Posts by Josh Young

Controlling midfield

Photo of Maya Venkataraman and Rachelle Lalande.

Maya Venkataraman and Rachelle Lalande are leading the Tigers from midfield.  Both players are tied with strikers Sofia Nicolls and Jensen Hudder for the women’s soccer team’s lead in points with four.   “Both of them have great work ethic,” says Cindy Tye, the team’s head coach. “Maya is a catalyst for attack while Rachelle is…

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Shaun T helps people physically and emotionally at workout event

A damp Saturday morning came to life with a group workout hosted by celebrity fitness trainer, Shaun Blokker who goes by stage name Shaun T.   About 100 people packed a conference room on the lower level of the Halifax Convention Centre and were put through a grueling workout that involved no weights but constant body…

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Stanley Cup contenders for the upcoming hockey season

The NHL season has just started and the hockey fans are excited to see if their team will win the Stanley Cup. Here are the top Stanley Cup contenders heading into the season. Tampa Bay Lighting  Tampa Bay has been close but not close enough to winning the Cup over the past four years. In…

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A player-coach

Stefano Sokolic is the backbone of the Dalhousie University Tigers baseball team.   As team president, Sokolic manages the financial aspects and grant funding for the team. He also coaches the Tigers–constantly deciding which line-up gives them the best chance to win–and he plays second base for them too.   “We probably wouldn’t have a team if…

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Quiet confidence

For those who aren’t too familiar with soccer, they may have been surprised to find out who Dalhousie University’s women’s soccer team’s Most Valuable Player was last season.   It wasn’t rookie sensation Kate Fines or a flashy offensive player. It was fourth-year defender Taylor Goodwin. A player that’s hard to recognize as an extremely talented…

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Getting to know the teams in the MLB playoff hunt

October is almost here which signals the beginning of playoff time in Major League Baseball. The American League playoff picture is fairly stable but the same cannot be said of the National League American League Boston Red Sox The Red Sox are the best team in baseball, with a record of 100 wins and 46…

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NFL anthem protest timeline

Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played a football game in two years, but he maybe the most well-known football player. His protest of kneeling during the American national anthem at the beginning of games to protest oppression of Black people and people of colour.   In an interview with NFL.com he said, “To me, this is bigger than…

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Gen Z incoming

With many incoming students being among the initial wave of Generation Z into the university scene, they’re also making their way into the professional sports scene.   Here are five Gen Z athletes to keep an eye on in the years to come.   Rasmus Dahlin  Hockey – Buffalo Sabres  Born April 13th, 2000, in Trollhättan, Sweden. …

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The captain’s mentality

The way last year’s men’s soccer season ended for the Dalhousie Tigers wasn’t fun for anybody.   Going into October, the team was in a comfortable position heading into the final month of the season. Then they lost five straight games during that month to fall out of the playoffs.   If there were any positives from…

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