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Battle of the Southwest is more than just a sporting event for Great Plains

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The Great Plains College SunDogs and the Millar College Edge men’s and women’s volleyball teams are set to go head-to-head in the tenth annual Battle of the Southwest to bring home the coveted Southwest Cup.

“It’s time to bring the cup back to Great Plains College,” said Lindsey Zilkie, a second year Registered Nursing student and veteran player on the women’s team. “I had the chance to see the cup in our trophy case at the start of last year’s season. It looked really good in there and we have been working hard as a team this year. It’s time to for it to come home.”
The long-standing rivalry between the two schools is currently in its tenth season. Over the years, the Battle of the Southwest has become a flagship event for the Great Plains College.

The teams are cheered on by the public, students, families and Great Plains College staff.
“Our team is really starting to meld and there is so much energy on the court,” said Braden Ward, a first year SunDog and former Jr. SunDogs club athlete. “So far our games have been intense and close. Once the energy from the fans is thrown into the mix, we are really going to show Millar what we are made of.”
The Battle of the Southwest is more than just volleyball games, there is food, fun, prizes and entertainment.
The Battle of the Southwest winner takes home the Southwest Cup. The women’s and the men’s trophies are currently housed at Millar College of the Bible.
Throughout their ten-year history, the SunDogs student athletes and coaches have worked hard to establish a tradition of success. To date, they have accumulated three provincial championships, four league and provincial awards, five Coach of the Year awards, won five Battles of the Southwest and earned sixteen provincial All-star Athlete awards.
Games start on October 21, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at O.M. Irwin School in Swift Current. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to wear their SunDogs gear.

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