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-- The Mennonite Brethren Hawks and Neelin Spartans of Brandon are the boys and girls Subway Junior Varsity Urban provincial volleyball champions.

The Hawks, led by tournament MVP Josh Olfert, knocked off rivals Miles Macdonell Buckeyes 25-19, 25-20 in the boys final Saturday night. Girls' MVP Amy Gorden led the Spartans to victory over the Selkirk Royals 25-6, 22-25, 15-10.

Players selected to the boys' all-star team were: Matt Fehr, Steinbach; Nolan Parrington, Dakota; Adam Schriemer, Mennonite Brethren; Jordon Fidler, Mennonite Brethren; Mike McMurray and David Bommersbach.

The girls' all star team is: Laura McManes, Glenlawn; Elise Edginton, Miles MacDonell; Cadee Fielding, Selkirk; Brylin Hacking, Selkirk; Paige Thomson, Neelin; Alison Quiring, Neelin.

Steinbach Sabres took the bronze medal in the boys division by beating Dakota Lancers 19-25, 25-18, 15-11. Glenlawn Lions took the girls bronze medal. They beat Miles Macdonell 25-23, 25-23.

-- The University of Winnipeg Wesmen swept a pair of Canada West women's volleyball games from the Saskatchewan Huskies at the Duckworth Centre.

On Saturday, they won 3-1 (27-25, 28-26, 24-26, 25-17) and Friday's score was 3-1 (25-13, 25-20, 18-25, 25-20).

Fourth-year middle Lauren Sears led the Wesmen with 18 kills and two service aces. Sonia Rossy added 16 kills and 30 digs. Carleen Kruschel, chipped in 15 kills and 22 digs.

On Friday, Sears led with 12 kills. Rossy and Kruschel each added 11 kills.

-- University of Winnipeg Wesmen snapped a six-match losing steak Saturday by beating the Saskatchewan Huskies 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-15) in a Canada West men's volleyball game at the Duckworth Centre. On Friday, they lost to the Huskies 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 29-27, 25-21). Winnipeg is 1-6.

Marc Ross led the Wesmen finishing with 13 kills and two service aces. Ty Loewen and Tom Douglas-Powell added seven kills each and Nathaniel Therrien recorded 11 defensive digs.

In Friday's game, Loewen had 17 kills and Douglas-Powell finished with 16.

-- The hot shooting Saskatchewan Huskies defeated the Wesmen 90-62 in the second game of a Canada West women's basketball weekend to sweep the series, Saturday night in Saskatoon. On Friday, the Wesmen had their five-game undefeated streak snapped, losing 74-54.

Fifth-year guard Catie Gooch scored 23 points for Winnipeg Saturday, while Stephanie Kleysen added 10.

On Friday, Gooch had 11 points, followed by Amy Ogidan with eight.

-- This past weekend was a nightmare the Wesmen men's basketball team will want to forget. On Saturday in Saskatoon, the Huskies hammered the Wesmen in a Canada West encounter 115-63. Friday's game wasn't much better as the Huskies won again, 99-48.

-- The University of Manitoba Bisons swept a pair of Canada West men's volleyball games over the weekend at the Investors Group Athletic Centre, beating the UBC Thunderbirds Saturday 3-2 (23-25, 25-19, 25-21, 24-26, 15-10). On Friday, the Herd won 3-1 (16-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-23).

Manitoba, now 6-1 in the conference, got 20 kills from Chris Voth, 14 from Dane Pischke and 11 from Joe Brookes. On Friday, Voth led with 17 kills.

-- Back-to-back goals by Nellie Minshull helped the Bison women's hockey team to a 4-1 win over the UBC Thunderbirds Saturday at the Max Bell Centre, and extended the team's undefeated streak to eight.

On Friday, Tara Lacquette recorded her third shutout of the season as the Bisons won 4-0.

-- Manitoba's No. 1 ranking didn't mean a thing to the UBC Thunderbirds women's volleyball team this weekend as they swept a pair of Canada West games from the Bisons on their home court at the IGAC. Saturday's score was 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 21-25, 24-9). On Friday, No. 6 UBC won 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-20).

-- The UBC Thunderbirds earned their first weekend sweep of the Canada West men's hockey season with a 4-3 comeback overtime win over the Bisons in Vancouver Saturday.

On Friday the Bisons lost 3-2 in a shootout.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 22, 2010 C5

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