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Hilary Hanaka hits 1,000 career points After passing an impressive 1000 career points, Mac’s star guard Hilary Hanaka on her role on the team and her future in basketball
Feb08

Hilary Hanaka hits 1,000 career points After passing an impressive 1000 career points, Mac’s star guard Hilary Hanaka on her role on the team and her future in basketball

Photos by Kyle West By: Graham West Hard work, toughness and focus are the key elements that have led to Hilary Hanaka’s outstanding success at the university level. After recently achieving the milestone of 1000 career points, Hanaka is looking forward to a season filled with promise. Hitting 1000 career points is a huge career landmark and it meant a lot to Hanaka, although she stressed the importance the team has had in...

Mac’s weekend warriors for Feb. 1-3 From the mat to the court, four Marauders on top of their game this weekend
Feb07

Mac’s weekend warriors for Feb. 1-3 From the mat to the court, four Marauders on top of their game this weekend

Photo by Kyle West Ameen Aghamirian, Men’s Wrestling This weekend, the McMaster wrestling team attended the Ontario University Athletics Wrestling Championships and, for the fourth year in a row, the men took home silver overall. Aghamirian’s dominance on the mats earned him national recognition, as he was U Sports Male Athlete of the Week. Aghamirian helped his team by winning gold in the 82 kg weight class. He defeated the Lakehead...

Hilary Hanaka on women’s basketball’s six straight wins Veteran guard Hilary Hanaka reflects on the Marauders season, six straight wins and having another shot at Nationals
Jan17

Hilary Hanaka on women’s basketball’s six straight wins Veteran guard Hilary Hanaka reflects on the Marauders season, six straight wins and having another shot at Nationals

Photos by Kyle West Things have been going very well for the McMaster women’s basketball team and they have no plans to slow down. Currently in first place in the Ontario University Athletics West with a 12-2 record, and the worst arguably behind them, another trip to the University Sports national finals looks on the horizon. But this time, senior guard Hilary Hanaka and the Marauders aim to leave with a medal. “Once you get that...

Men’s basketball’s young roster keeps them competitive Despite an influx of new players, the men’s basketball team is staying competitive and has no intention of easing up
Jan17

Men’s basketball’s young roster keeps them competitive Despite an influx of new players, the men’s basketball team is staying competitive and has no intention of easing up

Photos by Kyle West By: Coby Zucker Looking at the McMaster men’s basketball roster, the word “young” comes to mind, as nine of the 16 players on this year’s squad are rookies. With the addition of third-years Damiann Prehay and Yaw Antwi-Boasiako, and the return of Connor Gilmore, only four current players were on the roster last year. Despite solid contributions from core veterans Matt Quiring and David McCulloch, this drastically...

McMaster’s weekend stars of the court After a big weekend against tough competition, here are the players who had big games in the maroon and grey
Jan17

McMaster’s weekend stars of the court After a big weekend against tough competition, here are the players who had big games in the maroon and grey

Photo by Kyle West Both the men’s volleyball team and women’s basketball team took the weekend by storm with two victories each, while the men’s basketball and women’s volleyball teams won one out of their two games. Here are the stars of the weekend. Sarah Gates The second-year is no stranger to the Pita Pit Athlete of the Week award, most recently winning the weekend honour on Nov. 15, 2018, when she scored a...

Marauders holiday wrap-up Everything you missed in sports over the holidays, and a look ahead towards this weekend’s upcoming games
Jan10

Marauders holiday wrap-up Everything you missed in sports over the holidays, and a look ahead towards this weekend’s upcoming games

Photo by Kyle West   Men’s Basketball After finishing the first half of the season 4-7, it seemed as if the Marauders would need a serious holiday miracle to win again. Their first game of the 2019 schedule was against the No. 9 nationally-ranked Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, and winning did not seem on the horizon. However, behind the leadership of veteran Connor Gilmore, who had 22 points, they pulled off the upset,...