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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 […]

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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Judoka to head to nationals

This won’t be judoka Mason Bruneau’s first trip to nationals but it may be the most important for his career. “This is my last year as a youth plus-100kg and it’s my chance to shine,” he told The Hub last week after coming back from a win at the 2015 Atlantic Championships in New Brunswick. […]

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No pool may ground swimmers

While most residents of Hay River have been affected by the ongoing municipal strike in one way or another, for some young athletes, being out of the pool could cost them a shot at the biggest games of their lives. “I’d say I’m frustrated, I guess,” said Graham St. John. “I’ve trained, I’ve paid for […]

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Curlers almost make national tournament

  A curling team from Hay River has narrowly missed earning a berth in a national tournament. The team – consisting of lead Glenn Smith, skip Jared Monkman throwing second stones, third Jesse Duford and Dan Richards throwing final stones – came in second place at the territorial playdowns for the Travelers Curling Club Championship […]

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Polar Pond Hockey returns

  Polar Pond Hockey – an event that has fast become an annual tradition – was back for its seventh year this past weekend. And a lot of the players were also back. In fact, Curtis Rowe, one of the organizers of the March 20 to 22 event, said there were returning players from many […]

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Home crowd away

The ice rink at the Don Stewart Recreation Centre may be closed and the ice removed but that didn’t stop the women’s hockey team from hosting its annual home tournament last weekend. Hazard hockey just took the show on the road to Fort Resolution, where the Hay River team finished second in the finals after […]

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