Silver medal for Melody Kroeker

By Sheila Runions

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Readers may recall a Feb. 23 story which announced Melody Kroeker of the Harding area is still pursuing her 10-year dream of Olympic competition in the sport of judo. It told of her participation in the annual Pacific and Edmonton International events and a training camp. The first face off in Richmond, B.C. March 3 and 4 did not net the 18-year-old any more medals for her collection but she once again enjoyed the experience. 

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Gladstone wins THHL title


Lakers top Shamrocks in four games

By Eoin Devereux

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The Gladstone Lakers completed a dominant playoff run on Saturday, Mar. 24, beating the Killarney Shamrocks 4-3. With that win, the Lakers clinched the Tiger Hills Hockey League (THHL) championship, with a 3-games-to-1 series victory. 

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Neepawa Novas competition results


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The Neepawa Novas were excited to see two of their athletes qualify for the Manitoba Games in Thompson for the Westman Team. Monique Malsi competed in the Advanced Age 10-11 category and was able to claim a silver medal in the vault. Teammate Jayden Armstrong also competed competed in the Pre-Provincial Age 12 category. Both girls had a great experience and made lasting memories

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Around the house - Mar. 24, 2018

By T. White


For the past three years, Rivers Curling Club has had a two-person league meet on Thursday afternoons. This season the two-person league was also held for six Fridays before Christmas.

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Neepawa Natives ready for Prospects Camp

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By Eoin Devereux

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Young hockey prospects from across the province are flocking to the Yellowhead Centre this weekend for the Neepawa Natives’ annual spring camp. The three day camp, which begins on Friday, Mar. 23, will have a full roster of 95 players participating, with the potential of a few late additions. It’s currently expected that about 15 or 16 returning players will be involved with the camp, along with 80 other young prospects.

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