Feature Sports Stories
- Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:02 30 October 2014
- Written by Neil Hilts Neil Hilts
Edge School graduate excelling in final year at Washington State University
Despite being the best taekwondo athlete in the province and one of the tops in the country, Calgarian Sang Lee chose golf over marital arts, without picking up a club until he was 13 years old.
Nine years later, Lee, 22, is in his fifth year at Washington State University (WSU) and part of the men's golf team on athletic and academic scholarships.
He recently clinched a Pacific-12 (Western U.S.A. collegiate conference) individual title, adding to his growing list of achievements.
"I really wanted to get a win at this level before I plan on moving onto the next one. It felt good to finally get that," Lee said.
- Published on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:17 28 October 2014
- Written by Brendan Stasiewich Brendan Stasiewich
City's women's hockey team defeats Montreal Stars in matinee matchup
While the Scotiabank Saddledome is usually reserved for the Calgary Flames and Hitmen, the city's top-flight women's hockey team graced the ice for a good cause.
On Oct. 26, the Calgary Inferno hosted the Montreal Stars at the Dome for Calgary's breast cancer awareness game, which featured a pink playing surface. After a hard fought and exciting 60 minutes, the hometown Inferno were able to get past the Stars by a score of 3-2 in front of 300 fans.
- Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 11:16 24 October 2014
- Written by NEIL HILTS NEIL HILTS
Calgary Inferno players excited for potential growth of game
Almost a year after a 12-year, $5.2-billion deal that gave Rogers Communications exclusive Canadian television rights to the NHL, the ever-expanding company made another hockey deal.
On Sept. 30, Rogers Sportsnet and the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) announced a four-year partnership (financials undisclosed) that will see Sportsnet broadcast three games of the Clarkson Cup Playoffs each season for the next four years, along with several special events each season.
Brenda Andress, the commissioner of the CWHL, said she is excited about the impact of the deal.
- Published on Saturday, 18 October 2014 16:04 18 October 2014
- Written by MADISON FARKAS MADISON FARKAS
Four-year undefeated streak continues for No. 1 team in Canada
The Notre Dame Pride have extended their season record to 5-0 after a 21-18 victory over their longtime rivals, the St. Francis Browns, on Friday, Oct. 17.
What started out as a defensive battle turned into an offensive shootout between the two teams. Both offences were fairly stagnant in the first half, but the Browns were the first on the board with a field goal late in the opening quarter. Notre Dame's Avery McCuaig responded with an 82-yard touchdown reception that made the score 7-3 going into halftime.