CYCLIST Leah Kirchmann of Winnipeg won the silver medal last Sunday in the women's road race at the 2012 UCI Pan-American Championships at Mar Del Plata, Argentina.
Kirchmann crossed the finish line in second place of a bunch sprint behind Cuban rider Yumari Gonzalez. It was a 12-lap, 90-kilometre race on a 7.5-kilometre circuit.
"I'm really excited that I won a silver for Canada. It's one of my greatest achievements and it was one of my targeted races this season," Kirchmann, the 2011 Canadian criterium champion, said in a statement to the Canadian Cycling Association. "The team worked really well together."
Tigers roar to high-school crown
THE Neepawa Tigers won the provincial AA High School Boys Hockey Championship title at Rivers last Saturday.
Neepawa defeated the Carberry Glenboro Baldur Wildcats 5-1 in the gold-medal game.
The Morris Mavericks, who won the 2011 championship, won the bronze defeating the Notre Dame/Sommerset/Westmount Mustangs 11-4.
The tournament MVP was Tristan Keck of Morris. The all-star team included goaltender Carson Keck and defenceman Jamie Vanderlinde of Morris, defenceman Tyler Fenning-Cox of Neepawa, forward Colt Conrad of NDSW and forward Connor Vrooman of Carberry.
Here are your final four
THE final four teams for the Manitoba Milk AAAA High School Basketball Championships were decided last weekend in quarter-final games. The boys' teams will be the Garden City Fighting Gophers, the Kelvin Clippers, the John Taylor Pipers and the St. Paul's Crusaders. The girls' teams will be the Westwood Warriors, the Glenlawn Lions, the Fort Richmond Centurions and the Oak Park Raiders.
The seedings will be announced at a press conference on Tuesday.
Transplanted Manitobans chip in
AT the CIS women's hockey championship, goaltender Erika Thunder of Buffalo Point, Man., and the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks placed fourth last Sunday after losing 4-0 to the McGill Martlets. Thunder made 22 saves in the game.
Winnipeg's Tess Houston and the Alberta Pandas placed fifth with a 1-0 win over the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers, which included Jessica Rosenbaum of Winnipeg.
Hoop dreams for Winnipeg teen
EMILY Potter of Winnipeg is among 45 female basketball players born between 1994-1997 who have been invited to Canada Basketball's national age-group assessment camp at the University of Toronto from March 23-25.
The camp will assist in determining the pool of athletes from which two national teams will be chosen for the FIBA U17 Championship for Women in the Netherlands Aug. 17-28 and the FIBA Americas U18 World Championship for Women in Puerto Rico Aug. 15-19.