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Tallon Williams rounds a bend while Travis Adams gives close pursuit during the YCCMA Harescramble at Area 55 on Sept. 18. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukon Cross Country Motorcyle Association finishes season with an Area 55 Harescramble

The YCCMA hosted three races in 2021 after only having one race in 2020 because of the pandemic

The rings in the house get painted in on Sept. 16 ahead of the upcoming 2021-22 Whitehorse Curling Club season. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse Curling Club won’t require masks on the ice, bonspiels and junior programs return

The curling club will be relaxing some of it’s COVID-19 rules from last year but will remain flexible

Yukon athletes and coaches are seen before travelling to Swift Current, Sask. for the 2019 Western Canada Games. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

Yukon athletes encouraged to shout out their coaches during National Coaches Week

By using #ThanksCoach on social media Yukon, Canadian athletes can show their coaches some support

Esther Aasman runs down the South Klondike Highway during the ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relayon Sept. 11. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Runners speed down the North Klondike, Alaska Highways for ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay

The Klondike Road Relay returned, ‘Kinda’, after a year hiatus due to COVID-19

Esther Aasman runs down the South Klondike Highway during the ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relayon Sept. 11. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
A young skateboarder grinds a rail after the new, fully accessible skatepark officially opened on Sept. 14. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse’s fully accessible skatepark in Riverdale officially opens

Skatepark users will no longer need to hop the fence to use the new facility

A young skateboarder grinds a rail after the new, fully accessible skatepark officially opened on Sept. 14. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Yukon and Northwest Territories players and coaches are seen together during a Table Tennis North training session in 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Two northerners lead the way at Canadian table tennis’ highest levels

Thorsten Gohl and Kevin Murphy are guiding table tennis in Canada and the north forward

Yukon and Northwest Territories players and coaches are seen together during a Table Tennis North training session in 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Curling Canada will require mandatory vaccines for all of its events. (File photo)

Yukon curlers attending Curling Canada events must be fully vaccinated

All curlers attending Curling Canada events need to be fully vaccinated to compete

Curling Canada will require mandatory vaccines for all of its events. (File photo)
Drivers are asked to watch for runners, walkers participating in the 2021 ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News)

Drivers asked to be aware of runners, watch speeds during KRR

The KRR will take place Sept. 11 and Sport Yukon is asking drivers to be careful on the highways

Drivers are asked to watch for runners, walkers participating in the 2021 ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News)
Yukon wheelchair racer Jessica Frotten seen on the track in Tokyo practicing. (Photo submitted by Jessica Frotten).

Yukon wheelchair racer ‘humbled’ to take part in Tokyo Paralympic Games

‘We really became ambassadors for sport and for human resilience in this whole pandemic’

Yukon wheelchair racer Jessica Frotten seen on the track in Tokyo practicing. (Photo submitted by Jessica Frotten).
Mara Roldan races in the XCO Quebec Championships in 2019. Roldan made the Canadian national team and has raced in Val di Sole, Italy on Aug. 26. (Catherine Forest/Submitted)

Yukon mountain biker Mara Roldan gets flat tire at Val di Sole world mountain bike championships

Mara Roldan said she’s disapointed in about the end result but gained lots of experience

Mara Roldan races in the XCO Quebec Championships in 2019. Roldan made the Canadian national team and has raced in Val di Sole, Italy on Aug. 26. (Catherine Forest/Submitted)
Jessica Frotten, seen in 2017. (Yonathan Kellerman/Athletics Canada)

Yukon wheelchair racer Jessica Frotten competes in her last event at the Tokyo Paralympics

Jessica Frotten’s last Paralympic event was the 4x100 universal relay

Jessica Frotten, seen in 2017. (Yonathan Kellerman/Athletics Canada)
Loic Revel takes a corner during the YCCMA Mosquito Harescramble II on Aug. 28. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Rain didn’t stop the YCCMA riders from challenging the trails during the Mosquito Harescramble II

Over 50 riders of all ages participated in the YCCMA’s second Mosquito Harescramble

Loic Revel takes a corner during the YCCMA Mosquito Harescramble II on Aug. 28. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Jessica Frotten seen in 2017. (Shelley Lewis/Yukon News)

Yukoner Jessica Frotten places eighth in 2020 Paralympic 400-metre action

Frotten’s 400 metre final time of 1:1.16 placed her in eighth

Jessica Frotten seen in 2017. (Shelley Lewis/Yukon News)
Team Yukon celebrates during the 2018 Hay River, N.W.T. opening ceremony. (Team Yukon/Sarah Lewis Photography.)

Participant eligibilty maintained for 2023 AWGs in Wood Buffalo, Alta

Athletes who would have aged out of competition can still attend, compete in the 2023 Games

Team Yukon celebrates during the 2018 Hay River, N.W.T. opening ceremony. (Team Yukon/Sarah Lewis Photography.)
The 2021 ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay can accept runners from Canadians outside Yukon and Americans. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News)

‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay can now accept participants from Canadians and Americans

Those outside of the Yukon jurisidiction can register for the race if they can meet border protocols

The 2021 ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay can accept runners from Canadians outside Yukon and Americans. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News)
Yellowknife Galaxy player, Josh, takes a corner during second half action against the North of 60 team at the F.H. Collins turf field on Aug. 8. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

The Yukon played host to N.W.T. in a weekend of soccer action

For the first time in over a year the Yukon and N.W.T. faced competition outside their jurisdictions

Yellowknife Galaxy player, Josh, takes a corner during second half action against the North of 60 team at the F.H. Collins turf field on Aug. 8. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Joe Hanson, left, will return to the Whitecaps while Cameron Bringsli received the invite to join the U14 academy. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Hanson, Bringsli will continue and begin their Vancouver Whitecaps careers

Cameron Bringlsi will join the Whitecaps U14 acedemy while Joe Hanson returns to the reserve U-23 team

Joe Hanson, left, will return to the Whitecaps while Cameron Bringsli received the invite to join the U14 academy. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
An orienteer reaches a control during the Yukon Orienteering Association’s mid-distance championship which began at the ATCO pump house on July 28. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Orienteers complete Yukon Championships over three weeks and three distances

The territory’s orienteers raced a sprint, middle and long-distance events during the three-week Yukon Championships

An orienteer reaches a control during the Yukon Orienteering Association’s mid-distance championship which began at the ATCO pump house on July 28. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
A group of runners begin the Yukon River Trail Marathon in Rotary Park on August 1. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Runners beat the heat in 2021 Yukon River Trail Marathon

After a year away because of COVID-19, the Yukon River Trail Marathon returned in 2021

A group of runners begin the Yukon River Trail Marathon in Rotary Park on August 1. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Rylee Outton competes in the YCCMA Harescramble on July 24. (Mike McCann/Submitted)

Yukon Cross Country Motorcycle Associations holds season’s first Harescramble

YCCMA’s first Harescramble of the year saw 55 riders of all ages participate

Rylee Outton competes in the YCCMA Harescramble on July 24. (Mike McCann/Submitted)