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Les Capitales clinch first half, look to playoffs

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Photo: Les Capitales

Their first-half Can-Am League title safely tucked away, Les Capitales de Québec can relax for the second half of the season.

"We'd really like to finish first," said Pat Scalabrini, first-year manager of the defending league champions. Doing so would assure the team of home field advantage throughout the playoffs. "We want to win (the championship) at home."

Skating cross-country for cancer cure

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Dan Cloutier, 21, of Winnipeg, lost an uncle three years ago to a rare form of cancer. This summer, he decided to do something big to fight the deadly disease.

Refreshing Lake Cinconcine

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Photo: Cox Family

We were literally transported from the sweltering Sainte-Foy heat last Friday to beautiful Lake Cinconcine in the mountains of the Mauricie region.

Second oldest son Dennis invited my wife and me, our daughter Gail and our third son Andrew to his fishing camp at a private club on the lake.

Rusch Player of the Week in Can-Am League

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Photo: Les Capitales de Québec

Les Capitales de Quebec Pitcher Mark Rusch has followed a strong June with a fast start in July.

Rusch was named Pitcher of Month in the Can-Am League, where Les Capitales have a solid hold on first place for the first half of the season. Rusch authored two strong outings to open July, earning him Pitcher of the Week honours.

Les Capitales cruising as first half nears end

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One significant off-season acquisition didn't make the grade; another sits injured after a strong start.

Yet Les Capitales de Québec sit solidly atop the Can-Am League standings as the first half of their schedule reaches its final stages. Following an 8-1 win Monday over the Worcester Tornadoes, Les Capitales held a five-and-a-half game lead over the second place Brockton Rox.

QHS Blazers end basketball season with three gold medals

"We had a good year," said Quebec High School Basketball Coach Ed Sweeney, "with exciting teams living exciting moments. Looking at 2009-2010 results, I'm optimistic about next year."

The QHS Junior boys (secondary 3) won the regional championship by defeating the Ecole secondaire Les Pionniers April 11. The score was 44-32.

Les Capitales open defense of Can-Am League crown

A marching band will be among the surprises in store for the fans at Stade Municipal Thursday as Les Capitales begin their defense of the 2009 Can-Am League title.

Stoneham resident wins Hope Scholarship Award

Mikaël Grenier, was awarded the 2010 Hope Scholarship from the Friends of the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres committee. The 17-year-old professional race car driver from Stoneham is currently racing for Andersen Racing in the 2010 Star Mazda Championship series in North America.

Les Capitales hold open tryouts

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Max Poulin was a shortstop on the move when he arrived at Stade Municipal for a tryout with Les Capitales about a decade ago.

Failing to catch on here, he went on the road to look for a job, finally landing in Winnipeg, where his defensive ability earned him a reputation as a solid ballplayer with a a long career with the Winnipeg Goldeneyes of the Northern League.

Champlain St-Lawrence College Awards its top Athletes at the Annual Sports Banquet

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Photo: Martin Beaumont

Champlain St- Lawrence honored its top athletes on Thursday evening during it's annual sports banquet. Many athletes were given awards for their academic performance as well as their athletic performances.

Juneau wins Big East golf title for Louisville

Former Champlain Saint-Lawrence College student Sara-Maude Juneau, of Quebec City, won her first Big East championship, helping the University of Louisville women's golf team capture its fourth Big East Conference championship last week at the Innisbrook Resort in Florida.

Another win for SLC Lions Hockery Team

The St. Lawrence Lions Men's hockey team defeated the Sorel Rebels April 11 in the Men's Collegiate Provincial Hockey Championship by the score of 3-2.

A Great Badminton Tournament

Badminton Tournament Organised by St.Lawrence Students

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On April 15th 2010, a badminton tournament was held at the Polyvalente Benoit-Vachon inSte-Marie de Beauce. The event was set up to allow people to play and improvetheir badminton skills. From 7pm to 9pm, eight teams competed in this firstedition of the badminton tournament.

Capitales: New manager to defend league title

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Photo: Capitales de Quebec

They'll be missing one of their key pitchers from last year's Can-Am League championship team and their manager has moved to the front office, but the Quebec Capitales are approaching the 2010 season with a steady hand.

Kebs chalk up fourth win

The Quebec City Kebs won for the fourth time this season, beating the Maryland GreenHawks 110-101 Friday night in Quebec City.

The game was close thoughout, as the Kebs led by by four at the end of the first quarter and by only 2 points at halftime.

St-Lawrence qualifies for hockey championships

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Photo: Joanne Gosselin

The St-Lawrence Lions Collegiate hockey team has qualified for the Dodge Cup Provincial Championships in Sherbrooke. The road was a difficult one, especially in the last few weeks, that were plagued by a number of injuries to key players.

"The boys worked very hard while competing with sudden-death play-off intensity during this qualifying weekend," the coach Mike Labadie said.

Quebec High School Shooting guard Peter Weston scored 28 points

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Photo by Claudia Kedney-Bolduc, Shooting guard Peter Weston scored 28 points to help Quebec High School senior boys basketball team reach the provincial championships that will be held at Trois Rivieres a week from Saturday against an as yet undetermined opponent. The team is now 17-0. The QHS senior girls will also be in the provincial championships.

Lions Hockey Seniors Honored

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Photo: Christian Brosseau,

Last Saturday evening, Cegep Champlain St. Lawrence honored four players for their contribution on and off the ice during their career as Lions hockey players.

Fortier looks ahead as career comes to a close with Kebs

Ending what could his final go-round in professional basketball, Charles Fortier can look back on his career with no regrets.

"Basketball is everything," said Fortier, 31, concluding what hi believes will be his final season with the Quebec Kebs of the Premier Basketball League. "It really helped me develop.

"I've had a lot of exposure."

Défi Holland Challenge Road Race

A new road race will make its debut this spring on Quebec City's running calendar. Défi Holland Challenge, featuring a 5K and 2K race will be held on Sunday, May 16.

The run, organized by the Friends of Holland School Foundation, will offer something for all members of the family.

Minister praises Paralympic team

Minister of State Gary Lunn this week praised the 2010 Winter Paralympic team members and Jean Labonte, the sledge hockey captain, on being named Canada's flag-bearer at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony in Vancouver on March 12.

SLC athlete wins award

Champlain Saint Lawrence College's Veronique Johnson has been named the top student athlete in the Provincial AAA Collegiate Basketball League.

The league held its annual banquet last Saturday during the provincial championships held at Collège Ahuntsic in Montreal. The top athletes from the AAA Collegiate Basketball circuit were honored for their efforts on and off the court.

Kebs make player moves, break losing streak

Friday night's Premier Basketball Leagues game in Quebec City, where the Quebec City Kebs played against the Halifax Rainmen, was just what the doctor ordered.

The Kebs finally ended their losing streak, which stood at nine, with a 100-97 overtime win against the Halifax Rainmen before 1500 fans at the PEPS on the campus of Laval University in Saint-Foy.

Kebs are struggling in a losing streak

Playing the league's best team is not the tonic for a nine-game losing streak, a lesson the Quebec City Kebs learned the hard way last Thursday. Even a change of scenery didn't help. The losing streak is now 10.

Modesty is important

As with many other Canadians, I am delighted with many of the outcomes of the recent Olympics games, especially, Sunday's exciting victory in men's hockey. I am, however, concerned with the extent of Canada's new attitude towards the importance of winning medals, especially gold medals. Neither the games nor the country are well served, in my opinion, by such a focus.

RazorSharks Take Down Kebs 102-89

The Quebec City Kebs' losing ways continue.

 

In a seesaw battle, the Rochester RazorSharks came out on top 102-89 as Glen Dandridge scored nine of his 19 points in the second half.

Québec runner entered in Napa Valley Marathon

Rodrigue Paradis, 55, a NVM entrant from Quebec, has registered almost 40 marathon finishes all over the world.

"For me, running marathons is the best excuse to travel with my wife, my faithful cheer leader," Paradis said. "As soon as a marathon is finished, I'm looking for the next one."

Kebs name new GM, lose again

The presence of a new general manager didn't help the Quebec City Kebs end their losing ways last weekend.

The coolest team in Israel comes to Quebec

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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.

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