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Québec City Kebs play double whammy

Saturday provided a double whammy for the Quebec City Kebs, who not only lost a heartbreaker to the Maryland Greenhawks in the season's first meeting between the two teams, but also saw centre Jonas Pierre go down for the season during what has become a difficult road trip for the locals.

Olympic Torch carried through Base Valcartier this past week

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Photo: Imagery team CFB Valcartier

The olympic torch continues its way west toward the 2010 games in Vancouver after making stops last week in the Old City and at the Valcartier military base.

The torch then made stops in Trois Rivieres, Drummondville and Sherbrooke, among other Quebec locales this week before heading to the Montreal area.

Laval one win away from championship game

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The top-ranked Laval Rouge et Or are one win away from playing host to the Vanier Cup championship after easily beating the University of Montreal Carabins Saturday.

The locals scored on their first three possessions and never looked back en route to a 31-7 win and a seventh straight Dunsmore Cup title, in front of 13,852 fans.

Old rivalries renewed at CQSB basketball tournament

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Photo: Pierre Charbonneau

Old cross-town rivalries between the St. Patrick's Fighting Irish and the Quebec High School Blazers were renewed on the court this weekend at the Central Quebec School Board's annual senior basketball tournament.

Oxford offers Rhodes Scholar new options in sport and life

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Photo: Annick Routhier Labadie

Clutching an acceptance letter to one of the world's most prestigious universities last December, Quebec City's 2007 Rhodes Scholar Annick Routhier Labadie expected the best was yet to come for her. The former Université Laval and Seton Hall basketball player has since described the transition to Oxford University's ancient academic culture as "a big leap."

F.X. Garneau QB sought after by province-wide university football programs

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Photo: Mikaël Gignac

Tristan
Grenon stood at the heart of the victory as the offensive leader for
Les Élans. Along with head coach Patrick Boies, the veteran
starting quarterback gradually helped build the football program at
Collège F.X. Garneau during the last three years. The hard

Laval women just short of bronze at rugby nationals

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s rugby team placed fourth at the CIS National Championships, beating former national champions University of Western Ontario 26-5 to gain entry to the bronze medal round.“

Local runner sixth in nation

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Photo: CCAA, 2008

Mostly renowned for the quality of its basket-ball and hockey teams, Cegep St. Lawrence also offers strong programs in a variety of sports, as proven by two of its female students’ remarkable performances at the latest national college-level cross-country championships.

SLC steals Thunder’s thunder

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Photo: Dominique Routhier

Tennis for life: the importance of sport and fitness for all ages

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Photo: Bill Cox

Sports activity has been an important part of my physical well being during my life and has kept me active even today as a retiree. Cross-country skiing, jogging and cycling were my principal activities with a little badminton and tennis every now and then.