Midget Chiefs hire new assistant coach

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The Neepawa Banner

The Yellowhead Chiefs AAA Midget Male Hockey Club are pleased to announce the hiring of assistant coach Garth Mitchell.  Mitchell comes back to the Chiefs program after three seasons away while he was on staff with the Virden Oil Capitals of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.  Mitchell was also the head coach of the Chiefs for eight seasons.  

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Improvement to Neepawa Natives bottom line

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By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

The Neepawa Natives generated a slight profit during its most recent financial year. The Manitoba Junior Hockey League club announced a net profit of $33,011 for the 2014-15 season during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 22 at the Yellowhead Centre. Those financial results are an improvement from 2013-2014, when the organization posted a loss of $58,035 and was on the brink of disbanding.

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Great weekend for Neepawa track athletes

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Members of Prairie Storm Athletics. Charlot Butler of Brandon, Morgan Ramsey of Rivers, Zoie Forgue of Neepawa and Kiera Senkbeil of Rapid City. 

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

Multiple track and field athletes from Neepawa set new personal bests at the 2015 Western Canada Challenge. The event was held in Winnipeg from Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 19, and featured competitors from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. 

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Neepawa Baseball pleased with on & off field results at provincials

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

A baseball club from Oak River captured the midget “AA” championship on Sunday, July 17 in Neepawa, defeating the Rock Lake Regals 18-8 in the final. Trailing by four runs to the Regals in the top of the seventh and final inning, Oak River scored 14 runs to take the lead and ultimately seal the victory. Oak River ended the tournament with a perfect 5-0 record and will represent Manitoba at the upcoming Western Canadian Championships, scheduled for August 14-16 in St. Albert, Alberta.

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Dominant Marlins pitching sinks Farmers in game 2

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

The dominant pitching performances from the Brandon’s rotation continued in game two of their best of seven semi-final series against the Neepawa Farmers on Tuesday,  July 21, with the Marlins securing a 2-1 victory.

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