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

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

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

Spartans join SHSAA final four

by Phil Ambroziak The Carpenter High School  Spartans football team is two wins away from this year’s provincial championship. The Meadow Lake squad defeated Nipawin 56-12 in Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA) quarterfinal action at Lions Park Oct. 26. As a result of the win, CHS now advances to the semi-finals where they will … Continue reading

Spartans defeat Martensville 73-13

by Phil Ambroziak They’re officially the Northwest 9-Man Football League champions, but – according to Carpenter High School (CHS Spartans head coach Craig Paylor – that doesn’t mean it’s time for his team to start taking things easy. In spite of a big 73-13 win at Lions Park Oct. 10 against the Martensville Royals in … Continue reading

Football makes debut in northern Saskatchewan

by Derek Cornet High school football has made its way to northern Saskatchewan. Mark Williment, the superintendent of education for the Northern Lights School Division, said the division spent more than $100,000 to purchase equipment and uniforms for seven teams. The cost also includes upgrades to school fields such as leveling terrain and installing pads … Continue reading