Sports Archive: 2005

The Journal Athletes of the Week

Jan Stirling made a statement in her first CIS competition last weekend, winning three gold medals.

The first-year engineering student from Wolfville, N.S. ran exceptional times in the 300 metres, the 4x200-metre relay, and the 4x400-metre relay at the team’s first meet at McGill. In the 300 metres, Stirling ran the fourth-fastest time, and the three people still ahead of her are all hall of fame inductees.Continue...

‘The extraordinary in the commonplace’

Renaissance man Dave Bidini is at it again. The author of the critically acclaimed and widely popular Tropic of Hockey returns to write about the game closest to his heart. His latest offering is a book about the triumphs and heartaches of the everyday rec-league hockey player. Yep, Bidini’s singing this one out to the scrubs.Continue...

The future of athletic enhancement

Imagine a performance-enhancing technology whereby a single injection of a modified virus that could not only alter your genes to make you jump higher or run faster, but would also be virtually undetectable.Continue...

B.J. Ryan: brilliant move, or bust?

The Blue Jays may have made a huge mistake in signing lefty closer B.J. Ryan to a five-year, $47- million contract.

With an excess of cash to spend over the next two years, Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi wanted to send the message that the Toronto franchise was ready to step up financially and challenge the Yankees and the Red Sox for supremacy in the AL East.

However, Ryan isn’t that message.Continue...

B-ball battles Ottawa

Last weekend, the Gaels shut up all the talk of inconsistency that has surrounded their team so far this season. Indeed, it was broom and dustpan time in Bartlett Gym as the Queen’s women’s basketball team swept games against Carleton and Ottawa.

And don’t let the men’s two weekend losses fool you. The slightly darker cloud that hangs over a team that fell to two of the nation’s top five basketball programs offers more silver lining than a NASA seamstress.Continue...

Gaels golden at Invitational

The Queen’s figure skating team opened their season with a bang, dominating the competition at last Friday’s Queen’s Invitational en route to a 13-point victory over the second-place team from McGill.Continue...

Squash edged by U of T at McGill

The women’s squash team opened their season last weekend at the Eastern Sectionals hosted by McGill University. Last season the Gaels brought home an OUA silver medal, and this year they are hoping to find similar success.Continue...

Journal Athletes of the Week

Claire Meadows led the Golden Gaels to victory over the Windsor Lancers last Saturday, helping improve the team’s record to 3-2 on the season.

Meadows, the team’s captain, guided the Gaels with a double-double against the Lancers, scoring 17 points and adding 14 rebounds—a notable feat for a shooting guard. She also added four steals and two assists in the victory.Continue...

More mixed results for basketball

We’re two weeks into the men’s and women’s season and consistency continues to be the face on the back of the Queen’s basketball milk carton. The Gaels hit the 401 West last weekend, with each squad splitting its respective road games against Western and Windsor.Continue...

Internet gambling: virtue or vice?

There’s a storm brewing in the gambling world that could make the poker craze look like a blip on the Internet radar.

Internet sports gambling has seen a significant peak in interest in the past year, aided by an increase in the number of betting sites based off-shore, as well as high-profile movies like Two for the Money . An industry that was previously based primarily in Las Vegas and the “offices” of local shady characters has now gone mainstream, with the advent of credit-based Internet sports books allowing gamblers to bet just like at a Vegas sports book.Continue...

Winning out West

The men’s volleyball team strengthened their hold on second place this past weekend with wins over Western and Windsor, improving their record to 7-2 on the season. The team used the week prior to Saturday’s match to solidify their game plan, knowing that the Mustangs posed a significant threat.Continue...

Hockey finds scoring

Entering the weekend series on the road against the Windsor Lancers, Queen’s looked to step it up and begin performing to their potential. However they knew they were up against a tough opponent and needed to fire on all cylinders if they hoped to collect some wins over the weekend.Continue...

Journal Athletes of the Week

This week’s male Athlete of the Week didn’t have to suit up in his pads to earn the Journal’ s nod. All Danny Brannagan had to do was drive to Toronto, put on a shirt and tie and accept the Norm Marshall trophy as the OUA’s top rookie.Continue...

Gaels shoot blanks in Kill McGill

Golden Gaels men’s hockey knows well that you don’t win many hockey games when you don’t score.

The team’s offensive futility continued this weekend when the Gaels managed just one goal in a pair of weekend games. The team has netted just 18 goals in 9 games this season. On Friday, Queen’s laced up their skates for the first of two battles against McGill, continuing the historic Kill McGill rivalry.Continue...

Hockey undefeated in eight games

You know things are going well for your team when even your fiercest rival goes home without a point.

The Golden Gaels women’s hockey team extended their unbeaten streak this past weekend with a pair of victories over the U of T Varsity Blues. The streak is now at eight games following 2-1 and 4-3 wins on Saturday and Sunday respectively.Continue...

The best sports movies ... ever

There is only one place to start with this topic: Slapshot . This 1970s cult favourite has one of the most memorable casts of characters in all of film, and it goes well beyond the famous Hanson brothers.Continue...

Solid show at CIS

The Queen’s cross country team wrapped up their season with a strong performance at the CIS championships Nov. 11 to 13 at Dalhousie University. Racing on a course along the shore in cool and clear running conditions, the men’s team earned a sixth-place standing while the women placed 12th in fields of 15 and 18 teams respectively.Continue...

Basketball kicks off

Both the Queen’s men’s and women’s basketball teams were first-round playoff favourites, playing host to the U of T and York underdogs, respectively.Continue...

Journal Athletes of the Week

Amanda Digel came very close to not even playing volleyball this year. Still, the fourth-year nursing student returned to the court and helped Queen’s split their weekend games against Brock and Ottawa. In the 3-1 victory over Brock, Digel had 16 kills.Continue...

Strong homestand for volleyball

Volleyball put on a good show this weekend with both the men’s and women’s teams victorious in regular season OUA play.

With their defeat of the Waterloo Warriors, the men claimed their third straight win of the season, improving their record to 4-1. Saturday’s match against Waterloo capped off a good weekend for the men, who had already come out on top after a hard-fought five-setter against Laurier on Friday.Continue...

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