Eatonia’s Golightly to enter provincial baseball hall of fame

Inducted in the individual category as a player/builder for his contribution to the rich Saskatchewan baseball history

Eatonia’s Golightly to enter provincial baseball hall of fameSubmitted by Jane Shury James D. Golightly of Eatonia, Sask., will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame, Individual Category, as a Player/Builder, for his contribution to our rich Saskatchewan baseball history. Jim Golightly was born in Eatonia on April 16, 1938. At the age of 14, Golightly began playing senior men’s fastball for four years in Mantario, Sask. In…

Bantam Royals go undefeated at tournament

Dominating bantam baseball performance in Macklin last weekend

Bantam Royals go undefeated at tournamentClarion Staff The Kindersley Bantam Royals are nearing the end of a successful season with two tournament wins including a dominating performance in Macklin last weekend. The tournament in Macklin was held on July 7-8 and there were six teams in the tournament. The Bantam Royals won all four of their games to win their…

A lot of baseball to be played this weekend

Annual senior and oldtimers tournament at Berard and Flanagan fields

A lot of baseball to be played this weekendKenneth Brown of The Clarion The sounds of America’s pastime shall be ringing out from Berard and Flanagan fields this weekend during an annual senior and oldtimers tournament. The 33rd annual Red Lion Inn and Cold Beer and Wine Store Western Canadian Oldtimers & Senior Men’s Baseball Championship takes place this weekend on July 13-15.…

Raiders and Stallions move on to playoffs

Pair of Kindersley teams are part of Fertile Valley Baseball League playoffs

Raiders and Stallions move on to playoffs  Kenneth Brown of The Clarion The 2018 Fertile Valley Baseball League regular season came to an end on Monday night, and a pair of Kindersley teams are part of the playoff picture. The Kindersley Raiders have secured a first-round bye thanks to finishing in second place in the FVBL standings with a record of…

Three-way tie for top spot in FVBL

The Oyen Eagles, Kindersley Stallions and Raiders are tied for first place heading into play this week

Three-way tie for top spot in FVBLClarion staff The Oyen Eagles, Kindersley Stallions and Raiders are tied for first place in the Fertile Valley Baseball League (FVBL) heading into play this week. The Stallions just played one game last week, an 8-2 home win over the Eatonia Wheat Kings June 13. Their match against the Kindersley Raiders scheduled for Thursday night…

Oyen remains undefeated in FVBL play

The Kindersley Raiders and Stallions, last year’s league finalists, are tied for second place

Oyen remains undefeated in FVBL playClarion staff The Kindersley Raiders and Stallions, last year’s Fertile Valley Baseball League finalists, are tied for second place in the league after play on Monday night. The Stallions beat up on the visiting Elrose Aces, 7-3 Monday to improve their record to 4-1. The Raiders, meanwhile, shut out the visiting Kyle Yellow Jackets 12-0…

In defence of sports greatness, from Justify to the Warriors

Why is greatness supposed to take a back seat to parity, the bastard child of bloated sports in North America?

In defence of sports greatness, from Justify to the WarriorsWatching the super horse Justify cruise to the Triple Crown on Saturday by winning the Belmont Stakes in New York City was a sublime moment for lovers of sports. The three-year-old became just the 13th horse in the modern history of American thoroughbred racing to win the three jewels of racing’s Triple Crown. In a…

Paving the way with quiet dignity

Larry Doby was the second African American to play Major League Baseball. His road to greatness was no less difficult for being second

Paving the way with quiet dignityIt’s unfortunate that we often forget the people who come second. Jackie Robinson is rightly honoured as the first African American to play Major League Baseball. Today, all players wear number 42 on April 15, the day that Robinson broke the colour barrier in 1947. We often forget that Robinson, who played for the Brooklyn…

FVBL season gets underway

Busy schedule as all Kindersley teams see action

FVBL season gets underwayClarion staff The Fertile Valley Senior Baseball League season kicked of this past week with all of the Kindersley teams seeing action. Game 1 kicked off last Tuesday (May 22) with the Kindersley Royals defeating the Klippers 3-2. Thursday, the tides were turned on the Royals as they lost 14-3 to the defending champion Kindersley…

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,…

Drop-in ads on baseball radio broadcasts are getting out of hand

It’s like meeting a longtime friend for a relaxing coffee chat only to get barraged by a multi-level marketing sales pitch

Drop-in ads on baseball radio broadcasts are getting out of handI can still see my dad, lying on his nursing home bed, listening to a baseball broadcast on his transistor radio. The broadcasters were his daily companions as he dealt with a challenging and scary health issue. In a sense, they were actually his friends; people he could count on to take his mind off…

Snowball season? Baseball is just around the corner

A total of 277 youth have registered for Kindersley baseball. That will make up 25 to 27 teams

Snowball season? Baseball is just around the cornerKevin McBain of The Clarion Ball season is just around the corner! Well, hopefully, depending on the weather. A total of 277 youth have registered for ball teams this year that will make up between 25 to 27 teams. President of Kindersley Minor Ball, Chad Miller, said that players can still register if they wish.…

Baseball’s season of creative destruction

With 12 teams racing to the bottom and bonafide stars waiting for contracts, this looks to be a season of fan despair. Will the Blue Jays join the club?

Baseball’s season of creative destructionThe Major League Baseball season just began and already 12 teams have been eliminated from the playoffs. What's that, you say? We’re only three or four games into the season, how can teams already be eliminated? Yes, it’s a little early for the traditional tragic number, counting down to a team’s elimination from the playoffs.…