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Kerry Galusha, left, and her rink of Shona Barbour, Jo-Ann Rizzo and Sarah Koltun narrowly missed out on another final after falling in a close semifinal at the StuSells Toronto Tankard on Sunday. photo courtesy of Team Galusha

Oh-so-close for Team Galusha in Toronto

Team Galusha picked up another paycheque on the World Curling Tour circuit this past weekend at the StuSells Toronto Tankard. Had it not been for Kira Brunton of Ontario in the semifinal, it could have...

A look back at 20 years of Team Nunavut

Nunavut as a territory celebrated its 20th birthday on July 9. A wonderful anniversary, to be sure, but there’s another part of the territory that’s also celebrating two decades of existence. Ronald Anawak Jr., of Rankin...

Sports talk: Just get rid of Russia, already. Please

And so here we are again. Russia has been bad boys and girls when it comes to doping. Some of you may call it shocking. I call it Monday. Nothing shocks me when it comes to...

Nunavut Recreation and Sport Awards preview: who will the winners be?

It’s been a great past 12 months in the world of Nunavut sport and the best of the best will get their just due in October in Iqaluit when the Recreation and Sport Awards...
Kyle Baillie, right, walks out onto the pitch before a game with the Canadian men's national rugby team earlier this season. The Yellowknife-born Baillie is part of the squad at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan but will miss the first two games of the tournament due to a knee injury. photo courtesy of Rugby Canada

Kyle Baillie, born in Yellowknife, ready for Rugby World Cup in Japan with Team...

The Rugby World Cup got going in Japan on Sept. 20 and what you may not have noticed is no Canada. At least not yet. Don't worry – they're on the pitch very early Thursday...
Wren Acorn, seen during the 2019 Canada Winter Games this past February, was among the field at the Canadian Short Track Championships in Montreal this past weekend. Andre Harms/Canada Winter Games photo

All about the experience for Wren Acorn at Canadian Short Track Championships

Wren Acorn was never going to be a giant-killer at the Canadian Short Track Championships. She even said so herself. But this past weekend's event in Montreal was a chance for Acorn to see where...
Team Galusha, made up of Sarah Koltun, left, Kerry Galusha, Jo Ann Rizzo and Shona Barbour pose with an image of Shorty Jenkins, the late legendary ice maker and who the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic is named after, during some down time on Sept. 14. photo courtesy of Team Galusha

Team Galusha hits pay window at AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic

Going into the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic in Cornwall, Ont., this past weekend, Kerry Galusha knew she would have a strong field to contend with. But she stared them down and ended up hitting...
Brady Daniels, seen during the First Air Rec Hockey Tournament this past April, is back with the Kimberley Dynamiters of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in B.C., where he's playing with his younger brother, Austin Daniels. NNSL file photo

Daniels brothers line up for Kimberley Dynamiters of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League

Among all of the players who are down south playing hockey this year are a couple with the Kimberley Dynamiters of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL). The difference between these two and the...
Jonah Bevington carries the puck through neutral ice during action in the Portland Winterhawks' Neely Cup pre-season tournament last month. Bevington just missed out on a spot with the Winterhawks this season as he was one of the final cuts following the final pre-season game on Sept. 7. Matthew Wolfe/Portland Winterhawks photo

Jonah Bevington just misses out with Portland Winterhawks

Getting cut from any sports team is a tough pill to swallow for any young athlete. Jonah Bevington, though, is taking a glass-half-full approach to being let go by the Portland Winterhawks of the Western...
Kerry Galusha, seen during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts this past February, was back out on the road with her rink of Sarah Koltun, Shona Barbour and Jo Ann Rizzo, the team's new second, to play in the StuSells Oakville Tankard in Oakville, Ont., which wrapped up this past Sunday. Andrew Klaver/Curling Canada photo

Team Galusha starts another busy season in Ontario

The 2019-2020 World Curling Tour curling season will be another busy one for Team Galusha. Only difference from last season is it started a bit earlier this season as skip Kerry Galusha, Sarah Koltun, Shona...

SPORTS TALK: Bianca Andreescu, hopefully, is what Canadian tennis has been waiting for

Fake news is the favourite term Donald Trump likes to use when he's not happy with things he reads or hears about himself. When Hurricane Dorian was busy laying waste to the Atlantic, Trump trotted...
Jane Howe, left, NWT environmental manager for Seabridge Gold, and Brent Murphy, Seabridge Gold's vice-president of environmental affairs, right, present Jack Duffy, Sport North's marketing and communications officer, with a cheque for $10,000 at the Sport North offices on Aug. 29. The donation will go toward Team NT's operations for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Seabridge Gold donates $10,000 to Team NT’s 2020 Arctic Winter Games program

With the Western Canada Summer Games over for another quadrennial, the focus for Team NT now turns to the 2020 Arctic Winter Games. It got a good head start last Friday thanks to Seabridge Gold. Jane...

Reflecting on the Western Canada Summer Games

When track and field coach Kenzie McDonald travelled to the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., this month, it was the culmination of months of training. He arrived on August 13, and met...

Logan Cunningham and Carter McLeod get taste of Western Hockey League

Carter McLeod and Logan Cunningham already had plenty in common in their lives, right on down to growing up on the same street: Brown Court. They both also got their first chance to show their...
John Whitford of the Fire Prevention Prospectors watches a pitch come in during an at-bat in the final of the Yk Fastball League's playoff tournament at Tommy Forrest Ball Park on Sunday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Fire Prevention Prospectors strike gold in Yk Fastball League playoffs

Championship games are either studs (really good) or duds (really bad) with seemingly no in-between. The championship game of the Yk Fastball League at Tommy Forrest Ball Park on Sunday was one of those times...

SPORTS TALK: Floyd Daniels was a friend to softball and a friend to me

The glare. That was my first encounter with Floyd Daniels. It was at the 2008 NWT Men's Fastpitch Championship in Hay River. I had just been installed as the umpire-in-chief for NWT Softball the month prior...
Cameron Courtoreille rolls over Tom Haight of Manitoba for the pin during their match at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., on Aug. 16. Courtoreille captured bronze on Sunday by beating Haight for a second time by pinfall. photo courtesy of Rob Hart

Cameron Courtoreille pins down medal no. 6 at Western Canada Summer Games

The 10th and final day of the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., on Sunday saw Team NT pick up its sixth medal of the event. Cameron Courtoreille of Yellowknife was the final...
Nicolas Bennett of Yellowknife, left, Zachary Horton of Hay River, Bryce Smith of Hay River and Stryden Hult-Griffin of Inuvik captured a bronze medal for Team NT in the boys medley relay in track and field at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Alta., on Saturday. photo courtesy of Rob Hart

Boys relay team wins track and field bronze at Western Canada Summer Games

Another day, another bronze medal for Team NT at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., this time on the track. The team of Nicolas Bennett of Yellowknife, Bryce Smith of Hay River,...

Medal no. 4 for Team NT at Western Canada Summer Games

Team NT's medal count at the Western Canada Summer Games is officially at four with the latest podium result coming in tennis. Ofira Duru and Monika Kunderlik, both from Yellowknife, snagged themselves a bronze medal...
Fiona Huang of Hay River, left, is neck-and-neck with Anok Tiordit of Alberta down the stretch in the heats of the girls 400-metre dash at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., on Thursday. photo courtesy of Rob Hart

Close calls and court success on Thursday at Western Canada Summer Games

Thursday at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., featured plenty of almost and a dash of how-about-that. Track and field got underway on Thursday and it started off with a bang as...
Nick Rivet, second from left, walks on as part of the officiating crew prior to the start of action at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., on Aug. 10. Rivet became the first-ever NWT soccer referee to have an on-field role at the Games. photo courtesy of 2019 Western Canada Summer Games

Nick Rivet makes NWT soccer history at Western Canada Summer Games

Among all of the hustle and bustle of the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., it's easy to forget that there are officials who make sure the contests happen in a fair...
Kevin Santos goes in for a lay-up against Yukon during the round-robin match-up between the two teams at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., on Sunday. The boys took down Yukon again on Monday, this time to advance to the bronze medal game on Tuesday versus Manitoba.

Basketball teams fall short at Western Canada Summer Games

The last chances for a medal in phase of the Western Canada Summer Games have come and gone for Team NT. Both the boys and girls teams were on court Tuesday morning in the bronze...
Leo Konge, left, shows off his hardware - one gold and two bronze - that hes won at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., as coach Jane Mooney gives the thumbs-up. He won gold in the 50-metre butterfly on Sunday.

Leo Konge becomes golden boy at Western Canada Summer Games

Just when you thought Leo Konge's Western Canada Summer Games adventure couldn't get any better, it did on Sunday. Day 3 for Team NT at the Games in Swift Current, Sask., was a history-making one...

Leo Konge scores double bronze at Western Canada Summer Games

(Edit: beach volleyball scores updated) (Further edit: basketball scores updated) (Further edit: updated to reflect Leo Konge's second bronze medal, quotes from Konge and Jane Mooney and boys basketball score) Day 2 of the Western Canada Summer...
Naomi Yukon of Deline leads Team NT into the Western Canada Summer Games opening ceremony in Swift Current, Sask., on Friday evening.

Western Canada Summer Games get underway

The wait is over for Team NT and Team Nunavut. The territory's latest sporting venture is underway as the Western Canada Summer Games got underway in Swift Current, Sask., yesterday morning. Yesterday morning because it...
Ian McDonald of Iqaluit, right, will get the honour of carrying in the Nunavut flag at the Western Canada Summer Games opening ceremony in Swift Current, Sask., on Friday evening. photo courtesy of Thorsten Gohl

Iqaluit’s Ian McDonald named Nunavut flag bearer for Western Canada Summer Games opening ceremony

Ian McDonald of Iqaluit is going to make history this weekend when he becomes one of the first four Nunavummiut to play in a competitive game of beach volleyball. Before that happens, McDonald got one...
Naomi Yukon was chosen to be the flag bearer for Team NT at the Western Canada Summer Games opening ceremony this evening in Swift Current, Sask. photo courtesy of Aaron Wells

Naomi Yukon marches them in at Western Canada Summer Games

When Team NT marches into the Western Canada Summer Games opening ceremony this evening in Swift Current, Sask., they will do so under the lead of Naomi Yukon. Yukon, who plays with the girls basketball...

SPORTS TALK: Join me, won’t you, and help #BringBackTheDub

This will either make me some new friends or some new enemies. It could also have no effect on any of you at all. In any event, I'm starting the charge on this. With the...
Crystal Kisakye, seen during the Sherwood Park Track Classic in Alberta last month, is part of the track and field team competing at the Western Canada Summer Games, which get going on Friday. photo courtesy of Rob Hart

Countdown begins to start of 2019 Western Canada Summer Games for Team NT

In less than 72 hours, the territory's best and brightest young athletes will be donning the colours and hitting the playing field/court/sand/track in the latest adventure for Team NT. It's the Western Canada Summer Games...
The Amirco Barry Pickers finished in first place for the Midnight Sun Softball Tournament, after defeating the Native Yankees 6-1 on Aug. 5. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Amirco Barry Pickers finish first in Midnight Sun Softball Tournament

It was the Amirco Barry Pickers who came out on top of Inuvik’s 2019 Midnight Sun Softball Tournament, after defeating the two-time defending champions, the Native Yankees, 6-1 on Aug. 5. “That’s actually a low...