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Dahria Beatty, right, is bound for her second Olympic Games appearance at the 2022 Beijing games. (File Photo)

Yukon cross-country skiier Dahria Beatty bound for Beijing Olympics

Beatty did what she needed to a Canmore, Alberta qualifier to earn Olympic squad spot.

Scott Dudiak (right), seen competing at nationals in Vancouver, is the coach of the Midnight Sun Fencing Club. The club will begin its first learn-to-fence class for youth ages 11 to 14 in January. (Scott Dudiak/Submitted)

En Guarde! Midnight Sun Fencing Club will offer its first class in January

Learn-to-fence program for ages 11 to 14 will begin Jan. 12

Cody Pederson of the CA Storm walks around LJ’s Sabres player Clay Plume during the ‘A’ division final of the Yukon Native Hockey Tournament on March 24 at Takhini Arena in Whitehorse. The Sabres beat the Storm 6-3 to win the tournament. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

Native Hockey Tournament cancelled for third year in a row

The Whitehorse tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Eighteen of the Yukon Soccer Association players who have been selected for teams outside the territory got together for the unveiling of billboards with the names of all Yukon players who have played Outside. The billboards will be displayed at the Canada Games Centre fieldhouse in Whitehorse. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)

Yukon Soccer Association celebrates past achievement

The territory is expected to field two strong teams for the 2022 games in Niagra.

Eighteen of the Yukon Soccer Association players who have been selected for teams outside the territory got together for the unveiling of billboards with the names of all Yukon players who have played Outside. The billboards will be displayed at the Canada Games Centre fieldhouse in Whitehorse. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)
Yukoner Felix Masson will begin training with the Whitecaps FC Edmonton Academy in January. Masson has been in Alberta playing for the St. Albert Impact since September. (Whitecaps Academy/Submitted)

Yukon soccer player readies for Whitecaps Edmonton academy

Felix Masson brings his skill, work ethic to Alberta pitch

Yukoner Felix Masson will begin training with the Whitecaps FC Edmonton Academy in January. Masson has been in Alberta playing for the St. Albert Impact since September. (Whitecaps Academy/Submitted)
Some players marched around the court carrying team banners at the opening ceremony for the Filipino Canadian Basketball League Yukon’s season in Whitehorse on Dec. 11, 2021. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Filipino Canadian Basketball League Yukon opens 15th season

An opening ceremony was held at the F.H. Collins Gym on Dec. 11.

Some players marched around the court carrying team banners at the opening ceremony for the Filipino Canadian Basketball League Yukon’s season in Whitehorse on Dec. 11, 2021. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
David Brekke competes for Team Yukon in the 2018 Canada 55+ Games in Saint John, N.B. (ElderActive/Submitted)

Team Yukon gets set for Canada 55+ Games

Jan. 10 deadline set for prospective participants to declare interest

David Brekke competes for Team Yukon in the 2018 Canada 55+ Games in Saint John, N.B. (ElderActive/Submitted)
Yukon River Quest paddlers start their 715 kilometre paddling journey from Rotary Park in 2019. The 2022 race registration will open on Nov. 1 for voyageur and C4 boats. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Registration for the Yukon River Quest opens Nov. 1

‘It has been a while since we’ve had a proper registration,’ said YRQ president Peter Coates

Yukon River Quest paddlers start their 715 kilometre paddling journey from Rotary Park in 2019. The 2022 race registration will open on Nov. 1 for voyageur and C4 boats. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon has his sights set on one of four Olympic freestyle team spots. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon freestyle skier Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon motivated for upcoming season

‘I’m ready to show everyone what I’ve been working on, good or bad it’s happening regardless’

Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon has his sights set on one of four Olympic freestyle team spots. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Kyle Nault hits lunges for the ball during the Squash Yukon Early Bird Tournament at Better Bodies on Oct. 16. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

The Early Bird catches the squash? Squash Yukon opens season with two-day tournament

The territory’s squash players dusted off their rackets for the season’s first tournament

Kyle Nault hits lunges for the ball during the Squash Yukon Early Bird Tournament at Better Bodies on Oct. 16. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Yukoner Wade Scoffin, (back centre left) signed on to be the Korean Mixed Doubles Program head coach. He’s seen in Bern, Germany with Korean Coach Sung-Jun Lee, Head Coach National Team Programs Armin Harder, Trainer Ho-Seung Lee (back left-right) and players Min-ji Kim and Ki-Jeong Lee. (Submitted)

Yukon curler Wade Scoffin takes over as Korean National Mixed Doubles Team head coach

Intitial training is focused on qualifying for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China

Yukoner Wade Scoffin, (back centre left) signed on to be the Korean Mixed Doubles Program head coach. He’s seen in Bern, Germany with Korean Coach Sung-Jun Lee, Head Coach National Team Programs Armin Harder, Trainer Ho-Seung Lee (back left-right) and players Min-ji Kim and Ki-Jeong Lee. (Submitted)
Yukon judokas Andjez Benson, Roman Zazula, Leah Mclean, Jaymi Hinchey, Lia Hinchey and Aaron Jensen pose for a photo with Olympic bronze medalists Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard and Jessica Klimkait at the Judo BC fall training camp in Abbotsford, British Columbia. (Submitted)

Judo Yukon gets back on Outside mats

Athletes travelled outside the territory for training for the first time since the pandemic began

Yukon judokas Andjez Benson, Roman Zazula, Leah Mclean, Jaymi Hinchey, Lia Hinchey and Aaron Jensen pose for a photo with Olympic bronze medalists Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard and Jessica Klimkait at the Judo BC fall training camp in Abbotsford, British Columbia. (Submitted)
FILE - After a summer of training, Dahria Beatty is ready to make the push to the Olympics. (Photo courtesy of Arctic Circle Race)

With the Olympic trials on the horizon, Dahria Beatty’s cross country season begins

‘I’m definitely excited for the process of trying to make it there,’ says the Yukon’s Dahria Beatty

FILE - After a summer of training, Dahria Beatty is ready to make the push to the Olympics. (Photo courtesy of Arctic Circle Race)
Wolf Pack head coach Tim Brady and the U15 girls huddle up during a game at the Bball Nationals in Langley, B.C. (Photo submitted by Tim Brady)

Wolf Pack sends four Yukon teams to Langley, B.C. basketball touranment

After a year-plus hiatus, Wolf Pack basketball sent four teams to an Outside tournament

Wolf Pack head coach Tim Brady and the U15 girls huddle up during a game at the Bball Nationals in Langley, B.C. (Photo submitted by Tim Brady)
Nadele Flynn and her dog leave the start chute of the one mile Dog Powered Sport Association of Yukon dryland race on Sept. 26. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

DPSAY holds its season’s final dryland races on the Mount McIntyre trails

Mushers either canicrossed or bikejored in DPSAY’s final race of the summer, fall season

Nadele Flynn and her dog leave the start chute of the one mile Dog Powered Sport Association of Yukon dryland race on Sept. 26. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Sport Yukon will host a virtual Concussion Awareness Week Huddle on Sept. 29. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Sport Yukon will host a Concussion Awareness huddle as part of inaugural Concussion Awareness Week

This inaugural week prompts educational events and increases the focus on concussion awareness

Sport Yukon will host a virtual Concussion Awareness Week Huddle on Sept. 29. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Duncan Martin tees off during the 2021 Meadow Lakes Fall Classic on Sept. 18 at the Meadow Lakes Golf Course. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukon disc golfers take over the Meadow Lakes fairways for the 2021 Fall Classic

The third annual Fall Classic continued to see a rise in participation with 92 disc golfers

Duncan Martin tees off during the 2021 Meadow Lakes Fall Classic on Sept. 18 at the Meadow Lakes Golf Course. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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