Sports

Men split weekend

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ men’s hockey team saw their record move to 10-4-1 over the weekend after a home loss to the Western Mustangs on Thursday and a road win over the Brock Badgers on Friday. The Hawks dominated against Western in the first and third periods – out-shooting them 10-5 and 18-5 in those frames, respectively – but […]

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Women’s basketball back in the win column

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ women’s basketball team managed to go into their holiday break on a high note over the weekend as they snapped their three-game losing streak with wins over the York Lions and the Laurentian Lady Vees. “We really came to play right from the start in both those games,” said head coach Paul Falco. “A lot […]

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Winning weekend for men’s basketball

Consistency is all Peter Campbell asks for, and that’s what the head coach of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ men’s basketball team got from his players on the weekend. The Hawks played their best basketball of the season as the team came away with two wins against the York Lions on Friday and the Laurentian Voyageurs on Saturday. But it […]

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Sports in brief: December 2, 2009

Dijk qualifies for national championship After an incredible performance at the invitation-only University Challenge Cup, Renee Dijk, a rookie on Laurier’s swim team qualified for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) finals. Dijk will join teammate Whitney Rich at the national championship, hosted by the University of Toronto on the weekend of Feb. 18. Three Hawks named All-Canadians Over the weekend, […]

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Three Hawks named All-Canadians

As part of the Vanier Cup festivities, the 2009 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) All-Canadian teams were announced, and Laurier’s Dillon Heap, Courtney Stephen and Giancarlo Rapanaro were among those recognized. Heap was named a first-team All-Canadian as a kick-returner after a season in which he led the entire nation in total yards with 2041. The third-year receiver set a CIS […]

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Behind the Hawk: Shoaib and Sohaib Ikram

Rookie cross-country standouts Sohaib and Shoaib Ikram have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in their short time as Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. This success is not unfamiliar to these identical twins as they have been dominating the sport since they were young. The brothers, who live in Waterloo and are originally from Pakistan, began running at the age of […]

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Women’s volleyball goes winless on weekend

Playing for the first time in two weeks after having a pair of matches postponed due to opposing teams coming down with H1N1, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ women’s volleyball team went 0-2 over the weekend, losing to the Guelph Gryphons and the McMaster Marauders. With the two defeats, the Hawks have now lost three matches in a row after […]

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Laurier celebrates pool re-opening

On Friday afternoon, the much-maligned Laurier pool held an opening ceremony, officially deeming it back in operation after being closed since early June for renovations. The pool’s future was a topic of great uncertainty last year, as it came close to being permanently shut down when it appeared as though there would be insufficient funds to make the necessary repairs. […]

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Men’s volleyball ends losing streak

Things didn’t look good for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ men’s volleyball team coming into their matches this weekend. Not only were they in the midst of a five-match losing streak, but they also had to take on the undefeated McMaster Marauders and another tough team in the Guelph Gryphons. But the Hawks were given a lift by the return […]

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Laurier athletes participate in blood drive

Members of Laurier’s men’s baseball, men’s football and men’s rugby teams, along with the women’s rugby and women’s lacrosse teams, were among the 122 donors at a two-day blood donor clinic this weekend in memory of Gavin “Superhero” Shaw. The five-year-old passed away Nov. 13, 2009 after a hard-fought battle with two extremely rare types of cancer – Langerhans Cell […]

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