Curlers and wrestlers advance to Provincials

The Eastend Echos advanced from mixed curling regionals to Provincials in Lampman. SUBMITTED PHOTO


Senior SWAC curlers continued their road to the SHSAA provincial championship by competing at the SHSAA Regional six-team competition in Regina on March 1-2. Two losses would eliminate a team from the tournament.

Ponteix girls lost their opening game to Regina Martin (2-9), won against LCBI (8-7) and then lost to Regina Winston Knoll (4-12).

SCCHS girls lost to Regina Winston Knoll (4-8), defeated Dinsmore (9-3), and then lost to Regina Martin (4-7).

The Hazlet mixed team started with a win over Regina Sheldon Williams (10-3), then lost to Moose Jaw Central (5-12), and Kincaid (7-6).

Gull Lake boys lost to Avonlea (6-9) and Moose Jaw Peacock (1-11).

Hazlet defeated Regina Sheldon Williams(10-3),
lost to Moose Jaw Central (5-12) and then lost to Kincaid (6-7).

The Gull Lake boys team is the SHSAA boys provincial host and they have an automatic bid into that championship, so their season continues (Tyler Lamarre, Zach Dysart, Lucas McMillan, Cohen Haithwaite, Trusten Kirwan, coach Amy Dysart).

The SCCHS boys won the “A” side with wins over MJ Peacock (9-3) and Avonlea (8-4). In the A/B playoffs they lost to ”B” side winner Avonlea (5-6). Because they are the ‘A’ side champs, the Colts would have one more game against Avonlea to decide who attends provincials. It wasn’t meant to be, luck wasn’t on the Colts side, and they lost (4-7).
Eastend mixed team had a first game win against Regina Balfour (5-4). They defeated Dinsmore (11-1) and then lost in the “A” final to Moose Jaw Central (3-14). The Eastend team (Bodie Duke, Makayla Bjornson, Willy Li, Lola Richardson, Slade Bjornson, coach Dana Duke), refocused and won the “B” side final over Dinsmore and earned the second qualifying spot for SHSAA provincials. The mixed provincial championship is in Lampman March 8-9.


Our junior curling teams took part in SWAC district playoffs this past weekend in Consul and Eastend. Thanks to those communities for being the host facility.
SWAC Girls champion is Maple Creek. Congratulations to McKenna Robertson, Shawna Wagner, Sara Bandy, Kenzie Duffee, and coach Kyley Parsonage. In the final, they defeated Herbert (Annaleigh Lacelle, Jessa Giraudier, Cheyenne Dueck, Zoe Monette, coach Patti Giraudier).
SWAC Mixed champion is the host team Eastend. Congratulations to Kadence Koolen, Rylee Black, Isabelle Gordon, Clay Duke, Coach Tara Gordon. They defeated Ponteix (Paige Ulm, Rory Scully, Bree Thingvold, Raquel Roberge, coach Jocelyn Scully) in the final.

SWAC Boys champion is Maple Creek. Congratulations to Dayton Cronkhite, Cecil Baynton, Robert Parsonage, Luke Moorhead, coach Clay Moorhead. They played sectional rival Leader (Brody Ausmus, Colden Dale, Jace Ausmus, Patrick Dietrich, Coach Lana Steckler-Marshall) in that final.


Congratulations to Gull Lake School’s lone female entry in the SHSAA Regional wrestling tournament. Levynn Toney placed second and will advance to SHSAA provincials on March 8-9 in Saskatoon.

A very strong showing by the SCCHS wrestling team at SHSAA Regionals in Rosetown. The Ardens and the Colts each placed second in the team category.

Individual Regional champs and advancing to provincials are Carter Stad, Daynon Britton, and Clinton Aszu. Also, the following SCCHS wrestlers advanced by placing second/third/fourth at regionals: 2nd place – Reece Allin, Eric Shea, Riley Bennett, Talon Tumbach, Colton Koethler, Dakota Hurl,Callie Ebner. 3rd place – Alex Painchaud,Adnan Zanidean. 4th place – Cassie Jewitt.


SWAC basketball leagues championships are almost completed. Vanguard senior boys hosted the league semi final on Tuesday, February 13. Vanguard came away with a 64-55 win over Gull Lake. Vanguard High scorer: Jaspar Gieck (23 points). Gull Lake High Scorer: Tyden Johnson (16 points).

In the SWAC Senior Boys basketball league final Maple Creek defeated Vanguard (62-39) to claim the league title, repeating from last season. Maple Creek top scorers: Aydan Buss (16), Jaydon Sawby (12). Vanguard top scorers: Jake Klassan (9), Luigi Eui (8 pts).

Shaunavon senior-girls hosted SCCHS in the senior girls league semi final on Tuesday, February 13. The Ardens won the semi-final 51-46. Shaunavon top scorer was Heidi Hammond (18 pts) and Swift Current top scorer was Elizabeth Metke (16 pts).

On Monday, March 4, Maple Creek will host the senior girls basketball league final vs SCCHS gr 9/10.

Gull Lake defeated Frontier in one of the the junior boys league semi-finals (72-30). High Scorer Gull Lake: Ryder Dimmock, High Scorer Frontier: Porter Glen.

Shaunavon beat Maple Creek in the other semi-final.(80-23). Top scorer for Shaunavon: Alec McPhee and Maple Creek top scorer: Dayton Chronkite.

The Shadows then traveled to Gull Lake for the league final. Congrats to Shaunavon who won the SWAC Junior boys bball league championship. They beat Gull Lake 62-35 in the final. High scorer for Shaunavon – Lucas Bertrand (16 pts) and high scorer for Gull Lake – Jaimie Kirwan (24 pts).

Moose Jaw Basketball League:
The SCCHS Senior Ardens sit in first place in the Moose Jaw basketball league standings (8-0 record). Vanier has a 6-2 record. The SCCHS Colts are tied with MJ Peacock for second place in the senior boys league with a (5-2) record. They are just behind Moose Jaw Central (6-1).
The Colts and Ardens will both host one of the semi-final games tentatively set for Thursday, March 7.

SHSAA Provincial senior basketball playoffs
All 1A-4A basketball teams will start their journey to the SHSAA Provincial Basketball tournament at the conference level on March 8-9. Top 2 in each conference tournament advance to the Regional level.

1A Herbert boys are hosting Eston, Marango and Kerrobert. 2A Gull Lake boys, Vanguard boys and Saskatoon Christian will be at LCBI.

3A Maple Creek boys and Shaunavon boys will be at MJ Riverview Collegiate. Their tournament has Briercrest, MJ Cornerstone, Gravelbourg and Assiniboia attending.
3A Shaunavon girls are hosting Maple Creek, Assiniboia and Rosetown.

5A SCCHS boys/girls and 1A Herbert girls do not have a conference level. They all advance to the Regionals on March 15-16