WCSG: locals to watch on day eight as Nelson makes debut

Madison Lawrence (left) will take part in the 200 Metre Para Sport Race on Friday. STEVEN MAH/SOUTHWEST BOOSTER

The 2019 Western Canada Summer Games will be in full swing on Friday as wrestler Luke Nelson debuts and a total of eight local athletes take part in four different sports.

Nelson will wrestle in the team event against Nunavut at 9:30 a.m. and against Northwest Territories at 4:30 p.m. at the Swift Current Comprehensive High School Gymnasium.

Saskatchewan enters the day with a 0-4 record after a 12-5 loss to Alberta and a 16-7 loss Manitoba on Thursday.

Swift Current’s Abby Sauder and Avery Tonnies and Saskatchewan will continue the Female Indoor Volleyball round robin against Nunavut at 11 a.m. at the Innovation Credit Union iplex. Saskatchewan will also have an evening showdown with Alberta at 8 p.m.

Saskatchewan enters Friday’s action with a 2-1 record after a win over Yukon (25-20, 25-12, 25-20) and a loss to Manitoba (20-25, 14-25, 21-25) on Thursday.

Shaye Wall will return to Male Indoor Volleyball action at 11 a.m. against Nunavut and at 8 p.m. against Alberta as well.

The Saskatchewan men will begin day three of the tournament with a 2-1 record after Thursday’s win over Northwest Territories (25-22, 25-9, 25-19) and loss to Manitoba (19-25, 13-25, 21-25).

Two Southwest athletes are scheduled to be in action in Athletics at the Swift Current Comprehensive High School.

Madison Lawrence will be back on the track in the 200 Metre Para Sport Final at 6:30 p.m. Lawrence placed 4th in the 400 Metres on the opening day of Athletics.

Hunter Berg will follow in the 200 Metre Para Sport Final at 6:45 p.m. Berg won silver in the 400 Metres on Thursday evening.

Kelsey Rokochy, Dawson Schultz, and Ethan Murdoch will look to get into the win column with Team Saskatchewan in Baseball against Alberta at 10 a.m. at Mitchell Field to continue the three-team triple round robin. They will also face Manitoba at 2 p.m. to conclude their tournament.