Category : Sports

Locals to play on the coast

Baseball in Edmonton is the strongest it’s been in years. The 2018 season will likely feature three AAA baseball teams. With programs offering elite coaching, great facilities and great learning opportunities, Edmonton has seen many players sent to colleges across…

November 16, 2017

MLB is all homered out

Over the past few years, baseball has turned into one long, massively boring snooze-fest. Ever since Babe Ruth broke out with the Yankees all the way back in 1920, the home run has been an integral part of Major League…

November 16, 2017

nait men's soccer 2017

Women fourth, men sixth in soccer nationals

After successful seasons by the men’s and women’s NAIT soccer teams, both teams managed to make the national championships. The women played in Halifax while the men were in Nanaimo. Unfortunately, the women just missed out on a medal, settling…

November 16, 2017

Friends on, off the court

Talent is not always enough to achieve greatness in sports. As much as it takes depth in a team’s lineup to succeed, a pair of players can often be complete gamechangers. Zubeir Hussein and Machot Magok of NAIT’s men’s basketball…

November 16, 2017

Fantasy sports are real

I have given in to an addiction that many sports fans have in North America. As I sit in front of my computer writing this, I have a Toronto Raptors game on my TV, an Oklahoma City Thunder game on…

November 16, 2017

Face-Off for charity

A rivalry continues after 27 years as the NAIT Ooks take on the U of A Golden Bears at Northlands Coliseum. This will be a charity exhibition match by the name of Face-Off 2017, which will be on Dec. 9…

November 6, 2017

Silver for men, women

The NAIT men’s soccer team won silver at the 2017 ACAC Soccer Championship, which NAIT hosted in Sherwood Park from Oct. 28-30. NAIT started off the tournament well, with a quarter-finals 3-2 win over Medicine Hat. Ali Musse started the…

November 6, 2017

Training – for the future

In Edmonton we have some amazing athletes. Andrew Ference, Alphonso Davies and Mark Messier, to name only a few. All of our home-town athletes, however, needed training and lots of practice to reach their current levels of skill. That’s what…

November 6, 2017

Men add able assistant

Greg Francis, a former professional basketball player and coach has been brought in as an assistant by longtime friend and Ooks head coach Mike Connolly with the goal of getting the Ooks back to championship status. His experience on both…

November 6, 2017

Our heroes – twice over

It’s that time of year when we wear poppies over our hearts to honour the men and women who have fought for our freedom. Every year around Remembrance Day, I can’t believe people put their lives on hold for their…

November 6, 2017