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Active children are happy students

The link between physical activity and academic success is not a hard one to make, but one teacher at Ecole Boreale is putting theory into practice. Since February, Kim Ivanko’s classes have had between seven and 10 minutes of light physical activity at the beginning of each session, after which she said they can better […]

Soccer celebration swells the ranks

A hundred children turned out for the Ombrelle Active Start Soccer Fest last Saturday at Tri-Service Park, doubling the rosters for every age group. “This has been brilliant timing,” said organizer Shelley Maher. “It’s really helping us kick off the season and it’s added to pretty much every group.” Players from three to 13 took […]

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Hard work earns winning streak

Cassidy Ring made quite a splash last week at the NWT Track and Field Championships, winning medals and wowing crowds, but then, that’s nothing new. “The best part is competing,” she told The Hub, laughing. “I’m very competitive.” This is hardly the first time the 17 year old has represented her school and town at […]

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McPhee takes top prize

No one could have been more surprised than Madison McPhee when she won Sport North’s female athlete of the year title, but then, that’s all part of her charm. “It was pretty awesome… I was really surprised,” she said. “It was all really great… the banquet, the people, everything.” McPhee emerged as a star at […]

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Judoka wrestles his way to the top

After some hard fought battles on the mats at the Canadian Judo Championships last week Mason Bruneau returned home to Hay River with a medal to show for his efforts. “I really left everything on the mat,” he said. “It was a tough weekend, fighting some of the best competitors in the country and I […]

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Ball hockey fills void

Despite the change from their regular location, more than a dozen men faithfully turn out twice a week for ball-hockey games. “Usually, ball hockey, is a fill-in sport during the spring before golf and softball start,” said organizer Scott Bolt. “We’ve had ten to 15 guys showing up. Not a lot of difference as far […]

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Ball park development under way for the season

  Although there is no word yet on whether there will be a softball season this year, work is already moving forward with the development of the new field at the Pine Point Ball Park. “Things are going well so far,” said Glenn Smith, president of the Pine Point Ballpark Expansion Association. “Getting the grass […]

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Track on track

Hay River is bracing for some of the biggest track and field events in its 25-year history, first and foremost by going back to basics. “The very first year they had track 25 years ago, they have the opening ceremonies outside and this year, we will too,” said organizer Jill Taylor. “Things are going to […]

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Road Runners start their season

On a chilly morning last weekend, the Hay River Road Runners Club — or a subset of them — met at Aurora College for their second run of the season. “I would still be in bed if there was no running club,” said Sherry Ringuette. “My husband and I run together, but when it’s cold, […]

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Super Soccer prep underway

The snow hasn’t melted quite enough to play on the outdoor pitches, but that’s not stopping the soccer season from getting underway in the coming weeks. Teams from Hay River Schools will be travelling to Yellowknife and Grande Prairie, Alta., for Super Soccer tournaments this month, hopefully to return with banners and enthusiasm for taking […]

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