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Capitales’ Cate Pitcher of the Week

It's getting to be an old song, but Les Capitales de Quebec enjoy hearing it.

For the fourth consecutive week and the seventh time this season, a pitcher for Les Capitales has been named Can-Am League Pitcher of the Week.

The winner this time is Troy Cate, who shined in two separate appearances last week. This is the second time in three weeks Cate has won the award.

Gaelic football Saturday on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Les Patriotes de Quebec

City youth will get an education Saturday in Ireland's most popular sport - Gaelic football - courtesy of Les Patriotes de Quebec. The team is inviting youths 12 to 17 to participate in an initiation match, which will serve as a kickoff of sorts for this year's fifth annual Quebec Celtic Festival.The festival itself won't begin until September 10.

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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Photo: www.DontStopBelieving.ca

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.

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