No guarantees heading into training camp

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photo by Eoin Devereux
Left to right: Neepawa Natives general manager Myles Cathcart and head coach Dustin Howden speak with a combination of prospects and returning players on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at the beginning of the MJHL club’s training camp at the Yellowhead Centre.

Eoin Devereux
The Neepawa Banner

Though the stifling temperatures outside suggest otherwise, the first signs of winter have returned to Neepawa, with the Neepawa Natives’ annual training camp. Anywhere between 75 to 90 players where estimated to report to the Yellowhead Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 30, for the 29th instalment of the MJHL hockey club’s tryouts.

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Rivers Comets bring home a championship

By Justin Froese

Rivers Banner

What a weekend it was! Rivers Comets, hosting the inaugural provincial Senior A championships, bested the field and ended 2017 on a high note. Facing off in a five-team double elimination tournament, Comets took the high road to Sunday’s final by winning games on Friday and Saturday night before completing a 3-0 weekend with their second victory in under 24 hours over Cartwright Twins on Sunday. Outscoring opponents 11-3 in their three games, Comets rode some masterful pitching performances by Ryan Shaw, shrewd defense and clutch hits in crucial moments.

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Neepawa Natives hold community barbecue

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By Eoin Devereux
The Neepawa Press

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Neepawa Cubs win league championship

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Front row: Mark Kerkowich, Jonah Freeman, Rodney White, Cam Tibbett, Kevin Levandosky and Bryan Todoruk. Back row: Cole Krutkewich, Jason Vinnell, Devin Tibbett, Garett Rempel, (with Kellen Hockin on shoulders) Cody Pasowisty, Nick Kuharski and Shane Levandosky. Roster members missing from picture include Drew Tibbett, Ian Kerkowich and Scott Newton.

 

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Press

The Neepawa Cubs have established themselves as the Santa Clara Baseball League’s (SCBL) top team, by defeating the Carberry Royals in the championship series. The Cubs claimed the best-of-five series in the fifth and deciding game, on Sunday, Aug 20, with a 9-3 victory.

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Neepawa Cubs send series to game five

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

It’s all come down to one game to determine supremacy in the Santa Clara Baseball League, as the Neepawa Cubs defeated the Carberry Royals on Friday, Aug. 18, by the score of 12-2. With that win, the Cubs have forced a fifth and deciding game in the best-of-five championship series, which will be played in Neepawa on Sunday, Aug. 20. 

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