Sports

Red and White thin on blue line

A wise man once told me that teams do not win games without strong defence. Not only did this man coach a team of six-year old soccer dynamos to an undefeated season but he also delved into the foundation of team sports for all ages and skill levels.Continue...

Grad cap kept Carolina on his mind

Despite their best efforts, and some ugly purple headbands, the Toronto Raptors were forced into post-season extinction by Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers, who advanced to the NBA’s Eastern Conference Final.Continue...

World’s best collide at Queen’s

It was a Victoria Day Weekend homecoming for Canadian National Rugby team player Sean Fauth.Continue...

Sports Shorts

Just like they did their entire careers, Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield connected on their first swing, landing themselves in the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

It was the first time either player was eligible for induction, much to the chagrin of the other nominees, as the pair and former teammates with the Minnesota Twins, garnered the majority of votes—Winfield with 84.5 per cent of the ballots, and Puckett 82.1.Continue...

Setting up for playoff run

Trying to behave like the esteemed business professionals that they are, general managers around the hockey world are conveying, as the trade deadline approaches, an outward appearance that they are in complete control of their team’s fate, and their own nerves in negotiation.Continue...

Atheletes of the Week

The Gaels track and field team has started their season in top shape, with a national sixth-place ranking heading into the McGill Team Challenge this weekend.Continue...

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...

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