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Tourney comes home

A slo-pitch team from Fort Smith hosted a tournament over the weekend. That would not be unusual except for the location – Hay River. The first-ever Ann’s Angels Annual Grand Slam Ball Tournament was held in Hay River after the team could not reach an arrangement with the Town of Fort Smith on changing an […]

Slo-pit wraps up

The slo-pitch season wrapped up this past weekend following a mixed tournament. “It’s been a great year,” said league president Rachel Daigneault-Durocher. “We’ve had a lot of fun, played a lot of ball, and had a great time.” Only seven out of the 10 local teams played in this year’s finals, but Daigneault-Durocher said that […]

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Defending champs take annual slo-pitch tourney

Between organizing the tournament and playing herself, president of the local mixed slo-pitch league Rachel Daigneault-Durocher said she had a few opportunities to watch games, and from what she could see, there was some really good, competitive ball played over the weekend. “Everything has been going really well. It’s been a good year for the […]

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Brewzers take Super A Ice Breakers in final game of season

  The biggest slo-pitch season Hay River has seen in years wrapped up last week, with the Brewzers taking top place over the Super A Ice Breakers and Carter Crushers in a series of games on Aug. 23. “I think the season went awesome,” said league president Rachel Daigneault-Durocher during the game between the Crushers […]

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Playing for a cause

  With an ambulance full of ice, painkillers and oxygen on standby, players from two renowned Hay River slo-pitch teams took to the field on Aug. 16 for the first-annual Gord Bolt Slo-Pitch Challenge to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. “We just got a great response, especially from the players,” said organizer Jeff […]

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Waterbomber Classic bigger than ever

  The third annual mixed slo-pitch Waterbomber Classic grew this year to include 12 teams, larger-than-average crowds, and a Homecoming exhibition game. “Slo-pitch is really starting to pick up,” organizer Rachel Daigneault-Durocher told The Hub on June 30. “It’s something everyone can enjoy and it’s nice to see the tournament growing along with the popularity […]

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Slo-pitch on the rise

  Three new teams have joined the Hay River Mixed Slo-Pitch League this year, including one from Rowe’s Construction, a youth team called the Whynots, and an oldtimers squad. “It’s good to see so many people coming out and playing ball,” said Rachel Daigneault-Durocher, the league’s new president. “We have a good mix of both […]

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Slo-pitch, fast arrival – Mixed league kicks off season

The Hay River Mixed Slo-Pitch League kicked off its season with games on May 30.  So far, eight teams are registered to play in the league and regular season games are scheduled until Aug. 13.

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Carter’s Crushers take slo-pitch crown

One year away from the top was enough. Carter’s Crushers, whose decade-long reign atop the Hay River Mixed Slo-pitch League came to an end last year, were back in the final Saturday with their sights set on another title. Standing in their way were the Ashton White Shirts, who reeled off three straight wins to […]

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Volunteers step forward to save Coors Tourney

The 29th Annual Coors Slopitch Tournament is a go, after a group of volunteers stepped up at the eleventh hour to help run it, league executives announced last week. Glenn Smith, a director with the Hay River Mixed Slo Pitch League, said league officials had resigned themselves to canceling the popular tournament early last week […]

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