Eventually, Mother Nature co-operated and we were able to play or reschedule basketball games. In the junior girl’s league consolation game, on Feb. 28, the Wymark girls defeated Shaunavon girls (77-61).
On Friday, March 1, the Junior Boys SWAC basketball league championship was played in Swift Current. The SCCHS Gr 9 Colts defeated the Shaunavon Shadows by a score of 58-37. The Colts went undefeated in SWAC junior basketball league play this year.
The championship games for the SWAC senior basketball league are set for Tuesday, March 5.
The senior boy’s league has the SC Jr Colts hosting the Shaunavon Shadows in the championship game. The senior girl’s final will be the Shaunavon Silhouettes hosting the SCCHS Jr Ardens. In the consolation games, Frontier boys host Gull Lake boys and the consolation game between Herbert girls and Maple Creek girls has been canceled.
The SWAC Junior Curling Championship took place in Swift Current this past weekend. Thank you to the Swift Current Curling club for being the host site of the event. The final of the junior boy’s competition had SCCHS gr 9 vs EcoleCentennial. The Swift Current boys came away with the SWAC title. Centennial was second; Burstall boys placed 3rd. Shaunavon Open team defeated Leader Open in the championship. Ecole Centennial placed 3rdin the open/mixed category. The girl’s championship came down to Fox Valley vs Ponteix. Fox Valley won that game and werenamed SWAC Champions. Maple Creek girls placed 3rd.
It was a busy weekend on March 1/2. Six senior SWAC curling teams represented the south west at SHSAA Regional curling in Regina. Both of ourmixed teams lost out in two games straight. Val Marie lost to Regina Riffel (4-9) and Moose Jaw Peacock (1-9). Maple Creek mixed lost to Rosetown (4-9) and Gravelbourg (2-8). The SCCHS boy’s teams were also narrowly eliminated from Regionals on Friday night. SC Lautsch defeated Westcliffe/Marengo (15-3), lost to Avonlea (5-7) and then lost to Regina LeBoldus(5-6). The SC Cornelson team beat Eston (8-5), and then had losses to Moose Jaw Central (4-5) and Regina Campbell (5-6). Maple Creek girls’ team dominated the competition and won the ‘A’ side and trip to the provincial championship. They opened with a win over LCBI (13-1), followed by wins over Regina Campbell (7-1) and Gull Lake (7-1). It was very impressive that their competition combined only scored 3 total points against the Maple Creek team the entire tournament. The Gull Lake girls won their first two games (10-2) over Kindersley and Vanier (6-5). They lost to Maple Creek and then dropped to the ‘B’ side for their chance to advance to provincials. They defeated Assiniboia (8-2) for the last provincial berth.
Congratulations, and good luck, go out to the Maple Creek and Gull Lake girls curling teams at the SHSAA Provincial tournament in Nipawin on March 8/9.
The SCCHS wrestling team competed at the SHSAA Regional Wrestling tournament in Weyburn this weekend. As a team, the Ardens/Colts were second in the 4A classification.
The top four finishers in each weight class advance to the Provincial Wrestling tournament in Regina on March 8/9. Gold medal finishes went to Sebastien Marcharnd, Aleah Nickel and Luke Neslon. A silver medal was won by Elijah Harden. There were four athletes who came home with bronze medals: Jordan Lamontagne, Noah Steinley, Dawson Abbott, and Kaitlyn Burns. George Unger and Dilan Vargas have also qualified for the SHSAA Provincial tournament. Good luck, wrestlers!!
In SHSAA senior basketball playoff news, all of our 1A-4A basketball teams will be competing in the SHSAA conference championships onMarch 8/9. Maple Creek and Gull Lake are both hosting a boy’s conference tournament. Draws and host sites will be posted on the SHSAA website.
This upcoming weekend is going to be busy with SHSAA provincial curling, wrestling and conference basketball. You can follow updates on the SHSAA site, or follow SWACSports on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.