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Consistant Cobin captures Sr. Men's Amateur title

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Colin Cobin remains unbeaten on the Saskatchewan senior men's circuit

The golfer from Delisle captured his third straight Provincial senior men's championship Wednesday in Elk Ridge after recording a third straight round of 3-under-69.

Cobin dominated the field as Paul Grimes of Arcola finished alone in second, 12 strokes behind.

Percy Murray of Delisle ended up in third another three shots back of Grimes while Saskatoon's Jim Scissons won the Super Senior championship. 

Huge Canadian Native Fastball tournament ready to rock in PA

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If you didn’t get your softball fix satisfied last weekend for the Senior ‘C’ Men’s Provincials, have no fear.

The 40th Canadian Native National Fastball Championships will kick off Friday at 8 a.m. and is a massive tournament expected to bring in more than 5,000 visitors here in Prince Albert.

According to tournament chairman Terry Sanderson, more than 1,200 athletes will play in 149 games in five different age divisions over the next three days.

Red Sox claim provincial Baseball title
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The North East Red Sox have claimed the 2014 Provincial Midget AA Baseball championship. They went undefeated in the round robin before taking out previously unbeaten Yorkton in the semi finals setting the stage for a showdown against Swift Current for the title.

Pirates run short of provincial finals
By Jeff D’Andrea

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As hard as both Prince Albert teams tried, the 2014 Softball Saskatchewan Senior ‘C’ Men’s Provincial Championship trophy won’t be staying in PA.

The Prince Albert R&W Pirates were eliminated in the semifinals after dropping a 10-7 score to the Moose Jaw Canadians, while the Prince Albert Lite Way Electric Blue Jays were ousted 13-5 in the quarterfinals by the Pipestone Pirates Sunday at Prime Minister’s Park.

PA Celtic U18 boys grab a win

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Another day meant a win for Celtic boys U16 soccer.

On Saturday at Prime Minister's Park, PA Celtic edged Regina Unidad 2-1 in the Saskatchewan Premier League.

This is their first win this season, adding to one tie. 

Their next game will be August 9 in Regina. 


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Pirates and Blue Jays advance to Provincial playoffs

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The Prince Albert Lite Way Electric Blue Jays kept their hopes alive at the 2014 Softball Saskatchewan Senior 'C' Men's Provincial Championships with a clutch 6-4 win over the Saskatoon Cubs.

The win puts the Jays in third place in their pool. They'll play against the Pipestone Pirates Sunday at 11 p.m. in the first round of the playoffs.

Jays pitcher Jess Harnett entered the ninth and prevented the Cubs from scoring, despite the bases being loaded.

Pirates and Jays lose close ones at Senior Men’s Provincials; still in hunt
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The Prince Albert R&W Pirates went through their first set-back at the 2014 Softball Saskatchewan Senior ‘C’ Men’s Provincial Championships Saturday at Prime Minister’s Park.

They were squeaked out by the Pipestone Pirates 7-6. Both teams entered the game with undefeated 2-0 records.

Prince Albert had a 5-1 lead through four complete innings but Pipestone stormed back with five runs of their own in the sixth inning to take a 7-6 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning.

U-16 Girls softball team bring home silver

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Half of the Team Sask under 16 girls softball team is from the Prince Albert area and helped the team bring home sliver at the North American Indigenous Games.

The team of 14 members is made up of girls from around the province, with seven being from the Prince Albert area.

Team Sask lost a back and forth battle against Team BC 6-5 in the gold medal game.

Team members from PA area

UPDATED: Pirates improve to 2-0; Blue Jays fall to 1-1
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The Prince Albert R&W Pirates ended Friday undefeated at the 2014 Softball Saskatchewan Senior ‘C’ Men’s Provincial Championships.

They won both of their games, 14-7 over the Conquest Capitals in the evening, after a 4-1 win over the Saskatoon Padres in the afternoon.

The Pirates scored nine runs in the fourth inning to take a 14-7 lead and eventually win the game by that score after the completion of the fifth inning.

PA’s Ring wins Sask Men’s Amateurs on home course
By Jeff D'Andrea

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Lightning struck at the most inopportune time for Martin Ring Thursday as the Golf Saskatchewan 103rd Amateur Men's Championships at Cooke Municipal Golf Course.

Fourth and final round of Sask Men's at Cooke under way
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The fourth and final round of the Saskatchewan Amateur Men's Golf championship is now under way at the Cooke Municipal Golf Course in Prince Albert.

Two men are in the lead, Justin Wood and Martin Ring. Defending champion Dave Stewart is in third place, three shots behind Wood and Ring.

A new champion will be crowned this afternoon, weather permitting.

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

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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

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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
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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.