Ian Stewart

Yukon boys win gold in basketball, hockey

SOLDOTNA, Alaska Yukon gold, the sporting kind anyway, usually comes in individual events like skiing, running or cycling.

Intrepid Ferris cranks through BC

Ramesh Ferris checked in with the News yesterday, two weeks into his Cycle to Walk campaign for polio education and eradication.

Olympians to compete at Mount McIntyre

More than 220 skiers from across Canada and Alaska will test their skills at the Northwestel Westerns, which kick off at Mount McIntyre on Saturday.

Senior Gamers get prepped

Team Yukon spent Monday morning preparing to make a big splash at the Canada Senior Games in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, this August.

German daredevil cools his jets in the Yukon

Dirk Auer is always looking for new ways to go fast. His preferred mode of transportation is a pair of rollerskates — and a jetpack.

Yukon skiers excel at Nationals

Members of the Yukon Ski Team, coming off superb performances at the Canada Games, kept their winning ways intact as they hit the trails in their…

A splashing success

The Yukon Canoe and Kayak Club’s Paddlefest 2006 took over the river on Sunday, with paddlers competing in freestyle, and slalom and speed…

Marcotte wins national pistol title

Pelly Crossing shooter Danielle Marcotte was all aces at the Canadian National Pistol Championships in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, this weekend.

Laverdure named University of Calgary’s athlete of the year

When Brittanee Laverdure left Watson Lake six years ago, she was looking for a positive change in her life. She found it on the wrestling mat.

Parry and son lead the way in the 10k

Sixteen runners took part in the Athletics Yukon 10-Kilometre Championship on Saturday. The course started behind the Tourism building on Second…

Greer wins gold, Knight captures bronze in classic

For Yukoners, Monday was a day to remember. David Greer destroyed his competition in the men’s 10-kilometre classic race, and Bryn Knight…

Yukon curlers face a brand new challenge at Mixed Nationals

Skip Nicole Baldwin and her Whitehorse-based rink made some time for a little last-minute practice on Thursday before heading to Calgary for the…

Men are getting pumped for a tough fight on ice

‘Sometimes it’s good to get back to basics,” said coach Mike Young as he watched his Canada Winter Games men’s hockey team…

Understanding the birding brain

Thomas Hafen arrived in Whitehorse from Munich, Germany on Tuesday, with one thing on his mind — birds.

James, Langbakk put in solid runs at World Championship relays

Yukon orienteers Pam James and Brent Langbakk both contributed solid runs to help their respective Canadian teams improve from last year at the World…

Stewart posts first sub 45 minute finish on the Copper Haul

ukon Quest veteran Bill Stewart set a record for the fastest time in the Yukon Brewing Copper Haul Twister on Saturday.

Africans see themselves through an African lens

Photojournalist Robertson Bales spent years documenting development projects in Southeast Asia and South America — but his latest venture…

Kilrich takes early squash lead

Squash Tuesday night league: Kilrich 20 Roche Financial 12 Richard Meredith led the charge for Kilrich in the first Tuesday night league of the…

Abbott, Smith fastest on the trails

Cross country skiing Day two of the annual Don Sumanik Memorial Races was finally run on Saturday afternoon on the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club…

Rookie ski patrollers best in the West

Although they didn’t have much to do this season, Yukon ski patrollers still made an impressive mark at the Canadian Ski Patrol System’s…