Category: Local Sports

Vikings Cinch Wheatland Championship

The Naicam Senior Vikings hoisted the cup on March 13 after winning the best-of-five final series over the Craik Warriors. Naicam Senior Vikings, Wheatland Senior Hockey League Champions 2015-16: left to right, back row,...

Sledge Hockey at WCS

Wadena Composite School students played a game of sledge hockey, which was invented in Sweden in the 1960s to permit the physically challenged to play ice hockey. Here the equipment has been modified for...

Lintlaw Population Explodes for a Day

Riders who came to the Lintlaw snowmobile derby benefited from a recent snowfall and unusually warm sunny day. Doors opened at 7 a.m. for those desiring an early breakfast, an early start allowowing them...

Trailblazers Hit the Trail

The community hall opened its doors at 8 a.m. on Feb. 6 to start off the Kelvington Trailblazers snowmobile spectacular. It was the 30th annual rally, and it commenced with a pancake breakfast whose aroma...

Wildcat Novice Panthers take Candy Cup

It was like a classic Stanley Cup final between traditional arch-rivals when the Wadena Wildcat Novice Panthers faced the Kelvington Wheat Kings in the final game of the Novice tournament held in Kelvington on...

It was Cameco Hockey Weekend

Preparations for the Cameco Hockey Weekend began in Wadena seven months ago, with the local organizing committee working in conjunction with Cameco to bring a spectacular event to the town. Like a brewing storm,...

Awards celebrate youth in local sports

During the Wadena Minor Sports Association’s windup and annual celebration held on March 30 with a house full of team members, parents and sponsors, the organization reported growing numbers of participants this past year....

Chicken and wine windup

Wadena will never be the same after the recent Chicken and Wine Bonspiel.The rink’s rafters started shaking when crowds started to show up Friday night for draws, and continued Saturday morning with a pancake...

Trekking across the frozen lakes

Since the flooding of the Quill Lakes started a few years ago, Ken Kerluke has joked to his cousin Lawrence Haskey, my father, about getting in a boat and going to Dafoe for breakfast....

Everybody dance now!

The annual Dance Kraze competition put on by the Wadena School of Dance filled the town with people from all over the province during the weekend of March 14-15. These girls from Kelvington School of...

There’s always a next time

Just as the sun was going down a few Sundays ago, the tags on Francis Kayseas’s fish line shook with promise. As he tried to pull in the 12-lb. line with what seemed to...

Eight-ender!

Bob Reynolds’ rink from Foam Lake boasted an eight-ender in the third end of a game against Dane Ward’s team last Thursday night during the Wadena men’s bonspiel/ Quill Plains C-Event semi-final. Left to...

Davids meet Goliaths on the ice

A unique pair of hockey games provided some fun for opposing sizes of players during a recent Telemiracle event held in Wadena. Photo courtesy Yvonne Linnen. Wadena Kin Club member Lisa McMartin said it...