It’s Portage vs. Carberry in SCBL Final

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

Despite losing, the Neepawa Cubs can take some solace in knowing they pushed the Portage Padres to their absolute limit and that they’ll likely get another crack at them come the Provincials in mid-August. But until that time, it’s the Padres who have bragging rights, as well as a shot at the SCBL Championship.

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Top prospects play it cool at Natives summer evaluation camp

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Photo by Gord Gilbertson

Young prospects were looking to impress the coaches and scouts for the Neepawa Natives, during the summer evaluation camp in Brandon on July 9-10.

By Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

Considering the recent heat wave that has blanketed most of western Manitoba, Brandon’s Community Sportsplex wasn’t a bad place to be on July 9-10. A chance to see the future of the Neepawa Natives hockey team up close was pretty good incentive to be there as well.

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Season begins for Blue Dolphins

By Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

The Neepawa Blue Dolphins Swim Club has started their competitive schedule with a strong showing at a pair of recent events.

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Cubs fall to Padres in game one

By Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

A quick start by the Portage Padres lifted the team to a 9-3 victory over the Neepawa Cubs on Monday, July 16, in Santa Clara Baseball League playoff action.

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Double duty for Dustin Howden

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Photo by Eoin Devereux

Pictured: Neepawa Natives head coach Dustin Howden (on left)  agrees to terms on a one year deal, which will see him take on the dual role of coach and general manager. Team president Ken Waddell (on right), representing the board of directors, looks on as Howden signs the new contract.

By Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

Effective immediately, Neepawa Natives head coach Dustin Howden will have a little extra work to do around the team’s office at the Yellowhead Centre.

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