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Pauline Parmentier wins the Coupe Banque Nationale

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Rackets were swinging, balls were flying and athletes from acound the world ran across the courts of the PEPS at Université Laval. From Sept. 10 to 16, some of the world’s top female tennis players, including four Canadians, reigning Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig and future star and top seed Aryna Sabalenka, competed at the 26th Coupe Banque Nationale. 

Champlain-St. Lawrence Lions sports season in full swing

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Photo: Champlain-St. Lawrence Athletics

The 2018-2019 sports season at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence is well underway.

Hockey: After dropping their first two games of the season against Collège Laflèche and Cégep de Sainte-Foy over the first weekend of September, the Lions men’s hockey team defeated the Cégep de Thetford Filions 5-2 on Sept. 14.

Miners dethrone Capitales for Can-Am League title

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Photo: Luc Lang

Martin Figueroa hit a two-out, three-run home run at the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Sussex County Miners beat the Québec Capitales 6-5 to earn their first ever Can-Am Baseball League pennant on Sept. 15.

Keeping fit with Rawfit exercise classes in English

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Those who want to stay in shape but can’t stand the thought of being cooped up inside a gym have a new option in Quebec City. Rawfit focuses on exercises done outdoors, in all kinds of weather – rain or shine.

Saint-Roch XP livens up Rue Saint-Joseph

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Rouge et Or women’s rugby team crushes Gaiters 135-0

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Photo: Clément Robitaille - Université Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s rugby team is sending a message to all the schools in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ): “We may have 14 rookies on our team, but we are serious.”

Coming off an impressive 79-0 win over McGill, the Rouge et Or showed the Bishop’s University Gaiters no mercy on Sept. 15 at the Stade Telus.

Rouge et Or football defence shines in win over Carabins

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Photo: Université Laval- James Hajjar

The much-anticipated first meeting of the season between the Université Laval Rouge et Or and the Université de Montréal Carabins was held on Sept. 8 at the CEPSUM stadium in Montreal.

After the Rouge et Or offence shredded the Concordia University Stingers a week earlier, it was the defence who shined in the 12-7 win over the Carabins.

Fighting Irish sweep Mont-Joli; Capitales in the Can-Am League Final

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Photo: Capitales de Québec-Sébastien Dion

St. Patrick’s High School’s Fighting Irish football teams started their 2018 campaigns on a winning note.

Laval’s offence has no mercy for Concordia

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

If Université Laval football head coach Glen Constantin was worried about the offence of his Rouge et Or team, quarterback Hugo Richard quickly swept those worries away. The Rouge et Or crushed the Concordia University Stingers 49-9 on Sept. 1 in front of 9,132 fans at Stade Telus.

Your used sports equipment can make a difference!

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Photo: courtesy of Charlesbourg Toyota

For the eighth consecutive year, Charlesbourg Toyota is collecting used sports equipment to help families in need, in conjunction with the “sports access counter” project at Le Pivot, a community centre in Beauport.

At the Salon de Quilles Témis, it’s all about family

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Michel Ruest was working as a bank manager when he decided to start a family business. With his expertise, he looked at many concepts and, in 1993, decided to come back to his hometown of Cabano to open a 10-lane bowling alley. 

Grand Prix Cyclists soon to hit the streets of Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 2018 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, taking place in Quebec City on Sept. 7, will see the participation of 18 teams from around the world, composed of the greatest riders on the planet.

Quebec women’s rugby teams bring home bronze medals

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Photo: Luc Lang

It was a weekend to remember for Rugby Québec women’s programs.

In action at the East National Rugby Championships at Acadia University, in Wolfville, N.S., from Aug. 14-19, both under 16 and under 18 (U16, U18) girls teams came home with bronze medals.

Rouge et Or wins season opener in Sherbrooke

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Photo: Yves Longpré, U Sports

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team started its 2018 season with a surprisingly close 14-1 victory over the Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or in Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) action on Aug. 23.

Laval hoops win; Capitales now in final stretch

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - Université Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or men’s basketball team completed their exhibition games against NCAA teams with a resounding 92-77 win over the Farmingdale State Rams, a Division III team, on Aug. 25.

Middaugh and Corona Garcia excel at Xterra Québec

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After a night of heavy rainfall, the sun shone on the fifth Xterra Québec triathlon on Aug. 18 at Lac Delage. This edition was, for the first time, part of the 2018 PanAm circuit. 

Rouge et Or take care of business in preseason action

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Photo: Photo courtesy Université Laval-Mathieu Bélanger

It may have been a pre-season game, but for head coach Glen Constantin and the Université Laval Rouge et Or football team, it’s already business. On Aug. 18, in front of more than 5,900 fans at the Stade Telus, the Rouge et Or devoured the University of Guelph Gryphons 46-3.

Remparts training camp in full swing

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Photo: Luc Lang

The 2018 Québec Remparts training camp is now in full swing at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse, near the Vidéotron Centre.

Loïc Bruni finally conquers Vélirium at Mont-Sainte-Anne

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For the 28th consecutive year, elite mountain bike racers from around the world gathered at Mont-Sainte-Anne for the only Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup stop in North America. Competitors raced over bumps, jumps and rocks, through mud and around trees as they descended the mountain or did laps around various circuits. From Aug.

Notre Dame de Paris comes to the Grand Théâtre!

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It’s back! For its 20th anniversary, Notre Dame de Paris, with lyrics by Quebec’s Luc Plamondon and music by French-Italian composer Richard Cocciante, is being presented for the first time in all its glory at the Grand Théâtre de Québec, with 15 performances from Aug. 11-26. The cast is all new, except for Daniel Lavoie who is reprising the role of Frollo.

NCAA competition for Rouge et Or

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger, Rouge et Or

It’s becoming a preseason tradition for the Université Laval men’s basketball program. For the past 10 years, they have hosted a series of NCAA basketball teams at different levels every summer.

Hockey lovers get a chance to see NHL players at annual Boot Camp

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Photo: Michael Miller via Wikimedia Commons

Any keen hockey fan will recognize the names Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, David Perron, Jonathan Drouin, Alex Chiasson and Jonathan Huberdeau.

Local Sports Briefs: mountain biking, football and baseball

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The 2018 UCI Vélirium World Cup downhill mountain bike races will be held at Mont Sainte-Anne from Aug. 10 to 12. This is the only stop on the Vélirium World Cup series in North America, and it will also be a prelude to the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship at Mont Sainte-Anne.

Capitales among Can-Am League’s best at mid-way point

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Photo: courtesy of Les Capitales de Québec

With a month and a half to go in the regular season, the Capitales de Québec of the Can-Am Baseball League are well positioned to make the playoffs.

Even though the Capitales lost to the Rockland Boulders 5-4 on July 22, the Caps are still in second place, six games behind the league leaders, the Sussex County Miners of Augusta, New Jersey.

Sports Briefs: Rugby, hockey and basketball

The Rugby Québec girls’ Under 16 (U16) and Under 18 (U18) 15s teams will play a pair of games on July 29 at the Stade Telus at Université Laval against the Académie de Rugby du Rouge et Or.

Runners race up and down Quebec City’s staircases

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
At 7:20 a.m. on June 17, participants in the 10th Quebec City Staircase Challenge stepped up to the starting line in the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge and set off to conquer the 34 staircases linking the city’s Lower Town and Upper Town.

BC Lions’ Edward Godin says, “It’s a dream come true!”

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Photo: Kyle Clapham - BC Lions

St. Patrick’s High School graduate Edward Godin is living his dream.

The first graduate of the Fighting Irish football program to make it to the Canadian Football League (CFL), Godin will now suit up for the BC Lions.

Fighting Irish junior girls capture regional rugby banner

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Photo: Luc Lang

Two teams from St. Patrick’s High School competed in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) girls’ rugby sevens championships on June 3.

Godin becomes the first St. Pat’s football player in the CFL

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Photo: Kyle Clapham - BC Lions

He did it! Edward Godin, a standout defensive lineman with the Université Laval Rouge et Or football team, made the cut and is a member of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

With that, Godin becomes the first football player from the St. Patrick’s High School program to make it to the CFL.

Edward Godin still going strong at BC Lions camp

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Photo: courtesy of the B.C. Lions

Former St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish and Université Laval football player Edward Godin is still going strong at the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions training camp in Kamloops, B.C.

This is Godin’s second year at training camp with the Lions. Drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 CFL draft, Godin is the first player from St. Pat’s to be drafted by a CFL team.

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