Tuesday, 06 September 2016 15:19

Chinook Sports off and running for 2016-17 year

Written by  Deb Reamer, Athletic Coordinator
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The 2016/17 school year is underway and with it another full slate of fall sports. Athletes and coaches will be competing in golf, soccer, volleyball, football and cross country.

The SWAC district golf championships will take place at PonteixGolf Course on Tuesday, September 13. We will be running a boys, girls and team competition.  The top 3 males and females plus the top male and female team will advance to SHSAA provincials at Madge Lake (Duck Mountain ProvPark) on Sept 23/24.  Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in golf. 
The high school football season is also underway.  We have 4 teams competing in the Southwest. We have two teams in the 9 man division. The first game on Sept 2 saw Maple Creek Redmen host Shaunavon Shadows under the lights. The host Redmen won by a score of 28-7. In 12 man action, the Swift Current Colts hosted Yorkton on Sept 1 and got the game 40-7 victory.
The following is a game report from coach Neal Boutin on the Gull Lake Lions game on Sept 2:
Dayne Stenson tossed two TD passes and ran for three more as the visiting Gull Lake Lions defeated the host Central Butte Bulldogs 67-19 in Conference 2 1A-6man football action. Callen Boutin and Jace Jans scored 2 TDs each, while Shea Slade, and Anthony Lamarre also hit paydirt. Next action for the Lions is their home opener vs. the Caronport Cougars on the newly renovated Gerry Elmslie Field. Game time is 1:00 pm. on Saturday, September 10.
Games next week include:
Friday, Sept 9:  Lumsden @ Shaunavon 4 p.m.; Friday, Sept 9: Indian Head @ Maple Creek 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 10:  Caronport @ Gull Lake 1 p.m. *Note – this will be the first game on the newly-renovated Gerrie Elmslie Field.
The Swift Current Ardenswill begin defense of their Moose Jaw soccer league title on Tues, Sept 13 vs Moose Jaw Peacock.  The game will be in Swift Current. This year, the Swift Current Colts soccer team will also join the Moose Jaw soccer league. They will host Peacock as well but on Wednesday, Sept 14.
Volleyball season is also underway. Teams are busy practicing with the first tournaments coming up on the Sept 9/10 weekend.  There will be a senior girls and senior boys league offered again this year with the girls playing on Tuesday starting Sept 13 while the boys will play on Wednesday’s beginning Sept 14. 
Please note the annual volleyball officials’ clinic will be held on Wednesday, Sept 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Swift Current Comp lecture theater.  This is free to attend and everyone is welcome!

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