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Student athletes set for new season

The new school year is off and running in the NWT. More than one parent may have played “It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” on full blast when dropping their child off on...

Samuel Schofield named to Swift Current Broncos protected list

It's likely the only reason Samuel Schofield isn't playing in the Western Hockey League this season is because he's just 15 years old. In any case, Schofield must have made quite the impression on the...

If all goes according to plan, the future could be one year from now

The 2017-2018 Western Hockey League season will kick off with no one from Yellowknife on a starting roster. Not a huge surprise. It would have been nice if Connor Fleming had cracked the Prince Albert...

East Three athletes gear up

East Three Secondary is on the defensive this year as it looks to protect its position as junior girls' and senior boys' volleyball champions. The volleyball season is expected to kick off in the first...

Yellowknife Floor Hockey Association youth tournament rounds out inaugural season

There's a sight you don't see every day, or at least in the past 50 years: the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup. Maybe not the real thing but at least it kind of...

Yellowknife Slopitch Association playoffs finish up softball season

The Yellowknife Slopitch Association's 2017 season is officially over with the league's champions crowned on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The Top of the World Wham Dingers captured the A competitive division title. Their 13-2...

Taltson McQueen heads to Grande Prairie Regional College to begin post-secondary volleyball career

When it comes to student athletes, they say studies come first, sports second. Eighteen-year-old Sir John Franklin High School graduate Talston McQueen is about to find out if that's true after making the men's volleyball...

Yk hockey star hopes to make WHL team roster

Connor Fleming was drafted by the Prince Albert Raiders in the Western Hockey League's 2016 bantam draft. He was too young to join the team last season but this time around, he will get his...

Austin Daniels comes close at Lethbridge Hurricanes main camp

While Connor Fleming is busy trying to make the roster of the Prince Albert Raiders, there was another young Yellowknife hockey stud who very nearly got his chance to play in the Western Hockey...

Fire Prevention Blue Jays capture Yk Fastball League championship

Mother Nature sure has a way of screwing things up. Such as ensuring the 2017 Yk Fastball League season went one more day than expected. Not that the teams in the final were complaining because it...

Yellowknife Golf Club Championships crown five new winners for 2017

Five of the city's golfers can officially call themselves better than anyone else at the Yellowknife Golf Club. The annual club championships wrapped up on Sunday with the second and final rounds of the various...

Girls get their turn as Hockey NWT hosts annual Female Jamboree

The boys had their chance to impress on the ice earlier this month, so it was only fair that the girls would get their own shot. Hockey NWT hosted its annual Female Jamboree at the...

Living, breathing, sleeping yoga

Hay River now has four women trained as yoga instructors and willing to pass on the secrets of the ancient physical and spiritual practice to others in the community. That is the result – and...

Just Call Vince take slo-pitch title

The Amirco Barry Pickers battled back from the losers’ bracket to challenge Just Call Vince in the finals of the Inuvik Slo-Pitch Association’s playoffs last weekend, but JCV’s bats were too hot to contain...

Annie King manages to crack final roster for Saskatchewan U16 provincial girls hockey team

There are several Yellowknife minor hockey players who have done good in the south. One of them has now taken the leap to making a provincial squad and according to one of her former coaches,...

Hockey NWT hosts identification camp ahead of 2019 Canada Winter Games

With all of the attention the Canada Summer Games got earlier this month, it's easy to forget that the Canada Winter Games are a mere 18 months away. Hockey NWT got the ball rolling on...

Overlander Sports Yellowknife Marathon brings out big crowd for annual event

A marathon is much like a triathlon for the fact that you simply don't wake up one morning and decide it's a good idea. More than 20 runners, though, woke up on Sunday morning and...

Fort Smith and Fort Simpson win titles at NWT Co-Ed Slo-Pitch Championship

The Fitz Bombers of Fort Smith came close to winning the Coors Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament in Hay River earlier this month, losing in the final. They went one better a few days ago and that...

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...

Five communities hit Tommy Forrest Ball Park for NWT Softball summer fastball clinic

You could say the Toronto Blue Jays have had an effect of more youth around the country playing ball of some sort. But once they're in, you have to sustain that increase and NWT Softball...

Inuvik represented at Canada Summer Games

Halfway through the second week of the 2017 Canada Summer Games, Inuvik swimmer Kierra McDonald had already hit a personal best on every race she raced. “It’s gone pretty good,” she said from Winnipeg last...

Five communities hit Tommy Forrest Ball Park for NWT Softball summer fastball clinic

You could say the Toronto Blue Jays have had an effect on more youth around the country playing ball of some kind. But once they're in, you have to sustain that growth. NWT Softball tried...

Hard fight for Rankin softball at national slo-pitch championship in Winnipeg

There was no ultimate victory for softball players from Rankin Inlet who travelled to Winnipeg, Man., for the national slo-pitch championships, but the team came away feeling good. The Juggernauts joined teams from across Canada...

From Saamba K’e to The Peg

If you were at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg and asked a volunteer a question, they would do their best to answer you. Deanna Jumbo of Saamba K'e had that job but she was...

‘A new-found sense of independence’

At first glance, Sonali Sivakumar looks like any other volunteer at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. Clad in her orange shirt, replete with identification lanyard, she's either directing people where to go, taking their...

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...

Long weekend, new champions

Whenever there are big tournaments at the Yellowknife Golf Club, there are certain players you expect to see at the top. Andy Couvrette is one of them. The veteran Yellowknife golfer managed to outlast the...

Andy Couvrette and Shereen Naidu win men’s and women’s titles respectively in Yellowknife Golf...

Whenever there are big tournaments at the Yellowknife Golf Club, there are players you expect to see at the top. Andy Couvrette is one of them and showed why he's always a threat when the...

Team NWT gets close to the podium

For the first time at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, the NWT had a genuine shot at a medal. Too bad Gabriel Leclerc had an outside lane in the pool. The 15-year-old swimmer was in...

Dettah Dodgers fall in opening playoff game at Slo Pitch National Canadian Championships

If the Dettah Dodgers wanted to blame the smoke from the wildfires blazing in B.C. for their early exit at the Slo Pitch National Canadian Championships, they wouldn't be faulted for doing so. The Dodgers...