Team Solberg punches ticket to Brier

It was down to the very last rock to decide the winning rink at the Yukon men’s curling championships last weekend.

A botched shot late in the 10th end opened the window for Team Solberg to secure the win and the Yukon entry to this year’s Tim Hortons Brier, to be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland this March. (more…)

 

Studer claims sixth Carbon Hill title

On the eve of the Carbon Hill race day, Katherine Scheck was trying to give herself a competitive edge.

The skijorer waxed her skis and used her secret tool to finish off the job.

At 11 a.m., Sunday morning she stood in the start chute at the Mount Lorne Community Centre with her team of 4 1/2-year-old dogs. (more…)

 

2016 in Review

When the landscape opens up on the Alaska Highway in northern B.C., the immensity of nature strikes me. I haven’t seen another vehicle in hours. My fuel gauge is slowly moving towards empty with no gas station in sight and a fist of dread is knotting up my stomach.

I try to distract myself with comforting tunes over the car’s stereo and the stunning vistas around every curve of road.  (more…)

 

Huskies outlast Braves to win series 2-0

Neither team knew quite what to expect, but by 7 p.m., Sunday, it was clear that the Huskies came out on top.

In their first games facing each other, the Nuway Crushing Whitehorse Huskies dispatched the visiting Kainai Braves 2-1, 16-1 in a pair of exhibition games at Takhini Arena over the weekend. (more…)

 

Willomitzer repeats as Mount Lorne Christmas Classic winner

The first teams arrive at the checkpoint shortly after 4 p.m. The sun is low in the sky as they run into the camp at Annie Lake Golf Course.

Yuka Honda is first to pull in followed closely – not even a minute later – by Gerry Willomitzer.

As the mushers attempt to anchor their teams in the checkpoint, they quickly discover there’s not enough snow to stick and race organizer Maren Bradley begins leading teams in an arc behind camp to get them properly situated through a copse of trees on which the sleds can properly be tied off.

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Mushers start season with sprint race at Copper Haul Road

A frosty morning heralded the start of the Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon’s local Twister Race series.

Eight sled dog teams and two skijorers lined up to race on the track, freshly groomed by a member of the Klondike Snowmobile Association. (more…)

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