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Dalhousie Tigers: Fall 2012 Semester in Review

Rookie Meghan Toswell and Co. are hoping to keep their momentum into the next semester. (Chris Parent photo)

By: Ian Froese, Sports Editor, Graeme Benjamin, Assistant Sports Editor, Henry Whitfield, Katelynn Gough, Alex Hallink, Arfa Ayub, Paula Sanderson, Sports Contributors This was a semester of predictability. Our teams that we expected to dominate did so. Our teams that we figured would encounter some growing pains have experienced a rocky few months. If you…

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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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Dal Tigers: Winter 2012 Semester in Review

By Ian Froese (Sports Editor) Tim Vanderweide, Henry Whitfield, Arfa Ayub, Andrew Johnson, Jason Savoury, Graeme Benjamin and Armaan Ahluwalia (Staff Contributors) It was a semester of met expectations. Dalhousie’s varsity teams performed exactly how the crystal ball envisioned. I’ll admit, it’s not the most exciting of outcomes, but that’s what we got. Dal’s swimming…

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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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Tigers have respectable swim on national stage

Dalhousie’s men’s and women’s swimming teams placed sixth and seventh respectively at last weekend’s CIS championship in Montreal. The finish was a strong result for the women, but a frustrating standing for the men. Entering the meet, the men’s team was ranked fourth in the country, and their goal was to place in the top…

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Tigers show their black and GOLD

Black and gold took on a new meaning in this past weekend’s AUS swimming finals at the Dalplex. The Dalhousie Tigers continued their traditional domination of the meet, winning their 14th straight AUS title for the men, and the women’s 11th consecutive banner. Not only did the Tigers win two championships, but individually Dal swam…

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Tigers make a splash at final AUS meet

The Dal Tigers dominated the podium at the UPEI invitational swim meet Jan. 20-21. The women’s team won every event but one and the men’s team finished top three in each event aside from the 400 metre free relay in which Dal was disqualified. Coach David Fry says a strong result in Charlottetown puts his…

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Top 5 Tigers Moments of 2011

From moments on the court to in the rink, here are our Top 5 Tigers Moments of 2011: 1. Men’s basketball wins AUS title Led by the AUS all-star tandem of Simon Farine and Joseph Schow, Dal’s men’s basketball team emerged from the regular season in second place on the back of a 14 –…

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