Sports

Baseball Hawks win four in a row

After splitting a double-header with the Brock Badgers last week, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s baseball team had their home opener on Saturday and defeated last year’s provincial champions the McMaster Marauders in a double header at Bechtel Park. The pair of wins put Laurier ahead of the Brock Badgers for the top spot in the OUA, pushing the […]

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Hawk to represent Canada

With his win in Volleyball Canada’s under-21 national beach volleyball selection tournament, second-year Sam Schachter, who plays on the men’s volleyball team, is the latest name to be added to the growing list of Hawks who have recently donned the red and white. Schachter and teammate Steve Marshall of Trinity Western University will travel to Blackpool, England in late September […]

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Honouring a fallen teammate

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ men’s rugby team started a new tradition in their season opener against the Waterloo Warriors last Thursday. The team held a moment of silence and wore black memorial arm bands, paying tribute to their deceased teammate, Dave LaForest. LaForest passed away in the fire that occurred in Waterloo College Hall residence last April, his memory […]

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Mustangs trample Hawks

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team posted their first loss of the season in a rather embarrassing fashion on Saturday afternoon. The Hawks traveled to London and fell 30-7 to the perennially hated Western Mustangs. In a game that was meant to be a showcase of the two most complete teams in the province, the Hawks’ offence simply […]

by Cord Import· · Football, Sports ·

Athletic complex cuts hours

Due to the university’s current financial situation, Laurier’s athletic department has instituted a number of budget cuts this year. Most recently the hours of operation in the Athletic Complex have been reduced. On several days during the week, the AC will be opening later and closing earlier than in previous years in order to reduce operation costs “This was an […]

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Football games now $5

The notion that football is Wilfrid Laurier University’s most popular sport is one that has remained true, stretching back to even beyond the 1991 Vanier Cup Championship. With this summer’s budget cuts, it should come as no surprise that Laurier Athletics has joined the majority of Canadian universities in charging their students to attend regular season football games. “There were […]

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Hawks crush Blues in season opener

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks football team opened their season with a 36-0 victory over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Labour Day Monday. Fourth-year running back, Mike Montoya led the way for the Hawks, running over the Blues’ defence all night, on his way to 160 yards and three touchdowns. “If you run with your heart and run […]

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Football season officially open

96 eager football players have taken over the University Stadium field for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks two-week training camp, which kicked off on Aug. 23. With 36 freshmen and more than a handful of top-notch veterans on this year’s roster, manager of football operations and head coach Gary Jeffries is looking forward to a promising season. “I think we […]

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Funding cuts affect athletes

The Wilfrid Laurier University athletics department is facing some changes this year as they are forced to navigate through 2009-10 with a significantly smaller operating budget, following $380,000 (roughly 16 per cent) funding cuts. Eight varsity teams now face the challenge of finding their own financial support and working together to continue their season. “What we lost this year was […]

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While you were out…

Cheerleaders win gold Team Canada took home the gold at late April’s World Cheerleading Championship and Laurier cheerleading was strongly represented. Erin Dobson, Jon Cameron, Sarah Dybka and Lauren Ball, all former Golden Hawk cheerleaders, played a vital role in Canada’s win at the inaugural tournament. Over 40 nations competed in the championship and Team Canada came out on top […]

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