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Golden Hawks basketball player Ali Sow breaks single season scoring record

There are 39 seconds left. Ali Sow is bringing the ball up for Laurier. Windsor is clinging onto an 84-82 lead after Lancers guard Chris Poloniato got blocked at the rim by Kemel Archer. Sow goes to the right wing, he gets a switch of defenders after a Kemel Archer screen.  Poloniato creeps towards Sow from the left wing, leaving […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
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Former Hawk Kwaku Boateng signs massive extension with Edmonton Eskimos

Ranked as the number one national free agent by the Canadian Football League (CFL) as their free agency opening approaches on Tuesday, Feb. 12, Laurier alumni Kwaku Boateng received a contract extension by his current team, the Edmonton Eskimos, on Friday, Feb. 1. Boateng was given a contract extension through 2020 with a $50,000 signing bonus as well as $175,000 […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Sports ·
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First-year runner Devon Mundy competing with autoimmune disease

Devon Mundy, second-year environmental and geomatics student at Wilfrid Laurier University  and middle-distance runner, has faced one of the biggest challenges in his career so far on and off the track: living with an autoimmune disease. As a competitive runner in high school, Mundy experienced health issues early on in his adolescence when he was 14-years old. Originally diagnosed with […]

by Emily Waitson· · Sports ·
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Former Golden Hawks start 2019 on fire

Wilfrid Laurier University is known to be one of the top sports schools in Canada, and with good reason. Laurier varsity teams are always competitive and Golden Hawk athletes continue to make headlines even after graduation. So far, 2019 has been no different for former Laurier athletes. Liz Knox, one of the greatest hockey players in Golden Hawk history, captained […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Women’s basketball team win School Day Game as they look to make a playoff push

It’s usually an exciting a time where the atmosphere is guaranteed to be pushed to a new level. The School Day Game, where around 1000 kids from different local schools come out to see the basketball teams play. The Wilfrid Laurier University women’s varsity basketball team did not fail to impress the youth as they gave an exciting 78-69 win […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
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Men’s hockey head coach Greg Puhalski honoured in Toledo Hall of Fame

Some play to win, and some play for the legacy and their name being etched into history forever. Then there are those who manage to be able to do both — those people are held to another level of respect and recognition. Enter Greg Puhalski, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s hockey coach who was recently inducted into the Toledo […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
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Curling teams stands out at Brock Invitational

The Wilfrid Laurier University varsity curling teams started 2019 with a bang this past weekend in St. Catharines as the Hawks competed at the Brock Invitational. Both the women’s and men’s teams put up an impressive display in their first competition since November, as the men’s team finished the Invitational with a record of 3-1-1 while the women went 4-1. […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Golden Hawks stay hot as they sweep 2-game set versus Algoma

When it comes to being one of the better teams in a league, blowouts against weaker teams are not always guaranteed. For the Laurier Golden Hawks, now sitting at 11-5 and second in the OUA West, they understand this. There are games like the one against Toronto and then there are games like the one against Nipissing that was a […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Adam Vincent will represent Canada at Junior Curling Championships

There is a first time for everything and sometimes, that first time comes from a vision or something you witness that you know you would like to be a part of and you just need to work towards. As the saying goes: trust the process, your time is coming. “This is my first time playing at a national event. I […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·