Category Archives: Sports

Cardinals in provincial final but …

Leading 5-4 after two, the Cardinals had a hard time stopping the North East Red Sox over the next couple of innings in the 2017 Senior AA Tier 3 Provincial Championship final, held at Unity August 13.

The Astros put up three runs in the third and four in the fourth, and although the Cards were able to hold them in the fifth and sixth innings, the Astros were ahead 11-6 going into the seventh and final inning. The Cardinals faced a 12-6 score going into the bottom of the seventh and although they were able to put three runs up on the board, it was too little, too late, making the Astros the 2017 provincial champs.

Although they did not win the home-hosted tournament, the Cardinals did an excellent job of hosting, providing the Unity and area crowd with lots of entertaining baseball over the weekend. A booth and beer tent, with excellent seating for the semifinal and final, were also part of the weekend’s festivities.

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Cardinals beat Brewers in provincial semifinal

After the top four teams each ended the round robin with a 2 and 1 win-loss record, the semifinals were determined: North East Red Sox versus the Lloydminster Twins and the Wilkie Brewers versus the Unity Cardinals.

It was the Red Sox and the Cardinals who advanced to ply in the provincial 2017 Senior AA Tier 3 Championship final at Unity SK August 13, 2017. The Cardinals beat the Brewers 12 – 3.

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Last paper before summer holiday break!

Tomorrow, July 28, there will be a Unity Wilkie Press-Herald newspaper waiting for you – at the office 310 Main Street, Unity, grocery stores, the C-store, etc. It’s the last issue before a two-week holiday break for staff, so the next weekly community newspaper for Unity and area isn’t scheduled to appear until August 18.

Be sure to check out the paper for:

  • yet another Unity team that brought home a provincial title;
  • a new Canadian citizen talks about her experience;
  • a story on Greg Schwaga who walked through Unity and Wilkie on his trek across the province, raising awareness and funds for Huntington’s disease; and
  • a full page feature on local athletes and volunteers at the Saskatchewan Special Olympics Summer Games.

Below, Blake Robertson of the Unity Cardinals dives for third base as the ball (to the right of no. 2, Graeme Gieni) flies towards the Standard Hill third baseman. The Cardinals won the game, and the next one. of the NSRBL semifinals and will meet the Border City Blue Jays in the league final.

Standard Hill Lakers vs. Unity Cardinals





Tomorrow’s paper

Check out page 2 of the June 2nd Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for the list of addresses for Unity’s town-wide garage sale days, next weekend, June 9, 10 and 11! Also in tomorrow’s paper:

  • an introduction to the three contestants running for Unity Rodeo Queen; the winner will be crowned this Sunday, June 4, at the 2 p.m. rodeo;
  • a map of Saturday, June 1’st Western Days parade route;
  • what many have been waiting for, a new RV sani-dump station in Unity, details in the paper;
  • which high school athletes are competing at provincial track and field this weekend; and

RCMP reports, pictures of kids at Unity Public School track and field and lots of odds and ends you won’t learn about or see anywhere else. Grab a copy at your local newsstand or subscribe by calling 228-2267!

Below, ponytails were flying as girls competed in high jump at the annual UPS track and field day May 29.Unity Public School, girl high jumping

Tomorrow’s paper

It has been a busy March for Unity and the surrounding communities and the March 24th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald reflects that. Check it out for lots of photos and stories, including:

  • special presentations at the 35th Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction in Unity;
  • information from the annual Delta Co-op meeting held in Unity;
  • photos and bios of the adjudicators for the upcoming Unity Music Festival; and
  • lots of photos of happy skaters at the Unity Skating Club’s TOYLAND carnival!

Below, photos from the TOYLAND carnival – lots more in tomorrow’s Press-Herald!

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UCHS Warriors Pink Game

The Unity Composite High School senior girls’ basketball team hosted their third annual Pink Game, Friday, March 3, to raise funds for breast cancer research. See the March 10th Press-Herald for more details and additional photos.

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Today’s paper

Small but mighty – that’s the February 24th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald! Check it out for:

  • all the details on population changes in area towns, villages and RMs;
  • an explanation of new equipment being used by the RCMP;
  • details on the return of Unity Little Theatre (performances to be March 31 and April 1); and
  • all the latest hockey playoff reports.

There are details on the upcoming events for the Unity Skating Club and more square dancing history too!

Below, Saskatchewan’s Alanna Liu, who finished 13th at the Canadian championships, will be one of the guest skaters at the Skate Saskatchewan event, March 8 at the Unity arena, hosted by the Unity Skating club.

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Skate Saskatchewan photo

Today’s paper

You don’t want to miss the January 13th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. It’s the annual tribute to Minor Hockey and you can check out all the boys and girls playing hockey in Unity and Wilkie, Saskatchewan. How many names and/or faces do you recognize?

Of course, we still have all the regular features such as the latest RCMP report, our editorial page, Blast from the Past, the SWHL report and so on. Also featured this week are:

  • a story about the Unite for a Miracle campaign which was kicked off this week with a fundraising barbecue and a talk at UCHS – attended by all 3 Unity schools – from Telemiracle 41 Chair Darcy Wildeman;
  • Living Sky and Light of Christ school divisions hold a joint press conference;
  • Gerry Ritz speaks out on drywall duties; and
  • Duelling Pianos, to be the entertainment at Celebrate Unity 2017 in March.

Speaking of Celebrate Unity 2017, remember that anyone may nominate a business, group or individual who’s gone above and beyond in service, whether to the public at large, the community or their pet project. Just email with your nomination before February 6.





RCMP Reports for November 22 to 28

UNITY SK RCMP REPORTS for November 22 to 28, 2016

RCMP responded to a call of an individual in medical distress. Members assisted Emergency Medical Services in gaining access to the residence so they could transport the patient to the hospital for assessment.

Police received a complaint of an individual on Saskatchewan Highway 14. Members attended and transported the subject of complaint to North Battleford Hospital for assessment.

A 30-year-old male from Neilburg SK was charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in motor vehicle when police noted the firearms in the vehicle while it was parked near a local business.

Members contacted SaskPower after receiving a report of a downed power line.

Members euthanized an injured deer after receiving a compliant of an animal on Highway 21 south of Unity.

Police received a report of a single vehicle rollover.  There were no injuries.

There was a single vehicle collision with a deer. There were no injuries.

RCMP received a complaint of suspicious vehicles in a field. Members located the subjects of complaint and discovered they were farmers spraying the field.

Members conducted a well-being check at the request of a family member.

Police received a report of a single vehicle collision. Reported for insurance purposes.

CN Police reported a train with an oil leak. Reported for information purposes.

There were also two false alarms and one traffic complaint.

Persons with information about crimes being committed are urged to call the Unity RCMP detachment at 306-228-6300; the Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480; or the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at1-800-222-8477, or *8477 on the SaskTel Mobility Network. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information which leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded.

You can also submit a tip online at