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Carter captures tennis three-peat

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Winnipegger Lee Carter became only the third Canadian to three-peat i nthe men's division  at the Canadian Wheelchair tennis championships Sunday at Niagara on the Lake, with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 victory over his doubles partner, Corey Blatchford of Saskatoon.

Carter joins Colin McKeage (2001-04) and Paul Johnson (1991-98) as the only men to claim three or more consecutive titles.

Centre stage

❚ Baseball Manitoba honoured its own Saturday night at its annual awards banquet held in Brandon.
Individual awards included: Pee Wee player of the year, Jayce Hawryluk, Roblin/Parkland AAA; Bantam player, Chris Shaw, Winnipeg South AAA; Midget player, Bret Heselwood, Brandon AA and AAA; Junior player, Evan Hardman, St. Boniface Legionaires; Senior AA, Darrick Jones, Baldur Regals; Senior AAA player, Sean Dryden, Brandon Cloverleafs; Grassroots coach of the year, Jeff Hlady, Dauphin; High-performance coach, Gerry Janz, Baldur Regals; Volunteer of the year, Scott Johnston, Brandon; Youth umpire of the year, Roddy McLeod, Portage la Prairie; Umpire Award of Merit, Bill Salyn, Brandon.
Grassroots Team of the Year, Charleswood Dodgers Mosquito AA; High Performance Team, St. James Midget AAA; Region of the Year, St. James Minor Baseball; Honour Society, Jack Kostiuk, Angusville and Mervyn Sharpe, Minnedosa.

❚ University of Manitoba Bisons swept a pair of Canada West basketball games from the Winnipeg Wesmen Saturday at the Investors Group Centre.
The women Bisons, led by Kayla Klassen with 19 points, Mubo Illelaboye with 15 and Kait Flett with 13, won 67-57, while the men beat the Wesmen 92-79. Nathan Dixon led Manitoba with 32 points while Eric Garcia had 17 and Kurtis Sansregret 13.
The Wesmen women got 13 points and 13 rebounds from Amy Ogidan. Randie Gibson had 12, and Jessica Stromberg 10.
Nick Lother led the Wesmen men with 22 points. Peter Lomuro had 18 and Ben Kingdon finished with 11.

❚ On Friday, the Bisons volleyball teams also defeated the Wesmen, but this time it was on Wesmen turf, the Duckworth Centre.
In the women’s game, Manitoba had to fight its way to a 3-0 (26-24, 29-27, 25-20) victory, while the Bison men won their game 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 25-15).
Sarah Morrissette led the Bison women with a match-high 15 kills. Ashley Voth had 11 and Kate Wasyliw added 10 kills. Voth and Morrissette also had 15 defensive digs. Tops for the Wesmen was Ariel Smith with 11 kills. Sonia Rossy and Lauren Sears each added nine.
Dane Pischke was the sparkplug for the Bison men with a match-high 19 kills. Steve Goertzen added 11, and Chris Voth finished with 10. Justin Duff led the Wesmen with 14 kills and Andrew Town had 12.

❚ Katrina Bruckschwaiger finished 15th overall at the CIS five-kilometre cross-country championships held Saturday in Kingston, Ont., to lead the University of Manitoba women to a seventh-place finish with 213 points. Guelph was first with 57, Toronto second with 144 and McMaster third with 147.
"I was pleased for the most part with the team and individual results," said Bisons coach Claude Berube. "I am pleased with the women’s team’s leap from 13th to seventh in one year."
Bruckschwaiger ran a time of 17 minutes 42.7 seconds. Melanie Gregoire had a time of 18:10.3 to finish 24th and Lacey Ginter rounded out Manitoba’s top three by finishing 41st in 18:38.6.
The men finished well down the list at 15th over the 10-km course with 361 points. Again, Guelph was first with 31, Windsor was second with 92 and St. Francis Xavier third with 170.
The Bisons top three men were: Colin Shepherd, 29th, 32:44.6; Chris Belof, 51st, 33:25.7; Adam Penner, 67th, 33:45.6.

❚ Dan and Cole Hunt each scored gold medals at the St. Boniface Judo Tournament over the weekend. Dan won in the senior men’s under 81-kilogram division, ahead of Julian Mitchell and Donald Hiebert. Cole won the men’s under-90 to over 100-kg. Matty Zebrasky took silver and Shayne Dahal was third.
In women’s senior competition, Manon Soward won the under-63 to under-70 advanced competition. Tanya Friesen was second and Makrenna Sterdan was third.
Josef Mamraev won the senior men’s under-73 advanced title ahead of Mark Bacosa and Pierre Soulard.

❚ A short-handed goal by Mike Hellyer in the third period was the game-winner as the No. 6-ranked Manitoba Bisons took a 3-2 Canada West hockey win over the Regina Cougars Friday in Regina.
The victory was the start of a two-game sweep, as the Bisons went on to win again Saturday, 4-1.
Kyle Howarth opened the scoring on Friday with his first goal of the season just before the nine-minute mark of the first period, then scored again midway through the second to round off the Herd’s scoring.
Steve Christie made 26 saves to secure the win.
The Bison women won Saturday, also in Regina, as Jordyn Hrehirchuk’s goal in the sixth round of a shootout gave the Herd a 3-2 win over the Cougars.
Hrehirchuk’s goal was the only successful effort of the shootout, as goalie Stacey Corfield stymied the Cougars on all six of their shootout attempts.
Also scoring for Manitoba were Amy Lee and Tammy Brade.
Both teams were scheduled to play again Sunday.

— Allan Besson


Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 16, 2009 C8

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