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24 - PRAIRIE POST - Friday, September 9, 2011


Sports underway for the new year


SUBMITTED BY DEB REAMER, CHINOOK ATHLETIC CO-ORDINATOR


played.


Our first football games of the year have been In 12-man action, the visiting Estevan Elecs


defeated Swift Current Colts 25-7. In nine-man action, both Shaunavon and


Maple Creek were successful on home fields. Shaunavon defeated Assiniboia 16-6 while Maple Creek were victorious over Indian Head 28-21.


Upcoming games for the next couple of weeks: • Sept. 9 — Shaunavon at Maple Creek; Gull


Lake at Elrose (exhibition). • Sept 10 — Swift Current at Moose Jaw


Peacock. • Sept 15 — Shaunavon at Indian Head • Sept 16 — Gull Lake at Loreburn/Kenaston; Moose Jaw Central at Swift Current Colts; Maple Creek at Lumsden. The Swift Current Ardens will play their first league games in the Moose Jaw Girls’ soccer league on Sept 10. The Ardens will play Weyburn at 10:30 a.m. followed by Estevan at 2:45 p.m.


Our district sand golf championships will occur on Sept. 12 at Hodgeville. Thanks to Mike Francis for acting as commissioner. The top three boys and girls as well as the winning team will then advance to provincials in Bengough Sept. 23-24. Meanwhile the district grass golf


championships will occur on Sept. 13 at Ponteix. Thanks to JoAnne Sadden for acting as commissioner. The top three boys and girls as well as the winning boys and girls teams will advance to provincials in Kenosee on Sept. 23-24. Readers can check out the 2011-12 SWAC calendar online at www.chinooksd.ca. Look under “Parents and Students” and press the SWAC tab.


Chinook Golf Course Ladies’ club championship results


CONTRIBUTED


The Chinook Golf women’s Club Championship took place recently. Here are the results: • Champion — Sandra Dyck, 86; • Runner up — Lynn wagner, 91; 1st Flight: • Winner — Wilma Friesen, 93; • 2nd — Michelle Wiebe, 98; 2nd flight: • Winner — Bonnie Shaw, 108; • 2nd — Glenys Weedon, 110; 3rd Flight: • Winner — Brenda Beuckert, 105; • 2nd — Kimbi Wiebe, 109.


Kelly Wiebe has done well for the University of Regina track team.


Photo by Rob


Weitzel Graphic Productions


Sports Running man BY BRAD BROWN — ppost@prairiepost.com


Kelly Wiebe is used to going a long way very quickly. So maybe it’s no surprise to hear the Swift Current distance runner sound so sincere when he says he’s not dwelling on the disappointment he experienced last month at the 2011 World University Games in China. Wiebe, a fifth-year member of the University of Regina Cougars cross- country and track and field teams, was scheduled to line up for Canada in the 5,000-metre run at worlds when he felt a “tweak” in his leg a week before the race.


KELLY WIEBE


“I didn’t think it was anything serious so I kept training,”Wiebe said last week from a U of R training camp in Moose Jaw. “Then I was working out three days before my race. I was wearing spikes on the track, going hard, and tore my calf muscle. There was no possible way I could run .... I couldn’t even walk. It was a huge


bummer. I was really disappointed at the time. “But,” he added with half a laugh, “that’s


life.” Life, likewise, sometimes shuts a door only to open another window. Or four. In Wiebe’s case, he still has world track and field


and cross-country championships to strive for in 2013. In the nearer-term, he also has the 2011 Canadian


Interuniversity Sport cross-country and 2012 CIS track and field seasons to distract him. Even though he’s established himself as a world-level


athlete, the national events are more than mere tune-ups. On the cross-country circuit,Wiebe has won back-to-


back bronze medals at the CIS national championship. He’s also the three-time defending Canada West conference track and field gold medalist in the 3,000- metre run, but has yet to make the podium at nationals. Hungry? You bet. The calf injury? Not a problem. There’s a lot of time to


recover. Nationals go Nov. 12 in Quebec. “There’s no reason why I shouldn’t be able to go for the win in any of my events,” said Wiebe. “Right now, it’s the cross-country season and my main goal is to go to the CIS championships, hopefully take home the gold medal, and then go off to senior national championships in Vancouver.” Paradoxically, for such individual events, cross-country or track gold would be much more than a solo accomplishment. “Kelly’s really earned his position as a leader by how


hard he’s worked and the effort he’s put in,” explained Cougars head coach Bruce McCannell. “He’s definitely one of those guys that leads by example. He’ll be verbal if he needs to be but most of time he takes care of showing what to do by example. “We’re a pretty young team this year and it’s usually important to have a guy like that they can look up to and see how they’re supposed to eat, how they’re supposed to run, to train, and to prepare for the next big meet.”


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