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Yellowknife Bay Soccer Club beaten but not bruised at U-15 Cup in Calgary

October 10, 2017 - Yellowknife

There’s an old saying that offence sells tickets but defence wins championships.

Competing at the U-15 Cup in Calgary, part of Canada Soccer’s Toyota Club Nationals, the Yellowknife Bay Soccer Club’s U15 girls outfit, the Sundogs, found they had plenty of defence but no offence. Turns out there’s an exception to the rule after all.

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Terry Fox Run speeds through 37th year

September 21, 2017 - Inuvik
Olivia Gilmour, left, Tessa Jenks, Karis Gilmour and Lexi Gilmour were just a few of the approximately 50 participants in this year’s Terry Fox Run on Sept. 17. Kirsten Fenn/NNSL photo

Approximately 50 people – including parents pushing strollers, residents with dogs and members of the RCMP – laced up for this year’s Terry Fox Run on Sept. 17.

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Viktor Gutierrez cracks University of Prince Edward Island men’s soccer team roster

September 12, 2017 - Yellowknife

When Viktor Gutierrez played with Team NWT’s boys soccer team at the Canada Summer Games last month, he didn’t know where he would be going for post-secondary matriculation.

After the Canada Summer Games ended, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) made that decision for him.

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Samuel Schofield named to Swift Current Broncos protected list

September 7, 2017 - Yellowknife

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 Swift Current Broncos, because the team named him to its 50-player protected list in the final days of August. His listing means no other WHL team can make contact with him this season.

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

September 7, 2017 - Yellowknife

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 Raiders roster but making a WHL team as a 16-year-old is a tough feat. Very few players that young get to put on a uniform and if they do, it’s because they’re Connor McDavid good.

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East Three athletes gear up

September 6, 2017 - Inuvik
Colin Pybus, phys-ed teacher at East Three Secondary, said the school hopes to build on its success in volleyball this year. Last season, the junior girls and senior boys both took home banners at the territorial Spike It! tournament. Kirsten Fenn/NNSL photo

East Three Secondary is on the defensive this year as it looks to protect its position as junior girls’ and senior boys’ volleyball champions.

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

September 5, 2017 - Yellowknife

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 team at Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC). So far, he likes what he sees.

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Yk hockey star hopes to make WHL team roster

August 31, 2017 - Yellowknife

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 first genuine shot to make the big club.

The 16-year-old started on his way to playing in the WHL this season on Wednesday with the rookie camp, which features the draft classes from last year and this year battling it out to impress the coaching staff and moving ahead to the main camp.

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