Ravens men’s baseball heading to nationals

The Carleton Ravens men’s baseball team is heading to the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association (CCBA) Nationals, which will be held in Fredericton, N.B., from Oct. 19-22, where the top six teams in the CCBA will compete for the title of national champion. Last year the Ravens disappointingly missed out on making it to nationals after a defeat at the hands of the University of Montreal in the Northern conference playoffs. The Ravens were able to secure their nationals spot in a semi-final series win against the Concordia Stingers. The Ravens and Stingers took the field on Oct. 7 for back-to-back games, with the Ravens winning the first, 4-2 and the second, 4-0. The series win gave the Ravens a second […]

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Commentary: 2015-16 top ten moments in sports

After a full year of accomplishments in Carleton sports it’s hard to pick out the best. But after careful analyzing, here are the top 10 moments of the 2015-16 sports season at Carleton in no particular order. Football In only their second year back, the football team had a lot to celebrate. The team finished the season with a 5-3 record and made the playoffs for the first time in 16 years. They also recorded Carleton’s first playoff victory in 29 years, beating the Queen’s University Gaels in the quarter-finals. The highlight of the season, however, was the Ravens’ back-to-back Panda Game wins against the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees. A record-breaking 17,000 fans turned up at TD Place to watch […]

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Ravens baseball on the road to nationals

After a year of substantial improvement, the Carleton men’s baseball team is returning to nationals and are in search of their first national championship. The Ravens are fresh off a monumental series win in the Northern Division semifinals versus Concordia University, and have clinched a spot in the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association (CCBA) Nationals. Carleton entered the playoffs with a modest 8-8 record, and were expected to fall short of an appearance in the Nationals after being matched up with the favoured Concordia Stingers in the semi-finals. Despite being ousted in three of their four regular season matchups versus Concordia, and scoring only one run in their game one loss, the third-seeded Ravens rallied to defeat Concordia in back-to-back games […]

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Fournier team finishes sixth at FISU Championship

Matthew Fournier, a former Carleton rower, took the next step in his athletic career by competing in the 2015 Fédération internationale du sport universitaire (FISU) games. The games took place in Gwangju, Korea beginning on July 4 where Fournier and his lightweight partner Matthew Christie competed a day later. The two Ottawa natives placed second in their heat with a time of 6:46:02 and moved onto the finals against the top teams on July 7. Fournier’s coach and father Ed Fournier said the transition of rowing with a new partner for the games was not  difficult. “Really it was two guys that have grown up together and rowed. Matthew [Christie] is a year younger, but they started at the same time,” Ed […]

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Ravens recruit for upcoming season

The Carleton Ravens men’s soccer team has already started preparing for the upcoming 2015 season. The team finished fourth in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) finals in the 2014 season. Head coach Sandy Mackie said he is focusing on recruiting new players and is eager to see what they can bring to the field. Mackie also hosted open tryouts in April for any male students attending Carleton in the fall. This included technical sessions for the players and games against local teams. “There are lots of players not coming back,” Mackie said. “We are looking forward to the upcoming season. Right now we are very active in recruiting new players.” The team spent April and May conducting recruiting weekends in […]

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