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Recruiting for the future

A strong Dalhousie swim team hopes to get even stronger in the years ahead. (Photo by Dustin Silvey)

The spectator’s cheers echo throughout the pool. A whistle tweets as bodies bound off of the starting block. The crisp, turquoise water is pushed to the side with each stroke made by the rippling muscles of the swimmers. The black and gold-capped swimmer takes off, leaving the rest behind in his wake. His hand stretches…

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The Ticker (for the week ending Feb. 23)

David Sharpe's performance provided a lone bright spot in an otherwise disappointing weekend. (Photo by Martin Bazyl via the University of Toronto)

Track and Field – Women take title, men settle for second For the first time since the 2001-02 season, the AUS track and field championship did not result in a clean sweep for the Tigers. Although the women’s team retained their title (which has been in their possession since 1990), the men were overtaken by St.…

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2014’s Most Eligible Tigers

They’re hot. They’re athletic. They’re talented. But most importantly…they’re single. We’ve hand-picked seven of Dalhousie’s most eligible varsity bachelors and bachelorettes, sat down with them and got a better a sense of the do’s and don’ts of their love lives off the field of play. Whether you’re looking for a swimmer who gets freaky to…

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The Ticker (For the week ending Feb. 9)

Keisha Mills representing Dal. (Photo by Dustin Silvey)

Swim – Men’s and women’s AUS reign continues It has been a long time since a Tigers swim team didn’t return from the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) with a championship banner. Buoyed by the performances of swimmers of the meet David Sharpe and Alison Grant, as well as rookie of the meet Paige Robillard, the teams owned the podium…

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Strong finish to undefeated swim season

The Tigers were leagues ahead of the competition last weekend. (Photo by Chris Parent)

Hosting their second meet of the season, the Dalhousie men’s and women’s swim teams continued to leave the competition in their wake. Both teams finished in first place for the fourth consecutive time this season. The team had a strong start to the weekend, opening the women’s 200 metre freestyle by sweeping the podium, with Molly…

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Victory laps

Swimmers Joe Ur, left, and Molly Wedge have had plenty to smile about recently. (Photo by Kit Moran)

“When in doubt, just win.” This is the ubiquitous mantra of sports culture—and the Dalhousie Tigers swim team may be its most loyal adherents. The women’s squad, for example, currently holds Atlantic University Sport (AUS) banners from every year since 2001, while the men’s championship streak extends all the way back to 1999. With both…

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The Ticker (Week ending Nov. 17)

Swimming: Tigers remain atop podium The final meet of 2013 was another successful one for the Tigers, who once again lapped the competition at the Dalplex pool. Both men’s and women’s teams jumped out to massive leads following Saturday’s races, finishing over 80 points ahead of the second place teams. Individual performances from Molly Wedge and David Sharpe set several…

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David Sharpe embarks on new Olympic pursuit

Dalhousie swimmer David Sharpe learned several important lessons during his successful quest for a berth in the 2012 Olympic Games. Foremost among them was the realization that a trip to the Olympics doesn’t come cheap. Set to make a return to the Games in 2016, Sharpe knew he needed to find a different method to…

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The Ticker (For the week ending Nov 3)

Hockey: On-ice struggles continue A disappointing weekend for Tigers hockey ended on a redeeming note, as Dalhousie’s women’s team overcame a two-goal deficit to secure a 2-2 tie against UPEI on Saturday, Nov. 2. Forwards Courtney Sheedy and Elena Tsitouras scored for the Tigers, helping the team bounce back from the previous night’s 3-2 loss to…

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The Ticker (For the week ending Oct. 25)

Women’s basketball: Team hosts tourney, raises awareness by thinking pink The Dalplex played host to the Subway Centennial Tournament, as the women’s team continue their preparation for the regular season. The Tigers took a nine-point lead into the half on Friday Oct. 18 against Carleton, but only managed 16 points in the second half as they…

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