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Rookies lead the way in opening event

In their first event of the year, the Nordic ski team had several top-ten performances in both individual and team races at a competition hosted by the Highland Nordic Cross-Country and Skiing club in Collingwood last weekend.Continue...

Athletes of the Week

Katie MacKay was at the forefront of a strong showing by the Queen’s track and field team at the University of Toronto Classic last weekend. MacKay, a fourth-year PhysEd student, won both the shot put and the weight throw for a double gold meet. She had a throw of 11.34 metres in the shot put and
a 12-metre throw in the weight, an event similar to the hammer in outdoor competition.Continue...

Men’s basketball demands respect

It’s a wonder the men’s basketball team doesn’t have an inferiority complex. Between years of disparaging comments about their dysfunctional offence and mediocre showings, and their failure to ever crack the national top ten, no one would blame them for getting down on themselves.Continue...

Squash scores final spot

The women’s squash team returned from their tournament at the University of Toronto in possession of the fourth and final playoff spot for the upcoming provincial championships.

In two days of play, the Gaels narrowly split their games, winning seven and losing five. The Gaels opened the tournament losing five of their first six matches against Western.Continue...

Two golds for synchro team

The Queen’s synchronized swimming team brought home two gold medals from their second meet of the season in Toronto last weekend. The team entered three teams, three duets and a novice solo routine in the competition.Continue...

Volleyball braces for Mustangs

The women’s volleyball team accomplished a straightforward win in a roundabout way, using every player dressed in a three-set victory over the Royal Military College Paladins last Friday. But they couldn’t carry the momentum into Saturday’s game against the Ottawa Gee-Gees, losing in straight sets.Continue...

Men’s hockey hangs on

The men’s hockey team split their weekend away in Toronto with a convincing 7-2 victory over Ryerson on Friday before falling 3-0 at the University of Toronto the following night. The two points earned on Friday puts Queen’s one point ahead of archrival Royal Military College. There are four
teams who remain in contention for the final three playoff spots in the East Division.Continue...

Women’s basketball wins despite defensive difficulties

The women’s basketball team remains in sole possession of second place after two wins in Ottawa this weekend. The Gaels defeated the Ottawa Gee-Gees 50-45 on Friday and the Carleton Ravens 68-54 on Saturday. The Gaels are just two points ahead of third-place Laurentian.Continue...

Volleyball masters Marauders

For most starting athletes, being pulled off the court mid-set is cause for distress. For volleyball player Jeff DeMeza, it was just what he needed. Up against the Marauders on Friday, DeMeza, who sits seventh in the province in points per game, began the match with more errors than points, and head coach Brenda Willis decided he needed a break.Continue...

Hockey rallies against Gryphons

On Saturday, the women’s hockey team scored three unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the Guelph Gryphons 4-2 on the road. Head coach Harold Parsons said the team played one of their best third periods of the season.Continue...

A Capital win, a Capital loss

Without their leading scorer, the men’s basketball team lost to the Carleton Ravens 77-60. A day before, Mitch Leger score a last-second, game-winning basket to beat the seventh-ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees. Leger was hospitalized on Saturday, before the game against Carleton, complaining of abdominal pain. Head coach Rob Smart said the team consulted trainers, who were concerned Leger might have
appendicitis, before sending him to hospital.Continue...

Sports in Brief

Last weekend, Kurtis Nishiyama received the Extraordinary Guts Award from the track and field team for his performance at the St. Lawrence University meet in Canton, N.Y.

Nishiyama normally competes in the high jump, but he volunteered to run in the 4 x 400-metre relay event after one of the runners dropped out.Continue...

Stellar weekend for the sabres

Last weekend, the men’s and women’s fencing teams participated in the Carleton Invitational tournament in Ottawa. Sabre, which features a short, light sword, was a strong event for both the men’s and women’s teams.Continue...

Gaels to host world-class meet

Queen’s will be hosting the 2010 World University Cross-Country Championships on their home turf
at Fort Henry Hill.

Joe Morisette, a representative of Canadian Interuniversity Sport, went to Italy last week to present
Kingston’s bid to the International University Sport Federation (FISU) board of governors. Kingston is the only Canadian city to have put in a bid for any 2010 FISU event.Continue...

Figure Skating spins to second place

After a second place finish at the Waterloo Invitational last weekend, the Queen’s figure skating team is preparing to defend their crown at the University of Toronto in just less than a month. The Gaels will return to Toronto as three-time defending provincial champions.

Queen’s performance at the Waterloo Invitational was a notable improvement from their finish at the Queen’s Invitational in November.Continue...

Student-coaches steer their peers

The pre-competition routine for most athletes is pretty basic. Check your equipment; pack some spare
socks and maybe a snack. For a student-athlete, that plan might include bringing along a textbook to read on the bus ride home.Continue...

Janice Deakin to be inducted into Kingston Sports Hall of Fame

On Jan. 9, the city of Kingston announced that Dr. Janice Deakin, dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research, will be inducted into the Kingston and District Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place May 4 at the Ambassador Hotel.Continue...

Volleyball confident despite two losses

The women’s volleyball team had what appeared to be a rollercoaster of a week, losing two of three games in a four-day homestand. But head coach Chris Galbraith was satisfied with his team’s performance.Continue...

Basketball can’t break away from tall team

The Queen’s women’s basketball team missed an opportunity to secure second place in their division after losing the second of a two-game road trip last weekend in Toronto. On Friday, Queen’s defeated
the lowly Ryerson Rams 73-58, then lost the following day 59-73 to Toronto.Continue...

Women’s hockey clings to second place

The Queen’s women’s hockey team salvaged their weekend with a 4-2 win over the last-place Windsor
Lancers on Sunday. After being upset by the Lancers on Saturday 4-3, the Gaels bounced back to split the two-game home stand. With the win, Queen’s takes sole possession of second place in their division, only one point ahead of third-place Guelph.Continue...

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