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NNSL Sports Stories

Trio of triathletes take on Calgary

August 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Completing an Ironman triathlon isn’t for the faint of heart.

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Summer soccer fun all done

August 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife’s newest soccer club has planted itself a seed it hopes will grow into something big.

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Sudden-death finish on the links

August 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Was it the irons? Or was it the putting?

Only Steve Versteeg knows but what we do know is that he’s the big winner of the Yellowknife Golf Club’s August Long Weekend 54-Hole Tournament.

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Two in a row for Native Yankees

August 9, 2018 - Inuvik

The Native Yankees won the Midnight Sun Tournament for the second year in a row with a 13-5 win over Just Call Vince.

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Life lessons from a hockey legend

August 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

By all accounts, Reggie Leach has made his name.

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Fort Smith shines on the court

August 4, 2018 - Somba Ke/Yellowknife

With apologies to Bernie Bennett of Yellowknife, Jerry Wald is probably the best men’s singles tennis player in the NWT right now.

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SPORTS TALK: Next stop for Jarome Iginla: Hockey Hall of Fame

August 3, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

Nice to see we have discourse such as this in our lives.

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Aiming to grow archery in Hay River

August 3, 2018 - Hay River

A two-day archery clinic was held late last week in Hay River with the goal of growing the traditional sport in the community.

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New boxing program boosting confidence in Rankin Inlet

August 3, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A couple of boys take turns throwing alternating punches – jabs, upper cuts and hooks – ducking behind one another in quick succession as their blows are absorbed by the pads of Mahmoud Zahaby.

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A bike ride like no other

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Cycling close to 500 kilometres to Hay River isn’t something you wake up one morning and decide to do out-of-the-blue.

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Territorial champs served up

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The biggest tennis tournament of the season is over and with it came some surprise results and some rather entertaining action.

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Nunavut hockey warms up for the big show

July 29, 2018 - Sarnia, Ont.

Nunavut will make history at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., this coming March when the territory’s boys hockey team hits the ice for the first time ever.

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Five more medals for Veronica McDonald

July 28, 2018 - Fairbanks, Alaska

You had to know that Veronica McDonald of Fort Smith was going to be successful when she decided to enter the 2018 edition of the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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SPORTS TALK: This time, the Toronto Raptors are to blame

July 28, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

So summer is finally here. I say that because all of the rain we had in Yellowknife meant I wasn’t able to mow my lawn for days and days. It started to resemble the Amazon.

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Gym owner preps mountain trek for adventurers for Type 1 diabetes

July 27, 2018 - Hay River

Chris Hawley lifts up his t-shirt to reveal a device about the size of kinder surprise capsule patched to the side of his rib cage.

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Just Fitness wraps up inaugural Multi-Sport Fitness Camp

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

There are some options when it comes to what youth can do over the summer. They can always watch television or putter around on their phones.

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SPORTS TALK: The more day camps we have, the merrier – really

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

I never really did the whole day camp thing when I was a kid. I was too busy playing softball to worry about it.

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Three-way dance for the dough

July 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

For the second time this season, the Yellowknife chapter of the Mediocre Golf Association needed a playoff to determine its latest champion.

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Second time unlucky for Hay River Heat

July 22, 2018 - Somba Ke/Yellowknife

One day, the Hay River Heat will figure out how to beat the Fire Prevention Blue Jays of Yellowknife.

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Making snowshoes in summer

July 21, 2018 - NWT

With the wet weather we’ve experienced in recent weeks, you would think a better idea would be making rubber boots.

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Hay River hockey phenom to play for Olds, Alta.

July 20, 2018 - Hay River

This fall, a Hay River hockey player will lace up her skates in a college arena.

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Zach Zorn takes the next step

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

One of Yellowknife’s young hockey guns is off to play post-secondary hockey next season and he’s hoping to use it as a platform to bigger and better things.

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Personal bests all around for track athletes

July 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s easy to forget that softball, tennis and golf aren’t the only outdoor sports happening right now involving Yellowknife’s best athletes.

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Yellowknife Exiles take second in Calgary tournament

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

One of the great sports secrets of Yellowknife is that there is an actual rugby club.

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Snowshoes get bent in summer

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

You may think snowshoe making isn’t at the top peoples’ minds in the dead of summer but the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT thought it would be a perfect time.

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Twice is nice for Blue Jays

July 18, 2018 - Yellowknife

Last year, the Fire Prevention Blue Jays were the new kids on the fastpitch block and were the hunters.

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Recreation training program going full-time

July 15, 2018 - Nunavut

Recreation North is moving ahead with its Community Recreation Leadership Program full-time.

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A basketball camp like no other

July 14, 2018 - NWT

Basketball NWT had never tried anything like this before: a camp with more than just the usual dribble-shoot-pass drills.

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SPORTS TALK: Have you done your Neymar Challenge yet?

July 14, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

And so the saga in Thailand is over that saw the soccer team and their coach trapped in a cave for more than a fortnight.

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‘A trifecta of amazingness’

July 13, 2018 - Hay River

The sun shone brightly and the mosquitoes were bitey as a group of paddlers carried their kayaks down to the west bank of Hay River.

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