Chinook School Division Sports Report
The week of October 7 was “School Sport Week” in Saskatchewan. There were lots of events happening in our SWAC schools. What a wonderful week of celebrating what makes school sport so special!
SWAC sent 16 cross-country athletes to the SHSAA provincial championship in Delisle. Bitter wind and cold temperatures had us at negative wind chill temperatures all day. The athletes and coaches toughed out the weather conditions and Chinook/swac should be very proud of them. Thanks to coaches Roberta Mcintryre, Joanne Fournier, Alexus Weston and Stephen Boss for your leadership.
Our only top 10 finish was Hillary Lacelle, from SCCHS, in midget girls. She finished sixth overall.
The Swift Current Comp. also placed ninth out of 17 teams in the 4A School classification.
Final SWAC placings:
Midget girls (102 runners)
6th - Hillary Lacelle (SC); 65th - Kirsten Hanson (SC); 87th - Eve Boss (Wymark).
Midget boys (100 runners)
31st - Elijah Nicolas (Vanguard); 65th - Markus Kuzma (SC).
Junior girls (67 runners)
26th - Kea Frase (SC); 54th - Alexandria Boss (SC).
Junior Boys (87 runners)
29th - Zander Rommelaere (SC); 39th - Rhys O’neill (Ponteix); 60th - Emanuel Grimm (Hodgeville).
Senior girls (102 runners)
22nd - Danika Messer (SC); 34th Janna St Jacques (SC); 77th - Amanda Thoreson (SC).
Senior boys (107 runners)
24th - Rueben Kuzman (SC); 51st Dylan Pierce (SC); 73rd - Austin Coward (SC).
Gull Lake finished the regular season 6 man league with an away game to Hanley on Oct. 12. Unfortunately, the Lions lost their last league game. Now they wait for the 6 man league playoff game, in Outlook, on Saturday, Oct. 20.
On October 12, Shaunavon hit the road for a game in Fort Qu’appelle. The Shadows played in cold, wet conditions and battled to a 30-26 win. Also, on that night, Maple Creek hosted Lumsden, but could not come away with the win.
Shaunavon and Maple Creek play their last regular season 9 man league games on Friday, Oct. 19. Maple Creek travels to Fort Qu’appelle and Shaunavon will host Indian Head.
The Swift Current Comp. Colt anthe Herbert boys ended their exhibition season on a strong note, as they head into the SHSAA Regional playoffs. They won 3-1 over Vanier during a match up last week.
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 (Weyburn and Yorkton attending) and Herbert boys are hosting a 7 vs 7 regional (Maymont and Delisle attending).
The first game is a 3A girl’s semifinal matchup on Friday, Oct. 19 at 3:30. The 1A boys will hit the field at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 for the semifinal. The 3A girl’s finals is set for 12:30 and the 1A boy’s final is set for 3:30.
Herbert will take on Delisle in the 1A Boys semi-final at 10:30 a.m.
All games are played at Irwin Field. Because this is the first round of SHSAA playoffs, a gate is charged. If you are coming to watch, we hope you’ll show your appreciation for high school sport by supporting the gate.
The SWAC senior girls’ volleyball league continues after the Thanksgiving week break in the schedule.
Next league action is hosted on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Eastend (Ponteix and Gull Lake attending) and in Hodgeville (Hazlet is attending).
KRAFT HEINZ PROJECT PLAY
Congratulations to Shaunavon! Their community is one of four across Canada vying for the Grand Prize of $250,000 (finalists receive $25,000). The money is to be used toward a recreational facility upgrade. Shaunavon chose to upgrade Smith field for their football/track and field teams. Go to “Kraft Heinz Project Play” (kraftheinzprojectplay. com) to watch their submission video, read about their plan and vote! Online voting is now open and closes on Oct. 19.