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Biathlon wraps up season

The skiing and biathlon season is coming to an end.  Hay River athletes participated in the last Polar Cup race of the year in Yellowknife earlier this month. But, the team is already anticipating a summer of training. “I’d like to be doing a bit more cross-country training in the warm weather,” said coach Robert […]

Biathlon trials forced inside

    Twenty-eight biathletes gathered in Hay River last week to compete for only 16 spots on the Arctic Winter Games team – but with a catch. They had to compete inside with neither skis nor their regular guns.   “It’s just too cold,” said coach Chuck Lirette on Dec. 12. “The cut off is […]

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Hay River Olympian gets boost

  Brendan Green has not had an easy go of it recently. The Hay River-born biathlete suffered a herniated disk two years ago and, after several surgeries to repair it, said he has spent the better part of 11 months either on bed rest or in recovery, and not training as hard as he would […]

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Green eyes Olympics despite injury

Brendan Green – Hay River’s very own Olympian – is hoping to be ready and able to qualify for next year’s winter games in Russia. The biathlete, who competed at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in 2010, is still recovering from an injury that originated when he was hurt training with weights in mid-2011. In […]

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Hay River Olympic biathlete’s season in jeopardy

  It’s been a rough summer for Brendan Green, and a largely horizontal one at that. “It’s a little tough cause I can’t sit for too long, so I spent most of my day laying on my back,” Green said. The biathlete and 2010 Olympian from Hay River aggravated a herniated disc in his back […]

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AWG Day 1: Biathlon, speed skating reap medals

It was a banner day for Hay River’s Crook family at the Grey Mountain biathlon venue for the Arctic Winter Games. Brothers Clell and Kjel and sister Michaela each took home silver ulu medals in the morning’s snowshoe biathlon individual event, along with Fort McPherson racer Destiny Robert. The biathletes kicked off what became a […]

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Ptubs mark the finish line for ski season

The 28th annual Ptubs have come and gone, despite a lower turn out and some springtime weather, they went off without a hitch. Around 50 competitors showed up for the classic race on Saturday, and the freestyle and skate skiing on Sunday. The regular turn out is about double that. Doug Swallow, biathlon coach said […]

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Solid start for Hay River biathletes

Biathletes in Hay River kicked off the season this past weekend at the Polar Cup, demonstrating the strength of our local athletes. The two-day competition saw four athletes from Fort Smith working against 15 from Hay River. Coach Chuck Lirette is very pleased by the expanded numbers this year.

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Young athletes preparing for season

Six local biathletes have returned to the Territory after a week of summer of training in Alberta. Kim Ring, Andrew Lirette, Angeline Magtibay, Colton Glaicar, Joseph Lirette and Christopher Lirette were among the 46 young athletes from across Western Canada to attend the five-day Alberta Biathlon’s Summer Development Camp at Augustana University in Camrose, Alta […]

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Hay River rallies around Olympian Green

The TV camera locked on to Brendan Green as he prepared to explode into his leg of the men’s 4 x 7.5 km race in Whistler, BC. It was a tense moment for Green, as well as for 3,600 people in a remote community 2000 km north of him. Crowds wearing green flocked into the […]

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