Minor soccer celebrates successful season

‘Soccer continues to thrive in Kindersley thanks in large part to some great support,’ said local club president Darin Wildman

Minor soccer celebrates successful seasonKevin McBain of The Clarion Kindersley Minor soccer wrapped up its season last weekend with a fun round of games. This outdoor season saw 200 boys and girls from under-5 to under-17 participate. President of Kindersley Soccer Incorporated, Darin Wildman, said that it has been a great season. “It has been a great season,” he…

Kindersley Storm soccer teams continue to excel

Under-13 team goes undefeated in their three-team division to claim the gold medal in Saskatoon

Kindersley Storm soccer teams continue to excelKevin McBain of The Clarion The Kindersley travel teams continued to find success at soccer tournaments last weekend. The Kindersley Storm sent four teams to the Saskatoon Harder Avalon with all of them finding some success. Leading the way was the under-13 team, which went undefeated in their three-team division to claim the gold medal.…

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,…

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…

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…

Soccer is alive and well in Kindersley

Close to 190 youth, about 20 more than last year, have registered for the spring outdoor season and there is still time to register

Soccer is alive and well in KindersleyClarion staff Soccer is a growing sport in the Kindersley area. Close to 190 youth, about 20 more than last year, have registered already for the spring outdoor season and there is still time to register. If you have missed registration, don’t fret, there is still time. Call Kindersley Minor Soccer President Darin Wildman 306-463-7866…

Storm U17 team comes up short at provincials

Kindersley outdoor soccer registration deadline is March 27. Organization is looking for coaches, managers, board members and volunteers

Storm U17 team comes up short at provincialsKevin McBain of The Clarion The Kindersley U17 Storm FC team competed in the six-versus-six provincial championships on the weekend . Unfortunately, didn’t come up with a win but nevertheless competed well. “We just can’t seem to finish in those close games,” said coach Darin Wildman. “We just can’t find the back of the net.”…

Kindersley U13 Storm team dials up gold medal

Outdoor soccer registration to be held between March 5 and 27. The club’s annual general meeting has been set for March 20

Kindersley U13 Storm team dials up gold medalClarion staff Three Kindersley Storm FC teams competed in the SUSC soccer tournament in Saskatoon on the weekend and two came back with medals. The under-13 squad earned a gold medal with a 3-2 victory in the gold medal championship, in the eight-team draw, over the Prince Albert Celtic. To get there, the Storm ended…

How Toronto FC’s win could transform soccer’s reputation in Canada

The MLS champions have put the spotlight on the 'beautiful game' like never before in this country

How Toronto FC’s win could transform soccer’s reputation in CanadaIt wasn’t long ago that Toronto FC was regarded as one of the worst teams in Major League Soccer history. Now, they’re at the pinnacle of success – and in a unique position to permanently transform soccer’s reputation in Canada. On Saturday, Toronto FC (Football Club) won the MLS Cup by beating Seattle Sounders 2-0…

Storm team wins gold

Under-11 team dominates at the Aurora Open soccer tournament in Saskatoon; other local teams do well

Storm team wins goldClarion staff The Kindersley under-11 Storm team earned gold medals this past weekend at the Aurora Open soccer tournament in Saskatoon. The event was a big one, featuring 112 teams in all age divisions. The U11 team, with players from Kindersley and Rosetown, was dominant in this tournament, winning four straight games. They had just…

Storm teams kick off indoor soccer season with medals

‘It was a very good start to the season,’ said club president Darin Wildman

Storm teams kick off indoor soccer season with medalsKevin McBain of The Clarion The Kindersley Storm rep club opened its indoor soccer season in style, winning a pair of silver medals at the Lakewood Kickstart Tournament on Nov. 10 to 12 weekend. The club had three teams participating, in the under-11; under-13 and under-17 age divisions. The U11's had a strong showing, despite…

Two young Kindersley soccer players compete at nationals

Zachary Wildman and Kane Beckman competed for under-16 and under-10 teams respectively in Toronto

Two young Kindersley soccer players compete at nationalsKevin McBain of The Clarion Two young soccer players from the Kindersley area just returned from representing Team Edmonton in a national soccer tournament. Zachary Wildman and Kane Beckman competed for the under-16 and under-10 teams respectively in the second annual FCBESCOLA national tournament held in Toronto from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. The tournament…

Still time to register for indoor soccer

Group president Darin Wildman said soccer is still the most affordable sport and one of the best that youth can play

Still time to register for indoor soccerKevin McBain of The Clarion The Kindersley Soccer Association sees a bright future for the sport in the community. The association held it indoor registration night and information meeting on Sept. 14. If you missed registration night, you can still register online until Sept. 30 without having to pay late fees. To register, go to…

West complicit in North Korea’s 21st-century slave trade

Hundreds of thousands of World Cup soccer fans will buy tickets to sit in stadiums being built in Russia and Qatar with slave labour

West complicit in North Korea’s 21st-century slave tradeOf all the egregious forms of modern slavery, none is more despicable or far-reaching than the export of labour by North Korea. It’s estimated that North Korean slave labour is used in more than 45 countries, including in the European Union, and entails the exploitation of 100,000 to 200,000 individuals. The government of North Korea…