Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games 2012

Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games 2012

Photo by Terry Roberts/The Compass

Games on!

The 2012 NL Summer Games got off to a blazing start in Carbonear Saturday evening as several thousand athletes, coaches, volunteers, dignitaries, sporting enthusiasts and entertainers took part in what can only be described as an electrifying and first-rate opening ceremonies. This week The Telegram, The Compass and The Packet will bring you complete coverage of the games, from the lighting of the torch to the presentation of the final medal. Below we have the full collection of stories filed by our team of journalists. For the medal count, full schedule and live updates via Twitter click here.

Danny Cleary (left) and Jamie Korab wave to the crowd before lighting to flame to officially kick off the 2012 NL Summer Games in Carbonear and Harbour Grace on Aug. 18.

Ball Hockey gold for Avalon

August 21, 2012 - 15 h 34

By NICHOLAS MERCER

The Compass

 

It’s hard to deny that the Conception Bay North region has a ton of talent among its young athletes.

Take ball hockey for example.

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Ball Hockey gold for Avalon

Two halves make a whole

August 24, 2012 - 8 h 16

A little under two months before this week’s Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games, the Eastern region nearly lost its girls ball hockey team.

Clarenville’s Craig Cole, whose 16-year-old...

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Two halves make a whole

Seven medals for host team on Day 6 of NL Summer Games

August 23, 2012 - 20 h 35

The host team picked up another seven medals Thursday (Aug. 23) at the NL Summer Games as the athletics competitions got underway at the Carbonear Recreation Complex.

But it was the team from...

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Seven medals for host team on Day 6 of NL Summer Games

Games second half kicks off

August 22, 2012 - 21 h 44

 The second half of the 2012 NL Summer Games officially got underway Wednesday evening with the beginning the boys’ soccer tournament.

Three games were held between...

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Enjoy the moment, coach urges

August 22, 2012 - 7 h 54

Above the little cot inside the classroom he called home for four days this week, Harbour Grace native Neil Shute proudly displayed a little piece of Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games history.

There,...

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Enjoy the moment, coach urges

Elizabeth Hicks wins gold in hurdles

August 24, 2012 - 14 h 38

Elizabeth Hicks of Carbonear has claimed gold for the host team in the 100 metre hurdles at the 2012 NL Summer Games.

Hicks sprinted and jumped her way to victory this morning (Aug. 24) at the...

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Elizabeth Hicks wins gold in hurdles

Hockey fans approve of move to Deer Lake

August 25, 2012 - 7 h 00

CORNER BROOK Anthony Locke would rather watch the Royals play in Deer Lake than spend a cold winter without any senior hockey.

The 22-year-old Corner Brook native has had a holding seat at the...

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Hockey fans approve of move to Deer Lake

Phenom of the links

August 25, 2012 - 8 h 58

Thursday morning on the scenic shores of Trinity Bay, Blair Bursey stepped to the tee box on the first hole at Pitcher’s Pond Golf Course for the first time in his life.

When he turned in his...

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Summer Games described as 'our finest hour'

August 25, 2012 - 19 h 23

One of the key organizers of the 2012 NL Summer Games described the event during Saturday's dynamic closing ceremonies as “our finest hour."

With his voice cracking and bristling with emotion,...

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Summer Games described as 'our finest hour'