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Midseason Report: Women’s Volleyball

December 9, 2019

By Jake Maurice

A look at the Rebels at the halfway point of the Manitoba Collegiate Athletic Conference season

Current Standing: 2-6 win-loss record, 10-19 set record, fifth in MCAC standings, two points out of final playoff spot.

The Rebels women’s volleyball team has had a rocky start to their title defense season as they are in last place of the MCAC standings at the Christmas halfway season break.

Head Coach Dan McGregor and Assistant Coach Savannah Baird

In years past, head coach Dan McGregor said he felt teams underestimated the Rebels, allowing them to get off to hot starts. This year, however, no one is taking the champs lightly.

“Every game is tough, and teams are prepared to play their best against us,” said McGregor. Read More →

Self Support on the Court

December 7, 2019

Rebels Evan Husack not held back by disability

By Jake Maurice

 

Evan Husack is one of the Rebels men’s volleyball team’s best players, always stretching, jumping, diving, and dipping to set or spike any ball sent into his area of the court, grinding away at every challenge.

Team sports are throwing constant challenges at the competitors, but Husack faces a unique obstacle as an athlete.

“My entire life I’ve been Deaf and faced barriers, however [I] have learned to work through those when they arise,” Husack said over email. Read More →

Rebels Athlete of the Month

December 6, 2019

Congratulations to Francesco Tocci for being the Rebels athlete of the Month for the Month of November. In the Month of November the Men’s Basketball team had five games and they’ve won all five of them. In those five games 1st year 6’7  Forward Francesco Tocci dominated the games by averaging  13.6 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 3.6 BPG , +16.4 +/- average per game, 58.2% eFG%, in just 27 minutes of action per game. Rebels take on CMU Blazers next on January 10th Women’s at 6 pm and Men’s at 8 @CMU.

Captain Orteza – a profile on women’s volleyball captain Chloe Orteza

December 5, 2019

Orteza (bottom row, far left) was estatic to win RRC’s first women’s volleyball MCAC championship in 2019. A chance to repeat is her main drive this season. PHOTO SUPPLIED BY RRC

By Jake Maurice

 

Women’s volleyball captain Chloe Orteza hopes experience will help guide Red River College to repeat as champions

When Chloe Orteza first arrived at Red River College, she didn’t think she would join the Rebels women’s volleyball team, but her drive to compete was too strong. Read More →

Stretch away Stress: 7 stretches you can do at your desk

November 18, 2019

It is almost December and the stress of exams and the holidays can take its toll.  The day can get by without noticing how long we’ve been sitting. From the breakfast table at home, driving in the car, to sitting at the desk, our bodies spend a lot of time seated and are not designed for this. Read More →

Rebels Weekend Wrap Nov 8th&9th

November 13, 2019

Rebels Weekend Wrap Nov 8th &9th 

Nov 12th, 2019 

 

Both of the Basketball teams opened the season being defeated as they hosted PUC Pilots on Friday evening and on Saturday they travelled to Otterbourne, MB to take on the PUC Pilots as a part of their double header. Both of the Volleyball lost their season openers vs USB Le Rouge as they visited CMU to take on the Blazers Friday evening and were back home on Saturday to take on the Blazers!

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Rebels Weekend Wrap Nov 1st & 2nd

November 5, 2019

Rebels Weekend Wrap Nov 1st&2nd

Nov 5th, 2019

 

Volleyball teams opened their season on the road vs USB on Saturday the 2nd of November. Men’s at 6 and Women’s at 7:30. Rebels Basketball opened their season hosting AFLBS Conquerors, Women’s at 6 and Men’s at 8 pm. Read More →

Roll for Relief and Relaxation

November 5, 2019

Lets be honest when you read that title you didn’t think you’d be reading an article on foam rolling.  Some of the most common questions we get in our fitness centre are “What are those things? What am I suppose to do with it?  Does it really work?  When we get these question most people are referring to foam rollers.  Read More →

Red River Rebels Women’s Basketball – 2019-20 Season Preview

November 4, 2019

Head coach: Jaenas Pangilinan, 9th season

Jaira Labelle

Keys for the Rebels:

Key Additions: Alexis Garcia, Elsie Ruth Nantale, Alexis Arnold

Key Returnees: Jodene Kowalchuk, Czyelle Mas, Jaira Labelle

Season Preview: After a quarter-final finish in the 2019 NIAC (Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference), the Red River Rebels women’s basketball team looks to bounce back from their rebuild year with a strong push to be competitive and reclaim a Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) championship title this season. Read More →