Connor Tate commits to Arizona university

Kindersley competitor will attend the 11th-ranked golf program in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, where he’ll get to golf and study business right in Phoenix

Connor Tate commits to Arizona universityAndrew McCormack of The Clarion The papers are signed and Kindersley’s Connor Tate will be golfing for the Arizona Christian University Firestorm come the 2017-18 school year. Tate will attend the 11th-ranked golf program in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, where he’ll get to golf and study business right in Phoenix. It’s been a…

Bumping and bucking: Kindersley sets rodeo record

A record 411 contestants took part in the Canadian Cowboys Association event, which drew strong crowds all three days

Bumping and bucking: Kindersley sets rodeo recordAndrew McCormack of The Clarion The West Central Events Centre was bumping and the beasts were bucking for the Kindersley Indoor Rodeo Thursday through Saturday. A Canadian Cowboys Association record for contestants was set. There were an estimated 411 entries for the three-day rodeo, the most in the half-century existence of the CCA. Every seat…

Flatlanders build new racing track

Kindersley club set to flip around their bleachers and start building a new track just to the south of the site of the currently-flooded old dirt track

Flatlanders build new racing trackThere’s exciting news for fans of the racing scene – the Flatlanders are set to flip around their bleachers and start building a new track just to the south of the site of the currently-flooded old dirt track. The last race was on July 9, 2016. The remaining contests were cancelled because of all the…

CFL: The Dark League Rises (again)

The three-down football league seems to move from one episode of crisis to another. But every spring it emerges again, despite its critics – and itself

CFL: The Dark League Rises (again)Like the Batman franchise, the Canadian Football League has had many faces and plenty of near-death experiences. And like the caped crusader, the CFL has familiar nemeses, predictable plot lines and a miraculous escape at the end of every story line. So working up alarm for the CFL is pointless. It was here when we…

Multi-millionaire LeBron James embraces victimhood

The absurdity of a man worth hundreds of millions of dollars playing the race card is truly dismaying

As Game One of the NBA Finals turned into a runaway, ABC/ESPN (owned by Disney Corp.) decided to liven things up with a teaching moment. The otherwise excellent reporter, Doris Burke, was summoned court-side to remind everyone that LeBron James’s home had been spray-painted with the N word. James had already opined to media: “It goes…

Kindersley U16 team earns soccer gold

Like the U16s, the U12/14s had a 2-2 record, but finished in third place in their five-team division. The U10s had a tough go, as their bracket wasn’t tiered. But they battled hard

Kindersley U16 team earns soccer goldAndrew McCormack of The Clarion The three Kindersley Storm soccer teams were in action this past weekend, and the U16s came home from Swift Current with a gold medal. The U12/14 Kindersley Storm and the U10 Kindersley Storm were in Saskatoon at the Hollandia Cup and the U12/14 squad also had a solid finish. Like the…

Finals fantasy: NHL, NBA go head to head

While the NBA is evolving into the soccer model of a few elite teams contesting the title, the NHL is content with its anyone-can-win philosophy

Finals fantasy: NHL, NBA go head to headThe NBA Finals feature the two best teams in the league, with star-studded lineups. The NHL Stanley Cup Final is a surprise with highly-rated Pittsburgh and wild card Nashville that finished in the middle of the playoff pack. On the surface, you’d say the National Basketball Association got it right while the National Hockey League did something…

Professional sports leagues confront homophobia

Words used as weapons hurt, sting and take root in our memories. On a playground or in a professional arena, there can be no room for slurs

Professional sports leagues confront homophobia“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” So goes the adage we all learned as children – usually taught to us by protective parents attempting to soothe our hurt feelings over an insult received in the unkind world beyond the cozy confines of our home. But it’s not true…

The sports world’s TV-fed money pipeline is drying up

Young viewers are tuning out TV networks and turning to tablets or phones for their live sports. Even worse, many are ignoring sports completely

The sports world’s TV-fed money pipeline is drying upThe Toronto Blue Jays are nearing a point of decision on a number of their highly-paid players. Will the 2017 edition of the club be worth preserving? Or is it time to unload Josh Donaldson, José Bautista, Troy Tulowitzki and others at the trade deadline? Even if the club is clinging to faint post-season hopes,…