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Jayden McKoy (in red) was named the most outstanding offensive player of the Senior Bowl.

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The Manitoba Gryphons lacrosse squad won a pair of games over the weekend to improve to 3-2 on the young season.

The Gryphons hosted the Saskatchewan SWAT on Saturday and Sunday, winning the first game 13-10 and taking the second game 12-11 in overtime.

The Gryphons were shorthanded when Jeff Chenier scored the OT winner, assisted by Justin Godson.

The Gryphons, who will be hosting the Founders’ Cup national championship tournament in August, host the Calgary Junior Mounties for three games next weekend.

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The 33rd season of the Winnipeg Women’s Slo-Pitch League is underway, but players are still welcome to sign up.

The league, which includes a few players who have been playing for more than 30 years, threw its first pitch of the spring on May 23 at Little Mountain Sports Complex.

Two new teams, the Bad Apples and the Maroons, joined the fun this season to bring the total to 11 clubs.

If you’re interested in playing every Thursday night, in either the competitive or recreational division, visit wwspl.webs.com/join-the-league for more information.

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Team Nick Laping cruised to a 22-4 win over Team John Puchniak at the 14th annual Winnipeg High School Football League Senior Bowl on Saturday.

Miles Macdonell quarterback Jayden McKoy was named the game’s most outstanding offensive player, while Garden City linebacker Justin Mahoney was the top defensive performer.

Trysten Dyce of St. Paul’s and Taylor Maloney of Crocus Plains, a pair of receivers, were named the offensive MVPs of their teams, while defensive lineman Collins Ngeywa of Grant Park and linebacker Josh Glenn of Miles Mac were the team defensive MVPs.

Team Laping opened up their lead in the third quarter after taking a 7-2 lead into halftime. Two fumbles led to a Michael Ritchott touchdown and a Tanner Pescitelli field goal in the third quarter to make it 17-2.

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The St. Johns Lawn Bowling Club is hosting its sixth annual Presidents’ Day Tournament on June 1, but because of some problems with the club’s own green the event will be held at the Dakota Lawn Bowling Centre.

Games will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will feature many national champions.

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