Posts by Paula Sanderson

2013 Most Eligible Tigers

Molly Wedge. (Chris Parent photo)

What’s that, you say? You’re single? And ready to mingle? Well, aren’t you in luck. We at the Gazette thought you may want to meet eight of Dalhousie’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, all of whom are single athletes and ready to mingle. Each of these fine young men and women bring something different to…

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Video: 2013 Most Eligible Tigers preview

The idea: take Dalhousie’s hottest varsity athletes and put them in a room together. Ask them about their love lives. Then document it for the world to see. The result: Well, you’ll just have to wait until the Gazette hits newsstands on Friday, Feb. 8. Photos by Chris Parent Video by Paula Sanderson

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Tigers drown out the competition

Rookie Jeremy Ryant and the Tigers swimming team was a force in the pool. (David Munro photo)

Dalhousie’s domination in the pool continued this past weekend at the AUS invitational meet at the Dalplex. Dal was on top of the podium for 17 of the 19 women’s events. In the two events that the women did not place first, they were still on the podium for a top three finish. The manly…

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Dal swimmers smash records

The Dalhousie record-breakers: Molly Wedge, Katie Webster, David Sharpe and Keisha Mills. (David Munro photo)

  Multiple Dalhousie records were broken at the swimming team’s first at-home meet, the AUS invitational. This past weekend David Sharpe smashed the records for both the 200 metre backstroke and the 200 metre individual medley, Molly Wedge cleared the 100 metre freestyle record, Katie Webster broke the 400 metre freestyle record and Keisha Mills…

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Sharpe graduates to Olympic pool

In Grade 1, David Sharpe decided that he wanted to be a swimmer. He was already playing soccer and gymnastics but he soon turned his attention to swimming full-time, joining the Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club. His mother, Helen Sharpe, remembers her son’s first race fondly. “He must have been seven or something. He swam up…

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Aidan Knight comes to Halifax

Aidan Knight is wandering around a grocery store in London, Ont. He’s with his band, and they are trying to find something to eat. The 25-year-old Victoria, B.C. native is in the middle of telling a story about crowd-surfing to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” when he finds the apples. “Oh, hold on.…

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Dal swimmers head for unchartered waters

Dalhousie swimming is a big fish in a small pond. They don’t just win, they crush everyone else. Both the men’s and women’s teams take home AUS titles year after year. Both teams are constantly ranked in the top 10 schools in the country. This year was no exception. The women’s team claimed their 11th…

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Swimming coach retires

David Fry, the head coach of the Dalhousie swimming team, is retiring after a 30-year run with the program. Fry joined the team in 1981, coaching with Nigel Kemp, and spent the last 16 years as head coach. As leader of the program, Fry led the team to 30 AUS championships and has brought countless…

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