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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)
Yukon Quest 300 First place finisher Brent Sass kneels to congratulate his lead dogs Woody and Slater at the Shipayrds park finish line in the early hours of Feb. 22. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Alaska’s Brent Sass wins Yukon Quest 300 in second-half comeback

Sass’ 12-dog team was first across the finish line in Whitehorse

Yukon Quest 300 First place finisher Brent Sass kneels to congratulate his lead dogs Woody and Slater at the Shipayrds park finish line in the early hours of Feb. 22. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The northern lights lit up the sky over the Braeburn checkpoint of the Yukon Quest 300 mile race early in the morning of Feb. 21. (Yukon Quest/Facebook)

Update: Alaska’s Sass leads YQ 300, Phillips of Tagish Kennels not far behind

100 Mile race concluded. Brent Sass leads 300 miler back to Whitehorse

The northern lights lit up the sky over the Braeburn checkpoint of the Yukon Quest 300 mile race early in the morning of Feb. 21. (Yukon Quest/Facebook)
Nathaniel Hamlyn of Step Up Kennels wins the 2022 Yukon Quest 100-mile race. (Richard Hartmier/Yukon Quest)

Nathaniel Hamlyn takes first place in Yukon Quest 100-mile race

“It was a typical Quest — a bit of everything.”

Nathaniel Hamlyn of Step Up Kennels wins the 2022 Yukon Quest 100-mile race. (Richard Hartmier/Yukon Quest)
Musher Sebastian Dos Santos Borges of France leaves the start of the race in Shipyards Park on Feb. 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon-side Quest races kick off this weekend in Whitehorse

The Yukon-side 100-mile and 300-mile races are now underway.

Musher Sebastian Dos Santos Borges of France leaves the start of the race in Shipyards Park on Feb. 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
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, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Yukon Quest races on the Yukon side of the border will leave Whitehorse on Feb. 19. (File Photo)
The Yukon Quest races on the Yukon side of the border will leave Whitehorse on Feb. 19. (File Photo)
Racers on the 100 mile route of the Yukon Arctic Ultra march out of Whitehorse’s Shipyards Park on the morning of Feb. 3. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon Arctic Ultra perseveres through deep snow, route changes

One racer still on course seven days after starting off.

Racers on the 100 mile route of the Yukon Arctic Ultra march out of Whitehorse’s Shipyards Park on the morning of Feb. 3. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
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)

Yukoner sets personal bests at Olympics

Next up for Dahria Beatty is the 10-km

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)
Racers testing themselves agaisnt the 100 mile route leave the Yukon Arctic Ultra start line at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse on Feb. 3. Racers doing a 26 mile marathon and an even longer 300 mile route also started from the park. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon Arctic Ultra racers depart Whitehorse

Marathon finishes on day 1, 100 and 300 mile racers have days to go

Racers testing themselves agaisnt the 100 mile route leave the Yukon Arctic Ultra start line at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse on Feb. 3. Racers doing a 26 mile marathon and an even longer 300 mile route also started from the park. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Kai Bruce flies by during the first night race of the cross country ski season. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Kai Bruce flies by during the first night race of the cross country ski season. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Yukon cross country skiers are bound for international competition. (Pixabay Image)

Yukon skiers to compete in Norway, U.S.

Cross Country Yukon reports exciting results from Canmore, Alberta trials

Yukon cross country skiers are bound for international competition. (Pixabay Image)
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.

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

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)
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

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)
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)