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Curling and wrestling dominate southwest high-school sports

Written by  Deb Reamer
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The Herbert Laurels captured the SWAC senior boys' league basketball title with a 72-61 win at home over the Shaunavon Shadows.  Back row L to R: assistant coach Ryan Gunstenson, Kyle NIckel, Josh MIller, Frank Meyers, Kurt Robertson, Dylan Klassen, Boone Cornelson, coach David Choi.  Front row L to R: Chris Yau, Devon Redekop, Zeke Barraquio, Matthew Doerkson, Seth Chartier and  Bodie Castle. The Herbert Laurels captured the SWAC senior boys' league basketball title with a 72-61 win at home over the Shaunavon Shadows.  Back row L to R: assistant coach Ryan Gunstenson, Kyle NIckel, Josh MIller, Frank Meyers, Kurt Robertson, Dylan Klassen, Boone Cornelson, coach David Choi.  Front row L to R: Chris Yau, Devon Redekop, Zeke Barraquio, Matthew Doerkson, Seth Chartier and  Bodie Castle.

The Maple Creek girls curing team captured the silver medal at the SHSAA provincial championships in Prince Albert March 6-7. 


The team consisted of skip Brooke Martin, third Anu Maalerud, second Hannah Forbes, lead Josey Robinson, spare Makayla Scheller and coach Marla Martin.
The eight teams at provincials are divided into two pools of four. 
Maple Creek had a record of 2-1 in Pool A. They had wins over Lumsden and PA St. Mary’s but lost to Hanley.  Maple Creek. Lumsden and Hanley were all tied with records of 2-1. Based on “Skill Based Team Ranking System” (draws shots to the button by each team), Lumsden was awarded first place. This put Maple Creek and Hanley in a tie breaker. The girls won a close game by the score of 4-3. This advanced them to the semi final against Carnduff where the girls won by a score of 8-3. The final saw the girls take on Lumsden. The girls came up short losing 7-1. Congrats to the Maple Creek team.
The Swift Current Comp boys also had a successful weekend at provincial curling. The boys were second in their pool with a record of 2-1. They had wins over Borden and Choiceland with a loss to Maryfield.
The boys lost a close game in the semi final to Regina LeBoldus 6-5. This put them in the bronze-medal match against Foam Lake where they lost 10-4. Congrats to the boys — skip Brendan Ross, third Daiten Greenway, second Hayden Hodges, lead Jordan Funk, spare Tyson Congdon and coach James Kissick. 
The Swift Current Comp wrestling team took part in SHSAA regionals at Warman March 7. The wrestlers captured nine medals in total: Gold — Malisa Collier (44 kg); Gold — Zac Nickel (69 kg); Gold — Greg Rousseaux (73 kg); Silver — Remington Tschetter (53 kg); Silver — Jackson Goodfellow (90 kg) Bronze — Brock Doerksen (77 kg); Bronze — James Campbell (82 kg); Bronze — Austin Shopa (90 kg); Bronze — Bede Marchand (50 kg).
These wrestlers will now advance to provincials in Regina March 13-14. Good luck to the Comp wrestling team and coaches Allan Blanke and Daniel Marchand.
It was a busy week in basketball as the junior teams finished the season. Both the girls and boys final took place March 5. At Shaunavon, the visiting Waldeck Warriors came away with a 41-34 victory over the Silhouettes to capture the girls’ title. On the boys’ side, the visiting Shaunavon Shadows upset the Grade 9 Colts 41-40 to win the title. 
The senior finals are now set. In semi-final action March 3, it was Gull Lake over Maple Creek 48-33. The Lady Lions’ top scorers were Mikayla Hassard with 23 points and Karin Roen with seven. Maple Creek were led by Sydney Taplin with 10 and Jordyn Bock with eight. The other game saw Shaunavon Silhouettes beat Swift Current Jr. Ardens 72-31. The Silhouettes top scorer was Cassie Nicolson with 19 followed by Cassie Hansvall who had 18 points.  Melina Klein had 10 for the Jr. Ardens.  The final on March 10 will now feature Gull Lake at Shaunavon.
On the boys’ side, it was Herbert Laurels with the 75-51 win over the visiting Swift Current Jr Colts. Kurt Roberston and Frank Meyers both had 14 points for the Laurels. The Jr Colts were led by Michael Sisa with 10 and Calton Neudorf with nine. The other semi saw the Shaunavon Shadows defeat Maple Creek 75-40. Nixen Voll had 26 points for the Shadows and Travis Kirkpatrick contributed 18. Justice Smith had 17 and Dustin Wahobin added 12 for the Rebels. The final on March 9 will have Shaunavon travelling to Herbert.
The senior basketball teams will also start the SHSAA playoffs with conference play starting March 13-14.
Three locations host:
• 1A girls at Frontier — teams include Frontier, Herbert, Bengough and Rockglen. Games on Saturday at 10 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Two teams will advance.
• 3A girls at Maple Creek — teams include Maple Creek, Regina Christian, Assiniboia, Caronport and Kindersley. Games start Friday at 4 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. There will be two games on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Four teams will advance.
• 5A girls at Swift Current — teams include Swift Current Ardens, PA St. Mary’s and PA Carlton. Games will be at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday. All three teams will advance.
The rest of our teams are on the road: 1A boys — Herbert will play at Rockglen; 3A boys — Shaunavon and Maple Creek will be at Assiniboia; 5A boys — Swift Current Colts will be at Prince Albert. 
See a complete listing of all of the wrestling and badminton matches and who won, on the website at http://www.prairiepost.com/sports/sw-sask.html.

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