Bantam Royals are provincial champions

“It was a great team effort, with all 12 of our players contributing to the team offensively and defensively,” said Coach Ken Francis

Bantam Royals are provincial championsKevin McBain of The Clarion The Kindersley Bantam Royals are provincial champions! The team made the six-and-a-half hour trek to Carnduff to compete in the seven-team Bantam AA Tier 4 provincial championships on the weekend and went undefeated. “We had a really good draw,” said Coach Ken Francis. “We played in kind of a reduced…

Minor ball teams head to provincials

In softball action, the UK Royals are provincial champions after winning the title in a three-team competition in Delisle this past weekend. They will now attend Western Canadians

Minor ball teams head to provincialsBy Clarion staff It’s provincial championship time for three minor baseball league teams. The Kindersley Bantam Royals will be in Carnduff for the Tier 4 Bantam AA championships this weekend. They will compete against six other teams. The Royals are in Pool A with the Saskatoon Cardinals, Sask Five Giants and Lumsden Cubs. Pool B…

Fourteen teams to compete at championships

The Kindersley Raiders and Klippers will represent Kindersley in the 32nd annual Western Canadian Oldtimers and Senior Men’s Baseball championship this weekend

Fourteen teams to compete at championshipsBy Clarion staff The Kindersley Raiders and Klippers will represent Kindersley in the 32nd annual Western Canadian Oldtimers and Senior Men’s Baseball championship this weekend. There will be plenty of baseball action beginning Friday with 14 teams competing – six in the 19-plus division and eight in the 43-plus division. The Klippers have won the…

Kindersley Stallions sit atop league, division

The Stallions are 11-0 with two games remaining

Kindersley Stallions sit atop league, divisionClarion staff The Fertile Valley Baseball League’s (FVBL) regular season is drawing to a close and the undefeated Kindersley Stallions are poised atop the league and their division. The Stallions are 11-0 with two games remaining, although if one of the games is not made up, the team only has one game left to play…

The Blue Jay way: to sell or persevere?

If a post-season berth is unlikely for Toronto, it may be time to dump aging, costly players and begin building for the future

The Blue Jay way: to sell or persevere?Last spring, Rogers Communications had a big problem. In the first year of its massive new National Hockey League deal, not one Canadian team made the playoffs. Television and online ratings tanked, fans tuned out, and sponsors had to be massaged. Lots of people lost their jobs. It was the worst possible start for the…

Pitchers’ careers balance on a thin ligament

Baseball teams and their medical people have reduced workloads, refined mechanics and changed diets to get the most out of their pitchers. To no avail

Pitchers’ careers balance on a thin ligamentWhen I was a kid, my baseball hero was Mickey Lolich, the MVP of the 1968 World Series for the Detroit Tigers. Lolich was something less than a fitness fanatic – he loved donuts – who learned to throw left-handed when he broke his right shoulder as a child. When his teammate Denny McLain faltered…

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,…