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Tafel qualifies for X Games

The X Games ski cross course is unlike anything else in the world. Racers six abreast race down the course, tackling turns and kickers twice the size of World Cup circuits. The finishing jump is 80 feet high, accentuated by a two-storey tall lip.

Marshall rules the west

Welcome to Alysson Marshall’s breakout season. After earning her first cross-country ski World Cup starts in fall, Marshall returned to Canada from Europe and steamrolled the competition at several NorAms in British Columbia.

Eagles deal pair of players at deadline

The Canmore Eagles gave up grit and offence in order to get younger and faster at the AJHL trade deadline. Gone are 20-year-old Riley Reinbolt and 19-year-old Zack Rassell – two of the team’s leading goal scorers.
McMurtry edges Sandau in Whistler showdown

McMurtry edges Sandau in Whistler showdown

The words ‘grudge match’ and ‘cross-country skiing’ don’t appear together very often. However, when it comes to Brent McMurtry and Kevin Sandau, the description is apt.

Widmers sprint to double gold

Cooling down after her sprint win at the Callaghan Valley Trials, Heidi Widmer waited in anticipation for her big brother Phil’s race, phone in hand.
Crawford, Jones bronzed in Milan, Italy

Crawford, Jones bronzed in Milan, Italy

The Milan aesthetic is a beacon of haute couture in the global fashion industry, setting trends that resonate from New York to Hong Kong.

Kiwi biathlete back in a big way

Sara Murphy completed the trip from Down Under to top of the podium, winning the Biathlon Alberta Calforex Cup, Sunday (Jan. 8) at the Canmore Nordic Centre.
Eagles drop decision to Bobcats as playoff race tightens

Eagles drop decision to Bobcats as playoff race tightens

Again rising to the level of their competition – but not quite rising high enough – the Canmore Eagles dropped a 4-2 decision to the nimble skating, hard hitting Lloydminster Bobcats, Saturday (Jan. 7) at Alex Kaleta arena.
Kershaw enters Tour de Ski record books

Kershaw enters Tour de Ski record books

Canmore national team cross-country skier Devon Kershaw is earning quite the reputation as a bridesmaid. Kershaw made ski history with a fourth-place overall finish in the Tour de Ski, Sunday (Jan.

Smith beats odds as top biathlete

Tyson Smith probably shouldn’t have won the men’s 10 kilometre biathlon race on Sunday.