Three curling teams represented the southwest at SHSAA Provincial Curling Championships over the weekend.

The mixed team from Maple Creek, with Louise Parsonage, Jayden Skrumeda Sawby, Kellee Parsonage, Morgan Udal, and coach Holly Jamieson, finished round-robin at their event in Hanley with a 1-2 record but claimed second place in their group after defeating Yorkton Sacred Heart 6-2 in the tie-breaking game. They fell 9-4 to Lampman in the semi-final before picking up a 7-4 win over Moose Jaw Peacock in the third-place game to capture a bronze medal.

The girls' team from Fox Valley (Brooklyn Schell, Kierra Herter, Haley Anton, Gracie Ross and coach Kalin Deis), also competed in Hanley where they went 2-1 in round-robin play to finish second in their pool. They fell 8-2 to North Battleford in the semi-final and fell 10-2 to Watson in the bronze medal game to finish fourth.

The boys' provincial tournament took place in Rosthern where Ethan Robinson, Riley Starkey, Troy Oakman, Sean Friesen, Shane Cornelson, and coach Ron Bailey from SCCHS placed first in their pool with a 2-1 record. Swift Current then lost to Outlook 6-5 in the semi-final and 6-5 to Yorkton Regional to finish fourth.

Road to HOOPLA begins for senior basketball teams

The Maple Creek senior girls basketball team earned a spot in regionals after finishing second in the 3A girls conference tournament at Caronport on the weekend, the Shaunavon Shadows defeated Maple Creek and Assiniboia en route to winning the 3A boys conference title in Maple Creek, and the Herbert Laurels hosted the 2A boys conference championship and finished second to also advance to regionals. The SCCHS Colts fell to Greenall in a 5A boys regional play-in game in Balgonie last week and their season came to an end.

The Comp High School Ardens (5A Girls) and Vanguard (1A Boys) will also compete at regionals next weekend. The HOOPLA provincial basketball championships will take place in Prince Albert from March 23 to 25.