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Gelico Gymnastics of Swift Current attended the “CanAm Personal Best” Competition April 17-18, with results as follows: • GymCat Beginner (age 8-9) — Silver: Danika Messer and Miah Hannen.

• GymCat Beginner (age 10+) — Gold: Shaylynn Nickel; Silver:

Taylor Coulter and Kalli Moberg; Bronze: Ashlynn Lord. • GymCat Advanced (age 9-10) — Gold: Brodie-Lynn Finlayson; Silver: Kylie Carefoot and Krista Therrien. • Prov 1 Tyro — Karrie Therrien 7th All-Around (score 44.169) • Provincial 1 Open — Carissa Karmazinuk 3rd All- Around (score 44.901) with a Silver medal on Vault and a Bronze medal on Uneven Bars; Danielle Normandin 7th All-Around (score 44.301); Ashley Toews 8th All-Around (score 43.035) with a Gold medal on Balance Beam. Fifteen gymnasts from the Gelico Club attended the Gymnastics Adventure Prairie Invitational in Regina March 27 and 28 with results as follows: • GymCat Beginner — Gold: Ashlynn Lord; Silver:

Taylor Coulter, Kalli Moberg, Sabrina Waker, Shaylynn Nickel, Deserae Unger and Danika Messer; Bronze: Miah Hannen and Abigail Petkau. • GymCat Advanced — Gold: Kylie Carefoot and Brodie-Lynn Finlayson; Silver: Cassidy Kennedy; Bronze: Kendra Sundquist. • Provincial 1 Open — Jordan Lachowizter placed third all-around (score 41.985) medalling three times (Silver on Vault and Balance Beam; Bronze on Floor Exercise). Carissa Karmazinuk placed first all- around (score 46.051)

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Gelico gymnasts flip for medals

bringing home a medal in each apparatus (Gold in the Vault and Balance Beam; Silver on Uneven Bars; Gold on Floor Exercise). Nine Gelico Gymnasts attended the “Marian 2010 Invitational” Feb. 27-28, with results as follows: • GymCat Beginner (age 8) — Bronze: Miah Hannen; • GymCat Beginner (age 10-11) — Silver: Sabrina Waker and Shaylynn Nickel; Bronze: Deserae Unger; • GymCat Advanced (age 10) — Silver: Kylie Carefoot and

Brodie-Lynn Finlayson; Bronze: Kendra Sundquist; • Provincial 1 (Open) — Carissa Karmazinuk 5th all-around (score 44.60), Jordan Lachowitzer 6th all-around (score 43.850).

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Danielle Normandin competes on the balance beam.

Take a swipe at SWAC playoffs

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The Swift Current Comprehensive High School will host the SWAC District Badminton Playoffs on Saturday, April 24. The tournament begins at 10 a.m. on

Saturday. The tournament will be a round robin play with the top two teams in each category advancing to Regionals in Swift Current on Saturday May 1. Swift Current Comprehensive High School Badminton Team 2010 (including name and their grade): Brody Gader-12; Kenny Koch-12; Ty Onerheim-11; Janae Paul-10; Trisha Chua-9; Meghan Chisholm-9; Tianna Kissick-9; Jayden Reimer-9; Boys’ Singles: Kenny Koch; Girls’ Singles: Tianna Kissick; Girls’ Doubles: Trisha Chua / Jayden Reimer; Meghan Chisholm / Janae Paul and Mixed Doubles: Brody Gader/Ty Onerheim.

From left, Carissa Karmazinuk was first all-around), Briana Fifield is the coach and Jordan Lachowitzer was third all-around at a March competition in Regina.

SC Comp gets track and field season in the starting blocks

BY RYAN DAHLMAN

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The starter's pistol is going off April 24 for another high-school season of track and field as the Swift Current Comprehensive High School will host the Ardens and Colts Invitational Track and Field Meet. The meet starts at 10 a.m. (Please see attached schedule on the

story on www.prairiepost.com)

Rosalie Flynn, co-athletic director of the school and one of the three track coaches, is excited about the event. “It’s the first meet for all the teams coming,” explained Flynn who added they have another ‘mini-meet’ coming up next week already in Moose Jaw. “There hasn’t been much practice time.” Teams who will participate include Gull Lake, Moose Jaw Peacock, Moose Jaw Vanier, Lloydminster Comprehensive and Weyburn Comprehensive. They run a full slate of events, except for pole vault. With this event, athletes are trying to earn their way onto to the team which will go to provincials May 18. The top two athletes in each particular event will go to provincials.

Swift Current has enjoyed a lot of success in the past due in large part to the coaches.

The coaches expect dedication to the team. All students must attend at least three of four per week practices to stay with the team. Currently, there are 36 students on the team which is comparable to other seasons. “We’re not running a drop-in,” states Flynn, who added those on the team are definitely dedicated. The other aspect is that Flynn and the other coaches, Gord Husband and Stephen Hurst, have all been successful in track and field in the past. Hurst enjoyed some provincial success in track and field as well. Both Flynn and Husband have their impressive Level III coaching certificates. Flynn enjoyed success in track and field from elementary school all the way through and including university. While the season is starting, Flynn said the team is in need of some volunteer help.

She added the team is looking for more help with coaches and even track officials. Anyone who has prior experience in track and field events and can help out, is needed to help keep it going.

S.C. Comp’s Colt/Arden of the Week

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Arden and Colt of the Week are the grade nine mixed doubles team of Rebecca Krahn and Ian Hayes.

Krahn is a dedicated player who works

hard to be successful. She has a quick racquet at the net, and she serves very well. Hayes is a dedicated student athlete who has worked very hard to perfect his smash and his cross court shots. He too is an excellent server.

They both have improved considerably

REBECCA KRAHN

with service reception. Our mixed doubles team performed very well at senior tournaments considering that without a doubt they are always the youngest team in the mixed doubles competition and the mixed doubles competition is always strong. This past weekend Hayes and Krahn competed in the Rolling Hills senior badminton sectional playoffs. They had a very tough first match, but

managed to score 14 and 18 points against the Herbert team who placed second in the playoff.

They defeated the Vanguard team in the

round robin to place third in their pool. Ian and Rebecca now move on to play in the junior sub sectional playoffs in Gull Lake. They are a pleasure to coach and their coaches anticipate a strong showing at the upcoming competitions.

IAN HAYES

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