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District Golf Championships held in Eastend

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BY DEB REAMER, ATHLETIC COORDINATOR The SWAC district golf championships were held at Streambank Golf course on Sept 9.  It was a beautiful warm day as 15 golfers competed over eighteen holes.  Schools participating included Eastend, Fox Valley, Ponteix and Swift Current Comp.  Congratulations to the winning team from Swift Current Comp. Team members consisted of…

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Humphrey girls qualify for KCRA Rodeo Finals

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A couple of Eastend girls have qualified for the Kakeyow Cowboys Rodeo Association finals which will be held in Saskatoon from September 15-17. Bailee Humphrey, 16 qualified for the KCRA rodeo finals in the Junior Barrel Racing on her horse Alilstreakoffame (Mitch).   PHOTO BY SUSAN REX – THE BUCKIN PHOTOGRAPHER Juanita Humphrey 9 qualified…

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Football, cross country, golf, soccer and volleyball …

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High School Sports Season Is Underway! BY DEB REAMER, Athletic Coordinator With school beginning on Sept 5, the high school sports season is underway!  There will be 5 fall sports – football, cross country, golf, soccer and volleyball.  The first championship will take place on Saturday, Sept 9 when the SWAC district golf tournament takes…

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Slabik to represent Saskatchewan at Skate Canada Competition

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Gull Lake figure skater, Kiara Slabik, has earned an invitation to represent Saskatchewan at the Isabelle Henderson Competition in Paris, Ontario in September after her strong showing at the Wild Rose Competition in Leduc, Alberta earlier this month. Kiara will be leaving September 14 with team coaches (including local coach, Dorothy Gillis) and a select…

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Greyhounds and Badgers compete at provincial championship

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Hounds advance to playoff round; Badgers still in the hunt BY KATE WINQUIST The Provincial Senior Mens AA Tier 5 Baseball Championship is being held at Windthorst this weekend and features a couple of southwest teams. The Gull Lake Greyhounds and Shaunavon Badgers are competing with teams from Regina, Beechy, Kenaston, Redvers and Windthorst to…

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Western Canada Summer Games set for Swift Current in 2019

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Planning of the Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) is well under way with an expectation of more than 1,700 athletes and coaches representing 16 sports expected to compete from August 9-17, 2019. “The board of directors is up and running, meeting monthly and building their teams,” said Mark Benesh, board co-chair. “We are all pretty…

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Heponiemi selected 40th overall by the Florida Panthers

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Swift Current Broncos forward Aleksi Heponiemi was selected in the second round, 40th overall by the Florida Panthers at the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday. Heponiemi broke into the WHL as a rookie this past season and made an immediate impact with the Swift Current Broncos, recording 86 points (28g-58a) en route to…

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Win A Season Ticket For Life

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Broncos announce 17In17 Promotion as part of Season Ticket Drive The Swift Current Broncos announced last week that the 17 in 17 season ticket drive has launched with the goal of achieving 1,700 season ticket holders in time for the 2017/18 regular season. Season ticket holder numbers stand at 1,493, including a total of 137…

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Gordon honoured with SHSAA Award of Merit

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Submitted by Deb Reamer, Athletic Coordinator The SHSAA (Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association) held its AGM in Humboldt on June 21-23.  The delegation from the southwest included SHSAA president Val Gordon (Eastend), assistant director/LEADS rep Mark Benesh (Chinook SD), Chinook board rep Susan Mouland (Vanguard), officials rep Tyson Krause (Maple Creek), SWAC President Alisa Cooper…

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