Nathan Kanter

The conditions were not ideal at the Battle West Athletics district track and field meet on Thursday but many John Paul II athletes battled through and qualified for provincials.
The conditions were not ideal at the Battle West Athletics district track and field meet on Thursday but many John Paul II athletes battled through and qualified for provincials. Facebook/Battle West Athletics

16 JP II athletes advance to track provincials

By Nathan Kanter
May 26, 2017 - 5:00pm

Sixteen John Paul II track and field athletes have qualified for provincials after competing at the Battle West Athletics district championships yesterday in North Battleford.

Julie Brandt of the Saskatchewan Games Council (white coat) presents North Battleford mayor Ryan Bater with a 670,000 contribution towards the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games. North Battleford Committee co-chairs, Rob Rongve (far left) and David Schell (second from left).
Julie Brandt of the Saskatchewan Games Council (white coat) presents North Battleford mayor Ryan Bater with a 670,000 contribution towards the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games. North Battleford Committee co-chairs, Rob Rongve (far left) and David Schell (second from left). Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Winter Games receives large financial commitment

By Nathan Kanter
May 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

The 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games are one step closer to becoming a reality.

Battleford Gymnastics Club members Hailey Dyck, far left, and Kyra Kolenosky, second from right, attended provincials in Saskatoon from May 12-14.
Battleford Gymnastics Club members Hailey Dyck, far left, and Kyra Kolenosky, second from right, attended provincials in Saskatoon from May 12-14. submitted photo/Danielle Clark

Two Battlefords gymnasts impress at provincials

By Nathan Kanter
May 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

Two Battleford Gymnastics Club members competed extremely well at provincials in Saskatoon on May 13, as Hailey Dyck finished second overall in the Junior Olympic level four women's artistic for athletes born 2004 and before, and Kyra Kolenosky finished fifth overall in the same discipline.

North Battleford Comprehensive High School athlete Damon Dutton, seen here going for a lay-up, will represent Saskatchewan on the male basketball team at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg this summer.
North Battleford Comprehensive High School athlete Damon Dutton, seen here going for a lay-up, will represent Saskatchewan on the male basketball team at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg this summer. Twitter/Tanner Brightman

NBCHS's Dutton to represent province at Canada Summer Games

By Nathan Kanter
May 23, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: May 24, 2017 - 10:27am

Damon Dutton is an integral part of his high school's football and basketball teams.

Beaver pitcher Nic Risling winds up for a pitch as a Weyburn base-runner takes off for second base in the background. The Beavers fell twice to Weyburn on Sunday, 5-0 and then 13-3.
Beaver pitcher Nic Risling winds up for a pitch as a Weyburn base-runner takes off for second base in the background. The Beavers fell twice to Weyburn on Sunday, 5-0 and then 13-3. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Beavers still looking for first win after weekend homestand

By Nathan Kanter
May 21, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: May 22, 2017 - 8:05am

The North Battleford midget AA Beavers went winless in their first homestand of the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League (SPBL) season, falling twice to the Regina White Sox on Saturday and then twice to the Weyburn Beavers Sunday.

North Battleford is now 0-12 this season.

North Star forward MacGregor Sinclair takes a faceoff against Penticton Vees captain Nic Jones at this year's Western Canada Cup. The North Stars and Vees will not be able to play each other until the RBC Cup under the new format, which sees the end of the WCC and the return of the Anavet and Doyle Cups.
North Star forward MacGregor Sinclair takes a faceoff against Penticton Vees captain Nic Jones at this year's Western Canada Cup. The North Stars and Vees will not be able to play each other until the RBC Cup under the new format, which sees the end of the WCC and the return of the Anavet and Doyle Cups. file photo

COLUMN: End of Western Canada Cup good thing for Saskatchewan

By Nathan Kanter
May 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

The news is out there even if it hasn't been officially confirmed quite yet: the Western Canada Cup will not return next year.

Nor the year after that.

The North Battleford Beavers won't be the only North Saskatcheawn River Baseball League team to play home games at Beaver Lions Stadium, as the North Battleford Trappers have also entered the league for the first time.
The North Battleford Beavers won't be the only North Saskatcheawn River Baseball League team to play home games at Beaver Lions Stadium, as the North Battleford Trappers have also entered the league for the first time. submitted photo/Rory Gregoire

NSRBL season preview: 2 NB teams for the first time

By Nathan Kanter
May 18, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: May 18, 2017 - 2:22pm

After last year's midget AA Beavers won the provincial championship and went to the Western Canadian Championships, many graduating players weren't quite done with baseball.

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