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Provincial high school cross country championships set for this weekend

The Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA) Provincial Cross Country championships are being hosted Saturday, October 14, 2017. The championship will be contested in Turtleford.
A total of 582 participants are expected at this year’s championship. Individuals will compete in the Midget, Junior, and Senior categories while school teams will vie for championships in the 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A classifications. Continue reading “Provincial high school cross country championships set for this weekend”

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Wrestling teams gear up for regionals and provincials

Warman High and Stobart Community School wrestling teams are ready for regionals and provincials, as the two tournaments close out the high school wrestling season.
Warman is hosting the Provincial Wrestling Championships on March 17 and 18 at the Legends Centre and coach Jesse Reis expects the youth to perform well at regionals and advance to provincials.
“I think most of our kids can qualify (for provincials). My goal would be … to send 12 … but we have the ability to send a majority of our kids for sure,” Reis said.
There are 16 students on the team, which includes seven girls and nine boys and they will all be competing at the Regional Wrestling Tournament in Moose Jaw on March 11. Reis said there has been a recent increase of girls joining the sport and he expects them to do well at regionals.
“The girls program has always been smaller. But the last two years, with the growth of rugby, it’s actually really helped bring girls out into wrestling,” Reis said.
To advance to the provincial tournament, the athletes have to finish in the top four in their respective weight class at regionals and Reis believes the team is ready to do well against the competition.
“Throughout the year, with the tournaments they’ve wrestled in, they have been in some of those weight categories. So they have an idea of who their competition is a little bit and where they’re supposed to be,” Reis said.
The students have put in a lot of effort and work during the season and have shown improvement. Reis said that some of them have attended wrestling camps and have participated in club wrestling that takes place in Saskatoon, which shows their dedication and commitment to the sport.
“It’s one of our hardest working teams as a whole that we’ve had in the six years that we’ve had a wrestling program. We’ve always had one or two kids that would step up more than the others in previous years. But this year, it seems the team as a whole is ready to put in the work,” Reis said.
Overall, Reis believes that hosting provincals will generate more interest among people to join the sport.
“I tried my best to not only give these kids an opportunity in wrestling, but just to grow the sport in our community here. So we host provincials which in regards to the prestigiousness of the event, it’s pretty large,” Reis said. “That’s the top high school tournament within Saskatchewan and you’re going to get some of the best wrestlers in Saskatchewan out at that event.
STOBART TEAM
The Stobart wrestling program consists of two clubs. There are 11 youth on the junior team and four on the senior squad. Only the senior team will be competing in Moose Jaw.
The senior team had success this year, bringing home three silver medals from the Titan Wrestling Tournament in Regina last month.
Coach Owen Quance said the team has worked hard all season as they practice three times a week. The students also attended camps in Prince Albert put on by the University of Saskatchewan Huskies wrestling team.
“The camps that they went to were on Christmas break and February break, so they’re actually giving up some of their vacation to make sure that they’re getting this opportunity,” Quance said. “It’s been some dedication on their behalf and it’s really starting to shine through.”
Quance believes that each wrestler has the ability to perform well at the regional tournament and it should be interesting as two members of the team, who are brothers, will be competing in the same weight class.
“For a lot of them, this is their second, third year of wrestling. And all of that training is starting to come in, it’s starting to sink through. So it’s been really fun to watch,” Quance said.
The team competed in four tournaments this season and Quance said by particpating in those events it helps the students gain experience and enjoy the sport more.
“We’ve done what we can to make sure that they’ve got opportunities to wrestle as much as they can,” Quance said.

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Central Valley athletes compete at provincial track meet

Logan Longfellow of Valley Christian Academy is one of the local athletes competing in the provincial high school track and field championships this weekend in Regina
Logan Longfellow of Valley Christian Academy in Osler is one of the local athletes competing in the provincial high school track and field championships this weekend in Regina

A total of 112 athletes from the Central Valley Athletic Conference (CVAC), including 10 from Martensville and 16 from Warman, are competing this weekend at provincial track and field championships in Regina.
Approximately 1430 student athletes are participating in the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA) championship, which consists of nine track events, seven field events, and a combined Quadathlon event. The meet includes Midget (Under 15), Junior (under 16) and Senior (16 and over) competitors.
The SHSAA Provincial Track and Field championships take place in Regina on Friday and Saturday June 3 and 4. The CVAC boundaries coincide roughly with the Prairie Spirit School Division (PSSD), and include 20 communities.
MARTENSVILLE ATHLETES
Ten students from Martensville High School (MHS) are participating in ten events: Danielle Bertoncini (Midget Girls discus throw), Morgan Fournier (Senior Boys tetrathlon), Dylan Gutek (Senior Boys tetrathlon), Logan Heck (Senior Boys 1500 meters), Drew Johnston (Midget boys 3000 meters), Kayla O’Soup (Junior Girls shot put), Brooklyn Rowley (Midget Girls 80 meter hurdles), Sydney Rowley (Midget Girls 80 meter hurdles), and Mason Sader (Senior Boys high jump).
WARMAN ATHLETES
Sixteen Warman High School students are competing in 22 events at the provincial championship: Rebecca Barkway (Senior Girls 80 meter hurdles), Jessica Baron (Senior Girls 100 meters, Senior Girls 200 meters, Senior Girls shot put), Deanna Bysterveld (Junior Girls 80 meter hurdles), Alyssa Evans (Midget Girls high jump), Ashley Janzen (Midget Girls 100 meters), Kirstyn Janzen (Senior Girls 1500 meters, Senior Girls 3000 meters, Senior Girls 800 meters), Bailey Johnson (Senior Girls 400 meters), Matt Kimpinski (Junior Boys 100 meters), Holden Knights (Midget Boys 1500 meters), Riley Mackintosh (Senior Boys 1500 meters, Senior Boys 3000 meters), Andrew Nilsen (Senior Boys 3000 meters), Rebecca Sawatsky (Midget Girls 400 meters), Brooke Thiele (Junior Girls 80 meter hurdles), Reese Trohak (Junior Boys shot put), Jasmine Unger-McKenzie (Junior Girls 200 meters), Josh Wiebe (Senior Boys long jump).
DELISLE ATHLETES
Eleven athletes from Delisle Composite School are competing in 18 events: Natalie Bartsch (Junior Girls triple jump), Amy Blom (Senior Girls 80 meter hurdles, Senior Girls 400 meters, Senior Girls 200 meters), Jonathon Blom (Midget Boys 100 meters), Brooklyn Colborn (Junior Girls high jump, Junior Girls javelin throw), Meagan Kielo (Junior Girls 3000 meters), Elissa Landry (Senior Girls 800 meters), Kira Lee-Wirz (Junior Girls triple jump, Junior Girls 800 meters), Bret Paulhus (Midget Boys 100 meters, Midget Boys 200 meters), Lauren Ryan (Senior Girls Tetrathlon), Chayla Unger (Junior Girls 100 meters, Junior Girls 200 meters), Kyla Zerbin (Junior Girls 1500 meters, Junior Girls 3000 meters).
DALMENY ATHLETES
Fifteen athletes from Dalmeny High School are competing in 22 events: Austin Elliott-Brecht (Midget Boys long jump), Nicole Hawkins (Junior Girls 100 meters), Dawson Heggestad (Senior Boys javelin throw, Senior Boys 800 meters), Nicole Hoare (Midget Girls 100 meters, Midget Girls 200 meters), Phoebe Johnson (Midget Girls 1500 meters, Midget Girls 3000 meters), Benjamin Kutas (Junior Boys long jump), Andrew Mays (Junior Boys 100 meters, Junior Boys 200 meters), Thomas Neudorf (Midget Boys 100 meter hurdles, Midget Boys javelin throw, Midget Boys discus throw, Midget Boys triple jump), Tyler Peterson (Midget Boys 800 meters), Kennedy Roth (Junior Girls 400 meters), Carson Scheller (Midget Boys high jump, Midget Boys pole vault), Nicholas Slobodian (Junior Boys 800 meters), Jonas Thiessen (Midget Boys javelin throw), Erik Trakalo (Junior Boys discus throw), Victoria Woodland (Senior Girls pole vault).
CLAVET ATHLETES
Nine athletes from Clavet Composite School are competing in 15 events: Graham Beresh (Senior Boys shot put, Senior Boys javelin throw, Senior Boys discus throw), Jayson Childs (senior Boys 400 meters, Senior Boys 800 meters), Ayden Cummins (Midget Boys 400 meters, Midget Boys 800 meters), Scott Fenton (Midget Boys 1500 meters), Reid Geissler (Junior Boys 1500 meters, Junior Boys 3000 meters), Brodie Girod (Junior Boys tetrathlon), Colby Joyes (Midget Boys discus throw), Kalista Senger (Senior Girls discus throw), Aspen Slobodzian (Midget Girls 200 meters, Midget Girls pole vault).
OSLER ATHLETES
Brayden Arnason of Osler School is competing in four events, including: Midget Boys 100 meters, Midget Boys long jump, Midget Boys 200 meters, and Midget Boys triple jump.
There are five athletes from Valley Christian Academy in Osler competing in 15 events at the provincial track meet: Jasmine Fehr (Junior Girls 400 meters, Junior Girls 1500 meters, Junior Girls 800 meters and Junior Girls high jump), Jesse Fehr (Midget Boys 3000 meters), Mikayla Feitsma (Midget Girls triple jump, Midget Girls shot put, Midget Girls long jump), Elliott Klassen (Senior Boys 100 meters, Senior Boys 100 meter hurdles, Senior Boys 400 meters, Senior Boys 200 meters), Logan Longfellow (Senior Boys 100 meters, Senior Boys long jump, Senior Boys triple jump).
LANGHAM ATHLETES
There are seven athletes from WW Brown School in Langham competing in eight events: Riley Brown (Midget Boys pole vault, Taylor Buller (Senior Boys high jump, Senior Boys triple jump), Darby Chappell (Senior Girls javelin throw), Brannt Ford (Senior Boys pole vault), Wyatt Moore (Senior Boys pole vault), Brooke Ozeroff (event not specified), Riley Tallis (Junior Boys 100 meter hurdles, Junior Boys javelin throw).
HAGUE ATHLETES
There are six athletes competing in six events: Cassidy Fehr (Senior Girls tetrathlon), EJ Friesen (Midget Boys high jump), Jarrett Penner (Midget Boys 400 meters), Walker Peters (Junior Boys 1500 meters), Ryan Scebenski (Junior Boys triple jump), Teagan Zacharias (Midget Boys shot put).
ABERDEEN ATHLETES
Three athletes from Aberdeen are competing in seven events: Natalia Bidulka (Senior Girls 1500 meters, Senior Girls 3000 meters), Kelly Hryniuk (Junior Girls long jump), Sydney Neufeld (Midget Girls 400 meters, Midget Girls 1500 meters, Midget Girls 3000 meters, Midget Girls 800 meters).
ASQUITH ATHLETES
Six athletes from Asquith are competing in seven events: Ben Ablass (Junior Boys javelin throw, Junior Boys discus throw), Morgan Jarvie (Midget Girls 800 meters, Mirjam Kielstra (Midget Girls javelin throw), Dylan Kraft (Senior Boys shot put), Evan Stack (Senior Girls shot put), Kennedy Woodside (Midget Girls javelin throw).
BORDEN ATHLETES
Three athletes from Borden are competing in three events: Brooke Brazeau (Midget Girls discus throw), Cole Sutherland (Senior Boys discus throw), Rachel Sutherland (Junior Girls shot put).
ROSTHERN ATHLETES
Chad Esperance of Rosthern High School is competing in the Junior Boys shot put.
There are five athletes from Rosthern Junior College competing in nine events: Graham Forrester (Junior Boys 400 meters, Junior Boys 800 meters), Hailey Funk (Senior Girls pole vault), Danny Perrault (Senior Boys 100 meter hurdles, Senior Boys 200 meters), Jade Peters (Senior Girls high jump, Senior Girls triple jump, Senior Girls long jump), Brock Zakreski (Junior Boys long jump).
HANLEY ATHLETES
There are six athletes competing in seven events: Chase Cory (Midget Boys shot put), Kianna Dietz (Junior Girls discus throw, Junior Girls javelin throw), Megan Fehr (Junior Girls pole vault), Jill Kroeger (Senior Girls javelin throw), Conor Prosofsky (Junior boys triple jump), Jadyn Reiber (Midget Girls pole vault).
OTHER COMMUNITIES
Tana Thiessen of Hepburn is competing in the Senior Girls high jump.
Taryn Fehr of Waldheim is competing in the Senior Girls triple jump and Senior Girls long jump; Jayda Harder of Waldheim is competing in the Midget Girls triple jump and midget Girls long jump.
Twyla Gamble of Stobart School in Duck Lake is competing in the Junior Girls discus throw.
Megan Anderson of Allan is competing in the Junior Girls long jump.
Terry Peters of Blaine lake is competing in the Junior Boys pole vault and Junior Boys high jump.
Danielle Munro of Perdue is competing in the Senior Girls discus throw.
Payne Wylie of Colonsay is competing in the Junior Boys 100 meters, Junior Boys 400 meters, Junior Boys 200 meters and Junior Boys high jump.

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