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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Hay River’s Carter’s Crushers rallied late, but were unable to overcome an early deficit in the B Division final at the Summerslam Slo Pitch Tournament in Grande Prairie, Alberta over the weekend. The Crushers headed into the final hot on the heels of a 32-14 win over Grande Prairie’s Humm Dingers in the semi-final. The […]
This year’s slo-pitch season is shaping up to be bigger and better, with new teams and a new executive, the league’s outgoing president said last week. Angela Haley-Carter said 10 teams have expressed interest in playing in the Hay River Mixed Slo-Pitch League this year, up one from last year’s nine teams.