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What it takes to be a dog handler in the Yukon Quest

James Wilde has been a handler for Rob Cooke’s team in the last four Yukon Quests

Brent Sass leads the way out of Eagle during 2020 Yukon Quest

Tagish’s Michelle Phillips is currently in second place with 12 dogs on the line

Dave Turner wins Yukon Quest 300, Sass leads 1,000-mile race

As of 8 a.m. local time, Yukoner Michelle Phillips is running in second place in the 1,000-mile race

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2020 Yukon Quest leaders reach Circle checkpoint

Yukoner Michelle Phillips was the first musher to get there

Brent Sass first into Mile 101 checkpoint on 2020 Yukon Quest

Yukoner Michelle Phillips was second into Mile 101, just nine minutes behind Sass

Mushers prepped to hit the trail for Saturday’s Yukon Quest

The field of 15 includes two Yukoners and five Canadians

Atom Development Program wins at Pacific Rim Invitational hockey tournament

“I was pretty happy with the progress from the first to the second tournament.”

The Quest for perfection: How technology has influenced dog sled design

“A wooden sled and you hit something, it’s pretty hard to fix and you’re very likely out of the race”

Yukoner Brandon Cormier strikes gold at X Games Aspen

The 24-year-old rookie won gold in the snowmobile freestyle event

Porter Creek Rams overcome 20 point deficit to beat Vanier Crusaders in boys Super Hoops action

“When you’re out there playing, … you’re inspired to play hard for those guys”

Yukon Rivermen face tough tests on the road

The team is in the middle of its busiest stretch of the season — 10 league games in three weeks

Yukon skiers battle both rain and heavy snowfall at 2020 Haywood Western Canada Cup

“They also realize that you have to be ready for anything — extreme cold or extreme warm.”

Yukon skiers embrace experience at Winter Youth Olympic Games

Derek Deuling and Sasha Masson skied for Team Canada at the 2020 Lausanne Winter Youth Olympic Games

Black Aces golden after Alberta hockey tournament

The Peewee Development Program Black Aces went 4-0 in tournament play and 5-0 overall

Registration opens for 34th annual Buckwheat International Ski Classic

Registration for the 34th annual Buckwheat International Ski Classic opened on Jan.…

Yukon Quest field down to just 15 after three withdrawals

Lori Tweddell and Louve Tweddell withdrew from the Quest after not completing qualification races

Northern Lights Judo Tournament puts Yukon judokas straight into the action

“It gives them experience for tournaments — just that added pressure and butterflies and all that”

Nicolas Petit wins Copper Basin 300

Rob Cooke was the lone Yukoner to finish, placing 12th