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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
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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

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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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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.

PHOTOS: Athletes cross the finish line on a windy day at the lake
By Alex Soloducha paNOW Staff

The 33rd Annual Power 99FM / Frank Dunn Triathlon is all wrapped up once again.

The 1500 metre swim, 62 kilometre bike and 13 kilometre run is held at Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park.

Tim Pierce, a dentist from Saskatoon, was the reigning champion going in to his second year at the triathlon. He was able to keep his lead going once again, even though he said the weather wasn’t ideal. 

U-14 Celtic soccer updates are in

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The PA Celtic U-14 girls suffered a 1-0 setback to Unidad in Saskatchewan Premier soccer league action Saturday afternoon at Prime Ministers park.

In contrast, the PA Celtic U-14 boys celebrated a 3-1 win Saturday afternoon over SUSC. 

National Fastball scoreboard
U-16 boys in Fredericton New Brunswick

Quebec    2     PA Astros    0    (first game of playoffs)

Mathew Kutnikoff was named the All Star pitcher and also received the MVP award after the round robin.

Garrey Feige reveived an award for All Star outfielder.


U-18 boys in Gander Newfoundland

Tavistock Ont  11   PA Astros   10   (Astros finish tournament with a 2-6 record)


By Nigel Maxwell

paNOW Staff

The U-16 boys are in great shape at the Canadian Fastball Championships in New Brunswick.

The boys are first place in their pool at the end of the round robin.

The Astros defeated Fredericton Friday afternoon 12-3. Earlier in the day they beat Waterloo 5-2.

The U-18 Astros are having trouble getting runs. The team fell 11-4 to Newfoudland Friday afternoon.

The loss puts their record at 2-5.


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U-16 Boys in Fredericton NB

PA Astros   5     Kitchener-Waterloo Ont. Colts    2  (Astros have a 4-1 record)


U-18 boys in Gander NFLD

Port Perry Ont     11     PA Astros    3   (Astros have a 2-4 record)


U-18 Girls in Saskatoon

Brampton Ont   6     PA Aces  4  (Aces 0-2 in playoff round)





By Nigel Maxwell

paNOW Staff

The PA Astros U-18 team is now 2-4 at the National Boys Fastball Championships in Newfoundland.

They would lose Thursday afternoon to the Port Perry Lumberjacks.

Meanwhile the U-16 boys are 3-1 in New Brunswick after losing 3-2 Thursday afternoon to the Wellesley Wildcats.

The ladies struggled as well. The PA Aces lost their first playoff at U-18 Nationals in Saskatoon, 5-0 against the Lloydminster Rebels. The Aces play again at 7p.m. against Ontario (Brantford).


Sunday’s Frank Dunn triathlon to attract over 250 participants
By Drew Wilson paNOW Staff

More than 250 triathletes will hit the water in Waskesiu at 8 o’clock Sunday morning for the 33rd annual Frank Dunn Toyota triathlon.

The event continues to draw participants ranging from some of Western Canada’s top competitors, to beginners in the sport. Organizer Mark Nagy believes coming to Waskesiu is the big attraction.

U-16 boys in New Brunswick

PA Astros     14    Nova Scotia    7  (Astros have 3-0 record)


U-18 boys in Newfoundland

New Brunswick     11     PA Astros   8   (Astros have 2-2 record)


U-18 girls in Saskatoon 

Delta Heat (BC)    14   PA Aces    0  (Aces qualify for championship round) 

paNOW Staff

On Tuesday night the Prince Albert U14 Celtic Girls were taken down by rival Saskatoon Aurora 4-0.

This was the makeup game that was rained out this season in July for their Provincial Soccer League game .

The loss makes the Prince Albert's team record 7-2-1 for the PSL season this year.

The U14 Celtic Girls will play  at home on Thursday at 6 p.m.  against Saskatoon Lakewood FC at Prime Ministers Park . 


U-18 boys championships in Newfoundland 

PA Astros  13    Nova Scotia   12 ( 9 innings)

(Astros have 2 wins & 1 loss)


U-16 boys championships in New Brunswick

PA Astros   12   BC   5   (5 inning mercy rule)


U-18 Girls championships in Saskatoon (Tuesday)

Ontario    9    PA Aces   8  (8 inning final)   

(Aces have 1 win & 1 loss)


paNOW Staff

The Prince Albert Aces fell 9-8 in eight innings to Ontario 1 at the U18 Nationals in Saskatoon.

Despite the loss it was an exciting finish.

The Aces were down 8-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh when they fought to make it 8-4 with the bases loaded.

Carly Zultok hit a grand slam to tie it up at 8, which sent the game to extra innings.

The Aces are now 1-1 and play Wednesday at 2 p .m. and 5 p.m.  


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Astros repeat at Western Canadian Champions
paNOW Staff

The PA Astros have successfully defending their Western Canada U-14 boys fastball championship with a 16-4 victory over the Warman Panthers in Monday's title game.

The Astros went undefeated through the Lloydminster tournament. They followed up on a 5-0 record in the round robin with a 9-2 decision over Napanee Ontario in Sunday's 1 vs 2 page playoff game.

The Astros also beat Warman in the Provincial final last month at Prime Ministers Park.