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Fighting Irish juniors start the 2019 season on the road

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Photo: St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish football page

The St. Patrick’s High School junior football team will hit the field for the first time this season when they visit École secondaire La Courvilloise in Beauport, on Sept.13. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. The Centaures lost their first game last week while the Fighting Irish benefited from a bye. Hopes are high for the team composed of Secondary 2 and 3 students.

St. Lawrence College gets first-ever points in men’s soccer

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions Facebook page

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions men’s soccer team took to the field for the very first time this past weekend, playing two games within 24 hours in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) college division.

There was a mixed soccer team in previous years. This is the first all-male soccer team at St. Lawrence.

Concordia simply no match for the Rouge et Or football team

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Photo: U Laval-Nathalie Martin

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team made a solid statement on Sept. 7, when it crushed the Concordia University Stingers 41-6, in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) conference.

The Rouge et Or began the game on a strong note and did not give the Stingers a single chance to catch up.

Loïc Bruni defends his title at UCI Mountain Bike races

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From Aug. 21 to Sept. 1, for the 30th year, Mont Sainte-Anne was overrun by mountain bike athletes and enthusiasts from all over the world. Ski and snowboard trails were transformed into rugged and rocky racecourses for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

Rugby and soccer seasons underway at Université Laval

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Photo: Yan Doublet - Université Laval

Université Laval’s rugby and soccer teams started the 2019 season on a positive note last week, with three wins for the three different teams.

The women’s rugby team, looking to be one of the top teams in U Sports, crushed the Carleton University Ravens 52-0 Aug. 31 at Stade TELUS-Université Laval.

Fighting Irish defence excels in 15-6 win over L’Embâcle

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Photo: Esther Paradis - St. Pat’s football

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish senior football team started the 2019 season on Sept.1, at their new home, the Gérard-Chiquette Field at Patro Charlesbourg.

SPORTS ROUNDUP: football, golf, hockey

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Photo: Chevaliers de Lévis

The Quebec Bataillon, of the Quebec Major Junior Football League, suffered their second loss in two games on Aug. 31. Playing their first-ever road game, the Bataillon were no match for the Ottawa Junior Riders, who finished 34-2. The Bataillon will be looking to win their first home game on Sept. 7, when they host the South Shore Junior Packers from Greenfield Park.

Alex and Pierre Harvey trade skis for mountain bikes

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From Aug. 20 to Sept. 1, the ski resort on Mont Sainte-Anne was transformed into mountain-bike heaven, with international, national and local elite and amateur athletes taking on the bumpy course. On the opening weekend, mountain bikers attacked the legendary track for the 17th Velirium and the 27th UCI Masters World Championships.

New logo and colours for CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain - St. Lawrence

The QCT recently learned that there will be a “new look” for the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence logo and the various team uniforms in the near future.

Sports roundup: Rugby, football, baseball

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Club de Rugby de Québec (CRQ) men’s rugby team could not duplicate the success of their female counterparts. In the Rugby Quebec Super League final, played at Concordia University in Montreal on Aug. 24, the CRQ was no match for the Town of Mount Royal Rugby Football Club and was easily defeated 41-12. The game marked the end of the 2019 season for the Rugby Quebec Leagues.

Laval crushes Sherbrooke 41-10 in season opener at home

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - ULaval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team began the post-Hugo Richard-Mathieu Betts era with a resounding 41-10 victory over the Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or on Aug. 25. A crowd of fewer than 9,000 spectators witnessed the defending Vanier Cup champions win at Stade TELUS-Université Laval.

New colours and new coaches for the St. Lawrence Lions

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The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions will have a new logo, new colours and new coaches starting this fall for the upcoming season. “The logo and colours are so popular that we have ordered more to answer the demands of the students, coaches and teachers,” said Vincent-Jean Dubé, the student activity counsellor.

Sports roundup: baseball, football, and hockey

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Quebec Capitales of the Can-Am Baseball League are in the final stretch of the 2019 season.

As of Aug. 18, the Capitales are in last place, one game behind Ottawa and six games behind the Rockland Boulders, who are in fourth position and the last playoff spot.

Rouge et Or to defend the RSEQ title in their 25th season

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team will be working hard to defend their title in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) and the Vanier Cup, won on their home turf last season, in the team’s 25th year.

Remparts win first pre-season game as they trim the roster

The Quebec Remparts got their first win of the 2019 pre-season as they edged the Rimouski Océanic, 3-1, in Rimouski on Aug. 18.

After a goal by Luka Verreault of Océanic, the Remparts got their first goal in the second period from the stick of Nathan Gaucher. Derek Plouffe-Dubé and Japanese player Yu Sato completed the score for the Remparts.

Two Quebec women’s rugby teams are provincial champions

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Photo: Luc Lang

On a hot and humid Saturday, Aug. 17, Rugby Québec held the provincial championships at the Académie Saint-Louis field in Quebec City. The Club de Rugby de Québec (CRQ), which hosted the event, had their three women’s teams in different finals.

St. Pat’s football teams to leave the Plains of Abraham field

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Photo: Luc Lang

A long-standing tradition is coming to an end for St. Patrick’s High football teams, as they will no longer play their games on the Plains of Abraham sports field. Instead, for 2019, the three Fighting Irish football teams will play their home games at the Gérard-Chiquette field of Patro Charlesbourg.

Laval men’s basketball team stands up to NCAA players

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Photo: Yan Doublet - Université Laval

The Université Laval men’s basketball program showed its American counterparts that they will not be intimidated.

The Rouge et Or lost 79-76 to the Quinnipiac University Bobcats from Hamden, Connecticut, in a spectacular game on Aug. 10 at the Amphithéâtre Desjardins of the Université Laval sports pavilion.

$450,000 raised at the 11th Pro-Am Gagné-Bergeron

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Videotron Centre was the scene of the 11th annual Pro-Am Gagné-Bergeron, on Aug. 8. Some 10,000 hockey fans were in attendance for the annual charity hockey game.

It’s time for the eighth Sleeman Boot Camp

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The eighth edition of the Sleeman Boot Camp takes place on Aug. 9 and 10 the PEPS at Université Laval.

Organized by former NHL and Quebec Remparts goaltender Cédrick Desjardins and his friend Daniel Blouin, the Sleeman Boot Camp is attended by only 60 professional players, today’s up-and-coming stars, divided into six teams, to play in a pre-training camp tournament.

Capitales vs Expos, Old-Timers’ style

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Baseball fans will be able to travel back in time on Aug. 15 at Stade Canac as former members of the Quebec Capitales play against former Montreal Expos. Game time is 5 p.m.

NHL players to take part in the Pro-Am Gagné-Bergeron

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Photo: webstagram.one

With less than a month before the event, 20 current and former National Hockey League players have agreed to play in the 11th Pro-Am Gagné-Bergeron, named for Simon Gagné and Patrice Bergeron. The event will take place at the Videotron Centre on Aug. 8. at 7 p.m.

Three Quebec athletes to participate in the next Gaelic Games

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Three athletes from Quebec will fly to Ireland at the end of July to take part in the next Gaelic Games in Waterford, Ireland. All three will participate in the Gaelic Football competition.

Yves Lambert will be on the Eastern Canada men’s team while Léa-Marie Caron will dress with the Eastern Canada women’s team. Florence Dallaire has a spot on the Eastern Canada B women’s team.

Middaugh and Button win XTERRA Québec Pan Am Tour

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Triathletes were unruffled by the heavy rain and thunderstorm of July 13. Early Sunday morning, 300 amateur and elite international athletes competed in a triathlon on a course through lakes and forest at Lac Delage in the sixth XTERRA race, competing for a spot in the XTERRA World Championship in Hawaii.

Lizotte back with the Quebec Remparts, and baseball news

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Photo: QMJHL

Pascal Lizotte, the Quebec Remparts’ goaltender coach from 2011 to 2013, will hold the same title in the upcoming season. Remparts general manager and head coach Patrick Roy confirmed Lizotte’s hiring in a press release on July 12.

Toronto Raptors to hold their 2019-20 training camp in Quebec

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Photo: NBA Canada website

The Toronto Raptors, the newest champions of the National Basketball Association (NBA), will hold their 2019-20 training camp in Quebec City.

The announcement was made in a press release by the Université Laval Sports Activities Services on July 10.

Auger-Aliassime ousted at Wimbledon, plus football and hockey news

L’Ancienne-Lorette’s Félix Auger-Aliassime was eliminated in the third round at Wimbledon on July 5. The 18-year-old was ranked 19th before the start of one of the world’s most prestigious tennis tournaments. The rising Canadian tennis star lost in three straight sets to Ugo Humbert of France.

Three Capitales players at Can-Am League all-star game

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Photo: Luc Lang

Three players from the Québec Capitales were at the annual all-star game at Palisades Credit Union Park in Rockland, N.Y. On July 10, the Can-Am League all-stars faced the Frontier League all-stars. Unfortunately, the results of the game were not available before this issue went to print.

NCAA teams to visit the Rouge et Or men’s basketball team in August

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Photo: U-Laval / Yan Doublet

For the 12th year, the Université Laval men’s basketball team will host two teams from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) from the United States in August. The NCAA is America’s version of Canada’s U Sports.

Meet Le Bataillon, Quebec’s new football team

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Photo: Le Bataillon de Québec Facebook page

A brand-new team has been added to a well established provincial junior football league. What was lacking for years in Quebec City will be corrected officially on Aug. 24 when the newly formed team, Le Bataillon of Quebec City, hosts the Laval Junior Bulldogs in their first-ever game in the Quebec Major Junior Football League (QMJFL).

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