Archive - Aug 2011 - Sports Article
The Bishop's Gaiters announced a change to their 2011 football schedule. The Gaitersâ€™ season-opening contest against the Sherbrooke Vert & Or, which was originally scheduled for Friday, September 2 at Sherbrooke, has been moved to Sunday, September 4 at 3 p.m. The game will now be played at Coulter Field.
While working at a basketball camp at the University of Vermont (run by Lennoxville native Lori Gear McBride) I watched a movie called Love and Basketball, an enjoyable semi-chick, semi-sport movie that follows the paths of two childhood friends who share a passion or basketball. Their relationship, plagued at times by individual desires to succeed on the court, has its ups and downs. In the end however, there is a typical Hollywood ending in which true love overcomes personal ambitions.
The Canadian Press
Brittany Lincicome sank a par putt on the 18th hole in a driving rain to win the CN Canadian Womenâ€™s Open in Mirabel by one stroke over defending champion Michelle Wie and Stacy Lewis on Sunday.
Lincicome closed the tournament with a 2-under-par 70 to claim her fifth LPGA Tour victory and second this year.
The 25-year-old American had as a caddy former LPGA regular A.J. Eathorn of Penticton, BC, who has taken a break from playing.
Lewis had the low round of the day at 67 to finish tied with Wie at 12 under.
Shantino Wilsonâ€™s two touchdown catches led the Bishopâ€™s Gaiters to a 33-15 win over the York Lions in a non-conference football game at York Stadium in Toronto. The Brampton, Ont., native scored on passes of 52 and 60 yards, respectively, in a two-minute span late in the second quarter, as the Gaiters turned a 9-7 deficit into a 23-9 halftime lead.
South Koreans Min Na On and Ahn Shi Hyun are the early clubhouse leaders at the CN Canadian Womenâ€™s Open after both carded 3-under 69 today.
Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke finished at 2-under 70 on a rainy opening day of play at the $2.25 million LPGA event.
Mariajo Uribe of Colombia was at 5 under after 15 holes. And defending champion Michele Wie was at 2 under after 11.
Sidney Crosby is expected to make a full recovery, but itâ€™s going to take some time.
The Pittsburgh Penguins captain - who hasnâ€™t played since suffering a concussion in early January - has visited specialists in Georgia and Michigan. The prognosis is Crosby will make a complete recovery, but doctors are hesitant about predicting when heâ€™ll return to full health.
Crosby is expected to be back in Pittsburgh in the next few weeks, where he will continue to work toward a return to the ice.
Please see Friday's Record for the full story.
The Gaiters will have a new look this season with some changes in the coaching staff and on the field. The record published a look at the offence on Wednesdayâ€™s sports page. Today we take a look at the defence and special teams.
Defensively, the Gaiters return seven starters from the 2010 squad, most notably the departures of Mathieu Boulay and Junior Turner to the CFL.
Please see Thursday's Record for the full story.
The Bishopâ€™s Gaiters will boast a different lineup from what fans in Lennoxville have become accustomed to over the last few years. The change starts at the top, where Tony Addona has taken over for his second stint as head coach, after the late resignation of Leroy Blugh. The change is also evident on the field, where longtime starters Jesse Andrews, Tim Cronk, Olivier Mongeau, Justin Conn, Junior Turner and Nick Poloniato have all graduated.
The Canadian Press
Canada is moving on to the next round at the Little League World Series.
Yi-An Pan pitched five innings and added a home run Monday as the team from Langley, BC, upset Taiwan 5-3.
The victory improved Canadaâ€™s record to 2-1 and earned it a spot in the next round, where it will face either Japan or Saudi Arabia on Tuesday afternoon.
Pan allowed two earned runs on nine hits over five innings of work before leading off the top of the sixth with a homer to give Canada a two-run lead.
Cole Cantelon recorded the final three outs to get the save.
A power play goal from the opposing Riverais of CollÃ¨ge Charles-Lemoyne made all the difference in the game as the Magog Cantonniers dropped their third straight game on Sunday. The goal led the Riverais to take a 4-2 lead and despite a late Cantonniersâ€™ goal at the end of the third period, the Magog team would go on to lose the game by a score of 4-3.
CÃ©dric Montminy scored the third and final goal by the Cantonniers off a pass by Samuel Pitre with under two minutes to go in the third period.