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Lady Dino hockey’ers “throne” out of contention

By Sean Nyilassy and Lee Bogle

After a season turning-point first win Jan. 22 against the Grant MacEwan College Griffins, the Dinos women’s hockey team went like a record baby, right round baby, right round. Their first rotation was back into uncharted territory, a 3-2 last-minute loss to the top-ranked team in the ACAC. The Red Deer College Queens paid a… Continue reading Lady Dino hockey’ers “throne” out of contention

Dinos ladies feelin’ Pronghorny

By Sean Nyilassy and Lee Bogle

As our powerhouse women’s basketball team went into combat mode at home Fri., Nov. 19, they must have been thinking one thing: We are playing the unranked University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. “We learned a hard lesson,” Associate Coach Claire Mitton confided, “but fortunately we learned it quickly.” It’s a lesson some of us learn the… Continue reading Dinos ladies feelin’ Pronghorny

Too much brain, not enough brawn

By Sean Nyilassy and Lee Bogle

As the University of Calgary Dinos entered the Alberta College Athletic Conference women’s hockey finals against the Mount Royal College Cougars Feb. 27-28, one question bothered them. Where are we? The answer? On thin ice.As their mediocre regular season record of 7-9 attests, the Dinos and their superior university-level intellect have no business facing the… Continue reading Too much brain, not enough brawn

Close, but no cigar

By Sean Nyilassy and Lee Bogle

A split weekend versus the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Feb. 13-14 left the University of Calgary women’s basketball team in the soundly in the final playoff spot in the highly competitive Canada West conference. Unfortunately though, the Dinos play-offed themselves into the lair of Canada’s top ranked team, the University of Regina Cougars, Feb. 21-22.… Continue reading Close, but no cigar

Women basketballers lose to losers

By Sean Nyilassy and Lee Bogle

The University of Calgary women’s basketball team trudged north Jan. 23-24 to meet the University of Alberta Pandas. Not only did the girls from Edmonton hand our ladies a pair of losses, they also bitchslapped our city with a cold front o’ death from the north! Not too bad, you may think, until informed of… Continue reading Women basketballers lose to losers

Four years forge good memories

By Lee Bogle and Sean Nyilassy

Last issue, we had the misfortune of bidding adieu to four of the Dinos women’s hockey jocks. Now it’s time to continue the adieuing with the remaining departees. Arranged by decreasing number of letters in their names are: Kelsey Szymanek, Shauna Raugust, Andrea Scheuer, Tiana Velestuk, Linsy Stewart, Kealy McGraw and Steph Wahl. Raugust quickly… Continue reading Four years forge good memories

Basketballer nationally acclaimed for perseverance

By Lee Bogle and Sean Nyilassy

Some varsity athletes go through five years of Dinos glory with only stories to tell. Basketball veteran Cory Bekkering has these, but she boasts a few additional badges of pride. For her determination when faced with adversity and dedication to the game, she was named the 2005 Tracy MacLeod Award recipient for Canadian Interuniversity Sport.… Continue reading Basketballer nationally acclaimed for perseverance