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NWT athlete finishes second overall in national ski competitionPhoto: NWT Ski Division.

Sport North opens up nominations for annual awards and an NWT athlete finishes second overall in national ski competition.

Sport North opens up nominations for annual awards

The NWT’s Sport North Federation has issued a call for nominations for the annual Sport North awards held each year to highlight the territory’s growing sport talent and those who help athletes along the way. The awards will be given out at a banquet held in Yellowknife on May 25. The deadline to nominate someone is Apr. 15. For award details and to submit a nomination, go online to https://sportnorth.com/our-programs/sport-north-annual-awards

NWT athlete finishes second overall in national ski competition

Fort McPherson cross-country skier Annah Hanthorn ended her competitive ski season on a high note after her performance at a national competition in eastern Canada landed her a top 10 finish in every event. Hanthorn attended the Haywood Ski Nationals held in Corner Brook, Nfld. in mid-March where she skied against some of the best cross-country athletes in the country. Success was sweet for the NWT skier, who was not long ago recovering from a torn ligament in her ankle that prevented her from competing at the Canadian Eastern Championships in February. Hanthorn more than redeemed herself at nationals by receiving three bronze medals and a second place overall aggregate award for her age.

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