Sports in brief

Cross country teams finish 10th, 13th at OUA championship The men’s cross country team finished 10th as a team, posting 257 points, just two behind the University of Ottawa for ninth place. Adam Cornwall finished 26th overall in the individual standings, leading the way for the Hawks. For the women, the Hawks finished 13th overall as a team with 377 […]

Men's baseball captured their first-ever OUA championship against the Brock Badgers Sunday night in Guelph. (Photo courtesy of the OUA)

Men’s baseball wins first OUA championship in school history

GUELPH, Ont. — For the first time in school history, men’s baseball was able to hoist the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championship banner. In an impressive effort from all fronts, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks fought to a 5-3 victory over the first-seeded Brock Badgers Sunday night at Hastings Stadium. MLB draft pick Mitch Clarke would seal off a formidable […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Baseball ·
(Photo by Will Huang)

Baseball heads into final stretch

It was a cold, overcast day when the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s baseball team took to the field Saturday afternoon, hosting the second-place Guelph Gryphons as they kicked off their doubleheader. Both teams remained scoreless until the top of the second inning when Guelph was the first to strike. They followed up with a strong third inning to go […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Baseball ·
Men's baseball won both games of their doubleheader against McMaster, 9-0 and 13-3. (Photo by Andriana Vinnitchok)

Van Pelt leads Laurier to wins

It seemed like nothing could go wrong for Wilfrid Laurier pitcher Brett Van Pelt as the Golden Hawks kicked off Saturday’s doubleheader versus the McMaster Marauders on Homecoming weekend. Tallying up ten strikeouts and only allowing one hit on base through the entire game, Van Pelt improves his win streak to 3-0 and his ERA to 1.42. “I feel pretty […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Baseball ·
Erica Howard gives her acceptance speech at this year's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. (Photo by Heather Davidson)

Athletes inducted into Laurier Hall of Fame

It’s something Brian Devlin will never forget. Being part of the 2005 Vanier Cup football team for Wilfrid Laurier University is forever etched into his mind. Being the kicker that won the Vanier Cup for Laurier is there too. And by being inducted into Laurier’s Hall of Fame Friday night, he’s forever etched into Laurier’s history. “Sometimes I think back […]

Sports in brief

Women’s rugby blown out by Guelph The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s rugby team took a beating Saturday night as the No.1 nationally ranked Guelph Gryphons defeated the Hawks 110-0 at University Stadium. Guelph led 41-0 after the first half and would not let up, as they scored an additional 69 points in the second half, exploding the moment the […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Baseball, Hockey, More Sports, Soccer, Sports ·
Laurier swept their doubleheader against Queen's over the weekend. (Photo by Andriana Vinnitchok)

Baseball finds groove

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks used dominant pitching and stellar offensive prowess to capture two impressive victories in the double-header affair on Saturday against the Queen’s Gaels 7-0 and 8-1 respectively. In the first contest, Jordan Petruska showed once again why he is one of the deadliest pitchers in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) conference by throwing a complete game […]

by Brad Bowen· · Baseball ·
(File photo by Nick Lachance)

Baseball defeats Waterloo 5-0

The age-old dictum of ‘performance starts from the pitchers mound’ was evident against the crosstown rivals the Waterloo Warriors last Wednesday as the Golden Hawks rode strong pitching and a defensive performance to seal a well executed 5-0 win. Starting pitcher Jordan Petruska had wide shoulders on Wednesday, as he carried the team to an impressive victory. Petruska spun eight […]

by Brad Bowen· · Baseball ·
The baseball team will look to improve on their season last year, when they were suspended for four games for hazing. (File photo by Nick Lachance)

Hawks acquire MLB-drafted players

On the heels of a disappointing 2012 campaign that failed to meet expectations, the Wilfrid Laurier men’s baseball team is looking beyond their struggles and is eager to raise the bar higher this year. Head coach Scott Ballantyne believes that this year’s purple and gold squad has the potential to claw their way to their first Ontario University Athletics (OUA) […]

by Brad Bowen· · Baseball ·
The Hawks start their fall campaign this upcoming week. (Photos by Megan Cherniak, Heather Davidson and Jody Waardenburg; Photo manipulation by Kate Turner)

A guide to the Fall Hawks

Football: Considering the changes that the men’s football team has gone through, there is a lot that can be expected from the upcoming season. In the pocket will be quarterbacks Julien John and James Fracas, both with minimal experience and a lofty offence. However, with new head coach Michael Faulds as the offensive coordinator, there’s anticipation with the new no-huddle […]