Sports

DNA testing in sports?

The Chicago Bulls set an interesting sporting precedent this week when they demanded that one of their players submit to a DNA test before signing him to a contract. Eddy Curry, the 6’11” centre drafted out of high school to become the Chicago Bulls’ leading scorer, has been reduced to a test tube.Continue...

Gold for ultimate team

Last weekend the men’s ultimate frisbee team swept the Canadian Eastern University Ultimate Championships in Toronto, winning their third consecutive title.

The men’s team dominated the Canadian University Series last season, winning the National Championships. Their repeat as Eastern Canadian champions gives them a good shot at another national title.Continue...

Rugby runs for cure, raises $13,887

The men’s rugby team is winning everything they touch this year, and on Sunday they recorded what may be their greatest success of 2005. The 5-0 first team, as well as the second and third teams, won the “Friends and Family Team Challenge” award as the team that raised the most money in Kingston’s CIBC Run for the Cure. As a team, they raised $13,887.54 for breast cancer research—up from $10,300 last year.Continue...

Gaels golf finds sweet spot at home

Golf is not usually a game of domination, but the Queen’s golf team’s performance this season is providing an exception.

The men’s team added another victory to their strong season when they won their own invitational tournament Sunday at the difficult Loyalist Golf Club in Bath.Continue...

Baseball sliding home for playoffs

The Queen’s Golden Gaels men’s baseball team entered the first game of their doubleheader against the Durham Lords last Thursday fully aware that they were just beginning a baseball-packed few days. Despite playing five games in three days, Queen’s came out with a 4-1 record, ripping off four straight wins and showing the league that they could be a powerhouse in the playoffs.Continue...

Golf tees up pair of wins

Queen’s was represented by five players, with the top four scores from among them counting towards the tournament total. Standout rookie Patrick Forbes shot a 73, giving him the individual gold medal and Journal Athlete of the Week honours. Forbes had also won the Queen’s golf team qualifier two weeks earlier with scores of 73 and 71.Continue...

Journal Athletes of the Week

Jennifer Held, a fourth-year life sciences student and midfielder for the Gaels women’s lacrosse team, was not only instrumental on the field in the Gaels’ three victories at McGill last weekend, but was an integral part in getting the team ready to play the University of Toronto, Brock and McGill. Held is not only a former OUA Rookie of the Year and OUA MVP but also an assistant coach for the women’s lacrosse team.Continue...

Is the NHL euro-francophobic?

On Tuesday, Sean Avery boldly spoke his mind about Phoenix Coyote Denis Gauthier’s open-ice hit on L.A King forward Jeremy Roenick in a pre-season game. The hit gave Roenick the 11th concussion of his career. Thank you, Sean Avery—thank you for so eloquently addressing a problem that has marred our beloved sport ever since they let those strange-speaking, fancy-dressing, womanly guys from Quebec into our manly, proper-talking NHL.Continue...

Hockey hits the ice

Excitement is building in Jock Harty Arena as the 2005-06 men’s hockey team takes shape. The roster will be similar to the one that missed the playoffs last season having lost seven players to graduation, but will have some new additions and—perhaps most exciting of all—a new look behind the bench.Continue...

The hazing dilemma

Last week’s scandal involving the McGill Redmen football team has once again brought the controversial issue of sports initiations into the spotlight. As details and interviews surface, the issue will garner ever more scrutiny, and no doubt some observers will call for an end to all hazing rituals in university athletics.Continue...

The Gaels were unable to go toe to toe with the talented Gee-Gees on Saturday.

As a fitting tribute to former soccer Gael Greg Hulse, his teammates came up big on Sunday with a 4-1 win over the RMC Paladins, extending their unbeaten run to 3-0-1 to start the season. Just three minutes into the game, Jeremy Armstrong sent a left foot blast from outside the 18-yard box into the top right corner, giving the Gaels an early 1-0 lead. It was Armstrong’s first goal of this regular season, his first season back after a stint as the Gaels’ head coach last season.Continue...

Gaels fall flat in Homecoming game

The Golden Gaels football team was hoping to give the huge Homecoming crowd something to cheer about against Ottawa on Saturday, but came up well short.Continue...

Soccer teams give back at Danone camp

On Saturday the Golden Gaels men’s and women’s soccer teams took time out to invest in the future of their sport.

Both Gaels squads offered their expertise to kids from the Kingston area in an afternoon soccer camp and skills clinic.Continue...

Lacrosse racks up winning weekend

Both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams saw their first action this weekend, with strong results. The men’s squad defeated their McMaster counterparts, and the women’s side emerged from five short games with a 4-1 record.

Despite losing some important players from last year’s team, the men’s side dispatched McMaster by a score of 9-6.Continue...

Gaels rugby men roll over the Ravens

The men’s rugby team bagged their second OUA win of the season Saturday, defeating the Carleton Ravens 24-5. Playing to a packed crowd at Kingston Field, the Gaels surged to an early lead in the first half with four tries. However they were dogged by penalties, and were held to a stalemate by Carleton in the scoreless second half.Continue...

Women’s hockey shakes off cobwebs

With a convincing win against a Perth club team Sunday afternoon, the Queen’s women’s hockey team found their legs after a long summer off. The team, which has a noticeably different look from last season, had barely been acquainted before donning the tricolour to begin the exhibition portion of their season.Continue...

Field hockey undefeated in Toronto

Queen’s women’s field hockey team got off to an excellent start at the University of Toronto Invitational tournament over the weekend. In its first test of the season, the women’s team went undefeated in a tournament that pitted it against competitive squads from Toronto, Carleton and Waterloo.Continue...

The Journal Athletes of the Week

When the women’s soccer team kicked off their season in convincing fashion last weekend—tying defending OUA champions Western and trouncing Windsor 6-0—Eilish McConville, a three-year veteran, played a starring role, scoring a remarkable five goals.Continue...

Gaels soccer sweeps through the south

The Queen’s Golden Gaels men’s and women’s soccer teams began their respective seasons solidly last weekend. Each team took home four points from their Southwestern Ontario road trip to Western and Windsor.

The women’s soccer team began the weekend on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against the Western Mustangs. The two teams met in last year’s OUA final, which Western won.Continue...

Queen’s rower shines on world stage

For years, rower Morgan Jarvis’ goal was to sit in the stroke seat for the senior national team’s quad crew.

This summer, Jarvis, Art Sci ’05, found himself not only in that seat, but leading the crew to a bronze medal at the World Rowing Championships in Gifu, Japan.Continue...

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