Sports

Whole teams gathered at the start of the Klondike Road Relay to cheer on the first runner of their crew in Skagway on Sept. 9. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

PHOTOS: 1,500 runners take on Klondike Road Relay

The 39th run from Skagway to Whitehorse took place Sept. 9 and 10

Whole teams gathered at the start of the Klondike Road Relay to cheer on the first runner of their crew in Skagway on Sept. 9. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Sarah Walz, Softball Yukon’s new executive director, is seen coaching youth at Minto Park in Dawson in 2021. (Courtesy/Softball Yukon)
Sarah Walz, Softball Yukon’s new executive director, is seen coaching youth at Minto Park in Dawson in 2021. (Courtesy/Softball Yukon)
The territory’s 55+ swim team is seen at the Canada 55+ Games in Kamloops, British Columbia. Members of the team brought home 15 of the 74 medals won by the Yukon in total. (Submitted)

Yukon finds success at the Canada 55+ Games

Territory caps off medal-winning Games with sing-along kitchen party

The territory’s 55+ swim team is seen at the Canada 55+ Games in Kamloops, British Columbia. Members of the team brought home 15 of the 74 medals won by the Yukon in total. (Submitted)
(Magan Carty/Yukon News)

Wacky, wild and wet

Whitewater Rodeo rides Whitehorse waves

(Magan Carty/Yukon News)
The Parry family at Welland International Flatwater Centre. From left: Niki, Mason, Kaleb, Rogan and Ryan. (Courtesy/Sarah Lewis)

From paddling to volunteering, Yukon family attends Canada Summer Games

Three Parry brothers represent Team Yukon at Niagara 2022 with mom and dad along for ride as staff

The Parry family at Welland International Flatwater Centre. From left: Niki, Mason, Kaleb, Rogan and Ryan. (Courtesy/Sarah Lewis)
Minister of Northern Affairs Daniel Vandal speaks to federal funding received by two groups working on projects to improve Yukon sports events and infrastructure in a press conference at the Sport Yukon office on Aug. 19. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Federal money backs road relay and volleyball court projects in the Yukon

$234,000 granted by feds. Projects also get cash through Yukon government

Minister of Northern Affairs Daniel Vandal speaks to federal funding received by two groups working on projects to improve Yukon sports events and infrastructure in a press conference at the Sport Yukon office on Aug. 19. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Mara Roldan carries the flag for Team Yukon at the opening ceremony of the Canada Summer Games on Aug. 6. (Sarah Lewis/Canada Summer Games)

Yukon’s Mara Roldan finishes fifth at Canada Summer Games

Cyclist heads straight from Niagara, Ont. to Les Gets, France for Word Junior Championships

Mara Roldan carries the flag for Team Yukon at the opening ceremony of the Canada Summer Games on Aug. 6. (Sarah Lewis/Canada Summer Games)
Team Yukon’s men’s soccer team celebrate their first history-making win of the tournament. (Dale Cogswell/Canada Summer Games)

Yukon men’s soccer team makes history at Canada Summer Games

Team Yukon enters second week of competition at Niagara 2022

Team Yukon’s men’s soccer team celebrate their first history-making win of the tournament. (Dale Cogswell/Canada Summer Games)
Emma Boyd (left) and Katelyn Holway compete in the Volleyball BC Beach Provincials on July 31 at Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver. (Submitted)
Emma Boyd (left) and Katelyn Holway compete in the Volleyball BC Beach Provincials on July 31 at Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver. (Submitted)
Team Yukon at the Canada Summer Games with flag bearer Mara Rolden front and centre. (Courtesy/Facebook)

Team Yukon arrives at Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games; men’s soccer team beats Nova Scotia

196 athletes, coaches and support staff are representing the territory from Aug. 6 to 21

Team Yukon at the Canada Summer Games with flag bearer Mara Rolden front and centre. (Courtesy/Facebook)
A young cyclist is seen on the Mt. McIntyre trails in 2018. The Mt. McIntyre area is expected to serve as the site for the Canadian Marathon Championships in 2023. (Yukon News file)

National cycling championship will come north

Cycling Canada selects Whitehorse for Canadian Marathon Championships

A young cyclist is seen on the Mt. McIntyre trails in 2018. The Mt. McIntyre area is expected to serve as the site for the Canadian Marathon Championships in 2023. (Yukon News file)
Sophie Arkell, Meredith Pritchard, Lindsay MacPhee, Tasha Weber and others celebrate at the DAMES V Bike Polo Tournament in Anchorage, Alaska. (Courtesy/Adrian Barniak)

Queer bike polo mixer planned for Whitehorse

Aug. 10 Queer Polo Mixer happening at Liard Park in Riverdale

Sophie Arkell, Meredith Pritchard, Lindsay MacPhee, Tasha Weber and others celebrate at the DAMES V Bike Polo Tournament in Anchorage, Alaska. (Courtesy/Adrian Barniak)
The Canada Games Park at Brock University is seen. This week, nearly 200 Yukon athletes will travel to compete in Niagara. (Courtesy/Canada Summer Games)

Team Yukon sets for Canada Summer Games in Niagara

Nearly 200 Yukon athletes are travelling to Niagara, Ontario for the Canada…

The Canada Games Park at Brock University is seen. This week, nearly 200 Yukon athletes will travel to compete in Niagara. (Courtesy/Canada Summer Games)
Players from the CYFN Centre Ice Hockey Camp receive Friday afternoon prizes. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)

NHL star Ryan Nugent-Hopkins visits CYFN hockey camp

NHL players and alumni joined the fun from July 26-29 at the Canada Games Centre

Players from the CYFN Centre Ice Hockey Camp receive Friday afternoon prizes. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)
Amil Dupuis-Rossi in action at the CanWest CrossFit Games. (Courtesy/Erin Schultz)

Whitehorse athletes finish strong at CanWest CrossFit Games

Jamella Hagen Special to the News At the 2022 CanWest CrossFit Games,…

  • Jul 30, 2022
Amil Dupuis-Rossi in action at the CanWest CrossFit Games. (Courtesy/Erin Schultz)
Michelle Phillips leaves Circle, Alaska, the evening of Feb. 9 during the 2019 Yukon Quest. This year, a short version of the Quest will take place on the Yukon-side of the border. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)

Yukon Quest board announces cash purse, race date for 2023

Top finishers of the 2023 Yukon Quest 450-mile race guaranteed a minimum $35,000 purse

Michelle Phillips leaves Circle, Alaska, the evening of Feb. 9 during the 2019 Yukon Quest. This year, a short version of the Quest will take place on the Yukon-side of the border. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
Mike and Molly Brazier, brother and sister team, completed the Yukon River Quest against most odds. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Mike and Molly Brazier, brother and sister team, completed the Yukon River Quest against most odds. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)