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Registration for the 2022 Klondike Road Relay opened May 16. Race organizers say they have hit the minimum number of participants to guarantee that the full route from Skagway to Whitehorse is run for the first time in two years. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News Files)

Klondike Road Relay passes registration goal in less than two days

More spaces for runners and walkers are available as race returns to full route

Liam Gishler, Jaymi Hinchey, Lia Hinchey and Leah McLean at the Pacific International Judo Championships. (Submitted)

Yukon judokas tour British Columbia and Alberta

Tournaments held in Richmond and Edmonton.

Swimmer Selene Brown of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears resurfaces for air. Athletes competing in the 100-metre butterfly timed finals flew down their lanes at the Yukon Invitational Swim Championships 2022 on April 30. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Whitehorse Glacier Bears race to qualify for Canada Summer Games

Yukon Invitational Championship Swim Meet took place in Whitehorse from April 29-30

The Yukon Quest has suffered a breakdown in cooperation between the two volunteer boards that organize the race on the Yukon and Alaska sides of the border. Based on early-May 2022 statements from both sides, a cross-border race in 2023 seems unlikely. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News Files)

Local Yukon Quest organizers reach impasse with Alaskan counterpart over dog care rules

The boards responsible for organizing in Alaska and the Yukon seem in the midst of parting ways

The Yukon Quest has suffered a breakdown in cooperation between the two volunteer boards that organize the race on the Yukon and Alaska sides of the border. Based on early-May 2022 statements from both sides, a cross-border race in 2023 seems unlikely. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News Files)
The day one winners, minus the girls doubles team, are seen. (Ann Jirousek/Yukon School Athletics Association)

Nearly 150 Yukon students attend Badminton Smash

The Yukon Schools Athletic Association hosted a two-day badminton smash for Grade…

The day one winners, minus the girls doubles team, are seen. (Ann Jirousek/Yukon School Athletics Association)
Sport Yukon executive director Tracey Bilsky presents Jan Mann with the administrator of the year award during and Apr. 28, 2022 ceremony. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Sport Yukon executive director Tracey Bilsky presents Jan Mann with the administrator of the year award during and Apr. 28, 2022 ceremony. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Snowmobilers and snow bikers raced head-to-head over jumps and sharp turns before heading straight up one of the ski runs at Mount Sima in Whitehorse on Apr. 23, 2022.

Photos: 2022 Sima Uphill Challenge

Racers pushed their snowmobiles and snow bikes straight up Mount Sima on April 23.

Snowmobilers and snow bikers raced head-to-head over jumps and sharp turns before heading straight up one of the ski runs at Mount Sima in Whitehorse on Apr. 23, 2022.
Thirty-two racers registered for the snowcross race, in which heats of four compete against each other in a race through gates to the bottom of the run. Twenty-four people sped through the speed gun in the speed competition. The chair lift carried racers and non-racers to the top of the runs during Simapalooza on Saturday, April 9, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Thirty-two racers registered for the snowcross race, in which heats of four compete against each other in a race through gates to the bottom of the run. Twenty-four people sped through the speed gun in the speed competition. The chair lift carried racers and non-racers to the top of the runs during Simapalooza on Saturday, April 9, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Alison Anderson, at right wearing the yellow helmet, represents the Whitehorse Rapids Speed Skating Club at the Masters International Short Track Games held at the Olympic Oval in Calgary on March 26 and 27. (Arno Hoogveld/Calgary Olympic Oval Facebook)

Whitehorse Masters skater Alison Anderson breaks four world records

Anderson dominated the 30-34 year old category at international compettition in Calgary

Alison Anderson, at right wearing the yellow helmet, represents the Whitehorse Rapids Speed Skating Club at the Masters International Short Track Games held at the Olympic Oval in Calgary on March 26 and 27. (Arno Hoogveld/Calgary Olympic Oval Facebook)
Leah McLean, Lia Hinchey and Jaymi Hinchey represented Judo Yukon at a youth provincial tournament in B.C. in late March. (Judo Yukon Photo)

B.C. tournament includes gold medal for Judo Yukon

Jaymi Hinchey takes first in category, coach says tournament a good step to next year’s winter games

Leah McLean, Lia Hinchey and Jaymi Hinchey represented Judo Yukon at a youth provincial tournament in B.C. in late March. (Judo Yukon Photo)
Organizers are planning for a Skagway start to the Klondike Road Relay for the first time in two years. Pictured is the start of the 2014 relay in Skagway. (Yukon News file)

Klondike Road Relay plans for a Skagway start

On your marks, get set, go… to Skagway. Sport Yukon announced March…

Organizers are planning for a Skagway start to the Klondike Road Relay for the first time in two years. Pictured is the start of the 2014 relay in Skagway. (Yukon News file)
Sasha Masson, right, and Derek Deuling compete in the U18 boys race at the 2020 Yukon Cross Country Ski Championships on Feb. 22 in Whitehorse. Deuling and Masson pulled off a tenth place finish in the 8 x750 team sprint at the 2022 Canadian Cross Country Ski championships. (Yukon News file)

Yukoners race in Canadian Cross Country Ski championships

The late March ski championships were held in Whistler British Columbia

Sasha Masson, right, and Derek Deuling compete in the U18 boys race at the 2020 Yukon Cross Country Ski Championships on Feb. 22 in Whitehorse. Deuling and Masson pulled off a tenth place finish in the 8 x750 team sprint at the 2022 Canadian Cross Country Ski championships. (Yukon News file)
From left to right, Alex Wilson, Jacob Robertson, Jason McKay, Charlie Fidler, Isaac Maddocks, and coaches Chris Arsenault, Lyndsey Boorse are seen at the freestyle ski nationals in Calgary. (Submitted)

Five Yukoners ski in junior freestyle nationals

Jason McKay gets podium finish in slopestyle.

From left to right, Alex Wilson, Jacob Robertson, Jason McKay, Charlie Fidler, Isaac Maddocks, and coaches Chris Arsenault, Lyndsey Boorse are seen at the freestyle ski nationals in Calgary. (Submitted)
Dahria Beatty of Whitehorse, Yukon, competes in the women’s sprint free qualifications at the Zhangjiakou National Cross-Country Skiing Centre during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China on Feb. 8. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Yukoners land podium finishes at Canadian Cross-Country Ski Championships

Dahria Beatty, Derek Deuling and Sasha Masson all finished top-three in their events

Dahria Beatty of Whitehorse, Yukon, competes in the women’s sprint free qualifications at the Zhangjiakou National Cross-Country Skiing Centre during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China on Feb. 8. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)
Athletes watch a competitor perform on the freestyle moguls at Mount Sima during the 2007 Canada Winter Games. (File Photo)

Whitehorse advances Canada Winter Games bid

Members of games committe to perform site visit in late March.

Athletes watch a competitor perform on the freestyle moguls at Mount Sima during the 2007 Canada Winter Games. (File Photo)
Joe Hanson has become the first Yukoner to sign an MLS contract and will be playing with the Whitecaps FC2. (Joe Hanson/Submitted)

Hanson becomes first northerner to sign MLS contract

Striker joins the Vancouver Whitecaps FC2 in new league

Joe Hanson has become the first Yukoner to sign an MLS contract and will be playing with the Whitecaps FC2. (Joe Hanson/Submitted)
A Yamal coach watches figure skating practice during the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Fort Smith. (NNSL)

Arctic Winter Games bans competitors from Russia due to Ukraine invasion

International comittee won’t allow competitors from Yamal region in northern Russia.

A Yamal coach watches figure skating practice during the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Fort Smith. (NNSL)
Yukoner Derek Dueling (42) wrapped up the 2022 World Junior Ski Championships in Lygna, Norweay with a 19th place finish in the men’s 10-k. (Alain Masson/Submitted)
Yukoner Derek Dueling (42) wrapped up the 2022 World Junior Ski Championships in Lygna, Norweay with a 19th place finish in the men’s 10-k. (Alain Masson/Submitted)
Racers in the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay head south on Haines Highway during the first leg of the race in 2019. (Yukon News file)
Racers in the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay head south on Haines Highway during the first leg of the race in 2019. (Yukon News file)
Yukoners Sasha Masson (left) and Derek Dueling are part of the Canadian men’s team at the 2022 Nordic World Junior Ski Championships in Lygna, Norway. (Alain Masson/Submitted)
Yukoners Sasha Masson (left) and Derek Dueling are part of the Canadian men’s team at the 2022 Nordic World Junior Ski Championships in Lygna, Norway. (Alain Masson/Submitted)