Ski Marathon first of its kind in the Yukon

At the beginning of April, bluebird skies and a heck of a tailwind greeted skiers participating in the first-ever Yukon Ski Marathon. Starting at either Mount Lorne (50K) or Mount Sima (20K) they travelled along trails to finish at Mount McIntyre. (more…)

 

All about hockey

In October we found out that Whitehorse would be hosting the Coy Cup, BC Hockey’s Senior Men’s AA Championship. For the local men’s Senior AA team, The Whitehorse Huskies, which started three season ago, it meant lots of time preparing on the ice and in the gym. For me, it would mean a lot of nights spent at the local arena and drinking, breathing, shooting, living hockey during the six days the tournament was on. (more…)

 

Taekwondo athlete portrait

A couple weeks ago, the founder of a new taekwondo club approached me at the paper. He and an athlete had just come back from their first tournament in Alberta. They had been successful, bring back a medal each from the competition.

I met up with Nathan and John Kempis, his athlete who has only been training in taekwondo for a year. (more…)

 

Melvin-McNutt captures high score at Yukon Championships slopestyle competition

The last time Max Melvin-McNutt competed in a slopestyle competition, he was in Bulgaria two seasons ago.

Last weekend, the Yukon snowboarder, who announced his retirement from competitive sport last spring, jumped on his board again to put on a show at the 2017 Yukon Slopestyle Championships.

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Reviving the Babe Southwick Memorial Race

The dogs yap, pulling at their lines as they dig into the sparsely snow-covered ground.

With a bit of speed, their ears flop back as tongues roll out the sides of their toothy grins.

They depart and arrive at the same clearing, bookending a 13- or 7.5-mile run on the Ibex Valley trails at the Babe Southwick Memorial Race.

Named for Destruction Bay musher Babe Southwick, the memorial race celebrates the Rendezvous spirit and remembers the colourful woman who died unexpectedly in 1965 at the Sourdough Rendezvous dog races. (more…)

 

Huskies seal up Sparta with series sweep

The Whitehorse Huskies will be heading into the Coy Cup tournament on a high note.

The Huskies, which host B.C.’s Senior AA tournament at the end of March, logged more game time on home ice with a quick dispatch of the Kelowna Sparta 5-3 and 4-2, Friday and Saturday nights at the Takhini?Arena. (more…)

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