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Hockey: Martlets drop second straight to Carabins

The McGill Martlets and losing are rarely associated with one another. In his 14 years at the helm, Head Coach Peter Smith has built a formidable dynasty. The process has been consistent throughout; hard practices result in blowouts that lead to RSEQ championships, which are the stepping stone to medals at the CIS national championships.… Keep Reading

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Basketball: Buoyed by Charest’s return, Martlets sweep Citadins

With a mere two weeks remaining before the RSEQ playoffs, the McGill Martlets (10-2)  squeezed by the UQAM Citadins (7-5) in a 62-56 statement win Thursday evening at Love Competition Hall. The victory—the Martlets’ ninth of the season—saw the return of starting point-guard Francoise Charest, who had missed two weeks due to a lower-body injury.… Keep Reading

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Sports briefs – Feb. 11

Martlet Hockey For 43 consecutive games against RSEQ opponents, the CIS no. 1 ranked Martlet ice hockey team emerged victorious. Many of those wins have been blowouts, but on Friday the tables were turned as their streak was snapped by the no. 2 ranked Montreal Carabins in a 5-1 loss. Like most other Martlet games,… Keep Reading

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The Bibeau years

She catches the ball in her shooting pocket, both feet already squared towards the basket. In one smooth motion she elevates off the ground, the ball released before her defender can close the space between them. The only thing more pleasing than the textbook follow-through is the splash of the net as the basketball drops… Keep Reading

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Volleyball: McGill eliminated at hands of Vert-et-Or

The goal for the McGill Martlets was straightforward heading into their matchup against the powerhouse no. 3 ranked Montreal Carabins: win the three sets needed to see themselves through to the post-season. Unfortunately, McGill’s Senior Night was not to be the magical send-off for seniors Marie-Christine Lapointe, Daphnée-Maude André-Morin, and Genevieve Plante, as McGill lost… Keep Reading

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10 Things: Curling

1 Curling is widely believed to be one of the oldest team sports. It evolved out of the medieval Scottish pastime of sliding smooth river stones, called “loafies”, on frozen lochs. Early forms of curling were especially popular among weavers, who adapted the rocks they used to weigh down their looms to the game by… Keep Reading

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Sports briefs – Feb. 4

Martlet Hockey On Saturday, the no.1 CIS ranked McGill Martlets thoroughly dominated the Concordia Stingers en route to a 5-1 victory, extending their winning streak against their cross-town rivals to 54 straight victories. Fourth-year industrial relations major Katia Clement-Heydra was instrumental in McGill’s first four goals. Clement-Heydra set up Gabrielle Davidson and Chelsea Saunders for… Keep Reading

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Basketball: Martlets end losing skid at two

6’1” sophomore Mariam Sylla posted 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her seventh double-double this season in just 20 minutes to lead McGill to a 66-43 win over last-place Bishop’s at home on Thursday. Sylla—the reigning CIS Player-of-the-Year—had help conquering the Gaiters as freshman forward Jennifer Silver emerged as a sparkplug with 11 points… Keep Reading

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Sharp axes and cold loggers

For the McGill Woodsmen, the preparations began weeks ago. A tremendous amount of wood has been chopped, stripped, and measured—every piece conforming to its event’s particular specifications. Equipment has been meticulously inspected, ensuring that the saws’ teeth are perfectly straight and the axes are sharp enough to shave with. When the morning of Jan. 25… Keep Reading

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Hockey: Martlets stand up to aggressive Gee-Gees

With nine minutes left in the second period, McGill forward Pamela Psihogios lost her balance with the puck at hand. Undeterred, she passed to an open teammate and then sprung to her feet to support her fellow Martlets as the aggressive Ottawa Gee-Gees initiated a small scuffle. Despite the combative nature of their opponents, the… Keep Reading

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