Speedy start on Team Manitoba

By Sheila Runions

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Erich Schmidt of Rivers began playing the sport of rugby only last year, at age 14. Because Rivers does not have its own team, the soon-to-be Grade 11 student at Rivers Collegiate travels to Forrest to play with Elton Collegiate. In his first season, not only did he join the Elton squad, but he also tried out, and was accepted, for the Westman Rush 7s team; Elton encompasses more athletes so the school team plays the 15-person sport. This year he was once again part of Elton Sabres and Westman Rush.

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Ahead of the pack

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Local athletes lead the way for Manitoba at Western Canada Track and Field Challenge.

 
By Eoin Devereux

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The very best track and field athletes from across the prairies recently converged on Winnipeg for the Western Canada Track and Field Challenge. Amongst those elite were five members of the Prairie Storm Athletics track club. Their weekend results included:

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1st round upset in Santa Clara playoffs

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By Eoin Devereux

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The seventh seeded Carberry Royals eliminated the Minnedosa Mavericks from the  Santa Clara Baseball League playoffs, on Monday, July 17, with a 7-0 win. Carberry knocked out the second ranked Mavericks with a 2-1 series victory.

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New signees for Neepawa Natives

Eoin Devereux
The Neepawa Press

Four more players have committed to the Neepawa Natives for the upcoming Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) season. The club has announced via press release the signings of forwards Brett Namaka and Jessie Gibbons, as well as defensemen Gabriel Comeau and Ben Hilhorst.

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Future looks bright for Neepawa Natives

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Photo by Eoin Devereux. 

A combination of returning players and young prospects participated in the Neepawa Natives annual summer development camp.

 

By Eoin Devereux

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There was a different attitude both on and off the ice for the Neepawa Natives during the club’s annual summer development camp. Fifty-three players, including both returning members of the roster and the team’s top prospects, participated in the event on Monday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 11, at the Canada Games Sportsplex in Brandon.

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