Coverchuk wins BRC final

by Phil Ambroziak Nothing beats winning in front of a home town crowd. And, for Meadow Lake’s Cody Coverchuk, that’s exactly what it felt like when he took top honours at the 2015 Bull Riders Canada final Oct. 2 and 3 in Lloydminster. “It was great,” Coverchuk remarked. “Lloyd is pretty much home for me, … Continue reading

Football Spartans lose on home turf

by Phil Ambroziak Three games into the 2015 season and the Carpenter High School Spartans football team is still looking for its first win. The CHS squad was shutout yet again when they fell 38-0 to the visiting Martensville High School Royals Sept. 25 at Lions Park. “Although it was not reflected on the scoreboard, … Continue reading

Flying Dust starts Railway Ave. cleanup

Phil Ambroziak The road to a better tomorrow begins with the steps you take today. That’s something Flying Dust First Nation understands and a big reason behind the ongoing excavation work recently initiated by the band along the north side of Railway Avenue. “We’re cleaning that whole area up lot-by-lot and putting in better soil,” … Continue reading

CHS Spartans drop home opener 32-0

by Phil Ambroziak Rome wasn’t built in a day, and it’s also going to take time to fully develop the 2015 Carpenter High School Spartans football team. That’s how Spartans head coach Sam Dawson feels, further describing this year’s season as a rebuilding year for the squad which is 0-2 heading into this Friday’s (Sept. … Continue reading

Toronto trip nabs new car for M.L. woman

by Phil Ambroziak When she boarded the plane last week for Toronto, the only win Meadow Lake resident Melissa Albright expected to witness would belong to either the Toronto Blue Jays or the visiting Boston Red Sox. While the Jays would go on to secure a 6-1 victory, Albright also came out on top when … Continue reading

Spartans blanked 32-0 in season opener

by Phil Ambroziak After a devastating 32-0 loss to the Kindersley High School Kobras in their first game of the 2015 season Sept. 11, the Carpenter High School Spartans football team is headed back to the drawing board to figure out how to improve on where things went wrong. “We did get to the game … Continue reading

Annual PACE Race rejuvenated

by Phil Ambroziak It was a change in pace from past years, but one that ultimately turned out to be for the better. Close to 170 people registered for Saturday’s (Sept. 12) Setting the Pace Race, the annual fundraiser for the People Advocating for Children with Exceptionalities (PACE) organization. More than $14,000 was raised during … Continue reading

New volleyball season underway

by Phil Ambroziak There’s strength in numbers. With the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association’s 2015 volleyball season set to begin this week, the Carpenter High School Spartans 5A girls team joined forced with their 4A counterparts from La Loche recently for a two-day practice outing held in Meadow Lake. “It was a training session of … Continue reading

Family togetherness at Freeze, Wheeze and Breeze event

by Linda Mikolayenko Fifty-four athletes participated in the 25th annual Freeze, Breeze and Wheeze triathlon in La Ronge Sunday, Aug. 30. Although this was down from 66 last year, organizers were pleased with the turnout considering the upheaval this summer when the community was threatened by forest fires and residents were evacuated. “We even incorporated … Continue reading

Football season begins

by Phil Ambroziak School hasn’t even started and the Spartans are already preparing for battle. Practices began for the Carpenter High School football team Aug. 24 and, along with a number of new faces on the field, also comes a new face on the bench. Sam Dawson takes over the duties of head coach this … Continue reading