to give understudy Greenwood shot at Western

After revamping their coaching staff and revitalizing their second team, the Gaels men’s rugby team is hoping to conquer the OUA championship hump this season.

One of the most storied teams in the history of Queen’s athletics, winning seven of the last 11 OUA championships, the squad has come up short by their standards the last three seasons, losing twice in the finals and once in the semi-finals.Continue...

OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK

Out of fear of a pending scandal, the Chinese Olympic team announced Wednesday that the 170 expected to participate in the 2000 Summer Games will be reduced. The announcement came shortly after an international rowing official confirmed that seven of the 17 members of China’s rowing team were axed from the team for irregular blood levels. The decision was deemed by analysts to be proof that the country is screening its athletes at the risk of another drug scandal — at the world championships in 1998, a female swimmer from China was caught with the human drug hormone.Continue...

Back in the pool for CIAU hopefuls

The Gaels swim team, class of the Eastern division since the provincial athletic association split into three regions five years ago, should again dominate the traditionally weak division. Once at provincials, they will be in tough against McMaster and Toronto, who finished 1-2 in both the men’s and women’s divisions at last year’s OUA Championships in Guelph.Continue...

Gaels look to Sheahan, unproven for rebound season

From the man under center right up to the bench boss calling the shots, the 2000 installment of the Golden Gaels football team will have a decidedly different look.Continue...

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