Female Bantam Showcase next weekend

By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

Louise Ferguson of Alexander, Kate-Leigh Heapy of Oak River, Brooklyn Hedley of Rapid City and Sadie Quane of Rivers are teammates on the Yellowhead AAA female bantam team.

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Around the house - Feb. 1, 2018

By T. Waite

Rivers Curling Club was the place to be last weekend as 17 ladies’ rinks got into the spirit of entertainment with a theme of Under the Big Top. Curlers and circus performers from Rivers, Brandon, Oak River, Hamiota, Minnedosa, Sandy Lake, Souris, Marquette, Brookdale, Forrest and Douglas turned out in full costume for the Saturday evening performance. Each rink, dressed in theme, had a few minutes on the stage area to show their costumes and perform their act. After the ballots were cast and counted the Kendra Walker rink of Rivers with their Greatest Show on Earth act was deemed No. 1. A trained seal act, elephant duo and out-of-town clowns received the remaining prizes.

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Playoffs slip, slidin' away for Neepawa Natives


By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The Neepawa Natives’ ice cold effort as of late, has the team sliding out of playoff contention. The latest step back for the MJHL club was a 3-1 defeat to the Swan Valley Stampeders on Tuesday, Jan. 31. 

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Farmers finish first in THHL east

Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

Neepawa’s Ward Szucki went off on the Melita Bisons, with a spectacular seven point performance (four goals - three assists), leading the Farmers to a 9-4 win on Saturday, Jan. 27.  With the victory, Neepawa (13-4-0. 26 points) locked down first place in the Tiger Hills Hockey League (THHL) eastern division. In the Melita game, Szucki opened up the scoring in the first, to make it 1-0. Then early in the second, Melita’s Lucas Oliver replied to make it 1-1.

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Synchronized Skating Championships


Photos by Cynthia Chartrand

Neepawa’s Figure Skating Club’s Synchronized teams travelled to Beausejour to compete in the Championships.

Cynthia Chartrand 


Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 Neepawa Figure Skating Club’s three synchro teams travelled to Beausejour, Manitoba to compete in the first synchro competition of the season, Skate Manitoba Synchronized Skating Championships.

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