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Vikes E-sports brings super smash bros, pictured is Kirby with a Nintendo Switch

Vikes to begin esport intramurals for Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

After plans for e-sports leagues stalled in 2019, the pandemic has led Vikes to trial two esport leagues As part of the Vikes at Home initiative, Vikes Athletics and Recreation…

Punching for a greater cause: Local boxing club empowering women through sport

For the past four years, Ellen Connor has established and grown the West Coast Wonder Women — a division of Sooke Boxing Club, and non-profit club that hosts just one…

Top 10 sport stories of the decade

With 2019 and another decade officially behind us, it’s time to not only look back on the biggest sports stories of the past 365 days, but of the previous 10…

App helps 400 UVic athletes succeed

With the help of one app, hundreds of UVic athletes train with the same technology that powers baseball all-stars Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman for the MLB’s Houston Astros.

The return of the sports stats page to the Martlet

Following a sports team costs a lot of money, work, and heartbreak. But the reward, for how short it lasts, is so sweet, and it’s why I’m excited to see…

Vikes field hockey star makes international debut

Anna Mollenhauer, a second-year women’s field hockey defender, had an exceptional season with the Vikes and simultaneously launched her career with the Canadian senior national team. She claimed the Canada…

UVic Kendō club member heading for the National Kendō Team

The sound of a shinai (bamboo sword) hitting protective headgear is sharp and loud, and it sounds brutal. Yet none of the students flinch — even the children, some as…

Two UVic students take on Fencing Canada Cup

UVic fencing community en-garde for growth Equal parts technique, raw power, and energy, competitive fencing is a scarce art at UVic. But for the first time in recent years, two…

Top 10 sports stories of 2018

From Golden State winning the NBA title (again) to the Vegas Golden Knights getting to the Stanley Cup final, 2018 saw underdogs flourish and favourites dominate Last year I said…