Next generation of Ravens women’s ballers are here and they’re finding their footing

By Michael Sun As a new generation blossoms for the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team, development has become a focal point of Taffe Charles’ coaching. After an undefeated season last year, in which they won their second straight Critelli Cup and first ever U Sports National Championship, the Ravens lost five graduating veterans, including Ottawa-area…

Gee-Gees remain regional rugby queens

A 3rd place finish nationally was a disappointing finish for the University of Ottawa’s women’s rugby team after winning the national championship a year ago. However, the bronze medal and another undefeated regular season has reinforced the Gee-Gees’ position as a perennial powerhouse in the sport of women’s rugby.

April Snapshots: A roundup of local sports news

By Ottawa Sportspage Synchro swimmers near podium at FINA Artistic Swimming Worlds Two of Ottawa’s top synchro athletes participated in the 2018 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series in March, including Olivia Jensen-Large, who nearly made the podium as part of Canada’s top three teams at the event. Jensen-Large placed 4th in the women’s team free…

Snapshots: A roundup of local athletes’ action

By Ottawa Sportspage Two Ottawa cyclists placed on the podium at Round 3 of the Union Cyclist Internationale Track Cycling World Cup. The Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton played host to the event for the first time and on home soil Ottawa Bicycle Club products Ariane Bonhomme and Derek Gee both contributed medal performances.…

Glebe grad repeats as U Sports XC champ

Yves Sikubwabo defended his U Sports cross-country championship with a 2nd title at the November race in Victoria, B.C. Sikubwabo, who is originally from Rwanda, graduated from Glebe Collegiate in 2012. He won an OFSAA cross-country championship as a Gryphon in Ottawa in 2011. The now two-time Canadian university champion has won both his titles…

Thunder soccer teams shine

The Algonquin Thunder women’s soccer team reaffirmed their position as the best team in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association, winning their third straight OCAA championship in late October. The team’s dominance is best illustrated by the 62-2 goal difference that they held against opponents in regular season play. The team later won bronze at the…

Former Ravens repping Canada

Former Carleton Ravens Phil Scrubb, Thomas Scrubb, and Kaza Kajami-Keane are representing Canada in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers. Ravens head coach Dave Smart was also appointed as an assistant coach to Team Canada. Against the Bahamas at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Phil Scrubb led Canada in points, rebounds and assists…

Carter carries Carleton: A trio of Ottawa’s top football talent collided when it mattered most, and Carleton’s crop came out on top

By Charlie Pinkerton With bragging rights over the nation’s capital on the line, three locally-raised players came together in the spotlight of the final play of the biggest annual spectacle in Canadian university sport. With the Carleton Ravens down 3 points in double overtime of the Panda Game, quarterback Michael Arruda took the snap from…

University Sports wrap up

Women’s rugby: Gee-Gees stifle Ravens, Move onto RSEQ semifinal The Ottawa Gee-Gees put an end to the Carleton Ravens best-ever rugby season. A combination of their 31-0 win over Carleton and a pair of recently announced forfeited wins from earlier this season by Laval, have also launched the University of Ottawa, coached by 2016 Ottawa…