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Josh Bailey wins Western Canadian Blind Golf Championship

Josh Bailey of Regina won the 2017 Western Canadian Blind Golf Overall Championship at a two-day tournament at the Legends Golf Cub in Warman July 4 and 5. Bailey’s guide-caddy for the event was his mother, Val Bailey.
What makes Bailey’s accomplishment even more impressive is that he golfs with only one hand, swinging the club in a forehand motion with his right arm. Bailey established a commanding lead early in the tournament and held on through tough, windy conditions on the second day to take the title.

2017 Western Canadian Blind Golf Champion Josh Bailey (front left) with his coach Val Bailey, and Men’s Runner-up Kiefer Jones with his coach Deb Frey after the final day of competition at the Legends Golf Club in Warman on July 5

The Men’s Championship was won by Gerry Nelson of Saskatoon, with guide-caddy Chris Villaneuve of Meadow Lake.
Runner up in the Men’s Category was Kiefer Jones of Calgary with guide-caddy Deb Frey.
Johanna Camarta of Westlock, Alberta, along with caddy-guide Yilly Mallard won the Ladies’ Category. The runner-up in the Ladies Category was Lillian Haas of Winnipeg, Manitoba with guide-caddy Kay Montgomery.
In the Seniors’ Category, the winner was Roy Bert of Redcliff, Alberta with guide-caddy Judy Shafers. Runner up in the Seniors’ Category was George Thirkill of Langley, BC with guide-caddy Nitro Rite. Continue reading “Josh Bailey wins Western Canadian Blind Golf Championship”

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New Zealand fastball team wraps up Canadian tour

After a solid month of going head-to-head against Canadian and American club teams, a New Zealand U19 fastball squad is primed for a major tournament in Brisbane, Australia.
But they don’t have much time to prepare.

Members of the New Zealand ISA U19 fastball team gear up for a game against the Warman Gems on June 29 with a traditional Maori war dance known as a ‘haka’

“We fly out on Friday, and arrive in Australia on Sunday morning, their time,” said Craig Waterhouse, manager of the International Softball Academy (ISA) U19 team. “We’ve got a warm-up game that night to shake the rust off, and play our first game Monday morning.
“But we lose a day on the trip, so we literally get off the plane and onto the field.”
No big deal, according to Waterhouse. For the past 28 days, the team has been barnstorming across Manitoba, North Dakota and Saskatchewan, taking on squads their own age and older at exhibition games and tournaments. They’ve done well in some contests, and gotten their butts kicked in others.
On Thursday, June 29, the Kiwis wrapped up their tour with a game against the Warman Gems at Prairie Oasis Park in Warman. Despite being on the wrong end of a 10-1 drubbing, the lads from down under took it all in stride. Continue reading “New Zealand fastball team wraps up Canadian tour”

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Warman athletes suit up for Sask at Minnesota hockey tournament

Riley Ashe, Carsten Kayter and Carsyn Dyck of Warman will be playing for the Saskatchewan Huskies Prospects in “The Show” in Minneapolis this week.
The North American Hockey Showcase (The Show) is a premiere hockey event for Elite 2006 birth year players who will represent a specific region or province.
A total of 18 teams from across Canada and the United States will compete at the event, slated for Bloomington, Minnesota, USA from June 27 to July 2.
The Saskatchewan Huskies Prospects roster includes: Carsyn Dyck, Cole Peardon, Berkly Catton, Riley Ashe, Tarin Smith, Carsten Kayter, Tyrone Sobry, Trae Wilke, Luke Dahlen, Roger McQueen, Ashton Tait, Tyler Phipps, Matthew Van Blaricom, Tyson Buczkowski, Ronan Buckberger, Eric Kahl, and Jayden Kraus.
All games will be streamed live on Youth Hockey Hub (www.YouthHockeyHub.Com) with professional play-by-play and colour commentary. Continue reading “Warman athletes suit up for Sask at Minnesota hockey tournament”

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