What a busy curling weekend in the SouthWest. Thank you to the Fox Valley Curling Club and the Swift Current Curling Club for giving SWAC access to your facilities. The weekend of March 11-12 will also be very busy for our senior teams – Provincial Curling, Provincial Wrestling and Conference Basketball are all taking place.
The Junior SWAC Championship were held in Fox Valley. Gull Lake (Tyler Lamarie, Zach Dysart, Lucas McMillan, Trusten Kirwin, Cohen Harthwaite, coach Jackie Andrew/Amy Dysart) won the boys event. Fox Valley (Kierra Herter, Grace Bosch, Kelsey Hoffart, Amara Weise, coach James Deis) won the girls event and SCCHS Gr 9 (Aryn Thibault, Shane Cornelson, Emily Phan, coach Mark Tollefson) won the mixed event.
Our qualifying SWAC Senior Curling teams took part in the SHSAA Regional competition held on March 4-5 in Swift Current. Hazlet mixed (Andra Todd, Ian Baumann, Vanessa Flynn-Barr, Braden Baumann, Coaches Tarryl Todd/Kerri Keenleyside), lost their first draw against Moose Jaw Peacock and SC Mixed (Declan Poppy, Raechel Schlechter, JJ Zummack, Ty Kornfeld, Coach: Jeff Chambers) lost to Avonlea. That dropped both mixed teams to the “B” side of the draw. Our two South West teams met up in the B side quarter final. SCCHS took the win and Hazlet was eliminated from the competition. The SCCHS mixed team then went on to beat Regina Campbell and Moose Jaw Peacock to claim the B side and advance to Provincials.
The Fox Valley Girls Fox Valley girls (Mikayla Herter, Rory Schneider, Brooklyn Schell, Haley Anton, Coach Steve Anton) also had to go through the B side to qualify for provincials. They lost to Moose Jaw Vanier on Friday but rebounded to beat Regina Winston Knoll and Moose Jaw Vanier to earn a Provincial berth.
The SCCHS boys’ team (Ethan Robinson, Riley Starkey, Rohne Foster, Austin Evans, Sean Friense, Coach Ron Bailey) took the A side and have a qualifying spot for Provincials. They had a bye in the first round, defeated Regina LeBoldus and then Moose Jaw Vanier to win the top spot at Regionals.
Fox Valley is hosting the Provincial Girls competitions and Swift Current is hosting Provincial Boys and Mixed on March 11-12.
The 18 members of the SCCHS Colt/Arden wrestling team took part in the SHSAA Regional competition in Outlook on Saturday. An amazing 14 wrestlers qualified for Provincials in Saskatoon on March 11-12.
SCCHS wrestlers Keyanna Ginter-Bennet, Jared Steinley, Landry Abbott won gold in their weight class at Regionals.
The junior boy basketball league champion was decided this past week. Shaunavon defeated Maple Creek (39-34) in the league semi-final. Aydan Buss and Josiah Rutherdale led Maple Creek in scoring. Grayson Arenett and Liem Hamant were top scorers for Shaunavon.
SCCHS grade 9 boys hosted Shaunavon in the junior league championship and claimed the title with a 49-20 win. Top scorers for Swift Current were Zachary Potter, Rowan Reimer, Camilo Cortes and Parker Latimer. Top scorer for Shaunavon was Kaleb Little.
Senior league titles will be decided on Tuesday, March 8. The Shaunavon boys host the SCCHS Junior Colts and Shaunavon girls will travel to Swift Current to take on the Junior Ardens.
Senior basketball playoffs are starting their run at Sask High School Athletic Association (SHSAA) Provincial Championships. The SHSAA has assign our SWAC basketball teams to conference playoffs in their enrolment classifications (March 11-12).
2A Gull Lake boys and Herbert boys will be in Regina. 3A Maple Creek boys and Shaunavon boys will play in Shaunavon. 1A Herbert girls will host a conference playoff. 3A Shaunavon girls will be in Rosetown.
There are some SWAC basketball teams advancing straight to Regionals on March 18-19. 5A Swift Current Senior Colts are headed to Prince Albert. 5A Swift Current Senior Ardens will host Rural Regionals. 1A Vanguard boys will go to a Regional competition (site TBD).
The Chinook School Division Sports Report is submitted by Val Gordon