2017 Year in Review – Part 2

A look at the events and news in Kindersley and region from May through early October

2017 Year in Review – Part 2May 10 What do you get when you have a retired chemist, an elderly playboy and four menopausal women in the same play? You get a whole bunch of hilarity on the stage. Members of the Kindersley Players proved just that with five performances over two weeks of a play titled “Sex Please, We’re Sixty”…

Full meal deal: sports world serves up plenty of intrigue

What does 2018 hold? Forgettable Olympics, NHL incompetence (followed by NFL incompetence), Blue Jay uncertainty and golf mysteries, for a start

Full meal deal: sports world serves up plenty of intrigueThe 2018 sports year begins with a bowl (of the college football variety) but the full table setting lies ahead. What courses are being prepared? Let’s look at some of the most challenging stories ahead. Dents in the shield In 2017, the National Football League fought Donald Trump and President Trump won. Okay, the American…

Can the Blue Jays soar with a constrained budget – or a new owner?

As the Yankees muscle up, the AL East becomes an ever-higher peak to climb for Toronto – particularly if Rogers sells the team

Can the Blue Jays soar with a constrained budget – or a new owner?It has not been a good two weeks for the Toronto Blue Jays. The most recent body blow was the news that the New York Yankees, the Jays’ bitter American League East rivals, had won the Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes. The prodigious Miami Marlins slugger spurned deals to go to San Francisco and St. Louis to…

Local ballplayer competes in Phoenix

Benjamin Ortman recently took advantage of an opportunity to travel to Arizona with a team from Saskatoon

Local ballplayer competes in PhoenixKevin McBain of The Clarion Opportunities in baseball are ever-growing in this province. In- and out-of-province travel teams, training opportunities and even a couple of academies have started up in the past few years. Benjamin Ortman recently took advantage of a chance to travel to Phoenix with a team from the Going Yard Training Centre…

Sports may have reached its TV saturation point

With the exception of a few remarkable spectacles like the current World Series, major sports tend to be omnipresent but monotonous

Sports may have reached its TV saturation pointThe buck stops at the top. In Major League Baseball, however, the buck stops at the start of next season. Faced with a tough call on whether to suspend Houston’s Yuli Gurriel for making a derogatory Asian gesture to L.A. Dodger pitcher Yu Darvish, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred decided to split the baby. Manfred suspended…

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…

Kindersley to host Badgers and Team Saskatchewan on Saturday

The baseball doubleheader starts at noon at Berard Field with the second game at 3 p.m.

Kindersley to host Badgers and Team Saskatchewan on SaturdayClarion staff It has been a busy season of baseball in Kindersley and it’s not over yet. Kindersley’s Joel McGrath and the Badlands Badgers of Oyen will take on Team Saskatchewan on Saturday at Kindersley’s Berard Field in a doubleheader. Game 1 will take place at noon with game two following at around 3 p.m.…

Kindersley Stallions win Sask Landing Cup

‘We were down eight, but we all said that we are going to win this one and we took the momentum and won’

Kindersley Stallions win Sask Landing CupKevin McBain of The Clarion The first-year Kindersley Stallions won the Sask Landing Cup in fine fashion on Friday night over the Gull Lake Greyhounds. In game three of the best-of-three finals with the Greyhounds (Senior AA Tier 5 champions) in Kindersley, the Stallions had to make a comeback worthy of the record books. The…

Raiders win game one of FVBL final; game two goes tonight

Ace Tyler McKee will take to the mound for the Raiders while Corson Harris gets the nod for the Stallions in what should be an epic pitchers’ duel

Raiders win game one of FVBL final; game two goes tonightKevin McBain of The Clarion The Kindersley Raiders have a 1-0 series lead, in the best-of-three Fertile Valley League Baseball Championship finals, after a win over the Kindersley Stallions Monday night. The two teams had yesterday off in preparation for game two that will go tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Berard Field. Ace Tyler McKee…

Peewee Royals win provincial championship

The Royals won three of their four round-robin games to move on to championship Sunday, where they mercied their final two opponents en route to the championship

Peewee Royals win provincial championshipKevin McBain of The Clarion For the second straight weekend, a Kindersley team has claimed a provincial championship. This time it was the Peewee Royals winning in fine style with a mercy-rule win Sunday afternoon. The Kindersley Bantams won it all last weekend. The tournament was held in Moosomin with 10 teams taking part in the…

Raiders finish second in A; Klippers win B side at championships

Fourteen teams from Saskatchewan and Alberta battled through the blazing heat and wind to try to earn the titles at the 32nd annual Western Canadian Oldtimers and Senior Men’s Baseball Championship

Raiders finish second in A; Klippers win B side at championshipsKevin McBain of The Clarion The mercury rose to more than 30C for all three days of the Red Lion Inn 32nd annual Western Canadian Oldtimers and Senior Men’s Baseball Championship held in Kindersley last weekend. Fourteen teams from Saskatchewan and Alberta battled through the blazing heat and wind to try to earn titles. A…

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…