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Hay River to get first recreation volleyball tournament in years

    For the first time in almost 20 years, Hay River will be hosting a recreation volleyball tournament late this month. Eddie Smith, who will be playing in the April 28 to 30 tournament, said it’s been a long time since such a tournament has been held in town, and he has been playing […]

Fans and volunteers make slo-pitch tourney a success

Ann’s Angels from Fort Smith took first place at last weekend’s Coors Slo Pitch Tournament, with Hay River’s Rusty Blades coming in second and the High Level Outlawz rounding out the top three – but the event was a win for everyone involved. “Everyone looks forward to it all season. It’s great to see so […]

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Old Town Challenge takes place over weekend

The Old Town Challenge paintball tournament took place last Sunday, with four teams participating. Only a dozen players came out to the annual tournament this year, but with smaller teams, it made things interesting. Regular player Tristan Cross said that while he would have wished more people had come out for the afternoon tournament, it […]

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A taste of the tropics at the golf course last weekend

It may not have been tropical temperatures this past Saturday, not going by Hay River standards. But a roasting pig, colourful props and a wildly printed shirt or two may have given Saturday at the Hay River Golf Club a bit of a different flavour. This year’s August Best Ball fundraising tournament has been taken […]

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DeBeers Charity Classic had golfers shooting for diamonds

They would say it’s strictly a fundraising tournament, but somewhere in there, organizers are pushing the idea that it was a fun-raising tournament. Silly puns aside, one of the many enjoyable golf tournaments that will be taking place was held at the Hay River Golf Course, but this was a tournament with other things in […]

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Tournament kicks off soccer season

Hay River soccer players kicked off their indoor season with a tournament at Diamond Jenness Secondary School this past weekend. The tournament hosted around 120 students in three age divisions. J.J. Hirst, outdoor education co-ordinator, said it was a great weekend for soccer players to test their skills in all areas of the game.

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Polar Pond title goes ‘Northwest’

Along with 38 teams and a Don Cherry impersonator, great sunny weather made the third annual Polar Pond Hockey tournament another great success. Three general team pools along with a women’s pool and old timer pool played on eight rinks on the river at the Fisherman’s Wharf this past weekend, with proceeds going towards a […]

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Hay River’s little Huskies take the ice

Simply playing the game was the driving factor for young athletes during this weekend’s hockey tournament. Teams from Yellowknife and Fort Smith made the trip into town to compete at the initiation level for a weekend of skill building and tournament exposure. The teams were all mixed with five and six year olds, and the […]

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Shootout wraps up golf tourney season

This past weekend was the Hay River Golf Club’s first annual $10,000 Shootout. Seventy-four golfers had the opportunity to play 36 holes over a two day span in hopes of getting a hole in one. The tournament was played in a two-person best ball format, and each hole had a $10,000 hole in one prize.

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Fort Smith ‘stars’ of Coors’ tournament

The Fort Smith Northstars proved they were the cream of the crop during last weekend’s Coors Slo-pitch Tournament, going undefeated through the round robin and playoffs to capture the title on Monday afternoon. “It was a really good tournament,” the Northstar’s Matt Bourke said moments after his team defeated the South Slave Selects 12-2 in […]

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