Posts by Josh Young

New Fitness Centre so far so good

Dalhousie University’s new Fitness Centre has been open for over three months and so far the reviews are mostly positive.   “I think it is great,” said Dal student Matt Smith. “I like the fact that we are not going to be blasted by heat in the winter is nice, and the equipment is nice and…

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Dal varsity season preview

Here’s a brief overview of the upcoming Dalhousie University athletics season. Seven of the 14 teams should be contending for an AUS championship, making it an exciting year.   Men’s basketball  The men’s basketball team is once again hosting the national championships in Halifax and will be guaranteed a spot in the tournament. The challenge…

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Past and present Dal students honoured at Top 15 dinner

Six members of Dalhousie University were recognized at the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame dinner on Thursday night to honour the top 15 Nova Scotian athletes of all-time. “To see some of the folks honoured here tonight for their athletic accomplishments is wonderful for Dal, wonderful for Nova Scotia and certainly wonderful for our…

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From a championship high to a paralyzing low

Deanna Kimber likes to live an active lifestyle. She volunteers as a field hockey coach with her sister Jessica and she plays for the field hockey team at Dalhousie University. Within just a span of a few weeks in the fall of 2017, Deanna went from winning the university field hockey championships to being nearly paralyzed.…

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Xavier Ochu impresses in first season as Tiger

First-year Dalhousie University men’s basketball player Xavier Ochu has taken the AUS by storm. Since joining the team over the winter break, the 6’1 guard has averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and two assists per game. Those numbers are impressive considering Ochu didn’t have a long pre-season and training camp in September and October like…

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Tigers clinch playoff spot

The Dalhousie University Tigers men’s hockey team clinched their first playoff spot in seven years yesterday at the Halifax Forum. It was down to Dalhousie and L’Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus for the final playoff spot. The Tigers squeaked out a 2-1 win over UdeM, sending them to the playoffs. “It’s awesome for me, it…

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25 years down and plenty to go

“Puck drop is at 7:02 p.m.” Bruce Hartlin says in the Halifax Forum’s time keeper’s box at the start of an AUS men’s hockey game between the Dalhousie University Tigers and the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds on January 12. Hartlin didn’t check the time when he said it, but he was right. After…

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Closer than teammates

Whatever choices third year Dalhousie University swimmer Julia Sarty made to further her swimming career, her younger sister Isabel had to follow exactly the same way. The sisters are separated by two years and both started recreational swimming when they were six; when Julia decided to do more competitive swimming at age 11, Isabel wanted…

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Looking toward the winter semester

Dalhousie basketball, hockey, swimming and volleyball are all deep into their seasons while track and field has had one minor competition so far. The Dalhousie Gazette takes a look at each team’s season and gives analysis of what might happen in the winter semester.   Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team has been off to…

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Dalhousie Playoffs

Through late October and early November, some Dalhousie teams saw their teams’ seasons come to an end for another year. The Dal Gazette recaps how the playoffs went for the Tigers who are hanging up their jerseys for now.  Cross-Country by Josh Young, Sports Editor Both Dalhousie cross-country teams finished the championship races with identical…

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