Chi­nook SD Sports on the foot­ball field

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Saskatchewan - BY VA­LERIE GOR­DON, ATH­LETIC CO­OR­DI­NA­TOR

Gor­don Wyant, Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, has pro­claimed Oct. 7 – 13 as “School Sport Week”in Saskatchewan.

The SHSAA has made Wednesday “Coaches and Of­fi­cials” recog­ni­tion day, Thurs­day “Multi-Sport Par­tic­i­pa­tion” day and Fri­day is “School Team” recog­ni­tion day. We are en­cour­ag­ing all of our SWAC schools to cel­e­brate what is amaz­ing about school sport.

A twit­ter/in­stra­gram/face­bookscav­enger hunt will start on Mon­day…if you get ‘tagged’, play along and then pass it on to some­one else.

“The race is on…” Good Luck to our 16 SWAC cross coun­try ath­letes (midget, ju­nior and se­nior cat­e­gories) who are off to the SHSAA Provin­cial Cham­pi­onship in Delisle on Satur­day, Oct. 13.

You had your choice of foot­ball games to at­ten­don Thurs­day, Oct 4. Gull Lake hosted Han­ley in six-man ac­tion. Han­ley is a very strong team and came away with a 71-22 vic­tory over the Lions. Gull Lake will fin­ish the reg­u­lar sea­son league with an away game to Han­ley on Oct 12.

It was Shau­navon host­ing Maple Creek “un­der the lights” last Thurs­day. In this lat­est bat­tle of the South­West, Maple Creek was the win­ner (33-6) over the Shad­ows. On Oct. 12, Shau­navon will hit the road for a game in Fort Qu’Ap­pelle and Maple Creek will host Lums­den.

The last reg­u­lar sea­son game for the SCCHS Colts was on Thurs­day, Oct. 4, at home, against York­ton. They lost that game and fin­ished the reg­u­lar sea­son with a 4-2 record.

The rest of the league plays on Tues­day while SCCHS fi­nally get their bye. The most likely play­off sce­nario will have SCCHS in 3rd and they will host 6th place on Satur­day, Oct. 13th. Ten­ta­tive start time of 1:00 (but that needs to be con­firmed).

SCCHS Colt and Arden soc­cer leagues are wind­ing down. The SCCHS Arden soc­cer team’s game against MJ Vanier was post­poned due to bad road con­di­tions last week. They will make up this game on Tues­day, Oct. 9. Once the Ar­dens play, the league stand­ings can be fi­nal­ized for the play­offs. The SCCHS Colts were able to get their game in against MJ Vanier on Wednesday (amid a few snow drifts). The Colts won 10-0.

The Ar­dens and Colts should fol­low the same play­off rout. They won't play un­til the 13th in the semi-fi­nal, if they win that game they are off to the league fi­nal on the 16th of Oc­to­ber.

The Sask High School Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion has given the South­West two Re­gional soc­cer tour­na­ments (first step in provin­cialplay downs). Swift Cur­rent Ar­dens are host­ing an 11 vs 11 girls re­gional and Her­bert boys are host­ing a 7 vs 7 re­gional. Both tour­na­ments take place Oct. 19-20. Plans are un­der­way to merge the two tour­na­ments and play all games in Swift Cur­rent (mainly on the Satur­day).

The SWAC se­nior girls’ vol­ley­ball league con­tin­ues. Week 3 league night in Gull Lake was can­celled due to weather. Ha­zlet and Eas­tend will go to Gull Lake on Oct. 25 for the makeup games. The other host site, Pon­teix, was able to run their matches. It was Van­guard over Pon­teix 2-0 (25-17, 25-6) and 2-0 (25-20, 2515).

There are no league games sched­uled for the week of Oct 8. Next league ac­tion is on Oct. 16 in Eas­tend (Pon­teix and Gull Lake at­tend­ing) and Hodgeville (Ha­zlet is at­tend­ing).

Look­ing ahead to our ju­nior vol­ley­ball sec­tion/sub­sec­tion play­offs, the dates have been fi­nal­ized. Hills A boys will play­off in Her­bert on Oct. 23. Oct. 24 play­offs in­clude: Rolling Hills B boys at Ir­win and Rolling Hills A girls play­off atSCCHS. Oc­to­ber 25 play­offs are Rolling Hills B girls at Miller Col­lege (Pam­brun) and Cy­press Hills Boys in Fox Val­ley. Play­offs hap­pen­ing on Oct. 27 are Cy­press Hills girls in Cabri, White­mud girls in Eas­tend, White­mud boys in Fron­tier. More de­tails will fol­low closer to the event.

SWAC is up­ping its so­cial me­dia pres­ence. Make sure to tag @swac­sports. We have a twit­ter ac­count (@swac­sports), In­sta­gram ac­count (swac­sports) and you can post on our SWAC Sports Face­book page. SWAC wel­comes ev­ery­one to fol­low us and keep up on all the school sport­ing events in the south­west.

If you haven’t checked out any of our school sport th­is­fall, we in­vite you to come and see what all the ex­cite­ment is about.

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