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Rivermen on the short end again

You have to fall before you can get up, right? That's the old saying. The Yukon Rivermen bantam hockey team, which counts several Yellowknife players among its numbers, were in tough once again last weekend...
Roman Reigns is a professional wrestler. His real name is Joe Anoa'i and he broke character on Oct. 22 for a very, very good reason. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

SPORTS TALK: Professional wrestling is very real sometimes – just ask Joe Anoa’i

You know the best way to troll millennials? Play a song they have no clue about and watch them eat it up. Fatboy Slim, the legendary British DJ, played a set at the Boiler Room...

Player turns coach

Brittenie Jefferd-Moore, known better in town by the nickname Bitsie, was one of only two girls in her age group playing hockey growing up. “I remember having to get dressed in the women’s washroom in...
Dean MacInnis, principal of Sir John Franklin High School, presents Jack Panayi, captain of Sir John Franklin's boys team, with the championship trophy after the Falcons beat St. Pat's in the Wade Hamer Challenge Cup boys game in November 2017. NNSL file photo

Wade Hamer Challenge Cup set for 34th edition Wednesday

There's the Cager basketball tournaments. There's Super Soccer. There's Spike It! But in reality, there is only one game in Yellowknife that means more to both St. Pat's and Sir John Franklin than all of...
Nunavut's Youth Ambassador Program will be on the ground at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., to help out with activities during week two. They are, from left, Matthew Ford-Rogers of Rankin Inlet, Tanya Tugak of Rankin Inlet, Donald Mullins of Chesterfield Inlet, Shaun Nauyuk of Iqaluit, Katrina Anderson of Rankin Inlet, Sylvia Kablutsiak of Arviat, Melanie Qaqqasiq of Naujaat, Jewel Kuksuk of Arviat and Carla Kaayak of Baker Lake. Missing from the photo is Alesha Tiglik of Iqaluit. photo courtesy of Alison Griffin

The other Nunavut team at the Canada Winter Games

Nunavut will be sending athletes for weeks one and two of the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. The week two contingent, though, will have one group of members that will be doing something...
Emily Paul takes aim at the target while Jonny Bungay gets ready for his turn during a friendly archery competition at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Oct. 18, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson

Students learn the art of the bow

Students are developing their archery skills thanks to a program being run by physical education teacher Gary Minaudo at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat. Minaudo, who hails from the Windsor, Ont., area, said he has...

A marathon weekend of slo-pitch

Yellowknife didn't have a team at any of the three host venues for this year's Slo-Pitch National Canadian Championships but there were players on teams from outside the city. And they came close to winning...
Sir John Franklin's AA girls Gold squad defeated Paul W. Kaeser for the gold medal at the Elks Outdoor Soccer Tournament in Hay River on Sunday. They are, front row from left, Mira Mercer, Mali Straker, Valadee Lockhart, Danica Taylor, Mia McInnis and Brianna Brenton; back row from left, Olga Duru, Wren Acorn, Jenaya Hanninen, Taylor Sorenson, Rae Panayi, Emma duPlessis, Ally Hillier, Marie Carpenter and Ruby Pigott. Photo courtesy of Wendy Malkin.

Yellowknife wins big on the pitch

When you're starting out a brand new school year, you want to get out on the right foot. It's no different in the sporting world and a few Yellowknife schools got off on the right...

Yukon Rivermen in tough at Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament

Yellowknife's quotient of the Yukon Rivermen picked up in 2019 where they left off in 2018 – still the rudder that steers the ship. The Rivermen made the trip to B.C. to play in the...

Scoring that last bucket

They didn’t have an official team name and had to forfeit a couple of matches after sleeping in Saturday morning, but Chris Church’s team came out on top with a hard-fought win in the...

Tempers flare on Senior Super Soccer final day

Emotions always run high when it comes to championship games and that was no different on Sunday afternoon at the Fieldhouse. The U19AA boys final between Sir John Franklin and St. Pat's was a highly-charged...

Green and relay team finish 11th at Olympics

Biathlete Brendan Green of Hay River and the other members of the men's relay team representing Canada finished 11th in his last race of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. The 4x7.5-km relay race...
Taya Straker, right, tries to fend off Madeleine Kapraelian during action in the U14 division of the McLennan Ross GO Play 3-on-3 Tournament at St. Pat's Gymnasium on Sunday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo.

GO Ball hosts annual basketball Tournament

It's one of the most popular girls-only sporting events going today in Yellowknife and the 2018 version hit St. Pat's and Weledeh Gymnasiums for its latest go-round. The McLennan Ross GO Play 3-on-3 Tournament, hosted...

Wolfpack helps out Humboldt to the tune of $20,000

So many people and groups have helped out the Humboldt Broncos and the families of those affected by the events of April 6. The Yellowknife Wolfpack did its part on Sunday and raised a good...
Team North's boys squad will be looking to defend or better their silver-medal performance from one years ago at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, which begin on May 1 in Cowichan, B.C. Last year's team consisted of, front row from left, Seth Ningeongan, Tyler Akeeagok, River Ross, Austin Caza, Qarqitaq Kusugak-Clark, Kaine Comin and Josh Tetlichi; back row, Alex Skinner (injured), assistant coach Neco Towtongie, head coach Les Skinner, Drake Giroux, Liam Wong, Jaden Sigurdson, Ben McClelland, Johnny Elias, Jonas Leas, Stephane Nukapiak, Kaidan McDonald, Tyler Sabourin, Tanner Mandeville (injured), Ryan Skinner, team manager Derek Squirrel and assistant coach Tim Gordon. - photo courtesy of Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT

Team North off and running

Last year was a historic result for Team North at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships as they won a silver medal, the first medal of any colour for the North at the annual tournament. The...

Five years worth of celebration

Hard to believe but the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) has been around for five years now. “I can't believe how fast it's gone and how much we've grown over that time,” said...

PUCK DROPPINGS: Wade Hamer Hockey League closed for the season

Editor's note: Jon Howe bids farewell to the Wade Hamer Hockey League season, better known as WIMPS. As he does every season, he gave us some laughs about the goings-on within the mediocre section...
The U19 boys squad from St. Pat's won their division at the Lawrie Hobart Memorial Volleyball Tournament in Fort Smith this past Sunday. In front is Jordan Balsillie and in back, from left, is Kevin Santos, Zozo Betshwana, Winston Muchenje, Isaac Karstad, Lance Dizon and coach Rudolph Swanepoel. Photo courtesy of Lance Dizon.

Everyone’s a winner in Fort Smith volleyball tournament

If you're only sending a small contingent to a tournament, you'd better make it count. Three schools did just that at the Lawrie Hobart Memorial Volleyball Tournament in Fort Smith, which wrapped up this past...

Jonah Bevington selected by Portland Winterhawks in fifth round of Western Hockey League Bantam...

Another Western Hockey League Bantam Draft, another Yellowknife player gets selected. Jonah Bevington is the lucky player this time around as the 14-year-old was picked in the fifth round, 109th overall, by the Portland Winterhawks...
The players from the Yellowknife Wolfpack peewee development team and California Wave gather together for the customary group shot following their joint game at the Vernon Winter Carnival Coca-Cola Classic Tournament in Vernon, B.C., on Feb. 10. Both teams split their players into two new outfits with new names after the Wave had to send players back home for a playoff game. photo courtesy of Darren Wicks

A fun finish for Wolfpack peewees at B.C. tournament

For the second year running, the Yellowknife Wolfpack peewee development team was in Vernon, B.C., for the annual Vernon Winter Carnival Coca-Cola Classic Tournament, one of the most exclusive tournaments in western Canada. Just...

Mushers make it to Pond Inlet

Driving winds and lots of snow made it hard to travel, but the eight mushers and their dog teams made it to Pond Inlet from Iglulik at the end of the Nunavut Quest on...
Participants take off for their run during the Midnight Sun Fun Run on June 22. Over 100 individuals from all walks of life participated in events such as a five kilometre run or a sprint triathlon. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Midnight Sun Fun Run adds new sprint triathlon event

There were over 100 runners who took part in this year’s Midnight Sun Fun Run activities on June 22, where 18 of the participants tried out the event's latest addition: a sprint triathlon. Steve Krug,...
Ron Chiasson, left of YK Blue sets the ball for Phil Youngblut during the NWT Open Territorial Championship. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Familiar faces take home Volleyball Championships

Familiar faces took home gold this weekend at the NWT Volleyball Territorial Open Championships. The men's bracket saw two teams face off against each other for the second year in a row with similar results....

Rival high schools face off at Challenge Cup

Painted faces and colourful banners filled the stands at the 33rd annual Wade Hamer Challenge Cup Wednesday as rival high schools hit the ice. St. Patrick's High School and Sir John Franklin High School faced-off...

Yellowknife teams shut out on the diamond as NWT Co-Ed Slo-Pitch Championship titles head...

As much as Yellowknife would like to have it all, it doesn't always work out that way. That was the case at Fritz Theil Park on Sunday as the NWT Co-Ed Slo-Pitch Championship at Fritz...

Second time unlucky for Hay River Heat

One day, the Hay River Heat will figure out how to beat the Fire Prevention Blue Jays of Yellowknife. Until then, they have to watch the Blue Jays continue their reign atop the fastpitch mountain...

Late Pat Bobinski inducted into NWT Sport Hall of Fame

The late Pat Bobinski of Hay River has been inducted into the NWT Sport Hall of Fame. Bobinski, who died in July, was honoured as a builder in the sport of biathlon. Paul Green represented Bobinski...

Akeem Haynes in action

A man who made Yellowknifers proud winning bronze at the Summer Olympics in Brazil last year will try and do it all again, tomorrow. Akeem Haynes is competing in the Canadian men's 4 x...

Struggles continue for Kerry Galusha

Suffice it to say that the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts hasn't been the best for Kerry Galusha and Team NWT. Galusha sat with a record of one win and five losses as of press...

Let the games begin!

After years of planning, work and anticipation, the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games officially kicked off with flashy opening ceremonies on March 18 in the brand-new recreation centre in Hay River. Athletes from the...