Shelby Blackley

Shelby Blackley

Shelby Blackley is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Cord. Shelby has an obsession with green tea, owns too many writing notebooks and finds solace in a nice cold brew.

Articles by Shelby Blackley

Hockey captain honoured

Fiona Lester didn’t expect anything more after her year of glamour. With her second Ontario University Athletics’ (OUA) championship and being the recipient of Laurier’s Luke Fusco Academic Athletic Achievement Award this year, the last thing Lester believed would happen: to be named to the 2012 Capitol One Academic All-America College Division first team. “It was really exciting and surprising, actually,” […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Hockey ·
Graphic by Stephanie Truong

Intramurals expand

For the fifth year in a row, Wilfrid Laurier University’s intramural program has been named one of the best. The Canadian Intramural Recreational Association rewarded Laurier with the Outstanding Program Award for the fifth-straight year in mid May. The award comes just over a year after the Athletics Department decided last April to discontinue the volleyball program at the school.Last […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Sports ·
Expansion set for Athletic Complex

Expansion set for Athletic Complex

In a five million dollar project, the Fitness Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Athletic Complex will be expanding to nearly double its current size. Peter Baxter, director of athletics and recreation, finalized the plans in mid-April regarding an expansion to the current facility. “The first thing we’re doing is addressing the capacity issue,” Baxter said. “When you build it, people […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Sports ·
East West Bowl previews season

East West Bowl previews season

LONDON, Ont. — A senior season means a lot more hard work.And for Alex Anthony, Felix Odum and Isaac Dell, the hard work has already begun. “Senior season is a special season,” Laurier defensive back Odum said. “I’m just looking forward to the last year with the guys, making plays, and all that stuff.” Odum, fullback Dell and receiver Anthony […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Sports ·
Three Hawks join best of CIS

Three Hawks join best of CIS

LONDON — As part of the West all-stars of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football teams, the Laurier Golden Hawks star players did not disappoint. In the annual East West Bowl, organized by the Canadian University Football Coaches Association (CUFCA) and hosted by Western University, full back Isaac Dell, receiver Alex Anthony and defensive back Felix Odum represented Laurier in […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Football, Sports ·

Women’s curling wins fourth CIS title in five years

WELLAND, Ont.- It is said they are something of a dynasty. With the number of championships collected in the last three months, awards given to individual players, and the momentum that is behind the squad, it is no question that the Wilfrid Laurier University women’s curling team is one for the record books. Capturing their fourth Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Sports ·

From a team divided to a national dynasty

It wasn’t in the plan, and it wasn’t prefaced with countless interviews or polished hockey history. But when Rick Osborne stepped behind the Wilfrid Laurier University women’s hockey bench, it was evident that there was an immediate impact on an already burdened squad. “I had a job with guy’s hockey lined up; kind of an early retirement job and this […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Hockey, Sports ·

An uneven support base for women’s sport

It may not be a very dominant problem, but it certainly is consistent.     With the national championships for both the Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy women’s curling and women’s hockey teams within the next two weeks, it has come to my attention multiple times that there is a lack of credit given to the successful groups.   The Cord has been […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Sports ·

Mancino savours final moments with Hawks

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Christa Mancino looked up at the clock, holding back tears as time winded down Saturday afternoon on the Wilfrid Laurier University women’s basketball season. And evidently on her career as a Golden Hawk. As point guard, Felicia Mazerolle dribbled into the Brock Badgers’ zone, the final buzzer sounded on the Golden Hawks’ season with a 72-53 […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Basketball, Sports ·

Badgers first up for No. 1 Hawks

In their third-best ever season, the No.1 Wilfrid Laurier University women’s hockey team proved why they were a force to be reckoned with. With back-to-back wins against the Brock Badgers and Guelph Gryphons, the Golden Hawks closed out their season on the weekend, finishing with a near-perfect record of 25-0-1. Finishing on a 14-game winning streak, the Hawks clinched first-place […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Hockey ·