Chinook School Division Sports Report
Gordon Wyant, Minister of Education, has proclaimed October 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/facebook scavenger 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, October 13.
You had your choice of football games to attend on Thursday, Oct. 4. Gull Lake hosted Hanley in 6 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 October 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 played on Tuesday while SCCHS finally got their bye. The most likely playoff scenario will have SCCHS in third and they will host sixth place on Saturday, Oct. 13. Tentative start time of 1 p.m. (but that needs to be confirmed).
SCCHS Colt and Arden soccer leagues are winding down. The SCCHS Arden soccer team’s game against Moose Jaw 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 Saturday in the semi final, if they win that game they are off to the league final on October 16.
The Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association has given the Southwest two Regional soccer tournaments (first step in provincial play downs). The 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 October 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 three 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, 25-15).
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. Rolling Hills A boys will playoff in Herbert on Oct. 23. October 24 playoffs include: Rolling Hills B boys at Irwin and Rolling Hills A girls playoff at SCCHS. 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.