Special Olympians earn medals at bowling tournament

Athletes from the area are also involved in track and field, snowshoeing and bocce. And there’s room for more activities, depending on volunteers

Special Olympians earn medals at bowling tournamentKevin McBain of The Clarion The competitive season for athletes who are part of the Kindersley and District Special Olympics organization is winding down. In their most recent action, several athletes attended the annual Bob Pedde five-pin bowling championships in Saskatoon and came back with several awards. The event held April 28 and 29 featured…

Gambling and pro sports: a marriage made in heaven

But with so much more money to be made, the potential for mischief seems great. How do we control that mischief?

Gambling and pro sports: a marriage made in heavenIt’s been a big week for gambling. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights – home team of the Las Vegas sports books – continued hitting blackjack on their way to the Stanley Cup Final. And, in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the ban on sports wagering outside Nevada was struck down. Now states can allow legal…

Are the Golden Knights the greatest sports story of all time?

It’s a mug’s game to select one great sports moment over another. But that doesn't make Vegas’s success any less remarkable

Are the Golden Knights the greatest sports story of all time?When a sports team is starting out, most observers set a very low bar for expectations. The hope is the first season isn’t too disastrous, there’s gradual improvement over the next five to 10 years, and the team eventually becomes a playoff contender. There are rare exceptions to this rule. Consider the Vegas Golden Knights,…

NFL puts greed ahead of freedom of expression, again

NFL owners are rich, not necessarily smart. Forcing players to stand at attention during the national anthem undermines basic rights

NFL puts greed ahead of freedom of expression, again“Being rich doesn’t mean you’re smart, honest or fair. It just means you're rich.” That’s how John Feinstein ended his column about how former San Francisco 49er Eric Reid is getting punished by rich National Football League owners – in the same way former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is – for kneeling during the playing…

Don’t pin the Raptors’ failure on Casey

He could’ve stood at half court performing triple salchows and it wouldn’t have convinced his players they had a chance

Don’t pin the Raptors’ failure on CaseyTeams don’t quit on their coach. They quit on each other. The biggest fraud among the reasons why Dwane Casey was fired as head coach of the Toronto Raptors has to be that his National Basketball Association team quit on him. The people who say such things simply don’t understand how a team functions, particularly…

Kindersley Storm U11 team earns silver at tournament

Five Kindersley Storm FC teams kick off the outdoor season at Saskatoon tournament

Kindersley Storm U11 team earns silver at tournamentKevin McBain of The Clarion Kindersley Storm FC blew into Saskatoon on the weekend with five teams to compete in the Lakewood Kickstart outdoor soccer tournament this past weekend. The Storm U11 team was tops among the Kindersley teams, earning a silver medal. Coach Bernie Morton said that the team played very well. “I was…

Braden Close and Team Alberta make it a three-peat

Local sledge hockey player will take much-earned break before heading back to training in hopes of getting an invitation to the national team camp in September

Braden Close and Team Alberta make it a three-peat  Kevin McBain of The Clarion Local athlete Braden Close helped his Team Alberta to win their third straight national sledge hockey championship on the weekend in Richmond, B.C. The team had a gruelling schedule, playing five games in just three days. They persevered and won all five games in the four-team tournament.

Karate students win big at national event

Destiny Chester won silver in two events. Andrew Glass won a silver medal. Teagan Chester earned a bronze medal

Karate students win big at national eventSubmitted story On Saturday, April 21, three athletes from the Kindersley Karate Club were competitors at the 2018 National Karate Championship of JKA International Canada. The competition was held at University College of the North in The Pas, Manitoba. All three students performed very well over the course of the tournament, which saw athletes from…

Local soccer player takes his game down south

Mason Clapper, 16, attends tryout camp for U.S. colleges

Local soccer player takes his game down southKevin McBain of The Clarion A young local soccer player is looking ahead to his future. Mason Clapper, 16, was invited and recently attended a tryout, with college scouts in attendance, at Oxford, Ohio, the home of Miami University. Mason went down with mom Amanda and Bruce Penner for the workout held April 29. It…

Golden Knights are the ramen noodles of the NHL

The Golden Knights have defied all conventional wisdom. But they’re not lovable losers and our affection is better spent on another

Golden Knights are the ramen noodles of the NHLWhat can be said about the Vegas Golden Knights that hasn’t been said already? How about this: Their instant success is becoming just a bit annoying. They are the ramen noodles of the National Hockey League. One short year ago, the team didn’t even exist except as a concept. They had a management team in…