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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 […]

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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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 […]

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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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