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Mascot tells all in first Q&A
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We recently had the opportunity to sit down with a rejuvenated, recharged and revitalized CC The Wonder Colt for a candid discussion on life, love, family and the challenges of being one of varsity sports’ most recognized mascots.
Courier: You’re looking great! How are you feeling?
CC: You know, I feel fantastic. As you can probably tell, I’ve got a new look going for me. I call it “Horse 2.0.” I’m tougher, leaner and I have a new attitude.
Courier: You’ve definitely slimmed...

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Athlete of the week: Simon Yip
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By Stacey Kwan

It’s been years of hard work, practice, and training for Simon Yip but he has put it all to good use.

In his third year of the Hospitality and Tourism Administration program he has continued to shine on the badminton court. For the past two seasons, 2007 and 2008, Yip was awarded the Badminton MVP and he was also awarded the 2008 Centennial Male Athlete of the Year at the end of last year and for good reason.

In 2008, Yip and his then doubles’...

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Jordan ruining fairy-tale ending with comeback
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Bv DAVID BLUMENFELD
Courier Staff

It’s the stuff basketball dreams are made of.

It’s the 1998 NBA Finals, in the dying moments of Game six. You’re a win away from hoisting your sixth league title in eight years, but your team’s down by a point. A loss forces an unpredictable seventh game. You win, and you leave the court a champion.

The game looks lost when suddenly, with hardly any time left, you steal the ball from your opponent, jog...

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Volleyball star looking forward to next season
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BY DAVID MOWBRAY
– Courier Staff

Nineteen year-old Bena Klimaszewska sits slouched in a tiger striped easy chair in back of Pam’s Cafe on Queen St. in the Beaches area. She is comfortable, in familiar surroundings, yet there is a slight edginess about her. Almost as if she is missing something. She plays with her ring on her finger and continually strikes her short blonde hair. Klimaszewska is longing for her lost love; volleyball.

Klimaszewska, a Centennial Colts girls...

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