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Sarah Bargen, right, and Ashytn Ritco, left, both medalled in the U-15 female mass start biathlon on Tuesday, with Bargen winning gold for Rivers West and Ritco winning bronze for Prairie Central.
Sarah Bargen, right, and Ashytn Ritco, left, both medalled in the U-15 female mass start biathlon on Tuesday, with Bargen winning gold for Rivers West and Ritco winning bronze for Prairie Central. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Sask. Winter Games: Four different districts win biathlon medals

By Nathan Kanter
February 20, 2018 - 7:09pm

The big cities swept the mass start U-15 male biathlon, while Rivers West and Prairie Central medalled in the female U-15 mass start biathlon at Blue Mountain on day two of the Saskatchewan Winter Games.

Amber Frombach of Regina, Grier Slabaida of Rivers West, Avery Seman of South West and Heather Harrison of Saskatoon await the starter's pistol.
Amber Frombach of Regina, Grier Slabaida of Rivers West, Avery Seman of South West and Heather Harrison of Saskatoon await the starter's pistol. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Speed skaters thrill crowds at Sask. Winter Games

By Roger White
February 20, 2018 - 2:00pm

It was a dominant performance on the speed skating oval  for both Team Prairie Central and Team Saskatoon at the opening day of the Saskatchewan Winter Games Monday.

From Prince Albert, athletes Chloe Lysitza, centre, and Nicole Penner, right, with Lakeland District team coach Brianne Jubenvill at the games Tuesday. The girls were taking part in the duet competition.
From Prince Albert, athletes Chloe Lysitza, centre, and Nicole Penner, right, with Lakeland District team coach Brianne Jubenvill at the games Tuesday. The girls were taking part in the duet competition. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Synchronized swimmers show their finesse at Tuesday's games

By Angela Brown
February 20, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: February 21, 2018 - 9:03am

Young athlete Kaibrie Lumbard from Lloydminster with Team Rivers West was all smiles after winning gold in the solo synchronized swimming finals Tuesday.

Bella Brown of Saskatoon blows the audience, judges and competition away after a clean and jerk of 52kg. She only weights 39.9kg herself.
Bella Brown of Saskatoon blows the audience, judges and competition away after a clean and jerk of 52kg. She only weights 39.9kg herself. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

Hitting above their weight: girls showcase weightlifting skills

By Greg Higgins
February 20, 2018 - 10:00am

Weightlifting might seem like a male-dominated sport, but it was the girls who were celebrating on Family Day as they lifted far heavier weights than the boys.

Cassandra Rybinski received the Prince Albert Minor Hockey Female Scholarship on Saturday at the Art Hauser Centre, a dropped the puck before the Prince Albert Northern Bears took on the Weyburn Gold Wings. Rybinski is flanked by Gold Wings captain Janessa Cooley and Bears skipper Hannah Koroll.
Cassandra Rybinski received the Prince Albert Minor Hockey Female Scholarship on Saturday at the Art Hauser Centre, a dropped the puck before the Prince Albert Northern Bears took on the Weyburn Gold Wings. Rybinski is flanked by Gold Wings captain Janessa Cooley and Bears skipper Hannah Koroll. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Former AA Fox receives scholarship

By Jeff D'Andrea
February 19, 2018 - 8:30am Updated: February 19, 2018 - 9:46am

Cassandra Rybinski started going to the rink as a figure skater as a youngster but quickly found hockey was the way to go. 

Saturday, Rybinski was awarded the annual Female Scholarship by Prince Albert Minor Hockey Association and the Prince Albert Foxes Hockey program.

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