Some of Hay River’s own were honoured this year during the Sport North awards ceremony in Yellowknife on May 26.
Christopher Lirette was recognized as the 2012 NWT Junior Male Athlete of the Year for his
Members of the NWT biathlon team gathered in Hay River on Feb. 18 and 19 to prepare for the upcoming Arctic Winter Games. Hay River’s Chuck Lirette, head coach of the team, said the camp included 15 snowshoe and ski biathletes, along with four coaches. The biathletes came from seven communities – Fort McPherson, Aklavik, [...]
As Hay River’s teachers gathered together to learn, a few were also celebrated. Before digging into two days of in-service to prepare for the upcoming school year, South Slave Divisional Education Council superintendent Curtis Brown stood before a full gymnasium at Princess Alexandra School last Thursday to pay homage to teachers and members of the [...]
At the epoch of this year’s Territorial Championships, students from Hay River have returned from a track meet in Alberta ready to face the challenge. Six Diamond Jenness Secondary School athletes returned to the Peace Country Classic Track and Field meet in Grande Prairie on May 14 with some pretty hefty wins. The entire Northwest [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Warmer temperatures graced the 27th annual Ptub races this past weekend as cross-country skiers from Hay River, Yellowknife and Fort Smith took to the trails. About half of the participants saw this as a last weekend of racing after traveling to compete in the Arctic Winter Games, Cadet Nationals and other high level competitions.