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Ring and Wood share the lead at Sask Men's Amateur
By Drew Wilson

paNOW Staff

The third round pendulum swung wildly at Cooke Municipal and it stopped in the middle of the two hottest golfers at the Saskatchewan Men's Amateur championships.

Wood winds his way into the lead at the Sask Men's Amateur
By Drew Wilson paNOW Staff

Unity's Justin Wood has a four shot lead at the midway point of the Saskatchewan Men's Amateur Golf championships.

After going 3-under-par on the front nine, Wood gave a shot back on the back-nine to finish at 2-under-69 for the day and 6-under par total of 136 through 36 holes.

Wood said solid approach shots got the round off to a great start.

"I just hit a lot of good iron shots, I struck them very pure, hit all my lines and made a couple of good putts."

Prince Albert to host Provincial ‘C’ Men's Fastball championships
By Drew Wilson paNOW Staff

The Provincial Men's Fastball ‘C’ championship will be decided Sunday at Prince Albert's Prime Minister's park.

The R&W Pirates and Liteway Electric Blue Jays will be representing Prince Albert.

Curtis Bradbury, who plays for R&W, is also one of the organizers. He said it's been a long time since Prince Albert has hosted a provincial championship at this level.

He said putting on a tournament of this calibre starts with a strong organizing committee.

Herperger handles Cooke in 1st round of Sask Men's amateur
By Drew Wilson

paNOW Staff

A warm day with great conditions and the course has never been in better shape. That meant low scores on day one of the Saskatchewan men's amateur golf championships at Cooke Municipal golf course in Prince Albert.

Humboldt's Mike Herperger drained six birdies on his way to a 5-under-par-66 and a one shot lead over Unity's Justin Wood.

Clayton Mullis turned in the best round of the day among the Prince Albert contingent with a 3-under-68 to sit alone in third.

Sask Men's Amateur Golf championships under way at Cooke
By Drew Wilson paNOW Staff

The best golfers from around Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia have gathered in Prince Albert for the provincial men's amateur championships.

It's also a family affair as Dave Stewart who grew up on the Cooke Municipal Course is back as defending champion, while his dad Ron won this tournament in 2007, the last time it was played at Cooke.

Prince Albert's best are in the field including Danny Klughart who also knows every tree, trap and green on the course.

PHOTOS: North American Indigenous Games begin in Regina
By Brady Knight paNOW Staff

Sunday afternoon marked the official start of the North American Indigenous Games as 3,600 athletes from across the continent marched into Mosaic Stadium with broad smiles, proudly waving flags and cheering for their teammates.

The road to Regina was long for many, coming from as far away as Florida, Wisconsin and New York.

"(It was) 22 hours of driving," said Mitchell Cornelius, who is from Wisconsin.

Regina hosts North American Indigenous Games
By Deborah Shawcross paNOW Staff

This week 3,600 athletes from across Canada and the United States are in Regina for the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

CEO of the Regina NAIG host society Ron Crowe said 14 different sporting events will be held across the city.

"One of the fan favourites is fastball...soccer has picked up in popularity; lacrosse seems to be an exciting event," he said.

Crowe said there will also be entertainment at the Cultural Village located at the First Nations University of Canada.

PA U-14 Celtic girls beat QCT United
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The Prince Albert under-14 Celtic girls soccer team defeated QCT United by a score of 3-2 on Saturday.

The afternoon Saskatchewan Premier League soccer game took place at Prime Minister’s Park.

Goals came from Hallie Odnokon and a pair from Paytin Izsak .

The winning goal came in the second half of the game.


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PHOTOS: Sask. Hockey Hall of Fame hosts 2014 induction ceremony in PA
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The Saskatchewan Hall of Fame induction ceremonies took place on Friday night at the Art Hauser Centre.

Inductees for this year include Brian Propp, the late Brad McCrimmon, Johnny Gottselig, and Jim Neilson in the players category, Terry Simpson, Wayne Kartusch, and Emile Francis in the builders category and Wes Smith in the official category.

Bruce Clements was inducted in the grassroots category. The Hall of Fame also inducted 1982 Prince Albert Raiders, 1972 Rosetown Redwings.

Sawchuck snags provincial championship
By Drew Wilson paNOW Staff


She led from wire to wire.

Prince Albert's Kayla Sawchuck jumped out to a ten stroke lead after one round and cruised to an 11 shot victory at the Saskatchewan Junior Ladies golf championships on the Nipawin Evergreen course.

Sawchuck fired a final round 76 to finish at 231 for the 54-hole event. Defending champion Brooke Hobson of PA carded at 73 on the final day to finish second.

PA Predators hand out year-end awards
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The Prince Albert Predators lacrosse team capped off their season with an awards night on Wednesday at the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club.

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Hockey's Who's Who hits Prince Albert
By Drew Wilson paNOW Staff


Hockey's elite will be in Prince Albert for Friday's Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Host Committee Chair Peter Anholt said ever since the list of inductees were announced in January the requests for tickets haven't stopped.

"We are so excited about Friday night. It's just continued to grow and grow and grow." said Anholt.

Sawchuck sizzles at Saskatchewan championships
By paNOW Staff


Prince Albert's Kayla Sawchuck has a 10 stroke lead after one round of the Saskatchewan Junior Ladies golf championships.

She carded a 2-over-74 Monday on the Nipawin Evergreen course. Brooke Hobson of PA is third after going 14-over-par on day one.

Cory Selander is the leading Cooke club mate on the boys side after an even par 72. He is tied for third two shots back of leader Cory Bailey from Rock Creek.

Astros win two provincial championships in PA
Astros win two provincial championships in PA
By Drew Wilson paNOW staff


It was a clean sweep for the Prince Albert Astros as Prime Minister's Park hosted two provincial boys softball championship tournaments.

The defending champions captured the U-14 title with a 4-2 win over the Warman Panthers in Sunday afternoon's championship game.

The Astros scored two runs each in the second and third innings on their way to victory. To get to the final they beat the Panthers 9-0 and Delisle 10-3 in the round robin.

Predators fall in PGLL semi final, season over.
By Drew Wilson paNOW Staff


The Prince Albert Predators saw their Prairie Gold Junior Lacrosse season end on a steamy Saturday afternoon at Saskatoon Kinsmen arena.

The P-A boys who hadn't played in close to three weeks because of forfeits, ran out of gas in the third period while suffering the 17-9 setback to the Saskatoon Smash.

Predators play for PGLL title
By Drew Wilson paNOW Staff

The Prince Albert Predators’ season is on the line this weekend.

Cobin wins another senior event at Cooke

By paNOW Staff


Delisle's Colin Cobin has captured his second straight Northern Men's Amateur golf championship. He shot rounds of 67 and 75 at Cooke Municipal to win five four shots. Cobin who recently won his fourth straight Senior Men's Lobstick title is unbeaten in senior tournaments this season. He will now get ready for the Saskatchewan Amateur Men's championships later this month at Cooke and the Northern Men's Amateur during the August long weekend.


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Bantam Aces head to nationals
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Over the weekend the Bantam Aces competed in Provincials in Regina and came home smiling.

The Aces defeated Conquest in the semi-final 9 - 1 in order to advance to the final against Regina Lazers.

The girls then beat the Lazers1 - 0 to win Provincial Gold and advance to Nationals in Brampton, Ont. Aug.13 – 17.


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The Prince Albert U-14 Celtic Girls won their Provincial Soccer League game on Saturday against the Saskatoon U-14 Girls Spartans 2-1 at TCU place in Saskatoon.

U-12 Aces win provincial title
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The Prince Albert Squirt Aces went undefeated at the Under 12 A Girls Provincial Fastball in Saskatoon.

The Aces opened with a 12-2 win over the Saskatoon Laser and followed that up by beating the Regina Lazers 15-2.

They wrapped up the round robin with a 10-9 extra inning decision over the Moose Jaw Ice.

After an 8-7 playoff victory over the Saskatoon Hustlers, the Aces defeated the Martensville/Warman Angels 14-9 in a back and forth game.

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Prince Albert's Brooke Hobson has booked a spot for herself at the Canadian Amateur Women's golf championships.

She grabbed the final spot on Team Saskatchewan with a third place finish at the Provincials. Her final round 78 at Kenosee Lake gave Brooke a three round total of 235, four shots back of winner Kimberly Risulmi of Lloydminister and one behind runner up Regina's Kim Walker.

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The Prince Albert Predators have placed fifth in Lacrosse Provincials this weekend.

The Predators faced penalty-ridden games in their first two at the tournament and found the team one to two players down and on the penalty kill most of the game.

They ended up with one win and two losses which didn’t give them a chance to medal.

The tournament was held in Regina over the weekend.


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Byrne ready for second Calgary Stampede appearance
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Prince Albert’s Tanner Byrne was one point away from a Calgary Stampede bull riding championship last year.

He nailed an impressive 90.5-point score in his final ride on bull Pop Evil and sent the 123,000 crowd into a frenzy. Unfortunately for him, J.B. Mauney’s on bull Bombs Away was even better at 91.5-points.

Predators miss second straight game due to opponent forfeit
By Jeff D’Andrea

paNOW Staff

For the second straight game, the Prince Albert Predators’ opponents have forfeited.

It was announced Friday that the Yorkton Bulldogs have surrendered their first round Prairie Gold Lacrosse League (PGLL) playoff matchup against the Predators, originally scheduled for Saturday at the Kinsmen.

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Brooke Hobson of Prince Albert is just one shot off the lead heading into the third and final round of the Saskatchewan Women's Golf championships. Hobson shot a second round 76, four shots better than leader Kim Walker of Regina. First round leader Kimberly Risulmi of Lloydminster is third, a shot back of Hobson. The final round at Kenosee Lake goes Sunday.