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Wednesday, 14 October 2015 14:56

Cross-country runners earn hardware at districts

Written by  Deb Reamer, Chinook Athletic CoordinatorDeb Reamer, Chinook Athletic Coordinator
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SWAC district cross country championships were held in Gull Lake on October 7.  In the pee wee (grades 4,5,6) and bantam (grades 7,8) categories the top 3 were as follows - back row (L to R): Bantam boys 3rd Jared Verhelst (Ecole Centennial), 2nd Mason Duquette (Val Marie), 1st Joel Reimer (Wymark), Bantam girls 1st Kayla Keith (Ponteix), 2nd Sara Kendall (Ponteix), 3rd Kayla Walters (Ponteix).  Front row (L to R): Pee wee boys 3rd Ashton Collier (Ecole Centennial), 2nd Evan Kobley (Gull Lake), 1st Ethan Hopfner (Ecole Centennial), Pee wee girls 1st Hillary Lacelle (Wymark), 2nd Sara Beierbach (Consul), 3rd Brette Tully (Consul).     SWAC district cross country championships were held in Gull Lake on October 7.  In the pee wee (grades 4,5,6) and bantam (grades 7,8) categories the top 3 were as follows - back row (L to R): Bantam boys 3rd Jared Verhelst (Ecole Centennial), 2nd Mason Duquette (Val Marie), 1st Joel Reimer (Wymark), Bantam girls 1st Kayla Keith (Ponteix), 2nd Sara Kendall (Ponteix), 3rd Kayla Walters (Ponteix).  Front row (L to R): Pee wee boys 3rd Ashton Collier (Ecole Centennial), 2nd Evan Kobley (Gull Lake), 1st Ethan Hopfner (Ecole Centennial), Pee wee girls 1st Hillary Lacelle (Wymark), 2nd Sara Beierbach (Consul), 3rd Brette Tully (Consul).   

Gull Lake hosted the annual SWAC district cross country championship Oct. 7 at the golf course.


The runners had great conditions as there was a sunny sky with warm temperatures. There were 132 runners from various schools participating.
The Top 3 in each category were as follows:
• Pee Wee girls (grades 4,5,6) 2 km: 1st — Hillary Lacelle, Wymark; 2nd — Sara Beierbach, Consul; 3rd — Brette Tully, Consul.
• Pee Wee boys (grades 4,5,6) 2 km: 1st — Ethan Hopfner, Ecole Centennial; 2nd — Evan Kobley, Gull Lake; 3rd — Ashton Collier, Ecole Centennial.
• Bantam girls (grades 7,8) 2 km: 1st — Kayla Keith, Ponteix; 2nd — Sara Kendall, Ponteix; 3rd — Kayla Walters, Ponteix.
• Bantam boys (grades 7,8) 2 km: 1st — Joel Reimer, Wymark; 2nd — Mason Duquette, Val Marie; 3rd — Jared Verhelst, Ecole Centennial.
• Midget girls (under 15) 3 km: 1st — Taylor Lind, Shaunavon; 2nd — Jenna O’Neill, Ponteix; 3rd — Ashley Keith, Ponteix.
• Midget boys (under 15) 4 km: 1st — Theo Lautsch, Swift Current Comp; 2nd — Beau Larson, Val Marie; 3rd — Leighton Dyck, Wymark.
• Junior girls (under 16) 4 km: 1st — Alex Gray, Swift Current Comp.
• Junior boys (under 16) 5 km: 1st — Quentin Bucheler, Gull Lake; 2nd — Shayde Lee, Ponteix; 3rd — Zac Mouland, Vanguard.
• Senior girls (over 16) 4 km: 1st — Karley Patenaude, Swift Current Comp; 2nd — Tianna Holizki, Gull Lake; 3rd — Brooklyn Carter, Swift Current Comp.
• Senior boys (over 16) 6 km: 1st — Tasker Wanlin, Eastend; 2nd — Dylan Larson, Val Marie; 3rd — Dakota Friesen, Shaunavon.
Runners in midget, junior and senior categories are eligible to advance to the SHSAA cross country championships.
The southwest will have 16 runners competing at Saskatoon Oct. 17. Good luck runners. A big thank you to Gull Lake School and staff for hosting. Special thanks to commissioners Adele Kirwan, Anesia Boutin and Kim Temoshawsky.
Senior volleyball
The senior volleyball leagues are well underway. After four weeks in the girls’ schedule,  first place is Shaunavon, second is Frontier and third is Cabri/ Hazlet. On the boys’ side, Vanguard is first, Frontier second and Shaunavon third. 
Soccer
The Swift Current Ardens soccer team finished in first place in the Moose Jaw soccer league wrapping up the regular season with a 4-0 win versus Moose Jaw Central. The Ardens get a bye into the semi finals which will take place Sept. 15.
Football
The Swift Current Colts won their second football game in a row as they visited Moose Jaw and defeated Vanier 20-6.  They finish the regular season with a record of 2-4 and will now advance to the league quarter finals Oct. 17.
• In nine-man league play, Shaunavon remains undefeated and in first place with a 5-0 record. The Shadows travelled to Fort Qu’Appelle on Oct. 7 and came away with a 50-0 win. Maple Creek Redmen improved their record to 2-3 with a road win over Indian Head 28-21 on Oct. 8. 
• In six-man league play, Gull Lake defeated Kerrobert at home Oct 8. The Lions have improved to 5-0 with the 59-46 comeback victory over the Rebels.
• Upcoming games: Oct. 16 — nine-man football Lumsden at Shaunavon; Oct. 17 — six-man football Gull Lake at Eatonia.

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