Sports Archive: 2000

Nash is no Henderson

I stayed up until 3:30 am Thursday to watch Canada play basketball.

Not the Raptors or the Lakers. Not Duke, North Carolina or even Kentucky. I stayed up to watch Canada, of all teams, lose to France in the Olympic quarter-finals and eliminate themselves from medal contention.Continue...

OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK

Just wanted to give you an update on how your Olympic Games have evolved since you created them way back in 1896. You would barely recognize them. You would disapprove of what they have become. You would struggle to find elements of the original Olympic spirit and ideals.Continue...

Atheletes of the Week

The Golden Gaels Women’s lacrosse team has had an undeniably solid start to their season winning their first two league games against the York Yeomen 17-6 and the McGill Martlets 16-8.Continue...

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Gaels fail to Kill McGill, losing 30 - 15.Continue...

Gaels baseball blanked

The Queen’s baseball team came away empty-handed this weekend, losing both of their doubleheaders against Carleton and the University of Ottawa.

Despite playing well defensively, the Golden Gaels had difficulties producing runs. “We were happy with the defense, but you can’t win a ball game with three hits,” said head coach Perry Conrad.Continue...

Gaels lose close one to York, bloody Trent at Peterborough

After dropping their season opener — as well as a lot of balls — in a 12-10 loss to York on Thursday, the Gaels women’s rugby team vented their frustrations on Trent Sunday afternoon in Peterborough as they lay a 51-0 beating on the Excalibur.Continue...

Gaels fail to ‘Kill McGill’

The Gaels’ first road game of the season marked the continuation of a series dating back to 1884, as they travelled — along with a 2000—person—strong fan base — to Montreal to face the Redmen in the annual Kill McGill affair. Despite boisterous cheering from that large section of supporters, the Gaels were defeated 30-15, victims of a second half comeback by McGill.Continue...

Gaels shell Nipissing, tie Laurentian in home stand

The men’s soccer team solved their scoring problems this past weekend, trouncing the Nipissing Lakers 5-0 on Saturday and tying the Laurentian Voyageurs 1-1 on Sunday.Continue...

Passing the beer baton

The track and field team initiated their annual push for some spare dollars in a beer bottle sweep of the ghetto, erasing all evidence of frosh week binge-drinking except the hangover, and netting the club more than $450.

The return from 4,520 empties — domestic and imports alike — will go towards the funding of equipment and extra buses for the upcoming season.Continue...

Veterans Day

A wonderfully maintained and tightly laid-out Amherstview Golf and Country Club played host to the Queen’s University Golf Team’s annual qualifying tournament. Brisk winds and treacherous pin placements combined to set up extremely difficult scoring conditions for Wednesday’s play-downs. The less then ideal conditions coupled with the grueling thirty-six-hole Medal play format of the event put the emphasis on course management and forced players to combine skilled shot making with a high level of patience and discipline.Continue...

Athelete of the Week

Over the span of seventeen years Joanna Hackett, number 12 on the Queens Golden Gaels soccer team, has two national championships and three provincial championships under her belt.

She also has the distinct honour of playing on a variety of touring clubs, including the Nepean United Spirits and the semi-professional Ottawa Fury, just to name a few. With a history like Hackett’s then, it was no surprise to see all eyes upon her Saturday as she darted in and out of defenders on her way to scoring both goals in the Gaels season-opening 2-0 road win over the Carleton Ravens.Continue...

Rugby ravages Ravens

Consistently retaining the ball in contact, the Gaels stuck to their regimented objective of smacking the ball inside for the first phases, a precursor to sending the pill wide for the try. Setting up their inside crashes was the mob of savage forwards, and center Matt Hodgson, who froze the Raven wing line with an array of side steps and spin moves. Team captain Geoff Phelan was pleased with his team’s attitude and effort.Continue...

Gaels split series with Durham

As the warm summer day quickly turned into a chilly autumn evening, the Gaels baseball team ended the Durham Lords four game undefeated streak by topping them 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday night at McGaffin Field.Continue...

OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK

Canada usually finishes in the same company as Bulgaria, Kenya, or Hungary in the final medal tally at the summer Olympic Games, so our national team’s presence at the quadrennial celebration of sport is rarely more than a peripheral blip on the radar screen.Continue...

Lamport tourney preps Gael fielders

After a mediocre weekend, going 1-2-1 in the University of Toronto Invitational at Lamport stadium, the Gaels field hockey team is refined and ready for the regular season.

Friday’s turf wars produced two narrow losses, as the Gaels dropped both games by 1-0 scores to the Guelph Gryphons and the Marauders from McMaster. While McMaster’s defeat of the Gaels was a less than desirable effort by the squad, the Guelph fixture was an encouraging performance against a tough team.Continue...

Dartmouth drubbing sets up weekend sweep with win at McGill

Queen’s rugby never suspected that news of their assailing of both Dartmouth teams in a Friday exhibition would travel to Montreal so quickly.

After handing a pair of embarrassing losses to both New Hampshire Ivy League squads, the Gaels arrived at McGill’s pitch on noon Saturday in hopes of laying two more beatings on the Redmen outfits.Continue...

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...

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