The Swift Current Comp wrestlers were off to the Golden Bear High School Tournament in Edmonton on February 1-2. The team came in a very respectable 13th out of 30 schools.
Top finishers in the Elite category were: 1st -Aleah Nickel; 3rd – Sebastien Marchand; 4th -Elijah Harden and George Unger; 5th – Jordan Lamontagne and Noah Steinley; 6th – Shane Friesen.
In the Novice category: 3rd – Carlie McGregor.
Congrats to all the wrestlers on a great showing against some very strong competition. The Colts/Ardens will next compete on February 9 in Moose Jaw.
JUNIOR BASKETBALL LEAGUE RESULTS
Even with one regular season league game left for the junior girl teams, the February 7th, semi-final match ups are set. #1 SCCHS gr 9 Ardens will host the #4 Shaunavon Silhouettes in one semifinal, and the #2 Waldeck Warriors will host the #3 Wymark Wolverines in the other semifinal.
The boy’s playoffs will have the #1 SCCHS gr 9 Colts hosting the #4 Gull Lake Lions. The second semifinal has the #2 Shaunavon Shadows at home against the #3Maple Creek Rebels.
UPCOMING BASKETBALL LEAGUE GAMES
Basketball league game times are set for 5:30 (and 7:00, if there is a double header at the host site). Schools may adjust those start times or who plays first, so make sure to check at your school before heading out to a game.
Senior league games will resume on Tuesday, February 5. Maple Creek girls will be in Shaunavon, Herbert girls will host SCCHS Jr Ardens, Shaunavon boys are in Swift Current to play the Jr. Colts and Maple Creek boys travel to Frontier to take on the Raiders.
The junior girl’s last league games will be played on Monday, February 4. The Wymark Wolverines will go to Shaunavon and play the Silhouettes. The Waldeck Warriors will host the SCCHS gr. 9.
SWAC SENIOR CURLING RESULTS
Senior Sectional Playoffs were held on Feb 1-2. ‘A’ side and ‘B’ side champions, from each sectional, advance to the SWAC District competition in Val Marie (February 8th/9th).
Fox Valley was the host site for the Cypress Hills section championship. Maple Creek girls (Morgan Robinson, Kathleen Portz, Grace Ungrin, Louise Parsonage, coach Holly Jamieson,) automatically advance to districts, along with the boys champion from Fox Valley (Jordan Anton, Mathew Anton, Samuel Ganert, Ross Wiggins, coach Steve Anton), who defeated Hazlet boys to finish in first place.
In the mixed competition, Maple Creek mixed (Janae Wilson, Luke Jamieson, Ashley Kramer, Zachary Guckert, coach Jocelyn Wilson) won the A side and Leader won the B side. Leader is unable to attend the SWAC Championship, so the Fox Valley mixed team will compete in their place (Fox Valley had played in the B final).
The Rolling Hills curling teams met in Ponteix to decide who would advance to districts. SCCHS girls (Jenna Sloman, Kassidy Painchaud, Marissa Moberg, Sydney Haroldson, coach Ron Bailey) won the championship defeating the Gull Lake girls.
The Gull Lake mixed team (Tyson Myers, Brayden Myers, Jewelya Murray, Lisa To, Coach Kelsey Waker) defeated the Ponteix mixed team to place first.
The SCCHS Lauchter team (Theo Lautsch, Grady Rogers, Tanner Ewert, Michael Orthner, coach Ron Bailey) won the A side of the boys playoff. SCCHS Cornelson rink had to come through the B side to earn the right to attend districts.
Whitemud’s playoff was in Frontier. There were no girls teams entered this year, and Frontier was the only boys team, but they are not attending the district competition.
Val Marie and Shaunavon mixed teams had to play for seeding at the SWAC Championship (and the title of section champion). It took an extra end, but Val Marie (McKenna Legault, Madison Stevens, Jacob Duquette, Jayne Hanson, Alex Waldner, coach Blaine Clement) came away with the win. Both Shaunavon and Val Marie have qualified for the district championship.
SWAC JUNIOR CURLING
Junior Sectional Playoffs will be held on February 8-9. Cypress Hills playsoff in Leader, Rolling Hills in Herbert and Whitemud in Shaunavon. As in the seniors, the top 2 junior section teams advance to the SWAC District Championship held in Swift Current on March 1-2
UPCOMING SHSAA PLAYOFFS
On March 1-2, the SCCHS wrestling team will compete at the SHSAA Regional Wrestling tournament in Weyburn. Top finishers there advance to provincials in Regina on March 8-9. On that same weekend, the Regional Curling championship takes place in Regina. The top two curling teams, from each category at the SWAC championship, will advance.
All of our senior 1A – 5A SWAC basketball teams will be off to their conference championships on March 8-9. This is the first step on the “Road to Hoopla” (provincial basketball championship). Gull Lake Lions and Maple Creek Rebels will each host an SHSAA Conference Boys Basketball championship. What a great opportunity to see some basketball action!!
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Submitted by Valerie Gordon