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

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

Athletes connect with fans at Kinsmen sports dinner

by Phil Ambroziak He may be known for his antics on the ice, but – during a recent visit to Meadow Lake – former NHL enforcer Dave “Tiger” Williams was more interested in discussing the sport of chuckwagon racing than he was hockey. Williams, a forward with several NHL teams throughout his career, was one … Continue reading

Football program boosts spirits in Green Lake

by Derek Cornet Students at St. Pascal School and community members of Green Lake are embracing the arrival of a new sport that kicked off in August. “We wanted to find the best way to keep the older kids involved in school and do a sport the majority of people in Saskatchewan are in love … Continue reading

Spartans Vanquished

by Phil Ambroziak Cold weather may have played a factor in the Oct. 2 football game between the CHS Spartans and the Warman High School Wolverines, but in order to be the best you need to exhibit a will to win. That’s how Spartans head coach Craig Paylor feels following his team’s second straight loss … Continue reading

Pinehouse football player makes history

by Derek Cornet The La Loche Lakers football team was back on the field Sept. 16 following a bus rollover that left a half-dozen athletes injured. The Buffalo Narrows Eagles travelled to La Loche for La Loche community school’s home opener of the 2014 Northern Saskatchewan Football League (NSFL) season. Coach Stephen King described the … Continue reading

Spartans win season opener

by Phil Ambroziak The Carpenter High School (CHS) Spartans football team took the first step toward its goal of another undefeated regular season when the squad downed the visiting Kindersley Kobras in its first game of the season Sept. 12. The contest took place at Lions Park and saw CHS come out on top by … Continue reading

Silver for Spartans

by Phil Ambroziak History sometimes has a habit of repeating itself. That’s something the Carpenter High School Spartans football team learned the hard way on Saturday (Nov. 9) when they fell to the Indian Head Broncs from Indian Head High School 14-7 in the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA) provincial final. It was the … Continue reading

Former players recall historic championship game

by Phil Ambroziak It’s been a half-century, but the memories of Carpenter High School’s bid for championship glory on the football field in the fall of 1963 remain quite vivid for the men who competed that day. Much like this past weekend’s championship game between the CHS Spartans and the Indian Head Broncs, 50 years … Continue reading

Spartans headed to provincial final

by Phil Ambroziak And then there were two. The Carpenter High School Spartans will travel to Indian Head this Saturday (Nov. 9) to square off against the Indian Head Broncs in the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA) provincial football championship following the home team’s decisive win against the Warman Wolverines Nov. 2 at Lions … Continue reading