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Hub hosts Elks Soccer

Close to 30 teams and hundreds of players flooded Hay River last weekend for the annual Elks Outdoor Soccer tournament, with home teams holding their own against visitors from Yellowknife, the Deh Cho and the South Slave. While teams from Yellowknife’s Ecole St. Patrick won many divisions, teams from Princess Alexandra and a combined team […]

X-Games take off in new location

Crowds gathered, speeches were given and ribbons were cut at the opening of the fourth annual Hay River X-Games last Saturday, but the action really got started when participants took to the course. “I love it,” said Jacob Harder, a competitor in both the scooter and bike events. “There are way more ramps and better […]

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Slo-pit wraps up

The slo-pitch season wrapped up this past weekend following a mixed tournament. “It’s been a great year,” said league president Rachel Daigneault-Durocher. “We’ve had a lot of fun, played a lot of ball, and had a great time.” Only seven out of the 10 local teams played in this year’s finals, but Daigneault-Durocher said that […]

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Hay Riverites wrap up at 55-plus Games

Hay River’s representatives at the Canada 55-plus Games in Strathcona County, Alta. returned home this week, bringing with them a silver medal. Hay River athlete Nancy Makepeace contributed a silver in cycling to the NWT’s tally of 16 medals including 10 gold, three silver and three bronze. Most of the medals were won in swimming, […]

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Hay Riverite wins Yk marathon

Scott Hendrickson came in first place in the Overlander Marathon in Yellowknife earlier this month, moving up one spot from his second place finish in the same race last year. “It felt good to come in first,” he told The Hub. “Especially after last year.” Hendrickson said that although his time was better last year, […]

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Old Town Challenge takes place over weekend

The Old Town Challenge paintball tournament took place last Sunday, with four teams participating. Only a dozen players came out to the annual tournament this year, but with smaller teams, it made things interesting. Regular player Tristan Cross said that while he would have wished more people had come out for the afternoon tournament, it […]

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Bocce ball for all

A group of seniors gathered behind Whispering Willows last week for the first lawn-games event of the summer, but certainly not the last. “I’m just happy people showed up and had fun,” said Emma Harper, recreation programmer for the municipality. “Everyone can play bocce ball, but sometimes it’s nice to have someone else organize something, […]

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Defending champs take annual slo-pitch tourney

Between organizing the tournament and playing herself, president of the local mixed slo-pitch league Rachel Daigneault-Durocher said she had a few opportunities to watch games, and from what she could see, there was some really good, competitive ball played over the weekend. “Everything has been going really well. It’s been a good year for the […]

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Handgames a hit

With more than 20 teams and about 600 people, the latest precursor to the K’atlodeeche First Nation’s annual assembly was an overwhelming success. “I’m really proud of our people and our community,” said Chief Roy Fabian. “There’s been a great response, with teams coming from all over, and just people here to spectate too.” In […]

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Hay River athletes shine at international games

The Northwest Territories certainly sent a winning team to the North American Indigenous Games last week, including more than 20 athletes from Hay River. The team finished in fifth place out of 20 overall with a total of 46 medals – seven of them gold. Hay River athletes contributed with wins in athletics and riflery, […]

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