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Beaufort Delta sending 14 more athletes to Arctic Winter Games

You wouldn't know it from watching him, but Inuvik's Jim Underwood Day was more surprised than anyone else in the room he made TeamNT. "It's a relief," he said. "I've been waiting for the games...

Sports Talk: Ladies and gentlemen, your 2017 World Series champions: the Houston Asterisks

Stealing signs in baseball has been going on since the sport was invented. It's a crappy thing to do but it happens. It's an unwritten rule in the game: you don't do it or you'll...
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VIDEO: Mikayla Jacobson gets some air time from the blanket toss

Tuktoyaktuk's Mikayla Jacobson, just named to TeamNT for the Arctic Winter Games, celebrates with some light hops during a demonstration of the blanket toss, also known as the human trampoline.
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VIDEO: Chris Stipdonk performs 200 foot, eight inch knuckle hop

A new record for the Knuckle Hop may have been set in Inuvik Jan. 25 as Fort Simpson's Chris Stipdonk made an entire lap around the East Three school Gymnasium as part of the...

Inuvik to host fifth Arctic Open Judo tournament

Inuvik will be host to the Arctic Open Judo tournament Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, bringing upwards of 50 judokai from Yellowknife and Whitehorse to the community for the first time in the tournament's...

VIDEO: Underwood Day performs a two-foot high kick

Underwood Day was competing in the Arctic Winter Games Trials Jan. 23-25 at East Three School in Inuvik. Here, he performs a two-foot high kick and jumps over seven feet in the air!  
Carter Robertson, right, gets set to return a shot as Loic Hipfner tries to avoid getting in his way during the A division final of the NWT Junior Squash Championships at the Racquet Club on Sunday. photo courtesy of Jeff Hipfner

Next generation hits the courts at NWT Junior Squash Championships

The Racquet Club's high performance squad got the weekend off and that meant the next wave of junior squash players coming through got the chance to show their stuff. The NWT Junior Squash Championships wrapped...

Sports Talk: What if you held a World pro Darts Championship and no one...

The second of darts' world championships is over – yes, there are two – and that means Wayne Warren of Wales is atop the darts world when it comes to the British Darts Organization's...

Sports Talk: The best of the worst of 2019

So we’ve had the best of 2019 but you know how I roll. It wouldn’t be a real year-in-review without a look at the worst of 2019 from around the sports world. They tell me...

Team Bain aims to sweep away the competition… one last time

It's been a series of deeply emotional ends for Team Bain, who spent the lead up to the Christmas holiday in back-to-back competitions, first vying for a spot at the Arctic Winter Games and...
Annie King, right, was part of Team Canada at the Women's World U-18 Hockey Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia, earlier this month. She posed for this photo prior to the start of the tournament with teammate Ashley Messier. photo courtesy of Lori-Ann King

Annie King settles for silver at Women’s World U-18 Hockey Championship

Team Canada lost just one game at the Women's World U-18 Hockey Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia. Problem was it was the one game they didn't want to lose. The Canadians dropped the gold medal game on...
Some members of the Yk Skating Club got the chance to rub shoulders with Tessa Virtue on Sunday at the Multiplex during a practice. In the photo are, front row from left, Tessa Virtue, Janica Silviero, Julia Reid, Myah Harris, Natalie Power, Peyton Koe, Jariah Silviero, Courtney Dalton and coach Lisette Kaip; back row from left, Emily Hazenberg, coach Brenda Dalton, Victoria Hamm, Niobe Clinton, Keira Clinton and coach Tara Kaip. photo courtesy of Tara Kaip

Tessa Virtue drops in on Yk Skating Club

You had to know the Yk Skating Club would do what it could to get one of the greatest figure skaters of all time to drop in for a visit. And that's exactly what Tessa...

Tsiigehtchic reaching out to Toronto Blue Jays for baseball field upgrades

Tsiigehtchic's aging baseball diamond is in need of a serious overhaul and is reaching out to Canada's premier team for assistance in repairing it. Part of the Toronto Blue Jay's public outreach program, the Jays...

Strong weekend of races in Fort Providence for NWT mushers

Barks and howls replaced silver bells last weekend as almost 100 dogs raced Fort Providence’s Deh Gah Christmas Sled Dog Races. Nineteen mushers participated in the event — a slight drop from last year’s high...

NWT rinks headed to U21 nationals

It came down to a single shot as junior curlers vied for a spot at the Arctic Winter Games trials while playing in the Territorial Junior Championships in Yellowknife earlier this month. When the games...

Sports Talk: Congrats, Fallon Sherrock … you’ve broken one of darts’ glass ceilings

For those of you who know anything about darts, you will know that the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) is holding its world championship right now. It is, without question, the biggest and richest darts tournament...

Sports Talk: Team North is alive and kicking … for now

I know I told you last week I was on vacation and I am. But you and I both know I'm never really on vacation, though the trips back and forth between my bed...

Inuvik sending hockey player to Arctic Winter Games

Liam Cardinal will be the Beaufort Sea's sole representative at the bantam division of the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse this March after emerging as one of 17 players to make the elite...

Sports talk: Is it over for Bill Peters, Mike Babcock and Marc Crawford? Not...

Oh, look … someone else gave Donald Trump and his supporters more ammunition. Jessica Kwong, formerly of Newsweek – I say formerly because she lost her job because of this – decided to regale us...

Northern Games coming home for 50th anniversary

  They've been all across the country and even made a display at the 2010 Winter Olympics, but for their 50th anniversary the Northern Games are coming home to Inuvik. Still in the very early planning...

The Kivalliq reigns supreme at futsal

So we all know that the Kivalliq region is hockey-mad and generally turns in a good performance whenever there are tournaments to be had. But the region is also rather good at futsal and last...
Wren Acorn, right, battles for position during action at the Canadian Junior Short Track Championships in Calgary on Nov. 29. Acorn would finish seventh overall in the meet. photo courtesy of Kerry Egan

Seventh heaven for Wren Acorn at Canadian Junior Short Track Championships

Wren Acorn went into the Canadian Junior Short Track Championships ranked 10 th and came out higher than when she went in. And she very nearly made a bit of history in the process. Acorn was...

Team Bain eyes the bring prize

They may have just gotten back from nearly two weeks on the road, but Team Bain isn't slowing down. It's been a busy November for the squad of four junior curlers, having taken south to...

Sports Talk: Milos Raonic? We don’t need no stinkin’ Milos Raonic

Frankie Boyle fashions himself a comedian. He's also someone who obviously doesn't read. Boyle gave his two cents on Donald Trump giving an award to Conan, the dog who helped snuff out Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi...

Nunavut speedskaters set for Arctic Winter Games

Another team is set to go for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games and it’s one which could make a lot of noise like it did in 2018. Team Nunavut’s speedskating team has been confirmed following...
Annie King, formerly of Yellowknife and now playing in Saskatchewan, puts a Manitoba player in a bear hug during girls hockey action at the Canada Winter Games earlier this year. King will get the chance to wear the maple leaf as a member of Team Canada at the U-18 Women's World Hockey Championship in Slovakia next month after being named to the roster on Monday. Janine Johnsey/Canada Winter Games photo

Annie King named to Team Canada’s roster for U-18 Women’s World Hockey Championship

Annie King's home base is Saskatchewan as she plays with the Notre Dame Hounds AAA squad in the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League. But the born-and-bred Yellowknifer is about to break on to the...

Pro-Wrestling league’s debut packs Ingamo Hall

Ingamo Hall shook with cheers as recovering wrestler Wade Blu finally had it with visiting heel Ace Redman Jr. trash talking his town and elbow dropped him, allowing hometown hero Jarred Kalifornia a.k.a the...
Close to $200,000 worth of sports gear showed up in Fort Providence on Nov. 15 thanks to the work of Edward Landry, a minor hockey coach in the community, Cpl. Cagri Yilmaz, detachment commander of the Fort Providence RCMP, and Sport Central, an Edmonton-based organization which provides donations to communities in need. photo courtesy of Thorsten Gohl

Thousands of reasons to smile in Fort Providence

Edward Landry of Fort Providence is a long-time coach in minor hockey and had a problem. Plenty of youth in the community didn't have any equipment to wear in order to play and he wanted...

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Wrestling league’s debut packs Ingamo Hall

  Ingamo Hall shook with cheers as recovering wrestler Wade Blu finally had it with visiting heel Ace Redman Jr. trash talking his town and elbow dropped him, allowing hometown hero Jarred Kalifornia a.k.a the...
Yellowknife's Jack Works will be one of 44 players from the western part of Canada vying for a spot on Team Canada West for the 2019 World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, B.C., next month. Chad Goddard photo

Jack Works invited to selection camp for World Junior A Challenge

Yellowknife's Jack Works is having quite the season with the Okotoks Oilers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). His exploits haven't gone unnoticed and he'll get a chance to really show what he can...