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Wacky weather thrown at teams for Coors weekend

The weird weather this weekend didn’t prevent the territory’s avid slo-pitch players from competing in this year’s Coors tournament. After two team dropped out, 11 teams from across the North competed with strong winds, hot sun and thunder as their backdrop. A fast-approaching thunderstorm soaked teams on Sunday afternoon, and repeated showers on Monday hit […]

NWT athletes shine at meet

From beginning to end, like the championships themselves, the 2011 Territorial Track and Field opening ceremonies were a blur of anticipation, noise, energy and encouragement. Cheers echoed off the concrete floor and wooden stands in the arena on Wednesday night and camera flashes illuminated clusters of students as they gathered on the floor in the […]

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Hay River minor hockey enjoys ‘fantastic’ season, says association president

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Delorey rink takes care of ‘bizness’

It was a battle of old versus young in the final of the 48th “Bizness” Bonspiel this weekend at the Hay River Curling Club. The Delorey rink of lead Alison Billard, second Rob Billard, third Davida Delorey and skip Paul Delorey were up against the Finning rink, which featured the Amanda Moizis rink of Moizis, […]

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Donation introduces high school students to popular winter sport

Hay River high school students are getting a taste of one of the most popular winter sports in Canada thanks to a donation by the Northwest Territories Broomball Association, the Hay River Elks and others. Hay River Recreation Programmer Tammy Buchanan said the Town of Hay River made a request to NWT Broomball for a […]

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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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Crushers rally too little, too late in GP

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 […]

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DeBeers tournament raises over $30,000

Northern corporations gathered on the Hay River Golf Course on Saturday in support of two local organizations with hopes of raising $25,000. The third DeBeers Charity Golf tournament was held to raise funds for the Hay River Hospital Foundation and the Junior Golf program. Approximately $30,000 was raised this year, raising the total funds for […]

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Hay River Hockey Banquet = success

There were many hockey players, coaches, parents, family, friends, and hockey volunteers with smiling faces at the annual end-of-year hockey banquet at the Royal Canadian Legion on April 14. Players were recognized for their dedication, hard work, success, and perseverance on and off the hockey rink. Patrick Smith, the Hay River Huskies Bantam player who […]

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