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The coolest team in Israel comes to Quebec

Photo: Chantal Bourgault

They practice in one of the only possible places in their country, traveling several hours to practice in one of the most disputed regions in the history of mankind.

How hard could this be?

Feeling like one of the Messier family

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Photo: Provided by Ed Sweeney

It was February 2006 when I finally got it! I was driving westward along Boulevard Champlain towards the arena in Ste. Foy. Beside me in the passanger seat was none other than the NHL's second all-time scorer and six-time Stanley Cup champion, Mark Messier.

St. Lawrence opts for Nike

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Photo: Dominique Routhier

Nike Canada has become the official supplier of basketball shoes for Champlain St. Lawrence College's English Basketball Camps.

Calgarian canoe team satisfied with results

"Wait ‘til next year!"

Russ Keber and the other members of his five-man will have to rely on that age-old rallying after finishing 18th or 19th out of 24 in the Sport class of Sunday's Course en Canot de Carnaval, the annual canoe race between the city and Levis that takes places during the city's annual Winter Carnival.

CQSB Basketball Tournament

Shawinigan High School will play host to the 11th edition of the Central Quebec School Boards Basketball Tournament this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Games will be played at Shawinigan High School and at Collège de Shawinigan.

Nineteen teams representing ten high schools will be competing for banners in three different categories.

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

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

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."