Sports Archive

  • 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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  • 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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