Sports Archive

  • 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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  • BY SEAN MALINOWSKI Just in time for winter, a unique indoor recreational option is being offered, and it is located practically in Doon campus’s backyard. The GSM (Game/Set/Match) Tennis Club opened its new indoor facility in the CORE Lifestyle and Recreation Complex, located at 407 New Dundee Rd., a block away from the student residence. The state-of-the-art facility has three regulation-sized tennis courts, with an ergonomic playing surface designed by orthotic experts, and specialized player-friendly...

    Tennis club serves area

    BY SEAN MALINOWSKI Just in time for winter, a unique indoor recreational option is being offered, and it is located practically in Doon campus’s backyard. The GSM (Game/Set/Match) Tennis Club opened its new indoor facility in the CORE Lifestyle and Recreation Complex, located at 407 New Dundee Rd., a block away from the student residence. The state-of-the-art facility has three regulation-sized tennis courts, with an ergonomic playing surface designed by orthotic experts, and specialized player-friendly...

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  • BY GARRETT BURCHETT As the Conestoga Condor’s varsity women’s rugby team warmed up for their game against Sheridan College on Oct. 13, they noticed something wrong. Sheridan hadn’t shown up yet. The Bruins had gotten lost on the way to Bill Struck Field in Cambridge. They arrived just after the 5 p.m. start time. After being given time to warm up, the game got underway after only a slight delay. However, that delay seemed to...

    Condors storm back in women’s rugby

    BY GARRETT BURCHETT As the Conestoga Condor’s varsity women’s rugby team warmed up for their game against Sheridan College on Oct. 13, they noticed something wrong. Sheridan hadn’t shown up yet. The Bruins had gotten lost on the way to Bill Struck Field in Cambridge. They arrived just after the 5 p.m. start time. After being given time to warm up, the game got underway after only a slight delay. However, that delay seemed to...

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  • By GARRET BURCHETT The Conestoga Condor’s women’s softball team made school history this weekend, participating in this year’s Canadian Collegiate Softball Association (CCSA) National Championships at Durham College for the first time. The event features only eight teams out of more than 25 universities and college teams across Canada, with the teams being chosen based on the previous year’s play. Conestoga earned a spot thanks to their second place finish at last year’s Ontario College...

    Condor women’s softball team makes Conestoga history

    By GARRET BURCHETT The Conestoga Condor’s women’s softball team made school history this weekend, participating in this year’s Canadian Collegiate Softball Association (CCSA) National Championships at Durham College for the first time. The event features only eight teams out of more than 25 universities and college teams across Canada, with the teams being chosen based on the previous year’s play. Conestoga earned a spot thanks to their second place finish at last year’s Ontario College...

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  • BY MIKE STROMME On a cold, wet and rainy Thursday night, Conestoga College’s rec centre played host to a slice of Canadiana as ball hockey enthusiasts gathered for a second week of the school’s intramural ball hockey league. Two nets and a collection of benches turned on their sides served as a make-shift arena for the Thursday night triple-header of ball hockey. The spirited and competitive games were all in the name of fun. The...

    Conestoga intramural ball hockey teams face off

    BY MIKE STROMME On a cold, wet and rainy Thursday night, Conestoga College’s rec centre played host to a slice of Canadiana as ball hockey enthusiasts gathered for a second week of the school’s intramural ball hockey league. Two nets and a collection of benches turned on their sides served as a make-shift arena for the Thursday night triple-header of ball hockey. The spirited and competitive games were all in the name of fun. The...

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  • BY ETHAN KOMPF The cold, overcast fall day matched the spirits of Conestoga’s men’s outdoor soccer team on Oct. 9, after a close 1-0 loss to the Lambton Lions. The first half began uneventfully, with play taking place equally in both teams’ ends. With seconds left in the half, Lambton’s Richael O’Neill launched a header which nearly went in. The second half saw the Condors’ play improve. Most of the play took place in Lambton’s...

    Soccer team frustrated by season

    BY ETHAN KOMPF The cold, overcast fall day matched the spirits of Conestoga’s men’s outdoor soccer team on Oct. 9, after a close 1-0 loss to the Lambton Lions. The first half began uneventfully, with play taking place equally in both teams’ ends. With seconds left in the half, Lambton’s Richael O’Neill launched a header which nearly went in. The second half saw the Condors’ play improve. Most of the play took place in Lambton’s...

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