Setting the pace

The Trojans soccer teams have set the bar high this year as they go for the win and play a competitive season. “I like to be competitive,” said women’s soccer coach John Talerico. The women’s team goal is to make it to playoffs this year, said Talerico. “We’ve trained well …

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Foothills finish strong

Even though the Foothills F.C. didn’t make the playoffs in their first season at the professional level, the Calgary team walked off the field proud. In the last game of the season the team, who struggled all season to hold a lead, came out with a 3-2 win by surviving …

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Focusing on the future for Foothills F.C.

Despite a real kick in the pants on Sunday, the Foothills F.C. have nothing to be ashamed of in their first season in the Premier Development League (PDL). The 4-0 loss came at the hands of the Seattle Sounders U-23 team, who sit above them comfortably now in the third …

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Different team, same result for Foothills F.C.

With head coach, Tommy Wheeldon Jr., behind the bench after serving his one game suspension the Foothills F.C. produced yet another draw. The result came in the form of a 2-2 match against the Washington Crossfire, who sits behind the Foothills F.C. in the table at Hellard Field on Sunday, …

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Chippy battle ends in draw

Another game, another draw for the Foothills F.C. as the team was held to just one point for the fifth time in six matches. The Foothills F.C. tied the Kitsap Pumas 1-1 at Hellard Field in Calgary on June 18, and unfortunately, the idiom “the one that got away” has …

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Foothills FC ties with Timbers

Foothills F.C. took one point with a 1-1 draw from a crucial match against the Portland Timbers U-23 on Tuesday, June 2, but could have definitely used a win. The two teams will square off again on Sunday, June 7, but in the meantime Foothills have to play another game …

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Foothills FC wins its first official game 2-1

After years of hard work getting Calgary Foothills F.C. to a professional level, the club hosted its inaugural Premier Development League (PDL) game on Sunday, May 17, against the Puget Sound Gunners F.C. Everything came together at Hellard Field, from fans to the weather and even the score; the first …

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Online Exclusive: Calgary Foothills WFC wins inaugural game v. Edmonton Green and Gold

Fans turned out for the Calgary Foothills WFC’s inaugural game against the Edmonton Green and Gold on Friday, May 8. They tested their mettle and won out 2-1 despite a strong defense put on by the women from Edmonton, with WFC’s Erica Hindmarsh scoring early in the game, evading the goalkeeper …

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Conquering soccer in Calgary

Calgary has its first professional soccer club in twelve years, and just like the European teams, it starts from the ground up. Foothills F.C. has been one of Calgary’s finest soccer clubs since it was established in 1972, and with alumni such as Owen Hargreaves, Kevin McKenna, and Sam Adekugbe, …

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A first of many to come

This marks the end of a successful first year for Trojans athletic director Mark Pretzlaff, as all of the teams finish up in the top five. “Anytime you can come away with five or six medals is a good year,” said Pretzlaff. “This is going to be one of those …

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Back to basics

When Hockey Canada hosted a free hockey basics session on March 14 for all female post-secondary students, the last thing they expected was a no show. That’s just what happened, but Mandi Duhamel, manager of female development at Hockey Canada, remained positive and turned it into a learning experience. “[It …

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Calgary BMX community has a new hero

SAIT alumni Darcy Peters wants to help grow the Calgary BMX community, from helping youth learn about the sport to representing Calgary at a national level. Most kids have a bike growing up, but only some take it to the higher level Peters has. “When you BMX, you’re part of a …

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Trojans award gala

The Trojans season wrapped up on a high note, as the athletes gathered for a final time to salute the season’s accomplishments. Women’s basketball player, Jasmine Bergen-Henengouwen gave the toast to the athletes at the annual awards gala on March 27. “We play for the same name. “We are a …

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Keyboard athletes are taking over

  Sports are described as an athletic endeavor which requires fitness and physical prowess to excel in, but eSports are looking to change that perception. The competitive nature of video game culture has, in some ways, exceeded what is seen in many mainstream sports. Isaac Celis, member of the U …

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Silver lining to a bittersweet goodbye

The Trojans women’s basketball team bids farewell to a great season and to their head coach, Donovan Martin, who is retiring after 25 years of coaching. Martin has been coaching for eight years at SAIT and finally wants to hang up the whistle. The women’s basketball team headed to Edmonton …

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High hopes for next year

SAIT women’s hockey team turn a loss into fuel. Despite a huge injury problem, SAIT’s hockey coach was able to bring the women’s team to the playoffs this year. Terry Larson has been with the women’s hockey team for seven seasons, and an injury problem is not something that any …

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Age does not equal talent for Emi Horne

Emi Horne started playing for the Trojans fastball team at 17. With less experience than the other women, she had the fourth highest batting average in the league. The woman with the top batting average was in her mid-twenties, and had played in division one for the University of Alabama. …

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National cricket player leads the charge for a SAIT team

Playing on a national team is a great accomplishment in any sport—but when you’re in Canada the cricket team doesn’t get much respect. Hamza Tariq was born in Karachi, Pakistan, but it wasn’t until he moved to Canada that his love for cricket grew. “Cricket is the fastest growing sport …

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Head injuries at all-time high

SAIT athletes have more to  fear about concussions than just the impact on their athletic careers – they also have their academics to worry about. With six years of experience as an athletic therapist, including two at SAIT, Melissa Roth has a strong opinion about concussions and their effects. “This …

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Becca Glackin is back on the ice

After taking last semester away from sports to focus on her studies, veteran women’s hockey player Becca Glackin rejoined the Trojans in time for the playoffs. The second-year respiratory therapy student has been a staple on the team since the 2011-12 season. She attended SAIT first as an EMT and …

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