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High school stars of week

Tyler Linklater of the Springfield Sabres boys' basketball is the Home Run Sports Urban High School athlete of the week and Cassie Wiebe of the Carman Cougars basketball team is this week's Tri-Star Rural High School athlete of the week.

Linklater, a 6-1 guard, averaged 17 points and six blocks per game in his team's last five games.

A 5-8 point guard, Wiebe has averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds, 9 steals, and 8 assists per game this season. She was MVP of the Carman tournament, which the Cougars won, and has helped her team to an undefeated league season so far and 17-2 record overall.

Bisons shine at nationals

University of Manitoba swimmer Kimberley Moors was the top Bison at nationals last week and has been named the Smitty's Bisons female athlete of the week.

Moors, a third-year athlete who returned to the U of M this season after a seven-year hiatus, had her best result in the 50-metre butterfly when she was second in the B final and finished 10th overall in the 50m butterfly event.

Sprinter Wilfred Samking is the Smitty's Bisons male athlete of the week as the third-year sprinter earned bronze medals in the men's 60m hurdles, the 60m race and was part of the bronze-medallist men's 4x200m relay team at last weekend's 2013 Canada West Track and Field Championships in Regina.

Leading Caps on Central Plains

Tamara McVannel, a defenceman with the Central

Plains Capitals, is the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League's Selkirk Keystone Source for Sports-Reebok player of the week.

In her second season with the Capitals but first as a midget-age player, McVannel recorded a goal and three assists for four points while being plus-7 during two playoff wins last week over the Eastman Selects. Central leads Eastman 2-0 in the best-of-five series.

Pacing first-place Kings

Guillaume Naud, 20, of the Dauphin Kings has been named the Recycle Everywhere-Manitoba Junior Hockey League player of the week.

Naud, recently voted MVP of the MJHL, scored eight points (two goals, six assists) in four games last week for the Kings, first place in the Sher-Wood Division.

-- Ashley Prest

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 27, 2013 D4

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