Kaitlin Rempel and Meghan Montgomery, both of the Winnipeg Rowing Club, won gold medals on the weekend at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharines, Ont. Rempel won the senior women's single dash while Montgomery, who was rowing for the national adaptive team, captured gold in the mixed LTA coxed four.
Other WRC athletes to finish in the medals were Sheila Wilson and Vic Bartel. Wilson won a silver in the masters women's single and then teamed up with Bartel to take silver in the masters mixed double.
Ozana Nikolic will go from winning gold in women's beach volleyball at the Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops, B.C., to the volleyball court at the Duckworth Centre. Nikolic has agreed to play with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen beginning this September.
Manitoba's provincial bantam lacrosse team returned home Monday from Whitby, Ont., with the B-side gold medal from the Canadian Lacrosse Association national championship over the weekend. They beat Saskatchewan 6-3.
Manitoba's peewee team captured the B-side bronze medal while the midget squad lost in the B-side bronze final.
Three Manitoba softball teams won bronze medals in Western Canada Championship action last weekend. In Saskatoon, the under-16 River City Redmen finished third, while in Medicine Hat, Alta., the under-19 girls Pilot Butte Storm also took third.
In under-19 boys play at Medicine Hat, third place went to the Peguis Mets.
The basketball community lost one of its great ones Monday when Fred Ingaldson died at the Health Sciences Centre. He was 78. Ingaldson was a player on Canada's basketball teams at the 1960 Rome Olympics, the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 1968 Mexico Olympics as well as the 1967 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg.
The Bonivital Black Sox AAA midget baseball team successfully defended its provincial championship by defeating the Oildome Riggers in Reston by a score of 5-2. The Black Sox will now represent the province at the Canadian midget championships in Regina, Aug. 18-21.
Julia Zrinyi of Winnipeg set a Legion Canadian Youth Championships record in the under-18 women's 800 metres in a time of two minutes 8.73 seconds over the weekend at the CYC meet held in Ottawa.
The Manitoba Lacrosse high school provincial championship will be held Friday through Sunday at Buhler Recreation Park, 104 Regent Ave. E. Twelve teams will be participating in the event, with games beginning on Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. On Sunday, finals run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Winnipeg Rifles junior football club will open its Prairie Football Conference regular season Sunday when the Edmonton Huskies come to Canad Inns Stadium for a game beginning at noon.
The Western Canadian Baseball Junior AAA championship tournament will be held Friday to Sunday at Chalmers Community Centre.
The Smitty's Terminators fast pitch organization will host the national under-16 (bantam) and under-19 (midget) fast pitch championship tournaments beginning Sunday until Aug. 21 at the John Blumberg Softball Complex.
For complete schedules, go to http://www.softball.ca/championships/U16Girls/ or http://www.softball.ca/championships/U19Womens