Author: Laurie Brand

Women’s Rebel recap

Red River Rebel’s women’s sports teams in 2016/2017 by Jonathan Wade Volleyball The women’s Rebels volleyball team finished tied for fourth in the regular season, with a record of 6-14. They made the playoffs, but lost in straight sets to the first place team, the Providence University College Pilots. The team only had 8 players much of the season according to head coach, Dan McGregor. “It was tough on the players and we had to manage practice and game repetitions in order to prevent injuries.” The team is happy they were able to make the playoffs under these circumstances,...

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Bring on the summer heat

Four ways to stay fit this summer by Cassidy Rempel Staying in shape while in school can be quite the challenge. With summer break just around the corner, here are some great ways for students to get fit. Orangetheory  Orangetheory is an hour-long interval workout class that’s half focused on cardio, and half focused on weights. Participants are hooked up to a heart-rate monitor that they can view throughout their workout. Coaches will tell the class what rate their heartbeat should be at during every stage of the interval. Megan Gabert, the owner and operator for the Sage Creek location, says everyone’s physical ability is different, so monitoring their heart rate instead of their treadmill speed is more effective. “You’ll get your butt kicked no matter how old you are,” said Gabert. The intervals work in a way that puts the heart-rate in a high intensity zone that will keep the body burning calories for approximately 30 hours after the workout ends. To find out how to sign up, you can visit Orangetheory’s website. https://www.orangetheoryfitness.com Wild Path Wild Path offers a yoga class on paddleboards. The classes are at FortWhyte Alive, and participants will learn about water safety and how to paddleboard before heading into the water. Participants don’t need to have any prior yoga or paddleboard experience, however, they must know how to swim and be comfortable in...

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Men’s Rebal recap

Red River Rebels men’s sports teams in 2016/2017 by Sam Calvert Volleyball For the first time in eight years, the Red River Rebels men’s volleyball team failed to make the playoffs. The team finished in last place in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference with a record of 2-18. The Rebels were an inexperienced team this season, with 10 first-year players. Head coach Erik Hansen, who won four MCAC championships as a player at RRC, will not be returning to the team next year. The Rebels will look to someone new to lead the team and hope to have a...

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Slam dunk

Student finishes 5-year run with the Rebels by Neil Noonan — Beat reporter Taylor Brown is trading his sneakers for dress shoes. Brown, a starting wing for the Rebels’ men’s basketball team, concluded his final season at Red River College this spring after playing five seasons for the team – an uncommon feat because of the short length of RRC programs. “I’ve always been kind of ready to focus on school and progress into my career,” Brown said. “Time to hang up the shoes.” In high school, Brown knew he wanted to play basketball at the next level, but...

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