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Empowering women through this Canadian pastime

Female athletes in axe throwing are on the rise. Axe throwing, like many other sports, is largely a male-dominated sport. However, many female athletes have come forth with success stories within the sport which has been growing in interest. In Kitchener, BATL axe throwing provides an opportunity for individuals to take part in the sport of throwing axes. For Jayme […]

by Safina Husein· · Sports ·
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Hawks’ playoff hopes diminish in the first round

It was a different story for the women’s basketball team on the other hand. One and done season has dawned upon us in the world of OUA women’s basketball and the Laurier Golden Hawks ran into a familiar foe once again: The Brock Badgers. Splitting the regular season series seemed to mean nothing this time around though as Brock took […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
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Tyson MacDonald represents Canada at World Para Swimming Series in Australia

Wilfrid Laurier University’s fourth-year men’s varsity swimmer, Tyson MacDonald, got the opportunity to represent Canada at the World Para Swimming Series which took place in Melbourne, Australia from Feb. 15 to 17. MacDonald competed at the 2019 OUA championships and then made his way to Melbourne as soon as possible since there was not much of a gap between the […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
Golden Hawks reach third OUA semi-final in 40 years

Golden Hawks reach third OUA semi-final in 40 years

The Wilfrid Laurier University men’s varsity basketball team took on the McMaster Marauders in the quarter finals of the 2019 OUA playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 23. The Hawks entered the playoffs as the number one seed in the OUA West and therefore they got to host the Marauders in Waterloo at the Athletic Complex. The number one seed meant that […]

by Pranav Desai· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Cord Picks: Best Sports Memories

Sadman Sakib Rahman ~ Creative Director ~ This is a story from Valentine’s Day in 2015. We had a tournament scheduled for Valentine’s Day. My girlfriend at the time didn’t mind that I would have to spend the whole day at the park playing with my friends because I promised to take her out to lunch. We had a big […]

by Cord Staff· · Sports ·
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Kelly Paton hopes to lead Hawks back to the playoffs in 2020

New coach, new regime, a team in progress. This is always a storyline that people follow in sports, especially when that new coach is from a winning background like coach Kelly Paton of the Laurier Golden Hawks’ women’s hockey team. Having come from leading the Western Mustangs the last two seasons, putting together a 39-19 record, regular season and playoffs […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
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Jasmine Raines continues to make history for the Golden Hawks

The Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawk swimming teams competed at the 2019 OUA Swimming Championships this past weekend. The championships began on Feb. 7 and ended on Feb. 9. It was a memorable tournament for two Hawks in particular: Jasmine Raines and Kenney Tam. Kenney Tam made history as he became the first Golden Hawk men’s swimmer to win a […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·