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Big donation for Inuvik Youth Centre

Sports for Smiles members Janeva Shahi, left, Kanaka Shahi and Deva Shahi pack up their donation to the Inuvik Youth Centre. Photo courtesy of Janeva Shahi
September 16, 2018

A B.C.-based group is helping out Inuvik in a big way.

The Inuvik Youth Centre is set to receive a donation of soccer equipment, leadership seminars and sports camps from Sports for Smiles, a non-profit located in Delta, B.C.

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Sports Talk: Naomi Osaka won the U.S. Open women’s singles title but you’d never know

September 16, 2018

So I’ve listened to all the bluster about what Serena Williams did at the U.S. Open. I’ve watched it. I’m ready.

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Sports Chek: Darts tournament begins

September 16, 2018

Latest sports news from around the Northwest Territories

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Fred Muise moves on

Recreation Leader of the Year award-winner Fred Muise of Cambridge Bay presents the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association Award of Merit to Jason Tologanak, also of Cambridge Bay. (recognizes an individual/organization/corporation for an outstanding contribution to achievements in each province and territory) 2016 Sport and Recreation Awards Celebration and Dinner Oct. 15, 2016 Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo
September 15, 2018

Fred Muise still remembers his first day on the job like it was yesterday.

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Tennis calls it a season in Yk

Tamara Jovic, left, and Hiro Kobayashi were the finalists in the women's singles division of the Yellowknife Tennis Club's Fall Open on Sept. 9. Jovic managed to overcome Kobayashi in straight sets for the win. photo courtesy of Tami Johnson
September 13, 2018

Yet another summer sport has collapsed its tent for 2018, but it did so in style.

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Men’s and Ladies Nights at Yellowknife Golf Club over for another season

September 13, 2018

Amid all of the tournaments and events at the Yellowknife Golf Club, there are those who go just to play a weekly round of fun golf and enjoy the company.

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The ladies are alright as well

September 11, 2018

As promised (and you knew it) this is the continuation of last week’s Sports Talk.

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Yellowknife Sporting Club’s Dust The Rust hockey camp sees more than 70 take part

September 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s official – hockey is off and running in Yellowknife.

The Multiplex played host to the Dust The Rust camp over the weekend with everything wrapping up on Sunday with more than six dozen players from Yellowknife, Hay River and Inuvik hitting the ice and gymnasium; the out-of-town players came as part of mandatory training for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

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Mediocre Golf Association wraps up 2018 season with Last Gasp tournament

September 11, 2018 - Yellowknife

A day of high drama at the Yellowknife Golf Course on Sunday: two playoffs, leapfrogging in the money list and the first-ever disqualification.

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New year, new crop of hope

September 6, 2018

Hope springs eternal for young hockey players looking to play on any some sort of high level team.

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Two teams split the winnings at Yellowknife Golf Club’s 4-Person Cash Scramble

Brad Waugh chips onto the green from the fringe. James McCarthy/NNSL photo
September 6, 2018

Playoffs are what make golf exciting. The thrill of a sudden-death win, the agony of a sudden-death defeat, real Wide World of Sports stuff.

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Lordy, Lordy, looks who’s 40

BFTA is officially the longest-serving slo-pitch team in the city and celebrated its 40 th anniversary of play this past season. Some of the past and current team members got together for a reunion of sorts last month and those who came are, front row from left, Roxanne Kelly, Richard Klakowich, Jimmy DeCoste, Abby DeCoste, Candace DeCoste, Amanda DeCoste, Rachel Makohoniuk, Rodney Makohoniuk, Paul Reddy, Janice Render, Claire Marchildon and Dave Hurley; middle row from left, Jennifer Rafferty, Bruce Stewart, Jacqueline Mo, Tracey Carroll, Steve Ross, Ben McDonald, Cheryl Inward-Jones, Audrey Hurley, Brian Render and Mike Kelly; back row from left, Josh Penny, Kevin Pitcher and Jon Russill. photo courtesy of Candace Decoste
September 6, 2018

Take a look around the sports scene in Yellowknife and you’d be hard-pressed to find any team that’s been around for a long time.

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Yk hockey player heads to WHL

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

It takes a lot of work to make the roster of any Western Hockey League team.

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New facilities mean more options for active kids

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

There is high demand in Yellowknife for facilities at which young people can get active.

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Girls gather for some shinny

September 4, 2018 - Yellowknife

The group may have been smaller but that didn’t mean it wasn’t a success.

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NWT School sports set for another season

September 2, 2018 - NWT

Sept. 4 is the day when everything gets back to normal for parents.

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Speedskaters go to camp

September 1, 2018 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

We’re on the downswing of summer and heading into fall and that can only mean one thing in the sports world: ice is coming back.

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SPORTS TALK: Careful what you say – your kids might pay for it in 30 years

September 1, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

If you’re going to criticize Donald Trump – and there are plenty of ways to do so because he makes it way, way too easy – make sure the image you’re using to accompany said criticism matches your argument.

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Roads End Golf Course celebrates first men’s league season

August 31, 2018 - Inuvik

Inuvik’s colder-than-normal summer didn’t stop the Roads End Golf Course from hosting its first men’s golf league and tournament this summer.

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Hub hockey players closer to Canada Winter Games

August 31, 2018 - Hay River

Three girls from Hay River are pretty much locks to make it to next year’s Canada Winter Games, while two boys are getting closer.

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Jack Works moves on up

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

There will be at least one Yellowknife hockey player playing junior A hockey this season and it’s someone who has already had a taste of the semi-pros.

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So, you want to play a sport – now what?

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

So, you’ve found a sport you like and want to join a team – now what?

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Scholastic athletics set for another year

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

This coming Tuesday is the day when everything gets back to normal for parents.

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Young athletes deal with obstacles

August 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The ways in which illness and physical ailments shape life and sports activities are many. Not only do the ailments cause barriers to young athletes but the lack of specialists can cause further barriers to sporting lifestyles.

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Amirco Barry Pickers take slo-pitch playoff title

August 29, 2018 - Inuvik

In two tight final games, the Amirco Barry Pickers faced off against two-time Midnight Sun Tournament winners the Native Yankees to win the 2018 Inuvik Slo-Pitch Association title.

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NWT Speed Skating hosts annual summer camp

August 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

Fall is on the horizon, which means ice sports are starting to ramp things up and that includes NWT Speed Skating.

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Cardinals atop the fastpitch perch

August 29, 2018 - Yellowknife

There is once again a new champion in the Yk Fastball League and it’s one of the old guard back on top.

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SPORTS TALK: The greatest first pitch ever thrown – and she’s a nun

August 25, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

It takes a special sort of dingus to pull this trick.

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Young football player shoots for the pros

August 24, 2018 - Hay River

A young football player with strong family ties to Hay River has his eyes firmly set on making it to the pro ranks.

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Roller hockey introduced to Arviat youth

August 24, 2018 - Arviat

A new sport arrived in Arviat in a big way this past week.

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