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SPORTS TALK: The UFC deserves its criticism after UFC 229

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass, something he's done for more yards than any other quarterback in National Football League history. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
October 13, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

How about that Banksy deal earlier this month?

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N.J. Macpherson School wins second Yellowknife School Squash Tournament in three years

Ella Skauge, left, and Ethan Bran, both from N.J. Macpherson School, won the Grade 5 girls and boys divisions respectively in the Yellowknife School Squash Tournament at the Racquet Club on Oct. 4. James McCarthy/NNSL photo.
October 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife School Squash Tournament has traditionally been a two way race between N.J. Macpherson and J.H. Sissons.

This year, the pendulum swung back in favour of the former.

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Yk Minor Hockey Association takes part in World Girls Hockey Weekend

October 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

This past weekend was like any other weekend for most, but for the city’s girls hockey players, it was a weekend of their own.

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SPORTS CHECK: Yellowknife squash tournament season underway

October 12, 2018 - Yellowknife

The new season of tournament squash at the Racquet Club is off and running for 2018-2019.

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Rough ride for Sundogs soccer squad

Jenaya Hanninen, left, seen during the 2018 Arctic Winter Games junior girls futsal gold ulu game, was one of the players who went down to Surrey, B.C., with the Yellowknife Bay Soccer Club for the Toyota U-17 Cup. NNSL file photo.
October 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last year, the Yellowknife Bay Soccer Club – the Sundogs – had one of the best showings an outdoor soccer team from the NWT ever had at the Toyota U-15 Cup, which serves as the club nationals for that age group.

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SPORTS CHECK: Coaching clinics a-plenty

October 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s shaping up to be a busy next few days for the Yk Minor Hockey Association and its coaches.

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Hay River Hazard Women’s Hockey seeks players

October 9, 2018 - Hay River

Hay River Hazard Women’s Hockey is looking for players.

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Recreation North Training Program set to launch to everyone in all three territories

The Recreation North Training Program will be in full swing early next month following a year's worth of work in its pilot program. Image courtesy of Amanda Grobeckker.
October 7, 2018 - NWT

It’s been asked for by many people around the North for years and now it’s here.

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SPORTS TALK: People just never learn sometimes, isn’t that right Tom Wilson?

October 7, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

So we have a new NAFTA. We’re calling it the USMCA now. I think USCAM sounds better but what do I know?

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SPORTS CHECK: Volleyball warm-ups on the horizon

October 6, 2018 - NWT

Inuvik

The first big warm-up tournament ahead of the Spike It! school tournaments is happening in Inuvik later this month.

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Yk Special Olympian chosen for national team

Chris Strus bangs out some reps during a weight training session at Just Fitness yesterday afternoon. James McCarthy/NNSL photo.
October 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

Chris Strus already knows what it’s like to represent his country on the international stage.

He’ll get the chance to do it again in a few months’ time.

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New season starts for Kerry Galusha

Brittany Tran, left, Sarah Koltun, Kerry Galusha and Shona Barbour were all smiles after they qualified for the playoffs at the Avonair Cash Spiel in Edmonton this past Saturday. Photo courtesy of Team Galusha.
October 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

If you’re thinking to yourself that it’s a bit early for Kerry Galusha and her rink to be hitting the cash-spiel circuit, you’d be right.

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SPORTS TALK: Special Olympics – the hidden gem of the NWT sports scene

October 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

As the sports editor for Northern News Services, I always have events I enjoy covering and they are plentiful.

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SPORTS CHECK: Rough start for Sundogs

October 5, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Toyota U-17 Cup is underway in Surrey, B.C., and the Yellowknife Bay Soccer Club, known as the Sundogs, are already behind the eight ball.

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Crush Volleyball Club hosts development camp for boys and girls teams

Effie Lockhart serves one up during free time at the Crush Volleyball Club's development camp at Weledeh Gymnasium on Sunday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo.
October 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

And it’s off with another season for the Crush Volleyball Club.

But with a twist.

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NWT Action Pistol Match returns

Chris Hotson prepares to reload his gun during a stage as part of the NWT Action Pistol Match at the Yellowknife Shooting Range on Sunday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo.
October 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

The interest in action pistol shooting was there so why not bring back the event?

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SPORTS CHECK: Yellowknife versus the country

October 2, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s Canada Soccer Club Nationals this week and Yellowknife has plenty of skin in the game when it comes to the competitions.

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Hay River saves the day in soccer tournament

Madison Schaub of Hay River advances the ball while pursued by players from Princess Alexandra School during the Elks Outdoor Soccer Tournament in Hay River on Sept. 22. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo.
October 1, 2018 - Hay River

Had it not been for the Diamond Jenness Secondary School Panthers, it would have been a Yellowknife sweep.

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SPORTS TALK: Cleveland wins! Cleveland wins!

October 1, 2018 - NWT

Nothing warms my heart more than seeing bullies get their comeuppance stuffed good and tight right down their throat.

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SPORTS CHECK: Teaching the icemakers

October 1, 2018 - NWT

Thebacha/Fort Smith

Just like arenas, curling clubs around the territory will be getting going with its new seasons in the coming weeks.

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Yellowknife wins big on the pitch

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.
September 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

When you’re starting out a brand new school year, you want to get out on the right foot.

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Golfers come through again

September 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Golf Club is always a good place to hold an event to raise plenty of money for a worthy cause.

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SPORTS CHECK: Volleyball coaches announced

September 28, 2018 - Yellowknife

Team NT’s volleyball coaches for the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games have now been confirmed.

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Yk Multisport Club’s Cross-Country Run ends 2018 season

Colin Mahon crosses the finish line first to win the tyke boys race as part of the Yk Multisport Club's Cross-Country Run at the Yellowknife Ski Club on Sunday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo.
September 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s now autumn. Felt like it for most of the summer, but it’s officially no longer summer.

That means two things: the Yk Multisport Club has wrapped up its business for 2018 and cross-country running is in full swing.

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SPORTS CHECK: Volleyball camp on the horizon

September 26, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Crush Volleyball Club is getting set for its upcoming season and there’s something new in store this time around.

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2018 Arctic Winter Games final report released

The host society of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games has released its final report on the event, co-hosted in March by Hay River and Fort Smith. NNSL file photo.
September 25, 2018 - South Slave

The host society of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games has released its final report on the event, co-hosted by Hay River and Fort Smith in March of this year.

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SPORTS CHECK: New dates for volleyball tournament

September 24, 2018 - Nunavut

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

One of the most popular volleyball tournaments in the territory now has its dates confirmed.

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More slopitch success for Fort McPherson

K&D Contracting of Fort McPherson came away as champions of the Aklavik Recreation Committee Slow Pitch Tournament on Sept. 16 after beating the Barrypickers of Inuvik in the final. The winners are, front row from left, Justine Vittrekwa, Joyce Blake, Dinah Andre, Jessi Pascal and Zendel Blake; back row from left, Mina McLeod, Dale Blake, JD Storr, Momo Blake, Darren Koe, Ajay Peterson, Sean Blake and Dakota Koe. Missing from the photo is Joanne Tetlichi. Photo courtesy of Joyce Blake.
September 24, 2018 - Aklavik

Have trucks, will travel.

That’s what K&D Contracting of Fort McPherson did as they made the trip to Aklavik for one of the last slopitch tournaments of the season and it was a success.

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SPORTS TALK: The Ottawa Senators got fleeced but Pierre Dorion still looks smart

Daniel Nestor retired from tennis on Sept. 15 following his Davis Cup doubles match against the Netherlands in Toronto. So ends the career of Canada's greatest-ever men's player. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
September 23, 2018 - NWT

One of these days, a news correspondent is going to lose their life covering a hurricane. This was never going to happen this time around.

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SPORTS CHECK: Kevin Koe starts with a bang

September 23, 2018 - NWT

Suzhou, China

The new curling season is underway and Kevin Koe couldn’t have started things any better.

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