Sports Ramblings

 High school sport is winding down for another season. The Colts had three high school students compete in the provincial track and field finals last weekend. Jonathon Hofer ran the 100 and 200 metre sprints and Dayton Roy the 1500 metre race. Matthias Raes ran the 800 and 1500 metre races but had his best finish with a bronze medal in the high jump.

  The Deloraine/Hartney Colts baseball team finished a very successful season. They tied for first in the eight team south division with a 5-2 record. After defeating Boissevain in the zone nine finals they made the playoff round of provincials. In the league semi finals they were defeated in a 3-2 walk off loss to the eventual champion Hamiota team. Congratulations to Jesse Skelton, Grady Franklin, Trent Sambrook, and Brendin Hammond for being named to the south division all-star team.

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   Madison McGee finished her high school rodeo season. She had two first place finishes in team roping in Gilbert Plains June 1st and 2nd. The provincial finals were in Swan River last weekend. Madison finished in the top ten in all events. Her top standings were fourth of 22 in barrel racing and third in team roping.

   The Deloraine senior baseball team had only one game last week. They defeated the unbeaten Rivers Comets in a 4-3 walk off victory. Marc Edwards singled in pinch runner Grady Hobbs with two out in the seventh. Andrew Vercaigne, who singled in the 7th to start the rally had two hits. Eric Sorenson also had two hits and drew a two out walk in the seventh to put Hobbs in scoring position. Laughlin McKinnon reached base in all three at bats with a single and two walks. Jeff Edwards was vintage, pitching all seven innings. He gave up only five hits and one  earned run.

    Last week's trivia asked what high school left hander pitched for the  Royals before Josh Combs threw this season. The answer is Curtis Grieve. Curtis's son was the pitcher who defeated the Colts in the provincial round robin this year. This week asks "what sport does not allow offensive goaltending?"

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