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Roller Derby Madness

Roller Derby Madness

SARAH SZIGETI

October 26, 2011


Filed under Features, Sports

Brooke Ethridge of The Big Easy Roller Girls competed in her last home bout of the year, the Home Double Header. At the event, held Oct. 15 at the University of New Orleans Human Performance Center, fans packed the stands and cheered on their favorite derby girls. Yet when she's not hip-checking her o...

Team Preps for Intramural Playoffs

Richard Dempsey

October 26, 2011


Filed under Sports

With the intramural flag football season coming to an end, teams such as Show Me Your TD's are preparing for playoff victory. Despite an early season 33-30 loss to Shark Week, Show Me Ya TD's is gaining the confidence needed to make a deep run in this year's intramural football playoffs.  "If we are on our ga...

Lifelong fighter finds success in kickboxing

Lifelong fighter finds success in kickboxing

By CAMARA THOMAS Contributing Writer

October 5, 2011


Filed under Sports

After knocking out his opponent in the third round of his last match Friday, Sept. 30 at Marlene's Place, English writing sophomore Michael Sanchez is one step closer to his dream career as a successful kickboxer. With a record of four wins, no losses and one draw, the fighter said he is giving his all...

All hands on deck: Sailing team seeks new shipmates

By RICHARD DEMPSEY Contributing Writer

October 5, 2011


Filed under Sports

For thirty dollars and the ability to swim, Loyola students can learn the art of sailing and compete in regattas. "Any student can join the sailing team regardless of experience. The vast majority of people who join have had little to no experience. I had only been on a sailboat once before I joined ...

Volleyball team seeks more wins

BY CRAIG MALVEAUX

September 29, 2011


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Some highs, some lows, three wins and three losses. In short, that sums up the last two weeks of Southern States Athletic Conference play for the Wolfpack volleyball team. In essence, though, it doesn't quite tell the whole story. The last six Loyola matches were comprised of much more. "It's been up and down...

Quidditch casts spell on Loyola

Quidditch casts spell on Loyola

By CHELSEY RICHTER

September 29, 2011


Filed under Quidditch, Sports

Quidditch, a Loyola club, offers members a chance to straddle broomsticks and participate in their favorite magical sport. Featured in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books, the game was adapted as a sport under the name of ...

Loyola student wins at Friday Night Fights

Loyola student wins at Friday Night Fights

By MICHAEL SANCHEZ

September 29, 2011


Filed under Sports

Biology sophomore Kevin "The ...

Volleyball team plays game of 22

By CRAIG MALVEAUX

September 22, 2011


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

It's rather difficult to create a hostile pressure-intensive, game-like atmosphere in an empty gym during practice. What's even harder is reproducing sudden-death situations akin to those previously seen against Millsaps College, Trinity University and University of West Alabama where any mistakes ...

Rugby captain gets ‘rucked’ up

Rugby captain gets ‘rucked’ up

By SCOTT O'BRIEN

September 22, 2011


Filed under Rugby, Sports

In his seven-year rugby career, finance senior and Loyola rugby captain Alex Weed has sustained many injuries, but none have kept him from playing his favorite sport. His most recent trauma came in the form of an orbital floor fracture. "It's the bone that your eyeball sits on," Weed said. "It pretty...

Loyola takes first at invitational

Loyola takes first at invitational

By CHELSEY RICHTER and By CHELSEY RICHTER

September 22, 2011


Filed under Sports

It was a winning weekend for the Wolfpack as the men's and women's cross country teams took first place at the Four Points by Sheraton Loyola Wolfpack Invitational held Sept. 10. "I wasn't shocked that we won. I expect my teams to be winning these meets. We're unstoppable; way too deep for these other te...

Dance team sets higher standards

Dance team sets higher standards

By RICHARD DEMPSEY Contributing Writer

September 14, 2011


Filed under Sports

    The Loyola dance team has increased its audition requirements to form a bigger, more talented group. The dance team, which practices Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, has been holding tryouts since April in hopes of finding talented dancers to add to their squad. The team currently cons...

Volleyball team picks up pace

Volleyball team picks up pace

By CRAIG MALVEAUX Contributing Writer

September 14, 2011


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

  Five games into the 2011 season, this much is true: all the necessary pieces are there. What remains unclear for the Wolfpack volleyball team is if they can solve the puzzle. Figuring it out shouldn't be difficult, considering the pieces are the same, which means Tommy Harold has already seen how th...

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