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P.A. pair patrol the U of S Huskies defence
By Drew Wilson paNOW Staff

Prince Albert Celtic graduates Meagan Manson and Erica Parenteau are mainstays on the University of Saskatchewan women’s soccer team. The determined defenders are one reason the Huskies are unbeaten through four games (3-0-1).

Manson, a third-year student in the Edwards School of Business, is also team captain and shows it on the field. She is constantly directing traffic from her spot in the middle of the three-player back line.

P.A. Sharks celebrate season’s successes at banquet
paNOW Staff

The Prince Albert Sharks celebrated a successful 2013-14 season with an awards banquet on Saturday.

The banquet was held at the Prince Albert Travelodge and more than 80 people attended.

This past year, the Sharks were repeat winners of the Top Club distinction, “A” provincials and Junior Cup championships.

Other highlights this year included Tristan Anderson and Aidan Bates winning silver medals and Dominic Michaud winning a bronze medal at the Man Sask AA championships held in Winnipeg.

Midget Boys AAA Preseason Hockey

Mintos       6        Beardys       2 

Parchomchuk with 3 INT’s in Marauders' Classic three-peat over Carlton
By Jeff D’Andrea

paNOW Staff

No bold guarantees from Carlton this year heading into Canadian Tire Classic
By Jeff D’Andrea paNOW Staff

Before last year’s Canadian Tire Classic, then-Carlton Crusaders quarterback Jullian Bird guaranteed a victory for his side over their rivals—the St. Mary Marauders.

“We’re gonna take it, we’re going to win it for sure,” he said the day before the big high school football game under the lights, but that seemed to backfire as the Marauders won their second straight Classic 17-12. 

Mintos hope to strike more gold in the goalie mine; beat Trojans 5-1 EX
By Jeff D’Andrea

paNOW Staff

There were a lot of reasons why the Prince Albert Mintos won the 2014 Telus Cup national midget AAA tournament, but two of the biggest were their goaltenders Lane Michasiw and Connor Ingram.

By Kayla Bruch paNOW Staff

The Carlton High School Boys Golf Team is playing in the Antigua National High School Golf Invitational, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This is a team and individual event. Each competing school is allowed to enter five players. Each hole, four out of five scores are counted.

Carlton entered four boys so all four scores count.

There is one other high school team from Canada (Edge High School) in Calgary coached by Randy Robb. There are teams from Arizona, Texas, Florida, Illinois,

Holy Cross overtakes St. Mary’s 60-14
By Kayla Bruch paNOW Staff

The St Mary Marauders had their lights knocked out Friday out.

The Marauders lost 60-14 to the Holy Cross Crusaders at Prince Albert’s Prime Ministers’ Park.

St. Mary’s head coach, Curt Hundeby, said they have never actually beaten Holy Cross.

"Holy cross is such a polished team every year and when you make mistakes they magnify those mistakes," Hundeby said. "We had moments where we looked really good against them and then we just weren’t consistent with that."

Holy Cross steals the win 60-14
By Kayla Bruch PaNOW Staff

The flags were flying as Holy Cross faced St.Mary’s, in the Friday night lights.

These teams have always had a rivalry and that was clear as both teams battled for the win.

Unfortunately, the home team just couldn’t catch up, entering the third quarter with only 14 points.

It was a rough finish as two players from St.Mary’s limped off the field.

For more details about the game, check out our follow-up story tomorrow morning.


Strelau breaks through with first tournament title
By Drew Wilson paNOW Staff

After hovering around the winner’s circle for years, Shaun Strelau has captured his first City Open men’s golf title.

He fired a final round 68 on Monday to edge Ashley Ziegeman by a single shot. Strelau and Ziegeman were in a four-way tie for the lead with Danny Klughart and Martin Ring heading into the third and final round.

Ring and Klughart shot 75’s to finish in a tie for fifth, one shot back of Delisle’s Colin Cobin who was only one shot off the lead after two rounds.

P.A. A&W Bears come out 1-3 after weekend tournament

paNOW Staff

A 1-3 finish for the Prince Albert A&W Bears in a tournament over the weekend at the Art Hauser Centre.

The Bears ended the weekend with the lone win over the Lloydminister WM Steelers defeating them 3-0.

Manitoba's Norman Wild swept the weekend tournament with an impressive final of 4-0.

Pre-season action begins for the Bears with a home-at-home series against the Saskatoon Stars on Sept 14 and 15.


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Bears kick off preseason, drop close 2-1 decision to Lloyd

paNOW Staff

The Prince Albert A&W Bears got their preseason tournament off and running Saturday morning. They played the Lloydminster Steelers, falling 2-1 in regulation at the Art Hauser Centre.

Brooklyn Hopkins scored the lone goal for the Bears. 

The tournament will continue Saturday at 7 p.m. when the Bears will face the Norman Wild from Manitoba at the Art Centre, with both teams meeting again at 3 p.m. on Sunday.


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PHOTOS: Marauders football set to kick off
By Nigel Maxwell paNOW Staff

The St. Mary High School football season is about to begin.

Football camp began Monday morning, and will run until Wednesday at St. Paul Field, behind Sacred Heart Cathedral.

The team will travel to Lloydminster on Thursday for an exhibition game.

Ziglo beats Thompson to win Ladies Lobstick

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Swenson in top 5 at President’s Cup; Ladies Lobstick finals set
paNOW Staff

Two Prince Albert Golfers finished near the top of the field at the President’s Cup Mid-Amateur Men’s Championship Thursday at the Legends Golf Course in Warman.

Greg Swenson finished tied for fifth overall after finishing +3 from three complete rounds. Martin Ring, who won the Sask Men’s Amateurs at Cooke back in July, finished tied for 11th with a three-round score of +8.

Regina’s Tyler Wright ran away with the tournament as he finished at -10, the only golfer to finish under par.

By Nigel Maxwell paNOW Staff

The competition is fierce at the Conexus Ladies Lobstick at the Waskesiu Golf Course.

The semifinal matches tee off on Thursday.

Kathy Ziglo plays Ann Kirkland, while Abra Thompson will meet Beth Davis. All four ladies are from Saskatoon.

Prince Albert golfers Arlene Segin and Sandra Macdonald will compete against each other in the first flight consolation round. Andrea Ring is also playing in the same flight.


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By Nigel Maxwell paNOW Staff

Prince Albert's Martin Ring is tied for 6th at the Saskatchewan Mid-Amateur Men's Golf Championship in Warman.

Leader Tyler Wright, from Regina, carded a 72 on Wednesday, putting him at five under.

Ring shot a 72 on Day 1, followed by a 74 on Wednesday.

Round three will go Thursday morning.


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Saskatoon's Ziglo and PA's McDougall top 2 qualifiers in Ladies Lobstick

paNOW Staff

Saskatoon’s Kathy Ziglo is the top qualifier after the first day of the Conexus Ladies Lobstick Monday at the Waskesiu Golf Course.

Ziglo shot an opening day 76, two strokes better than the field. Prince Albert’s Pauline McDougall shot a 78 and is ranked second in qualifying.

Last year, Prince Albert’s Brooke Hobson won the tournament as a 14-year-old, the youngest player ever to win the Ladies Lobstick. Hobson did not enter the tournament to defend her title.

Mintos training camp shows ‘makings of a really good team’
By Sarah Stone paNOW Staff

On Sunday the Art Hauser Centre was packed with hockey hopefuls and their families.

The second day of the Prince Albert Mintos training camp wrapped up after a 2:30 p.m. top 40 blacks and yellows game.

UPDATED/PHOTOS: Roman Timmerman wins championship flight final at Jr. Lobstick
By Thia James paNOW Staff

Saskatoon’s Roman Timmerman has won the final round of the championship flight at the 2014 Pepsi Jr. Lobstick golf tournament on the first extra playoff hole.

The 15 year old and Prince Albert’s Cory Selander teed off on Friday morning at the Waskesiu Golf Course.

Like opposing forces in black and white westerns, one wore a black hat and the other wore a white hat. Selander, 17, is taking part in his third Lobstick final, and this was Timmerman’s first time in the final round.

By Nigel Maxwell paNOW Staff

The Prince Albert Aces will play the Guelph Gators Friday afternoon, as playoffs begin in Brampton, Ont. at the National Softball Championships.

The Aces have had a rocky start -- a record of 1 and 3 after round robin play.

The girls played tough against a B.C. team Thursday night but would still come up short, losing 4-2.

Earlier in the day, the Aces lost to Brandtford 6-1.


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paNOW Staff

Here are the semi-final winners of the 2014 Pepsi Junior Lobstick golf tournament:

U-16 Girls in Brampton Ont.

Brampton     12     PA Aces     4     (Aces have 1-1 record)

Friendly competition funds fitness at Tri-Unity Challenge
By Nigel Maxwell paNOW Staff

The 6th Annual Tri-Unity Challenge was held Saturday at Pasquia Regional Park, near Carrot River.

The event, which includes a 21, 10, and 5 kilometre race, is put on by the communities of Zenon Park, Arborfield and Carrot River, as a way to raise money for local community fitness projects.