Wrestlers from the Swift Current Comprehensive High School and Gull Lake School competed at SHSAA provincial wrestling championships in Saskatoon on the weekend.

Clint Asuzu from SCCHS earned the best result of the southwest contingent with a bronze medal in the 50kg weight class, defeating Josue Martinez of Saskatoon Tommy Douglas in the third-place match. Reese Allin, Ryley Bennette and Carter Stad from the Comp all fell in their bronze medal matches to finish fourth. Dakota Hurl, Eric Shea and Calli Ebner from Swift Current finished fifth, and Gull Lake's Levynn Toney placed sixth.

Teams from Gull Lake and Eastend compete at curling provincials

The Gull Lake Lions hosted the SHSAA provincial boys curling championship over the weekend, where the home team of Tyler Lamarre, Zach Dysart, Lucas McMillan, Cohen Haithwaite, Trusten Kirwan, and coach Amy Dysart opened with a 7-6 win over Balgonie Greenall. The Lions then fell 7-3 to Humboldt and 7-5 to Spritwood in their last two round-robin games to end up in a three-way tie for the last playoff spot. Gull Lake dropped the tie-breaker to the eventual champions from Balgonie to see their season come to an end.

The Eastend Echoes mixed curling team (Bodie Duke, Makayla Bjornson, Willy Li, Lola Richardson, Slade Bjornson, coach Dana Duke) competed at provincials in Lampman over the weekend. After a 7-4 loss to the hosts, the team rebounded with a 9-7 win over Tisdale, but fell 5-4 in an extra end to Saskatoon Bethlehem in their final round-robin game to fall out of playoff contention. Lampman would go on to win the gold medal on home ice.

Road to HOOPLA begins

Senior basketball teams started their quest to qualify for the HOOPLA provincial high school basketball championships in Moose Jaw from March 21-23.

Maple Creek defeated Gravelbourg 65-51 to advance to the 3A boys conference final against Moose Jaw Cornerstone, where they would fall 83-38. Maple Creek qualified for regionals with their second-place finish. The Maple Creek girls team also qualified for 3A regionals, defeating Rosetown 67-66 in the semi-final before dropping a 96-43 decision to Assiniboia in the conference final to finish second.

The SCCHS Colts and Ardens and Herbert 1A girls teams have also qualified for regional tournaments. The Ardens' league final against Moose Jaw Vanier set for Monday has been cancelled due to STF job action scheduled for this week.