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NNSL Sports Stories

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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Runners from Ireland and U.S. tackle Yk marathon

August 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

The marathon is perhaps the toughest and most grueling of all official road races anywhere in the world. It’s not something you automatically think of doing when you wake up first thing in the morning.

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Hockey NWT moving to half-ice games

August 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

Small-area games have become all the rage across Canada when it comes to long-term player development.

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Two canoers spent three months #PaddlingNorth

August 23, 2018 - Inuvik

TA Loeffler and Marian Wissink paddled 3,080 km from Jasper, Alberta to Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories and ended up feeling like they had arrived back home in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Coral Harbour takes Calm Air Cup

August 23, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

In a wild game that saw both a monumental blunder and the breaking of one of competitive ball’s oldest never-do-that rules in extra innings, the Salliq Invaders (Coral Harbour) scored a pair of runs in their final at bat to defeat Rankin Inlet’s Kativik squad 15-14 and claim the 2018 Calm Air Cup mixed slo-pitch championship.

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Hockey player chases her dreams south

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s about that time – students get ready to head back to university or leave home for the first time to attend their chosen institution of higher learning.

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Hockey teams set for Red Deer

August 21, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s going to be a tough go of it for the NWT at the Canada Winter Games when it comes to hockey but there’s no question the territory will be sending its absolute best.

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SPORTS TALK: I love sports – and Sig did as well

August 19, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

I’ve often told anyone who will listen that I love my job. I write about sports and get paid to do it. How bad can my life be?

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Twice is nice for Fort Smith in slo-pitch

August 18, 2018 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

They came, they saw and, once again, they conquered.

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World record holder runs for peace in Inuvik, around the world

August 17, 2018 - Inuvik

Suresh Joachim has broken more than 60 Guinness World Records in the last 20 years.

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Hay River slo-pitch tournament another hit

August 17, 2018 - Hay River

Once again this year, the Coors Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament in Hay River proved to be a big draw for teams from the NWT and northern Alberta.

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Darrell Koch wins Mediocre Golf Association event with record score

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

When you think of the Yellowknife chapter of the Mediocre Golf Association, you don’t really think of scores that would rival a regular tournament score.

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Squash players hit the court

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Summer is almost over … not that it really began to begin with.

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A marathon weekend of slo-pitch

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

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.

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Near-win for Team NWT at nationals

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

For about 35 minutes on Aug. 10, there was genuine excitement in the air at the Canada Basketball Boys 15U Nationals in Kamloops, B.C.

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A marathon weekend of slo-pitch

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

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.

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Yellowknifers golf for housing

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s the only tournament where it’s ladies only and it’s always a great time had by all.

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SPORTS TALK: Goodbye to Stan Mikita – one of the best ever

August 12, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

You want even more good news from the cave rescue in Thailand? Sure.

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Rowdy Roses go on great playoff run in Alberta

August 11, 2018 - NWT

It’s rare to see Cinderella-type stories of a team coming from the depths of the bottom to shock and awe everyone with their amazing play.

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Arviat hosts roller hockey camp

August 11, 2018 - Arviat

Roller hockey is coming to Arviat and Michael Hunt knows the community will love it.

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