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Rec Centre renos discussed

  No one can accuse Jason Coakwell of not getting to the point. At the very beginning of an Aug. 27 public information session on proposed renovations to the Don Stewart Recreation Centre, Coakwell got right to the current estimated cost – $21.3 million. “That’s just a construction estimate. That’s not what it’s actually going […]

Slo-pitch finishes for year

  The Hay River Mixed Slo-Pitch League has wrapped up another successful year. The summer of slo-pitch concluded on Aug. 27 when the Trappers took the championship game 12-6 against Ashton Whiteshirts. Third place was captured by Super A Icebreakers. “It feels awesome,” said Alina Lizotte of the winning Trappers, adding the team had never […]

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Soccer fun at camp

  A group of young people in Hay River honed their skills in the beautiful game of soccer last week, all while being encouraged to have fun. They were participating in a camp called British Soccer Hay River. “A camp that’s a week long for kids changes their skill set,” said Shelley Maher, treasurer of […]

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Tourney comes home

A slo-pitch team from Fort Smith hosted a tournament over the weekend. That would not be unusual except for the location – Hay River. The first-ever Ann’s Angels Annual Grand Slam Ball Tournament was held in Hay River after the team could not reach an arrangement with the Town of Fort Smith on changing an […]

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Scary, but a lot of fun

Payton Magrum – a 14-year-old girl from the Hay River Reserve – is obviously ready for challenges. Among them? Kayaking through rapids. That’s exactly what she did for the first time as part of a group of teenage girls on a recent canoe trip on the Slave River with Northern Youth Leadership. Magrum said the […]

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Fans and volunteers make slo-pitch tourney a success

Ann’s Angels from Fort Smith took first place at last weekend’s Coors Slo Pitch Tournament, with Hay River’s Rusty Blades coming in second and the High Level Outlawz rounding out the top three – but the event was a win for everyone involved. “Everyone looks forward to it all season. It’s great to see so […]

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Games planning underway

The competition has closed, the papers have been signed, and now all that’s left is to put on the largest sporting event the South Slave has ever seen. “Moving forward, we’re looking at getting everybody on track, asking the key people to step up,” said host committee president Greg Rowe. “We want to go through […]

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Travel plans foiled

With insufficient funds, the under-14 girls’ minor softball team is cancelling on a tournament in Winnipeg next month, but the team is pushing hard for next year’s season with 17 girls registered and fundraising efforts underway. “We’re still fundraising, still working toward the next championships,” said Ashley McKay, the girls’ coach who said she has […]

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Home team rallies to take top spot in territorials

After 21 straight innings, the Hay River Heat came out on top of this year’s men’s fastpitch territorial championships, beating out the Alanco Holdings Orioles 12-8 in the final game. “It was awesome,” Glenn Smith told The Hub. “It started out with lots of runs on both sides, but we kept hitting the whole game. […]

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Fast pitch season heats up

The Hay River Heat is gearing up for another shot at the territorial men’s fast pitch title this weekend and is looking forward to playing on home turf. “This is the first year in about four or five that we go on multiple tournaments, so we’ve got some preparation for the championship,” said Glenn Smith, […]

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