Red Lions show firepower in exhibition tilt

Senior team's season opens on Nov. 3 at home against the defending league champion Wilkie Outlaws

Red Lions show firepower in exhibition tiltKevin McBain of The Clarion The Kindersley Red Lions hosted the Luseland Mallards Friday in what looks to be there only exhibition match prior to hosting Wilkie in the season and home opener Nov. 3. The Red Lions proved to be too strong for the shorthanded Mallards, winning by a score of 12-2. Coach Wayne…

Kobras host provincial quarter-final game Saturday

KCS advanced after defeating the Meadow Lake Spartans 49-14 on Thursday in front of a loud and proud home crowd

Kobras host provincial quarter-final game SaturdayKevin McBain of The Clarion The Kindersley Composite School Kobras football team will host the Fort Qu’Appelle Marauders this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Rotary Field in a provincial quarter-final match. The Kobras advanced to the provincial quarters after defeating the Meadow Lake Spartans 49-14 on Thursday in the 3A conference playoffs in front of…

Fletcher leads Klippers to emotional win over league’s top team

Three-point night for Kindersley forward, whose father passed away on Friday

Fletcher leads Klippers to emotional win over league’s top teamKevin McBain of The Clarion The Jr. Klippers earned a big, hard-working win over the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s best team, the Melfort Mustangs, on Saturday. The 3-2 home victory was very emotional for the team. “We were playing with heavy hearts,” said assistant coach Larry Wintoneak. “Josh Fletcher’s father passed away on Friday. We…

A nation’s solid foundation – of ice

How Canadians think about hockey and identify with our nation's successes at the rink help set us apart from Americans

A nation’s solid foundation – of iceThe new hockey season is now in full swing. For a Canadian living in the United States, the beginning of play feels like a letter from home. Sure, the U.S. has more National Hockey League teams than Canada. They always did – even when it was just the much ballyhooed Original Six. But proportion doesn’t…

Kobras host conference playoff game tomorrow

The Kobras trounced the visiting Meadow Lake Spartans Friday night, winning by a score of 40-0

Kobras host conference playoff game tomorrowKevin McBain of The Clarion The Kindersley Kobras hosted the Meadow Lake Spartans Friday in the team’s regular season finalé and they came up big. The Kobras trounced the visiting Spartans, winning by a score of 40-0 and earn first-place, with a 3-3 record, among the 3A teams in the conference, enabling them to host…

Klippers on a bit of a roll

The Klippers have won six of their past eight games now including a 4-3 victory over the visiting Melville Millionaires Saturday night

Klippers on a bit of a rollKevin McBain of The Clarion The Klippers are on a bit of a roll. The Klippers have won six of their past eight games now including a 4-3 victory over the visiting Melville Millionaires Saturday night. Coach Geoff Grimwood says that the guys are playing hard. “The guys are putting in a good effort every…

Kindersley trio enjoy season with Kamloops Broncos

Derek Walde, Casey Powell and Riley McLean each played for the team that finished the year with a 2-8 record

Kindersley trio  enjoy season with Kamloops BroncosKevin McBain of The Clarion Three former members of the Kindersley Kobras football team competed with the Kamloops Broncos of the Canadian Junior Football League this season. Derek Walde, Casey Powell and Riley McLean each played for the team that finished the year with a 2-8 record. Walde, in his fourth season with the Broncos…

How I finally made peace with the CFL

I still prefer the NFL to the CFL. But I’ve gained a brand-new appreciation for the Canadian game

How I finally made peace with the CFLFor years, I’ve written columns and op-eds declaring my preference for the National Football League over the Canadian Football League. The former was described as a superior organization in terms of teams, players, skills and quality of game, while the latter was depicted as either a weak sister or mediocre by comparison. In March, I…

Wouldn’t it be great to tone down the superlatives in sports?

The five-letter word great has become the most overworked superlative in sports

Wouldn’t it be great to tone down the superlatives in sports?There was never any doubt. As he rounded third base in the ninth inning on Saturday, Houston Astros second baseman José Altuvé was going to be out by at least 10 feet at home. The diminutive Altuvé was trying to score from first base on a hit into the right-centre gap by Carlos Correa. With…

Dissing female sports reporters is just equal treatment

Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrique was treated like almost all reporters are treated by most athletes. With disdain

Dissing female sports reporters is just equal treatmentHe was who we thought he was. Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton took up residence in a barrel of his own construction last week. Responding to a postgame question from a female Charlotte Observer reporter about passing routes, Newton responded, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes. It’s funny.” It was the sort…
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