Sports

Pentathletes and triathletes race around the Plains

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Photo: Roch Lamontagne
As February turns to March, athletes of all sorts take to the Plains of Abraham. From Feb. 23 to March 4, skaters, runners, snowshoers, cyclists and cross-country skiers are competing in the 14th Pentathlon des Neiges. 

High school basketball on hold for March Break

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Photo: Luc Lang

The teams at St. Patrick’s and Quebec High schools will take a breather during the upcoming March Break, to recharge their batteries for the playoff run.

The St. Patrick’s High Fighting Irish bantam CC girls head to the break tied for first place in their division, coming an impressive 50-10 win over Louis-Jobin of St-Raymond-de-Portneuf on Feb. 22.

Team Canada brings home the hardware from Pyeongchang Games

Canadian athletes brought a record 29 medals home from the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the best performance ever by a Canadian team. The Games came to a close on Feb. 25.

Note: 17 of these medals have been won by Quebecers or teams including Quebecers (names in bold print)!
GOLD:

- Ted-Jan Bloemen (Calgary), men’s 10,000-metre long-track speed skating;

Annyeong Pyeongchang! Běijīng láile! Goodbye Pyeongchang, Beijing, here we come!

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Photo: COC/Jason Ransom

The curtain has fallen on the XXIIIrd Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Sixteen athletes from the Quebec City area were part of the Canadian delegation that returned home from South Korea with a record total of 29 medals, two more than at the 2010 Vancouver games.

Dutch and Canadians skate together at Lac Beauport

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

After a few years’ absence, the Pentathlon des Neiges returned to Lac Beauport, where it all began back in 2005. The Pentathlon invited international and local skaters, young and old, wearing hockey skates, figure skates and long-bladed speed skates, to the frozen lake on Feb. 22 for the Défi Patin.

Snowshoeing and ducks at the Domaine de Maizerets

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) and Be Active Quebec (BAQ) held their fourth annual snowshoeing activity for newcomers on Feb. 17. Some 25 people gathered for the event at the Domaine de Maizerets.

2018 Olympics: Bronze for Beaulieu-Marchand of Quebec

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Photo: Vincent Ethier/COC

Quebec City skier Alex Beaulieu-Marchand won a bronze medal in the men’s ski slopestyle event on Feb. 18, at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, becoming the first Canadian man to win an Olympic medal in slopestyle skiing.

Rouge et Or get back on track with second blowout win

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Photo: Dan Gilbert

The Université Laval Rouge et Or men’s basketball team won their second consecutive game of the season, and did so in the most convincing way possible, trouncing the Citadins from the Université du Québec à Montréal ​(UQAM) by a score of 94-42 on Feb. 17 at the PEPS.

Blazers, Irish hoops teams get busy as they head toward March Break

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Photo: Luc Lang

It’s been a pretty busy week, once again, for basketball teams at local anglophone high schools as they head into March Break.

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior girls are holding onto first place in the CC division, with an impressive 53-27 win over the Diables of Donnacona Feb. 16 to raise their record for the season to eight wins and two losses.

Canada’s Olympic success: Being one with winter

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As of this writing, the Winter Olympic Games are well underway in distant Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada has sent its largest delegation ever to the competition – 225 athletes, competing in all 15 of the events in the snow, ice and sliding competitions.

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