Wednesday, 30 August 2017 14:19

Chinook athletes to get underway for the season

Written by  Deb Reamer
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With school beginning Sept. 5, the high-school sport season is underway. There will be five fall sports — football, cross country, golf, soccer and volleyball. 

The first championship will take place Saturday, Sept. 9 when the SWAC district golf tournament runs in Eastend at Streambank Golf Course. Tee off time is 10 a.m. with golfers playing 18 holes.
Boys and girls will compete in both team and individual categories.
The top three females and top three males as well as the top female team and top male team will advance to the SHSAA provincial championships in Estevan Sept. 22-23. Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in golf. Good luck to all golfers.
There are four football teams competing in three categories:
• Gull Lake Lions will take part in six-man football. The first game is Friday, Sept. 8 when they travel to Central Butte to take on the Bulldogs. 
• Shaunavon and Maple Creek will both be in the same conference in nine-man football. The Maple Creek Redmen will travel to Shaunavon Shadows on Friday, Sept. 1 for a “Friday night under the lights” game with kick off at 7 p.m. Maple Creek will then host Lumsden on Friday, Sept. 8.
• Swift Current Colts will compete in the 12-man category playing in the Moose Jaw football league. The Colts open the season on Sept. 9 when they travel to Weyburn.
Both the Swift Current Ardens and Colts soccer teams will take part in the Moose Jaw Soccer League and both will defend their league titles. The Ardens start their season on Sept. 9 when they host Weyburn while the Colts will open their season at home on Sept. 13 as Moose Jaw Peacock comes to town. 
There is a volleyball officials’ clinic set for Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Swift Current Comp lecture theatre. Start time is 6:30 p.m. This is open to the public and free to attend. There will be a fee if one wishes to register as an Sask Volleyball Association (SVA) official.

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