Sports Archive

  • By MELODIE LARIVIERE In Canada hockey is one of the most talked about sports. Jenni Bauer can talk about it with the best of them. And thanks to her knowledge the rec centre’s facility co-ordinator was selected as one of Team Ontario’s coaches for Hockey Canada’s Under-18 National Championships. Bauer has been involved with sports since she was four years old. She participated in multiple sports including hockey, power skating, baseball, soccer and lacrosse. While...

    Condor to Team Ontario

    By MELODIE LARIVIERE In Canada hockey is one of the most talked about sports. Jenni Bauer can talk about it with the best of them. And thanks to her knowledge the rec centre’s facility co-ordinator was selected as one of Team Ontario’s coaches for Hockey Canada’s Under-18 National Championships. Bauer has been involved with sports since she was four years old. She participated in multiple sports including hockey, power skating, baseball, soccer and lacrosse. While...

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  • By Melodie Lariviere The new and improved rec centre is up and running, and so is the college’s extramural basketball team. The team will officially be part of the Ontario College Athlete Association (OCAA) next year, after a 25-year absence. “We’re trying to grow the team to a place where we’re competitive in the OCAA. This is our first year operating as an exhibition team because the team hasn’t existed for 25 year so the...

    Basketball resurrected

    By Melodie Lariviere The new and improved rec centre is up and running, and so is the college’s extramural basketball team. The team will officially be part of the Ontario College Athlete Association (OCAA) next year, after a 25-year absence. “We’re trying to grow the team to a place where we’re competitive in the OCAA. This is our first year operating as an exhibition team because the team hasn’t existed for 25 year so the...

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  • BY MELODIE LARIVIERE The Condors had their second women’s volleyball match of the season on the new rec centre’s courts, against the Georgian College Grizzlies on Oct. 12. Brad McClure, head coach, said this is a rebuilding year, with nine new players on the roster as well as one player who is returning after taking a break. The team’s volleyball skills were plain to see, but they just couldn’t win a set. Each match is...

    Condors clawed by Grizzlies

    BY MELODIE LARIVIERE The Condors had their second women’s volleyball match of the season on the new rec centre’s courts, against the Georgian College Grizzlies on Oct. 12. Brad McClure, head coach, said this is a rebuilding year, with nine new players on the roster as well as one player who is returning after taking a break. The team’s volleyball skills were plain to see, but they just couldn’t win a set. Each match is...

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  • BY ANDREW BENNEY The school year is now well underway, and so are all of Conestoga’s intramural sports leagues. Most sports are taking place in the newly renovated recreation centre, with the exception of hockey which is played at the Activa sportsplex on Lennox Lewis Way in Kitchener. With eight sports to choose from, students looking to get some extra exercise this semester certainly had some choices on how to go about doing that. Mondays...

    It’s time to sign up for winter intramurals

    BY ANDREW BENNEY The school year is now well underway, and so are all of Conestoga’s intramural sports leagues. Most sports are taking place in the newly renovated recreation centre, with the exception of hockey which is played at the Activa sportsplex on Lennox Lewis Way in Kitchener. With eight sports to choose from, students looking to get some extra exercise this semester certainly had some choices on how to go about doing that. Mondays...

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  • BY RILEY LINSEMAN Cool music, good food and flying balls. Sounds like Friday night softball. Last year, as students may remember, Conestoga’s women’s softball team made it to the Canadian Collegiate Softball Association (CCSA) National Championships for the first time. As a quick refresher, the CCSA championships only accept eight out of over 25 university and college teams across Canada. The women’s team earned a spot after finishing second in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association...

    Softball team’s season a hit and miss

    BY RILEY LINSEMAN Cool music, good food and flying balls. Sounds like Friday night softball. Last year, as students may remember, Conestoga’s women’s softball team made it to the Canadian Collegiate Softball Association (CCSA) National Championships for the first time. As a quick refresher, the CCSA championships only accept eight out of over 25 university and college teams across Canada. The women’s team earned a spot after finishing second in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association...

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  • By GARRETT BURCHETT

    Dodgeball for a cause

    By GARRETT BURCHETT

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  • By TAYLOR SCHWEITZER He stood at the plate, wiped the sweat from his brow and moved his bat up to his shoulder. In seconds, he saw his dreams come true. Nick Zarzycki, 19, from Kitchener, has had a passion for baseball from a young age. He started playing T-ball at about the age of four. This led to a scholarship for baseball in 2014 at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind. Zarzycki...

    A baseball dream come true

    By TAYLOR SCHWEITZER He stood at the plate, wiped the sweat from his brow and moved his bat up to his shoulder. In seconds, he saw his dreams come true. Nick Zarzycki, 19, from Kitchener, has had a passion for baseball from a young age. He started playing T-ball at about the age of four. This led to a scholarship for baseball in 2014 at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind. Zarzycki...

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  • BY ETHAN KOMPF Conestoga College’s indoor soccer teams got off to a strong start on Jan. 22. Both the men’s and women’s teams competed in a tournament at the CORE lifestyle and fitness complex in Kitchener and fared well. The men’s team won their first three games without having a goal scored on them, but lost in the finals, taking second in the tournament. The women’s team won their first two games without a goal...

    Impressive start for indoor soccer

    BY ETHAN KOMPF Conestoga College’s indoor soccer teams got off to a strong start on Jan. 22. Both the men’s and women’s teams competed in a tournament at the CORE lifestyle and fitness complex in Kitchener and fared well. The men’s team won their first three games without having a goal scored on them, but lost in the finals, taking second in the tournament. The women’s team won their first two games without a goal...

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  • BY CHRIS HUSSEY It was a Friday night when Mike Cicchine’s heart stopped. The 64-year-old was playing a recreational hockey game with his friends in New Hamburg at the community centre on April 17 last year. It seemed like just another game, until he went into cardiac arrest. He awoke the following Sunday and learned what had transpired in the moments after the incident. One of the players from the opposing team, Wes Cressman, ran...

    ‘Miracle Mike’ promotes Hockey for Heart

    BY CHRIS HUSSEY It was a Friday night when Mike Cicchine’s heart stopped. The 64-year-old was playing a recreational hockey game with his friends in New Hamburg at the community centre on April 17 last year. It seemed like just another game, until he went into cardiac arrest. He awoke the following Sunday and learned what had transpired in the moments after the incident. One of the players from the opposing team, Wes Cressman, ran...

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  • BY ETHAN KOMPF Conestoga’s varsity men’s volleyball team suffered a disappointing loss to Redeemer University College on Jan. 12, putting an end to a three-game winning streak and leaving their record at three wins and eight losses this season. The Condors didn’t have a win until Nov. 21, but carried that to a three-game streak between Nov. 21 and Nov. 29. The team credited those wins to scheduling and stronger group cohesion. “To start the...

    Men’s volleyball winning streak comes to an end

    BY ETHAN KOMPF Conestoga’s varsity men’s volleyball team suffered a disappointing loss to Redeemer University College on Jan. 12, putting an end to a three-game winning streak and leaving their record at three wins and eight losses this season. The Condors didn’t have a win until Nov. 21, but carried that to a three-game streak between Nov. 21 and Nov. 29. The team credited those wins to scheduling and stronger group cohesion. “To start the...

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