Sports

Cross country strong at home

On Saturday the men’s and women’s cross-country teams hosted the Queen’s Invitational, matching their talent against some of the best runners in the province at Fort Henry Hill. “The event went really well,” said head coach Shane Lakins. “We had lots of spectators, because it’s a spectator-friendly course—you can see 80 per cent of the race from the sidelines.”Continue...

Women’s rugby perfect for playoffs

A perfect 6-0 season and the guarantee of a quarterfinal match on home turf were on the line for the women’s rugby team Saturday against the Laurier Golden Hawks. Nothing was going to come between them and victory. And indeed nothing did.Continue...

Journal Athletes of the Week

Last weekend the women’s rugby team was thankful for Kelly Lagace.

On a rainy and bitter cold Thanksgiving Friday, Lagace scored two tries and guided the Gaels to a 25-14 victory over the York Lions. With the victory the Gaels improved to 5-0 on the season, with just one match remaining before the playoffs begin.Continue...

Football out-battles the Warriors

Gaels football got their long-awaited second win of the season Saturday against the Waterloo Warriors and kept their playoff aspirations alive.

The team managed a gritty 26-18 win in Waterloo and improved on several of the problems that have been handicapping the team thus far.Continue...

Bodychecking in women’s hockey?

It’s a terrible thing, really.

A forward cuts through the offensive zone with dashing speed, dangling the puck ahead of her in Crosby-like fashion. The defender nervously glides backwards as her executioner toys with her fate. She attempts to kindly direct the opposing player away from the net—no contact—just persuasion.Continue...

Lords too much for baseball Gaels

Queen’s baseball entered their first playoff weekend on a high note, winning four straight games the previous weekend and hoping to continue the winning trend in the playoffs. The Gaels knew, however, that they were in for a tough battle against the Durham Lords, as they had split their last doubleheader with the Lords.Continue...

Soccer nets wins, tie

The Golden Gaels men’s and women’s soccer teams continued their winning ways this past weekend, going unbeaten in games against the Trent Excalibur and the Ottawa Gee-Gees.Continue...

Journal Athletes of the Week

Dani Delaloye is the third Queen’s athlete since the beginning of September to be named OUA Athlete of the Week. The first-year varsity swimmer was spectacular at the team’s first meet of the season last weekend in Peterborough, bringing home three gold medals.Continue...

Big ‘Mac’ attack tops Gaels

Last weekend’s game captured in 60 minutes what the Golden Gaels’ football season has been like this year: so close, but so far. Mental errors in the third quarter were the deciding factor in the 43-24 loss to the McMaster Marauders.Continue...

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...

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