Articles tagged with: varsity
“That was probably the worst you’ll see our team play ever,” was how head coach Andy Nicholson described his team’s effort in their straight set loss to St. Clair on Nov. 5.
“I don’t think we were truly prepared to play this match,” said Nicholson. “There was a lot of tentative play. We looked scared, quite frankly. We looked scared and we haven’t done that all preseason. Could be the jitters of the home opener, but that’s not indicative of our team at all. I’ve never seen us serve as badly as that. We…
Often times a coach’s decision who gets playing time is an easy one. The stars on a team often stand out, leaving the bench players on the, well, bench. This season, the head coach of the men’s varsity volleyball team, Matthew Schnarr has a good problem to have.
“If someone’s off, I know I can look down the bench and put someone in and that’s something we’re not use to having,” said Schnarr.
“It just makes it a little bit easier if someone’s having an off night, which people do, I can look down…
Defence leading to offence allowed the Mountaineers to pull away from the overmatched and undersized St. Clair Saints in Mohawk’s 98-66 home opening win on Nov. 4.
“Basically, we just had to work on rebounding, take of defence, and let the offence take care of itself,” said starting point guard Manny Campbell.
Mohawk played an up tempo game that wore down the Saints, and allowed plenty of easy baskets in the second half. Aminu Bello reaped the benefits of several layups off fast-break passes, mostly by Campbell, that helped him reach a game high…
Starting point guards are usually taught to go into a game with a pass first shoot second mentality. Meant to be the facilitators for their team, point guards are left to curb their desire to score, and rather setup teammates to take care of the points.
The situation for Mohawk is a little different, however. Starting point guard for the Mountaineers, Rachelle Abella, is forced to start each game with a different mindset than most typical point guards.
“I have a role on the team,” said Abella. “I’m a captain so I have to…
Mohawk competed in the Ontario Colleges’ Athletic Association Cross Country Championships at Fort Henry in Kingston Oct. 29.
The men’s team fared well finishing the eight-kilometre event in fourth place led by tenth place finisher Jon Redfearn (27:32.9). The team from Fanshawe took home the title of champions. George Brown’s Sean Sweeney recorded the overall best time (25:34.6).
The rest of the Mountaineer men’s results:
Hassan Ishaq (12) 27:58.6
Michael Marshall (22) 28:57.5
John Miles (47) 31:08.5
Lovejeet Singh (58) 32:48.2
Jeremy Connell (71) 34:35.6
Humber took the women’s team and individual crown with…
A late push at the end of each half wasn’t enough to eliminate Mohawk from the Ontario Colleges’ Athletic Association rugby playoffs. Mohawk was able to hold off Fleming’s late efforts to hang on for a two point win in a thrilling first round game.
“I’m proud of every single guy there,” said Eric Moyer about staying ahead of Fleming long enough to advance to the semi-finals. “It was a great game. I’m super excited about playing for a medal now.”
The Mountaineers jumped ahead of the Knights from Peterborough with a 20-0 lead…
Size was an ongoing theme in a rematch of the Ontario Colleges’ Athletic Association men’s rugby final of the past two seasons. Broken tackles and scrums that jolted toward Mohawk’s half of the field made Humber an overwhelming foe to take down in the Mountaineers regular season finale at Mohawk Sports Park on Oct. 22.
“They had a lot of size on us,” Ben Tamming said. “Hopefully next year we can get some bigger boys out and do some damage.”
Humber used the size of their first two scorers, Garrett Magee and Daniele Patrizzi,…
Before they even stepped onto their bus for Durham College, the women’s varsity fastball team knew they would have to come home with at least one win in their doubleheader versus the Lords to make the playoffs.
Starting pitcher Jessica Denstedt knew she was getting the nod for game one and said she was “pretty relaxed” about the game before boarding the bus.
Taking a game from undefeated Durham, in what would be a late home opener for the Lords, was going to be a challenging feat. Denstedt knew she would need support from…
Usually this time of year the Mohawk Sports Park is full of varsity athletes playing rugby, soccer and fastball.
This season, however, the park sits empty. A college support-staff strike means some of these athletes may be looking at a lost season. Many games have already been postponed and no one knows what the future holds.
“We have such a short season already that I’m concerned how many games we’re going to have to be playing to make up for those extra games that have already been postponed,” said fastball pitcher Jessica Denstedt.